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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Entomology Undergraduate Program Entomology
The undergraduate program in Entomology leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Courses are designed to give the student an understanding of the structure, classification, identification, function, biology, ecology, and management of beneficial and harmful arthropods, and the communities and ecosystems where insects occur.
There are opportunities for undergraduate Entomology students to carry out research projects in department laboratories. Students may also gain work experience in the diverse areas of entomology through employment. Internships and study abroad opportunities are also available, and are strongly encouraged.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Entomology major is met by completing Entomology 479. This course is referenced in item 3. below.
Students who are enrolled in the Entomology major concentrations may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences by completing Entomology’s mathematics and chemistry requirements and Biological Science 161. These courses meet the laboratory requirement.
The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.
The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
The following major requirements:
All of the following courses (47 credits):
Cell and Molecular Biology
Organismal and Population Biology
Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Chemistry Laboratory I
Fundamentals of Soil Science
Fundamentals of Entomology
Organic Pest Management (W)
Introduction to Geographic Information
Introduction to Geographic Information Laboratory
Survey of Calculus I
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Introductory Physics Laboratory I
Plants of Michigan
Ecology Laboratory (W)
One of the following courses (3 credits):
Survey of Calculus II
Higher equivalent course substitutions may be made for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses with advisor approval.
A minimum of 16 credits of course work in entomology as approved by the student's academic advisor.
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major - Entomology - Biological Science
Major - Entomology - Biological Science: 3 courses from BS161, BS162, BS172
Requirement 12: Major - Entomology - Chemistry
Major - Entomology - Chemistry: 2 courses from CEM141, CEM143
Requirement 13: Major - Entomology - Chemistry Lab
Major - Entomology - Chemistry Lab: 1 course from CEM161
Requirement 14: Major - Entomology - Soil Science
Major - Entomology - Soil Science: 1 course from CSS210
Requirement 15: Major - Entomology - Organic Pest Management (W)
Major - Entomology - Organic Pest Management (W): 1 course from ENT479
Requirement 16: Major - Entomology - Introduction to Geographic Information and Laboratory
Major - Entomology - Introduction to Geographic Information and Laboratory: 2 courses from GEO221, GEO221L
Requirement 17: Major - Entomology - Insects
Major - Entomology - Insects: 1 course from ENT404
Requirement 18: Major - Entomology - Calculus
Major - Entomology - Calculus: 1 course from MTH124
Requirement 19: Major - Entomology - Physics
Major - Entomology - Physics: 2 courses from PHY231, PHY232
Requirement 20: Major - Entomology - Physics Lab
Major - Entomology - Physics Lab: 1 course from PHY251
Requirement 21: Major - Entomology - Michigan Plants
Major - Entomology - Michigan Plants: 1 course from PLB218
Requirement 22: Major - Entomology - Ecology
Major - Entomology - Ecology: 2 courses from ZOL355, ZOL355L
Requirement 23: Major - Entomology - Calculus II/Statistics
Major - Entomology - Calculus II/Statistics: 1 course from MTH126, STT421
Requirement 24: Major - Entomology - Required Elective
Major - Entomology - Required Elective: 16 credits from course work in Entomology as approved by the student's academic advisor.
Requirement 25: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202
Requirement 26: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Requirement 27: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 28: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.