Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education focuses on professional preparation and application of current theory, methods and practices for future teachers of pre-K-3 classrooms. The program provides early childhood associate degree graduates the 53 remaining hours of coursework to earn their bachelorâ€™s degree. The 79-83 hours students earn in their Lakeland associate degree comprise the first 5 semesters, with the remaining 3 semesters offered at the Holden Center by Kent State University. Students are eligible to apply for advanced study in this selective admission program upon completion of pre-requisite coursework and achievement of passing scores on the Praxis I exam and 2.75 grade point average.
Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies: Computer Technology is an adult-completion degree with optional concentrations in Internet/Multimedia, Networking and Application Development. KSUâ€™s BTAS degree applies all of the courses included in studentsâ€™ Associate of Applied Business Degree in Information Technology & Computer Science earned at Lakeland Community College, totaling 74-75 credit hours. The coursework remaining, 53 credit hours, to earn the BTAS degree will be taken with Kent State through a combination of courses offered at HUC and on-line.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Students learn about the public health care system in the U.S. and abroad and emerging public health concerns. The Kent State University BSPH degree applies a minimum of 64 hours of coursework for Lakeland graduates. Approved as a totally on-line program by the Ohio Board of Regents, students will complete their public health courses, Health Promotion and Education Concentration Courses and remaining degree requirements with Kent State University on-line or at the Holden Center. Students are encouraged to work closely with a KSU Public Health advisor when choosing coursework for their associate degree at Lakeland to maximize applicability toward the degree.