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College
College of Arts and Sciences

Department
Department of Biological Sciences

256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613
E-mail: kentbiology@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/biology

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Zoology prepares students for careers centering on animals. Students pursuing this degree often continue their education in a wide variety of post-graduate professional and graduate programs or seek employment in zoos, parks departments, laboratories, among others. Students considering a career in veterinary medicine often choose this major. This degree is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Career Opportunities

Students completing a degree in Zoology opt to either go on for additional education to get graduate degrees or degrees in veterinary medicine or enter the workforce directly after graduation. Those entering the workforce may go on to work for National or local parks, zoos/aquaria, museums, animal research facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, veterinarian offices or humane societies.

The Department of Biological Sciences has several mechanisms to help students prepare for their future careers. All students, particularly those who plan to go on to graduate school or seek employment directly after degree completion, are strongly encouraged to complete research projects, through our Individual Investigation course, and/or do an internship in the area in which they plan to be employed.  In addition, we offer BSCI 30005, Career Pathways in Biology, which provides students a chance to learn more about career paths and how to achieve their 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.

Admission Requirements

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..
 

Graduation Requirements

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.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.

Student Organizations

Biology Club, Pre-Vet Club