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College of Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor of Arts in Biology is designed for students interested in the biological sciences but eager to pursue a wider variety of interests in the liberal arts.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology consists of three concentrations from which students choose one:
Biologists work in a variety of settings and alumni with a biology degree from Kent state can directly enter into the workforce. Career opportunities are available at state, local, and federal agencies, privately owned companies, industry and non-profit groups. Other students may choose to further their education beyond a bachelor's degree by attending graduate or professional school. These students may seek employment opportunities as professors or other educators, or in health care professions as doctors, dentists, physician assistants and other health care workers.
The Department of Biological Sciences has several mechanisms to help students prepare for their future careers. All students, particularly those who plan to attend graduate school or seek employment directly after degree completion, are strongly encouraged to complete research projects, through an individual investigation course, and/or do an internship in the area in which they plan to be employed. In addition, the department offers BSCI 30005 Career Pathways in Biology, which provides students a chance to learn more about various job options within the biological sciences and how to achieve their career goals. Lastly, students are expected to meet regularly with their faculty advisor to talk about career options, get help in selecting electives and discuss ways to get experience required for their career goals.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for transfer students.
Minimum 120 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education
Bachelor of Arts: Biology Club, Environmental Conservation Club, CRICK
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