Undergraduate Student Academics

Academic Programs

Review the academic programs available at Grand Valley. With 200+ areas of study to choose from, a liberal education emphasis, excellent faculty, and hands-on research opportunities, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Grand Valley's strong academic focus creates a challenging and rewarding educational experience.

Honors College

The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University offers a vibrant learning community and extraordinary opportunities for academically motivated students. It combines the best of the liberal arts college tradition with the resources, facilities, and affordability of a major state university.

First Year Learning Community

The First-Year Learning Community is an optional program that consists of connected courses that have been developed by faculty to focus on a shared theme. Each pairing satisfies portions of the general education program requirements while enhancing the student experience.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate research and scholarship is a unique opportunity for students to work with faculty members to produce an original output that contributes to the knowledge of a particular academic discipline. Students have opportunities in a variety of disciplines from art history to zoology to engage in original hands-on research and scholarship.