Why Biological Sciences?

The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State has much to offer our students:

  • A variety of undergraduate degree programs with multidisciplinary and specialty foci, each of which can be completed in 4 years
  • Diverse and active student organizations
  • The opportunity to engage in independent study and laboratory research under the mentorship of our reputable faculty
  • A strong network of advising to assist students throughout their undergraduate careers  
  • Special events designed to promote career building skills and increase awareness of employment opportunities
  • A large number of courses offered each semester, including summer sessions
  • A course focused specifically on how to prepare for various careers in Biology
  • A collegial and open environment for learning and engagement
  • Comfortable classrooms equipped with modern technology to help facilitate learning
  • Integrated lab and lecture courses which allow students to learn technique, theory, and concept

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"Focus 2" Major & Career Information

Match Majors to Careers

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Talk with Faculty, Family and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
    • how they selected their careers
    • what they find rewarding/challenging
    • what skills they utilize
    • what their long-term goals are