About the Catalog
The University Catalog is the official university document that provides comprehensive information regarding degree programs and their requirements, courses, academic policies and special programs. Some fee and financial aid information can be found as well.
Rights and exclusions regarding specific degree requirements pertaining to this Catalog have been established for undergraduate students. For more information regarding this policy, please visit Catalog Rights and Exclusions in the Requirements to Graduate section.
All of the information regarding academic policies, degree programs and courses have been approved by the Educational Policies Council. The membership of the council includes the provost, college deans, and representatives from the Faculty Senate and each college. Meetings are held nine times per year and are open to interested parties.
While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Kent State University reserves the right to change without notice statements in the University Catalog concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula courses or other matters.
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The Official Seal of Kent State University is located on the homepage. The seal denotes that the online University Catalog is the official university document of record with regard to academic programs and policies. The Kent State University Seal is a registered trademark and may not be used without permission.
Course descriptions include a synopsis of the content to be covered in the course, the course prerequisite, if the course fulfills a university requirement, applicable fees, if the course if cross-listed with another department and if the course is repeatable. The course descriptions are divided into fall and spring semesters, with each course appearing in both semester listings. Please note that there may be differences in the same course from one semester to the next. Some courses require that a fee be paid in addition to instructional and general fees. These special fees, listed with the the course description for each appropriate course, are subject to change at any time, upon approval by the Board of Trustees.
Most courses are offered in a regular sequence to meet students’ programmatic needs; however, the availability of any specific course in a given semester is subject to sufficient student demand and available resources. Please check the Schedule of Classes for specific semester availability.
Students who do not meet the course prerequisites may appeal to the department for approval to register.
Previous Years' Course Descriptions
Course descriptions for academic years 1998 to 2009 can be found online in the catalog archives. For course syllabi, please contact the instructor or academic unit for copies.
To order pre-1998 course descriptions
Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 330-672-3131 or online at www.registrars.kent.edu.
The University Catalog is available online only.
The University Catalog is produced and maintained in the Office of Curriculum Services under the auspices of the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Please e-mail or visit us online if you have any questions regarding the University Catalog or the curriculum process.