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Residential colleges

A residential college is a college where students in similar majors or academic programs live together in designated residence halls. This makes for an exceptional educational setting with a vibrant and collaborative community.

The residential colleges at MSU provide the perfect blend of a small liberal arts college and a vibrant research university. In addition to comfortable living spaces, these halls house faculty offices, academic advisers, classrooms, labs, libraries and galleries. This gives students unparalleled access to campus resources. This immersive learning experience extends education far beyond the confines of the classroom.

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Degree-granting residential colleges

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

For students interested in literature, history, ethics, visual and performing arts, and languages and cultures of the world

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James Madison College

For students interested in the political, legal, social and economic issues affecting the world

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Lyman Briggs College

For students interested in natural sciences and mathematics, as well as the history, philosophy and sociology of science

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Living-learning communities

MSU is also home to several other living-learning communities based around shared academic interests. Unlike residential colleges, these communities are not part of degree-granting programs.
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