Undergraduate Degree - Environmental Biology/Zoology

Program:
Environmental Biology/Zoology
Program Code:
3946 Environmental Biology/Zoology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS96
Department:
Department of Integrative Biology
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


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

Department of Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Programs
Environmental Biology/Zoology

The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in environmental biology/zoology is to help students to understand the concepts of environmental biology and to apply those concepts to improve both the natural environment and the environment perturbed by human activities.  The focus of the program is on animal biology.  The integrative biology courses in the program emphasize ecology, systematics, and environmental science.  

Students who are enrolled in this program may complete an optional capstone course:  Integrative Biology 494 or 496.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology/Zoology

  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 Environmental Biology/Zoology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Environmental Biology/Zoology major is met by completing two of the following courses: Integrative Biology 328, 353, 355L, 384, 415, 425, 445, 450, 483; 485.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. 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 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 an d Population Biology Laboratory  2
    (3) LB  144 Biology I: Organismal Biology  4
    LB  145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology  5
    b. One of the following groups of courses (5 or 6 credits):
    (1) CEM  141 General Chemistry  4
    CEM  161 Chemistry Laboratory I  1
    (2) CEM  181H  Honors Chemistry I  4
    CEM  185H  Honors Chemistry Laboratory I  2
    (3) LB  171 Principles of Chemistry I  4
    LB  171L  Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory  1
    c. One course from each of the following groups of courses (6 credits):
    (1) CEM  251 Organic Chemistry I  3
          CEM  351 Organic Chemistry I  3
    (2) CEM  252 Organic Chemistry II  3
    CEM  352 Organic Chemistry II  3
    (3) CEM  255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory  2
    CEM  355 Organic Laboratory I  2
    d. One of the following groups of courses (8 to 10 credits):
    (1) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I  3
    PHY  232 Introductory Physics II  3
          PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I  1
    PHY  252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II  1
    (2) PHY  183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  4
    (3) LB 273 Physics I 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    e. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): 
       MTH  124 Survey of Calculus I  3
       MTH  132 Calculus I  3
       MTH  152H  Honors Calculus I  3
       LB  118 Calculus I  4
    f. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): 
    MTH  126 Survey of Calculus II  3
       MTH  133 Calculus II  4
       MTH  153H  Honors Calculus II  3
       LB  119 Calculus II  4
       STT  201 Statistical Methods  4
       STT  224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Ecologists 3
       STT  231 Statistics for Scientists  3
       STT  421 Statistics I  3
    g. All of the following courses (25 credits): 
       CSS  210 Fundamentals of Soil Science  3
       IBIO  306 Invertebrate Biology  4
       IBIO  341 Fundamental Genetics  4
       IBIO  355 Ecology  3
       IBIO  355L  Ecology Laboratory (W)  1
       IBIO  445 Evolution (W)  3
       IBIO  483 Environmental Physiology (W)  4
       PLB  441 Plant Ecology  3
    Entomology 404 may be substituted for Integrative Biology 306. Forestry 404 may be substituted for Plant Biology 441.
    h. One course or pair of courses from each of the following four groups of courses (13 to 15 credits):
    (1) FW  471 Ichthyology  4
       IBIO  360 Biology of Birds  4
          IBIO  365 Biology of Mammals  4
          IBIO  384 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (W)  4
       (2) PLB  218 Plants of Michigan  3
          PLB  418 Plant Systematics  3
       (3) FW  420 Stream Ecology  3
          GEO  221 Introduction to Geographic Information  3
          and
       GEO  221L  Introduction to Geographic Information Laboratory  1
          GEO  324 Remote Sensing of the Environment  4
          IBIO  353 Marine Biology (W)  4
          IBIO  485 Tropical Biology (W)  3
          PLB  424 Algal Biology  4
    Both Geography 221 and 221L must be completed to satisfy this requirement.
       (4) FW  416 Marine Ecosystem Management  3
          FW  472 Limnology  3
          GLG  421 Environmental Geochemistry  4
          IBIO  357 Global Change Biology (W) 3
          IBIO  446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy  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.


Environmental Biology/Zoology, BS (3946)

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 - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Biology and Laboratory
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - 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 - Environmental Biology/ Plant Biology - General Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Environmental Biology/ Plant Biology - General Chemistry and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from CEM181H, CEM185H
2 courses from CEM141, CEM161
2 courses from LB171, LB171L

Requirement 13: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory: A total 3 courses
At least 1 course from CEM251, CEM351
At least 1 course from CEM252, CEM352
At least 1 course from CEM255, CEM355

Requirement 14: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Physics and Laboratory
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Physics and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB273, LB274
2 courses from PHY183, PHY184
4 courses from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252

Requirement 15: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Calculus I
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, LB118

Requirement 16: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Calculus II
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Calculus II: 1 course from MTH126, MTH133, MTH153H, LB119, STT201, STT224, STT231, STT421

Requirement 17: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Soil Science
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Soil Science: 1 course from CSS210

Requirement 18: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Plant Ecology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Plant Ecology: 1 course from PLB441, FOR404

Requirement 19: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Invertebrate Biology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Invertebrate Biology: 1 course from IBIO306, ENT404

Requirement 20: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Genetics
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Genetics: 1 course from IBIO341

Requirement 21: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Ecology and Laboratory
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Ecology and Laboratory: 2 courses from IBIO355, IBIO355L

Requirement 22: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Evolution
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Evolution: 1 course from IBIO445

Requirement 23: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Environmental Physiology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Environmental Physiology: 1 course from IBIO483

Requirement 24: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Animal Biology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Animal Biology: 1 course from IBIO360, IBIO365, IBIO384, IBIO471

Requirement 25: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Plant Biology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Plant Biology: 1 course from PLB218, PLB418

Requirement 26: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Aquatic Biology
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Aquatic Biology: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from FW420, GEO324, IBIO353, IBIO485, PLB424
2 courses from GEO221, GEO221L

Requirement 27: Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Field Techniques
Major - Environmental Biology/Zoology - Field Techniques: 1 course from FW416, GLG421, FW472, IBIO357, IBIO446

Requirement 28: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 33 credits from EnvBiol/Zoology-Courses

Requirement 29: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 30: 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 31: 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.