We have exciting news! The School of Emerging Media and Technology (EMAT) is the new name for our school, formerly the School of Digital Sciences (DSCI). Our new name comes with an updated curriculum to better reflect what sets us apart.

With an emphasis on teamwork, hands-on learning and collaboration across disciplines, we are equipping our students with the technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to design and create cutting-edge solutions for an evolving world.


Kent State University's School of Emerging Media and Technology is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow's digital leaders. Our students are exposed to a broad range of digital technologies used widely by professions and organizations. Our coursework integrates insights from computer science, computer information systems, computer technology, library information science, visual communication design, journalism, communication studies and instructional technology.

Enrolled Students: Digital Sciences majors who have already been working towards their degrees will continue on their academic path to completing that degree with that title. Course names may change and your advisor will help you identify which are needed to complete your degree. No additional courses or credit requirements to your existing degree program will be added nor will we add any time to your intended graduation timeline. If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor.

New Students: New students joining the School of Emerging Media & Technology in the Fall of 2020 will be required to choose a complementary minor to complete alongside their major. All students will have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems and all students will complete an internship. The curriculum remains flexible and interdisciplinary with a major in emerging media and technology.

If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Deanna Burritt at dburritt@kent.edu

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