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Page F-8-Thursday, September 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily.
17 schools offer diverse academic community


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Business Administration
Today's lucrative job market in
business has made the School of
Business Administration attractive to
many University students. But the
desirability of a business degree has
made entrance into business schools
competitive nationwide. "You can't
really be safe (about admittance)
unless it (your grade-point average) is
over 3.5," said one student.
ONCE A STUDENT is admitted into
the school the program is very struc-
tured-few electives are allowed in the
two-year undergraduate program.
Within the school, several areas of
specialization are offered, including
accouting, finance, industrial relations,
insurance, and real estate.
Admittance to the School of Dentistry
is almost exclusively reserved for
Michigan residents. According to Den-
tistry Associate Dean Dr. Robert
Doerr, the school's admission office
"feels an obligation to the state as a
public institution." He also said that the
percentage of enrolled Michigan
residents has evolved to its current 97-
98 per cent because of an increased in-
terest in the dental profession,
especially among in-state students.
TIE SCHOOL not only admits future
dentists to a four-year professional
program, but also sponsors both a two-
and four-year dental hygienist
curriculum, both of which are un-
dergraduate programs.
Doerr estimates that a student ap-
plying to dental school should have a 3.4
or 3.5 grade point average, and score
above average on the Dental Admission
The program for dental students in-
cludes about 1600 hours of clinical
training during the four years, during
which they receive "hands-on" ex-
perience under the close supervision of
faculty instructors.
Students who are interested in human
services rather than simply teaching
careers are increasing in number at the
School of Education, according to
William Dunifon, director of academic
services at the school. "It's a good kind

of productive, constructive diver-
sification," Dunifon said.
BUT THOSE who are interested in
teaching-whether it be elementary,
secondary, special, occupational, or
physicl education-can be assured that
the market for teachers is becoming in-
creasingly better, especially in urban
areas. In fact, there are 400 vacant full-
time teaching jobs in Detroit, according
to Dunifon. ,
Undergraduate students in education
may be admitted to the school after
their sophomore year, with the exeption'
of the physical education program to
which freshpersons are admitted. But
many who take advantage of the
school's programs are graduate
students who are already in teaching
jobs and are attending classes in the
summer to obtain an additional degree.
The average age of the graduate
student body is 31.
Engineering has become one of the
more lucrative fields in terms of em-
ployment opportunities in recent years,
and the College of Engineering constan-
tly has employers interested in hiring
engineering graduates in all areas of
study, and interviews with potential
employees are scheduled throughout
the year. "Everyone is placed who
wants to be placed," said Assistant
Dean Robert Hoisington.
AND WHILE this virtual assurance
of a job after graduation entices many
undecided students to enroll in an
engineering program, a student must
have a significant ability in math,
physics, and chemistry to succeed in
the program. But there is "nothing like
motivation," according to Hoisington.
The college enrolls about 4000 un-
dergraduates in 15 specific engineering
fields, including electrical, mechanical,
and chemical engineering.
Trying to get into any law school is
most often a time-consuming, mind-
boggling proposition. Undergraduates
spend four years working for a top
grade point average and often worry
for months about the Law School Ad-
mission Test (L┬žAT) scores. And
because the University's Ilaw School is
one of the best in the nation, usually

named in polls behind only Harvard
and Yale, competition for admission
here is exceptionally rough, according
to admissions officers and students ap-
plying to the school.
For 380 positions in an entering law
class, 4000 applications are considered
by school officils. One-half of those
admitted are from the state of
Nancy Krieger, director of placement
in the law school, said the institution's
fine reputation makes it easy for
students to get placed into jobs after
Library Science
The School of Library Science is the
smallest school in the Univesity with a
total enrollment of just over 260 studen-
ts. And, traditionally, more women
than men have been enrolled in the
school, with the current ratio running
about 4 women to every man.
THE SCHOOL uses a pre-counseling
program to discourage those who are
interested in applying to the graduate
program, but do not meet the
qualifications. Because of this
program, about 90 per cent of those who
apply are accepted, according to Dean
Russell Bidlack.
The school, which has 16 full-time
faculty members, is one of ,the five
largest library science schools in the
country. Each Thursday afternoon,
there is a school-wide convocation at
which prominent librarians speak to
Literature, Science, and the Arts
The largest and most flexible college
in the University is the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Because it is so big, students identify
with the University as a whole or with
specific departments; rather than with
the college.
the college to pursue a particular field
of study, to complete a preprofessional
program, or simply to explore future
fields of specialization through a liberal
arts program.
There are few requirements outside
of English composition and distribution
courses in the social sciences,
humanities, and natural sciences for
most degrees. The degrees require
about one-third distribution courses,
one-third electives, and one-third con-
centration courses.
Medical School
Like the Law School, another school
with a reputation for being very dif-
ficult both to prepare for and to get ac-
cepted to is the Medical School. The
school has some of the most rigid ad-
missions standards in the University.
Pre-med students know they must earn
a high grade-point average and take
mostly biology and chemistry sciences
while an undergraduate.
Some students say the only way to be
"safe" is to apply to the school with a
4.0. But Medical School officials said
not all of those admitted have a 4.0, but
most are very close. High scores on the
Medical College Admission Test
(MCAT) are also important to pre-med
an extensive training ground for
medical students. Much of the work
medical students are required to do
during their four-year stint is spent on
patient care and laboratory work in the
All students desiring admittance to

Daily Photo by USA UDE.SON'
THE DENTAL SCHOOL offers inexpensive treatment by students under the supervision of instructors. Almost all den-
tal students at the University are from Michigan, in contrast with high out-of-state enrollment in other schools.

the School of Music must audition
before a faculty committee in their
areas of specialty before being admit-
ted to the school. Once a student has
enrolled in the school, he or she must
play or sing before a faculty committee
after each term and perform in a public'
recital before graduating.
Most music school graduates face
good odds of employment. According to
Allen Britton, who was dean of the
music school until July, music is the
"biggest single business in the United,
States," and "no one goes (from the
University) without a job."
Natural Resources
The difference between a degree in
biology in LSA and an education in the
School.of Natural Resources is that a
natural resources curriculum em-
phasizes the ability to solve problems
associated with the environment, ac-
cording to Associate Dean Stephen
THE SCHOOL, which sponsors a
summer camp experience in the Upper
Peninsula, has a curriculum which in-
cludes many "field-oriented" courses.
A class might be scheduled for an entire
afternoon in which time it would be
conducted "in the field."
Admissions policies are very similar
to those of LSA, but they are not com-
petitive, so all qualified applicants are
admitted. Admissions counselors like to
see a strong high school background in
math, biology and chemistry, Preston,
The School of Nursing, however,
is forced to turn away a number of

qualified applicants each year. Studen-
ts must have a strong interest and good
high school grades in math and scien-
nee, according to student advisor Sandy
Willis. The first two years of the nur-
sing program consist of classes in' the
basic sciences, and the entire four-year
program allows little flexibility, with
only a few electives allowed during that
time. P
The College of Pharmacy is phasing
out its five-year Bachelor of Science
program in favor of an expanded six-
year doctor of pharmacy degree. Ac-
cording to Associate Dean James
Richards the college faculty decided to
eliminate the five-year degree program
because six years of training would
provide students with more clinical
practice, enabling the college to send
better-trained, more knowledgeable
students into the field.
Though last year the college admitted
freshpersons and this year are admit-
ting sophomores, only juniors who have
completed a two-year pre-pharmacy
program in LSA will be admitted to the
college starting next year. Admission
has been quite competitive in the past,
and will be so even more because of the
new program, according to Richards.,
The course program for pharmacy
students is very rigid, and most courses
must be taken in sequence.
ONE UNIQUE feature of the Univer-
sity's pharmacy program is the number
of women enrolled. Richards said the
number has always been high here, but
women currently comprise 65 per cent
of the student body, the highest of any
pharmacy college in the nation.

Daily Photo By JIM KRUZ
A SCHOOL OF Natural Resources student prepares samples in the lab. The
school, which is -one of the smaller academic units at the University, em-
phasizes environmental problem-solving.

Public Health
While medical schools are interested
in training students to treat individual
patients, the School of Public Health-
provides instruction for students in-'
terested in the prevention of health-
problems on a community basis, acor'
ding to Don Haefner, assistant dean of
the school.
The different programs in the school
have varying requirements and com-
petition for admittance. For instance,
hospital administration is much more
competitive than most of the other
The school, which has 700 students
and about 100 faculty members, com-
monly requres the student to work at a
public health job during the summer.
The Horace Rackham School of
Graduate Studies is essentially an ex
tension of LSA, offering 154 degree
programs with most of them
originating in departments within LSA.
The admission requirements vary:
from program to program. Associate
Dean Byron Groesbeck said that in
looking at candidates for a graduate
program, admissions officers look for
people who have shown the "ability for.
independent study rather than a depen-
dent individual who asks questions all:
the time."
Social Work
Because of the nature of the field, a
diverse student population is en-
couraged in the University's School of
Social Work. While admitting students
school officials look for variety in ex-
perience, education, age, geographic
distribution, and sociocultural charac-
teristics, according to Prof. Tom Crox-
The average age of students entering
the school is about 27, and mapy studen-
ts enter the school after having pursued
a different career or curriculum. Crox;
ton said.
MARC Student Housing
Would you like to live in an elegant neo-tudor
mansion (East Quad)? Dining hall, library, cul-
tural events, interesting associates, oldworld
ambience. The Medieval and Renaissance Col
legium is now accepting reservations for student
accommodations in the MARC Residence.House-
effective September 1979. If you are a MARC
concntrator or if you are interested in the
Middle Ages and the Renaissance, you are
eligible to live in the MARC House. For informa-
tion or to reserve a room for the fal, cal either
the Housing Office (763-3164, 101l SAB) or the
MARC office (763-2066, 206 Tyler, East Quad,
M-F 1:00-5:00) with your name and address.
Act now on your reservation. Only a limited
number of places are available.
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The courses themselves prepare you for leadership positions ahead.
Positions as a member of an aircrew...or as a missile launch officer... posi}
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