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School of Digital Sciences
School of Digital Sciences

236 Math and Computer Science Building
Tel: 330-672-9105

The minor in Digital Sciences is designed to complement a wide range of majors, including Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Visual Communication Design, Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and many more.

The minor includes two courses that focus on developing a content-rich website and on making a web page or software application easier to use.

The minor also provides a choice between two courses that explore societal or ethical issues involving technology; a choice from a list of courses that explore either design thinking or programming; and a choice among four courses in security, project management, information management, and enterprise architecture.

An approved elective in Digital Sciences or a related area provides further flexibility.

Students can work with the school's advising staff to choose courses in the minor that support their major and can help them meet their career goals.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  DSCI 10310 My Story on the Web 3
  DSCI 33310 Human-Computer Interaction 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  DSCI 10010 Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences (3)  
  DSCI 10410 Information Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3-4
Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving (4)     or
Computer Science IA - Procedural Programming (2)     and
Computer Science IB - Object Oriented Programming (2)
  DSCI 13210 Design Processes and Principles (3)  
  DSCI 15310 Computational Thinking and Programming (3)  
Introduction to Fashion Technology (1)     and
Introduction to Fashion Technology Laboratory (2)
  MIS 34070 Programming Theory and Applications (3)  
  VCD 13000 Introduction to Visual Communication Design (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3
  DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture (3)  
  DSCI 34410 Digital Information Management and Processing (3)  
  DSCI 41510 Project Management and Team Dynamics (3)  
  DSCI 41610 Digital Systems Security (3)  
  Approved Elective in Digital Sciences or related area 1 3
  1. A list of pre-approved electives is given below. Requests for consideration of other courses as approved electives should be submitted to the student's advisor in the School of Digital Sciences.
Pre-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area (9 credit hours)
Communication Studies
COMM 35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams (3)
COMM 41000 Sports Communication (3)
COMM 43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3)
COMM 45006 Media Use and Effects (3)
COMM 45957 Language, Meaning and Cognition (3)
Computer Technology
COMT 36302 Advanced C Sharp Programming (3)
COMT 36308 Ergonomics in Computer Systems (3)
COMT 36310 Multimedia Development Tools (3)
COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (3)
COMT 36320 Computer Forensics (3)
COMT 36321 Network Forensics (3)
COMT 36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals (3)
COMT 42000 Social Media Security (3)
Computer Science
CS 33007 Introduction to Database System Design (3)
CS 33101 Structure of Programming Languages(3)
CS 33211 Operating Systems (3)
CS 33223 Unix Tools (3)
CS 33901 Software Engineering (3)
CS 35101 Computer Architecture (3)
CS 43202 Systems Administration (3)
CS 43203 Systems Programming (3)
CS 46101 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3)
Digital Sciences
DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture (3)
DSCI 39995 Special Topics in Digital Sciences (1-4)
DSCI 49910 Emerging Technologies in Digital Sciences (1-3)
DSCI 49995 Special Topics in Digital Sciences (1-4)
ENG 30062 Principles of Technical Writing (3)
ENG 30063 Professional Writing (3)
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science (4)
GEOG 49076 Spatial Programming (3)
GEOG 49080 Advanced Geographic Information Science (3)
GEOG 49085 Web and Mobile Geographic Information Science (3)
GEOG 49162 Cartography and Geovisualization (3)
GEOG 49163 Cartography and Geovisualization Laboratory (1)
Instructional Technology
ITEC 47413 Digital Video in Education (3)
ITEC 47427 Technology and Learning (3)
ITEC 47430 Computer Applications in Education (3)
Management and Information Systems
MIS 34036 Enterprise Systems and Business Processes (3)
MIS 34054 Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems (3)
MIS 34060 Operations Managment (3)
MIS 34068 System Analysis and Design (3)
MIS 34070 Programming Theory and Applications (3)
MIS 34158 Managerial and Technological Aspects of Healthcare Systems Management (3)
MIS 34165 Dynamics of Leadership (3)
MIS 44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)
MIS 44043 Database Management Systems (3)
MIS 44045 Information Systems Management (3)
MIS 44049 Network Management and Cybersecurity (3)
MIS 44062 Supply Chain Management (3)
PSYC 40445 Cognitive Psychology (3)
TECH 33010 Computer Hardware (3)
TECH 36302 Networking Hardware II (3)
TECH 43050 Inventive Problem Solving (3)
TECH 43222 Computer Hardware Engineering and Architecture (3)
TECH 46312 Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems (3)
TECH 46330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
TECH 46350 Network Management and Design Technology (3)
Visual Communication Design
VCD 34004 Visual Ethics (3)
VCD 37000 Visual Design for Media:Advanced (3)