About us

Our mission is to offer a diverse student body a broad and rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences. We prepare students for many types of occupations and for further study in graduate and professional school. Our graduates benefit from attending a public, urban, research-intensive university, a mission CLAS contributes to greatly.

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8,061 students enrolled as of 2024

Research as an undergraduate student in more than 300 CLAS labs

Study Abroad opportunities in more than 29 countries on five continents

Most diverse student body in Michigan

Dedicated undergraduate advisors for each of our 20 departments.

380 full-time faculty

65,000 proud alumni making a difference across the globe

Three free clinics dedicated to supporting health and wellness in the Metro Detroit community

$20 million annual sponsored funding contributes to high-quality education for all CLAS students

Over $25 million awarded in research funding to CLAS faculty