Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

University Center, MI

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Operations Management and Supervision
Other Marketing

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Design


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Nursing Administration
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Optics/Optical Sciences
Other Chemistry
Other Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences

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SVSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

33% of students gave Saginaw Valley State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

The classes are generally small. They range from about 18-60, so no big classes. I have liked all of my professors and the workload isn't too heavy.

SVSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 70%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students is held April through August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology

Class Sizes at Saginaw Valley State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 30%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 4%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 66%
Fewer than 20 Students 30%
50 - 100 Students 4%
20 - 49 Students 66%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 82
  • Unknown and Other: 8
  • Asian: 5
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 82
Unknown and Other 8
Asian 5
Latino 3
African American 2

Faculty at Saginaw Valley State University

Total Faculty 765
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 20
Full-Time Professors 782
Male Faculty 342
Part-Time Professors 559
Women Faculty 423

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