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Academic Programs is the listing of academic programs, policies and related information. Course Descriptions is the course listing. Together, they comprise the Michigan State University catalog. 

Updates to Academic Programs occur after approval of the University Committee on Curriculum (UCC) each September, October, November, January, February, March, and April.  

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The list below represents the previous four years of new degree programs, new and changes in department or college names, discontinued programs, programs currently in moratorium, and new subject codes. 

Undergraduate 

  • African American and African Studies, Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2021
  • Applied Conservation Biology, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2024
  • Aquatic Ecology and Management, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2024
  • Business, Minor College of Business, effective Fall 2021
  • Climate Science, MinorCollege of Social Science, effective Fall 2022
  • Communication Leadership and Strategy, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2020
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Bachelor of Science, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2021
  • Design Justice, Minor Residential, College in the Arts and Humanities, effective Fall 2023
  • Digital Cultural Heritage and History, Minor, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Digital Storytelling, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2021
  • Environmental Social Science, Minor, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Environmental Soil Science, Minor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Spring 2024
  • Fish Ecology and Management, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2024
  • Forest Technology, Agricultural Technology Certificate, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2022
  • French Education, Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2024
  • Games and Interactive Media, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2020
  • Information Science, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2020
  • Integrated Science-Secondary Education, B.S., College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023
  • Literature and Cultural Studies, Minor, College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2023
  • Mathematics-Secondary Education, B.S., College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023
  • Migration Studies, Minor, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Physics, Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2023
  • Public Relations, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2020
  • Resource Management from the Individual, Family, and Societal Perspective, Minor, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2022
  • Social Science, 3 + 3 Option, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2020
  • Spanish Education, Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2024
  • Urban Forest Management, Agricultural Technology Certificate, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2022
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Fall 2024
  • Writing, Minor, College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2021

Graduate

  • Accelerator Science and Engineering, Master of Science College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2022
  • Accelerator Science and Engineering, Graduate Certificate College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2020
  • Accounting and Data Analytics, Master of Science College of Business, effective Spring 2023
  • Accounting for Management Decision Making, Graduate Certificate College of Business, effective Spring 2023
  • Adult-Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Graduate Certificate College of Nursing, effective Fall 2020
  • Animal Studies: Social Science and Humanities Perspectives, Graduate Certificate College of Social Science, effective Summer 2022
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Master of Arts College of Education, effective Fall 2021
  • Arts and Cultural Management, Graduate Certificate College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2021
  • Athletic Training, Master of Science College of Education, effective Summer 2020
  • Basic Medical Science, Master of Science College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective Fall 2023
  • Business Administration - STEM, Master of Business Administration College of Business, effective Fall 2022
  • Computational Plant Science, Graduate Certificate College of Natural Science, effective Summer 2022
  • Criminal Justice, Master of Arts College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Customer Experience Management, Master of Science College of Business, effective Summer 2022
  • Cybercrime and Digital Investigation, Master of Science College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security, Graduate Certificate College of Social Science, effective Fall 2020
  • Data Science, Master of Science College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Early Childhood and Family Policy, Graduate Certificate College of Social Science, effective Fall 2022
  • Education Policy and Social Science, Graduate Specialization College of Education, effective Fall 2021
  • Elements of Global Supply Chain Management, Graduate Certificate College of Business, effective Fall 2023
  • Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences, Dual Major Doctor of Philosophy College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Master of Science, College of Business, effective Fall 2021
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Graduate Certificate, College of Business, effective Fall 2021
  • Foreign Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate, College of Arts and Letters, effective Summer 2021
  • Foundations in Chemical Engineering, Graduate Certificate, College of Engineering, effective Spring 2024
  • Global Plant Breeding, Master of Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, effective Summer 2024
  • Healthcare Compliance, Graduate Certificate, College of Business, effective Fall 2023
  • Healthcare Leadership, Graduate Certificate, College of Business, effective Fall 2023
  • Human Medicine Research, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Summer 2020
  • Human Services Administration, Graduate Certificate, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2022
  • Instrumentation in High Energy Physics, Graduate Certificate College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2023
  • Leadership for Equity Minded Change in Postsecondary Education, Doctor of Education, College of Education, effective Summer 2024
  • Learning Experience Design, Master of Arts, College of Education, effective Fall 2023
  • Learning Design, Graduate Certificate, College of Education, effective Fall 2023
  • Learning Design Leadership, Graduate Certificate, College of Education, effective Fall 2023
  • Learning Sciences, Graduate Certificate, College of Education, effective Fall 2023
  • Music Career Development, Graduate Certificate, College of Music, effective Summer 2020
  • Music Cognition, Graduate Certificate, College of Music, effective Fall 2020
  • Musicology, Graduate Certificate, College of Music, effective Fall 2023
  • Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise, Master of Arts College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2021
  • Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise, Graduate Certificate, College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2023
  • Nurse Practitioner - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care, Graduate Certificate, College of Nursing, effective Fall 2020
  • Nurse Practitioner - Family, Graduate Certificate, College of Nursing, effective Fall 2020
  • Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric Mental Health, Graduate Certificate, College of Nursing, effective Fall 2020
  • PA Medicine, Master of Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective Summer 2021
  • Real Estate Development and Construction, Graduate Certificate, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • Rhetoric and Writing, Master of Arts, College of Arts and Letters, effective Fall 2021
  • Secure and Connected Cyber-Physical Systems, Graduate Certificate, College of Engineering, effective Summer 2022
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing, Processing, and Devices, Graduate Certificate, College of Engineering, effective Spring 2024
  • Sport Leadership and Administration, Graduate Certificate, College of Education, effective Fall 2022
  • Sports Analytics, Graduate Certificate, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2022
  • Taxation, Graduate Certificate, College of Business, effective Spring 2023
  • Transaction Services, Graduate Certificate, College of Business, effective Spring 2023
  • Urban Resilient Redevelopment, Graduate Certificate, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2021
  • User Experience, Master of Science, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Fall 2022
  • Work and Organizational Psychology, Master of Science, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2024

College of Arts and Letters 

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages name changed to: Linguistics, Languages and Cultures 
Effective May 1, 2021 

College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Department of PA Medicine 
Effective July 1, 2019 

College of Arts and Letters 

Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures name changed to: Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures 
Effective Summer 2023 

College of Natural Science

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics name changed to: Microbiology, Genetics and Immunology
Effective January 1, 2024

 

Undergraduate 

Certain programs may have been in moratorium prior to approval for discontinuation. Individuals with a MSU NetID and password may view complete documentation on programs that have been discontinued.

The effective semester noted in the listing below indicates the term in which the coding for the program will end. Current students must complete their requirements prior to this effective date in order to graduate with this degree. 

  • Applied Horse Science, Agricultural Technology Certificate, effective Spring 2022
  • Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2022
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2021
  • Computational Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2021
  • Design, Specialization, effective Spring 2020
  • Early Childhood-General and Special Education, Disciplinary Teaching Minor for Elementary Certification, effective Spring 2024
  • Earth Science-Interdepartmental, Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2021
  • Forestry Field Applications, Minor, effective Fall 2024
  • Horse Management, Agricultural Technology Certificate, effective Fall 2023
  • Italian, Disciplinary Teaching Minor for Secondary Certification, effective Summer 2020
  • Journalism, Disciplinary Teaching Minor for Secondary Certification, effective Fall 2021
  • Lyman Briggs, Earth Science-Interdepartmental, Coordinate Major, effective Spring 2023
  • Lyman Briggs, Earth Science Field of Concentration, Bachelor of Science, effective Spring 2023
  • Media and Information, Bachelor of Science, effective Summer 2026
  • Media and Information, Bachelor of Science, effective Fall 2020
  • Nutritional Sciences, Minor, effective Spring 2020
  • Religion in the Americas, Minor, effective Spring 2020
  • Sociology, Disciplinary Teaching Minor (Secondary), effective Spring 2022

Graduate

  • American Legal System, Master of Jurisprudence, effective Summer 2022
  • Animal Studies-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Animal Studies: Social Science and Humanities Perspective, Graduate Specialization, effective Fall 2024
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Cell and Molecular Biology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Chemistry-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Corporate M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, effective Summer 2020
  • Critical Studies in Literature and Pedagogy, Master of Arts, effective Fall 2022
  • Crop and Soil Sciences-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Master of Arts, effective Fall 2022
  • Environmental Geosciences-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Environmental Science and Policy, Graduate Specialization, effective Fall 2020
  • Fisheries and Wildlife-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Food Science-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Forestry-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Genetics and Genome Sciences-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Health Professions Education, M.A., effective Spring 2020
  • Human Nutrition-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Integrative Biology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Judicial Administration, Master of Science, effective Fall 2020
  • Judicial Administration, Graduate Specialization, effective Summer 2022
  • Mathematics, Master of Arts for Teachers, effective Fall 2021
  • Microbiology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Neuroscience-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Pathobiology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Physiology-Environmental Toxicology, Doctor of Philosophy, effective Fall 2030
  • Professional Applications in Anthropology, Master of Arts, effective Fall 2021

A moratorium is a time-limited suspension of admission to an academic program such as a degree program or a specialization. Moratoria may be requested for one semester or longer.

A moratorium is requested in anticipation of: insufficient staff, program review likely to result in significant program change, low demand, and other reasons.

A moratorium should always be placed on an academic program under consideration for discontinuation. Moratoria may be removed so a program can resume its regular offering.

The following list of moratoria represent those approved by the Office of the Provost. Programs in moratorium that result in discontinuation also appear above under "Discontinuation of Programs."

Undergraduate 

  • Biological Science-Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Biology, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Chemistry, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Early Care and Education, Bachelor of Arts, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
  • Early Childhood-General and Special Education, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2023 - Fall 2023
  • Earth Science, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Economic Geography, Bachelor of Science, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2024 - Fall 2026
  • Economics, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Option, College of Business, effective Fall 2024 - Summer 2026
  • Geographic Information Science, Bachelor of Science, College of Social Science, effective Fall 2024 - Fall 2026
  • Geography, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • History, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • History Education, Bachelor of Arts, College of Social Science, effective Summer 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Mathematics, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Fall 2023
  • Media and Information, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Summer 2021 - Spring 2024
  • Physical Science-Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Physics, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Natural Science, effective Fall 2023 - Summer 2025
  • Political Science, Disciplinary Teaching Minor, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • Predental Program, College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2020 - Spring 2023
  • Premedical Program, College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2020 - Spring 2023
  • Preoptometry Program, College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2020 - Spring 2023
  • Retail Management, Minor, College of Business, effective Summer 2023 - Summer 2026
  • Technology Systems Management, College of Business, effective Spring 2024 - Spring 2026

Graduate

  • Animal Studies: Social Science and Humanities Perspective, Graduate Specialization, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2022 - Summer 2023
  • Applied Parasitology and Public Health, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education, Graduate Certificate, College of Education, effective Summer 2021 - Summer 2022
  • Business Concepts for Environmental Sustainability and Conservation, Graduate Specialization, College of Business, effective Spring 2021 - Spring 2024
  • Clinical Research Trials Management, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Food Service Business Management, Master of Science, College of Business, effective Fall 2020 - Spring 2022
  • Forensic Science, Graduate Specialization, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • Geological Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy, College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2019 - Spring 2024
  • Global Urban Studies, Graduate Specialization, College of Social Science, effective Spring 2024 - Spring 2024
  • Hospitality Business Management, Master of Science, College of Business, effective Fall 2020 - Fall 2027
  • Hospitality Business, Graduate Specialization, College of Business, effective Fall 2020 - Fall 2027
  • International Business, Master of Science, College of Business, effective Fall 2018 - Spring 2024
  • International Public Health, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Management Studies, Master of Science, College of Business, effective Spring 2020 - Spring 2024
  • Public Health Administration, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Public Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate, College of Human Medicine, effective Fall 2016 - Spring 2024
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, effective Spring 2020 - Spring 2023
  • Quantitative Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, College of Natural Science, effective Spring 2018 - Spring 2024

New 

  • DS (Digital Storytelling), effective Summer 2021
  • GNL (Global Non-profit Leadership), effective Fall 2021
  • HBIO (Human Biology), effective Fall 2022
  • IBUS (International Business), effective Summer 2022
  • ISA (Indian and South Asian Languages), effective Fall 2021
  • ORT (Orthopedics), effective Fall 2024
  • PA (PA Medicine), effective Fall 2020
  • PR (Public Relations), effective Summer 2020
  • TNG (Technology Engineering), effective Fall 2024
  • UX (User Experience), effective Fall 2022