Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Undergraduate Programs

Citizens Scholars

All College of Arts and Letters first-year students are invited to become aspiring Citizen Scholars as they prepare themselves to be the next generation of diverse, high-achieving, and engaged citizen leaders.  Students aspiring to be Citizen Scholars will be encouraged to succeed academically while gaining experience in high-impact learning environments. Aspiring Citizen Scholars will take three required courses during their first year and will participate in co- and extra-curricular activities to earn badges in Global Engagement, Professional Networking, Research and Creative Activity, and Citizenship over their time at Michigan State. Upon successful completion of requirements, students will be provided with funding to use for study abroad, research, or other activities.