Bachelor Degree in Insurance Studies
Take your place in an ever-changing industry with a major in insurance studies.
Prepare yourself for a dynamic career in the insurance industry at Kent State University.
Insurance is always at the forefront of national conversations, and is an increasingly important industry. As a student in Insurance Studies, you will learn about all of the facets of the insurance world and be prepared to tackle any challenges awaiting the industry as a whole.
In addition to getting a degree in Insurances Studies, this program and Kent State University at Salem allows you to choose an optional concentration in either Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Holders, Life and Health Insurance, or Property and Casualty Insurance. You can learn more about these concentrations on the curriculum page.
This degree will also prepare you to succeed on national licensure exams, as well as introduce you to the variety of jobs in the industry. The B.S. in Insurance Studies will put you on the path to success in your insurance industry career.
Courses specific to Insurance Studies are offered online. All other courses required for this degree are available online or in a classroom at any Kent State University campus.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the B.S. in Insurance Studies
Q: What kind of jobs are in the insurance industry?
A: Despite what you might think, there are many career paths after getting a Bachelor’s in Insurance Studies! Here’s just a short list of the careers areas this degree will prepare you for:
- Insurance agents and brokers
- Claims adjusters
- Field representatives
- Loss control specialists
- Insurance underwriters
- Risk managers
This degree also prepares you to pursue operational paths in the industry as well, such as finance, accounting, business management, IT, and human resources, to name a few. With a field as broad and varied as the insurance industry, you’ll be able to find the niche that plays to your strengths and find success there.
Q: Can I really complete this degree fully online?
A: Yes. All available insurance degrees can be completed without ever stepping foot on a Kent State University Campus. However, you do have the option to complete your degree in a combination of online and campus classroom courses at any Kent State University campus.
Q: Are all jobs in insurance sales related?
A: No. A career in insurance is NOT just selling insurance! Anything you want to do in business, you can do in the insurance industry: finance, accounting, management, IT, human resources and more.
Q: What does the future look like for careers in the insurance industry?
A: A 2013 study by Regionomics and the Insurance Resource Council anticipates there will be approximately 26,000 jobs available in the Ohio insurance industry between now and 2020. The average annual pay for Ohio insurance jobs is over $64,000.
Q: Are there scholarships available for students in this degree program?
A: Yes! There are more than $200,000 in scholarship funds available for qualifying students majoring in Insurance Studies. Learn more about Kent State University’s financial aid programs here.
Q: Can I transfer any existing college credits towards this degree?
A: Kent State University accepts transfer credits from most accredited universities. Find out more about our credit transfer policy, or contact us directly to see how your credits may transfer for this degree. Incoming students who already have their CPCU designation receive 18 credits free of charge.