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Biology - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (46 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
  10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    40163 Organic Evolution 3
WIC   40600 Writing in the Biological Sciences* 1
    Biology Electives** 16
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KAD   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
    10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
11022 Trigonometry 2
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 14-16
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 2
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (minimum of 24 upper-division credit hours) 34

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

**Any combination of BSCI courses. Students should consult with a biology advisor to determine the most appropriate courses given their disciplinary interests and career aspirations.

Biology courses not accepted for credit in the major:
BSCI 10001 Human Biology (3)
          10002 Life on Planet Earth (3)
          20001 Zoological Foundations of Medicine (4)
          20020 Biological Structure and Function (5)
          20021 Basic Microbiology (3)
          20022 Basic Microbiology Laboratory (1)
          30030 Human Physiology (4)
          30050 Human Genetics (3)
          40020 Biology of Aging (3)