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Regional College

Regional College

The Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance Studies will provide students with the academic background appropriate for entry into careers in the insurance industry. Graduates will have a fundamental understanding of the business world as well as specific knowledge regarding property insurance, liability insurance, life and health insurance, insurance operations, insurance law and finance and risk management among others.

Career Opportunities

The insurance industry had about 2.3 million wage and salary jobs in 2008. Insurance carriers accounted for 61 percent of jobs, while insurance agencies, brokerages, and providers of other insurance-related services accounted for 39 percent of jobs.

The majority of establishments in the insurance industry were small; however, a few large establishments accounted for many of the jobs in this industry. Insurance carriers tend to be large establishments, often employing 250 or more workers, whereas agencies and brokerages tend to be much smaller, frequently employing fewer than 20 workers.

Many insurance carriers' home and regional offices are situated near large urban centers. Insurance workers who deal directly with the public are located throughout the country. Almost all of those working in sales work out of local company offices or independent agencies. Many others in the industry work for independent firms in small cities and towns throughout the country.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

New freshmen must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 

Transfer students who have taken at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 as computed by Kent State University (on a scale of 4.00) may be admitted to the university. Applicants who have taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both their collegiate and high school records. Applicants who have been dismissed from another college or university will not be considered for admission unless the students are eligible to return to that previous institution, have been out of college at least 12 consecutive months since the dismissal, or have completed at least 12 semester hours of credit at another institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better (on a scale of 4.00)

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

 There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.