Undergraduate Majors at SVSU
Our students aren't lost in the audience of a giant lecture hall; they are standing center stage presenting research to Ph.D.'s and graduate students around the world- from Oxford university's Global Conference on business and economics to the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium. Faculty across the five colleges include you in their work and seek out experiences to help you grow.
What do you want to study?
Our Academic Colleges
ARTS & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Analyze the social ramifications of shows like “Orange Is the New Black,” or perform the plays of Shakespeare. Discover how to defend or enact public policies. Double major with a language or philosophy degree. Learn to map the world or to map the human mind. We’ll teach you to make connections between the great artists and thinkers of the past and your unique future.
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
When you major in business at SVSU, you enter a network of companies that offer thousands of different internships and field placements. 100% of our students engage in experiential learning, and our company partnerships let you choose to work with local startups or Fortune 500 companies. You can take your knowledge as a graduate anywhere in the world.
Not only is SVSU highly regarded for the academic rigor of our education degrees, we also offer specialized grants to students who desire to teach. Your passion to help the next generation could equal up to $4,000 of additional aid each year. In addition, 300 hours of field work mean you spend more time than most undergraduate degrees in a real classroom, practically preparing for your career.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Our licensure rates for first-time passing of required national examinations far exceed state and national averages in both the nursing and social work programs. SVSU takes an innovative and advanced approach to preparing all students with a focus in health care and community.
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Graduates in the STEM fields at SVSU have grown to be legendary. Each year we distinguish ourselves as some of the top student race car builders in the world, preferred hires for global companies like Dow Chemical and writers of articles published in top professional journals. We also boast one of only three working foundries in Michigan, giving our students access and experience with real clients while still in school.
Our alumni earn access to some of the most highly regarded medical, law and graduate programs in the nation -- from Harvard to Northwestern and U of M. SVSU professors and advisors work with you to tailor your studies to your specific postgraduate program needs, connecting you to exciting research and colleagues around the country.
PRE HEALTH: Chiropractic Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine
FIRST-YEAR STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
You are up for a challenge. In fact, you seek it. Consider the Honors Program, a mark that will distinguish you upon graduation. Honors Program students: receive priority registration, participate in honors courses, seminars, and social activities; and may reside in specially designated housing.
The world is a better place because you volunteer countless hours helping others. The Foundation Scholars Program blends SVSU's culture of high academic achievement and community engagement. Foundation Scholars: receive priority registration, receive $1,500 toward study abroad experience or service learning project; and may reside in specially designated housing.
CARDINAL BUSINESS EDGE
People have told you are a leader. You see your career path in business, accounting, or marketing. Cardinal Business Edge students: mentored by academic/business leaders with global experience, scholarship for faculty-led study abroad experience, and may reside in specially designated housing.
FIT INTO COLLEGE
Being physically fit and following a healthy lifestyle is a priority for you. Join others in "Fit into College" a free, two-semester program for your mind, body and spirit.
LIVING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Your name has been on the officer lists of student clubs and volunteer committees most of high school. You can continue to make a difference in the Living Leadership Program. Members of the LLP: participate in community service, attend a leadership conference, become active in an on-campus organization; and reside in specially designated housing.