- Adam E. Jack, M.S., Chair, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
- David M. Mariner, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
- Gordon W. McClung, Ph.D., Chair, Business Administration
The focus of the program is to offer a pathway to undergraduate degree completion using the 100% online delivery. Once the undergraduate degree has been conferred, there are options to step into selected graduate programs which are also offered 100% online. Selected coursework, from our already reputable undergraduate business and criminal justice programs, has been converted to an online format. The outcome of the program will be a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration. Students may choose from two options: Business or Criminal Justice.
In keeping with the mission of the Business Administration Department, the Administration major (with the Business option) intends to deliver high-quality business programs that emphasize leadership development, foster global and multicultural awareness and build upon a foundation in the liberal arts and humanities in the online format. We will create and disseminate applied business knowledge that contributes to the advancement of business education and practice.
Likewise, the Criminal Justice option will follow the objectives of the on-campus Criminal Justice Administration major, which is to offer students the opportunity for comprehensive study in Criminal Justice Administration. Course selection and design of the bachelor’s degree completion program insures that graduates will have thorough and systematic knowledge of agencies and institutions in the public and private sector, have a firm and educated perception of law and its role in the delivery of American justice, and are aware of the social, psychological and political aspects of contemporary crime and punishment. Additionally, courses provide in-depth instruction in techniques of law enforcement, security issues, corrections, substantive and procedural law, research, management processes and administrative processes.
In case neither option from the administration major is a good fit with prior college coursework, students may be interested in applying for a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Professional Studies. The Professional Studies major is intended for students with prior coursework who want to complete their studies. It is designed to be flexible, so students can design an individual course of study. They are able to combine courses from two or more academic disciplines so the major makes it possible to pursue a wide variety of interests. At the time of acceptance, and based on the guidelines of the general studies major, the student and advisor will develop a list of courses to be approved by the Registrar and Provost.
The outcomes from these programs will enable our graduates to possess functional competencies, integrity, and the ability to: communicate; utilize relevant technologies; think strategically; work independently and in teams; integrate faith; solve problems and identify opportunities; innovate; and ethically lead themselves and others.