College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

For Students

Scroll down for many student resources.

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Watch the CLAS Alumni Career Panel discussion about jobs in the liberal arts.

Fellowship award opportunities 

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) has launched a new website for students and faculty interested in undergraduate research and scholarship.

Learn about study abroad opportunities.

Tutoring Center will find you a Study Buddy

The Tutoring Center provides a resource for students to connect with a study partner. Any student enrolled at GVSU may find a Study Buddy by going to this web site and making the request. Please consider including this resource in your course syllabus.


Need to contact the CLAS Academic Asvising Center?  Call 616 331-8585.

link to Advising website

myPath and Your Degree

All undergraduate students can view their degree evaluation through the myPath system.  myPath is a tool designed to assist students in preparing for and tracking their progress toward graduation.  It includes both a degree analysis audit and an educational planner. 

The system is available with an easy to read audit, the ability to view the requirements of any possible major or minor that students might wish to pursue, as well as GPA calculators and a semester planner.

The system is located within Banner Self Service under Student Records and labeled  'myPath - Degree Planning & Evaluation'.

myPath FAQs are also available on the Registrar's Office web page (

CLAS Academic Advising Center

CLAS Procedures

    How to Declare a Major

   Late Add procedure 
        Registrar's Office

Disabilty Support Resources

Elementary Education Minor 2009--letter to students

Financial Aid


A gazetteer of courses which involve ancient, archaic, classical, medieval, prehistoric. premodern, traditional topics. A new way to select courses for those with interests in these areas.

Languages This page is designed to assist students in navigating the languages offered by the departments of Classics and Modern Languages & Literatures and to provide information about related topics such as the BA Cognate requirement.

Inclusion resources

Internship Opportunities
Allen Hunting Internship Announcement
Annis Water Research Institute (AWRI) Internship Application

Career Center  Internship Award

Student Scholarship List

Career Center website:

Mathematica log in page

Research Skills Tutorial Online

Speech Lab

Student Life

Study Abroad Program
     Padnos International Center
     Study abroad programs

Academic Programs in CLAS

Requirements of the majors in CLAS

What can I do with this major?


Annis Water Resource Institute (AWRI)


Art and Design

Biology  (Natural Resource Management)

Biomedical Sciences

Cell & Molecular Biology



School of Communications (including Broadcasting, Communication, Film and Video, Journalism, Photography,  Theatre)

Comprehensive Science & Arts for Teaching (CSAT) 

English  (including Applied Linguistics minor )

Geography and Planning



Integrated Science ProgramMathematics

Modern Languages & Literatures

Movement Science

Music and Dance



Political Science (International Relations Program)








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