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The Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance Studies provides students with the academic background for career entry into the insurance industry. The insurance studies degree program offers a well-rounded core of business and social science courses including management technology, professional writing and human communications.
Building on this core curriculum are courses that provide the opportunity to explore all lines of insurance, including personal lines, commercial lines, life and health insurance. Students also take on an internship during their third year to reinforce their insurance industry knowledge and gain real-world experience.
The knowledge gained in the insurance program permits students to join any organization within the insurance industry with a solid understanding of applicable products, regulations, operations and policy contracts. Students graduate with knowledge of several specific insurance industry facets, such as property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, insurance company and agency operations, insurance regulation, insurance finance and risk management.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents, and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum, and grade trends. Students not admissible tot he Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.
First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State's campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. Check with a regional campus admissions office to determine application requirements, as they may differ among campuses.
International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.
Transfer Students: For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.
Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar's website.
Courses for the online BS in Insurance Studies prepare students for a career in the insurance industry, working in any line of insurance. Topics include core business principles, technology and communication; fundamentals of insurance law, risk and risk management; psychology and sociology; and life, health, personal and commercial insurance. Students must also take 36 credit hours of electives across business, communications, sociology and psychology subject areas and complete a required internship.
All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost|
|$30,200 full-time1||$326.40 Lower
|$31,200-$31,700 full-time 2|
1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition for this 8 semester program is calculated at 4 semesters of LOWER division courses ($13,922.80) and 4 semesters of UPPER division courses ($16,316.80) as an average.
2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses, applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). The approximate tuition cost for this 8 semester program was calculated at 4 semesters of LOWER division courses ($13,922.80) and 4 semesters of UPPER division courses ($16,316.80), PLUS $120-$180 per-credit-hour surcharge each semester as an average.
For part-time semesters: The $316.40 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $370.80 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
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