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:
Canadian Studies (moratorium)
Social, behavioral, and economic sciences students may also be interested in the following specializations administered in other units at MSU:
A complete listing of undergraduate specializations offered at Michigan State University is available at reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms.