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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; 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, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I.   DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (36-39 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    40163 Evolution 3
WIC   40600 Writing in the Biological Sciences** 1
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KAD   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
    20481

30481
Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)
or
Organic Chemistry I (3)
3-4
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
    12003

30011
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5)
or
Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
3-5
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34-46 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language*** 8-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 0-6
  General Electives (3-14 upper-division credit hours; number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and 42 upper-division hours) 11-17
IV.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (38-50 credits) 
  Molecular and Cellular Biology (39)
  Organismal Biology (38)
  Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy/Pre-Dentistry (50)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121


* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

**A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

***Fulfills College General Requirement
 

 

Molecular and Cellular Biology Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (39-46 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BSCI 30140 Cell Biology 4
    40158 Molecular Biology 3
  Choose from the following: 1-3
    20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)  
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)  
  Choose from the following*: 1-6
  BSCI 30005 Career Pathways in Biology (1)  
ELR   40099 Senior Honors Thesis (1-3)  
    40191 Senior Seminar (1)  
ELR   40192 Internship in Biological Sciences (3-6)  
ELR   40196 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
  Choose from the following: BSCI and/or CHEM and/or PHY 25-30
  BSCI Biology courses+ (in consultation with advisor)  
  CHEM 20482

30482
Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)
or
Organic Chemistry II (3)
 
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
KBS



 
PHY 13001

13021

23101
General College Physics I (4)
and
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
or
General University Physics I (5)
 
    13002

13022

23102
General College Physics II (4)
and
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
or
General University Physics II (5)
 
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
39


*Maximum 6 credit hours of any combination of the following may be used to fulfilling this elective (enrollment in these course must be determined with a faculty advisor). No more than 4 credit hours may be S/U graded.

+The following Biological Sciences (BSCI) courses may NOT be used in the
elective category for majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences:

10001   Human Biology   3
10002   Life on Planet Earth   3
10003   Laboratory Experience in Biology   1
10100   Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians   5
11001   Anatomy for Physical and Occupational Therapy   5
11010   Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health   3
11020   Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health   3
16001   Horticultural Botany   3
20020   Biological Structure and Function   5
20021   Basic Microbiology   3
20022   Basic Microbiology Laboratory   1
26002   Ecological Principles of Pest Management   3
26003   Plant Identification and Selection I   3
26004   Plant Identification and Selection II   3
30050   Human Genetics   3
40020   Biology of Aging   3

 

 

Organismal Biology Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (38-47 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: Organismal Core 7-8
  BSCI 30171 General Microbiology (4)  
    30275 Local Flora (4)  
    30360 General Ecology (4)  
    30560 Invertebrate Zoology (4)  
    30580 Entomology (4)  
    40272 Plant Anatomy (4)  
    40277 Morphology of Lower Plants (4)  
    40430 Animal Physiology (3)  
    40556 Vertebrate Zoology (4)  
  Choose from the following: 1-3
  CHEM 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)  
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)  
  Choose from the following*: 1-6
  BSCI 30005 Career Pathways in Biology (1)  
ELR   40099 Senior Honors Thesis (1-3)  
    40191 Senior Seminar (1)  
ELR   40192 Internship in Biological Sciences (3-6)  
ELR   40196 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
  Choose from the following: BSCI and/or CHEM and/or PHY 24-29
  BSCI Biology courses+:(in consultation with advisor)  
  CHEM 20482

30482
Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)
or
Organic Chemistry II (3)
 
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
KBS



 
PHY 13001

13021

23101
General College Physics I (4)
and
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
or
General University Physics I (5)
 
    13002

13022

23102
General College Physics II (4)
and
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
or
General University Physics II (5)
 
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38


*Maximum 6 credit hours of any combination of the following may be used to fulfilling this elective (enrollment in these course must be determined with a faculty advisor). No more than 4 credit hours may be S/U graded.

+The following Biological Sciences (BSCI) courses may NOT be used in the
elective category for majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences:

10001   Human Biology   3
10002   Life on Planet Earth   3
10003   Laboratory Experience in Biology   1
10100   Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians   5
11001   Anatomy for Physical and Occupational Therapy   5
11010   Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health   3
11020   Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health   3
16001   Horticultural Botany   3
20020   Biological Structure and Function   5
20021   Basic Microbiology   3
20022   Basic Microbiology Laboratory   1
26002   Ecological Principles of Pest Management   3
26003   Plant Identification and Selection I   3
26004   Plant Identification and Selection II   3
30050   Human Genetics   3
40020   Biology of Aging   3

 

 

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy/Pre-Dentistry Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (50-52 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BSCI 30005 Career Pathways in Biology 1
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30171 General Microbiology 4
    30030

40430
Human Physiology (4)
or
Animal Physiology (3)
3-4
  CHEM* 20482

30482
Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)
or
Organic Chemistry II (3)
2-3
    30284

40245
Introduction to Biological Chemistry (4)
or
Biochemical Foundations of Medicine (4)
4
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
KSS/DD PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS/DD SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Choose one of the series: 10
KBS


 
PHY 13001
13002
13021
13022
General College Physics I (4)
General College Physics II (4)
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
 
  or
  PHY 23101
23102
General University Physics I (5)
General University Physics II (5)
 
  Biology courses+:(in consultation with advisor)
May include up to 6 credit hours of the following (but not required)**:
14
 
ELR
BSCI 40099 Senior Honors Thesis (1-3)  
    40191 Senior Seminar (1)  
ELR   40192 Internship in Biological Sciences (3-6)  
ELR   40196 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
  MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 50

* Students must stay within a single organic chemistry series. If CHEM 20482 is required if CHEM 20481 is selected in the major core; CHEM 30482 is required if CHEM 30481 is selected in the major core.

** No more than 4 credit hours may be S/U graded.

+The following Biological Sciences (BSCI) courses may NOT be used in the elective category for majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences:

10001   Human Biology   3
10002   Life on Planet Earth   3
10003   Laboratory Experience in Biology   1
10100   Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians   5
11001   Anatomy for Physical and Occupational Therapy   5
11010   Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health   3
11020   Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health   3
16001   Horticultural Botany   3
20020   Biological Structure and Function   5
20021   Basic Microbiology   3
20022   Basic Microbiology Laboratory   1
26002   Ecological Principles of Pest Management   3
26003   Plant Identification and Selection I   3
26004   Plant Identification and Selection II   3
30050   Human Genetics   3
40020   Biology of Aging   3