Undergraduate Experience

The undergraduate programs of the University of Michigan-Dearborn provide students with the opportunity to develop particular skills and abilities; to cultivate an appreciation of aesthetic and ethical values; and to acquire both breadth of knowledge and the depth of understanding gained by concentration in one or more academic disciplines. All undergraduate programs, both general education and concentrations, prepare students, for example, to present ideas effectively; to think critically and to solve problems; to apply their knowledge to both theoretical and practical situations; to deal responsibly with questions of human values; and to demonstrate leadership in their professions and communities.

Undergraduate education at UM-Dearborn is designed specifically to aid students in learning to:

  • Read, write, listen, and speak effectively
  • Understand, manipulate, and present textual and quantitative information with the aid of computer and other appropriate technologies/methods
  • See relationships, similarities, and differences between ideas, objects, and phenomena
  • Identify central issues and assumptions in an argument, make correct inferences from data, deduce conclusions from information or data provided, and determine whether conclusions are warranted on the basis of the arguments and data given
  • Make decisions and perform analyses using the perspectives, information, and ideas from the sciences and the humanities
  • Make use of diverse historical, philosophical, and artistic contexts to understand both their own and other cultures
  • Extend their knowledge through their abilities to access information effectively and to analyze, synthesize, and apply it in new situations
  • Relate theory to practice
  • Understand the world of work and develop skills for participation in it
  • Function effectively both individually and collaboratively
  • Articulate an ethical framework for their decision making