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Bachelor of Science

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 Science degree program provides deeper knowledge in the digital sciences than the Bachelor of Arts degree and has six optional focused concentrations.
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:

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

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

II.    MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (42-66 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   
TECH    46411    Requirements Engineering and Analysis    3   
Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area 2    9   
Additional Major Requirements (24 credit hours)
Below are additional major requirements for students who do not declare a concentration.
   
MIS    44043    Database Management Systems    3   
Approved Electives in Digital Sciences 2    9   
Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area 2    12   

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.

2. A list of pre-approved electives is given below. Requests for consideration of other courses as approved electives should be submitted to the student's advisor in the School of Digital Sciences. In order to meet upper-division requirement 1 or more courses may need to be upper-division.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Bachelor of Science degree program has six optional concentrations, each providing focused depth in a particular area to prepare graduates for specific career paths.  Students who do not choose one of these concentrations must instead take a database course and additional Approved Electives as listed above.

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for the Bachelor of Science with no concentration, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

The Digital Systems Software Development concentration focuses on the web site and software applications needed by an organization and the design and maintenance of a user interface and software system to meet those needs. This concentration can help prepare graduates for careers as a Web Developer, Application Developer, or Software Developer.

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (26 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
CS    13001    Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving    4   
23001    Computer Science II-Data Structures and Abstraction    4   
23022    Discrete Structures for Computer Science    3   
33007    Introduction to Database System Design    3   
33901    Software Engineering    3   
DSCI     10310    My Story on the Web    3   
23410    Cognition in Technology    3   
33310    Human-Computer Interaction    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
26   

The Digital Systems Interaction concentration (formerly Digital Science Cognition and Communication) focuses on the educational and interactive applications needed by an organization and the improvement of the user's interaction with those applications. This concentration can help prepare graduates for a career as an Instructional Designer or Instructional Technologist.

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI    10310    My Story on the Web    3   
23410    Cognition in Technology    3   
33310    Human-Computer Interaction    3   
ITEC    47427    Technology and Learning    3   
MIS    44043    Database Management Systems    3   
KSS
DD    PSYC    11762    General Psychology    3   
40445    Cognitive Psychology    3   
VCD    14001    Visual Design Literacy    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
24   

The Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks concentration focuses on the communication infrastructure needed by an organization and the design and management of a telecommunication system and computer network to meet those needs. This concentration can help prepare graduates for careers as a Network Administrator or Computer Network Architect

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI     10310    My Story on the Web    3   
26010    Telecommunication Infrastructure    3   
31010    Enterprise Architecture    3   
MIS    44043    Database Management Systems    3   
TECH    26301    Networking Hardware I    3   
36302    Networking Hardware II    3   
46312    Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems    3   
46350    Network Management and Design Technology    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
24   

The Enterprise Architecture concentration focuses on the business processes and technology infrastructure needed by an organization and the design of software systems that are aligned with the processes and infrastructure to support the goals of the business.  This concentration can help prepare graduates for careers as a Solution Architect or Application / Technology Architect.

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (26 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
CS    13001    Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving    4   
23001    Computer Science II-Data Structures and Abstraction    4   
23022    Discrete Structures for Computer Science    3   
33007    Introduction to Database System Design    3   
DSCI     10310    My Story on the Web    3   
26010     Telecommunication Infrastructure    3   
31010    Enterprise Architecture    3   
MIS    34054    Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
26   

The Digital Systems Analysis concentration focuses on the business data and software applications needed by an organization and the planning and management of a computer.  This concentration can help prepare graduates for a career as a Computer System Analyst, Database Administrator, or Application Architect.

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI     10310     My Story on the Web    3   
31010    Enterprise Architecture    3   
33310    Human-Computer Interaction    3   
MIS    24163    Principles of Management    3   
34054    Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems    3   
34068    Systems Analysis and Design    3   
44043    Database Management Systems    3   
44045    Information Systems Management    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
24   

The Digital Systems Management concentration focuses on the technical leadership needed by an organization and the management of the computer information system and infrastructure to support the goals of the business. This concentration can help prepare graduates for a career as an Information Technology Manager or Technology Architect.

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

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI    23410    Cognition in Technology    3   
26010    Telecommunication Infrastructure    3   
31010    Enterprise Architecture    3   
MIS    24163    Principles of Management    3   
34165    Dynamics of Leadership    3   
44043    Database Management Systems    3   
44045    Information Systems Management    3   
44062    Supply Chain Management    3   
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
24   

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