Students who choose to pursue Three-Plus-One programs take three years of preprofessional study at Kent State University, followed by a year or more of intensive professional training at an accredited professional school or clinical facility. Upon the satisfactory completion of this professional training, the B.S. degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University is awarded. Students must earn 97 credit hours in a university. Appropriate transfer credit from other institutions may be included in these 97 hours, but the students must complete at least 42 credit hours in-residence at Kent State University, including the last 32 credit hours of the 97-hour requirement.
Students must have a minimum 2.000 GPA in all work taken at Kent State University. They must also complete with at least a 2.000 average all off-campus work taken to fulfill fourth-year requirements. In some fields, students may also be required to present other evidence of the satisfactory completion of the off-campus professional training.
Students must satisfy all degree requirements, including the B.S. General Requirements and field of concentration requirements, by a combination of credits earned at Kent State University and the professional school. The only exception is that the college’s foreign language requirement is waived for students who successfully complete a Three-Plus-One program.
Three-Plus-One programs are designed for students with a well-defined, specific, professional career goal. Currently, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a Three-Plus-One program in Medical Technology. Because of the intensive, professional focus of these programs, students pursuing them should work closely with their faculty advisors. Students who are interested in this program should consult the Department of Biological Sciences, 256 Cunningham Hall, for further information.
Please see the program requirements for the Medical Technology program offered under the College of Arts and Sciences.