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Future Students

What is Lyman Briggs College?

Lyman Briggs College is a science-focused residential college at Michigan State University. Since 1967, we have committed to connecting the natural sciences and mathematics with the humanities and social sciences.

Lyman Briggs students build strong foundations and explore the interconnections of scholarly fields through courses in the following areas:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • math
  • writing and research

LBC students also take a sequence of courses on the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, also known as HPS, from an introduction in their first year to several courses in their third and fourth years. These courses help students think critically, asking questions like:

  • What is the societal environment in which science is done?
  • What impact does science have upon society?
  • How do scientists think about questions in their own fields?
  • How do scholars in other fields evaluate the methods and conclusions of science?

Students engage in thoughtful research projects and learn from top researchers and innovative teaching faculty who regularly win awards for their work in the classroom.

What Makes Briggs Unique?

LBC Student Perspective



An inclusive, encouraging, rewarding environment

Megan Lederman, human biology major

Interactive, collaborative, challenging, and developmental

Victor DiRita, neuroscience major

A well-rounded science education

Ellary Marano, fisheries and wildlife major

Where Do Our Graduates Go?

Infographic stats. 95% of LBC grads are working or going to grad school. 46% of our graduates go to grad school, 58% of which go into medical fields.

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Our Recruiting Team

Gerica Lee

Recruiter, Academic Advisor

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning


Gerica Lee

Kylie First

Recruiter, Academic Advisor

Assistant Director of Student Transitions


Kylie First