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We are SVSU and we are changing our local and global communities through the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our programs are diverse – discover the one that brings you passion and success. SVSU’s College of Arts and Behavior Sciences offers graduate degrees in public administration and in communication and media administration, plus undergraduate degrees in art, communication, criminal justice, English, French, geography, history, music, political science, psychology, rhetoric & professional writing, sociology, Spanish and theatre. These programs combine general education courses with specialized major courses, internships or experiential learning components to ensure you are well prepared for your chosen career. Whether you seek the lights of Broadway, a career with the FBI…or to join fellow Cardinals at prestigious graduate schools – you’ll soar. It’s all part of the Cardinal journey, and your journey can start right now.


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Passionate and inspired, our graduates make a difference

Chances are, you've encountered an alum from the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences this week! We have graphic designers working for banks and advertising agencies around the state, and artists owning galleries around the country. We have an eclectic community of artists who develop their talents and performers who go on to work for Disney and on Broadway. A grad of the professional & technical writing program writes easy-to-understand instructions for that complex infotainment system in your vehicle. Our graduates are admitted to the University of Michigan law school, master of fine arts programs at Ohio University and more. From being performers in the arts to protectors of safety, our alumni make a difference in local communities and in societies around the globe.

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Support Your Cardinals

When you give back to SVSU, you are empowering the next generation of Cardinals to take flight. You can make a gift to the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences, benefiting students with scholarships, the facilities with updates and opportunities for research and travel to conferences. We're grateful for the ways you contributed to this campus while you were here, and we invite you to continue that legacy today.


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