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Description

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees may be used for several purposes: they may serve as freshman- and sophomore-year programs for students who are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program; they may serve as degrees unto themselves for students who want to obtain a general education by sampling a variety of different subject areas; they may advance students' careers or provide job retraining; and they provide opportunities for intellectual growth and personal satisfaction.

Because of the general nature of the programs, students may achieve emphasis in areas that will meet specific educational needs by taking a concentration of six courses in a particular field of study. However, students should consult with their advisors in the selection of their courses prior to the beginning of each semester.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 61 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

 I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Course Title Credits
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
 II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) 
Course   Credits
Electives 24
 III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (36-37 credits)  
Course   Credits
Kent Core Composition 6-8
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional 6
TOTAL 61


The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees include both required courses and electives. The required courses are to be selected from the university Kent Core list. Electives should be chosen in the students' area of interest. Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree should select electives to meet the requirements of the degree they are pursuing.