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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (59 credits)* Count in Major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory    1
  GEOG 31062 Meteorology 3
    31064 Climatology 3
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
KBS GEOL 11040 Earth Dynamics 3
KBS   11041 Earth Dynamics Laboratory 1
KBS   11042 Earth History 3
KBS   11043 Earth History Laboratory 1
KBS   21080 Oceanography 3
    23063 Earth Materials I 4

Earth Materials II (4)
Geomorphology (4)
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
KBS   21430 Frontiers in Astronomy 3
Type Course Title Credits
WIC ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents* 3
    32277 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools* 3
    42277 Topics in Secondary School Science* 3
ELR   42292 Field Work Practicum* 3
ELR   42357 Secondary Student Teaching* 9
    49525 Inquiry into the Profession* 3
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescent/Adulthood* 3
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society* 3
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology* 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology* 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KMC   11022 Trigonometry 3
KAD   12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5

Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
PHIL 11001 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities* 3
  Kent Core Composition* 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one from each) 6

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in ADED 32142 to to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Special Major Note:
Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 134 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.