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Information Technology - B.S.I.T.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates

East Liverpool


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Program description

Information Technology - B.S.I.T.

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 and network 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 in a wide range of computer and network infrastructures in small to large-sized enterprises in such positions as: web or software developer; hardware, network, cloud, virtualization technician or engineer; IT support specialist or consultant; help desk, network, or IT project manager; security or forensic analyst; and systems, network or database administrator in all sectors of business, education, manufacturing, healthcare, non-profit, and government.

The Information Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Application Development
  • Cybersecurity and Forensics
  • Database Design and Administration
  • Health Information Technology
  • Integrated Information Technology
  • Internet/Multimedia
  • Networking

Admission requirements

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for 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.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Visual Basic Programming or Applied Security Essentials
  • Survey of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Operating Systems and Networking Technology
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Web Site Technology
  • Computer Assembly and Configuration
  • Intermediate Office Productivity Apps

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Network Setup and Configuration
  • Workgroup Productivity Software

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Cyber Ethics in Information Technology
  • Seminar in Information Technology

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • Ergonomics in Computer Systems
  • Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (WIC)
  • Technical and Applied Studies Cornerstone

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

Concentration Requirements

Information Technology (IT) Elective

Semester Seven

  • Help Desk Support
  • Social Media Security

Concentration Requirement

General Electives

Semester Eight

  • Seminar in Emerging Computer and Information Technologies
  • Technical and Applied Studies Capstone (ELR)

Concentration Requirement

General Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Program delivery

Fully offered on the following campuses:

  • Online
  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Geauga Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Stark Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus
  • Twinsburg Academic Center

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs
  2. Develop a product or process by applying knowledge of programming, web, digital media, database, human computer interaction, networking and security tools
  3. Perform end user support including identifying and implementing solutions to user requests
  4. Explain implementation, integration and maintenance for IT applications to a wide range of audiences
  5. Work in diverse project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions
  6. Apply professional ethics in IT solutions
  7. Engage in continuous learning, as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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