Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Digital Sciences give a broad overview of digital technologies, explore how different societies, professions and organizations use those technologies, and provide the skills to analyze the need of an organization work with a multi-disciplinary team to meet those needs.
The Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed for a broad liberal arts experience, providing ample opportunities for exploring elective options both within and outside Digital Sciences. (Students interested in acquiring deeper knowledge in one or more specific domains may want to instead explore the Bachelor of Science degree program, which offers six focuses 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 2012 Catalog:
- Digital Sciences BS & BA (overview, including semester-by-semester RoadMaps for course planning)
- BA Program Requirements (detailed major requirements, including Kent Core requirements and Advisor-Approved Electives)
- Academic Policies
Informal lists of course descriptions can be found in the Courses menu item on the left. This menu contains three lists:
- DSCI Courses / Undergraduate DSCI has descriptions of all courses with the DSCI prefix,
- Other Required Courses / Undergraduate Other has descriptions of required courses with a non-DSCI prefix
- Pre-Approved Electives / Undergraduate Electives has descriptions of courses that have been pre-approved as "Advisor-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area".
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
|MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (30 credits) Courses count in major GPA|
|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
|44043||Database Management Systems
|TECH||36411||Requirements Engineering and Analysis||3|
|Advisor-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area||21|
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
* Minimum C (2.0) grade required in DSCI 31510 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
**In order to meet upper-division requirement 1 or more courses may need to be upper-division.
For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2012-2013 Roadmap.