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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 (58 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity* 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations* 4
    30140 Cell Biology* 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics* 3
    30360 General Ecology 4
    40163 Organic Evolution* 3
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
    20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I* 4
    30284 Introduction to Biological Chemistry* 4
KAD GEOL 11042 Earth History* 3
KBS   11043 Earth History Laboratory* 1
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
  Choose from the following: 4
  BSCI 30275 Local Flora (4)  
    30518 Vertebrate Anatomy (4)  
    30560 Invertebrate Zoology (4)  
    30580 Entomology (4)  
    30582 Ornithology (4)  
    40364 Limnology (4)  
    40556 Vertebrate Zoology (4)  
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 Professional Practice* 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 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 133 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.