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New Degree Programs, Department and College Names, Discontinuation of Programs,
Moratoria, Subject Codes

New Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs
(previous four years)
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Undergraduate
Actuarial Science, Coordinate Major Lyman Briggs College, effective Summer 2012
Agricultural Operations, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2015
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education, Bachelor of Science College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2014
Applied Horse Science, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Spring 2015
Arts and Cultural Management, Minor College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2013
Beverage Science and Technology, Specialization College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2013
Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Minor College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2015
Defense Studies and Leadership, Minor College of Social Science, effective Spring 2013
Digital Humanities, Specialization College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2013
Early Care and Education, Bachelor of Arts College of Social Science, effective Summer 2015
Environmental Geography, Bachelor of Science College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014
Experience Architecture, Bachelor of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2013
Food Science, Coordinate Major Lyman Briggs College, effective Spring 2013
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2015
Fruit, Vegetable, and Organic Horticulture Management, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2015
Graphic Design, Minor College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2015
History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Minor Lyman Briggs College, effective Fall 2012
Human Geography, Bachelor of Arts College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014
Korean, Minor College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2015
Landscape Management, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2015
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Sexuality Studies, Specializaiton College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2013
Livestock Industries, Agricultural Technology Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2015
Materials Science and Engineering, Minor College of Engineering, effective Fall 2012
Mathematics, Advanced, Bachelor of Arts College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2012
Mathematics, Advanced, Coordinate Major Lyman Briggs College, effective Summer 2012
Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2012
Neuroscience, Coordinate Major Lyman Briggs College, effective Spring 2013
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Minor College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Fall 2015
Retail Management, Minor College of Business, effective Fall 2015
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Minor College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2014
Technology Systems Management, Minor College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2015
Graduate
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American Legal System, Master of Jurisprudence College of Law, effective Fall 2013
Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education, Certificate College of Education, effective Fall 2013
Applied Parasitology and Public Health, Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Spring 2015
Biostatistics, Master of Science College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2013
Business Analytics, Master of Science College of Business, effective Summer 2014
Chicano/Latino Studies, Certificate College of Social Science, effective Spring 2013
Clinical Research Trials Management, Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2012
Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals, Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Summer 2012
Digital Humanities, Certificate College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2013
Economics of Education, Graduate Specialization College of Education, effective Summer 2012
Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education College of Education, effective Fall 2012
English Language Learner Education, Graduate Certificate College of Education, effective Fall 2015
Environmental and Social System Modeling, Graduate Certificate College of Social Science, effective Spring 2015
Family Community Services, Master of Arts College of Social Science, effective Summer 2013
Food Safety and Toxicology, Certificate College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Summer 2013
Foreign Language Teaching, Master of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2012
Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management, Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2012
Global Food Law, LL.M., M.J. College of Law, effective Fall 2012
Human Resource Management and Development, Certificate College of Business, effective Fall 2013
Journalism, Certificate College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2012
Judicial Administration, Master of Science College of Social Science, effective Spring 2014
Leadership and Managing Teams, Certificate College of Business, effective Fall 2013
Management, Strategy, and Leadership, Master of Science College of Business, effective Fall 2013
Media and Information Studies, Graduate Specialization College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2014
Museum Studies, Graduate Certificate College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2014
Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice College of Nursing, effective Fall 2013
Online Teaching and Learning, Certificate College of Education, effective Summer 2013
Program Evaluation, Master of Arts College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014
Qualitative Research Methods, Graduate Certificate College of Education, effective Fall 2015
Serious Game Design and Research, Certificate College of Communication Arts and Science, effective Fall 2012
Spatial Ecology, Graduate Certificate College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2015
Sports Coaching and Leadership, Graduate Certificate College of Education, effective Summer 2015
Sports Coaching and Leadership, Master of Science College of Education, effective Fall 2015
Strategic Management, Certificate College of Business, effective Fall 2013
Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management, Master of Science College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2013
Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management, Doctor of Philosophy College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2013
Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education, Graduate Certificate College of Education, effective Spring 2012
Department and College Names
(previous four years)
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Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing - name changed to:
  • Department of Advertising and Public Relations
Effective July 1, 2013
Department of Anesthesia
Effective January 1, 2012
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies - name changed to:
  • Department of Community Sustainability
Effective July 1, 2013
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences/Department of Plant Pathology - name changed to:
  • One merged department:

    Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Effective July 1, 2012
Department of Emergency Medicine
Effective January 1, 2012
Department of Epidemiology - name changed to:
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Effective January 1, 2012
Department of Internal Medicine - name changed to:
  • Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties
Effective January 1, 2012
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media - name changed to:
  • Department of Media and Information
Effective July 1, 2014
Department of Translation Science and Molecular Medicine
Effective January 1, 2012
Department of Zoology - name changed to:
  • Department of Integrative Biology
Effective July 1, 2015
Discontinuation of Programs
Undergraduate
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  • Certain programs may have been in moratorium prior to approval for discontinuation. Individuals with a MSU NetID and password may view complete documentation on programs that have been discontinued at https://www.reg.msu.edu/Forms/AcademicPrograms/ProgViewSearch.asp


  • The effective semester noted in the listing below indicates the term in which the coding for the program will end. Current students must complete their requirements prior to this effective date in order to graduate with this degree.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications, B.S., effective Spring 2012
American Studies, Bachelor of Arts, effective Summer 2014
American Studies, Minor, effective Fall 2014
Anthropology, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, effective Spring 2013
Agriscience, B.S., effective Spring 2012
Apparel and Textile Design, B.S., effective Spring 2013
Canadian Studies, Specialization, effective Summer 2014
Child Development, B.S., effective Fall 2012
Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Bachelor of Arts, effective Fall 2015
East Asian Languages and Cultures, B.A., effective Spring 2015
Environmental Science, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, effective Fall 2013
Environmental Studies and Applications, B.S., effective Spring 2012
General Business Administration-Prelaw, Bachelor of Arts, effective Summer 2012
International Business, Specialization, effective Fall 2014
Kinesiology (Teacher Certification Option only), Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2014
Music Therapy, B.Mus., effective Spring 2014
Organic Farming, Agricultural Technology Certificate, effective Summer 2014
Retailing, B.S., effective Fall 2015
Special Education (Deaf Education Area of Emphasis), Bachelor of Arts, effective Spring 2014
Graduate
Applied Developmental Science, Specialization, effective Summer 2013
Bioethics, Humanities and Society, M.A., effective Fall 2014
Biological Science-Interdepartmental, M.S., effective Spring 2015
Counseling, M.A., effective Fall 2014
Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, Educational Specialist, effective Summer 2013
Educational Assessment for K-12 Practitioners, Graduate Certificate, effective Fall 2012
Family Studies, M.A., effective Fall 2014
Food and Agricultural Standards, Specialization, effective Summer 2013
General Science, M.A.T., effective Spring 2015
Geography, M.A., effective Summer 2014
Human Environment: Design and Management, Ph.D., effective Fall 2012
Industrial Microbiology, M.S., effective Fall 2014
Integrated Pest Management, M.S., effective Fall 2012
Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Global Applications, M.A., effective Spring 2013
K-12 Educational Administration, Educational Specialist, effective Spring 2015
Literacy Instruction, M.A., effective Spring 2015
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A., effective Fall 2014
Music Therapy, M.Mus., effective Spring 2014
Operations and Engineering Management, M.S., effective Spring 2014
Physical Science-Interdepartmental, M.S., effective Spring 2015
Retailing, M.S., effective Summer 2013
Retailing, Ph.D., effective Summer 2015
Special Education (Emotional Impairment Area of Emphasis), M.A., effective Spring 2015
Theatre, M.A., effective Summer 2015
Zoo and Aquarium Management, M.S., effective Summer 2013
Moratoria
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  • A moratorium is a time-limited suspension of admission to an academic program such as a degree program or a specialization. Moratoria may be requested for one semester or longer.


  • A moratorium is requested in anticipation of: insufficient staff, program review likely to result in significant program change, low demand, and other reasons.


  • A moratorium should always be placed on an academic program under consideration for discontinuation. Moratoria may be removed so a program can resume its regular offering.


  • The following list of moratoria represent those approved by the Office of the Provost. Programs in moratorium that result in discontinuation also appear above under "Discontinuation of Programs."
Undergraduate
African American History and Culture, Specialization College of Social Science, effective Spring 2014 - Fall 2015
Classical Studies, Bachelor of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2010 - Fall 2015
Computational Chemistry, Bachelor of Science College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2013 - Spring 2015
Design, Specialization College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2015 - Fall 2019
Diagnostic Molecular Science, Bachelor of Science College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2013 - Summer 2015
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science College of Engineering, effective Summer 2015 - Summer 2016
Environmental Soil Science, Bachelor of Science College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2010 - Fall 2014
Gender and Global Change, Specialization College of Social Science, effective Fall 2015 - Summer 2016
Geography, Bachelor of Arts College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014 - Fall 2015
Geography, Bachelor of Science College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014 - Fall 2015
Media Arts and Technology, Bachelor of Arts College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Spring 2012 - Summer 2016
Media and Communication Technology, Bachelor of Science College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Spring 2012 - Summer 2016
Plant Pathology, Bachelor of Science College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2010 - Fall 2014
Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture, Specialization College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
Spatial Information Processing, Specialization College of Social Science, effective Summer 2014 - Summer 2015
Sustainability, Specialization College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2013 - Summer 2016
Technology Systems Management, Bachelor of Science College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Spring 2011 - Spring 2017
Women, Gender and Social Justice, Specialization College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
Graduate
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Graduate Certificate College of Nursing, effective Fall 2015 - Fall 2015
Agribusiness, Specialization College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
American Studies, Master of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2010 - Summer 2015
American Studies, Doctor of Philosophy College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2010 - Summer 2017
Ethics and Development, Graduate Specialization College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2015 - Fall 2015
Geographic Information Science, Master of Science College of Social Science, effective Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
Health Professions Education, Master of Arts College of Education, effective Spring 2015 - Fall 2016
History-Secondary School Teaching, Master of Arts College of Social Science, effective Spring 2010 - Spring 2015
Interior Design and Facilities Management, Master of Arts College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Spring 2011 - Fall 2014
Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate College of Nursing, effective Fall 2015 - Fall 2015
Subject Codes
(previous four years)
Changes
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AFRE (Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics), effective Summer 2015 - (Replaces the subject code of AEC)
HRLR (Human Resources and Labor Relations), effective Summer 2012 - (Replaces the subject code of LIR)
ISE (Integrated Science Education), effective Fall 2012 - (Replaces the subject code of SME)
MI (Media and Information), effective Fall 2015 - (Replaces the subject code of TC)
New
AAAS (African American and African Studies), effective Summer 2012
BMS (BioMolecular Science), effective Fall 2013
CSUS (Community Sustainability), effective Fall 2014
EM (Emergency Medicine), effective Fall 2012
FLM (Film Studies), effective Fall 2014
FLT (Foreign Language Teaching), effective Summer 2014
JS (Jewish Studies), effective Fall 2014
KOR (Korean), effective Fall 2014
Course Descriptions