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Unique Academic Opportunities

Arts and Sciences has a history of Success

A liberal arts education at Kent State University will change the way you think, challenge your assumptions, and make you take a deeper look at the world around you. It will help you understand the foundations of knowledge, inquiry, and creativity, and prepare you for a lifetime of intellectual growth and adventure. The following programs offer students ways to enhance their academic experience in a variety of ways ... from creating a  self-defined major, to digging deeply into research or enriching course work through study abroad.


CAS Residential College

The College of Arts and Sciences Residential College at Kent State University is a place where a student can grow intellectually and socially.  It's a community that seeks to broaden the learning experience at KSU beyond the traditional classroom, lab, or studio setting.  Students will engage in a variety of activities to build a strong academic foundation for success at KSU and to help develop a healthy and productive relationship with peers, faculty and staff to prepare for a rewarding career in their field.  Students participate in social activities with upper class student mentors such as community picnics, community service holiday gathering, fundraisers, field trips and annual banquets.  Click here for more information on the CAS Residential College.


Interdisciplinary Programs

B.A. interdisciplinary majors combine coursework from several traditional disciplines. Although drawn from several disciplines, the courses in any interdisciplinary major will have a common factor that reflects the focus of the program. In the interdisciplinary programs, courses in the various divisions of the college—humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and math—and courses offered in the other colleges of this university are integrated to provide a comprehensive view of the complexities of the field of specialization. This integration of academic disciplines can provide a more coherent interpretation of certain areas of study than is possible through any one traditional field. Click here for more information on the Interdisciplinary Programs.


Pre-Professional Programs

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry have developed tracks within their degree programs to prepare students for admission to medical, osteopathic, dental, veterinary medicine and pharmacy schools. Click here for more information on the Pre-Professional Programs.