Research in the College of Arts & Letters involves interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The faculty continue to find ever more interesting and effective ways to bring research into the classroom. Graduate students are welcomed into a supportive community of scholars that provides a congenial environment in which to complete research for theses and dissertations. Undergraduate students perform research and undertake creative work that includes original investigation, experimentation, and publication/presentation across many fields of study.


Faculty members in the College of Arts & Letters have gained an international reputation for the quality of their research and teaching. Among the college’s 250 full-time faculty members are distinguished scholars whose excellence has been recognized by Pulitzer, Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Endowment for the Arts awards. 

In the spirit of the university’s core land-grant values, which prize both quality and accessibility, our vibrant intellectual and artistic community leads the way in providing arts and humanities programs that serve the campus community and communities throughout Michigan and beyond.