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Prospective Students

What is Zoology/Integrative Biology?

Zoology is a branch of natural science that deals with the integrative study of animal biology. It is concerned with every level of biological organization from gene to ecosystem, and with structure, physiology, behavior, genetics, development, distribution, and evolution of animals.

Integrative Biology offers four undergraduate degrees: B.S. in Integrative BiologyB.S. in Zoology, B.S. in Environmental Biology-Zoology, and a B.A. in Zoology. We do not offer online degree programs.

High School Preparation

As a prospective major, we strongly recommend that you develop a strong background in mathematics and writing in high school. Our majors are expected to acquire a broad background in the sciences fundamental to the understanding of modern zoology or integrative biology. If you have questions about the relevance of AP, IB, or transfer courses, please contact an Integrative Biology advisor.


Scholarship opportunities are available through:

Students seeking financial aid should visit the Office of Financial Aid.

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Learn More

We hope that exploring this website will give you a sense of all that we have to offer students. If you have further questions, please call the Department of Integrative Biology Office at (517) 355-4640 or send an email to ibio@msu.edu.


Does the department offer an online degree program?

No, we do not offer online undergraduate degrees.

How do I apply to this undergraduate program?

All applications for admission are filed with and approved by the MSU Admissions Office. You can indicate that you wish to be a Zoology or Integrative Biology major on the application.

What are the admissions requirements?

Visit the MSU Admissions Office for specific admissions requirements for freshman, transfer, and international students.

I am an international student. Can I study zoology or integrative biology at MSU?


What is the cost of tuition? 

Estimated costs for in-state, out-of-state, and international freshmen are available from the MSU Office of Admissions.