Cooperative Education and Internships
Cooperative Education and Internships offer qualifying students the opportunity to examine their chosen field first hand. Cooperative Education opportunities allow students to have a paid work experience while earning academic credit. These opportunities require the approval of a faculty advisor. Internship experiences may be paid or unpaid and range from short-term projects to full-time work assignments lasting the length of a term. Both programs enable you to apply the theories you have learned to work situations and to obtain valuable on-the-job experience. Interested students should contact career services for full information.
Career Services Consultant
Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have additional questions between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Liberal Arts Bldg., Room 102
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
In order to earn a degree at Marygrove, you will need to follow all the procedures, meet all the general and specific requirements, and abide by all the academic regulations that appear in this catalog.
You should normally follow the degree requirements in effect at the time of your first registration at Marygrove, as long as you earn your degree within six years. You may, however, apply for graduation using the requirements of any catalog in effect while you attended the College, just as long as it is not more than 6 years old.
For professional certification, you must meet the current requirements set forth by the governmental and/or accrediting agencies that regulate certification in your area.
Because your degree is, finally, your degree, it is also your responsibility to learn and follow the requirements, policies, and procedures affecting your program. You should consult your academic advisor regularly to help verify that all degree requirements are being met in a timely fashion.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Undergraduate degree requirements are of two kinds: college degree requirements that are binding on all programs and specific degree requirements established by various departments or academic units that award specialized degrees (for example, the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Business Administration).
Below are the college degree requirements for Marygrove associate and bachelor degrees followed by an overview of specific requirements for particular degrees. Consult the program section of the catalog for the specific information about degree options and requirements in your area of study.
Marygrove College believes that all students who are capable of benefiting from higher education should be provided with study and training appropriate to their needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations.
In keeping with this philosophy, Marygrove offers a series of courses that we group under the title Developmental/Foundational Studies. These courses are designed to insure adequate preparation in learning strategies, writing, and mathematics for those students with the potential for success in higher education.
Students are evaluated for placement into reading, writing and mathematics using ACT scores, Marygrove Placement Test results, and/or transfer credits. If your placement results indicate the need for course work to strengthen these competencies, you will be required to enroll in one or more of the following courses:
LS 105 Strategies for College Learning
MTH 100 Algebra
Introduction to Writing If your Competency test results indicate a need for more intense strengthening in mathematics, you will be required to enroll in the Developmental course MTH 099, entitled Pre-Algebra, before registering for MTH 100. Credits earned in this course, though counted for financial aid benefits, do not count in the GPA or toward the total number of hours required for a degree.
If you require additional skill building in basic mathematics, you will be referred to Student Support Services to complete the Basic Math Workshop, which carries no college credit.
Time limit for completion of developmental and/or foundational courses
If you are a new student (i.e., this is your first time in college or you are transferring less than 12 credit hours), you will need to complete all developmental and foundational courses as required by competency testing within the first 44 credits earned at Marygrove. If you have transferred 12 or more semester hours, you are required to complete these requirements within your first 36 hours taken at Marygrove. If the courses are not completed by that time, you will not be permitted to register for courses other than the developmental and foundational courses required in your program.
A complex array of political, economic, social, scientific, and technical forces continually transforms our world. Marygrove’s general education program engages these forces, providing opportunities to examine them from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Our objective is not only to disseminate information about forces that shape our world but also to intensify our critical thinking about them.
For a full description of Marygrove’s general education requirements, see the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog.
Welcome to the 2015 Commencement Information Website. On behalf of Marygrove College, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations on your upcoming graduation! The completion of your degree requirements and your participation in commencement are important events. We are very proud of you, and look forward to celebrating with you at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Please take some time to review the 2015 Marygrove Commencement Information Booklets and other important information as soon as possible, since they contain important, time-sensitive information.
Saturday, May 9 • 11:00 a.m.
Marygrove College • Outside of Liberal Arts Building
Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master's degree candidates who have completed degree requirements for Spring/Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or Winter 2015 semesters are eligible to participate.
Tickets are not required. Please plan to attend with your guests. You must arrive at Marygrove College, Madame Cadillac Building no later than 9:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Madame Cadillac Building). Marshals, identified by green robes, will direct you to the area where you will robe and line-up.
When you assemble for the procession, you will receive a card with your name and degree. During the ceremony, designated readers will be at two podiums on stage. You will follow the Marshals to the podium, hand your name card to the reader, and then proceed to the middle of the stage. If you have an unusual pronunciation to your name, you may write it phonetically on your card and make sure you let them know so your name can be pronounced correctly. You will receive your diploma case and congratulations from the Chairperson of the Board or the Marygrove College President.
Any candidate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. All outstanding balances must be paid by Tuesday, April 28, 2015 or your diploma and official transcripts will be withheld until all outstanding balances are paid. If you have any questions regarding your account, contact the Cashier in the Business Office or call (313) 927-1227.
Please call the Commencement Hotline at (313) 927-1471.
The Undergraduate Admissions Department answers questions you may have about the college, provides tours, attends college fairs, supplies admissions applications, and accepts applications. As soon as we receive your completed application, you are assigned a personal admissions counselor to help you through the admissions process.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the online application forms. Have questions? We’ve got the answers — just call or email us. And remember, Marygrove College follows a “rolling admissions” policy — that means we accept applications all year. You may enter the college at the beginning of any term, however, it’s best to apply at least two months prior to your desired term of entry.