Online Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)

Developed specifically for RNs with a diploma or associate degree, the KSU online RN to BSN program allows RNs the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in an accelerated online format from one of the nation’s largest regional universities. KSU’s RN to BSN program is available in both part-time and full-time formats and can be completed in less than two years.

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Computer Technology – Associate of Applied Business 

The Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology provides students with a core consisting of programming, operating systems and networks, Web site development and workgroup productivity technologies. Students may choose from concentrations in specific areas including applications development, Internet/multimedia, and network technologies. These concentrations allow students to focus their studies and begin to prepare for various professional certifications. There is also a general concentration that prepares students for positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties. In addition, the concentrations may articulate fully or in part with concentrations in the Bachelor of Technical and Applied studies and available certificates in computer forensics and information security, and advanced Internet; please contact an advisor for more information.

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Environment Management – Associate of Technical Study

The Associate of Technical Study in Environment Management is for students who have completed registered green industry apprenticeship/journeyman training programs. Graduates of the program are prepared to work as administrative and supervisory personnel in a variety of arboriculture, urban forestry and landscape management settings.

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Information Technology  – Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree in Information Technology provides students with an applied approach that focuses on supporting end users in a variety of workplace settings by utilizing a range of computing technologies. The degree program gives students the tools to support computing infrastructures and the needs of individuals and organizations, write programs necessary to help them render their tasks more efficiently on their desktop or mobile devices, utilize databases and write the web-based interfaces to pull the data, and code and deploy applications across the cloud.

Graduates are qualified to work primarily in small to mid-size installations with local area networks, and are employed in all types of organizations using computing systems, working in such positions as network technicians, technical support specialist, help desk manager, LAN manager, project manager and database administrator.

Students may declare one of the six optional concentrations within the Information Technology major listed below, or select the major without a concentration.

  • Application Development Concentration
  • Applied Computer Security and Forensics Concentration
  • Health Information Technology Concentration
  • Integrated Information Technology Concentration
  • Internet/Multimedia Concentration
  • Networking Concentration

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Insurance Studies – Bachelor of Science

Prepare yourself for a dynamic career in the insurance industry. Learn about different types of insurance, the various jobs available within the industry and prepare for national licensure exams. The Bachelor’s in Insurance Studies can help prepare you for a number of different jobs including becoming an actuary, an agent or broker, a claims adjuster, a customer service representative, a field representative, a loss control specialist, an underwriter or a risk manager.

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Office Technology – Associate of Applied Business

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Office Technology focuses primarily on front-end office functions, where employees use technology for daily job responsibilities that may include producing business documents, designing presentations, generating data reports and creating financial spreadsheets. Students use the most current versions of business software applications and learn the fundamentals of accounting, automated records management, business communications and resource management. Graduates gain a wide variety of computer application skills needed for gainful employment in office administrative support positions, including office assistant, accounting clerk, office manager, administrative coordinator, executive administrative and administrative assistant–technology.

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Public Health – Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Students pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Public Health gain knowledge and skills in the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences and environmental health. Students enrolled in Kent State University’s College of Public Health learn about the public health care system in the U.S. and abroad as well as emerging public health concerns such as pandemic infectious disease and new threats to the environment.

Students may select from one of five concentrations:

  • Allied Health
  • Community-Based Public Health
  • Clinical Trials Research
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health Services Administration

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Respiratory Care – Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care is a fully online completer program designed to prepare qualified respiratory therapists with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop professionalism and advance their careers in the areas of leadership, management, education, research, disease and sleep medicine utilizing best practices in order to advance the practice of respiratory care

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Technical and Applied Studies  – Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree in Technical and Applied Studies is designed both for students beginning their academic study and for students with an associate degree or college-level coursework. The program accommodates varied educational backgrounds, develops competencies needed for success in a variety of work settings and offers major courses in schedules attractive to traditional students and to time- and place-bound adults. Students construct a meaningful plan for using the curriculum to explore and prepare for their preferred futures by completing a cornerstone course. A capstone course features a synthesizing of learning focused on foundational competencies and developing an electronic portfolio. This enables students to collect artifacts of their learning, which can be used to advance their careers.

Students may declare one of the three optional concentrations within the Information Technology major listed below, or select the major without a concentration.

  • Applied Business Concentration
  • Fraud Examination Concentration
  • Nonprofit-Human Services Concentration

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