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 Department of Entomology Undergraduate Program Entomology
The undergraduate program in Entomology leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Courses are designed to give the student an understanding of the structure, classification, identification, function, biology, ecology, and management of beneficial and harmful arthropods, and the communities and ecosystems where insects occur.
There are opportunities for undergraduate Entomology students to carry out research projects in department laboratories. Students may also gain work experience in the diverse areas of entomology through employment. Internships and study abroad opportunities are also available, and are strongly encouraged.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology
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 Entomology.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Entomology major is met by completing Entomology 470 or 478 or 479. Those courses are referenced in item 3. b. below.
Students who are enrolled in the Entomology major concentrations may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences by completing Entomology’s mathematics and chemistry requirements and Biological Science 161. These courses meet the laboratory requirement.
The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 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.
The following major requirements:
All of the following courses (46 credits):
Cell and Molecular Biology
Organismal and Population Biology
Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Chemistry Laboratory I
Computing Concepts and Competencies
Fundamentals of Soil Science
Fundamentals of Entomology
Survey of Calculus I
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Introductory Physics Laboratory I
Plants of Michigan
Ecology Laboratory (W)
One of the following courses:
Survey of Calculus II
Higher equivalent course substitutions may be made for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses with advisor approval.
Students who pass a waiver examination will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101.
One of the following courses (3 credits):
General Nematology (W)
Pest Management II: Biological Components of Management Systems (W)
Organic Pest Management (W)
A minimum of 16 credits of course work in entomology as approved by the student's academic advisor.