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The Kent State University School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences & Humanities provides an academic home for innovative approaches to complex questions.

Welcome from our program coordinators!

  • Welcome to Kent State University’s paralegal program!
 I have the pleasure of serving as Director. I have a passion for the law and spent eight years as a full-time litigator.

  • Born in Russia and raised in Israel, Chaya Kessler served in the Israeli Army Intelligence Unit before teaching High School in her hometown.

  • Dear Students, Given these pandemic times, I’m writing this message from my home, of course. While it’s good to be home with my animals and family, I must acknowledge that I miss campus life deeply.

  • I write on behalf of our program—Women’s Studies. We greet you, not merely I. We .... welcome you, invite you in. We are glad you’re taking a peek, giving us a listen.

  • Welcome to International Studies! This is a major that takes you on a journey of reimagining your world. It is for those who want to make a difference on a global scale and who want to understand how global forces affect local outcomes.

Academic Programs

The International Studies (previously known as International Relations) major at Kent State University emphasizes the ability to communicate globally and your ability to make a difference. The major encourages students to explore compelling questions and seek out bold and courageous answers. We know students come to Kent State driven to make a difference, and we want to give them the tools they need to succeed!

Students working with the International Studies faculty benefit from their expertise, research guidance, and professional mentoring. Students also have the opportunity to connect with faculty networks on campus and across the community as well as alumni, creating their own network of advocates, leaders, and professionals. Graduates take their widely applicable skill set with them as they journey beyond Kent State University.

The International Studies major is housed within Kent State University’s School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities. It has been designed to enhance students’ opportunity to explore important, contemporary questions with insights from multiple academic fields and the ability to analyze in a multidisciplinary way. Students are encouraged to pursue their specific issue interests, particularly through select reading groups and course-based research work. The School provides students with expert instruction, faculty and student mentoring, and a support system designed for student success.

International Studies majors are prepared to succeed in a wide range of careers, and many go on to further their education with an advanced degree. Wherever you are inspired to lead, to effect change, to serve the community, the International Relations can prepare you for success. 

About the International Studies Major

Paralegal Studies Program

Approved by the American Bar Association, Kent State University's Kent Campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies, a minor in Paralegal Studies in conjunction with a 4-year degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

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Paralegal Studies

Plan Your Own Degree (B.I.S. & M.L.S.)

For undergraduate students

The Bachelor of Integrative Studies Degree (BIS) is a College of Arts and Sciences non-major degree in which the student is personally responsible for the research and design of his or her own degree program.  

For graduate students

The Master of Liberal Studies at Kent State University is a College of Arts and Sciences master’s program tailored to the specific interests and needs of the student. Under the guidance of the Program Director, students select courses from across the university, including online courses, to form their own individualized and integrated course of study.

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Plan Your Own Degree
Undergraduate Minors