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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
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (56-60 credits)1 Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits



General Chemistry I (4)
General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Honors General Chemistry (5)
KBS   10061


General Chemistry II (4)
General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Honors General Chemistry (5)

Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)
Organic Chemistry I (3)

Basic Organic Chemistry II (2) 2
Organic Chemistry II (3) 2
    30105 Analytical Chemistry I 3
WIC   30107 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I 3 1
    30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry 4
    30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    40302 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
    40567 Basic Concepts of Physical Chemistry 4
    40568 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KMC   11022 Trigonometry 3
KAD   12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
KAD PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
  Choose from the following: 1-3
  CHEM 30050 Introduction to Materials Chemistry (2)  
    30106 Analytical Chemistry II (2)  
    40248 Advanced Biological Chemistry (3)  
    40303 Inorganic Chemistry III (2)  
    40477 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)  
    40483 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (1)  
    40796 Individual Investigation (1-2)  
    Chemistry Department-approved electives (1-3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 4 14-20
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences) 5 3
  General Electives (14-22 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

1 All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

2 If CHEM 20481 was taken, select CHEM 20482; If CHEM 30481 was taken, select CHEM 30482.

3 A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

4 Fulfills College General Requirements

5 One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.