Academic Opportunities

Emily McInerney '15 (CAHNR) takes air samples from wetland plots near the Kellogg Dairy Center on June 24, 2014
Emily McInerney ’15 (CAHNR) takes air samples from wetland plots near the Kellogg Dairy Center

Getting an undergraduate degree is not just about meeting the university’s graduation requirements. Seek out opportunities that enrich your undergraduate experience, complement your classroom learning, and prepare you for graduate school and/or career.

Education Abroad

  • Education Abroad offers more than 300 programs in 65 countries.
  • An Education Abroad fair with representatives from many programs is held each semester.

First Year Programs and Learning Communities

  • Learning Communities: Provide cohorts of students with opportunities to investigate areas of interest, either based on their major or an interdisciplinary topic, through guided courses and co-curricular activities
    • more than 15  residential communities to choose from including: Global House, Fine Arts, EcoHouse, Eurotech House, Humanities House and Nursing House
    • and 9 non-residential communities including Allied Health, History and Pre-Teaching
  • First Year Experience Courses: Courses that foster student success, development, transition, and leadership for first and second year students

Research Opportunities

  • Office of Undergraduate Research: Resources for undergraduates seeking to enrich and fund their undergraduate experiences through participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholar Programs

All programs require an application

  • Honors Program: By invitation for incoming student, or application as a rising sophomore or rising junior
    • Rowe Scholars Program: Provides opportunities (financial, academic, and experiential) to Honors students from backgrounds underrepresented in the health fields.
    • Holster Scholars Program:  Supports a small number of motivated Honors students who wish to complete independent study in the summer following their first year.
  • LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Supports historically underrepresented students in STEM disciplines.
  • McNair Scholars Program: Prepares talented first-generation/low-income and/or underrepresented students for doctoral studies in STEM disciplines
  • University Scholar Program: Selective program open to undergraduate students in all schools and colleges. Allows students to pursue an in-depth research or creative project and an individualized plan of study during their final three semesters