Biological Sciences - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
Kent Campus
339-672-3613
kentbiology@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/biology


Description

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.
 

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 

Minor Requirements

[BISC]

Prerequisite Requirements
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
Minor Requirements
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 40163EVOLUTION 3
Biology (BSCI) Electives 18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22
1

Select from a 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 biology courses may NOT be used in the elective category for majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences:

BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
BSCI 10002LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS) 3
BSCI 10003LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
BSCI 10005ANATOMY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS 5
BSCI 11010FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 3
BSCI 11020FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB) 3
BSCI 16001HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3
BSCI 20019BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 4
BSCI 20021BASIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
BSCI 20022BASIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY 1
BSCI 21010ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 21020ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
BSCI 26002ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT 3
BSCI 26003PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I 3
BSCI 26004PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3
BSCI 30050HUMAN GENETICS 3
BSCI 40020BIOLOGY OF AGING 3

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).