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BS/MS - Five-Year Combined Program in Microbiology

This program is available to MSU undergraduates in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics or other departments who wish to extend their studies by (at least) one year and earn both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Although it is a non-thesis (plan B) program, a multi-year research experience is required, along with a written and oral report on that research. A total of 150 credits are required for both degrees. Students are encouraged to begin the B.S./M.S. program as early as possible during their undergraduate careers and no later than the end of their junior year.