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Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (57-59 credits) Courses count in major GPA 
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
General Chemistry I (4)   or
Honors General Chemistry I (4)
General Chemistry II (4)   or
Honors General Chemistry II (4)
KBS CHEM 10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory  1  
KBS CHEM 10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1  
  Choose from the following sequences: 6  
Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)   and
Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)
Organic Chemistry I (3)   and
Organic Chemistry II (3)
  CHEM 30105 Analytical Chemistry I 3  
WIC CHEM 30107 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 C 2
  CHEM 30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry 4  
  CHEM 30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2  
ELR CHEM 30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
  CHEM 30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1  
  CHEM 40302 Inorganic Chemistry II 2  
  CHEM 40567 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences 4  
  CHEM 40568 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1  
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3  
KMC MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3  
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4  
KBS PHY 13002 General College Physics II 3 4  
KBS PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1  
KBS PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1  
  Choose from the following: 1-3  
  CHEM 30050 Introduction to Materials Chemistry (2)    
  CHEM 30106 Analytical Chemistry II (2)    
  CHEM 40248 Advanced Biological Chemistry (3)    
  CHEM 40303 Inorganic Chemistry III (2)    
  CHEM 40477 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)    
  CHEM 40483 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (1)    
  CHEM 40796 Individual Investigation (1-2)    
  CHEM Chemistry Department-approved electives (1-3)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  Foreign Language 3 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 4 3  
  General Electives
Number of general elective credit hours required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division hours.


  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.
  2. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
  3. Fulfills College General Requirement.
  4. 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 (CRIM), 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:

  • MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
  • MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
  • MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies
  • MCLS 21417 Multiculturalism in Today's Germany
  • MCLS 22217 Diversity in Today's Russia
  • MCLS 23217 The Francophone Experience
  • MCLS 28404 The Latin American Experience
  • MCLS 28405 The Spanish Experience

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.