Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

    Administration – Public Administration (BPA)

    The Bachelor of Public Administration is of special interest to the working professional in public and nonprofit organizations, and students who wish to pursue a career in public management. The coursework is designed to provide you with an understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies, and meets the standards and guidelines provided by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

    Administration (BS)

    The Bachelor of Science in Administration is designed to provide you with the administrative and leadership competencies needed by all organizations – whether private, public, or nonprofit – in order to achieve their missions and goals. Courses focus on contemporary organizational theory and practice, with an emphasis on workplace applications.

    Administration (BS) Specialization in Human Resources Administration

    The specialization in Human Resources Administration provides students who are employed in the area of human resources development or administration the knowledge recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in order to prepare for the PHR and SPHR exams. The specialization is earned by completing the approved 21 credits in the curriculum.

    Administration (BS) Specialization in Legal Studies

    The specialization in Legal Studies provides a broad background in fundamental legal studies to students who desire to become paralegals or legal assistants working under the supervision of a lawyer. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the legal systems in state and federal environments. This knowledge will help develop the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to be a legal assistant within the civil and criminal practice areas of a law firm.

    Administration (BS) Specialization in Organizational Leadership

    The specialization of Organization Leadership takes an interdisciplinary approach, exploring a variety of leadership-related topics and competencies to give you a foundation in leadership theory and practice. Courses explore training and development, diversity in the workplace, negotiation, ethics, decision-making, and psychology.

    Administration (BS) Specialization in Personal Financial Planning

    The specialization in Personal Financial Planning provides the courses required for the CFP Certification Examination. At the completion of this program, you will possess a foundation in the theory and practice relevant to personal financial planning, and the knowledge and skills associated with success in the CFP profession.

    Behavioral Sciences – Liberal Studies (BLS)

    The specialization in Behavioral Sciences focuses on the analysis of human behavior, social organization, culture, and social institutions from different academic traditions that collectively embrace a commitment to theory, basic and applied research, and social action and commentary. These multiple perspectives are designed to facilitate critical thinking and integration toward more creative solutions for human and social skills.

    Emergency Management, BS

    The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management will prepare you to assume a leadership role in homeland security, business continuity, hazard mitigation, or international disaster management. You study the strategies and tactics behind mitigation, preparedness, planning, and response and recovery operations for a number of complex incidents, including biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear and terrorist threats, and natural disasters. This program is only available online.

    Health Services Administration (BS)

    The Bachelor of Science is Health Services Administration gives you a broad view of today’s health care industry, including business practices and management skills. The degree program prepares you for entry and middle management positions in such areas as hospitals, medical or dental clinics, group medical practices, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home health agencies, and governmental health agencies.

    Humanities – Liberal Studies (BLS)

    The specialization in Literature & Humanities offers an interdisciplinary approach to the aesthetic production of Western and non-Western literature and the arts as well as the study of past and contemporary history of ideas and the human experience. This approach includes philosophy, literature, theatre, and the fine arts.

    Information System Administration Specialization– Information Technology (BS)

    A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology teaches you the technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support information technology (IT) solutions in a variety of business settings. You may seek potential career opportunities as an IT professional, information security analyst, systems administrator, technical support specialist, database administrator, and other positions related to the IT field.

    Information Technology (BS)

    A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology teaches you the technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support information technology (IT) solutions in a variety of business settings. You may seek potential career opportunities as an IT professional, information security analyst, systems administrator, technical support specialist, database administrator, and other positions related to the IT field.

    Liberal Studies (BLS) Specialization in Behavioral Sciences

    The specialization in Behavioral Sciences focuses on the analysis of human behavior, social organization, culture, and social institutions from different academic traditions that collectively embrace a commitment to theory, basic and applied research, and social action and commentary. These multiple perspectives are designed to facilitate critical thinking and integration toward more creative solutions for human and social skills.

    Liberal Studies (BLS) Specialization in Literature & Humanities

    The specialization in Literature & Humanities offers an interdisciplinary approach to the aesthetic production of Western and non-Western literature and the arts as well as the study of past and contemporary history of ideas and the human experience. This approach includes philosophy, literature, theatre, and the fine arts.

    Liberal Studies (BLS) Specialization in Psychology

    The specialization in Psychology supports the success of those students already employed as mental health paraprofessionals and/or prepares those students who anticipate employment in these areas. The specialization also provides the necessary prerequisites for graduate education in psychology or to support graduate training in related fields such as social work, law, counseling, education or organizational behavior.

    Liberal Studies (BLS) Specialization in Social Welfare

    The specialization in Social Welfare is designed to help you develop effective critical thinking and communication skills within cultural, social, and ethical issues and diversity, as they pertain to our understanding of human behavior, social organizations, social institutions, and social inequalities. The program provides the foundation to prepare you for employment in social and human service settings such as education, social services, nonprofit organizations, government, and more.

    Literature & Humanities – Liberal Studies (BLS)

    The specialization in Literature & Humanities offers an interdisciplinary approach to the aesthetic production of Western and non-Western literature and the arts as well as the study of past and contemporary history of ideas and the human experience. This approach includes philosophy, literature, theatre, and the fine arts.

    Network and Systems Engineering Specialization– Information Technology (BS)

    A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology teaches you the technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support information technology (IT) solutions in a variety of business settings. You may seek potential career opportunities as an IT professional, information security analyst, systems administrator, technical support specialist, database administrator, and other positions related to the IT field.

    Psychology – Liberal Studies (BLS)

    The specialization in Psychology supports the success of those students already employed as mental health paraprofessionals and/or prepares those students who anticipate employment in these areas. The specialization also provides the necessary prerequisites for graduate education in psychology or to support graduate training in related fields such as social work, law, counseling, education or organizational behavior.

    Public Administration (BPA)

    The Bachelor of Public Administration is of special interest to the working professional in public and nonprofit organizations, and students who wish to pursue a career in public management. The coursework is designed to provide you with an understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies, and meets the standards and guidelines provided by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

    Social Welfare – Liberal Studies (BLS)

    The specialization in Social Welfare is designed to help you develop effective critical thinking and communication skills within cultural, social, and ethical issues and diversity, as they pertain to our understanding of human behavior, social organizations, social institutions, and social inequalities. The program provides the foundation to prepare you for employment in social and human service settings such as education, social services, nonprofit organizations, government, and more.

    Software Engineering Specialization– Information Technology (BS)

    A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology teaches you the technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support information technology (IT) solutions in a variety of business settings. You may seek potential career opportunities as an IT professional, information security analyst, systems administrator, technical support specialist, database administrator, and other positions related to the IT field.

Graduate Programs

    Administration (MA)

    The Master of Arts in Administration develops the critical administrative competencies that contribute to workplace success. This graduate degree program is designed for adult learners focusing on administration, leadership, communication, and teamwork. You gain a foundation in administrative theories, applications and approaches within the broad social, economic, technological, and political environments of private, public, or nonprofit organizations. This program fully available both in class and online.

    Public Administration (MPA)

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. The program is grounded in an assessment of how the modern public sector workplace has evolved and the factors responsible for its evolution. It is the mission of the MPA program to instill in learners a commitment to ethical public service for the protection of the public interest and public trust, and to finding solutions to human, social, economic, and environmental problems. This program fully available both in class and online.

Post Baccalaureate Certificates

    Health Services Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Health Services Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides a broad view of today’s health care system. This program is designed for students seeking management positions in areas such as hospitals, medical or dental clinics, group medical practices, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home health agencies, and government agencies.

    Human Resource Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Human Resource Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program addresses the essential HR body of knowledge recommended by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in order to prepare for the PHR and SPHR certification exams.

    Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides the basic theoretical knowledge and technical skills required by today’s IT professionals to provide tech solutions to organizations. Courses cover topics including operating systems, telecommunications, computer networks, web design and publishing, and databases.

    Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program includes eight legal courses that you can complete in less than one year. The program is designed to prepare you for paralegal positions in areas of law practice. A bachelor’s degree in any field is required for this program.

    Public Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Public Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides you with an understanding and real-world applications of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies. The program consists of seven courses and is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than public administration.

    Software Engineering Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The Software Engineering Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed for students focusing on web programming and software development. You will develop the skills to research and develop web and computer-based applications, evaluate business strategies and recommend software solutions, and evaluate management techniques for software projects.

Online Programs

    Administration (MA)

    The Master of Arts in Administration develops the critical administrative competencies that contribute to workplace success. This graduate degree program is designed for adult learners focusing on administration, leadership, communication, and teamwork. You gain a foundation in administrative theories, applications and approaches within the broad social, economic, technological, and political environments of private, public, or nonprofit organizations. This program fully available both in class and online.

    Emergency Management, BS

    The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management will prepare you to assume a leadership role in homeland security, business continuity, hazard mitigation, or international disaster management. You study the strategies and tactics behind mitigation, preparedness, planning, and response and recovery operations for a number of complex incidents, including biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear and terrorist threats, and natural disasters. This program is only available online.

    Public Administration (MPA)

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. The program is grounded in an assessment of how the modern public sector workplace has evolved and the factors responsible for its evolution. It is the mission of the MPA program to instill in learners a commitment to ethical public service for the protection of the public interest and public trust, and to finding solutions to human, social, economic, and environmental problems. This program fully available both in class and online.

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