College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences, the intellectual heart of Kent State University!

Our primary mission is to provide a quality education for all students, led by the very best teacher-scholars. We provide the foundational coursework for students throughout the University.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the College encompass humanities, social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences. These programs are offered through 16 academic departments and several centers and institutes. We offer associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of fields. Students can enhance their academic experience in a number of ways by digging deeply into research, field experiences, studying abroad, or participating in a learning community, just to name a few.

Kent State Hosts Groundbreaking for New Integrated Sciences Building

Confetti canons blow into the sky marking the close of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Integrated Sciences Building.

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building was held Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences hosted a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student Green. Kent State President Beverly Warren and James Blank, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State, spoke at the event.

Scholar of the Month

Ye Zhao, associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, works with students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building.

Scholar of the Month
Ye Zhao
Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware, and information visualization and visual analytics.

Kent State Researchers Use Digital Devices to Dispense Medications Safely

Organizing prescription medications in a traditional pill dispenser is not effective enough when patients are taking up to 20 different drugs seven to nine times a day. 

Not taking the medication at the right time or taking too much results in 700,000 emergency room visits a year, 325,000 hospitalizations and 125,000 deaths.

“It’s a trillion dollar problem to deal with medication nonadherence,” said Joel Hughes, Kent State associate psychology professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University.

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