Undergraduate Degree - Packaging

Program:
Packaging
Program Code:
0405 Packaging
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
School of Packaging
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

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 certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

School of Packaging

Undergraduate Programs
Packaging

The School of Packaging offers a program of instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The program combines basic principles of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and materials science with specialized courses to prepare students for rewarding careers in industry. Career  opportunities are plentiful since some form of packaging is involved in the production and movement to market of nearly every item of consumption in today’s economy. In addition to careers in companies that use packaging, attractive opportunities are also available in the package supply industries. Package supplier industries include companies that print and convert paper and flexible plastic materials as well as manufacturers of such diverse items as bottles, cans, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, drums, wooden containers, pallets, pails, tubes, vials, and jars. Packaging impacts most functions in manufacturing firms so graduates may work in package development, production, quality control, research, sales, purchasing, marketing, testing, distribution, or technical services.

In its flexibility, the program allows students to leverage their personal skills and interests and to make individualized choices. Two concentrations are offered: Packaging Science and Packaging Value Chain Management. The Packaging Science concentration focuses on the technical needs of packaging while the Packaging Value Chain Management concentration focuses on the role of packaging in the value chain and the need to understand economics and business functions. Elective courses provide focused study in specific areas of the packaging industry.

Admission as a Junior

Enrollments in the School of Packaging are limited. To be considered for admission to the major, the student must have:

  1. Completed at least 56 credits.
  2. Completed the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course:
    1. Chemistry 141.
    2. Mathematics 133.
    3. Physics 231.

The student's cumulative grade–point average for all courses completed is considered in the admission decision.

For additional information about admissions criteria and procedures, students should contact the School of Packaging.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging

  1. 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 Packaging.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Packaging major is met by completing Packaging 486. That course is referenced in item 3. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Packaging major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Packaging may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses:  Chemistry 141,143 and 161; or Food Science 342 or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 201.  The completion of Chemistry 143 and 161 satisfies the laboratory requirement.  Chemistry 141, 143 and 161; Food Science 342 or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 201 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources mathematics requirement may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (57 credits):
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    PKG 101 Principles of Packaging 3
    PKG 102 Introductory Packaging Seminar 2
    PKG 221 Packaging with Glass and Metal 2
    PKG 315 Packaging Decision Systems 3
    PKG 322 Packaging with Paper and Paperboard 4
    PKG 323 Packaging with Plastics 4
    PKG 410 Distribution Packaging Dynamics 4
    PKG 411 Package Development Technology 3
    PKG 432 Packaging Processes 4
    PKG 485 Packaging Development 3
    PKG 486 Packaging Senior Capstone (W) 3
    PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    FSC 342 Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program 3
    MMG 201 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
    A course used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill a requirement in the Packaging
    Science concentration.
    c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
    A course used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill a requirement in the Packaging Value Chain Management concentration.
    e. One of the following concentrations (18 credits):
    Packaging Science
    1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    PKG 452 Medical Packaging 4
    PKG 455 Food Packaging 3
    2. Completion of 6 credits of electives in packaging. Enrollment in a packaging internship completed under PKG 493 (up to 3 credits) and enrollment in a packaging overseas study program completed under PKG 491 (up to 3 credits) may be used towards this requirement with advisor approval.
    3. Completion of 9 credits of electives from the following with at least one course at the 300-level or above:
    BMB 200 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
    CE 221 Statics 3
    FSC 211 Principles of Food Science 3
    FSC 325 Food Processing: Unit Operations 3
    FSC 342 Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program 3
    FSC 401 Food Chemistry 3
    FSC 421 Food Laws and Regulations 3
    FSC 440 Food Microbiology 3
    MMG 201 Fundamental of Microbiology 3
    MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    MMG 302 Introductory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    STT 464 Statistics for Biologists 3
    STT 465 Bayesian Statistical Methods  3
    Other courses with department approval.
    Courses used to fulfill a concentration requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. above.
    Packaging Value Chain Management
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    PKG 465 Packaging Value Chain 3
    2. Completion of 6 credits of electives in packaging. Enrollment in a packaging internship completed under PKG 493 (up to 3 credits) and enrollment in a packaging overseas study program completed under PKG 491 (up to 3 credits) may be used towards this requiremement with advisor approval.
    3. Completion of 9 credits of electives from the following: 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
    EC 360 Private Enterprise and Public Policy 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    Other courses with department approval.
    Courses used to fulfill a concentration requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. d. above.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Packaging, BS (0405)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

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, IAH241G, 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
Conditions:
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 - Packaging - Chemistry
Major - Packaging - Chemistry: 3 courses from CEM141, CEM143, CEM161, or approved coursework

Requirement 12: Major - Packaging - Calculus I and II
Major - Packaging - Calculus I and II: 2 courses from MTH132, MTH133

Requirement 13: Major - Packaging - Principles
Major - Packaging - Principles: 1 course from PKG101

Requirement 14: Major - Packaging - Introductory Packaging Seminar
Major - Packaging - Introductory Packaging Seminar: 1 course from PKG102

Requirement 15: Major - Packaging - Glass and Metal
Major - Packaging - Glass and Metal: 1 course from PKG221

Requirement 16: Major - Packaging - Decision Systems/Tier II
Major - Packaging - Decision Systems/Tier II: 1 course from PKG315

Requirement 17: Major - Packaging - Paper and Paperboard
Major - Packaging - Paper and Paperboard: 1 course from PKG322

Requirement 18: Major - Packaging - Plastics
Major - Packaging - Plastics: 1 course from PKG323

Requirement 19: Major - Packaging - Dynamics
Major - Packaging - Dynamics: 1 course from PKG410

Requirement 20: Major - Packaging - Package Development Technology
Major - Packaging - Package Development Technology: 1 course from PKG411

Requirement 21: Major - Packaging - Processes
Major - Packaging - Processes: 1 course from PKG432

Requirement 22: Major - Packaging - Development/Tier II
Major - Packaging - Development/Tier II: 1 course from PKG485

Requirement 23: Major - Packaging - Packaging Seminar Capstone
Major - Packaging - Packaging Seminar Capstone: 1 course from PKG486

Requirement 24: Major - Packaging - Physics
Major - Packaging - Physics: 2 courses from PHY231, PHY232

Requirement 25: Major - Packaging - Biology/Microbiology/Food Safety
Major - Packaging - Biology/Microbiology/Food Safety: 1 course from FSC342, MMG201

Requirement 26: Major - Packaging - Statistics
Major - Packaging - Statistics: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT315, STT351

Requirement 27: Major - Packaging - Business Focus
Major - Packaging - Business Focus: 3 courses from MKT327, SCM303

Requirement 28: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 30 credits from Packaging Courses

Requirement 29: Major - Packaging - Concentration
Major - Packaging - Concentration: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Packaging Value Chain Management: 18 credits
At least 3 credits from PKG465
At least 6 credits from electives in Packaging.
At least 9 credits from EC301, EC302, EC360, FI320, GBL323, MGT325, MKT327, SCM303
Packaging Science: 18 credits
At least 3 credits from PKG452, PKG455
At least 6 credits from electives in Packaging.
At least 9 credits from BMB200, CE221, FSC211, FSC325, FSC342, FSC401, FSC421, FSC440, MMG201, MMG301, MMG302, STT464, STT465

Requirement 30: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 31: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 32: 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 33: 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.