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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 (34-63 credits) 1Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
    21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I 3
    31574 Research Methods in Psychology 3
    31684 Quantitative Methods in Psychology II 3
    40111 Abnormal Psychology 3
    41363 Biopsychology 3
    41990 Writing in Psychology 2 0-1
    Psychology electives 3 6
  Developmental Area (choose from the following): 3
KAD PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)  
    30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
    30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  Cognition/Learning Area (choose from the following): 3
  PSYC 40445 Cognitive Psychology (3)  
    40446 Cognitive Neuroscience (3)  
    41043 Basic Learning Processes (3)  
  Social/Personality Area (choose from the following): 3
  PSYC 31282 Personality (3)  
    31532 Social Psychology (3)  
Additional Program Requirements (29 credit hours)
Below are the additional major requirements for students not declared in the Pre-Medicne/Preo-Ossteopathy concentration.
         
  Application of Psychological Science Area (choose from the following): 4 6-7
ELR HONR 40099 Senior Honors Thesis/Project (1-6)  
ELR PSYC 31498 Undergraduate Research (1-6)  
ELR   41498 Individual Investigation (1-6)  
WIC   41573 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research: Social/Clinical (3)  
WIC   41574 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research: Cognitive/Learning (3)  
WIC   41990 Writing in Psychology (1)  
  ANTH, BSCI and PSYC Electives (choose from the following; minimum 6 credits must come from PSYC): 12
  ANTH 48623 Human Variation (3)  
    48810 Human Paleontology (3)  
  BSCI 30520 Introduction to Neuroscience (3)  
    30140 Cell Biology (4)  
    30156 Elements of Genetics (3)  
    40515 Animal Behavior (3)  
  PSYC 3/4xxxx Elective (3-6) 3  
  Science Area (choose from the following): 8
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity (4)  
KBS   10120 Biological Foundations (4)  
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)  
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II (4)  
  Mathematics Area (choose from the following) 3-5
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra (4)  
KMC   11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)  
KMC   11022 Trigonometry (3)  
KMC   12001 Algebra and Trigonometry (5)  
KMC   12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)  
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27-61 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language+ 8
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 0-3
  Kent Core Additional 0-6
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
4-27
IV.  OPTIONAL CONCENTRATION  (58 credits)  
  Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy (58)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
120

1. All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
2. Students not in the optional Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy concentration may take another WIC in the Application of Psychological Science Area.
3. Students completing the optional concentration in Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy complete 6 credits of upper-division electives in Psychology, otherwise the Bachelor of Science requires 12 credits. 6 of these 12 hours must be in Psychology courses; no more than 12 credit hours of PSYC 31498, 41492 and 41498 combined may be applied towards major requirements in psychology.
4. No more than 6 credit hours of PSYC 31498 and 41498 combined may be applied toward the Application of Psychological Science area. Students must earn a minimum C grade in PSYC 41573 or 41574 or 41990 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

+ Fulfills College General Requirement.

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (58 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    30030
40430
Human Physiology (4)
or Animal Physiology (3)
3-4
    30171 General Microbiology 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    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
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
KSS SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Choose from the following series: 6
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I (3)  
    20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (3)  
      or  
    30481 Organic Chemistry I (3)  
    30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 58


Note: While individual medical or osteopathy schools may require a variety of additional courses, the following courses are recommended and encouraged:

  BSCI 30518 Vertebrate Anatomy 4
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    42086 Economics of Healthcare 3
  PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics 3
  PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology 3
    41363 Biopsychology 3
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3