Lyman Briggs College gratefully acknowledges the support of:
The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation
The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation
"The research university's ability to create such an integrated education will produce a particular kind of individual, one equipped with a spirit of inquiry and a zest for problem solving; one possessed of the skill in communications that is the hallmark of clear thinking as well as mastery of language; one informed by a rich and diverse experience. It is that kind of individual that will provide the scientific, technological, academic, political, and creative leadership for the next century." —Reinventing Undergraduate Education, Boyer Commission, 1998
A partnership with Lyman Briggs College
is an investment in students who have an unquenchable motivation to contribute to society through careers in science or medicine. Lyman Briggs College
has gained national recognition as an undergraduate residential college that connects students to success. This is accomplished through a transformational Briggs Experience
•Making inquiry-based learning the standard, in courses of every discipline.
Benefits of a Partnership for Students
•Constructing a program that integrates students' academic and residential experiences and forms students into a small
•Removing the barriers to interdisciplinary education.
•Linking communication skills, team work and coursework.
•Using technology creatively.
•Employing innovative, research-validated teaching methods.
•Integrating learning and living in dynamic ways.
•Supporting opportunities for student involvement in faculty research.
•Encouraging and rewarding experiential learning.
•Integrating Study Abroad and Study Away learning opportunities into the curriculum.
•Offering service learning projects that bring concepts to life.
•Helps students to pursue their dreams of scientific excellence without financial barriers.
Benefits of a Partnership for Corporations
•Provides research experience, which is valuable for resumes/graduate school applications.
•Teaches research methods that prepare them for further research opportunities.
•Supports Undergraduate Learning Assistants (who are also LBC students).
•Involves students in research that connects to real-world industry concerns.
•Provides internship opportunities with sponsoring corporation.
•Gives access to scholarships from sponsoring corporation.
•Offers mentoring and networking with corporate scientists and other professionals.
•Introduces research and careers in industrial settings as viable post-graduation options.
•Demonstrates a commitment to investing in higher education by supporting students majoring in science fields and
Benefits of a Partnership for the College/Faculty
encouraging them to consider careers in science and medicine.
•Identify excellent candidates for internships, or employment.
•Encourages academically talented students to consider science careers in your industry.
•Philanthropic investment that can yield an incalculable Return On Investment.
•Makes a statement in the industry for a partnership that bridges the divide between academia and industry.
•Potential for knowledge gains that may result from directed undergraduate research.
•Allows Lyman Briggs faculty members to teach in student-centered, interdisciplinary, research-oriented ways that bring
Quick Facts about Lyman Briggs College
material alive and inspires students to excel.
•Enables discovery of even better ways to teach, so that Lyman Briggs can offer the best possible education to students.
•Helps Lyman Briggs attract and cultivate outstanding faculty who manifest the caliber of teaching, research and creative
engagement that fosters student success.
•Supports a cross-disciplinary model of education combining research methods and scholarship of teaching and learning.
•Sponsored research projects make learning come to life in new life-changing ways unlocking students' potential for scientific
•Builds mutually beneficial relationship with corporate partner and industry research scientists.
•Furthers Lyman Briggs' mission of developing excellence in curriculum and innovations in teaching.
•Facilitates incorporation of research opportunities into the undergraduate curriculum
•Provides faculty members with the resources and professional development opportunities needed to serve as true teacher-
scholars and compelling role models for their undergraduate students and mentees.
•Average Freshman Class Size: 625
•Average Total Enrollment: 1800
•Established in 1967, became a school in the College of Natural Science in 1981, regained college status in June, 2007
•Approximately 30% of students also in Honors College
•Approximately 25% of students on Dean's List (3.5 or better grade-point average)
•36 majors in 5 areas of concentration: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Computational Sciences,
Environmental sciences, Social Science & Humanities (HPS)
•40% of graduates go on to graduate programs; 20% enter the workforce; 40% enter professional schools
•Since its founding LBC has graduated a Marshall Scholar, a Truman Scholar, five Goldwater Scholars, Two Udall Scholars,
on Phi Kappa Phi and a recipient of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security scholarship.
•Named after Lyman J. Briggs (1874-1963) who entered Michigan Agricultural College (now MSU) by examination in 1889
at the age of 15. Dr. Briggs received his B.S. degree in 1893.
•Located in Holmes Hall (MSU's largest residence hall)