The primary goals of the Department are to:

  1. Recruit and retain a high quality and diverse faculty;
  2. Provide excellent instruction in both undergraduate and graduate programs;
  3. Create an academic environment which promotes the intellectual and professional development of students and faculty;
  4. Develop and maintain a commitment to scholarly activity in research, graduate education, and undergraduate education, which is commensurate with the goals and mission of Kent State University, and disseminate the research and scholarship activities to others;
  5. Provide programs for all students which meet the educational and technological demands of the disciplines represented in the Department;
  6. Offer courses in cognate academic disciplines and professional fields which provide the necessary base for the career goals of students and faculty;
  7. Interact and cooperate with businesses, governments, and nonprofit agencies for mutual benefit through the exchange of knowledge and expertise; and,
  8. Promote local, national and international citizenship for the department, college, and university by becoming responsibly involved in services commensurate with a University.