BPS Concentrations

uahcomplete logo 388x388Transcending the boundaries of a traditional program, our interdisciplinary concentrations prepare students to meet the demands of a rapidly growing society and diverse labor market. Graduates of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies are prepared to assume positions in businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. To gain this knowledge, you will choose from one of our three concentrations that speaks most to you and your future goals as you pursue your Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies.*

Organizational Studies

Prepare for careers that involve finding solutions to human problems in organizations and communities. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on management and information systems) and humanities/social sciences (emphasis on communications, philosophy, political science, psychology, education, and/or sociology). The depth curriculum will include organizational theory and behavior, professional ethics, management, information systems, individual and group dynamics, and communication skills. Students will acquire an understanding of human behavior in groups, organizations, and larger systems.

Leadership Strategies and Dynamics

Develop an understanding of foundational leadership theory in your chosen context. Focus on the nature of leadership in a variety of settings and prepare for leadership responsibility in the community and in your selected profession. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on leadership and management) and social sciences/humanities (emphasis on communications, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and/or sociology). Courses will provide an educational experience in theories of motivation, leadership styles, organizational and group behavior, professional ethics, communication, theories of cultural difference and multicultural communication, human resources, and/or budgeting.

Technology, Science and Society

Integrate the study of science, engineering and/or technology with its social and cultural impact on humanity. Coursework will focus on developing a broad understanding of the technical, historical and social dimensions of science and technology. Curriculum options include engineering, the natural sciences, computer science, information sciences, business, the social sciences, and/or humanities. The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the significance, challenges and effects that science and technology present to society. Courses will allow students to incorporate technical scientific knowledge with analytical thinking from a social perspective.

*Degree is pending SACSCOC approval.