Programs and Services
The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) oversees university-level undergraduate initiatives that support and enhance the undergraduate experience. The office also provides direction to a number of university-wide programs that serve undergraduate students and coordinates the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures related to undergraduate education. The APUE office works closely with the following areas:
Academic Orientation Program
The Academic Orientation Program is designed to help students make a successful transition to Michigan State University.
Detachment 380 is an AFROTC training program based out of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Det. 380 also supports cadets from four nearby universities.
Bridge, Transition and Learning Community Programs
MSU understands that college is a major transition for students, so it offers a range of programs that can help admitted students transition to the University.
Common Intellectual Experience
Common Intellectual Experiences (CIEs) refer to any curricular and/or co-curricular program designed to build a student cohort focused on a common, broad theme.
Educational Talent Search
Educational Talent Search (ETS) identifies and assists individual from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.
Extended Academic Orientation Program
All new international undergraduate students are required to attend the Extended Academic Orientation Program which takes place during the fall semester.
First-Year Experiences at MSU
The MSU Pathways Initiative seeks to enhance collaboration amongst programs designed to enhance students' success during their transition from high school to college through their second year.
First-year seminars introduce students to social and academic life at the University, providing a small-group experience to support students's transition.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a statewide, sustained and collaborative effort that provides early intervention services and a scholarship component to low-income, underrepresented students and parents.
Global and Intercultural Learning at MSU
Undergraduate education should promote the knowledge, attitudes, and abilities that prepare students to become global-ready citizens, effective members of diverse communities, and lifelong learners.
Living & Learning Programs
MSU's Living-Learning residential options allow students who share similar academic interests or an interest in a multicultural living experience to live together in designated residence halls or on particular residence hall floors.
Migrant Student Services
Advancing education and empowering students from migrant and seasonal farmworking communities to bring about positive change in their lives, communities, and the world.
The Department of Military Science at Michigan Agricultural College was founded during the school year 1884-1885 with the assignment of the first active duty Army officer as the professor of military science and tactics.
College is a time to grow, discover yourself and the world around you, and develop long-lasting relationships.
Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
The mission of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC), formerly known as the Undergraduate University Division (UUD), is to help undergraduate students achieve their academic goals at MSU.
Office of Supportive Services
The primary purpose of the Office of Supportive Services is to assist students to prepare for the challenges of higher education.
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
Disabilities need not preclude the achievement of goals and dreams.
Resources for Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
In light of the upcoming presidential election, the climate in the classroom has the potential to be difficult.
Spartans Transition to Excellence Program (STEP)
STEP Confidently Toward Your Future with the Spartans Transition to Excellence Program
Undergraduate Learning Goals
Michigan State University has outlined a set of undergraduate learning goals. An integrated arts and science foundation enhances the potential that MSU graduates will be outstanding leaders and life-long learners.
The Undergraduate Research program strives to: increase opportunities for MSU students to engage in scholarship
For over 50 years MSU’s Upward Bound program has helped hundreds of high school youth