Criminal justice and police science options are provided. This includes a 2+2 justice program in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and a CLEET partnership program. Students are provided the opportunity to learn from experienced law enforcement officers, attorneys, and CSI officers.
The goal of the pre-education degree is to prepare students with proficiencies necessary to transfer to a bachelor's program in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education. The secondary education degree will similarly prepare you for a career teaching grades 7 through 12.
Family Services and Child Development
Here you can prepare to work as a praprofessional in the family and child care field, or to transfer on to a four-year institution. Licensing requirements, current health, safety, and nutrition issues and appropriate curricula for children are covered. You will also study family systems and strategies for dealing with people in child care settings.
Health and Sports Sciences
Students in this program typically also complete a bachelor's degree and move into careers in fitness, corporate wellness, teaching, and as personal trainers. Topics covered include the impact of nutrition, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and physiology. The personal training program prepares students to take the Certified Personal Trainer exam. Everyone can take advantage of our state-of-the-art Wellness Center.
By studying history you'll develop an understanding and appreciation of the impact of the past on the present. Study everything from ancient civilizations to U.S. and African American history. Our professors provide an atmosphere that encourages students to think critically and to analyze problems.
Students can prepare for careers in law, public administration, management, and many other exciting fields. You'll learn about political systems at the local, state, national, and even international levels, and have the opportunity to hear political leaders speak on campus. Some of our faculty even serve as elected officials.
Studies will focus on the science of dynamic interrelationships between behavior, brain, and environment. You'll study theory, research findings, and practical applications that will address parenting, interpersonal relations, problem solving, and stress management. Psychology also prepares students to perform more effectively in fields such as nursing, business, and education.
This program provides a broad introduction to topics such as psychology, sociology, economics, history, and political science and how they are interrelated. A counseling/social work option is also available and is great preparation for entering one of the helping professions.
Students gain an understanding that social issues matter and that our lives are affected not only by our individual characteristics but also by our place in the social world. Studies include practical matters such as crime, family, and a host of social issues. You'll develop critical thinking skills necessary to understand our world.