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Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Bachelor of Science

Actuarial Science

This major is an interdisciplinary program that provides comprehensive training as a major or a specialization to highly motivated students in the College of Natural Science. Finance, economics, accounting, computer science, statistics and probability all play a significant role in the education of our next generations of actuaries.
Minor

Actuarial Science

This minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in any bachelor’s degree program at Michigan State University. This minor complements a number of major fields such as mathematics, statistics and probability, finance, and economics.
Bachelor of Science

Astrophysics

This major combines the elements of a liberal education with thorough preparation in biochemistry and molecular biology and the underlying principles of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

This major combines the elements of a liberal education with thorough preparation in biochemistry and molecular biology and the underlying principles of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology / Biotechnology

This major is intended primarily for students who plan to pursue careers in industry, veterinary medicine or related health sciences or for students who plan advanced study in biotechnology and molecular biology.
Bachelor of Science

Biomedical Laboratory Science

This major is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of laboratory settings or to pursue graduate or advanced professional education.
Bachelor of Science

Chemical Physics

The chemical physics major provides a strong foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics for students who have a professional interest in the areas of overlap between chemistry and physics.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

As a chemistry major you will study the properties, composition and reactions of different substances within the framework of the four principal areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Computational Mathematics

A bachelor's degree in computational mathematics provides students with a strong mathematical foundation in problem solving and mathematical proof.
Minor

Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering

This minor complements a students' major by providing a strong background in computational modeling of a variety of systems using a broad range of computational techniques, functional and object-oriented computer programming, practice in computational thinking, as well as in-depth exposure to some subset of discipline-focused or methodology-focused topics in computational and or data science.
Bachelor of Science

Data Science

This major is designed to provide students with a strong background in data science using a broad range of computational techniques, practice in statistical thinking, as well as in-depth exposure to topics in data science.
Minor

Data Science

This minor is designed to provide students with a strong background in data science using a broad range of computational techniques, practice in statistical thinking, as well as in-depth exposure to topics in data science.
Bachelor of Science

Environmental Biology - Microbiology

This major is designed to prepare students for work and study in all aspects of the environment, especially those relating to environmental protection and remediation.
Bachelor of Science

Environmental Biology - Plant Biology

This major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers involving plants and the environment or who plan to pursue graduate study in the biological sciences.
Minor

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

This minor includes opportunities to study topics ranging from wetlands remediation to geographic information systems (GIS). In addition, students may elect to study alongside world-class faculty engaged in environmental research.
Bachelor of Science

Environmental Biology - Zoology

This major is designed to help students understand the concepts of environmental biology and to apply those concepts to improve both the natural environment and the environment affected by human activities.
Bachelor of Science

Environmental Geosciences

The environmental geosciences major is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the environmental sciences with core training in the earth sciences.
Bachelor of Science

Genomics and Molecular Genetics

This major is designed to provide a broad foundation in science, with emphasis on genomics and molecular genetics.
Bachelor of Science

Geological Sciences

The geological sciences major is designed for students seeking a foundation in the structure, composition and processes of the solid Earth, including such fields as natural hazards, high-temperature geochemistry, geophysics and paleontology.
Bachelor of Science

Human Biology

This major is designed for students who want a broad background in the biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among these fields. This program is for those who plan to pursue careers in the health care professions but are not interested in a teaching option.
Bachelor of Science

Integrated Science Secondary Education

This major comprises of courses that will provide students a strong foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space science.
Bachelor of Science

Integrative Biology

This major provides students with an integrated foundation in biology and its underpinnings in chemistry, math, and physics. It prepares students for graduate and professional study and provide the skillsets necessary to enter the workforce.
Bachelor of Science

Integrative Biology

This major for persons who want a broad background in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics and to understand the interrelationships between these disciplines. This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach science (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics) in secondary schools.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Mathematics

This major provides students with a strong mathematical foundation in problem solving and mathematical proof. Senior-level courses require extensive theoretical mathematics necessary for graduate work in multiple fields, applications to the education field and/or work with applications to industry.
Minor

Mathematics

This minor which is administered by the Department of Mathematics, will broaden students' understanding and application of mathematical concepts to their chosen field of study.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Mathematics Advanced

A Bachelor's degree in advanced mathematics provides students with a strong mathematical foundation in problem solving and mathematical proof. Extensive mathematics is completed beyond the requirements for a standard degree in mathematics.
Bachelor of Science

Medical Laboratory Sciences

This major is for persons who want a broad background in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics and to understand the interrelationships between these disciplines. This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach science (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics) in secondary schools.
Bachelor of Science

Microbiology

This major provides a broad foundation in science, with emphasis in microbiology. The program also provides the basis for professional studies, such as medicine, dentistry, or forensic or clinical laboratory science.
Bachelor of Science

Neuroscience

Neuroscience is for students who wish to pursue a career in which a broad-based knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system is necessary, including research, education, health care and business.
Bachelor of Science

Physiology

The degree program in physiology combines elements of a liberal education with thorough preparation in molecular, cellular and organ systems physiology.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Physics

As a physics major you will have the opportunity to study all aspects of the physical universe through means of observation, experimentation, theoretical constructions and computer simulations.
Bachelor of Science

Plant Biology

The plant biology major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in plant biotechnology industries, nurseries, botanical gardens, museums, herbaria, agricultural extension or research laboratories, or who plan to pursue graduate study in the field of plant biology or related disciplines.
Bachelor of Science

Quantitative Risk Analytics

This major provides students with the quantitative skills necessary for employment in the insurance and risk industries, broadly construed to include a mathematical treatment of probability and statistics, interest-rate theory and financial mathematics.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Statistics

This major prepares students for careers in the modern, data-driven world. The program provides a solid background in mathematics and programming and builds upon this background with course work in probability, statistics, computational methods for data science and application of statistics and probability.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Zoology

A zoology degree provides students with an integrative study of animal biology across all levels of biological organization - from genes all the way up to entire ecosystems.