Bachelor of Arts | School of Digital Sciences | Kent State University

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree retains the same core coursework in Digital Sciences as the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, but with fewer required electives.

As such, it is the ideal complement to an Associate's degree or an excellent candidate for part of a dual degree. For sophomores or juniors who change their major to Digital Sciences, the B.A. degree may provide the quickest path to graduation.

Students in the B.A. degree can work with the school’s advising staff to choose electives within the program that match their particular interests and career goals.

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Sciences
Major Program Requirements

  • DSCI 10010 Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences
  • DSCI 10410 Information Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • DSCI 13210 Design Processes and Principles DSCI 15310 Computational Thinking and Programming
  • DSCI 34410 Digital Information Management and Processing
  • DSCI 41510 Project Management and Team Dynamics
  • DSCI 41610 Digital Systems Security
  • DSCI 40910 Capstone in Digital Sciences
  • MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications
  • MIS 24065 Web Programming
  • MIS 44043 Database Management Systems
  • TECH 46411 Requirements Engineering and Analysis
Choose 6 credits of approved electives in Digital Sciences or a related area, including:
  • DSCI 10310 My Story on the Web
  • DSCI 23410 Cognition in Technology
  • DSCI 26010 Telecommunication Infrastructure
  • DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture
  • DSCI 33310 Human-Computer Interaction
Many other approved electives are available in related areas, including the following:

Communication Studies, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Instructional Technology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Management and Information