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Science Learning Community


Testimonials from the Science Learning Community:

  • "My experience with the Science Learning Community has been great so far.  The friends I've made here will be with me for my entire life and the moments we all have shared will never be forgotten."
  • "SLC is a great place to enjoy your time at KSU, with friendly people and an environment that provides a supportive place to study."
  • "I remember how welcome everyone made me feel and it was easy to meet new people"


About SLC

The SLC Community is a great opportunity to live and learn among fellow science majors during your first year through senior year while adjusting to college life at Kent State University.  Students take core coursework together, study as a community, participate in both fun and educational activities and build a strong network among peers to be successful in college and in your major.

SLC students are considering a major in Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Conservation, Geology, Math, Physics, Zoology, or related fields (Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Dentistry, Med Tech, Bio Tech).  SLC students live together, learn together and have interaction with some of Kent State's best faculty.  SLC students are required to enroll in core courses for their specific majors together.  Students also participate in weekly study sessions.  

  • Opportunities to share and develop partnerships with students who have similar academic interests and career aspirations.  
  • Unique programming centered on student needs which include group dinners, speakers from fields of student interests, student panels, and workshops to assist students to successfully transition into college. 
  • Interaction with faculty through departmental tours, faculty rap sessions in the residence hall and academic advising.  
  • Intrusive academic support, instructional sessions, and advising.  
  • Participation in a community of scholars beginning in the student's first year through graduation as a Kent State student!  


Students must complete the CAS Learning Community application.

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See Admissions for qualifications and participation requirements.  

Class Schedule   

When possible, SLC students take 2-3 courses together per semester during their first year at KSU. They will also participate in both fun and educational activities.  Upper-class students who have met these requirements do not need to enroll in these classes, and should still apply to the program.   

See Connected Coursework for the required classes.


Students participate in events that tie specifically to your major, or at least can be applied in many ways. Outside of class, students will participate in one or two activities per month.  

Fall Semester  

  • Science Faculty Reception 
  • Meet and Greet all Science Learning Community & Staff 
  • Science/Math Guest Speakers or Community Night
  • Research/ Internship Student Presentation Night
  • Science Related Field Trips
  • Holiday Party
  • Community Service (local service agencies)

Spring Semester

  • Science/ Math Guest Speakers or Community Night
  • Science Related Field Trip
  • Faculty/Student Coffee Social Hour
  • Relay for Life
  • Annual Banquet