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Kent State Academics

Kent State University requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

Kent State University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Kent State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 64% of students who started college at Kent State University graduate within six years.

Kent State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at Kent State University?

Kent State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Kent State University

When choosing a major, Kent State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Kent State University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Kent State University does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Kent State University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Kent State University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Kent State University Offer Online Classes?

Kent State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Kent State University Give Credit for AP Classes?

Kent State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Kent State University Have An Honors Program?

Kent State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Kent State University Require Internships?

Kent State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Kent State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Kent State University include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Kent State University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Kent State University offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration - Speech pathology and audiology, fashion merchandising

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Kent State Majors & Subject Areas

Natural Resources/Conservation, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
African-American/Black Studies
Communication, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Science
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Community College Education
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
International and Comparative Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Industrial Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Language Interpretation and Translation
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
American Sign Language (ASL)
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Zoology/Animal Biology
Animal Physiology
Physiology, General
Exercise Physiology
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Experimental Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Public Administration
Physical and Biological Anthropology
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Dance, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Commercial Photography
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Long Term Care Administration/Management
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry
Public Health, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Medical Informatics
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Education
Palliative Care Nursing
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Franchising and Franchise Operations
Finance, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Fashion Merchandising
Construction Management
History, General

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