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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies
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*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 8 semesters.

Program Overview

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.

Program Structure

  • 120 minimum total credits
  • 42-43 courses
  • A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement course INS 39001 or COMM 35864

Admissions Requirements

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.

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. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, 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 or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

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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.


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$438.75 lower division
$438.30 upper division
$1,316.25 lower division
$1,314.90 upper division
Approximate Cost: $42,800 $448.75 lower division
$448.30 upper division
$1,346.25 lower division
$1,344.90 upper division
Approximate Cost: $44,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 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.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $155.75 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $107.10 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Undergraduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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