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Digital Science - B.A. Program Requirements

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For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2012-2013 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 (30 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
    24410 Digital Information Management and Processing 3
 WIC   31510 Global Project Management and Team Dynamics * 3

  31610 Digital Systems Security 3
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications
3
 
24065 Web Programming
3
 
44043 Database Management Systems
3
  TECH 36411 Requirements Engineering and Analysis 3
  Advisor-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area 21
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (90 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  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 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours) 33
MINIMUM TOTAL
121

* Minimum C (2.0) grade required in DSCI 31510 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Advisor-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area (21 credit hours)
Communication Studies
COMM 43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3)
Computer Science
CS 10001 Computer Literacy (3)
  10051 Introduction to Computer Science (4)*
  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)
  38101 Introduction to Game Programming (3)
Digital Sciences
DSCI 10310 My Story on the Web (3)
  13410 Cognition in Technology (3)
  15310 Computational Thinking and Programming (3)
  16010 Telecommunication Infrastructure (3)
  21010 Enterprise Architecture (3)
  23310 Human-Computer Interaction (3)
Geography
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science (3)
  49080 Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)
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 22004 Visual Storytelling (3)
  40036 Non-Linear Video Editing (3)
  46056 Cybermedia Production (3)
Management and Information Systems
MIS 24163 Principles of Management** (3)
  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)
  34161 Managerial and Technological Aspects of Healthcare Systems Management (3)
  44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)
  44043 Database Management Systems (3)
  44045 Information Systems Management (3)
  44062 Supply Chain Management (3)
Psychology
PSYC 11762 General Psychology (3)*
  30445 Cognitive Psychology (3)
Technology
TECH 10001 Information Technology (3)
  26301 Networking Hardware I (3)
  26310 Web Design and Development (3)
  33030 Computer Peripherals and Special Use Hardware (3)
  33222 Digital Design for Computer Engineering (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)
  37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced (3)
*Fulfills a Kent Core Requirement
**Equivalent to BMRT 11009