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Life Science

Kent State University

48 months
21578 USD/year
21578 USD/year
12471 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Life Science from Kent State University prepares students for teacher licensure in life science, grades 7-12. 


Students take a broad range of science-content courses in geology, chemistry and physics, and specialize in biology content. Students in the Life Science major complete most of their content coursework during their first three years; methods coursework typically begins during the spring of their third year. 

During the final year of the Life Science program from Kent State University, students complete remaining content courses, science teaching methods courses and a year-long placement in a local school district, which concludes with 13 weeks of student teaching in the spring. Life Science students are encouraged to meet with their advisor early in their program because many courses must be sequenced carefully.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Plan multiple lessons using a variety of inquiry approaches that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how to engage all students in learning science.
  • Plan a learning environment and learning experiences for all students that demonstrate chemical safety, safety procedures, and the ethical treatment of living organisms within their licensure area.
  • Plan fair and equitable assessment strategies to analyze student learning and to evaluate if the science learning goals are met.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Diversity 
  • Biological Foundations 
  • Cell Biology
  • Elements of Genetics
  • General Ecology
  • Evolution
  • General Chemistry 
  • Earth and Life Through Time
  • General College Physics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


132 SCH


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • New first-year applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university (comparable to the completion of senior high school in the U.S.). A student who has previously enrolled in a post-secondary (higher education) institution is required to apply as a transfer student.
  • To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement at the time of admission for this major will be admitted to the EHHS General non-degree program until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21578 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21578 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12471 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12471 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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