Undergraduate Degree - Biology Major

Program:
Biology Major
Program Code:
3278 Biology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS08
College:
Lyman Briggs College


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.

Lyman Briggs College

Undergraduate Program

Biology Major

1. Biology
a. A minimum of 41 credits from the courses listed below including:
(1) Organic Chemistry (6 credits):
Both of the following courses:
CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
(2) Biochemistry (4 to 6 credits):
One of the following, either (a) or (b):
(a) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
(b) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I
BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
(3) Advanced Experiential Biology (6 credits):
The following course:
LB 348 Research Experiences in Biology 3
At least 3 credits from the following:
LB 490B Advanced Directed Study – Biology 1 to 4
LB 493 Field Experience 1 to 4
LB 494 Undergraduate Research 1 to 4
Other courses as approved by advisor.
(4) Integrative Biology (16 credits):
All of the following courses:
IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
IBIO 355 Ecology 3
IBIO 445 Evolution (W) 3
MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
(5) Organismal Diversity (3 or 4 credits):
One of the following courses:
ENT 404 Fundamentals of Entomology 3
ENT 422 Aquatic Entomology 3
ENT 470 General Nematology 3
FW 471 Icthyology 4
IBIO 306 Invertebrate Biology 4
IBIO 328 Comparative Anatomy and Biology of  Vertebrates (W) 4
IBIO 360 Biology of Birds 4
IBIO 365 Biology of Mammals 4
IBIO 384 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (W) 4
PLB 402 Biology of Fungi 3
PLB 418 Plant Systematics 4
PLB 424 Algal Biology 4
Other courses as approved by advisor.
(6) Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology (3 or 4 credits):
One of the following courses:
CSS 442 Agricultural Ecology 3
FW 417 Wetland Ecology and Management 3
FW 420 Stream Ecology 3
FW 431 Ecophysiology and Toxicology of Fishes 3
FW 439 Conservation Ethics 3
FW 444 Conservation Biology 3
FW 463 Wildlife Disease Ecology 3
FW 472 Limnology 3
GLG 434 Evolutionary Paleobiology 4
IBIO 303 Oceanography 4
IBIO 313 Animal Behavior 3
IBIO 415 Ecological Aspects of Animal Behavior (W) 3
IBIO 440 Field Ecology and Evolution 4
MMG 425 Microbial Ecology 3
PLB 441 Plant Ecology 3
PLB 443 Restoration Ecology 3
(7) Cellular and Molecular Biology (3 or 4 credits):
One of the following courses:
FSC 440 Food Microbiology 3
IBIO 320 Developmental Biology 4
IBIO 408 Histology 4
IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
MMG 404 Human Genetics 3
MMG 413 Virology 3
MMG 421 Prokaryotic Cell Physiology 3
MMG 425 Microbial Ecology 3
MMG 431 Microbial Genetics 3
MMG 433 Microbial Genomics 3
MMG 445 Microbial Biotechnology (W) 3
MMG 451 Immunology 3
MMG 461 Molecular Pathogenesis 3
MMG 463 Medical Microbiology 3
PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4
Other courses as approved by advisor.

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