University of the Potomac

Introduction

WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY OF THE POTOMAC
University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College) was founded in 1991 and offers Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master’s degree programs. The educational philosophy of University of the Potomac is to address the needs and learning styles of a diverse community of learners through the structure of its academic programs that integrate classroom theory and relevant practical experience.

International Students
University of the Potomac offers a vibrant multicultural atmosphere located in the heart of the United States of America capital, Washington, D.C., headquarters to Government Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, International Organizations, and Embassies from across the globe.

Potomac has a multidisciplinary professors spanning the Washington, D.C. international and local business community, including the World Bank, Peace Corps, D.C. Government, Verizon, Dell, Lockheed Martin, AOL and Oracle, to name few.

The main campus of University of the Potomac is located at 1401 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 and the Branch campus is located in Northern Virginia at 2070 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA, 22182. All programs are available online, too.

University of the Potomac is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Accreditation helps serve as a quality assurance to students. Our accrediting body also accredits other notable schools, such as Princeton, New York University, Georgetown University, Columbia University etc.

Why University of the Potomac?

  • Smaller class size – more individualized attention MSCHE Accredited University
  • Flexible schedule – day, evening and weekend classes
  • Location convenience - Northern Virginia campus, Washington, D.C. campus, and online learning
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) – U.S. internships authorization
  • Washington, D.C. has Consulates and Embassies from your country
  • Transportation convenience - three airports close to both of our campuses & various means of public transportation: Metro (Subway) System, Public Bus System, Taxi, Airport Shuttles, MARC and AMTRAC trains
  • Numerous Free Museums, Monuments and Zoological (ZOO) Park such as Spy Museum, National Geographic Museum, National Air and Space Museum, White House, Lincoln Memorial, etc.
  • Enjoy the famous Cherry Blossom Festival in Spring
  • Kayak on the Potomac River or attend a baseball game at the Nationals Park Stadium
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of many outdoors summer festivals, fairs, and jazz concerts
  • Do a weekend trip by intercity bus to New York City – bus tickets as low as $20
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 4 years

Accounting continues to be a profession that is in demand. Most companies require a bachelors degree in accounting and Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in Accounting gives many advantages. [+]

ACCOUNTING PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting are able to: - Identify and discuss the ethical and social responsibilities of accounting professionals and apply professional judgment to present financial statements fairly. - Prepare and analyze financial statements and managerial reports using various accounting standards, theories and techniques. - Develop written and oral business communication skills to deliver accounting information to appropriate users effectively. - Work in teams, analyze practical accounting problems and financial statements consistent with real world situations. - Use technology to solve accounting problems and improve decision-making skills. Students majoring in Accounting may select six upper division elective courses in accounting or management or choose one of the following concentrations to add an additional focus to their studies: - Finance - Government Contract Management - Healthcare Management - Information Management - International Business - Management - Marketing To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Accounting Career Outlook U.S. News ranks Accounting careers as #3 for Best Business Jobs. With changing tax laws and added regulatory requirements as a constant part of our economy, there will always be need for accounting professionals to monitor finances and make sure companies stay in compliance. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 4 years

Digital Forenics is a rapidly growing field. Students in the digital forensics program are prepared for a burgeoning career field fighting worldwide “cybercrime” and protecting digital resources from hacking, fraud, and malware viruses. [+]

Digital Forensics is a rapidly growing field. Students in the digital forensics program are prepared for a burgeoning career field fighting worldwide “cyber-crime” and protecting digital resources from hacking, fraud, and malware viruses. Digital Forensics is a young and growing field. Graduates will be entering a market where opportunities are expanding and companies are looking for the brightest in a new tech revolution.

Digital Forensics Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics are able to: - Demonstrate communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation including documentation understandable to users (e.g., requirements specification, risk management plan, assumptions, constraints). - Articulate the key technical issues in conducting an investigation in a digital crime scene environment. - Discuss and utilize e-evidence collection and preservation methods. - Analyze common network attacks and evaluate various countermeasures to defend against them. - Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context. - Apply project management methodology in order to design and develop information technology projects. ... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 4 years

Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions. [+]

Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions.

Government Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management are able to: - Evaluate issues as business managers and apply ethical principles and sound judgments to resolve contracting issues. - Work in teams, apply customer needs analysis, procurement strategy development and source selection skills necessary for successful contract performance. - Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills. - Prepare and analyze financial statements and managerial reports using various accounting standards, theories and techniques. - Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analyses and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies in pricing, cost analysis and managing contract issues. ... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations [+]

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM The information technology degree provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization’s technical resources. These resources include logical, physical, human and financial resources. Subject areas covered include cyber security, computer forensics, networks and operating systems, project management, and management of information technology. IT PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are able to: Demonstrate communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation including documentation understandable to users (e.g., requirements specification, risk management plan, assumptions, and constraints). Apply knowledge of emerging technology, together with new and/or updated software and hardware in the information technology discipline. Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context. Apply feasibility analysis, requirements analysis and Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling in practice. Apply project management methodology in order to design and develop information technology projects. Discuss wireless and hard-wired network solutions and their application in business operations. COMPTIA A+ certification The course COMP 150 under major requirements prepares students for the examination leading to COMPTIA A+ certification as an IT support technician. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) The four courses listed below from the Network Systems Administration concentration prepare students for the examination leading to MCTS certification: COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services MICS 468 Windows Server – Infrastructure, Design and Configuration MICS 476 Windows Server – Administration Concentrations Students majoring in Information Technology may select six upper division courses in one of the following four concentrations to add an additional focus to their studies: Cyber Security Digital Forensics Network Systems Administration Management [-]

Bachelor of Science in International Business

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 4 years

International Business degrees have become very important in our global market. With more and more companies pursuing global influence, Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in International Business gives many advantages. [+]

International Business degrees have become very important in our global market. With more and more companies pursuing global influence, Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in International Business gives many advantages. International Business and International Relations were both listed in Payscale’s top 50 of “Careers that Pay You Back” in their 2014 salary report, beating out regular business and even healthcare careers. Potomac’s Bachelor of Science degree in International Business prepares students to succeed in a global business environment. Our International Business faculty have international experience in addition to their strong business credentials and students benefit from the global perspective they bring to the classroom. ... [-]