Academics in the College of Arts & Letters

In the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, your passion, abilities, and desires take center stage. You are empowered to shape your education to take you on the intellectual and creative journey of a lifetime. Our world-class faculty and cutting-edge technology allow you to expand accomplishments and enrich experiences, as you take the first step to realizing your dreams.

Your Four-Year Plan

The College of Arts & Letters offers unmatched academic experiences for students in one of our 24 distinct programs. Our 4-year roadmap details the range of opportunities students have develop a path to EXPLORE options, to get the skills that PREPARE them for a life beyond college, and CONNECT students to future career possibilities.  Our undergraduate affairs staff throughout the College is committed to student achievement, learning, graduation and, ultimately, preparation for life after college.  By planning each year, you will get more out of your college experience.

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Discover Our Majors

The goal of the College of Arts & Letters is to offer you a high-quality liberal arts education for the 21st century. We educate actors, artists, designers, filmmakers, linguists, philosophers, poets, teachers, translators, writers. Our majors help to build, shape, and sustain the arts, culture and the humanities.

Click the options below to learn more about each of the majors in the College of Arts & Letters or browse our majors brochure.

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