Bachelor's Degree in Professional Studies in North America

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A bachelor's degree is awarded at the successful completion of an undergraduate academic program. It is often the first degree a student received in his or her academic career. It typically takes four years of full-time study to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Bachelor in Writing

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [+]

Bachelors in Professional Studies in North America 2017. Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [-]

Bachelor in Liberal Studies

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Liberal Studies major does more than give students skills for the workplace, it prepares them for life by teaching them to become thinkers and learners. This program steps outside the confines of the typical classroom experience and offers students choices and flexibility as they dig deeper into important issues facing society. [+]

The Liberal Studies major does more than give students skills for the workplace, it prepares them for life by teaching them to become thinkers and learners. This program steps outside the confines of the typical classroom experience and offers students choices and flexibility as they dig deeper into important issues facing society. Instead of telling students what they need to learn, we invite them to build their own curriculum that fits their specific needs and interests. This major is not for students who are unsure of their direction but rather those who have a passion for learning in all forms. Through this multi-disciplinary approach, students are taught to ask questions, gather information and evaluate evidence. They're presented with challenging coursework that forces them to delve into difficult issues, confront moral problems and better understand the world they live in. With the breadth and depth this major offers students explore topics they might have otherwise overlooked. This experience provides a perspective students use to cultivate their own concentration and build a degree that fits their future goals. Students are required to take two critical thinking seminars as well as 30 hours in seven of the following eight liberal studies areas: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy/Religion and Social Sciences. After completing the general course requirements, students take 18 to 24 hours in one subject. Concentrations are more flexible than minors are. They can be composed of courses from two or more disciplines and focused upon a common theme. If WPU does not offer a concentration in your field of interest, you can create your own. In the past students have studied pre-Pharmacy, pre-Nursing, language translation and more. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Liberal Studies Core Courses 34-37 credit hours Concentration OR Minor 15-20 credit hours General Electives 14-22 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Liberal Studies 120 credit hours Careers Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for a truly broad range of career opportunities. It combines the methods and insights of the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences and stresses understanding of concepts, rational analysis, imagination and communication. Graduates go on to various careers in areas such as scientific research, hospitality management, technical recruitment, recreation administration and sales and marketing. [-]

Bachelor's in Environmental Sustainability

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg Lancaster + 1 more

At EMU, you’ll receive a top-notch scientific education thanks to professors who are experts in their fields and our well-rounded, interdisciplinary learning approach. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other. [+]

Bachelors in Professional Studies in North America 2017. Environmental Sustainability Major At EMU, you’ll receive a top-notch scientific education thanks to professors who are experts in their fields and our well-rounded, interdisciplinary learning approach. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other. Environmental sustainability majors learn to truly grasp the nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines. Biology, sociology and peacebuilding professors work closely together on environmental sustainability courses that weave forward-thinking sustainability practices with issues of international and community development and conservation. At the same time, students get a more in-depth education in one field by choosing a science or a social sustainability track within the environmental sustainability major. Our graduate program in peacebuilding is also an asset to any undergrad in the fields of development and sustainability; dozens of grad-level international scholars flock to EMU each year to study at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. And many professors around campus have decades of experience working and living overseas advocating for those in the margins. About Our Environmental Sustainability Major What makes EMU’s environmental sustainability major so unique? Plenty! Our program provides a combination of breadth and depth. All students learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines. At the same time, students get a more in-depth education in one area by choosing a science or a social sustainability track within the environmental sustainability major. Key Distinctives of Our Program An interdisciplinary approach to understanding contemporary issues such as local hydrofracking, wilderness preservation. We study modern concerns like global warming from both scientific and social perspectives. Job-related experience in a wide variety of organizations through a required practicum, or internship. Practical experiences in private businesses, farms, and government agencies are an important step in developing a career in environmental sustainability. Research opportunities on student-faculty collaborative projects, such as a grant-funded steam restoration project in a local mountain community. EMU cross-cultural study abroad trips that focus on sustainability issues, like recent trips to New Zealand, Bolivia and the Galapagos, and Kenya. Environmental science concentration The environmental science concentration focuses on the biological and chemical aspects of environmental sustainability. Solid and challenging coursework in natural sciences prepares students to work on such issues as biodiversity and loss of species, pollution and toxicology, land use and degradation, waste management, resource depletion and energy consumption, climate change, and alternative agriculture. Students focus on “traditional” environmental science courses from the disciplines of ecology, chemistry and physiology, but also learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues while working with sociology, economics, and development professors. Classes address local and global sustainability issues and include hands-on research projects. During a required internship, students work with a local environmental organization such as Shenandoah National Park, The Nature Conservancy or the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Environmental and social sustainability concentration The environmental and social sustainability concentration focuses on the social, economic, and political aspects of environmental sustainability. Challenging coursework in various social sciences prepares students to work on such issues as environmental advocacy, conservation and sustainable development, land use and degradation, environmental education and agricultural extension, climate change, waste management, and alternative energy. This track combines traditional environmental science coursework with applied sociology courses that emphasize international and community development and conservation. You’ll have hands-on opportunities to work in areas of personal interest like peace education, legislative and foreign policy advocacy, community organizing, restorative justice and mediation, social justice and peace advocacy, human rights and immigrants’ rights. [-]

Bachelor's in Engineering

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Harrisonburg Lancaster

Our expert faculty take the practical study of engineering and provide a top-rate technical education within a Christian liberal arts context. [+]

Engineering Studies: Computer and Mechanical Our expert faculty take the practical study of engineering and provide a top-rate technical education within a Christian liberal arts context. In this program, rigorous academics and advanced problem-solving converge with values such as sustainability and cross-cultural awareness. EMU STEM graduates often feel more prepared for graduate school or jobs than their counterparts from larger institutions. Engineering Facilities EMU is completing a $4 million renovation of the Suter Science Center, which will house a rapid prototyping lab with 3-D printers, computer design lab; engineering support lab, and spaces for faculty/student collaboration to support engineering and other STEM programs. Engineering Curriculum Alternate year courses denoted with * Courses required for the given emphasis denoted with # Engineering Core (31 SH) Introduction to Engineering and Design (4) Introduction to Programming or Intermediate Programming (3) Experimental Methods* (3) Analog Circuits* (3) Engineering Statics (3) Engineering Design II (3) Engineering Design III (3) Senior Design/Capstone Project (2/2) Ethics in Computing and Engineering* (3) Math/Science Core (33 or 36 SH) Precalculus for Science and Engineering (0 or 3) Math for Engineering Lab (1) Calculus I/II/* and III (12) Statistics for the Natural Sciences* (3) Differential Equations (3) Linear Algebra* (3) University Physics I/II (8) General Chemistry (4) Upper Level Electives: Six courses from the courses listed in the two emphases below. At least three of the courses must be 300 level. Mechanical Engineering Emphasis Engineering Dynamics*(3) Linear Systems*(3) Strength of Materials*(4) Thermodynamics*(3) Digital Circuits(3) Math Modeling(3) Fluid Mechanics(3) Heat Transfer(3) Control Systems(3) Topics in Engineering(3) Computer Engineering Emphasis Discrete Math# (4) Software Engineering* (3) Computer Architecture and Operating Systems# (3) Networks and Data Communications# (3) Digital Circuits#* (3) Math Modeling* (3) Linear Systems* (3) Control Systems* (3) Data Structures* (3) Topics in Engineering* (3) Professors Engineering students work closely with expert professors Esther Tian and Daniel King, both engineering specialists, and other mathematics and computer science faculty members. Tian holds all three of her degrees, including a doctorate from University of Virginia, in mechanical engineering, while King double-majored in music and physics at Goshen (Indiana) College and went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinios in theoretical and applied mechanics. [-]

Honors Program

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

Incoming freshmen may satisfy all but 3 hours of their general education and University requirements by completing the 34-hour Honors Core, a track that requires six fewer hours for students who are not in the Honors Program [+]

Bachelors in Professional Studies in North America 2017. Degree Options Honors Core Curriculum – Incoming freshmen may satisfy all but 3 hours of their general education and University requirements by completing the 34-hour Honors Core, a track that requires six fewer hours for students who are not in the Honors Program. Honors Flex Curriculum – Students who have AP, IB, or dual enrollment credits that fulfill part of their general education requirements may elect to complete 25 hours of honors coursework in the areas for which they have not received credit. Transfer Current Students Flex Curriculum – Students may complete 18 hours of honors coursework with a curriculum tailored to meet their individual needs Who Would be Interested in the Honors Program? Students who are seeking challenging and inspiring courses in an intimate classroom environment with a maximum of 20 students. Students with a strong academic background who show potential for excellence in college coursework. Students who want to be a part of a caring and engaging honors community. Students who are looking to engage in exciting and unique extracurricular activities such as traveling to and presenting at honors conferences nationwide, participating in community service projects, and attending other social and cultural events. Why the Honors Program? There are many benefits to EKU Honors, including: Stimulating interdisciplinary courses unlike any other on campus, taught by teams of faculty who are passionate about what they do. Free textbooks for eight semesters with our Books on Loan Award. Priority registration so students get the classes they need. Eligibility to apply to live in Sullivan Hall, the honors-only residence hall. The Honors Presidential Scholarship for students who do not qualify for a scholarship of greater value. Membership in a community of highly motivated students, caring faculty, and honors staff. Travel to state, regional, and national honors conferences where students present the results of their academic work. Who is Eligible for EKU Honors? Students must apply and have been accepted to EKU before they can complete their separate EKU Honors on-line application; all EKU Honors applications are due NO LATER than January 7th. Students with a 3.5 or higher unweighted GPA and a minimum 26 ACT are privileged for acceptance. National Merit finalists and semi-finalists are automatically accepted. Students in good standing with another honors program or honors college transferring to EKU are automatically accepted. Participants in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts are privileged for acceptance. Students who may not meet the criteria above but believe they have the potential to succeed in the EKU Honors Program are encouraged to apply. Where Can You Find Some of our EKU Honors Scholars Today? Pursuing professional degrees in medical, veterinary, pharmacy, and other professional schools. Attending graduate schools across the nation. Serving in the Peace Corps, living and working in Fiji and other developing countries around the world. Working as government employees and officials in a range of city, state, and federal agencies. Teaching English as a second language in countries like Japan, Korea, Germany, and Nepal. Working as educators in low-income communities with the national Teach For America Program. Working as teachers in elementary and secondary schools and college professors in a wide variety of academic disciplines. [-]

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Bachelor Degree in History and Political Science

Wilson College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chambersburg

History and Political Science is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts major. The interdisciplinary emphasis deepens understanding of the nature and development of human institutions and behavior. In particular, students gain a historical perspective which is vital to a comprehensive understanding of contemporary social and political issues. Courses in the major also increase the student’s awareness of strategies available for dealing effectively with these issues. [+]

Bachelors in Professional Studies in North America 2017. History and Political Science is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts major. The interdisciplinary emphasis deepens understanding of the nature and development of human institutions and behavior. In particular, students gain a historical perspective which is vital to a comprehensive understanding of contemporary social and political issues. Courses in the major also increase the student’s awareness of strategies available for dealing effectively with these issues. The program emphasizes development of skills useful in various occupations as well as in graduate school. Course work stresses development of verbal and written communication skills and analytical thinking. Small class sizes allow faculty members to frequently use innovative teaching methods, including simulations and collaborative learning. While breadth of knowledge in the major is emphasized, students also concentrate in an area of their choice. Concentrations are offered in these areas: History, International Relations, Political Science, and Thematic. A certificate for secondary teaching in Social Studies is also available. Concentrations History and Political Science Concentration in History Five courses in history, two of which must be at the 300 level, and two additional courses in political science. Students fulfilling a humanities focus in the history concentration may substitute two courses in classics, art history, music history, literature, philosophy, or religion studies for Sociology 120 and Economics 101 or 102 (see Course Requirements tab). Concentration in Political Science Five courses in political science, to include work in American government and international politics, with at least three of the five courses taken at the 300 level. Two additional courses in history. Thematic Concentration This option is available for students who wish to design their own program in area studies, such as European studies or American studies, or in a policy area of particular interest. The program is designed with a department adviser and includes seven additional courses, at least two of which are taken at the 300 level. Course Requirements History and Political Science ECO 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECO 102: Introduction to Microeconomics* One of the following three HIS 110: Ancient and Mediterranean World HIS 111: Medieval and Early Modern Europe HIS 112: Modern European History One of the following three: HIS 124: American History to 1865 HIS 125: American History 1865-1945 HIS 126: American History Since 1945 HIS/PS 399: Senior Thesis PS 110 Introduction to Political Science PS 120: American Government SOC 120: Introduction to Sociology* Optional Courses: All majors are encouraged to take HIS/PS 355: Internship SOC 280: Qualitative Methods and Social Research In addition to the requirements above, one of the following concentrations will be completed: History, Political Science, or a Thematic Concentration. See the "Concentrations" tab to view the requirements for these concentrations. *Note: For the history concentration, the requirements in Economics (ECO 101 or ECO 102) and Sociology (SOC 120) may be replaced with two humanities courses for those who seek a humanities-oriented major. Student Learning Goals History and Political Science Goal #1: Acquisition and comprehension of content knowledge Students have a broad understanding of the significant developments in Western European and American History Students have knowledge of political institutions, processes, and theories and knowledge of fields in political science, including American government, political theory, and international studies Goal #2: Attainment of skills: written communication, oral communication, research, critical thinking and analysis Students are able to write with clarity and precision in various forms and in a manner which reflects acquired knowledge Students are able to speak effectively in a discussion group and present their work to audiences, using technological innovation where appropriate Students are able to effectively utilize a variety of sources – primary and secondary—and show mastery of research techniques Utilizing these skills, students will be able to formulate and defend a thesis, consider conflicting evidence and interpretations, critically examine sources, analyze change over time, and apply evidence Goal #3: Obtain an awareness of and appreciation for diversity Students gain a knowledge of and appreciation for issues related to race, class, gender and ethnicity in historical and political context Students will learn from others who are different than themselves, thereby engaging in a robust exchange of ideas that works to broaden their perspectives, promote thinking skills, enhance leadership and personal skills, and promote democratic values Career Opportunities History and Political Science History and Political Science is an excellent introduction to the study of law. Virtually all Wilson alumnae who have applied to law schools have been accepted. Career choices include: politics or government service, social service, publishing, librarianship, teaching, museum work, journalism, business, or criminal justice. Some careers require graduate study. Wilson has an excellent record in graduate school placements. Students are assisted in planning their academic programs to meet the needs of advanced degree programs. [-]