Summer Human Biology Electives

Are you still trying to figure out what summer courses to take? Are you a human biology major?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then you might want to look into the following courses:

ANP 204 Intro to Medical Anthropology
Concepts, methods and theoretical approaches of the field of medical anthropology.

EPI 240 Epidemiological Investigations in Nutrition and Health
Integration of epidemiology with human nutrition concepts to understand the role of dietary intake and nutritional status as determinants of health-related issues in populations.

PHM 430 Human Pharmacology
General principles of pharmacology. Central nervous system and autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, renal, cancer, microbial, and endocrine pharmacology.

Also, EPI 390 (Disease and Society) is being offered online during both summer sessions.

Yes, its true, ALL of these courses will count towards your 12 credits of Human Biology electives. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

Good luck on finals!


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The Week Before Finals

Summer is just around the corner! All we have to do (for the most part) is just make it through the dreaded finals week. Of course, for most students, the week before finals can be just as stressful as the week of finals because this is when your bulk studying should take place. In order to prevent a finals meltdown, here are some tips for staying in control the week before finals:

  • Know when your finals are: First and foremost, know your finals schedule. If you have an exam on Monday and another exam on Friday, it may be a good idea to focus more on the Monday exam because you have less time to study for it than the one that is four days later.
  • Make a study schedule: It’s important to know what classes you should be studying for, and when. Know what classes will require the most study time, as well as your finals schedule, and plan your study time accordingly.
  • Getting adequate rest: It’s popular for students to think that they need to pull “all-nighters” and mess with their sleep schedule in order to cram in extra study hours. Sticking to the schedule you planned will allow you to put in the necessary time you need to study while still getting a good night’s rest.

Most of all, it is important to realize that although finals are important, no single test will determine your future. The key is to prepare adequately to ensure you can perform your best on test day.

Best of luck to everyone!


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Upcoming bioethics event!

Are you interested in medical ethics?

Do you want to learn more about the ethical issues in medicine, healthcare, biotechnology and biomedical research?

If so, then you MUST check out this upcoming event:

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Important information about ANTR 350!!

Are you planning on taking anatomy next year? If so, here is some important information below:

It may look like ANTR 350 is full, but it is NOT. An enrollment override is required to enroll in the course.

To receive an override, you must e-mail Beth Clarke ( All of this information is listed on schedule builder under each section and time ANTR 350 is offered.


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MSU Global Health Brigades – Honduras

Are you interested in providing healthcare to local communities in Honduras? Continue reading

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I didn’t get in to professional school… now what?

This is unfortunately a very common question that students have to face every year. For those still on waitlists at schools, there is still hope, but for those who didn’t get the nod, what do you do now? Fortunately, applying to professional school is not a one-and-done process. If you are fully committed to going to professional school, here are a few tips on how to strengthen your application for the next round: Continue reading

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Upcoming Event for Pre-Health Students!

Are you interested in a healthcare profession?

Does an all natural approach to healing and wellness intrigue you?

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MSU Program in Public Health

Interested in public health? The MSU program in public health is hosting an open house for students, advisers, and other faculty members who are interested in learning more about public health at MSU. Continue reading

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Calling All Volunteers!!

Are you looking for more volunteer opportunities? Do you want to be more involved in MSU’s civic engagement and  community outreach initiatives? If so, look no further!!

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Midterms: Round Two

It’s about that time again. Many students will be taking their second (or maybe even third) midterm in the next few weeks or so. Of course, now that we have the first exam jitters out already, studying and nailing the second one will be all that much easier. But just in case you are a still a little nervous going into your next exam, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Its only one test – A large source of anxiety for a lot of students is the fact that they treat every exam like its life and death. Every test is important and should be taken seriously, but one exam is not going to make or break your dreams.
  • Prepare early - Typically, anxiety students face when an exam is near can readily be extinguished through proper and early preparation. Starting early ensures extra time to master concepts and to memorize information more thoroughly.
  • Consult your resources – This is a big one. All too often, students do not do well in classes and neglect all of the FREE resources that are at hand! Resources such as the Learning Resource Center, the Chemistry Help Room, and The Writing Center are free to MSU students and are readily available to help students with the most challenging of courses.

We all have to deal with these pesky midterms, however Summer is right around the corner! So everyone, keep your heads up (or down in the books) as we head towards the homerun stretch of the Spring 2014 semester.



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