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.

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.


LB Biology - Field of Concentration, BS (3278)

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 - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Organic Chemistry I & II
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Organic Chemistry I & II: 2 courses from CEM251, CEM252

Requirement 12: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Biochemistry
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Biochemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from BMB401
2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 13: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Research Experiences in Biology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Research Experiences in Biology: 1 course from LB348

Requirement 14: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Advanced Experimental Biology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Advanced Experimental Biology: 3 credits from LB490B, LB493, LB494

Requirement 15: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Fundamental Genetics
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Fundamental Genetics: 1 course from IBIO341

Requirement 16: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Ecology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Ecology: 1 course from IBIO355

Requirement 17: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Evolution (W)
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Evolution (W): 1 course from IBIO445

Requirement 18: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Introductory Microbiology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Introductory Microbiology: 1 course from MMG301

Requirement 19: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Eukaryotic Cell Biology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Eukaryotic Cell Biology: 1 course from MMG409

Requirement 20: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Organismal Diversity
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Organismal Diversity: 1 course from ENT404, ENT422, ENT470, FW471, IBIO306, IBIO328, IBIO360, IBIO365, IBIO384, PLB402, PLB418, PLB424

Requirement 21: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology: 1 course from CSS442, FW417, FW420, FW431, FW439, FW444, FW463, FW472, GLG434, IBIO303, IBIO313, IBIO415, IBIO440, MMG425, PLB441, PLB443

Requirement 22: Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Major - LB Biology - Field Of Concentration - Cellular and Molecular Biology: 1 course from FSC440, IBIO320, IBIO408, IBIO425, MMG404, MMG413, MMG421, MMG431, MMG433, MMG445, MMG451, MMG461, MMG463, PSL310, PSL431

Requirement 23: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) I - Tier I
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) I - Tier I: 1 course from LB133, WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H

Requirement 24: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Mathematics and Statistics
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Mathematics and Statistics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB118, LB119
2 courses from LB118, STT231
2 courses from MTH132, STT231
2 courses from MTH132, MTH133
2 courses from MTH152H, MTH153H

Requirement 25: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Biology
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Biology: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB144, LB145
4 courses from BS161, BS162, BS171, BS172
4 courses from BS181H, BS182H, BS191H, BS192H

Requirement 26: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Chemistry
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 courses from LB171, LB171L, CEM143
3 courses from CEM141, CEM161, CEM251
3 courses from LB171, LB171L, CEM251
3 courses from CEM151, CEM152, CEM161
3 courses from CEM141, CEM143, CEM161
3 courses from CEM141, CEM142, CEM161
3 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H, CEM185H
4 courses from LB171, LB171L, LB172, LB172L

Requirement 27: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Physics
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Physics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB273, LB274
2 courses from PHY183, PHY184
2 courses from PHY183B, PHY184B
2 courses from PHY193H, PHY294H
4 courses from PHY181B, PHY182B, PHY251, PHY252
4 courses from PHY231B, PHY232B, PHY251, PHY252
4 courses from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252

Requirement 28: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) II
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) II: 1 course from LB331, LB332, LB333, LB334, LB335, LB336, LB355

Requirement 29: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) III
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) III: 1 course from LB330, LB331, LB332, LB333, LB334, LB335, LB336, LB355, LB490E, ENG483, HST425

Requirement 30: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) - Tier II
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) - Tier II: 1 course from LB332, LB333, LB334, LB335, LB336, LB355, ENG483, HST425

Requirement 31: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Senior Seminar
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Senior Seminar: 1 course from LB492

Requirement 32: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 33: 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 34: 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.