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Information for Current Students

AdvisingStudents in the molecular biology lab

All current Biotechnology students should meet regularly with  the Biotechnology Program Director to get advice on the career and on the program requirements that must be met.  The Program Director serves as the major advisor.  

The Biotechnology Program Director:

  • Aids in course planning
  • Approves course substitutions in the major
  • Provides advice on elective courses and approves elective courses not listed in the program requirements
  • Provides career advice and counseling

In addition students will meet with a regular academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The College of Arts and Sciences advising staff:

  • Aids in course planning, with a focus on meeting the Kent Core requirements
  • Review all degree requirements and verifies that the student has met the requirements at graduation.

Students should start thinking about and planning for the research experience in the first year!

Information on internships and research individual investigations

 Evaluation forms for students on internship or doing individual investigations:

Internship Midterm Evaluation

Internship Final Evaluation

Individual Investigation Report and Final Evaluation


Consult the degree requirements for the year you entered Kent State University (your "catalog year"  can be found on Flashline).  Be certain that you are meeting those requirements.  Consult with the Biotechnology Program Director and/or College of Arts and Sciences advisors if you have any questions.

Program changes and notes.

Deadlines to submit for graduation (there is a fee for late applications)

May Graduation - September 15 of the previous year

August Graduation - December 15 of the previous year

December Graduation - March 15 of the same year

Application for Graduation Processing Dates and Procedures