In-the-field learning is key to an EMU education. Education majors are in local school classrooms the first few weeks of class, psychology majors conduct long-term studies of the effects of community on campus, and STEM majors jump into research projects inside and outside of the classroom, sometimes even before the academic year begins.
This kind of in-depth study – with undergraduates paired with full-PhD level professors doing long-term original research – is typical at EMU and key to the success many graduates enjoy in graduate and medical school study.
EMU undergrads work side-by-side with professors who are experts in their fields, often working several semesters on projects. Some even present findings at national conferences as well as at Suter Science Seminars on campus.