Undergraduate Degree - Biological Science-Interdepartmental

Program:
Biological Science-Interdepartmental
Program Code:
3784 Biological Science-Interdept
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68


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 Natural Science

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program
Biological Science-Interdepartmental

The biological science–interdepartmental major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in fields that comprise biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among such fields.  This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach biological sciences in middle and secondary schools.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science–Interdepartmental

  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 Biological Science–Interdepartmental.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Biological Sciences—Interdepartmental major is met by completing NSC 401.  That course is referenced in item 3.a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science 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.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (30 credits):  
      CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
      CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
      ISE 401 Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools (W) 4
      PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
      ZOL 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
      ZOL 355 Ecology 3
      ZOL 355L Ecology Laboratory (W) 1
      ZOL 445 Evolution (W) 3
    b. One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):  
      (1) BS  161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
        BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
        BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
      (2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
        BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
        BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
      (3) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
        LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
    c. One of the following groups of courses (9 to 12 credits):
      (1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
        CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
        CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
        CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      (2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry  4
        CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
        CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
        CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      (3) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
        CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
        CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
        CEM 186H Honors Chemistry Laboratory II 2
    d. One of the following pairs of courses (6 or 7 credits):  
      (1) MTH 132 Calculus I 3
        MTH 133 Calculus II 4
      (2) MTH 132 Calculus I 3
        STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
      (3) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
        MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
      (4) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
        STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
      (5) MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
        MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3
    e. One of the following pairs of courses (6 or 8 credits):  
      (1) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
        PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
      (2) PHY 193H Honors Physics I–Mechanics 3
        PHY 294H Honors Physics II–Electromagnetism 3
      (3) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
        PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    f. One of the following pairs of courses (2 credits):  
      (1) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
        PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
      (2) PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
        PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    g. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (8 credits):  
      (1) Two of the following courses:  
        BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
        ZOL 408 Histology 4
        ZOL 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
      (2) Both of the following courses:  
        MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
        MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
        One of the following courses:  
        BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
        ZOL 408 Histology 4
        ZOL 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
    h. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
      PLB 301 Introductory Plant Physiology 3
      PLB 418 Plant Systematics 3
      PLB 434 Plant Structure and Function 4
      PLP 405 Plant Pathology 3

 


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.


Biological Science-Interdepartmental, BS (3784)

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 - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Biology and Laboratory
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Biology and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB144, LB145
4 courses from BS181H, BS182H, BS191H, BS192H
4 courses from BS161, BS162, BS171, BS172

Requirement 12: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory: 3 courses from CEM251, CEM252, CEM255

Requirement 13: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Quantitative Analysis
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Quantitative Analysis: 1 course from CEM262

Requirement 14: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools: 1 course from ISE401

Requirement 15: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Introductory Physiology
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Introductory Physiology: 1 course from PSL250

Requirement 16: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Ecology and Laboratory
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Ecology and Laboratory: 2 courses from ZOL355, ZOL355L

Requirement 17: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Genetics
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Genetics: 1 course from ZOL341

Requirement 18: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Evolution
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Evolution: 1 course from ZOL445

Requirement 19: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Calculus I and II
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Calculus I and II: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from MTH124, MTH126
2 courses from MTH132, MTH133
2 courses from MTH152H, MTH153H
2 courses from MTH132, STT201
2 courses from MTH124, STT201

Requirement 20: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Chemistry and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
4 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H, CEM185H, CEM186H
4 courses from CEM151, CEM152, CEM161, CEM162
4 courses from CEM141, CEM142, CEM161, CEM162

Requirement 21: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Physics I and II
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Physics I and II: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from PHY183, PHY184
2 courses from PHY193H, PHY294H
2 courses from PHY231, PHY232

Requirement 22: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Physics Laboratory I and II
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Physics Laboratory I and II: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from PHY251, PHY252
2 courses from PHY191, PHY192

Requirement 23: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Plants
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Plants: 1 course from PLB301, PLB418, PLB434, PLP405

Requirement 24: Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Elective
Major - Biological Science - Interdepartmental - Elective: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Group 1: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from BMB401, ZOL408, ZOL425
Group 2: 3 courses
At least 2 courses from MMG301, MMG302
At least 1 course from BMB401, ZOL408, ZOL425

Requirement 25: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 26: 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 27: 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.