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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
Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media, Minor College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2016
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
Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Minor College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2016
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
Early Childhood-General and Special Education, Disciplinary Teaching Minor College of Social Science, effective Fall 2016
Economic Geography, Bachelor of Science College of Social Science, effective Fall 2016
Energy, Minor College of Engineering, effective Fall 2016
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, Bachelor of Fine Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2016
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
Leadership of Organizations, Minor College of Social Science, effective Fall 2016
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
Lyman Briggs, 3 + 4 Option Lyman Briggs College, effective Spring 2016
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
Sports Business Management, Minor College of Business, effective Spring 2016
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, efective Fall 2015
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Graduate
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
Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science College of Engineering, effective Fall 2016
Biomedical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy College of Engineering, effective Fall 2016
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
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Master of Science College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2016
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2016
Computational Modeling, Graduate Certificate College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2016
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
High-Performance Computing, Graduate Certificate College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2016
Human Resource Management and Development, Certificate College of Business, effective Fall 2013
International Business, Master of Science College of Business, effective Fall 2016
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
Medical Partners in Public Health, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Summer 2016
Museum Studies, Graduate Certificate College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2014
Nonprofit Fundraising, Graduate Specialization College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Summer 2016
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
Program Evaluation, Graduate Certificate College of Social Science, effective Fall 2016
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
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Department and College Names
(previous four years)
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 Geography - name changed to:
  • Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
    Effective July 1, 2016
Department of Geological Sciences - name changed to:
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Effective July 1, 2016
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
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Discontinuation of Programs
Undergraduate
  • 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.aspx

  • 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
Classical Studies, B.A., effective Spring 2016
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 Soil Science, B.S., effective Spring 2015
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
Media Arts and Technology, B.A., effective Fall 2016
Media and Communication Technology, B.S., effective Fall 2016
Music Therapy, B.Mus., effective Spring 2014
Organic Farming, Agricultural Technology Certificate, effective Summer 2014
Plant Pathology, B.S., effective Spring 2015
Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture, Specialization, effective Spring 2017
Retailing, B.S., effective Fall 2015
Spatial Information Processing, Specialization, effective Fall 2015
Special Education (Deaf Education Area of Emphasis), Bachelor of Arts, effective Spring 2014
Women, Gender and Social Justice, Specialization, effective Spring 2017
Graduate
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Graduate Certificate, effective Spring 2016
Aribusiness, Specialization, effective Summer 2016
American Studies, Master of Arts, effective Fall 2015
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
Interior Design and Facilities Management, M.A., effective Spring 2016
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
Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate, effective Spring 2016
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
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Moratoria
  • 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 - Spring 2016
Computational Chemistry, Bachelor of Science College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2013 - Spring 2017
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
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 - Summer 2016
Geography, Bachelor of Science College of Social Science, effective Fall 2014 - Summer 2016
Global and Area Studies-Social Science, Bachelor of Science College of Social Science, effective Summer 2016 - Spring 2019
Media and Information, Bachelor of Science College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2016 - Summer 2020
Nutritional Sciences, Minor College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Spring 2016 - Summer 2016
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
Graduate
American Studies, Doctor of Philosophy College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2010 - Summer 2017
Applied Parasitology and Public Health, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Applied Spanish Linguistics, Master of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Spring 2016 - Spring 2016
Clinical Research Trials Management, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Ethics and Development, Graduate Specialization College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2015 - Fall 2017
Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration College of Business, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2016
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 2017
International Public Health, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Linked Media and Information, Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2017
Public Health Administration, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Public Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
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Subject Codes
(previous four years)
Changes
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)
IBIO (Integrative Biology), effective Fall 2016 - (Replaces the subject code of ZOL)
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
ACM (Arts and Cultural Management), effective Fall 2017
BMS (BioMolecular Science), effective Fall 2013
CSUS (Community Sustainability), effective Fall 2014
DH (Digital Humanities), effective Fall 2017
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
MUSM (Museum Studies), effective Fall 2017
XA (Experience Architecture), effective Fall 2017
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