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Associate of Science

If you are seeking a flexible associate degree that puts you in the driver’s seat, consider this option. With its comprehensive curriculum spanning diverse subject areas, it caters to those aspiring to gain a well-rounded knowledge base. Whether one desires to explore various disciplines, pave the way towards a bachelor's degree or bolster their career prospects, this degree program provides the flexibility to specialize in a specific field of study that aligns with their unique educational needs. Read more...

This program can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

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Program Description

Full Description

The Associate of Science degree is a generalist program that serves many purposes. The degree serves students who want a broad education by sampling a variety of different subject areas, who are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program, or who want to advance their careers by holding a degree. Because of the general nature of the program, students may specialize in a particular field of study that will meet their specific educational needs.


Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.


Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Electives Chosen in Students' Area of Interest23
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts9
Kent Core Social Sciences6
Kent Core Basic Sciences6-7
Kent Core Additional6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000


This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Electives 8
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • East Liverpool Campus
    • Geauga Campus
    • Salem Campus
    • Stark Campus
    • Trumbull Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus
    • Twinsburg Academic Center