Undergraduate Program

Lia Olowniuk with lemur during Detroit Zoo internship

The Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University currently offers undergraduate degree programs in Zoology.

Zoology is the branch of natural science that deals with animal biology. It is concerned with every level of biological organization from the gene to the ecosystem, and with the structure, physiology, behavior, genetics, development, distribution, and evolution of animals in all taxonomic groups. In a broad sense, zoology also deals with the interrelationships between humans and other animals.

The courses in the Department span the diversity of animal life and the entire range of modern biological disciplines concerned with animals. There is ample scope for students to obtain a broad education in biology while also specializing in the particular aspects of biology that interest them most.

Currently three degree programs are available for students majoring in Zoology: Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology/Zoology, and the Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. A Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology is in development.

Additional information about our degree programs may be obtained from the Department by emailing ibio@msu.edu or via telephone (517) 355-4640.