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Graduation Requirements

General Graduation Requirements, College of Arts & Sciences (2012 - 2013 Catalog)

Consult your program requirements sheet or roadmap and the appropriate catalog year for your situation.

  1. Total Hour Requirement
    A minimum of 121 hours of applicable coursework must be successfully completed to qualify for graduation. Credit earned in certain prescribed coursework (MATH 10006, 10021, US 10003 and 10006) and hours in excess of the restrictions listed above under Limitations on Applicability of Credit do not count toward the 121 required hours. Depending upon the students' major and high school preparation, students may need to complete additional hours of prerequisite coursework. There are a limited number of major programs in the College of Arts and Sciences that require more than 121 hours for completion. Further information on these majors can be obtained in the College office or Catalog.
  2. Upper-Division-Hour Requirement
    The college requires a minimum of 42 hours of upper-division coursework (coursework at the 30000 and 40000 level).
  3. College General Requirements
    The General Requirements of the College include the University Kent Core Requirements and diversity requirement, as well as any conditional coursework prescribed upon admission, Destination Kent State: First Year Experience and additional coursework in mathematics/logic, foreign language, social sciences and basic sciences. Detailed discussion of the General Requirements for each of the degree programs offered in the College are listed in the Catalog.
  4. Major/Minor Requirements
    The particular requirements of all of the major and minor programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences are described in detail in the Catalog. Requirements for minors offered by the other colleges are described in the appropriate college's section of the Catalog.
  5. Writing-Intensive Course Requirement
    Refer to the Writing-Intensive Course List for specific information on this requirement.
  6. Experiential Learning Requirement
    Refer to the Catalog for specific information on this requirement.
  7. Grade Point Average Requirements
    Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in all coursework taken at Kent State University including Regional Campus coursework. Students must also achieve a 2.00 cumulative average in the fields of specialization, including majors, fields of concentration and minors. Some minors offered by other colleges may stipulate a higher cumulative average requirement.

    Students may need to take additional coursework beyond the specified requirements in the major or field of specialization in order to raise the cumulative average in the major or field of concentration to 2.00. In such a case, the course(s) to be used for this purpose must be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor and approved by the dean prior to registration for the course(s). It is generally required that such additional coursework be taken at the upper-division level.

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