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Biological Sciences Minor

Department of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613
E-mail: kentbiology@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/biology

The Biological Sciences minor provides a basic biological background to complement other areas of study.  The minor is especially suited for students wishing to pursue careers in non-science fields where biological knowledge is advantageous.

I. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MINOR PREREQUISITES   
Course    Title   

CHEM    10060    General Chemistry I (4)   
10061    General Chemistry II (4)   
10062    General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)   
10063    General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)   
MATH    11010    Algebra for Calculus (3)   
11022    Trigonometry (2)   
II. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)   
Course    Title    Credits    
BSCI    10110    Biological Diversity    4   
10120    Biological Foundations    4   
30156    Elements of Genetics    3   
40163    Organic Evolution    3   
Biology Electives*    8   
TOTAL    22    

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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

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   
10010      Lake Erie Environmental Science
3   
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   
20001      Zoological Foundations of Medicine
4   
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   

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