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Michigan State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

East Lansing, MI

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Family and Community Services
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Packaging Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Textile Science
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,551
Part-Time Faculty
349
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,907,040
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of International Planning Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology

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