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Biology Added as Kent State University at Stark’s Newest Bachelor’s Degree ProgramPosted Jul. 4, 2011
Students who desire a career in biological science, but also want the flexibility to study in one or more other fields, will soon be able to earn a four-year degree in biology from Kent State University at Stark. Beginning in the Fall 2011 Semester, the Bachelor of Arts in biology will be added as the 16th baccalaureate degree offered in its entirety at Kent State Stark.
The new degree will give students a strong foundation in biology as they develop skill sets in other areas, opening career opportunities to a variety of fields, including business, journalism, law, political science and government service, to name a few. It also prepares graduates to expand their education toward traditional biological vocations in medicine or post-secondary teaching and research.
Biology majors at Kent State Stark learn and practice a variety of techniques in up-to-date laboratories, under the direction of faculty scholars and a full-time laboratory coordinator. Those focused on field biology have access to an expanded classroom that includes the ecological system of the campus pond where they utilize an extensive array of tools for collecting and identifying aquatic and terrestrial specimens.
For students interested in microbiology, genetics and cell biology, Kent State Stark’s facilities are well-equipped with precise instrumentation to study animal cell and bacterial cultures, perform advanced microscopic imaging and apply techniques for the purification, amplification and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins.
Visit www.stark.kent.edu/academics/depts/bsci to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in biology degree at Kent State Stark. For more information on enrolling in the program as a new student, contact the Office of Student Services at 330-244-3251.