BS in Zoology: Concentrations
In addition to the course requirements imposed at the University and College levels, the Bachelor of Science (BS) Zoology requires the completion of at least 33 credits of upper-level (300 +) coursework offered by the Department of Zoology. This requirement is met by completing ONE of the concentrations below. Zoology courses cover a wide range of material: these concentrations provide a way to organize the required Zoology courses around a particular thread as well as to tailor coursework to an individual student's interests. As a result, students will graduate with slightly different academic backgrounds, which may be the advantage one needs in today's competitive job market.
Unless otherwise noted, each concentration requires a minimum of 33 credits in departmental requirements.
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.
- If you are just declaring [entering] the BS Zoology, you can declare your concentration when you change to the BS Zoology major.
- If you do not know which concentration you wish to pursue, you will be placed in the General Zoology concentration. You can graduate with the General Zoology concentration, or you can change your concentration later.
- How do you choose a concentration ?
- If you are already a Zoology major and want to change your concentration, first, check your major in STUINFO. Then follow the steps under changing concentrations.
- Can you add more than one concentration to your BS Zoology degree? Yes.
BS Zoology Concentrations: requirement lists
Pre - FS 07: A student who was first enrolled at MSU BEFORE FS 07 may choose to complete the "older" set of concentration requirements. Neither the method (whether the student entered MSU as a freshman or a transfer student) nor the student's previous major matter here. The sole determining factor is whether the first semester enrolled at MSU was before FS 07 or FS 07 and later. Requirments for two concentrations (Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology and Zoo & Aquarium Science) did NOT change.