Educational Studies - B.S.
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies is a completer program designed for those who wish to work in education, health and human services settings. The program reflects a consideration for the nature of the setting in which individuals will work (e.g., youth center, social agency, museum, park, business), the particular skills and competencies required in such career (e.g., program planning, technology utilization, interpersonal and multicultural facilitation) and the nature of the particular function which characterizes the option (e.g., program design, instruction, service delivery).
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Admission to this major is selective. The Educational Studies program requires a 2.500 overall GPA to be accepted into the major.
Current Kent State and Transfer Students: Active Kent State students who wish to change their major must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and meet all admission criteria listed above to be admitted. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of education that meets the requirements of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
- Apply skills and competencies required in desired career paths.
All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.
NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.
|Destination Kent State: First Year Experience||1|
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
|Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG)||2 courses|
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
|Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR)||varies|
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
|Kent Core (see table below)||36-37|
|Writing-Intensive Course (WIC)||1 course|
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
|Upper-Division Requirement||39 (or 42)|
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
|Total Credit Hour Requirement||120|
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.
|Kent Core Composition (KCMP)||6|
|Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR)||3|
|Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each)||9|
|Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines)||6|
|Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory)||6-7|
|Kent Core Additional (KADL)||6|
|Total Credit Hours:||36-37|
|Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)|
|EDST 44004||RESEARCH AND WRITINGS IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (WIC) (min C grade) 1||3|
|EDST 44092||PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (ELR) 2||1-12|
|Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)|
|UC 10097||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE||1|
|Kent Core Composition||6|
|Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning||3|
|Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)||9|
|Kent Core Social Sciences (courses from two curricular areas)||6|
|Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)||6-7|
|Kent Core Additional||6|
|General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)||79|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||120|
Students who have successfully completed a designated writing-intensive course may be waived from EDST 44004 with approval by the Educational Studies program coordinator. A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
State/Federal background checks may be required for practicum experiences. Students with prior work, internship, practicum, student teaching and/or field experience may be waived from EDST 44092 with approval by the Educational Studies program coordinator. However, the experiential learning requirement will still need to be met by a course or non-course activity.
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- No dual degree/major may be earned with a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies.