- In person
- Kent Campus
The Biology for Environmental Management and Conservation minor gives students an understanding of the fundamentals as well as broader impacts of applied biology, habitat assessment, environmental management and conservation biology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
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 environmental management, general ecology and conservation biology.
- Apply knowledge in the identification of plants and animals, habitat management and conservation, and their relevance to environmental management and conservation.
- Read scientific reports and evaluate and communicate scientific data collected in the field.
- Apply ecological theory to problems in conservation and environmental management.
|BSCI 10110||BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)||4|
|BSCI 30360||GENERAL ECOLOGY||4|
|BSCI 40374||CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (ELR)||4|
|BSCI 40375||ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT||4|
|Biology Electives, choose from the following:||3-5|
|LOCAL FLORA (ELR)|
|CLIMATE CHANGE BIOLOGY|
|FIELD METHODS IN ORNITHOLOGY (ELR)|
|WETLAND ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (ELR)|
|TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION (ELR)|
|PREPARATION FOR FIELD COURSE TO SOUTH AFRICA |
and FIELD COURSE TO SOUTH AFRICA (ELR)
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||19|
|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|