Academic Programs & Departments
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Minor and Certificate Programs provide an excellent means for students to develop skills that provide them with a unique advantage to employers as basic competencies in ADR become increasingly valuable in the workplace. Opportunities include:
Anthropology looks at resolving today’s local and global problems within the four fields of discipline: cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistics. Also offered: Minors in Ethnic Studies and Medical Anthropology.
Applied Arts & Sciences is a multi-disciplinary degree program that combines workforce, technical, and applied specialized coursework with general education for an individually tailored degree to fit students' career goals.
Applied Behavior Analysisis a highly applied degree that allows students hands-on opportunities to learn about changing behavior in meaningful ways. Through contingency analysis and individualized interventions, students learn to implement autism therapies, learn to design and implement programs to promote academic success, improve zoo and shelter life, strengthen business practices, arrange green environments, and to study basic processes underlying all behavior change.
Criminal Justice graduates pursue rewarding careers in law enforcement, corrections, court related employment, private sector loss prevention and investigative work.Also offered: A Criminalistics Certificate Program.
Educational Consortium for Volunteerism focuses on enhancing student skills to work for nonprofit companies. Programs include:
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Organization (formerly American Humanics)
Emergency Administration & Planning allows students to develop skills to mitigate and respond to a variety of natural, technological, and civil disasters.
Rehabilitation Studies enhances opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live and work in their communities. Also offered: Certificate in Rehabilitation and a minor in Substance Abuse and Addiction.
Social Work prepares professionals for practice working with children and disenfranchised populations.
Sociology focuses on our complex world and seeks to make it better through research in gender, race and ethnicity, health and illness, disasters, urbanization, and marriage and family.
Applied Anthropology Master's program enables graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to take informed and thoughtful action to solve practical problems. Students may work as street-level practitioners, administrators, agency-based researchers, or program evaluators. They will become prepared to apply anthropological knowledge in private and public sectors, foundations, and businesses in local, regional, and international areas.
Behavior Analysis Masters of Science degree provides training in behavior analysis of principles, theory and research methods of applied behavior analysis and the experimental analysis of behavior, procedures for systematic application of behavioral technology in natural environments, and practical experience in functional analysis and in designing, implementing and evaluating behavioral intervention programs
Applied Gerontology prepares students to work with older persons in senior housing, senior centers, health promotion programs, protective services, agencies on aging, and other health and social service settings.
Criminal Justice Masters of Science degree provides an understanding of the nature and scope of the problems posed by crime as well as an understanding of the operation and administration of the criminal justice system.
Public Administration prepares students for leadership role in a public and/or nonprofit organization or for a career in academia.
Rehabilitation Counseling is integrated with service learning through an on-campus disability wellness and employment laboratory, UNTWELL. The laboratory uses cutting edge research to give students research and clinical experience in rehabilitation services.
Sociology graduate programs allow students to work closely with faculty members in educational and research areas such as social inequality and stratification; gender; race and ethnicity; health and illness; disasters; globalization and development; aging; demography; workplaces and organizations; family; and environment. Programs include the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.
Professional Education: PACS also offers professional education opportunities for people needing continuing education in a variety of disciplines.