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Zoology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Kent, OH, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the Kent State University offers a modern and integrative study of animals for students considering a career in veterinary medicine. Students learn about individual animals, as well as populations of animals across all levels of biological organization, from genes to ecosystems. 
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Overview

 The program also focuses on animal behavior and physiology, as well as how animals evolve, contribute to biodiversity and interact with each other and their environment.

Students may seek employment immediately after graduation or continue their education in graduate or professional programs. Those entering the workforce may go on to work for national or local parks, zoos/aquaria, museums, animal research facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, veterinarian offices or humane societies. The Department of Biological Sciences has several mechanisms to help students prepare for their future careers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Zoology program from the Kent State University  will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental biological principles as outlined in specific courses.
  • Acquire fundamental skills necessary for laboratory and field investigations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper experimental design, analysis of biological data and communication of research results.
  • Demonstrate a greater knowledge and appreciation of the role that biology plays in societal issues, such as those related to the environment, biodiversity, ethics, human health and disease.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Diversity
  • Biological Foundations
  • Elements of Genetics
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • Writing in the Biological Sciences
  • Foreign Language
  • Evolution
  • Basic Probability and Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. 
  • The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11131 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11131 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kent

  • 1036 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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