College of PACS Administrated Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Integrative Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Receive a true interdisciplinary education with an Integrative Studies Bachelor of Arts. 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.

Lifespan Care Administration, Bachelor of Arts

The Lifespan Care Administration Bachelor of Arts 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.

Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Arts

An Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Arts (BAOL) degree follows an applied approach to the study and practice of leadership. This bachelor-degree program provides students with specific, work-related principles resting on a foundation of a well-rounded liberal education. Students will learn to approach new ideas, projects, and challenges by drawing upon multiple perspectives, and thereby will increase their ability to lead others and enhance the overall leadership capacity of the organizations where they work, consult, or serve. The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership can be completed 100% online or in a hybrid format.

Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

The Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science 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, or victim services and restorative 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, investigations, criminal justice administration, and restorative justice processes. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is completed 100% online.

Minors

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. 

Organizational Leadership Minor

The Organizational Leadership minor provides non-majors with a basic understanding of organizational behavior/leadership theories and equips students with a set of leadership skills to make positive, well-informed contributions to an organization's mission. 

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. 

Undergraduate Certificate

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 an interdisciplinary 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, or corrections management.

Graduate Certificate