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Exploratory Program

Kent State University
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Start dates

East Liverpool



Program description

Exploratory Program

The Exploratory pre-major affords a tremendous opportunity for students to explore, engage and succeed with purpose—confidently declaring their major. Students benefit from the guidance, advising and support offered in the Exploratory Program. Beginning in a student's first semester, academic advisors partner with students through their exploration process with a personalized Exploratory Plan.

The Exploratory pre-major does not lead to a degree. Students must declare a degree major by the time they have earned 45 credit hours at Kent State University.

  • Aeronautics, Applied Engineering and Technology.
  • Biological Sciences, Health and Wellness.
  • Business.
  • Communications, Journalism and Media. I
  • Computers, Mathematics and Information Sciences.
  • Design.
  • Education and Teaching.
  • Government, Public Policy and Justice.
  • Human Services and Social Sciences.
  • Languages, Literature and Culture.
  • Physical Sciences and the Environment.
  • Sport, Recreation and Hospitality.
  • Visual and Performing Arts.

Admission requirements

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

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.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

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, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

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Semester Two

  • Career Navigation: Constructing Possibilities

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Semester Three

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Elective or Foreign Language

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Program delivery

Fully offered on the following campuses:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Geauga Campus
  • Kent Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Stark Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus

Tuition fees

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About this institute

Kent State University

At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors, alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education, and...

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Contact info

Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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