Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies at UM-Dearborn is intended for students who wish to customize their degree program to fit their own interests and aspirations.

Students create their own curriculum path, choosing three individual concentrations, or minors, instead of a traditional major. Students may further customize their degree by enrolling in internships or cooperative education. All students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours for the Integrative Studies major, which includes LIBS 450 Capstone. Integrative Studies leads to an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, depending on the concentrations selected.

Aside from giving students the opportunity to build an individualized program suited to their own personal and/or career goals, Integrative Studies can also provide an excellent foundation for graduate and professional education in many areas, including law, business, public administration, counseling, and social work.

More about Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies includes all the academic minors (which become concentrations for this major)—interdisciplinary as well as disciplinary—in CASL, plus the programs in the College of Business; College of Education, Health, and Human Services (excluding teacher certification minors); and Computer and Information Science from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. An advisory committee of faculty and staff oversees the program.

  • Students transferring from a community college with an Associate Degree may transfer a maximum of 30 credit hours of general credit courses (GENL). The maximum total transferrable credits from a community college is 62.
  • The Foreign Language requirement not needed for this major.
  • LIBS 450 Capstone is required.

Degree Requirements & Concentrations

Learn more about CASL Degree Requirements.

Integrative Studies students must select three concentrations. Concentrations are divided into three groups:

Student Services & Facilities

Specialized services and facilities available to Integrative Studies students will depend on their chosen concentrations. Integrative Studies students are especially encouraged to consult regularly with their academic advisor in CASL Advising and Academic Success to make sure they are planning their program efficiently and effectively.

Internship and Research Opportunities

Student Clubs & Organizations

Integrative Studies students become involved in many of UM-Dearborn’s student clubs and organizations, including those focused on career interests. For a full listing, see the Office of Student Life's Directory of Student Organizations.