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Digital Science - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

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

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

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

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
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
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (77 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (courses from two curricular areas) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives (total hours depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours) 41
MINIMUM TOTAL
120

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.

Pre-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area (6 credit hours)
Communication Studies
COMM 21008 Social Media Strategies (3)
  26001 Public Communication in Society (3)
  35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams (3)
  41000 Sports Communication (3)
  43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3)
  45006 Media Use and Effects (3)
  45957 Language, Meaning and Cognition (3)
Computer Technology
COMT 36308 Ergonomics in Computer Systems (3)
  36310 Multimedia Development Tools (3)
  36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (3)
  36320 Computer Forensics (3)
  36321 Network Forensics (3)
  36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals (3)
Computer Science
CS 10001 Computer Literacy (3)
  10051 Introduction to Computer Science (4) 1
  13001 Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving (4)
  13401 User Level Computer Security (3)
  23001 Computer Science II-Data Structures and Abstraction (4)
  23022 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3)
  33007 Introduction to Database System Design (3)
  33223 Unix Tools (3)
  33901 Software Engineering (3)
  35101 Computer Architecture (3)
  43202 Systems Administration (3)
Digital Sciences
DSCI 10310 My Story on the Web (3)
  23410 Cognition in Technology (3)
  26010 Telecommunication Infrastructure (3)
  31010 Enterprise Architecture (3)
  33310 Human-Computer Interaction (3)
  49992 Internship in Digital Sciences (1-6)
  49996 Individual Investigation in Digital Sciences (1-3)
Geography
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science (4)
Instructional Technology
ITEC 47413 Digital Video in Education (3)
  47427 Technology and Learning (3)
  47430 Computer Applications in Education (3)
Journalism and Mass Communication
JMC 20001 Media, Power and Culture (3)
  21001 Principles of Advertising (3)
  21008 Social Media Strategies (3)
  28001 Principles of Public Relations (3)
Management and Information Systems
MIS 24163 Principles of Management (3) 2
  34036 Enterprise Systems (3)
  34054 Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems (3)
  34068 System Analysis and Design (3)
  34070 Programming Theory and Applications (3)
  34158 Managerial and Technological Aspects of Healthcare Systems Management (3)
  34165 Dynamics of Leadership (3)
  44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)
  44045 Information Systems Management (3)
  44062 Supply Chain Management (3)
Psychology
PSYC 11762 General Psychology (3) 1
  40445 Cognitive Psychology (3)
Technology
TECH 10001 Information Technology (3)
  26301 Networking Hardware I (3)
  36302 Networking Hardware II (3)
  43050 Inventive Problem Solving (3)
  46312 Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems (3)
  46330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
  46350 Network Management and Design Technology (3)
Visual Communication Design
VCD 14001 Visual Design Literacy (3)
  14002 Communicating with Color (3)
  34004 Visual Ethics (3)
  37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced (3)

1. Fulfills a Kent Core Requirement
2. Equivalent to BMRT 11009 Introduction to Management Technology