Courses combine theory and practice as students are taught the historical and conceptual foundations of the communication field. At the same time they equip students with skills in speaking, writing, critical thinking, discussion, and problem solving. The individual concentrations and their associated courses specialize in different branches of the communication field.
This degree is designed for students who have already completed an associate's degree in a related area such as Law Enforcement Technology, Human Services Technology, Corrections Technology, or Police Administration.
This degree prepares students to teach children three years old through third grade. In addition to being qualified to teach in primary grades, students will be prepared to teach in pre-primary programs, such as public school preschools, private pre-kindergarten schools, childcare centers and Head Start Programs.
This degree prepares you for entry-level management and staff positions in all sectors of the health care industry. Students will be prepared for positions in acute, sub-cute, and ambulatory care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, manages care organizations, and other emerging health delivery systems.
This degree prepares students for a variety of careers. Many students pursue successful careers in education, museums, and libraries. Others enjoy careers as lawyers, government officials, businessmen and women, journalists, and policy consultants in the non-profit sector.
This degree is accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). The curriculum focuses on courses including gerontology, nursing facility and assisted-living regulations, accounting, reimbursement, marketing, health policy, law and human resource management.
This degree prepares students for licensure to teach grades 4 - 9 in elementary school upper primary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high schools (9th grade only).
This four-year undergraduate degree provides the classroom and clinical education to prepare graduates for the challenges of complex and changing health-care systems. Upon completion the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
This degree provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in the field of management. For the student with an associate degree, the program integrates the general and technical skills developed with-in associate degree programs with the professional skills and dispositions inculcated in a bachelor's of management degree program.
The undergraduate program in social work prepares students for beginning social work practice at the undergraduate level. Students will complete course work in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare history, and policy, research, social work practice methods, and field instruction.
By it's nature, the specialized studies degree is unique to each individual. Making a general statement regarding career preparation impractical. The application process, however, requires a statement of rationale for pursuing the major and for selection of the curriculum plan. This statement includes the student's educational and career goals. Many B.S.S. students design a major with a specific career or graduate program in mind.
This degree is primarily intended for students who have already completed an applied associate degree from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. It provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers, and integrates the technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with the professional skills inculcated in a bachelor's degree program.