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Science at Kent encourages students to look at the world with a curious eye. You should question things—and then question some more. Whether you plan on becoming a scientist or not, you will leave Kent with a scientist’s curiosity, skepticism, and joy of discovery.
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The world is full of complex information. Studying science at Kent helps you learn to question, analyze, and communicate what you find.

Thinking Scientifically 

In Kent's science labs and classrooms, scientific evidence challenges students to understand how our world works. Whether those lessons are learned in biology, astronomy, meteorology, or chemistry, students will gain an awareness of the science that exists all around us.

Scientifically Literate, Global Citizens

Communicating scientific knowledge effectively is one of the hallmarks of our classrooms and labs. The borders of sharing this knowledge are not limited to the Kent campus; for instance, data from student work is used by the Housatonic Valley Association to track and improve wildlife conditions in the area.

Preparing for Careers in the Sciences

No matter your aspirations, the scientific literacy built at Kent provides a foundation to make science a lasting part of your life. Our faculty members take the time to develop creative projects and keep the curriculum fresh. You may be inspired to pursue science as a career based on your participation in monitoring stream water quality, replicating genes in a Kent lab, and developing your own Independent Study project to dig deeper into a particular topic of interest.




Science Courses

Psychology explores the study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings.

Embark upon an intensive study of biochemistry, cell structure and function, evolution, genetics, and human systems in Advanced Studies in Biology.

Investigate chemical reactions, molar relationships and stoichiometry, kinetic theory and gas laws, atomic structure, periodic law, bonding, states of matter, thermodynamics, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases in Chemistry 1, Honors Chemistry 1, and Accelerated Chemistry 1.

Explore the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings in Advanced Studies in Psychology.

Examine the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies behind studying interrelationships in the natural world including the atmosphere, ecosystems, geology, and our oceans in Advanced Studies in Environmental Science.

Study the solar system, stars and galaxies, cosmology, black holes, and quasars in Astronomy.

Delve into recombinant DNA technology and gain hands-on experience in Biotechnology.

Examine adaptations of local flora and fauna, and interactions between organisms with regard to energy demands in Ecology 1.

Explore the freshwater ecosystems of Kent with a focus on relationships between physical factors, organisms, and human activities within watersheds in Ecology 2.

Explore the principles and applications of modern genetics in Genetics.

Begin a survey of the major landforms on the earth’s surface in Geology.

Examine the basics of paleontology and its impact on our understanding of evolution and the development of Earth's diverse life forms in History of Life on Earth.

Examine the anatomy and physiology of selected systems in the human body in Human Anatomy.

Explore the physical parameters of oceans, major taxonomic groups, and ecological interactions in Marine Biology.

Examine the basics of weather, climate, and the physical conditions that lead to what we experience every day in Meteorology.

Examine the history, evolution, and future of major diseases that have impacted human populations in Pandemics.



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