Bachelor of ScienceThe program of study, while addressing a broad range of organizational principles and practices, also allows for individualized emphasis in areas such as Human Resource Administration, Health Services Administration, Public Administration, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Organizational Leadership or Network Administration.The objectives of the BS in Administration degree are:to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in administrative theory and practice relevant to all organizations, whether private, public or non-profitto meet the needs of adult learners by developing the administrative knowledge, skill and abilities that are associated with success in today’s organizationsto meet the needs of employers by preparing adult learners to meet the challenging, complex and continually evolving environment of modern organizational workplacesto instill in adult learners a desire for lifelong learning and to validate previous learning through experiential portfolio creditto deliver the program in a format that allows for flexibility while maintaining academic integrityStudents who successfully complete the degree program will be able to:understand and apply the contemporary administrative theories and practices as they related to public, non-profit and private organizationseffectively employ critical thinking methodology for analyzing and resolving organizational issuesdemonstrate the communication skills required in today’s diverse, team-oriented workplacesintegrate the leadership and interpersonal competencies that are essential for effective administrationsynthesize the knowledge, skills and abilities that are associated with workplace success and to meet the organizational challenges of modern organizationsIn completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Administration major, students will select either a major of 45 credits consisting of core coursework and an area of specialization; or a major of 30 credits of core coursework and the Experiential Learning Portfolio Option*.Degree RequirementsDistribution Requirements - 45 CreditsMajor Core - 30 CreditsSpeciah3zation Option - 15 CreditsPortfoh3o Option - up to 30 CreditsElectives - VariableMinimum Total Degree Requirements - 120 CreditsMajor Core - 30 CreditsRequired Courses - 18 CreditsADM 303 - Administrative Theory & PracticeADM 306 - Services MarketingADM 320 - Financial AdministrationADM 353 - Leadership DevelopmentADM 464 - Strategic Human Resource AdministrationADM 499 - Administrative Capstone CourseAdditional Requirements - 12 CreditsStudents must select courses from the following designated prefixes- (other courses with the approval of the academic coordinator.)ADM - (any ADM prefix course)PUB - (any PUB prefix course)HSA - (any HSA prefix course)IT - (190, 200, 310, 338, 320, 400, 403, 450, 420)CS - (301, 426, 372, 407)PLA - (300, 339, 343, 440)NSE - 210Note: Portfolio and/or Transfer CreditsThe majority of a student’s major coursework must be taken at Barry University. Students NOT choosing to do a specialization ARE REQUIRED to submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio in order to satisfy the degree requirements. Students may elect to pursue both a portfolio and a specialization. Up to six credits of related courses may be accepted in transfer or earned through General Administration, Social Sciences, Special Topics: Legal Studies and/or Computer Science discipline-specific portfolio credits to satisfy additional requirements.