Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute and GMI Engineering and Management Institute) is a university in Flint, Michigan
Kettering University focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Business fields. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, math, science, and business. Kettering places a strong emphasis on experiential learning and cooperative education, with undergraduate students required to complete a minimum of seven co-op terms to graduate. The campus is located along the Flint River on property that used to be the main manufacturing location for General Motors. It is named after inventor and former head of research for General Motors Charles Kettering. The school’s student population is approximately 2,000 students.
Kettering University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Biology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The University also offers Master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology, Manufacturing Management, Operations Management, Manufacturing Operations, Engineering Management, and Engineering. Although courses differ with major, for most undergraduate programs, completion of 160 credit hours is needed for graduation.
Kettering also offers students more than 40 minors, concentrations, specialties and courses of study, including a pre-med program. Kettering’s pre-med program also has early assurance agreements with both the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), ensuring Kettering pre-med students admittance to the schools upon graduation.