At MSU each undergraduate student's program of study includes courses in general education and also in a major, or more specialized education.
Integrative Studies is MSU's unique approach to general education, offering courses that integrate multiple ways of knowing into an enhanced appreciation of our humanity, creativity, knowledge, and responsibilities for ourselves and our world. Integrative Studies courses introduce students to college level work and important new ways of thinking.
Integrative Studies at Michigan State University currently includes the following departments:
Courses in the Integrative Studies Program help students to:
Students must complete at least eight (8) credits in each of the three broad knowledge areas:
IAH Requirement (8 Credits Total)
ISB/ISP Requirement (8 Credits Total)
ISS Requirement (8 Credits Total)
We live in a changing, increasingly interconnected world that is linked with multiple pasts. Economic, social, cultural, political, technological, and scientific changes are having immense impacts everywhere. Such changes pose tremendous challenges, yet we need not be ill equipped to meet them.
We need to acquaint ourselves with how others in other times have coped with change and are coping today. We need to learn about human diversity. We need to build our intellectual and communicative capacities. Finally, we should become aware of our values as well as the values of others so we can meet our responsibilities effectively as citizens and human beings. By learning powerful ideas, developing scientific reasoning and interpretative abilities, expanding historical and cultural perspectives, and strengthening our thinking and communications skills, we will equip ourselves to act more effectively and sensitively in the world. These are some of the tasks of Integrative Studies at Michigan State University.
Centers for Integrative Studies
in Arts and Humanities
200 Linton Hall
N100 North Kedzie Lab
302 Berkey Hall