Kent State University Bachelor's Degree Programs


Kent State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration-Business Management (Optional Business Minors)

Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies

Approved by the American Bar Association, Kent State University’s Kent Campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. Students also have the option to minor in Paralegal Studies in conjunction with a four-year baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). Paralegal Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program combines a liberal arts/general education background with law related specialty courses to provide the graduate with communication skills, knowledge of the legal system, and practical hands-on-experience.

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted to Kent State University or have completed the Associate of Arts degree at Lorain County Community College may enroll in the Bachelor of Paralegal Studies Program.

Post-baccalaureate students are admitted automatically if they hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Information

Application information can be found at:

Registration, Scheduling, and Program Information

For registration, scheduling, and program information, contact: Prof. Amanda Paar Conroy, Assistant Professor at Kent State University, or by phone at (330) 672-4148.

Tuition and Fee Schedule
All fees are subject to change; please contact Kent State's Partnership office, toll-free at 1- 800-995-LCCC (extension 4860) or direct-dial at 440-366-4860 for current tuition and fees. Fees and charges are due upon registration or upon a specified payment deadline. For more information contact the Kent State University's Bursar's office at 330-672-2626 or via the web at


Bachelor of Business Administration

Kent State’s Bachelor Business Administration (BBA) degree provides students with credentials that are important to getting that first job in business as an entry-level manager or manager trainee. Organizations of all sizes and types depend on and need managers, including small corner stores, large department stores, accounting firms, retirement homes, manufacturing firms, specialty businesses, and larger international businesses. During a career in management, responsibilities can grow from those required of an entry-level manager to department manager to division manager and even to CEO. How far someone advances in management usually depends on training, and this program provides perfect training for aspiring business managers as well as human relations skills and effort. Working with people is a primary focus of management professionals; therefore, excellent communication skills are essential to succeed.

The program is designed so that approximately three years of this partnership is LCCC coursework and the final 33 semester hours is Kent State coursework, which is recommended to be taken over 3 semesters.  Kent State courses are taught by Kent State faculty in a combination of web based, in person, and distance learning formats. Students can complete the BBA degree with a business management major in its entirety on LCCC's campus.

Parallel LCCC Programs

  • Associate of Applied Business in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts

Admission Requirements
Application to the Bachelor of Business Administration program can be initiated when students have a minimum of 60 semester  hours, a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended, and satisfaction of the required prerequisites. Students must complete ENGL 162, CMMC 151, MTHM 171, and BADM 251 with a C or better for admission into the program. 

Application Information
Application to the program should be initiated one semester in advance of the completion of the parallel LCCC associate's degree program. Students who have earned an associate's degree or who have completed a minimum of 60 semester  hours, a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended, and satisfaction of the required prerequisites are eligible for admission. To apply, a student needs to submit a completed KSU/University Partnership application (available HERE or in the University Center room 104); a $40 non-refundable application fee; and official transcripts from each institution attended beyond high school.  Please do not apply online through the admissions website if you intend to be a partnership student and finish at LCCC.  Before applying, students are encouraged to contact Stavros Atsas at

Tuition and Financial Aid
All fees are subject to change, please contact the Bursar's Office at (330) 672-2626 or visit:  Courses and tuition are based upon the campus from which the professor originates.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.  Students taking courses through both KSU and LCCC will need to complete this form with transient forms.  Contact the KSU Financial Aid office with questions at (330) 672 2972 or at

Scheduling Appointments 
If you are interested in Kent’s Business Management Partnership Program, please schedule an advising appointment with a KSU advisor.  Appointments are available at the LCCC campus, please contact Jennifer Borman at

Registration in Kent State courses is limited to only those accepted into the program.  Students will need to login to their Flashline student account to register.  Fall semester registration starts in April, Spring semester registration starts in October, and Summer semester registration starts in February.  Some classes may only be offered at the LCCC location once per year.  Please plan accordingly and work closely with a KSU advisor on your educational plans. 

College of Business Minors

A minor is an additional area of specialization you can pursue during your college career.  A minor is not required; however, it can be an excellent complement to any major and give you an added advantage in your job hunt.  University Partnership students can choose from a variety of business or non-business minors, but many will require travel to the Kent campus.  However, a Marketing or International Business minor can be completed with a combination of LCCC and online Kent courses. You can declare a minor at any point during your college career, but you must meet a pre-defined curriculum – usually between 18 and 30 semester hours of coursework.

 Healthcare Systems Management fills the management niche in healthcare and builds strong synergies. These synergies complement student and industry interests in healthcare systems management as a minor and build a more marketable repertoire for students.

 Marketing is an essential component of most successful business operations, and the marketing minor is an excellent complement to many majors.  The program emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to research consumer needs, understand what those mean in terms of company offerings, and communicate the benefits of their products effectively.  This minor will equip you for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

International Business will introduce you to business and cultural issues of a broad global nature.  A truly global business economy, emerging economic powers, and a “borderless” business world creates a need to be trained for employment that will have international implications.



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