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Welcome to Integrative Studies in General Science

The Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) is designed to enrich the education of MSU students through non-majors courses in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the biological and physical sciences. Gaining knowledge in these interconnected areas is an essential component of meeting the university’s goal that all MSU students succeed as engaged lifelong learners.

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A directory to our faculty and staff and courses for Integrative Studies in General Science!

CISGS Teaching Awards and recipients over the years.

CISGS Related News

2021 Outstanding Supervisor Award recipient:   Gabe Ording

The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors Michigan State University supervisors who have consistently demonstrated work-life sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit.

“Gabe is a leader and supervisor who knows his task is to promote not his success but the success of his employees. He actively mentors’ employees to develop their own leadership skills, empowering them to be the best they can be. I have seen him many times believe in an employee’s potential even more than the employee believes in their potential.” -Jane Rice, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Instructors from the Michigan State University (MSU) colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Arts and Letters are bringing science and the humanities together by looking at food waste in an interactive way. 
  Read all about "The Food Waste Challenge: Opportunities and Innovations"

Taking a stand at Standing Rock:  Read the story in SPARTAN NEWS ROOM with quotes from CISGS and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences professor, Bob Drost.

See what one MSU student (a future teacher) is working  on concerning our global water issues. Melissa Gutwein: Decreasing Our Water Foot Print.  Check out Melissa's article in MSU TODAY