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Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of PackagingPackaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, Room 130, East Lansing MI 48824 (517) 353-9580http://packaging.msu.edu/Packaging, BSCore CurriculumAll packaging majors must complete a core curriculum consistingof 10 packaging courses which accounts for 33 of the 120 creditsrequired for the degree and includes more than 100 hours ofpractical laboratory experience.Core courses include studies in the following areas: Technical principles for packagingPackaging career preparation and skillsMaterials (glass, plastic, paper and metals in packaging)Computer applicationsPackaging processes & systemsDistribution dynamicsDesign and prototypingLife Cycle Analysis & Environmental impactsEconomic Factors of PackagingPackaging ElectivesSix credits in Packaging electives are required and earnedthrough coursework, participation in the internship or overseasstudy programs. Students in either concentration can take theother’s required elective as one of their options.Students in each concentration must complete ONE of thefollowing: Packaging Science concentration Must complete Medical Packaging or FoodPackaging coursePackaging Value Chain Management Must complete Packaging Value Chain courseAdmissions RequirementsAdmission to the upper division requires that the student hascompleted the following courses with a minimum of a 2.0 ineach course AND 3.0 cumulative GPA over all courseworkcompleted at MSU. CEM 141PHY 231MTH 133Students who have already declared their major preference asPackaging prior to reaching 56 credits will be automaticallyreviewed for admission; there is no application required. Forstudents outside the packaging major, please contact thePackaging Advisor for admission review.1. University Requirements: (23)Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures (WRA)Integrative Studies in Humanities (IAH)IAH 201-210 and IAH 211 or Integrative Studies in Social Sciences (ISS)ISS 2XX and ISS 3XXBioscience (one of the following):FSC 342, MMG 20148832. Major Requirements: (61-62)a. STEM Core RequirementComplete all the following courses: (22)CEM 141*General ChemistryCEM 161Chemistry Laboratory ICEM 143Survey of Organic ChemistryMTH 132Calculus IMTH 133*Calculus IIPHY 231*Introductory Physics IPHY 232Introductory Physics II*Upper School Admission Requirement4143433b. Packaging Core RequirementComplete all the following courses: (33)PKG 101Principles of PackagingPKG 102Introductory Packaging SeminarPKG 221Packaging with Glass and MetalPKG 315Packaging Decision SystemsPKG 322Packaging - Paper & PaperboardPKG 323Packaging with PlasticsPKG 410Distribution Packaging DynamicPKG 411Package Development TechnologyPKG 432Packaging ProcessesPKG 485Packaging Development (Capstone)3223444344c. Statistics RequirementSelect one of the following courses: (3-4)STT 200Statistical MethodsSTT 201Statistical MethodsSTT 315Introduction to Probability and Statisticsfor BusinessSTT 351Probability and Statistics forEngineering3433d. Business Focus RequirementSelect one of the following courses: (3)MKT 327Introduction to MarketingSCM 304Survey of Supply Chain Management33d. Economics RequirementSelect one of the following courses: (3)EC 201Introduction to MicroeconomicsEC 202Introduction to Macroeconomics33Dec 2020

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of PackagingPackaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, Room 130, East Lansing MI 48824 (517) 353-9580http://packaging.msu.edu/3. Concentrations: (18-19)In consultation with their academic advisor, students must select one of the following concentrations: packaging value chainmanagement or packaging science. Completion of 6 credits of electives in packaging. Enrollment in a packaging internship completedunder PKG 493 (up to 3 credits) and enrollment in a packaging overseas study program completed under PKG 491 (up to 3 credits)may be used towards this requirement with advisor approval. Each concentration area requires 9 credits outside of packagingcoursework, with all classes at least at the 200 level, and at least one course at the 300 level or above. These courses MAY NOT bedouble counted to meet other requirements of the packaging program, but MAY be used to also complete requirements for a minor (asallowed by the department offering the minor).Note: some classes may have prerequisites not listed here, soPackaging Value Chain Management: (18)a. The following course: (3)PKG 465Packaging Value Chainb. Completion of electives in packaging: (6)PKG 421Virtual Design and PrototypingPKG 430Packaging for Fast-Moving ConsumerGoodsPKG 444Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) forPackagingPKG 452Medical PackagingPKG 455Food PackagingPKG 456Packaging and Shelf Life of PerishableFoodPKG 470Packaging SustainabilityPKG 477Hazardous Materials PackagingPKG 480Packaging Laws and RegulationsPKG 490Directed Studies in Packaging ProblemsPKG 491Special TopicsPKG 493Professional Internship in PackagingPKG 499Undergraduate Research333344333331-431-4c. Completion of Value Chain electives: (9)Must complete at least one course at 300-level or above:EC 301Intermediate Microeconomics3EC 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3EC 360Private Enterprise and Public Policy3FI 320Introduction to Finance3GBL 323Introduction to Business Law3MGT 325Management Skills and Processes3MKT 327Introduction to Marketing3SCM 304Survey of Supply Chain Management3*Other courses with department approval**Courses used to fulfill a concentration requirement may not beused to fulfill requirement 2.ddiscuss with your advisor.Packaging Science: (18-19)a. Choose one of the following courses: (4)PKG 452Medical PackagingPKG 455Food Packaging44b. Completion of electives in packaging: (6)PKG 421Virtual Design and PrototypingPKG 430Packaging for Fast-Moving ConsumerGoodsPKG 444Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) forPackagingPKG 452Medical PackagingPKG 455Food PackagingPKG 456Packaging and Shelf Life of PerishableFoodPKG 465Packaging Value ChainPKG 470Packaging SustainabilityPKG 477Hazardous Materials PackagingPKG 480Packaging Laws and RegulationsPKG 490Directed Studies in Packaging ProblemsPKG 491Special TopicsPKG 493Professional Internship in PackagingPKG 499Undergraduate Research333443333331-431-4c. Completion of Science electives: (9)Must complete at least one course at 300-level or above:BMB 200Introduction to Biochemistry4CE 221Statics3FSC 211Principles of Food Science3FSC 325Food Processing: Unit Operations3FSC 342Food Safety and Hazard Analysis3Critical Control Point ProgramFSC 401Food Chemistry3FSC 421Food Laws and Regulations3FSC 440Food Microbiology3MMG 201Fundamental of Microbiology3MMG 301Introductory Microbiology3MMG 302Introductory for General and Allied1Health MicrobiologySTT 464Statistics for Biologists3STT 465Bayesian Statistical Methods3*Other courses with department approval**Courses used to fulfill a concentration requirement may not beused to fulfill requirement 2.dThe requirements listed above apply to students majoring in Packaging, BS beginning Fall 2020. The School of Packaging constantlyreviews requirements and reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Consequently, each student is strongly encouraged toconsult with their advisor to obtain assistance in planning and appropriate schedule of courses. Students who have questions about theMSU School of Packaging, the undergraduate program, and upper school admissions should contact the School of Packaging.Dec 2020

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of PackagingPackaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, Room 130, East Lansing MI 48824 (517) 353-9580http://packaging.msu.edu/Packaging—Value Chain ManagementSample PlanFRESHMANCEM 141FALL3SUMMERISS 2XX or IAH 201-2104MTH 133PKG 102ISS 2XX or IAH 201-210EC 201 or 202TOTAL CREDITS424316TOTAL CREDITS4SPRINGPKG 322PKG 323PHY 232ISS 3xx OR IAH 211 orhigher4434PKG 465TOTAL CREDITS15TOTAL CREDITS3SUMMERPKG elective3TOTAL CREDITS34PHY 231CEM 161MTH 132PKG 101WRA 101TOTAL CREDITS133415SOPHOMOREFALLCEM 143STT 200PKG 221PKG 3154323Free ElectiveTOTAL CREDITS315JUNIORFALLPKG 493(INTERNSHIP)TOTAL CREDITS3SPRINGSPRINGPKG 410ISS 3xx OR IAH 211 orhigherPKG 432MKT 327/SCM 304443433TOTAL CREDITS15FALLFree Elective/ MinorValue Chain TrackFSC 342PKG 411Free Elective/ Minor33333SPRINGPKG 485Value Chain TrackValue Chain TrackFree Elective/ MinorFree Elective/ Minor43333TOTAL CREDITS15TOTAL CREDITS16SENIORSUMMERTOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120Dec 2020

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of PackagingPackaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, Room 130, East Lansing MI 48824 (517) ceSample PlanFRESHMANFALLCEM 141CEM 161MTH 132PKG 101WRA 101TOTAL CREDITS4133415SOPHOMOREFALLCEM 143STT 200PKG 221PKG 3154323Free ElectiveTOTAL CREDITS315JUNIORSPRINGPHY 231MTH 133PKG 102ISS 2XX or IAH 201-210EC 201 or 202TOTAL CREDITS3424316SPRINGPKG 322PKG 323PHY 232ISS 3xx OR IAH 211 orhigher4434TOTAL CREDITS15SPRINGPKG 410PKG 455PKG 432MKT 327/SCM 3044443FALLPKG 493(INTERNSHIP)3TOTAL CREDITS3TOTAL CREDITS15FALLFree Elective/ MinorPKG 411FSC 342Science TrackISS 3xx OR IAH 211 orhigher33334SPRINGPKG 485Science TrackScience TrackFree Elective/ MinorFree Elective/ Minor43333TOTAL CREDITS16TOTAL CREDITS16SENIORSUMMERISS 2XX or IAH 201-2104TOTAL CREDITS4SUMMERPKG elective3TOTAL CREDITS3SUMMERFree Elective2TOTAL CREDITS2TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120Dec 2020

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of PackagingPackaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, Room 130, East Lansing MI 48824 (517) 353-9580http://packaging.msu.edu/Competency Programmatic Learning OutcomesThe Packaging (PKG) major is a hands-on undergraduate BS degree program in the School of Packaging withing theMSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The program is a based-on competency-based programmaticlearning outcomes (CPLOs) and the MSU learning goals (MSU-LGs) mapped to each individual class learning outcomes(CLOs). CLOs, CPLOs, and MSU-LG are assessed in each core and elective PKG courses.1. Evaluate packaging systemsEvaluate and choose materials, packaging systems, and components by applying and interpreting scientific tests,writing and interpreting specifications, and using and recommending appropriate test protocols.2. Analyze tradeoffs in packaging systemsAnalyze and prioritize product, packaging line, distribution system, environmental footprint, marketing, financialimplications, user needs and additional tradeoffs to create and/or to provide innovative, efficient, sustainable,legally compliant and cost-effective packaging systems.3. Design innovative and sustainable packaging systemsDesign innovative and sustainable solutions to package and packaging systems related problems and futureneeds.4. Manage projects in diverse teamsFormulate and manage projects with the ability to work in diverse teams to achieve common and successfuloutcomes.5. Communicate effectively considering diverse audiencesCommunicate effectively considering diverse audiences in a variety of situations with a variety of media.6. Professional and ethical mannerConduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner, exhibiting values such as civility and respect for others,honesty, integrity, accountability, maintenance of confidentiality, etc.Students in the PKG Science concentration should be able to:7. Design legal and efficacious packaging systemsDesign, analyze and prioritize the legality and efficacy of packaging systems while considering the nuancesimposed by stakeholders such as industry, government, NGOs and end-users.Students in the PKG Value Chain Management concentration should be able to:8. Decision making in packagingDesign supply chains using different packaging systems considering various constraints that may be encounteredby suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and consumers.Dec 2020