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Undergraduate Specializations

Academic specializations are designed for students to explore and strengthen their understanding of specialized fields of knowledge. Specializations comprise sets of courses that may be linked thematically or that have an ethnic or international focus. Specializations draw on classes in a variety of disciplines to provide concentrated clusters of knowledge that enhance undergraduate degree programs.

Specializations normally require 15 to 24 credits and are noted on the student's undergraduate transcript. Students in any major are eligible to pursue specializations.

The College of Social Science offers numerous specializations, although students may also pursue specializations offered by other units in the University to complement their field of study.

Specializations administered in the College of Social Science are listed below:

African American History and Culture

African Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

Asian Studies

Canadian Studies (moratorium)

Chicano/Latino Studies

Environmental Studies

International Agriculture

International Development

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Peace and Justice Studies

Security Management

Women, Gender, and Social Justice

Social, behavioral, and economic sciences students may also be interested in the following specializations  and minors administered in other units at MSU:

Bioethics, Humanities and Society
Cognitive Science
Environmental Economics
Muslim Studies
Political Economy
Russian and East European Studies

A complete listing of undergraduate specializations offered at Michigan State University is available through the Office of the Registrar.