Want a degree that is as unique as you? The Integrative Studies Program (formerly Liberal Studies) at Grand Valley State University supports students to create customized paths of study, giving you the knowledge and skills needed to find innovative solutions to real-world, complex problems and become a leader in your profession, community, and the world. Our nationally award-winning faculty and programs put students first:

  • supporting your learning to maintain high academic standards, rigor, and integrity;
  • offering flexible degree pathways and course schedules to fit your life;
  • providing appreciative advising to help you set and achieve ambitious goals;
  • administering multiple degree, certificate, and badging options to maximize your educational investment;
  • integrating experiential learning opportunities that connect classroom knowledge to real-world challenges throughout our curriculum;
  • emphasizing critical thinking, social responsibility, intercultural understanding, and the value of diverse perspectives.

Make an advising appointment to learn more!

Planning to do an Internship or Practicum? Click here to apply.

A customizable degree with an accelerated, online degree option

Imagine possibilities.

Take ownership of your education.

Whether you are a traditional student who wants to customize their degree, working adult or student athlete balancing multiple responsibilities, or want to complete your degree -- we have options designed to support your success.

Customized Study Plan

Design your own area of focus in consultation with a faculty advisor

LEADS Program

Complete your degree in two years or less while earning credentials in

Leadership, Global Communication, Intercultural Competence, Applied Data Analytics, or Project Management

Find an Internship

Work with the GVSU Career Center or your advisor to help locate an internship and apply to receive academic credit to support your job exploration.

Consider Study Abroad

We offer a wide range of short- and long-term study abroad opportunities, including through our sister program at the University of Bío Bío.

Page last modified August 30, 2022