College is about learning, finding and exploring your passions, and taking the biggest step toward becoming the person you are meant to be.
Excellence in whatever field you choose to pursue lies at the heart of SVSU’s Programs of Distinction. With diverse backgrounds in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond, students seeking specialized coursework, individual research experience, community service leadership and international travel are invited to join the best and brightest in six top programs distinguishing SVSU among institutions across Michigan.
Programs of Distinction both inspire and challenge students who see the expansion of their educational horizons as endeavors going far beyond the classroom. Students in Programs of Distinction don’t just finish assignments and projects, they seek out faculty as academic and professional mentors who can help them shape their careers. They undertake challenging coursework and extra-curricular activities, and develop research and service projects that make them competitive in graduate school and within their chosen professions.
With majors as diverse as Accounting, Theatre, and Physics, Programs of Distinction students don’t just take part in the University – they shape it.
PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION THAT BEGIN YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR:
Students who come to SVSU as freshmen ready for specialized coursework, community involvement and professional interaction are invited to apply for the Honors Program, Foundation Scholars and Cardinal Business Edge. These programs give students a head start on their paths toward success and help them to develop early on their academic and professional interests.
I AM A BUSINESS MAJOR AND I AM ON THE CUTTING EDGE
I AM A SELF-STARTER AND A SUCCESS
I AM A SCHOLAR AND A LEADER
I AM AN ARTIST, A RESEARCHER, A BUILDER, A PAINTER OF POSSIBILITIES, A PROJECT MANAGER … and I AM A SECOND, THIRD OR FOURTH YEAR STUDENT
PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION THAT BEGIN AFTER YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR:
Students who have already built their academic and professional careers at SVSU in their first two years, and are ready for more in succeeding years, are invited to apply for the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research and Creativity Institute (SRCI), the Roberts Fellowship, and the Vitito Global Leadership Institute. These programs allow students to turn academic experience and achievement into preparation for post-graduate work and study.
I AM PERFORMING, PRESENTING, ENGAGED
I AM A GO-GETTER, A DOER, AN OPPORTUNITY HOUND
I AM HARDWORKING AND DRIVEN TO ACHIEVE