FAQs

What is the process for medical withdrawal?
You must first contact the College of Social Science Office of Student Affairs and Services. Withdrawal from the university due to medical or any other reason should begin by consulting the director of your student affairs office. In the College of Social Science, simply call (517) 355-6676 or stop by 201 Berkey Hall.

What majors are available in the College of Social Science?
The College of Social Science is home to all academic disciplines that focus on the social, behavioral and economic sciences. You will find everything here from Psychology and Economics to Criminal Justice, Political Science and Human Development and Family Studies.  For a complete list and description of majors, visit socialscience.msu.edu.

What types of study abroad and study away programs does the College of Social Science have?
The College of Social Science offers a wide range of opportunities to study internationally as well as through domestic programs in areas around the United States.  International and domestic internship opportunities are available to students within Study Abroad and Study Away Programs.   Faculty-Led and Co-Sponsored Study Abroad programs are held in numerous locations around the world.  Study Away Programs in Washington DC, Hawaii and New Orleans among other locations provide students a wide array of domestic options.  For opportunities in leadership and service the College of Social Science offers SSC 199 for students to engage in either on campus or through a Study Away Program.  Visit the college's Experiential Learning pages for details or call the Office of Study Abroad, Study Away, International & Domestic Internships at 517-432-4541.

Who do I call if I need to change my major?
For any questions about major changes, call the College of Social Science Office of Student Affairs and Services at (517) 355-6676 or stop by 201 Berkey Hall. The same is true if you need assistance with enrollment corrections, permission to enroll in more than 20 credits during a semester, to drop a course after the middle of the semester (called a Dean’s Drop), withdraw from the University, appeal an academic action such as recess or dismissal, have general questions or need other actions taken that require college-level approval. Visit socialscience.msu.edu for more information.

What scholarships can I apply to through the College of Social Science?
There are a number of scholarships offered by the College of Social Science for which current students majoring in a social science discipline may apply.  From the Andrew Undergraduate Fellowship which focuses on undergraduates researching with a faculty mentor to the Charles Hayden Kelly Scholarship which helps students who may have financial need but may not normally qualify for financial aid, the College of Social Science has several scholarships for students to consider.  Visit socialscience.msu.edu/scholarships for more information.