Bachelor of Science in University Studies Online

Reach your full academic potential and get career-ready in your area of expertise.


Start Date:

7/27/21
8/17/21

Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
$296*
Per Credit Hour
Lamar Program Duration
48 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
120
Credit Hours

Tailor your studies to align with your personal passions and career path with our 100% online Bachelor of Science in University Studies. This degree brings you one step closer to launching, advancing or changing your career by preparing you with highly marketable skills that stand out in the labor force.

As an online student at LU, you can graduate faster by transferring previously earned credit hours – saving you time and money. Whether you are starting your degree or searching for your path to completion, you will be completely supported by our knowledgeable faculty members and dedicated student coordinators throughout your academic journey.

In addition to our comprehensive core curriculum, you will have the opportunity to select courses in the area of your choice. This professional specialty sets you up for success by expanding your knowledge base in areas that sync with your interests, abilities and previous experience.

Choose from these professional areas of study for your University Studies online degree:

Multidisciplinary

With multidisciplinary studies, you can explore where your true career goals lie. Customize advanced electives across a variety of subjects such as humanities, history, arts and applied sciences. You will build a strong educational foundation with transferable skills, like critical-thinking, problem-solving and effective communication, to enter the workforce or continue to graduate school.

Work in a variety of settings:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Business and finance
  • Management
  • Software

Ethnicity, Race and Gender

Ethnicity, race and gender– and the roles they play in society – are dominant topics in today’s world. Become a leader for diversity growth as you study crucial topics such as social justice and equity, gender and cultural differences and more. You will prepare for rewarding work in various public, private or nonprofit sectors, helping to create and build an enriched, inclusive society for all.

Potential careers for graduates:

  • Human resources
  • Diversity leadership
  • Community or city planning
  • Consulting

​Global Health

Make a difference in communities around the world, from at-risk and displaced individuals to those in healthcare systems. Your studies in this area will address issues related to epidemiology, planning and aging populations, all to help improve health outcomes and well-being of people. Students who wish to become global health professionals come from a diverse background, including community health and nursing.

Enter into a wide variety of sectors:

  • Public administration
  • Community health
  • National disaster preparedness
  • International humanitarian relief

​Human Development

Delve into the cultural, biological, social and psychological aspects of human growth and development. This area of study is perfect for those wishing to move into teaching, family or human studies fields. You will study a range of subjects – from counseling, teaching and social work – that will give you a solid foundation to continue with additional certifications or graduate-level degrees for career advancement and employment.

Possible career opportunities:

  • Teaching (additional certification requirements needed)
  • Corporate training
  • Advocacy
  • Family and consumer services

Organizational Leadership

Motivate others to achieve success with a leadership position in a business organization. The curriculum in this area of study targets broad subjects – including communications, business, management and social and behavioral sciences – where you will gain important transferable skills. Students with quantitative or other business-related backgrounds find that this degree plan aligns with their career goals.

Prep for work in these settings:

  • Marketing
  • Communications or public relations
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Government agencies

​Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study the multifaceted human experience as a social and behavioral scientist to understand what makes people tick. You will obtain a well-rounded and balanced education on a wide spectrum of subjects to prepare you for the workplace or graduate-level studies. Courses include history, anthropology, economics, criminal justice, political science, psychology and social work.

Pursue a career in these settings:

  • Government
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public health and service agencies
  • Social service agencies
  • Human Resources

​Supply Chain Management

The flow of goods and services affects lives around the world on a daily basis. This area of study stresses supply chain and logistics processes that businesses depend on for production, shipment and distribution of products. Important subjects you will study include inventory management, investment recovery, quality control and planning and analysis.

Potential types of work settings:

  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer electronics
  • Aviation
  • Operations
  • Data analysis

Multidisciplinary

With multidisciplinary studies, you can explore where your true career goals lie. Customize advanced electives across a variety of subjects such as humanities, history, arts and applied sciences. You will build a strong educational foundation with transferable skills, like critical-thinking, problem-solving and effective communication, to enter the workforce or continue to graduate school.

Work in a variety of settings:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Business and finance
  • Management
  • Software

Ethnicity, Race and Gender

Ethnicity, race and gender– and the roles they play in society – are dominant topics in today’s world. Become a leader for diversity growth as you study crucial topics such as social justice and equity, gender and cultural differences and more. You will prepare for rewarding work in various public, private or nonprofit sectors, helping to create and build an enriched, inclusive society for all.

Potential careers for graduates:

  • Human resources
  • Diversity leadership
  • Community or city planning
  • Consulting

​Global Health

Make a difference in communities around the world, from at-risk and displaced individuals to those in healthcare systems. Your studies in this area will address issues related to epidemiology, planning and aging populations, all to help improve health outcomes and well-being of people. Students who wish to become global health professionals come from a diverse background, including community health and nursing.

Enter into a wide variety of sectors:

  • Public administration
  • Community health
  • National disaster preparedness
  • International humanitarian relief

​Human Development

Delve into the cultural, biological, social and psychological aspects of human growth and development. This area of study is perfect for those wishing to move into teaching, family or human studies fields. You will study a range of subjects – from counseling, teaching and social work – that will give you a solid foundation to continue with additional certifications or graduate-level degrees for career advancement and employment.

Possible career opportunities:

  • Teaching (additional certification requirements needed)
  • Corporate training
  • Advocacy
  • Family and consumer services

Organizational Leadership

Motivate others to achieve success with a leadership position in a business organization. The curriculum in this area of study targets broad subjects – including communications, business, management and social and behavioral sciences – where you will gain important transferable skills. Students with quantitative or other business-related backgrounds find that this degree plan aligns with their career goals.

Prep for work in these settings:

  • Marketing
  • Communications or public relations
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Government agencies

​Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study the multifaceted human experience as a social and behavioral scientist to understand what makes people tick. You will obtain a well-rounded and balanced education on a wide spectrum of subjects to prepare you for the workplace or graduate-level studies. Courses include history, anthropology, economics, criminal justice, political science, psychology and social work.

Pursue a career in these settings:

  • Government
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public health and service agencies
  • Social service agencies
  • Human Resources

​Supply Chain Management

The flow of goods and services affects lives around the world on a daily basis. This area of study stresses supply chain and logistics processes that businesses depend on for production, shipment and distribution of products. Important subjects you will study include inventory management, investment recovery, quality control and planning and analysis.

Potential types of work settings:

  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer electronics
  • Aviation
  • Operations
  • Data analysis
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Bachelor of Science in University Studies. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$296 Per credit hour. Price includes distance learning fee.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Bachelor of Science in University Studies online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:7/27/21
Start Class:8/17/21

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I06/01/202105/11/202105/18/202105/24/202108/09/2021
Fall 108/17/202107/27/202108/03/202108/10/202110/11/2021
Fall 210/18/202109/21/202109/28/202110/11/202112/14/2021

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Admissions

The Bachelor of Science in University Studies online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Official Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.

* All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Send transcripts to: Lamar University, P.O. Box 10017, Beaumont, Texas 77710

Check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state before applying by clicking here.

All applicants must complete an application packet, consisting of:

  • Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25
  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges and universities you have attended
  • Verify specific requirements associated with chosen degree program

High school graduates who have not attended college before are considered entering freshmen – even if they received college credit while in high school through dual credit, AP or IB programs. Transfer students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit also must meet admission requirements for entering freshmen.

Incoming freshmen must do three things to qualify for unconditional admission to Lamar University:

  • Receive a diploma from an accredited high school
  • Complete at least 14 high school credits in college preparatory courses: 4 credits in English, 3 credits in mathematics, 2 credits in laboratory sciences, 2.5 credits in social sciences (U.S. history, U.S. government, and world history or world geography) and 2.5 credits in college preparatory electives (preferably including 2 credits of foreign language)
  • Graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class or achieve a minimum composite score on the SAT or ACT

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

Submit electronically to [email protected]

Courses

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science in University Studies online features the same quality instruction from supportive faculty as our established on-campus program. Take courses in the focus area that meets your career goals and gain the skills employers are looking for.
Each student will be required to take ANTH, 2351, COMM 1318, ANTH 2372, ENGL 2371, ENGL 2376 and PSYC 2317.  Students will work with their advisor on remaining course selections.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Selected special topics in the major research fields of contemporary anthropology. The course will focus on current literature and will involve the student in a research project. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and practices of interpersonal communication in various settings. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. (Fall 1, Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to popular culture-based theories with an emphasis on all forms of media.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Selected topics in major areas of media production (journalism, radio, television, film). May be repeated for credit when topic varies. (Fall 1, Spring 2 and Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Six-to-ten major works of Asian literature, including writers from China, Japan and Vietnam. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Significant contributions to African-American literature from Colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 or 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of world civil from ancient Greece to c. 1660 Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of world civ since 1660. Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Selected special topics in major areas of history. Course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve semester hours credit when the topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
From a social constructionist view of gender, this course examines the ways in which masculinity and femininity are constructed in Western society as well as the different forms it takes around the world.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore single women population in the US from historical and cultural perspectives. How have changes in the culture of love, romance and in the institution of marriage affected single women will be discussed.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in sociology. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using the conceptual tools of sociology, this course examines religious beliefs, practices, symbols, and rites, as well as formation of religious movements, sects, and institutionalization. All addressed will be how religion intersects with social class, gender, race and ethnicity. The material incorporates cross-cultural and historical studies.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
From a socio-historical perspective, students acquire a knowledge and understanding of how prejudice and discrimination contribute to social and economic inequality, oppression, and social injustice as experienced by diverse cultural groups and populations at risk. Strategies to combat social injustice from a micro-macro focus are emphasized. Offered: Fall
Students will be required to take PSYC 2317.  Students will work with their advisor on remaining course selections.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores geographical, socio-cultural, political, biological, and economic influences on population disparities in health and well-being in the U.S. and internationally. Strategies for health improvement among various population segments will be explored. Offered: Other
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This covers application of epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability and mortality in the population. The course treats emidemiology as a basic science of preventive medicine as well as examines the basic concepts, methods and findings of epidemioloy, and sets forth a historical framework of epidemiology's evolution as a tool to elucidate health problems in society. Prerequistes: none
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A number of workshops are designed to advance the professional competence of students. For each description, the particular area of study will be indicated. May be repeated for credit when nature of workshop differs from one previously taken. Not to be used in lieu of required health courses. Offered: Other
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of communication exchange between individuals from different cultures.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to present aspects of community-related health. Students learn the application of multi-sector and multi-disciplinary collaborative enterprises that uses public health science, evidence-based strategies and other approaches to engage and work with communities, in a culturally appropriate manner, to optimize the health and quality of life of all person who live, work, or are otherwise active in a defined community or communities. Organizations and function of community, system management, analyses of community mobilization procedures, coordination of community health organizations and motivation and plans for action in the community. Prerequisite: Junior Classification
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to the basic knowledge, concepts and understanding of human diseases, mechanisms of diseases, pathologic conditions, etiology, management and prevention of diseases. Conditions such as developmental diseases, cardiovascular diseases, hereditary, cancer, infectious and other common diseases will be explored. Current trends in diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures will be examined.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the social and demographic influences on health and disease, social epidemiology, health care professions, alternative medicine, the US health care system and crisis, and health care systems in other societies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in sociology. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to theories, concepts, and issues of population study, with emphasis on trends, compositions, and implications of social problems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a demographic study of the human aging experience and the older population from a global and cross-cultural context. The course recognizes aging studies as providing a multidisciplinary perspective in the study of biological, psychological and social changes that occur during the life cycle. Special attention is given to the global demography of aging populations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides different perspectives on global health and stratification. Various issues on health, human rights, global public health and environment influence will be covered in the course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in social epidemiology and global health. Topics on social dominants, global inequity, working conditions and environment of health in a global setting are covered. Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 or approved 3-hour social science course

Students will work with their advisor on course selection from the list below.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An exploration of the preschool years. Emphasis is placed on the cognitive, physical, emotional, social and creative selves.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Dynamics of growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as guidance techniques are addressed.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Dynamics of growth and development from young adulthood through death. Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, including current issues and challenges at each of those stages (young adulthood, middle adulthood and late adulthood).
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is concerned with the basic information regarding the physical, psychological, social and comparative aspects of family health, sexual behavior, sex education and sexually transmitted diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between personal health and human sexuality. the understanding of human sexuality through self-awareness, value clarification and decision-making will also be a concern.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help students identify the unique needs of school-age children and develop appropriate inclusive and adapted physical education programs and activities for these individuals.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles of motor development in children, including developmental stages and the understanding of motoric trends in human growth and development from birth throughout life. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Physiological, biochemical and sociological factors that affect nutrient requirements and recommendations over the life cycle.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explorations of the major theories of child growth and development and their applications to psychological development. Effects of various cultural, socioeconomic and age considerations will be addressed to determine their impact on both psychological and physical development. Topics will include physical, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional development of normal, exceptional and struggling children. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories and research concerning learning and cognitive processes, with a consideration of practical implications. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a demographic study of the human aging experience and the older population from a global and cross-cultural context. The course recognizes aging studies as providing a multidisciplinary perspective in the study of biological, psychological and social changes that occur during the life cycle. Special attention is given to the global demography of aging populations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current topics in social work practice; May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Students will be required to take MATH 1325.  Students will work with their advisor on reamining course selections.

 

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the quantitative methods of analysis as applied to business problems. Topics of study include collection of data, statistical description, probability theory, probability distribution, sampling theory, estimation of parameters and testing hypothesis. Prerequisite: MATH 1325 or MATH 1324.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and practices of interpersonal communication in various settings. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. (Fall 1, Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Covers all styles of writing for A/V, audio, television, film documentary, advertising, news, etc. Majors should enroll in this course in the semester immediately following successful completion of ENGL 1301. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 with 'C' or better. (Fall 2, Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory, principles and practice in public relations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice in the several types of interview current in the United States including information, employment and persuasive.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice of small group communication and conflict management processes. Emphasis in leadership, conflict management, group problem solving, productivity, and conference planning in corporate and public settings. Prerequisite: COMM 1318, Sophomore standing or approval of instructor. (Spring 1)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the interconnectedness of people, understanding of whom one forgives, and how forgiveness is approached, processed, and communicated.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory, research, analysis and practice in nonverbal communication. Prerequisite: COMM 1318 with a minimum grade of D, Junior standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the dominant theories, principles and practices of communication within the organization through an examination of recent qualitative and quantitative research. Departmental capstone course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Selected topics in major areas of communication. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours when topic varies. Prerequisite: Junior standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Selected topics in major areas of media production (journalism, radio, television, film). May be repeated for credit when topic varies. (Fall 1, Spring 2 and Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to calculus. The derivative, the applications of the derivative, techniques of differentiation, exponential and natural logarithmic functions, an introduction to integral calculus.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes the study of organization behavior concepts such as leadership, motivation, individual behavior, group behavior and communication. Their use in U.S. and multinational organizations in management practice is examined in the context of today’s legal, social, and ethical environment. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the production function and the analytical tools used to solve problems associated with the development and operation of a production system. Analytical tools include: linear programming, critical path scheduling, waiting line, statistical quality control, and forecasting. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUAL 2310 or BUSI 2305, BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300, and MATH 1325 or MATH 1324.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A behavior approach to the management of the human resource in business enterprise. The fundamentals of human relations and organizational behavior will be used to structure an understanding of the managerial problems of recruitment, selection, training, promotion, and termination of personnel. Supervision of the work force will be considered as an examination of theories of motivation, communication, and leadership. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and MGMT 3310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of organization theory with emphasis on behavioral issues in both the private and public sectors. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and MGMT 3310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey course emphasizing the need for improved productivity in profit and non-profit organizations. The course will focus on the historical and current aspects of productivity as well as problems and methods of measuring, planning, and implementing productivity programs. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUAL 2310 or BUSI 2305 and MGMT 3320.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory survey of the major areas of psychology such as learning, personality, social, testing, developmental and physiological. Emphasis is on psychology as the scientific study of behavior and includes both human and animal behavior.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigation of psychological basis of interpersonal behavior. Emphasis is on the study of individual experience and behavior in relation to the social environment, and how individual behavior both affects and is affected by social interaction.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to psychological processes and techniques as they apply in industrial settings. Emphasis on selecting, training and evaluating workers. Emphasis also on organizational influences on behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in sociology. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores various sociological perspectives to integrate material on race-ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation on contemporary diverse families. This course will focus on the family issue from comparitive point of view. Historical and cross-cultural study will be explored to understand the impact on family across culture and time.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
From a socio-historical perspective, students acquire a knowledge and understanding of how prejudice and discrimination contribute to social and economic inequality, oppression, and social injustice as experienced by diverse cultural groups and populations at risk. Strategies to combat social injustice from a micro-macro focus are emphasized. Offered: Fall
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current topics in social work practice; May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Studnets will be required to take PSYC 2317. Students will work with their advisor on the remaining course selections.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact, and crime trends; liberal and conservative views of the crime problem and policy implications; crime prevention.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of selected ethical issues and problems confronting criminal justice professionals.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Comprehensive analysis and practice exercises in entrepreneurship. Studies include demand analysis; pragmatic economic feasibility studies; identification and use of resources; function and use of profits. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ECON 2301 and ECON 2302.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A descriptive-analytical approach to the dynamic forces that influence the aggregate level of economic activity. Income and employment determinants; levels of income and employment, stabilization theory; investment and income relationship; monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ECON 2301.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores geographical, socio-cultural, political, biological, and economic influences on population disparities in health and well-being in the U.S. and internationally. Strategies for health improvement among various population segments will be explored. Offered: Other
Duration: 8 or 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of world civil from ancient Greece to c. 1660 Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of world civ since 1660. Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the social and cultural history of warfare, taught with varying concentrations, including but not limited to global, trans-Atlantic, or US Topics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and structure of the American court system; its personal and decision making-processes; the judicial process in the setting of the American criminal justice system.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a general survey of the field of comparative politics. Offered: Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of several of the major theories of personality organization and adjustment processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigation of psychological basis of interpersonal behavior. Emphasis is on the study of individual experience and behavior in relation to the social environment, and how individual behavior both affects and is affected by social interaction.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to psychological processes and techniques as they apply in industrial settings. Emphasis on selecting, training and evaluating workers. Emphasis also on organizational influences on behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: Fall, Spring
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explorations of the major theories of child growth and development and their applications to psychological development. Effects of various cultural, socioeconomic and age considerations will be addressed to determine their impact on both psychological and physical development. Topics will include physical, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional development of normal, exceptional and struggling children. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories and research concerning learning and cognitive processes, with a consideration of practical implications. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of C
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
From a social constructionist view of gender, this course examines the ways in which masculinity and femininity are constructed in Western society as well as the different forms it takes around the world.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the social and demographic influences on health and disease, social epidemiology, health care professions, alternative medicine, the US health care system and crisis, and health care systems in other societies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to enable the student to examine deviance with a broader perspective and understanding. Theories of deviance, types of deviance, and the inequality inherent in the imposition of the deviant label.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Nature and significance of criminality; significance of race, ethnicity and gender on arrest statistics, perceptions, and public knowledge of crime; etiology of illegal behavior; trends in social reactions to crime and criminals; evolution of biological, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the criminological theories regarding juvenile offending and the juvenile justice system. Attention is given to the history, development, and roles of theoretical positions and practices in the areas of juvenile delinquency.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in sociology. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to theories, concepts, and issues of population study, with emphasis on trends, compositions, and implications of social problems.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Multicultural influences on the school system and the democratic society will be examined in this course. The course will use sociological analysis to address the major problems in schools and education today.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides different perspectives on global health and stratification. Various issues on health, human rights, global public health and environment influence will be covered in the course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on a selected topic of contemporary concern and significance in social epidemiology and global health. Topics on social dominants, global inequity, working conditions and environment of health in a global setting are covered. Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 or approved 3-hour social science course
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using the conceptual tools of sociology, this course examines religious beliefs, practices, symbols, and rites, as well as formation of religious movements, sects, and institutionalization. All addressed will be how religion intersects with social class, gender, race and ethnicity. The material incorporates cross-cultural and historical studies.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
From a socio-historical perspective, students acquire a knowledge and understanding of how prejudice and discrimination contribute to social and economic inequality, oppression, and social injustice as experienced by diverse cultural groups and populations at risk. Strategies to combat social injustice from a micro-macro focus are emphasized. Offered: Fall
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current topics in social work practice; May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

INEN 2301 or INEN 2360 are required. Students will work with their advisor on course selection from the list below.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey course emphasizing interaction of business with its external and internal environments. Introduction to public policy process and issues with focus on ethical and moral considerations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to basic concepts and tools that improve the students’ analytical skills by familiarizing them with the basic principles involved in the theory and practice of critical thinking for reasoned decision-making. Students will use data visualization software such as Tableau that can help them find real answers in their data. The basics of professional business communication will be introduced and students will have the opportunity to write business documents. Prerequisite: BULW 1370
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and practices of interpersonal communication in various settings. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. (Fall 1, Summer)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a foundation for becoming a manager in an industrial organization. Topics include leadership, strategic planning, culture change, human resources and ethics. Prerequisite: Junior standing Offered: Fall
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The planning, evaluation, deployment and integration of lean manufacturing theory and methods. Emphasis on manufacturing processes/equipment and systems. Prerequisite: INEN 3380 Offered: Summer
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Transition from engineering to management decision-making responsibilities. Topics include: leadership, proposal writing, negotiation, process/project management, and technology management. Prerequisite: Senior standing Offered: Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Required of all students who pursue completion of the BAAS degree program. This course lays the foundation for the program of study by investigating current issues in the philosophy of higher education, namely: establishing academic, personal, and professional goals for degree completion; introducing students to the portfolio process; and helping students to improve their abilities to think critically and to communicate more effectively.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course completes the assessment of the personal, educational, and professional goals and outcomes set forth in AASC 3301.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

 
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