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 certiication.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Specialization in Agricultural and Natural Resources Biotechnology
The Specialization in Agricultural and Natural Resources Biotechnology is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in animal science, biosystems engineering, crop and soil sciences, fisheries and wildlife, food science, forestry, and horticulture. The specialization is administered by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The specialization provides the opportunity for students who are enrolled in biological science–related undergraduate programs to become familiar with the concepts, techniques, and issues related to modern biotechnology. The specialization is designed for students who may be planning to pursue graduate study in biotechnology–related disciplines or who may be interested in careers with corporations or agencies for which a basic familiarity with biotechnology is a prerequisite.
With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.
Requirements for the Specialization in Agricultural and Natural Resources Biotechnology
The student must complete:
All of the following courses (7 credits):
Biotechnology in Agriculture: Applications and Ethical Issues
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals
Introduction to Plant Genetics
Complete one of the following, either a. or b. (4 or 5 credits):
Advanced Animal Genetics
Principles of Animal Biotechnology
Biotechnology Applications for Plant Breeding and Genetics