College of PACS Administrated Programs
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies
Receive a true interdisciplinary education with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative 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 Integrative 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 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A Bachelor of Arts in Organizational 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 Organizational Leadership can be completed 100% online, or in a hybrid format.
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.
Criminal Investigation Minor
The Minor in Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Analysis introduces students to a core function of law enforcement and security operations. For approximately two decades, information technology and computer analytics have steadily improved the capabilities of crime analysis, crime forecasting, and homeland security operations. These functions frequently support and augment criminal and security investigations of every kind.
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.
Diversity Studies Minor
The Diversity Studies minor will prepare students to live and work in a pluralist society. Students will learn about diverse populations and how to apply this knowledge in their personal and professional lives. Students enrolled in the Diversity minor will acquire skills necessary to become more effective leaders, coworkers, classmates, and teachers, create positive organizational change, and serve as allies for others in their communities.
Restorative Justice Minor
The Minor in Restorative Justice emphasizes services to crime victims, offenders, and communities, aiming to repair the damage done by crime. Persons working in restorative justice professions serve as victim advocates, counselors, mediators, court officers, probation and parole officers, crime prevention and restoration experts.
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.
- The Certificate in Administrative Leadership equips students with a more specialized understanding of leadership.
- The Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture Certificate examines the role of astronomical knowledge within cultures and offers an academic credential in a new and growing field.
- The Corrections Management Certificate provides opportunity for individuals working in corrections, probation and parole, and rehabilitative services fields.
- The Restorative Justice Administration Certificate emphasizes leadership, program and project development, victim and offender services and community-oriented approaches to crime prevention and restoration.