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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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