Academic Programs Catalog

Lyman Briggs College

Undergraduate Program

Lyman Briggs College 3 + 4 Option

Lyman Briggs College, in collaboration with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, offers an opportunity for selected Lyman Briggs College students to earn a baccalaureate degree after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 90 credits at Michigan State University and a minimum of 30 credits through subsequent enrollment at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Only students who matriculate as first-year students at Lyman Briggs College may pursue this option. Students interested in this option should consult with their college academic advisor during their first year in the college.

Admission to the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine component of this program is limited to a small number of students who complete the specified university and college requirements and who fulfill admission requirements for the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.

All students in this program will complete a minimum of 90 credits at Michigan State University in the Lyman Briggs College Biology major. The requirements for the program are as follows:

  1. Completion of all the Michigan State University graduation requirements, including integrative studies and general education.
  2. Completion of the Lyman Briggs College graduation requirements including mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and history, philosophy and sociology of science.
  3. Be pursuing the curriculum for the Lyman Briggs College Biology major.
  4. Completion of a minimum of 30 credits at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in the preclerkship component of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program.
Upon satisfactory completion of the specified 120 credits, students in this program will be eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree in Lyman Briggs College with a major in Biology.