College of PACS Administrated Programs

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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership

 A Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership helps students develop creative, flexible thinking skills and learn how to apply them in a professional career. In this bachelor degree program, the combination of specific, work-related principles with the foundation of a well-rounded liberal education allows students to approach new ideas, projects and challenges by drawing upon multiple perspectives. Topics include organizational leadership, conflict resolution, ethics, marketing, cultural diversity and quality initiatives. The Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership can be completed 100% online, or in a hybrid format.

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Receive a true interdisciplinary education with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. This degree program introduces students to several areas of study including humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Although students typically choose one area of focus, they are exposed to a variety of academic areas, gaining an understanding of how each one influences the others. Topics include humanities of the ancient world and modern world, basic scientific process, challenges of government, and the ecology and evolution of a changing world. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies can be completed 100% online.

Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration emphasizes caregiving best practices across the lifespan, preparing graduates to provide quality care no matter the healthcare environment. It is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to improve the essential knowledge and skills of care facility staff and administrators. The degree can be customized based on individual interest—whether that interest is in care for children, adolescents, or the elderly. Students gain knowledge that can be applied to responsibilities and goals across the range of human development and will become familiar with the theoretical, ethical, and legal issues related to caregiving.

Bachelor of Arts in World Cultural Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in World Cultural Studies degree program is designed to increase a students’ ability to interact more effectively in the global community and enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of service members and other individuals engaged in international activities. Students will learn to emphasize a broader global perspective when approaching cultural issues and concerns. Topics include humanities of the western and non-western cultures, basic scientific process, challenges of government, and the impacts of increasingly globalized cultures. The degree plan currently emphasizes the study of Chinese culture, but will include the addition of other tracks in the future. The Bachelor of Arts in World Cultural Studies is completed 100% online.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for those who want to protect and serve the community. By providing a broad-based foundational understanding of the justice system, this program helps build leadership and conflict resolution abilities while integrating current, real-world issues. Whether students currently work or hope to work in law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, or juvenile justice, this bachelor’s program will help them develop skills to confront any challenge. Topics include theories of criminal behavior, basic scientific process, deviance/social controls, and statistics in criminal justice. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is completed 100% online.

Minor

Criminal Justice Minor

The Minor in Criminal Justice allows students in other undergraduate programs at OU to explore the issues of crime, law and the criminal justice system, emphasizing courts, criminal procedure, corrections and emerging issues and trends in law enforcement. Students get a solid understanding of the criminal justice system by studying theories in policing, criminal behavior, American judicial processes and the American correctional system.

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership

The Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership degree program focuses on the practices and knowledge bases needed to be a successful administrator in today’s workplace. Students explore both the theoretical aspects of leadership and applied practices. Combining the knowledge of specific, work-related principles with the mind-set of a liberal education allows students to approach new ideas, projects, and challenges by drawing upon multiple perspectives.

Human & Health Services Administration, Master of Arts

The Human & Health Services Administration, Master of Arts program addresses current issues and ethics in health care and provides students the opportunity to select a specific area for intensive study. This option is designed to accommodate students who are interested in furthering their preparation for advancement in the Human and Health Service Administration areas. The program provides a broad-based perspective of the health care and human service delivery systems, and is not designed to provide primary professional preparation. Students selecting this program must have a prior training and/or work history in an applicable area for job entry. This program is intended to serve as a mechanism for professional advancement by enhancing the student’s competency level and expanding his/her administrative knowledge base.

Museum Studies, Master of Arts

The Museum Studies, Master of Arts program serves the career-development needs of individuals who work in museums and related institutions. Students initially trained in museum work and those entering the profession from other disciplines receive a focused, integrated approach to museum studies with practical application for the various dimensions of museum work. Students will learn from a variety of professionals and faculty members about museum responsibilities such as curatorship, exhibit management, fund raising, administration, education, conservation, and public relations.

INTEGRATED STUDIES, MASTER OF ARTS

The Integrated Studies Master of Arts provides graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to make positive, well-informed, and immediate contributions in their careers and communities. Curricular tracks in Diversity, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, and Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as a Self-Design track, direct student research in more clearly delineated areas of study.

Master of Science

Criminal Justice Master of Science

The Criminal Justice, Master of Science program focuses on the practices and knowledge bases needed to be a successful in the criminal justice workforce. Students explore both the theoretical aspects of criminal justice and applied practices. Combining the knowledge of specific, work-related principles with the mind-set of a liberal education, allows students to approach new ideas, projects, and challenges by drawing upon multiple perspectives. Electives in the Criminal Justice program can be utilized to pursue specific areas of interest and to develop greater depth of expertise in particular areas of criminal justice study, such as leadership/administration, restorative justice, drug abuse policy & management, or corrections.

Master of Prevention Science

Master of Prevention Science

The Master of Prevention Science program focuses on the practices and knowledge bases needed to be successful in the prevention science workforce. The curriculum for this degree program is specifically designed to provide an academic preparation for individuals interested in pursuing the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium’s Certified Prevention Specialist (IC & RC CPS) credential. Students explore both the theoretical aspects of prevention science and applied practices. Combining the knowledge of specific, work-related principles with the mind-set of a liberal education allows students to approach new ideas, projects, and challenges by drawing upon multiple perspectives.

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