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Integrated Life Sciences - B.S./M.D. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print


Year 1
Course Title Credits
Summer 1 (13 credits)  
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis 3
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1
    Humanities courses or electives 6
Fall 1 (19 credits)  
BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations 4
CHEM 10960 Honors General Chemistry I 5
HONR 10197 Freshman Colloquium I 3
ILS 21091 Integrated Life Sciences Seminar I 2
MATH 12021 Calculus for Life Sciences 4
Spring 1 (18 credits)  
BSCI 30140 Cell Biology 4
CHEM 10961 Honors General Chemistry II 5
HONR 10297 Freshman Colloquium II 3
ILS 21092 Integrated Life Sciences Seminar II 2
SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3
Year 2
Course Title Credits
Summer 2 (14 credits)  
BSCI 30156 Elements of Genetics 3
ILS 32592 Sociological Perspectives in Public Health 3
ILS 42591 Medical Sociology Research Skills 2
ILS 42592 Medical Sociology Practicum 3
    Humanities course or elective 3
Fall 2 (18 credits)  
BSCI 30171 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 30481 Organic Chemistry I 3
ILS 32091 Integrated Life Sciences Seminar III 2
MATH 12022 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences 3
Choose from the following: 5
PHY 13001 College Physics I (4)  
PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
PHY 23101 General University Physics I (5)  
Spring 2 (18 credits)  
BSCI 30519 Vertebrate Embryology and Developmental Anatomy 4
CHEM 30482 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine 4
ILS 32092 Integrated Life Sciences Seminar IV 2
Choose from the following: 5
PHY 13002 General College Physics II (4)  
PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
PHY 23102 General University Physics II (5)  
Year 3
Course Title Credits
Summer 3 (12 credits)  
ILS 30392 Psychological Helping Skills for Medicine 3
ILS 40392 Medical Psychology Practicum 3
PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology 3
    Humanities course or elective 3
Fall 3   Phase II NEOMED  
Spring 3   Phase II NEOMED  
Year 4
Summer 4 (12 credits)  
    Humanities course of elective (if not completed earlier) 12
  1. US 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.


Humanities and Electives
Objective: Within the constraints imposed and the opportunities afforded by summer academic scheduling, to provide disciplined experience in and exposure to the differing modes of thought, perception/perspectives and methodologies of the disciplines usually classified as the “humanities” in arriving at informed critical analyses of the human experience.

Requirement: 18 semester hours of academic credit. At least one of the courses taken to satisfy the humanities must also satisfy the diversity requirement. The humanities requirements may be fulfilled in the following fashion during the students’ fourth and fifth summers (fourth and sixth summers for students who begin core clerkships in fifth summer, rather than in the fall) in the joint six-year B.S./M.D. program offered by the university in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio Medical University:

I. Fine Arts (3)
Students are to take at least one approved course from the list of Kent Core Fine Arts courses.

II. History, Literature, Philosophy (12)
Students must take two courses (one lower and one upper division) from two of the following three fields:
*Students are strongly urged to take an ethics course from Philosophy as parts of the Humanities Requirement.
III. Humanities Elective (3)
Students are to take one additional course in Humanities, Fine Arts or Foreign Language.

IV. Electives (6)
During the time devoted to fulfillment of the humanities requirements of the ILS program, students also will be taking “elective” hours sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours of satisfactorily completed academic credits required for the B.S. degree as offered through the College of Arts and Sciences of Kent State University. Humanities hours in excess of the 18 semester hours minimum of the humanities component requirement will be applied toward these “elective” hours.

Students must also satisfy the 6-hour diversity requirement of the university. At least one of the courses taken to satisfy the humanities must also satisfy the diversity requirement. The 6 hour diversity requirement is fulfilled with one domestic diversity course and one global diversity course.

NOTE: All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.