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Colleges / University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate20%
Acceptance Rate20%

UMich Ann Arbor Academics

UM–Ann Arbor offers over 280 degree programs, but it is particularly well-known for the following:

1) STEM fields: The University of Michigan has a strong reputation for its programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The university is home to a number of top-ranked departments in these fields, including computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

2) Business: The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is one of the top business schools in the world. Its MBA program is consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools. U-M offers a variety of tracks for undergrads interested in business, including a Bachelor's of Business Administration through Michigan Ross, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. 

3) Medicine: The University of Michigan Medical School is renowned for its research programs and its clinical care. The school is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States. For undergrads, U-M's College of Literature, Arts and Science (LSA) offers many pre-health courses and advising for students who want to go on to medical school or other careers in healthcare. 

4) Public policy: The Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is one of the top public policy schools in the United States. It is known for its research on issues related to public policy and its graduates go on to work in government, non-profits, and other areas related to public service. Ford School overs a BA in Public Policy for undergraduates. 

University of Michigan requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. UMich Ann Arbor accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UMich Ann Arbor has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 94% of students who start college at UMich Ann Arbor finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

UMich Ann Arbor offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: UMich Ann Arbor may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At UMich Ann Arbor?

UMich Ann Arbor does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math false
Science false
Computer No

Reminder: Check with UMich Ann Arbor directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UMich Ann Arbor

When choosing a major, UMich Ann Arbor students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UMich Ann Arbor.

Student Designed Majors

UMich Ann Arbor allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

UMich Ann Arbor does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at UMich Ann Arbor

UMich Ann Arbor offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About University of Michigan

Does UMich Ann Arbor Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ UMich Ann Arbor does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UMich Ann Arbor Offer Online Classes?

✅ UMich Ann Arbor has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UMich Ann Arbor Give AP Credit?

✅ UMich Ann Arbor offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UMich Ann Arbor Have An Honors Program?

✅ UMich Ann Arbor offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UMich Ann Arbor.

Does UMich Ann Arbor Require Internships?

❌ UMich Ann Arbor does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While UMich Ann Arbor does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About University of Michigan

University of Michigan Library

The main library on campus is the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and there are 12 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UMich Ann Arbor

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UMich Ann Arbor offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does UMich Ann Arbor have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UMich Ann Arbor has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UMich Ann Arbor include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force branch unit on campus

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