BS Zoology with a concentration in Zoo and Aquarium Science.

 

 

 

ABOUT YOUR CONCENTRATION:
As of SS 2010, your concentration will be listed on your transcript only. Your diploma will read "Bachelor of Science in Zoology." It will NOT list your concentration.

 

 

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Degree Requirements

Within the minimum of 120 credits (123 crs. if the student took MTH 1825 at MSU) necessary for a MSU Bachelor's degree, BS Zoology majors must complete these sets of requirements:

GENERAL degree requirements
UNIVERSITY requirements
COLLEGE of Natural Science requirements
ZOOLOGY Department requirements

These usually do not add up to 120 credits.  Additional credits from general ELECTIVE courses may be needed to reach 120 (123) credits.

 

 

This requirement list is for informational purposes.   Students are expected to check with their advisor at least once a year to verify requirements and to discuss program planning and course selection.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL DEGREE Requirements:

*  GPA is Grade Point AVERAGE

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY Requirements:

 COMPLETE ALL of the following courses:

CourseCourse TitleSemester OfferedCredits
WRA 110-150 Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures F, S, U 4
IAH 201-210 Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities F, S, U 4
IAH 211 (or higher) Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities F, S, U 4
ISS 2XX Integrative Studies in Social Science F, S, U 4
ISS 3XX Integrative Studies in Social Science F, S, U 4
       
(F = Fall, S = Spring, U = sUmmer, KB = Kellogg Biological Station)

 

The IAH and ISS Diversity requirement

About ISB / ISP

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE of NATURAL SCIENCE Requirements:

 COMPLETE ALL of the following courses:
CourseCourse TitleSemester OfferedCredits
BS 161 Cell & Molecular Biology F, S, U 3
BS 162 Organismal & Population Biology F, S, U 3
BS 171 Cell & Molecular Biology Lab F, S, U 2
BS 172 Organismal & Population Biology Lab F, S, U 2
CEM 141 General Chemistry F, S, U 4
CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I F, S, U 1
CEM 251 * Organic Chemistry I * F, S, U 3
CEM 252 * Organic Chemistry II * F, S, U 3
CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Lab F, S, U 2
PHY 231 Introductory Physics I F, S, U 3
PHY 232 Introductory Physics II F, S, U 3
PHY 251 Introductory Physics Lab I F, S, U 1
PHY 252 Introductory Physics Lab II F, S, U 1
 
* CEM 252 builds on knowledge from 251. The Department recommends taking the organic chemistry classes consecutive semesters [e.g. FS - SS] so there is less of a break between courses.
 
 
 
Level 1 (calculus).  Complete one of the following courses:
CourseCourse TitleSemester OfferedCredits
MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I F, S, U 3
MTH 132 Calculus I F, S, U 3
       
       
Level 2 (calculus or STT).  Complete one of the following courses:
CourseCourse TitleSemester OfferedCredits
MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II F, S, U 3
MTH 133 Calculus II F, S, U 4
STT 201 Statistical Methods F, S, U 4
STT 224 Intro. to Probability & Statistics for Ecologists S 3
STT 231 Statistics for Scientists F, S, U 3
STT 421 Statistics I F, S, U 3
       
(F = Fall, S = Spring, U = sUmmer, KB = Kellogg Biological Station)

 

Prerequisite MTH courses

How do you decide between MTH 124 or 132?

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT of ZOOLOGY Requirements

for the concentration in Zoo and Aquarium Science


 

This concentration has 44 CREDITS OF REQUIREMENTS which come from completing the following (4) course groups:

 
I.      Complete all of the following courses:
CourseCourse TitleSemester Offered ***Credits
ZOL 313 Animal Behavior F, S, U 3
ZOL 320 Developmental Biology F 4
ZOL 328 * Comparative Anatomy & Biology of Vertebrates (W) S 4
ZOL 341 Fundamental Genetics F, S, U 4
ZOL 355, 355L Ecology, Ecology Lab (W) F, S, U, KB 3,1
ZOL 369 * Introduction to Zoo and Aquarium Science S 3
ZOL 445 Evolution (W) F, S 3
ZOL 489 Seminar in Zoo and Aquarium Science (2 semesters) F, S 2
ZOL 498 Capstone: Zoo and Aquarium Science Internship F, S, U 4
       
       
II.      Complete one of the following courses:
FW 471 Ichthyology F 4
ZOL 365 Biology of Mammals S 4
ZOL 360 Biology of Birds F 4
ZOL 384 Biology of Amphibians & Reptiles F 3
       
       
III.      Complete one of the following courses:
ANS 313 Principles of Animal Feeding & Nutrition F 4
ANS 314 Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals F 4
ANS 315 Anatomy & Physiology of Farm Animals S 4
FW 444 Conservation Biology F 3
FW 472 Limnology F 3
ZOL 353 Marine Biology (W) F 4
       
       
IV.      Complete two of the following courses:
ANS 405 Endocrinology of Reproduction F 4
ANS 455 Avian Physiology S 4
FW 424 Population Analysis & Management F 4
GEO 324 Remote Sensing of the Environment F 4
SOC 412 Animals, People & Nature S 3
ZOL 303 Oceanography F 4
ZOL 306 Invertebrate Biology F 4
ZOL 483 Environmental Physiology (W) S 4
ZOL 485 Tropical Biology S 3
       
       
       
Additional course: Complete one or more special courses (Note: The credits for this course are not counted toward the 44 credits required for this concentration):
       
AL 485 Foundations of Museum Studies F 3
AL 488 Museum Curatorial Practices F 3
AL 494 Museum Exhibits: Theory & Development S 3
AL 498 Learning in Museums S 3
ANS 305
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Applied Animal Behavior S 3
ANS 309 Animal Health & Disease Management F 3
ANS 407 Food & Animal Toxicology F 3
ANS 413 Monogastric Animal Nutrition S 3
ANS 414 Advanced Animal Breeding S 2
ANS 483 Ruminant Nutrition S 3
ANS 805 Animal Welfare Assessment F, S 3
CSUS 310 History of Environmental Thought & Sustainability  F 3
CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability (W) F 3
CSUS 431 Interpretation and Visitor Information Systems S 3
FW 410 Upland Ecosystem Management S 3
FW 417 Wetland Ecology and Management F 3
FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resources Mgt. S 4
FW 423 Principles of Fish & Wildlife Disease F 3
FW 434 Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (W) S 3
FW 439 Conservation Ethics S 3
FW 463 Wildlife Disease Ecology S 3
FW 475 Aquaculture S 3
FW 860 Wildlife Nutrition F 3
PHL 442 Ethics and Animals F 3
PRR 360 Marketing Communications in Recreation and Tourism F 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology F, S, U 4
ZOL 316 General Parasitology S 3
ZOL 415 Ecological Aspects of Animal Behavior (W) S 3
       
 
Some courses are NOT offered EVERY year. Check with the Schedule of Courses for availability.
 
* above indicate courses which have had schedule conflicts in the past. Please check the MSU Schedule of Courses when planning to include these courses.
 
 
 
(F = Fall, S = Spring, U = sUmmer, KB = Kellogg Biological Station)
 
*** Semesters listed here are those listed in the Description of Courses. But if faculty are available to teach it, a course may be offered any semester. ALWAYS check the Schedule of Courses to see when a course is actually available.



Substitutions for above courses:   Occassionally, a course lised above is not available or is full.  Any substitutions (from Zoology or other departments) for the above requirements, must be approved in advance and in writing by the student's academic advisor. Please schedule an appointment with a Zoology advisor to discuss your Zoology electives.

 

 

Tier II Writing In The Major:   Within the 44 credits, complete any two approved Zoology courses (marked with a "W") that include writing:  Zoology (ZOL) 328; 343; 353; 355L; 384;  415; 425; 445; 450; 483.  Courses used to satisfy a  core course requirememt, such as ZOL 355 L or ZOL 445, may also be counted here.  Please schedule an appointment with a Zoology advisor to discuss any other questions you may have about the Zoology Tier II requirement.

 

 

 

General ELECTIVES:

Most of the 120 (or 123) credits required for a MSU Bachelor’s degree come from the required University, College and department courses. Additional credits, however, may be needed to reach the total 120 (123) credits. These credits are called general elective credits and may be taken in any discipline or any level. Elective courses can be chosen to:

 

 

 

Pre- professional student information