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Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees offered by the School of Digital Sciences are designed to provide students with the ability to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing digital world.  

The Bachelor of Arts degree program retains the same core coursework in Digital Sciences as the B.S. degree, but with fewer required electives. As such, it is the ideal complement to an Associate's degree or an excellent candidate for part of a dual degree. For sophomores or juniors who change their major to Digital Sciences, the B.A. degree may provide the quickest path to graduation.

The major program requirements and concentration requirements are summarized informally below.  For the full formal descriptions, please see these sections in the Kent State University 2013 - 2014 Catalog:

Informal lists of course descriptions can be found in the Courses menu item on the left.  This menu contains three lists:


Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

II.    MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (42 credits)  Courses count in major GPA    
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI    10010    Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences    3   
10410    Information Ethics and Social Responsibility    3   
13210    Design Processes and Principles    3   
15310    Computational Thinking and Programming    3   
34410    Digital Information Management and Processing    3   
ELR      40910    Capstone in Digital Sciences    3   
WIC      41510    Project Management and Team Dynamics 1    3   
41610    Digital Systems Security    3   
MIS    24053    Introduction to Computer Applications    3   
24065    Web Programming    3   
44043    Database Management Systems    3   
TECH    46411    Requirements Engineering and Analysis    3   
Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area 2    6   

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

1. Minimum C (2.000) grade required in DSCI 41510 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

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