Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies at UM-Dearborn is intended for students who wish to customize their degree program to fit their own interests and aspirations.

Students create their own curriculum path, choosing three individual concentrations, or minors, instead of a traditional major. Students may further customize their degree by enrolling in internships or cooperative education. All students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours for the Integrative Studies major, which includes LIBS 450 Capstone. Integrative Studies leads to an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, depending on the concentrations selected.

Aside from giving students the opportunity to build an individualized program suited to their own personal and/or career goals, Integrative Studies can also provide an excellent foundation for graduate and professional education in many areas, including law, business, public administration, counseling, and social work.

More about Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies includes all the academic minors (which become concentrations for this major)—interdisciplinary as well as disciplinary—in CASL, plus the programs in the College of Business; College of Education, Health and Human Services (excluding teacher certification minors); and Computer and Information Science from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. An advisory committee of faculty and staff oversees the program. See an academic advisor in CASL Advising and Academic Success, 1039 CB, for additional information about this major.

  • Students transferring from a community college with an Associate Degree may transfer a maximum of 30 credit hours of general credit courses (GENL).
  • The Foreign Language requirement not needed for this major.
  • LIBS 450 Capstone is required.

Integrative Studies students must select three concentrations. Concentrations are divided into three groups:

  • 12 credit hours at the upper level required (plus prerequisites as needed) in each concentration chosen. You may choose one, two, or all three concentrations from Group I.

    Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,   Comparative Literature, Computer and Computational Math, Economics, English, Environmental Science, French Studies, Geology, German, Hispanic Studies, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

  • 12-18 credit hours required at the upper level (plus prerequisites as needed) in each concentration chosen. Most concentrations in Group II have specific courses required. You may choose one, two, or all three concentrations from Group II.

    African and African American Studies, Applied Art, Arab American Studies, Astronomy, Communications, Community Change Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Geography, Global Cultures, Journalism and Screen Studies, Law and Society, Leadership & Communication in Organizations, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Organizational Change in a Global Environment, Religious Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Social Science Research Methodology, Society and Technological Change, Urban and Regional Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies.

  • You may choose only one concentration from Group III. Each area requires a minimum of 15 credit hours at the upper level (plus prerequisites as needed). See a CASL academic advisor for details.

    Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, Health Policy Studies, Human Resources Management, Information Systems Security, Information Systems Management, Management, Marketing, Public Health, Social Work, Supply Chain Management.

    For more information, contact CASL Advising and Academic Success: room 1039 CB; casladvising@umich.edu or 313-593-5293.