A summary of future opportunities
In order to incorporate concepts of “Backward Design” (designing a program’s curriculum by first setting the goals of the program, then working backward to develop approaches to instruction and course progression that will achieve those goals), we encourage faculty to identify the future opportunities students will succeed in once they complete the program. In addition, students, parents and other external audiences are curious about how specific fields and areas assist them toward their future goals.
Descriptions taken from purpose statements that exemplify this characteristic are as follows:
Human Resources Management Certificate
“At the completion of the certificate, students will be able to demonstrate accurate knowledge of human resources practices, scientific findings from industrial-organizational psychology, the ability to work as part of a successful team, and should be well prepared to either pass the exam to receive the APHR certificate and create an entryway into a successful career in human resources or to be successful in graduate studies in industrial/organizational psychology.”
“Our graduates have attained the high-level literacy skills and have practiced the research methods needed to compete in graduate and professional schools and to succeed in the workplace. With our help, they have prepared themselves to become productive, responsible members of the communities in which they live and work.”
Electrical Engineering: B.S.E.
…Our rigorous curriculum will help you pursue a career designing and developing the latest smart phone, renewable energy system, and all the electronic chips, equipment and products in between that benefit people by connecting, healing, informing, entertaining, defending, and providing the essentials for life.
The Bachelor of Science in Sociology program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the world of social and government services, business, industry, and organizations. The sociological perspective is essential for succeeding in today’s multi-ethnic and multinational work force. Our sociology major stresses an awareness of social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that both influence and are affected by social structures. This perspective is an excellent preparation for a wide variety of occupations… Students will leave this program with an ability to make sense of the shifting social world and contribute solutions to difficult social problems… Sociology graduates are critically informed, value diversity and equality, and use their knowledge of sociology to pursue careers that promote these ideals.
Health Sciences Allied Health B.S.:
These programs are specifically designed for students who have completed their associate’s degree in an allied health discipline from a regionally-accredited program and who have successfully obtained the related professional license…We specialize in preparing students in enhancing their careers with an understanding of the importance of leadership and inter-professional teamwork among health professionals, as well as skills to sustain personal health and well-being.
The MA in Communication (with no emphasis) will be of relevance to working professionals in a variety of fields, educators, activists, and those preparing to pursue a PhD in Communication, Communication Studies, Rhetoric, or related disciplines.