Majors

Students mingle around Berkey Hall on the first day of fall semester classes.

Students mingle around Berkey Hall on the first day of fall semester classes.

Whatever your goals, chances are Michigan State University has a field of study that can help you achieve them. Offering more than 150 major programs for undergraduates, MSU’s students quickly discover the rich educational resources available to them in the university’s undergraduate degree-granting colleges.

View a list of majors and colleges

Students designate a major preference when submitting an application for admission. Students admitted to the university as a freshman or sophomore may designate “no preference.” All students who are undecided must officially declare a major by the end of sophomore year. The preprofessional options of predental, premedical, prenursing, preoptometry, and preveterinary are only available during the student’s freshman and sophomore year. Transfer students with 42 or more transferable credits may not select “no preference” or one of the preprofessional majors.

Freshmen interested in medical careers should explore the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Medical Scholars Program.

Formal admission to a preferred major is granted by the appropriate college when a student attains junior standing and fulfills the admission requirements of that college. Refer to the Academic Programs catalog for more information.

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