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College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences, the intellectual heart of Kent State University!

Our primary mission is to provide a quality education for all students, led by the very best teacher-scholars. We provide the foundational coursework for students throughout the University.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the College encompass humanities, social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences. These programs are offered through 16 academic departments and several centers and institutes. We offer associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of fields. Students can enhance their academic experience in a number of ways by digging deeply into research, field experiences, studying abroad, or participating in a learning community, just to name a few.

Kent State Psychology Professor's Research on Weight Loss and Memory featured on!

Weight Loss Improves MemoryDr. John Gunstad, Professor of Psychology, was featured in an article on for his research on weight loss and memory. The article outlines the health benefits of weight loss and can be read in full at Congrats to Dr. Gunstad!

Kent State Graduate Students Win Prestigious Research Competition

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti)

Four Kent State University graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference.

Liz Baker, Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca and Logan Stigall represented Kent State against five other teams from Arizona State University, Clemson University, Florida International University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of California, Irvine.

Kent State Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million in Grants to Fight Alzheimer’s and Study Climate Change

Two Kent State University researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded more than $1 million in federal grants for their research projects.

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging awarded Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., from Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, a three-year $444,000 grant to research the mechanisms associated with the benefits of Pramlintide — a synthetic hormone — in models of Alzheimer’s disease.