At Michigan State University, new undergraduate freshman and transfer students are required to attend the Academic Orientation Program (AOP). Graduate students should check with their major department for information on advising and enrollment procedures.

As a student intending to major in the social, behavioral, or economic sciences, you are joining a diverse group of students, faculty, and alumni who share interests in behavior, economics, the social and physical environment, and problems facing society in the 21st century.

More than 6,000 MSU undergraduate students study one of the 13 disciplines in the College of Social Science. The undergraduate majors available within the disciplines encompass both theoretical and applied dimensions of the social, behavioral, and economic sciences and are intended to prepare students for life in the rapidly changing world.

During the Academic Orientation Program (AOP), students have an opportunity to learn about Michigan State University, the College of Social Science, and degree requirements. Each student will have an individualized appointment with a College academic advisor to make course selections for Fall and Spring semesters. Students who participated in advance enrollment will be able to discuss those selections during the advising meeting.


Resources for AOP participants
General orientation information
Already Admitted? Next Steps
Office of International Studies & Scholars