The bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts provides a solid foundation for developing knowledge and practical skills, preparing students to succeed in their lives, communities and careers. Liberal arts graduates are especially well-prepared for teacher credentialing programs and for the challenges faced by educators. Not only teachers benefit from the broad, multidisciplinary approach that a degree in liberal education provides, however; the degree is useful in a variety of professional settings.
The bachelor of arts degree in early childhood development is interdisciplinary and designed to help students better understand the growth and development of children from birth through eight years. Courses focus on the total environment of the child as part of the learning experience by incorporating a strong foundation in theory and practice through a holistic approach which addresses the diversity and special needs of the young child.
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If you are interested in the people side of business, this is the right degree for you. What do we mean by the people side of business? Careers in management, human resources, sales or consultants all have a very important common denominator...they rely heavily on people skills.
The bachelor of arts in criminology and restorative justice studies focuses on the study of criminal justice practices (not the implementation of law enforcement); this program incorporates the values of a Christian worldview into a deeper knowledge about crime and society. It helps students understand and know how to implement restorative approaches to justice, and to understand the various social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society.
The bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in management is designed to provide expansive knowledge of the business environment from a systems perspective. Classes such as economics and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in finance, management, organizational behavior, small groups and teams, marketing, research and analysis, computer applications, and business strategy. A major project is assigned to help students focus on practical information that benefits the organization and the community.
The bachelor of science in nursing prepares those who hold an associate degree in nursing to become leaders in their profession. Classes strengthen clinical decision making based on critical thinking skills and broaden students' academic foundation. Participants also learn about community and public health nursing and nursing research processes. Leadership instruction includes conflict management. This program prepares students for graduate study in nursing.
The bachelor of arts in Christian ministry and leadership is for adults involved in or preparing for ministry as a vocation. Students are challenged to think biblically about Jesus and His Kingdom, develop spirituality in themselves and others, enhance their ministry skills and engage with the world. The curriculum mixes practical and theoretical knowledge through classroom work, research and an integrated internship with a community church or para-church agency.
The mathematics education program offers a master of arts degree in education: mathematics education emphasis with two different options: elementary/middle school and secondary school. Both programs serve to help teachers ignite and sustain excitement about mathematics and learning. Graduates gain a deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts encountered at their grade level and learn how to teach these concepts most effectively.