Microbiology Option: Environmental Health Track

Freshman YearCredits
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
& CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems (F, S)
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
M 151Q - Precalculus (F, S, Su)
or M 161Q - Survey of Calculus
or M 171Q - Calculus I
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
& CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog 3
Core and/or Electives 11
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOM 210RN - Environmental Health Science (F)3
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
& CHMY 212 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
or CHMY 321 and CHMY 322
or CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
PHSX 205 - College Physics I (F, S, Su)4
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology (F)
or NRSM 101 - Natural Resource Conservation
or BIOE 370 - General Ecology
or BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
or SFBS 146 - Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
BIOH 185 - Integrated Physiology I
or BIOH 201 and BIOH 211
or ANSC 265 and ANSC 266
or KIN 221 - Health Anatomy & Physiology
BIOB 318 - Biometry
or STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
or HDFS 271 - Statistical Measures of Well-Being
BIOM 250 - Microbiology for Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases3
CORE and/or Electives 7
Year Total: 28-32
Junior YearCredits
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology (F, S)5
MBEH 498 - Internship (F, S, Su))3
EENV 387 - Environmental Laws and Regulations3
CORE and/or Electives 19
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop
& BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop
or MBEH 490R - Undergraduate Research
CHTH 440 - Principles of Epidemiology (F)3
ENSC 407 - Environmental Risk Assessment (F)3
BIOM 425 - Toxicology: Science of Poisons3
CORE and/or Electives 18-19
Year Total: 29-31
Total Program Credits: 120

 Required Electives 

Students must take a minimum of 12 credits of electives applicable to environmental health.  While the courses listed in this first section are particularly recommended, and the second section lists other eligible electives; students work with their advisor to select electives most relevant to their career goals (even if not listed here). 

Recommended electives

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, with at least 42 course credits at 300 level or above.

BIOM 419Programming for Biologists ( Programming for Biologists)3
BIOM 430Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
BIOH 303Global Diseases and Health Disparities3
LS 191Special Topics (Introduction to Global Health (F))3
ENSC 272CS Water Resources (F)3
ENSC 245INSoils (F)3
ARCH 231CSIssues in Sustainability3
WRIT 221Intermediate Tech Writing3
or WRIT 326 Advanced Writing
STAT 217Intermediate Statistical Concepts3
or STAT 337 Intermediate Statistics with Introduction to Statistical Computing
CHTH 210Foundations in Community Health3
CHTH 428Health Disparities (take alternate pre-reqs)3

 Electives: Other

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, with at least 42 course credits at 300 level or above.

MBEH 490RUndergraduate Research1-6
MBEH 492Independent Study1-3
AGSC 465RHealth, Agriculture, Poverty (F, S)4
BCH 380
BCH 381
and Biochemistry Lab
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOH 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I (F)5
BIOH 303Global Diseases and Health Disparities (S)3
BIOM 400Medical Microbiology (S)3
BIOM 405Host-Associated Microbiomes (S)3
BIOM 410Microbial Genetics (S)3
BIOM 435Virology (F)3
BIOM 450Microbial Physiology (F)3
BIOM 452Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology (F)3
BIOB 410Immunology (F, S)3
BIOO 262INIntroduction to Entomology3
BMGT 235Management (F)3
CHMY 323
CHMY 324
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHTH 317Health Behavior Theories3
CHTH 428Health Disparities3
MBEH 498Internship2-12
ENSC 353Environmental Biogeochemistry3
ENSC 444Watershed Hydrology (F)3
ENSC 460Soil Remediation (S)3
ENSC 461Restoration Ecology3
ERTH 101INEarth System Sciences4
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping (F)3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis (F, S)3
GPHY 402Water and Society3
M 161QSurvey of Calculus (Calculus can count as elective if M151 taken at MSU)4
or M 171Q Calculus I
NASX 310 Native Cultures of North America3
or NASX 450 History of American Indians
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
NASX 476 American Indian Policy and Law3
NRSM 430Natural Resource Law3
NUTR 221CSBasic Human Nutrition (F, S, Su)3
NUTR 226Food Fundamentals (S)3
NUTR 227Food Fundamentals Lab (F, S)2
NUTR 322Food Service System Management (F)3
PHSX 207College Physics II4
SFBS 346Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Summer Field Course1
SFBS 451RSustainable Food Systems3
STAT 411Methods for Data Analysis I3
STAT 412Methods for Data Analysis II3