V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional Studies
special degree programs are offered by the joint cooperation
of LS&A and some other college or school within the University.
Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive. Because
many of these programs require specific courses for admission,
it is important for students to identify program interests early
in their undergraduate careers, and often at the freshman level.
Although the basic requirements are summarized in this chapter,
students should consult academic advisors associated with the
LS&A students are interested in applying for admission to
a professional school either after two years of liberal arts
studies or after completing an LS&A degree. The second half
of this chapter describes several pre-professional courses of
study. Pre-professional advising is available at both the Academic
Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning and Placement.
Liberal Arts Study for Professional Undergraduate
schools, colleges, and programs (e.g., A. Alfred Taubman
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Administration,
Dental Hygiene, Education, and Pharmacy) within the University
admit only students who have completed two years of liberal arts
study. The following information is for students interested in
planning the freshman and sophomore years in LS&A and then
applying to one of the schools below.
paths are open to students who wish to obtain certification in
elementary school teaching (kindergarten through the eighth grade)
or secondary school teaching (grades seven through twelve).
can simultaneously satisfy degree requirements for an A.B., B.S.,
or B.G.S. degree and the requirements for a teaching certificate.
Some students complete teaching certificate requirements by enrolling
as special students in the School of Education after completing
an undergraduate degree. Alternatively, students can transfer
to the School of Education, usually at the beginning of the junior
year, and complete requirements for an Education degree with
a teaching certificate. Students interested in earning an elementary
school teaching certificate usually transfer to the School of
Education for both a bachelor's degree and certification in order
to avoid complexities in program planning and to take full advantage
of the variety of choices offered within elementary education.
students should study the Teacher Certification Program
in Chapter VI of this Bulletin
contact the School of Education Office of Student Services (1033
SEB) regarding current information and procedures for admission
to the Teacher Certification Program.
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