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The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, manufacturing and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft, missiles and spacecraft, to include autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned aerial systems. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics and stability and control while being briefly exposed to orbital mechanics, control, space structures and rocket propulsion.

The admission criteria for the Aerospace Engineering major are in line with selective-admission programs at Kent State. Admission requires a minimum 3.000 high school GPA, a minimum ACT 24 composite score (minimum ACT subscores of both 24 in English and math), a minimum SAT 1700 composite score (mathematics, critical reasoning and writing), and the capability of being placed directly into MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (or its equivalent). Students who do not meet these requirements may apply for admission to the aeronautical systems engineering technology concentration within the Aeronautics major and apply for transfer into the Aerospace Engineering major at the conclusion of their freshman year; admissions at that time will require a minimum 3.200 cumulative Kent State GPA and a minimum B grade in MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and PHY 23101 General University Physics I.

Transfer students who wish to be admitted to the Aerospace Engineering program must have completed a minimum 12 semester hours in college-level coursework with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and have earned a minimum B grade in MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and PHY 23101 General University Physics I (or their equivalents).

Transfer applicants who have completed less than 12 semester hours of college-level coursework will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records and must submit a final high school transcript and an ACT or SAT score.

Program Requirements for BS degree in Aerospace Engineering
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Kent State Approves Degrees Aimed at Filling Need for Aerospace Engineers, Geographic Scientists

To help meet a growing demand for aerospace engineers who can apply the engineering principles to the design, manufacture and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft, the Board established an aerospace engineering major within the Bachelor of Science degree, effective Fall Semester 2016.

The goal of the program will be to produce engineers who possess a deep understanding for the technical fundamentals of aerospace engineering, excel in the research development, innovation and operation of aerospace products and systems; and understand the importance of engineering and the responsibility of engineers in society.

an excerpt from article written by Eric Mansfield,, 330-672-2797