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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Homeland Security Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Business Management

The Business Management program provides students with a solid base in the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage organizational needs. Vital business topics are covered in a broad-based curriculum that includes management, marketing, law, finance, and international business. Working professionals enhance their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills throughout the program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

• Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in business.
• Understand and be able to use team building, collaborative behaviors and project management in the accomplishment of group tasks.
• Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication within the conventions of business.
• Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business.
• Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

Concentration in Homeland Security Studies

The Homeland Security Studies Concentration is a 6 course, 18 credit specialization that focuses on issues relevant to corporate, national and global security. This is an interdisciplinary specialization that focuses on student’s ability to assess risk and engage in critical thinking about conflict and security.  This concentration will give students writing, research and foundational skills in Homeland Security that they will need to work in the securities field, border patrol, emergency management or to pursue a graduate degree in Homeland Security.

The Concentration in Homeland Security will be open to all students enrolled in our BA Program in Liberal Arts and our BS Programs in Psychology and Business Management. 

Concentration in Homeland Security Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will: 

• Comprehend the interdisciplinary field of Homeland Security and the complex political, cultural and legislative issues that are required to protect the homeland and respond to disasters
• Implement processes that strengthen project management, evaluation, and accountability within the homeland security directorate
• Identify and describe research issues relevant to existing and emerging homeland security challenges
• Assess current and future homeland security risks and opportunities
• Demonstrate the critical thinking, writing and research skills that are necessary to participate in the homeland security field

Program of Study

Writing Designated Course - 3 cr.
World Culture Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
General Education Electives - 18 cr. (at least two 300 level or higher)
Business Major Electives - 12 cr.
Open Electives - 9 cr.

Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 18 credits

Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

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