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The Michigan Daily--Thursday, September 4, 1980-Page 5-B

17 Schools and colleges
of very high quality

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mitted are Michigan residents. In 1979,
the average LSAT scores of all those
entering was 687 and the grade-point
average was 3.61.
* ,One student said the job market is ex-
tremely lucrative for graduates
because of the school's fine reputation.
Library Science
Known as the smallest school in the
University, the School of Library
Science, has 218 students. Dean Russell
Bidlack said most of those attracted to
the school previously worked in
libraries. Bidlack added that the
school's ratio of four women, to one man
is explained by the fact that
traditionally more women have been
interested in the field.
The University is one of 68 accredited
library science schools across the
riation. Most qualified students are ad-
itted, Bidlack said.
Literature, Science and the Arts.
The largest and most flexible college
within the University is the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts.
Because of its size, the college is often
identified by students as the University,
rather than as a specific unit.
Students generally enroll in the
college to pursue a particular field of
tudy, to complete a' pre-professional
rogram, or to explore a future field of-
specialization through a liberal
English composition and distribution
courses in the social sciences,
humanities, 'and natural sciences are
the only requirements for most
Medical School
One of the most difficult aspects of
M'edical School, according to some
students, is being accepted. Rigid ad-
ission standards include a high grade
mit average and, a high score on the
Medical College Admission Test
University Hospital provides exten-
sive training for medical students.


ANGELL HALL, where many LSA courses are taught, appears to glow on foggy
evenings. This building also contains several student service offices and a few
interdisciplinary study libraries.

becoming more objective and prac-
tically oriented, centering on areas
such as energy and the environment.
The school's Integrative Studies Cen-
ter, according to Assistant Director
Rich Block, aims to bring together all
areas of natural resources and related
topics within the University.
Field work is a major part of the

was made to help meet the changing
community needs for pharmacists.
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 num-
ber of women enrolled. Associate Dean
James Richards said the number has
always been high here, but women
currently comprise 65 per cent of the
student body, the highest of any phar-
macy college in the nation.
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, accor-
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 requires 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 R 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 Admissions
Director Tom Croxton.
The average age of students entering
the school is about 27, and many studen-
ts enter the school after having pursued
a different career or curriculum, Crox-
ton said.





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THE WEST ENGINEERING BUILDING houses part of the College of Engi-

Much of the work during a student's
four-year stint is spent on patient care
and laboratory work.
All students interested in entering the
School of Music must audition before a
faculty committee in their respective
specialty. Once a student has been
enrolled, he or she must play or sing
before a faculty committee after, each
term and perform in a public recital
before graduation.
The school's performance activities
center around the Symphony Band,
Wind Ensemble, Concert and Varsity
Bands, and Jazz Band. The University
has several choirs, and orchestras,
which perform frequently throughout
the year.
Natural Resources
The School of Natural Resources is

school and trips are taken to Pigeon
River Forest and Camp Filibert Roth.
The School of Nursing offers a variety
of clinical experiences. Sandy Willis, a
student advisor, said students work in
hospitals and the community, dealing
with healthy as well as sick people.
Strong interestand good grades in
math and science are necessary for
admission. The first two years of the
nursing program consist of classes in
the basic sciences. The entire four-year
program allows little flexibility, with
few electives.
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. Dean
Ara Paul said the decision to change




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