- Kent Campus
The Microbiology minor gives students an understanding of the basic biology and broader impacts of microorganisms, as well as specialized knowledge of the role of microbiology in medicine or environmental science.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge about the biology of microorganisms, including physiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity and ecology of microorganisms.
- Apply knowledge about microorganisms to issues in medicine, environmental science, public health or industry.
- Read scientific reports and evaluate and communicate scientific data collected in the field of microbiology.
- Acquire experience in laboratory procedures used in culturing and identifying microorganisms.
|BSCI 10110||BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)||4|
|BSCI 10120||BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB)||4|
|BSCI 30140||CELL BIOLOGY||4|
|BSCI 30171||GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY||4|
|Biological Sciences (BSCI) Electives, choose from the following:||6-7|
|ELEMENTS OF GENETICS|
|PRINCIPLES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE|
|INTRODUCTION TO MYCOLOGY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||22|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- 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).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
The following Biological Sciences (BSCI) courses may NOT be used in the elective category for majors or minors in the Department of Biological Sciences:
|BSCI 10001||HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS)||3|
|BSCI 10002||LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)||3|
|BSCI 10003||LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)||1|
|BSCI 10005||ANATOMY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS||5|
|BSCI 11010||FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)||3|
|BSCI 11020||FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)||3|
|BSCI 16001||HORTICULTURAL BOTANY||3|
|BSCI 20019||BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION||4|
|BSCI 20021||BASIC MICROBIOLOGY||3|
|BSCI 20022||BASIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY||1|
|BSCI 21010||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)||4|
|BSCI 21020||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II||4|
|BSCI 26002||ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT||3|
|BSCI 26003||PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION I||3|
|BSCI 26004||PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II||3|
|BSCI 30050||HUMAN GENETICS||3|
|BSCI 40020||BIOLOGY OF AGING||3|