Departments

The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers courses in six areas of study: Behavioral Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Health Science, and Health & Wellness Management. Programs in the Department employ an interdisciplinary approach aimed at
developing a strong academic background to prepare students for employment in the areas of health, criminal justice, mental health, social work, counseling, substance abuse, sociology, and psychology. In addition, the program provides the student with the flexibility
to seek employment immediately after graduation or pursue graduate or professional studies.

The Department goals are aimed at developing:

  1. a knowledge base in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or the health field
  2. scientific inquiry skills
  3. a sense of ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
  4. communication skills
  5. professional skills and goals.

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers courses in six areas of study: English, History, Religion, Social Science, Political Science, and Public Safety and Health Administration. Programs in the Department employ an interdisciplinary approach aimed at
developing a strong academic background to prepare students for entry-level employment, admission into graduate or professional programs, or certification as secondary education teachers.

The Department goals are aimed at:

  1. enhancing the student’s understanding of the world, society, and community through a broad knowledge base in the humanities and social sciences
  2. fostering respect and appreciation for the diversity of people and opinions
  3. cultivating life-long learning through proficient use of technology and information
  4. developing critical thinking and analytical skills
  5. communicating effectively orally and in writing.

Students pursuing teaching certification or licensure will complete additional requirements from the College of Education.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers courses in these areas of study: Art, Drama and Theatre Arts, and Music. Programs in the Department emphasize an individual commitment to creating art and provide students with the opportunity to shape the future of the art community, emphasizing the societal necessity of art. Graduates of the program find themselves with a deepened artistic appreciation, knowledge-base, and skill set that will allow them to pursue a graduate school education and/or that will enhance career opportunities.

Department goals are aimed at:

  1. enhancing the student’s understanding of the world, society, and community through broad knowledge in fine and/or performing artistic methods
  2. fostering respect and appreciation for a diversity of people and opinions
  3. developing critical thinking and analytical skills
  4. instilling strong ethical standards
  5. communicating effectively orally and in writing.

The Department of Mathematical, Computer and Natural Sciences is committed to providing students with a strong academic background on the fundamentals of mathematics, computer science or natural sciences within the context of an increasingly
technology-driven society. The mathematics, computer science, and information technology programs allow students the flexibility to explore a wide range of applied and theoretical areas of mathematics, computing, and logic suitable for different employment environments in business, industry, and government, or for further studies. The curriculum is designed to include an interdisciplinary approach where students can combine mathematics, information technology, and/or computer science courses with other disciplines, as well as gain certification for teaching mathematics at the secondary school level.

The mathematics, information technology, and computer science program goals are aimed at:

  1. enhancing the student’s knowledge of mathematics and computer science
  2. cultivating analytical and problem-solving skills
  3. instilling an appreciation for ethical principles to face the challenges posed by the development and uses of new technology and advanced scientific inquiry
  4. communicating ideas clearly orally and in writing.