FAQ's

  • 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. Find a complete list and description of majors here

  • How do I change my major?

    A meeting with the major Academic Advisor is required to change your major into the College of Social Science. A list of major Academic Advisors can be found here. If you have questions about changing to a social science major, call the College of Social Science Office of Student Affairs and Services at (517) 355-6676 or stop by 201 Berkey Hall.

  • What study abroad and study away programs does the College of Social Science offer?

    The College of Social Science offers a wide range of opportunities to study abroad internationally or study away in various cities throughout the United States. Many internship opportunities are available through both study abroad and study away programs. Visit the Office for Experiential Learning’s pages or call the office at (517) 432-4541.

  • What scholarships are available 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 many scholarships available for students. Visit the scholarships page for more information.

  • 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 do I do in the case of a death of a loved one?

    The College of Social Science follows the official MSU grief absence policy, which can be found here. Students will need to find the form in their StuInfo portal, fill it out and provide supporting documentation.

    Acceptable documentation is either the loved one’s death certificate or a letter from the funeral home involved containing the deceased individual’s name, date of death, relationship to deceased, visitation and funeral services date. These letters are extremely common and funeral homes will be happy to provide them for you. The funeral home can faxed the letter to 517-432-0928, or the letter can be delivered to 201 Berkey Hall. In the case that 

    Most grief absences are valid for a few days to a week, but can be extended in the case of special circumstances. If students need to take time off before the actual funeral, they should submit the form and then provide the documentation afterwards - as long as the documentation is verified and meets the criteria above, the student’s Grief Absence request will not be denied. 

    If the student is in need of any assistance, they can call (517) 355-6676 or email Renee Davis at davissr@msu.edu for compassionate help through this process.