Undergraduate Degree - Physical Science - Interdepartmental

Program:
Physical Science - Interdepartmental
Program Code:
3802 Physical Science
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
Physical Science - Interdepartmental

The physical science–interdepartmental major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in both physics and chemistry and to understand the interrelationships between these disciplines. This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach physics, chemistry and/or physical science in secondary schools.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in  Physical 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 Physical Science–Interdepartmental.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Physical Science—Interdepartmental major is met by completing Science and Mathematics Education 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. One of the following courses (4 credits):  
      CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
      CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    c. All of the following courses (57 credits):  
      CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
      CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
      CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
      CEM 383 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
      ISE 401 Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools (W) 4
      MTH 132 Calculus I 3
      MTH 133 Calculus II 4
      MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
      MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
      PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
      PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
      PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
      PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
      PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 3
      PHY 431 Optics I 3
      PHY 440 Electronics 4
      An approved elective in chemistry or physics 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
      BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
      ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment 3
      PLB 105 Plant Biology 3
      PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
      ZOL 141 Introductory Human Genetics 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.


Physical Science - Interdepartmental, BS (3802)

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 - Physical Science - Chemistry I
Major - Physical Science - Chemistry I: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151

Requirement 12: Major - Physical Science - Chemistry II
Major - Physical Science - Chemistry II: 1 course from CEM142, CEM152

Requirement 13: Major - Physical Science - Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Physical Science - Chemistry Laboratory: 2 courses from CEM161, CEM162

Requirement 14: Major - Physical Science - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Physical Science - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory: 3 courses from CEM251, CEM252, CEM255

Requirement 15: Major - Physical Science - Quantitative Analysis
Major - Physical Science - Quantitative Analysis: 1 course from CEM262

Requirement 16: Major - Physical Science - Physical Chemistry
Major - Physical Science - Physical Chemistry: 1 course from CEM383

Requirement 17: Major - Physical Science - Calculus
Major - Physical Science - Calculus: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234

Requirement 18: Major - Physical Science - Differential Equations
Major - Physical Science - Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH235

Requirement 19: Major - Physical Science - Physics and Laboratory I and II
Major - Physical Science - Physics and Laboratory I and II: 4 courses from PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192

Requirement 20: Major - Physical Science - Thermodynamics
Major - Physical Science - Thermodynamics: 1 course from PHY215

Requirement 21: Major - Physical Science - Optics
Major - Physical Science - Optics: 1 course from PHY431

Requirement 22: Major - Physical Science - Electronics
Major - Physical Science - Electronics: 1 course from PHY440

Requirement 23: Major - Physical Science - Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools
Major - Physical Science - Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools: 1 course from ISE401

Requirement 24: Major - Physical Science - Approved CEM or PHY Elective
Major - Physical Science - Approved CEM or PHY Elective: 3 credits from Approved elective in chemistry or physics. See academic advisor.

Requirement 25: Major - Physical Science - Alternative Biological Science
Major - Physical Science - Alternative Biological Science: 1 course from BS161, BS162, ENT205, PLB105, PSL250, ZOL141

Requirement 26: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

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.