Majors are offered in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Business and Information Technology, Information Science and Technology with Artificial Intelligence, Strategic Organizational Leadership, Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management, Community Health, Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture, Sustainability for Marine Conservation, and Liberal Studies.
The objective of the majors in the B.S. degree programs is to provide the opportunity for each student to pursue in-depth studies in a chosen field. These studies can help students prepare for careers in business administration, accounting, finance, information technology, community health, industrial/organizational human management and leadership, tourism and hospitality management, sustainable horticulture, marine conservation, or liberal studies; and at the same time broaden the educational experience at the college level. Emphasis is placed on practical application. While the course offerings for the majors are designed to provide a general background, in some cases it is possible for the student to develop a degree of specialization within the chosen field. The purpose of the Liberal Studies major is to provide, within the curriculum of the College, a general education background.
A student desiring to major in an area not specifically offered by the College may pursue a Liberal Studies major. The course of study will depend upon the student’s needs and the available College and faculty resources. The specific concentration will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor and must be submitted to the Dean for approval. A minimum of 90 credits must be earned in an approved or interdisciplinary area and all general education requirements met.
The general education requirements are set of courses designed specifically to provide knowledge and build skills in the sciences. These are:
|Course ID||Subject Area||Credits|
|Area I: General Education Requirements for the Associate of Science Degree|
|GS 101||Introduction to College Studies: Technology, Leadership, and Success||(5)|
|GS/SH 110||Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Health||(5)|
|EN 104||English Composition and Writing||(5)|
|EN 105||Mechanics and Research of Academic Writing||(5)|
|EN 202||Introduction to Public Speaking, Communication, and Self-Awareness||(5)|
|GS/IT 109||Technology in the Information Age||(5)|
|MA 105||Introduction to College Algebra||(5)|
|MA 205||Application of Math in Society||(5)|
|MA 210||Applied Statistics||(5)|
|PY 220||Introduction to Psychology: Development, Personality, and Motivation||(5)|
|SO 202||Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Diversity in a Global Society||(5)|
|SO 235||Local and Global Citizenship with Experiential Learning (See p. 14 for additional costs)||(5)|
|Total General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree||(60)|
Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science General Education Program
The student will show learning by having the opportunity to:
A. Develop an academically focused SMART learning goal that relates to building a career-applicable skill that requires at least one academic term to meet.
B. Apply library skills to conduct academic research related to the academic learning goal.
C. Apply computer skills to write a coherent expository academic literature review.
D. Apply public speaking skills to present an aspect of change you have made in your academic learning.
E. Apply mathematical skills to solving problems related to professional and personal financial management.
F. Apply scientific thinking to develop research on how personal and/or professionally related goals may vary by cultural background and psychological development.
G. Identify similarities and differences amongst diverse groups that allow for personal diversity identification.
Approved General Electives are courses outside the degree program chosen by the student. Approved General Electives can be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor or Dean to meet with the student’s personal and career objectives. Other required approved electives are chosen by the student and approved by the Dean. These electives may be in the degree program chosen by the student. As we are a small college, elective choices may be limited in some areas.
All Bachelor of Science degree-seeking students will take a capstone course designed for them to demonstrate knowledge and skills in their academic area. The course will be covered in two sections: Capstone I and II. To progress to Capstone II, the student must successfully pass Capstone I.