Few things in life are as rewarding as an education. Once earned, a college degree is an accomplishment nobody can take away from you. It can propel your career, increase your earnings, and deliver an unparalleled sense of pride. It truly is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree is for students who hold an applied associate degree and want to take the next step in furthering their education. With an associate degree, students transfer in at least 60 "applied" credits, entering the program with "junior" status. Students then complete the coursework to earn the BAAS degree with a minimum of 120 credits.
The Early Child Care and Education degree was designed to provide a creative and flexible pathway to a Bachelor's degree for early childhood educators and leaders.
Decision-making in the ever-changing world of supply and demand is at the foundation of the field of Economics. Our program emphasizes the development of skills in Analytical and Critical Thinking; Quantitative and Statistical Proficiency; and Economic Literacy and Knowledge. Students learn Marginal Thinking; Acquisition and Analysis of Data; and the Structure and Function of Economic Systems.
The strategic management of resources is the basis for the field of finance. Roles often suited for Finance majors include helping individuals, corporations and governmental organizations reach their financial goals. Graduates are prepared to work as security analysts, financial planners, and personal and corporate investment managers.
Studies in management, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, safety and risk management, and ethics and diversity make the General Business major such a broad program. Students earning this degree gain a wide breadth of knowledge and are prepared for work in a variety of careers in business, as well as government, education and nonprofit organizations.
Successful management teams are adept at coordinating an organization’s resources to identify business opportunities and develop strategies for continued growth and success. Students earning General Management degrees will learn about topics such as stakeholder management, motivation, leadership, strategy and ethics, and will be prepared to work in business, nonprofit and government organizations.
The Liberal Studies program offers students an educational experience that emphasizes broad academic inquiry and purposeful interdisciplinarity. The online program is a good fit for students whose interests fall outside a discipline-specific major, transfer students, and returning students.
Marketing is the relationship builder between businesses and consumers. Marketing professionals form relationships in-person, digitally, and/or through mobile marketing efforts. Marketing students learn about research, analysis, design, pricing, promotion, distribution, and strategy. Students can specialize their studies by adding a Digital Marketing or Professional Sales emphasis.
Occupational Safety professionals are dedicated to protecting the safety and health of both workers and the public. It is a hands-on and constantly changing field that spans all sectors of the economy. Professionals in this field evaluate the workplace environment and implement programs that ensure employee and customer safety, health, and productivity, as well as environmental and regulatory compliance.
The Political Science programs prepare students for a variety of exciting careers in the private and public sector and for professional and graduate school. The online program offers the opportunity to take courses in the major areas of the field: American Politics, International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Public Policy.
The Online Bachelor’s in Special Education is an undergraduate teacher preparation program leading to cross categorical certification to teach students with intellectual, emotional/behavioral and learning disabilities.