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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology B.S. / Doctor of Podiatric Medicine


The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES) offers a joint 3 + 4 program with the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM). The program provides the education and training that will allow a Biology major to take three years of classes at CSU in preparation for admission to KSUCPM for the four-year Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree program. Particular courses taken at KSUCPM in the first year will transfer to CSU and apply to the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from CSU. Thus, a student will receive a four-year B.S. degree from CSU, and three years later (if successful), a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from KSUCPM. All other normal regulations for both the Biology major and the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine remain unchanged. Biology majors should discuss this degree option with the undergraduate adviser for Biology.

Admission to KSUCPM:

If a student enters CSU with a high school GPA of at least 3.75, and either an ACT score of at least 29 or a SAT score of at least 1270, and if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, then the student automatically will continue into the KSUCPM curriculum after three years at CSU and completion of the following 92-96 semester credit hours of CSU coursework:

  • 8 credit hours of General Biology & Lab
  • 8 credit hours of General Chemistry & Lab
  • 8 credit hours of Organic Chemistry & Lab
  • 8 credit hours of Physics & Lab
  • 6 credit hours of English
  • 52-56 credit hours of General Core / Elective courses.

If a student enters CSU with a high school GPA of less than 3.75, or has standardized test scores below the limits given above, or if the student does not maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, then the student will enter the regular applicant pool for admission to KSUCPM. Such students must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and must have completed or be nearing completion of the 92-96 credit hours of CSU coursework as listed above.

Suggested Three-Year Program at CSU


Fall Semester, Year 1
Course Credits CSU requirement KSUCPM prerequisite credits
CHM 261 - General Chemistry I  4 BIO major 4 of 8 General Chemistry
CHM 266 - General Chemistry Lab I  1 BIO major  
BIO 200 - Introductory Biology I  3 BIO major 3 of 8 Biology
BIO 201 - Introductory Bio Lab I  1 BIO major 4 of 8 Biology
ENG 101 - College Writing I  3 English Composition 3 of 6 English
ASC 101 - Intro to University Life  1 Freshman Orientation N/A
Semester Total
13    
Spring Semester, Year 1
Course
Credits CSU requirement
KSUCPM prerequisite credits
CHM 262 - General Chemistry II  4 BIO major 8 of 8 General Chemistry
CHM 267 - General Chemistry Lab II  1 BIO major N/A
BIO 202 - Introductory Biology II  3 BIO major 8 of 8 Biology
BIO 203 - Introductory Bio Lab II  1 BIO major 8 of 8 Biology
ENG 102 - College Writing II  3 English Composition 6 of 6 English
General Education Elective 3 - 4 Non-U.S. or AALAME Arts & Humanities / Writing N/A
Semester Total
15 - 16    

Fall Semester, Year 2

Course
Credits CSU requirement KSUCPM prerequisite credits

CHM 331 - Organic Chemistry I 

4 BIO major 4 of 8 Organic Chemistry
CHM 336 - Organic Chemistry Lab I  2 BIO major N/A
BIO 302 - Animal Bio /BIO 303 - Animal Bio Lab  4 BIO major [1 of 4 required 300-level courses] N/A
MTH 147 - Statistical Concept with Apps 
OR
MTH 181 - Calculus I 
4 BIO major and Mathematics N/A
General Education Elective 3 - 4 Human Diversity (suggested: HSC 305 Culture and Health) N/A
Semester Total
17 - 18    

Spring Semester, Year 2

Course
Credits CSU requirement KSUCPM prerequisite credits
CHM 332 - Organic Chemistry II  4 N/A 8 of 8 Organic Chemistry
CHM 337 - Organic Chemistry Lab II 
or an elective 
2 N/A N/A

MTH 182 - Calculus II 
OR MTH 347 Applied Statistics 

4 Mathematics N/A
BIO 310 - Genetics /BIO 311 - Genetics Recitation  4 BIO major [2 of 4 required 300-level courses]  
General Education Elective  3 - 4 African American Experience N/A
Semester Total 17 - 18
     
Fall Semester, Year 3
Course
Credits CSU requirement KSUCPM prerequisite credits
BIO 495 - Seminar  1 BIO major & Capstone N/A
BIO 308 - Cell Biology /BIO 309 - Cell Bio Lab  4 BIO major [3 of 4 required 300-level courses] N/A
PHY 221 - College Physics I PHY 221 - College Physics I  5 BIO major 5 of 8 Physics
General Education Elective 3 - 4 Social Sciences / Writing Across the Curriculum  
Open Elective 3 - 4 Writing Across the Curriculum  
Semester Total
16 - 18    

Spring Semester, Year 3

Course  Credits
CSU requirement
KSUCPM prerequisite credits
PHY 222 - College Physics II  5 BIO major 10 of 8 Physics
General Education Elective 3 Arts & Humanities (suggested: PHL 240 Health Care Ethics) N/A
General Education Elective 3- 4 Non-U.S. or AALAME Social Science N/A
Open Elective 4 Writing Across the Curriculum in the major  
Semester Total 15 - 16    

Minimum total credits from CSU (assuming no foreign language deficiency) = 96
Total transfer credits from KSUCPM = 32
Total credits required for B.S. in Biology = 128

Matriculation Requirements:


Any student admitted to KSUCPM under this program may apply for a B.S. degree in Biology from CSU upon successful completion of the required first-year KSUCPM coursework listed below.

Courses transferred from KSUCPM to CSU:


  • BSC 111 Gross Anatomy 8
  • BSC 112 Histology 6
  • BSC 113 Biochemistry 6
  • BSC 125 Neurobiology 3
  • BSC 126 Physiology 6
  • BSC 127 Basic Microbiology & Immunology 3

Second-year KSUCPM courses that can be transferred to CSU, if necessary as electives:


  • BSC 216 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 5
  • BSC 218 Pathology I 4
  • BSC 219 Pharmacology and Therapeutics I 4
  • BSC 228 Pathology II 4
  • BSC 229 Pharmacology and Therapeutics II 4