Study Guide and Catalog 2020/2021

 Excellence in Knowledge

 Firelake University Staff 

Dr. Juhani Palojärvi, President, Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Michael Duckett, Professor of Psychology
Dr. Sue Elliot, Professor of Advertisement 
Dr. Filion Jessica, Professor of Business Law
Dr. Elisante Gabriel, Professor of Marketing
Dr. Kamrul Hossain, Professor of International Law and Relationship
Dr. Anvar Hossain, Professor of Sosiology
Dr. Kari Kanerva, Professor of Accounting
Dr. Sean M. Kealy, Professor of Organizational Development
Dr. Leich Marie, Professor of Organizational Behavior
Dr. Erikson Lydia, Professor of History
Dr. Toivo Lipiäinen, Professor of Marketing
Dr. Esko Passila, Professor of Management
Dr. Erick Ubenas, Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Cough Raoul, Professor of Financing

We have many supervising professors from many universities around the world. These professors can act as a supervising professor our students.

Addresses:

Firelake University Finland

Visalantie 340
84100 Ylivieska
Tel: +358 (0) 8 428 570
e-mail: j.palojarvi(at)fuf.fi

 Edition: Volume 1: August, 2020

In this catalog all product names are the properties of their respective owners. 

Welcome to Firelake University Finland! Each of our distinctive educational programs is designed to enable you to reach your own individual academic goals. When you enroll with Firelake, you join students from around the globe who are also following their dreams. In today’s competitive work environment, earning an advanced academic degree is the first step to a highly successful career. Don’t be left behind. Give yourself the educational foundation and business insights that will open doors to your future. I am confident you will find our programs among the best available.

Dr. Juhani Palojärvi
President

 

Table of Contents

Firelake University Staff
Firelake University Profile
Mission Statement
Implementation of the Mission
Degree Program Goal
Memberships
Legal Status
Accreditation Status
Academic Programs
On-Campus Academic Programs
Distance Education Programs
Academic Calendar
Campus Facilities
Library Resources
Books and Study Materials
Semester Credit Hour System
Award of Degrees and Transcripts
Authentication of Documents
Enrollment and Registration Procedure
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Credit for Non-Academic Experience
Acceptance Status
Tuition Payment Options
Veterans Benefits
Tuition and Fees
Refund Policy
On-Campus Refund Policy
Distance Education Refund Policy
Attendance Policy
Student Grievance Policy
Student Dismissal Policy
Academic Policies
Academic Honesty
Academic Advising
Transfer of Credit from Other Schools
General Education Requirements
Maximum Degree Program Duration
Course Numbering System
Grading System
Associate Degree Curriculum
Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Adult Education
Bachelor of Computer Science
Master of Computer Science
Bachelor of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Doctor of Philosophy Programs (PhD)
Style Guide for Reports, Theses and Dissertations
PhD Course Descriptions
General Education Course Descriptions
Business Administration Course Descriptions
Computer Science Course Descriptions
Information Technology Course Descriptions
Master of Education Course Descriptions
Faculty
Frequently Asked Questions 

Firelake University Finland’s  Profile

  • is a private university located in Ylivieska, Finland, Europe
  • is the auxiliary business name of Hallinto-Tohtorit Oy (Hallinto-Tohtorit Ltd.) which has been established and registered by the National Board of Patents and Registration on 20th September 1995. Its registration number is 637.057 and the business ID-number 1021229-3. According to the company byelaws, Firelake University can offer university degrees worldwide. The company Hallinto-Tohtorit Oy is a for-profit organization – as required by Finnish law for Ltds - with solid operations and finances and without any long-term debts. Most Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences are operated through Ltds, 
  • is officially registered by the National Board of Patents and Registration of Trademarks and it Associate, Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in a variety of disciplines Internationally,
  • caters to the needs of students from around the world who desire to further their formal education,
  • offers Associate, Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in a variety of disciplines,
  • serves the needs of individuals through high quality On-Campus and Distance Education programs tailored to meet the needs of our diverse student population,
  •  provides an opportunity for students to study and learn at their own pace in their own homes, or through classroom study in Ylivieska, 
  • employs highly qualified faculty who possess both academic preparation and practical experience.

Mission Statement

Firelake University’s mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to enable students to reach their individual academic goals.

Implementation of the Mission

  1. This mission is accomplished by offering specialized course work in a variety of disciplines. A highly individualized, creative learning environment incorporates both traditional and innovative instructional techniques.
  2. Firelake University programs are highly flexible involving directed course work together with supervised study and research.
  3.  Firelake University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious affiliation or disability in any of its programs or activities.

Degree Program Goals

The goal of all Firelake University degree programs is to offer students the opportunity to obtain a high quality education – one designed to develop a well-rounded individuals who possess the skills necessary for personal growth and professional advancement.

Legal Status

Firelake University Finland is the auxiliary business name of Hallinto-Tohtorit Oy (Hallinto-Tohtorit Ltd.) which has been established and registered by the National Board of Patents and Registration on 20th September 1995. Its registration number is 637.057 and the business ID-number 1021229-3. According to the company byelaws, Firelake University can offer university degrees worldwide. The company Hallinto-Tohtorit Oy is a for-profit organization – as required by Finnish law for Ltds - with solid operations and finances and without any long-term debts. Most Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences are operated through Ltds.

Accreditation Status

Firelake University Finland is dedicated to delivery of the highest quality educational experience to each of its enrolled students around the world. The following statements reflect Firelake's present legal and academic status.

Firelake University's lines of businessess 

The company’s line of the business is to produce university degrees in commercial science, social science, legal science, sociology, history, psychology, economics, education, IT sector and computer sciences at all degree levels worldwide. Based on concluded co-operation agreement the company may also provide degrees operating abroad. In university operations, the auxiliary Business name Firelake University Finland is used. The company can also operate as an investment, development and financing company and to engage in production, rental, brokerage and trade in office and administrative services, engage investment operations, administration, marketing, accounting and law services. The company may engage in securities trading, real estate management, real estate maintenance and cleaning services, traditional and electronic publishing and printing, advertising agency operations, advertisement and media brokerage, computer and data processing operations relating to automatic data processing, alternative health care services, and teaching, education and consultancy relating to said sectors. The company may also own and manage real estates, trade in them, act as a real estate broker, and engage in teaching, education and consultancy relating to those, as well as engage in all other legal activity according to decision by the Board of Directors. With respect to all above-mentioned activities, on-the-job training places for students are provided in accordance of the Board of Directors.

Academic Programs

On-Campus Academic Programs

The following degree programs are offered at the Firelake University Finland.

Classes in each program are conducted on-campus in both daytime and evening formats.

   *  Associate of Arts/Science (AA/AS)
   *  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
   *  Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
   *  Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
   *  Master of Science in Information Technology
   *  Master of Science in Computer Science
   *  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
   *  Executive Master of Business Administration
   *  Master of Science in Adult Education (MSED)
   *  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a variety of fields.

Academic Calendar

Firelake University operates on a semester system consisting of three semesters per year: Spring, Summer and Fall. The on-campus summer semester is comprised of two accelerated terms of eight weeks each.

Drop/Add Dates

Students may withdraw (drop) from an on-campus class or enroll in (add) additional classes any time within the first two weeks of the semester.

Campus Facilities

Firelake University Finland at Ylivieska is located along the Kala river in the attractive cross-country skiing resort area of Finland. It is easily accessed by car, bus or train.

The campus has classrooms, a computer lab, a learning resource area, a student lounge, offices, a cafeteria a gym and sauna of course since this is Finland. All of it is nestled in a lovely bucolic landscape of grass, trees, flowers and fields with cows and horses too.

Books and Study Materials

Books and other study materials may be purchased through the University. But in most cases it is cheaper to purchase from you own bookstore or lend from local library. We offer also on-line books that are in electronic form.

Semester Credit Hour System

Firelake University’s academic programs operate on four-month semester system (three semesters per academic year). Course credit is assigned according to the number of in-class contact hours associated with the course. On-campus courses earn one semester and computer laboratory courses earn credit at the same rate.

Award of Degrees and Transcripts

The Program Manager will recommend award of the appropriate degree to the student when the following requirements have been met:

    *   satisfactory completion of all course work;
    *   completion of an approved thesis or dissertation; (Masters and Doctoral degrees only)
    *   full payment of all tuition, fees and costs;
    *   written approval of the supervising professor; (Doctoral degrees only) 

Firelake University will award the degree and send the diploma and an official transcript to the student. The student may also elect to receive his or her degree in a formal graduation ceremony held in Finland. The student is responsible for visa arrangements, travel and lodging costs to attend the ceremony. 

Authentication of Documents

All official academic documents (transcripts, certificates and diplomas) are embossed with the Firelake University corporate seal. Students may request an apostille or notarization of such official documents for a nominal additional fee. The transcript awarded upon graduation is free; all other requests for transcripts should be accompanied by a €5.00 fee.

Enrollment and Registration Procedure

To apply for Firelake University Finland Degree programs complete the Application for Admission and send it together with the application fee of € €100.00 to:

Firelake University Finland

Visalantie 340
84100 Ylivieska

The following documents should accompany the application:

  1. Copies of all Secondary School, Bachelors, Masters and other diplomas. (Transcribed in English)  
  2. Official copies of all academic transcripts from each school attended. (In English) These transcripts should be mailed directly to Firelake University from each school you have attended. For institutions that do not issue additional transcripts, photocopies of the documents, suitably notarized, or attested by an official of the issuing school or other official certification will be accepted. Candidates for Masters or Doctoral Degrees should also submit the following documents.
  3. A complete, Curriculum Vitae or résumé. (Also management verification for EMBA)
  4. One (1) letter of academic reference.
  5. One (1) letter of character reference.
  6. An initial research proposal outlining the general field of study and your primary research focus.

The initial proposal is usually three to eight typewritten pages (for PhD candidates only).

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Each degree program has a minimum academic content specified in semester credit hours. Course credits with a grade of “C” or better earned at other colleges or universities recognized by Firelake University may be transferred into Firelake degree programs subject to acceptance by the Admissions Office. Quarter-hour credits from other institutions are converted into semester-hour equivalent credits as follows: 1 semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits.

All students must complete some Firelake University course work in addition to projects, reports, theses or dissertations to qualify for award of a degree.

Credit for Non-Academic Experience

Firelake University may not grant transfer credit for significant nonacademic professional achievements such as published writings, major work projects, professional licenses, appropriate professional training, etc. All such transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Office.


Acceptance Status

Degree Status

Full degree status is granted to those individuals who have met all degree admission requirements and have provided all required documents including: an Application for Admission form, official transcripts of prior college course work and verification of professional work experience when required.

Provisional Degree Status

Those individuals for whom all required official academic documentation has not been received, may become a “provisional degree” candidate, but must supply the required documentation, or evidence of a sincere effort to do so prior to graduation. The student may submit the Application for Admission along with available documentation for consideration by the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office may admit the student in a provisional status pending receipt of all the required documents. When all required documents have been received, the student is given full degree status.

Tuition Payment Options

Those students seeking admission into any program pay a onetime, nonrefundable €100.00 application fee. This fee is paid at the beginning of each course. If the fee is not bayed, the student has nor rights to attend to classes.  Approved methods of payment include cash and money orders. Students may also pay by personal check drawn on a Finland financial institution. Regardless of the mode of payment, the total tuition for the student’s program must be paid before course grades, degrees, diplomas, or transcripts will be issued. 

Attendance Policy

Students attending classes on-campus are required to attend all scheduled class sessions unless excused by the instructor. Reasons for an excused absence include: illness of student or of a member of the student’s immediate family, death in the student’s immediate family, work-related activities resulting in the student being required to miss class, weather conditions making travel hazardous. A student who misses three or more class sessions for unexcused reasons will be notified in writing that he or she will be dropped from the class roster and will be awarded a “W” (withdrawal) grade unless:

  • The student notifies the university of his or her intention to continue the course; and
  • The student makes satisfactory arrangements with the instructor to make up for missed assignments.

 Student Grievance Policy

Step One: Anyone with a grievance or complaint may speak with his or her advisor or the academic program manager.

Step Two: If a satisfactory solution to the problem is not reached following the conference with the advisor, the aggrieved party may appeal in writing (by letter, fax or E-Mail) to the Chancellor.

Step Three: If the previous steps have failed to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of the student, he or she may appeal in writing to the Grievance Resolution Committee for resolution. The Grievance Resolution Committee will conduct a formal hearing within three (3) working days of receipt of the formal complaint and issue its decision in writing to the student within three (3) working days of the formal hearing.

Student Dismissal Policy

Dismissal From On-Campus Classes

A student may be dismissed from on-campus classes for any of the following reasons.

  • The student’s behavior in the class is disruptive.
  • The student has three or more unexcused absences from class.
  • The student is found to have cheated or to have helped another student to cheat on course work.

 
Dismissal from Degree Program

A student may be dismissed from a Firelake University degree program for the following reasons. The student’s GPA (Grade Point Average) falls below minimum accepted levels:

  •  Undergraduate Programs: 2.0 (a C average) Graduate Programs: 3.0 (a B average) and is not brought to acceptable levels following a two semester probationary period.
  • The student fails to complete his or her degree program within the maximum allowable time unless mitigating circumstances prevail.
  • The Distance Education student fails to submit any assigned course work within a two semester period, unless extension arrangements have been made with the Academic Advisor or Program Manager.

Dismissal from The University

A student may be dismissed from the University for any of the following reasons.

  1. Providing the University with false application or enrollment information.
  2. Repeated disruptive behavior in classes or on University grounds.
  3. Cheating or helping others to cheat on course work, exams, assignments or written papers.
  4. Failure to maintain the minimum acceptable GPA for the degree program following a two semester probationary period.

NOTE: in all cases of dismissal, the student has the right to appeal a decision through the University’s formal Student Grievance Policy as previously outlined. Standard tuition refunds will be granted to students who are dismissed from degree programs or from the university.

Re-admittance to The University

A student who has been dismissed from a degree program may apply for re-admittance following a three month waiting period. Tuition rates at the time of re-admittance will apply. Students who have been dismissed from the University may apply for re-admittance following a six month waiting period. Tuition rates at the time of re-admittance will apply.

 Academic Policies

Academic Honesty

All students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic ethics and honesty. This means that all course work submitted must be completed by and represents the unique efforts of that student. Course work completed with the assistance of others must be identified as such and the nature of the help provided clearly described. Team efforts, help from others or external guidance is not discouraged, however, the student must acknowledge and describe the extent to which any work does not solely represent his or her individual effort.

All papers, projects and presentations which draw upon information sources of any kind must contain complete reference citations and full bibliographies listing all sources used.

Academic Advising

Every student will have one or more faculty advisors available for guidance, assistance and support during the course of study. The advisor may change depending upon the course or the student’s emphasis. Students are encouraged to communicate with their advisors using: e-mail, telephone, fax and standard post at any time assistance or support is desired. The Academic Program Manager is the first person to contact for assistance. The appropriate faculty advisor will be assigned by the Academic Program Manager to meet the student’s requirements.

Transfer of Credit from Other Schools

Academic credits earned at recognized institutions with a grade of “C” or better may be transferred toward Firelake degree programs. The Admissions Office will evaluate applicant transcripts and academic records to determine the amount of transfer credit accepted. Transfer credit may be given for academic course work completed as well as for tangible evidence of significant professional accomplishment such as technical papers published, major projects completed, or other noteworthy professional achievements. Regardless of the amount of transfer credit accepted, all students must complete at least one course through Firelake University to be eligible for award of a Firelake degree.

General Education Requirements

All candidates for Firelake University’s Bachelor degrees must earn a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of college-level general education as a part of the total bachelor degree requirement of 120 semester credit hours. Those general education credits must be earned from four different academic areas shown in the following listing.
 Social Sciences: 9 semester hour Courses in the following academic areas qualify as social science credits:

History, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, International Relations

• Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 sem hrs

Courses in the following academic areas qualify as humanities/fine arts credits:

Art                            English                     Music

Philosophy                 Religion                    Theater

Literature                   Foreign Language

Communication (Speech, Journalism, Debate)

• Sciences: 9 semester hours

Courses in the following academic areas qualify as science credits:

Chemistry                Physics                     Botany

Astronomy               Biology                     Meteorology

Life Science              Geology                    Anatomy

• Mathematics: 9 semester hours

Courses in the following academic areas qualify as mathematics credits:

Algebra                    College Math           Business Math

Trigonometry          Calculus                   Analytical Geometry

Mathematical          Finance                    Mathematical Analysis

Other Advanced Math Classes

Maximum Degree Program Duration

The maximum time to complete any degree program is 1.5 times the normal length of the program unless mitigating circumstances such as illness exist. The normal length of each program is established during the first two semesters based upon the average number of courses completed during that time.

Course Numbering System

1000-2000: Introductory-Level Courses

3000-4000: Upper-Level Courses (Undergraduate)

5000-7000: Graduate Level Courses

Junior and Senior undergraduate students may take graduate-level courses as approved by their academic advisor or program manager.

Grading System

All course work is graded according to a unified grading system as shown in the following chart.

Grade Verbal

Grade Points % Points Description

A 4 90-100% Excellent

B 3 80-89% Very Good

C 2 70-79% Satisfactory

D 1 60-69% Below Average

F 0 Below 60% Fail

The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for remaining in Firelake’s degree programs:

Undergraduate Programs 2.0 (a C average) Graduate Programs: 3.0 (a B average)

 

Non-evaluative Grades: these are not used in calculation of Grade Point Average

AU – Audit

CR – Credit Granted

I – Incomplete

S & U – Satisfactory & Unsatisfactory

W – Withdrawal

AU Grade

Students may elect to audit a course and receive no credit for the experience. This election must be made when enrolling in the class. Tuition is required.

CR Grade

The CR notation is applied to transfer credits.

I Grade

An I grade is awarded for incomplete course work at the discretion of the instructor. A student has up to one year to complete the work required to replace an I grade with a letter grade. After one year the I grade becomes permanent and the course must be retaken to receive an academic letter grade.

S & U Grades

These grades (Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory) are used for certificate and diploma courses where academic credit is not desired.

W Grade

This grade indicates the student withdrew from a particular course.

Associate Degree Curriculum

Students enrolled in an Associate Degree program are required to complete a total of 60 semester credit hours. Associate Degree students must satisfy the General Education requirements by completing 36 semester credit hours of college-level course work in the areas listed below. Students should select the remaining 24 semester credit hours of courses from either of the degree concentrations to complete the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. The Associate of Arts/Science (AA/AS) program is a 20 month, 5 semester, 60 credit hour program. The standard length of the program is 5 semesters. It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

Associate Degree program

General education & Concentration Courses 60 semester credit hours required

General Education (36 semester hours) S.Hrs

Social Sciences (Select 3 courses)

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology ................................    3

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture (on-campus) …......... 3

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography..........................     3

HI 1010 Introduction to World History................................      3

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations .....................   3

PS 1010 Introduction to Psychology ....................................    3

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology.......................................    3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts (Select 3 courses)

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I ..................................     3

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II (AR 1010 required)........   3

EN 1010 English Composition ..............................................    3

EN 1210 American Spoken English (on-campus only) ........----    3

EN 1220 English Expository Writing....................................       3

FR 1010 Elementary French .................................................   3

GE 1010 Elementary German................................................   3

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities ....................................    3

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II (HU 1010 required).....     3

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy .....................................     3

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish ................................................   3

Sciences (Select 3 courses)

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I........................................       3

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II (BI 1010 required) ...........       3

CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I ....................................     3

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II (CH 1010 req.) .........         3

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology .........................................     3

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics ...........................................     3

Mathematics (Select 3 courses)

MA 1010 Elementary Algebra................................................    3

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra (MA 1010 required) ............         3

MA 1020 Introduction to Statistics ........................................    3

MA 1060 Introduction to College Math .................................      3

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math ...............................       3

General Education (36 semester hours)     S.Hrs

Social Sciences (Select 3 courses)

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology ................................       3

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture (on-campus) ........       3

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography..........................        3

HI 1010 Introduction to World History................................         3

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations ..................         3

PS 1010 Introduction to Psychology ....................................        3

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology.......................................        3

Humanities & Fine Arts (Select 3 courses)

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I ..................................        3

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II (AR 1010 required)   .....      3

EN 1010 English Composition ..............................................       3

EN 1210 American Spoken English (on-campus only) ........             3

EN 1220 English Expository Writing....................................           3

FR 1010 Elementary French .................................................       3

GE 1010 Elementary German................................................       3

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities ....................................        3

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II (HU 1010 required)              3

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy .....................................         3

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish ................................................       3

Sciences (Select 3 courses)

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I........................................         3

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II (BI 1010 required) .......             3

CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I ....................................       3

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II (CH 1010 req.) .........           3

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology .........................................       3

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics ...........................................       3

Mathematics (Select 3 courses)

MA 1010 Elementary Algebra................................................      3

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra (MA 1010 required) ............           3

MA 1020 Introduction to Statistics ........................................      3

MA 1060 Introduction to College Math .................................        3

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math ...............................        3

Degree Concentration (24 semester hours) S.Hrs

Business Concentration (Required courses)

AC 1010 Accounting I ...........................................................     3

AC 2010 Accounting II (AC 1010 required) .........................          3

EC 1010 Macro Economics ...................................................       3

EC 1020 Micro Economics (EC 1010 required) .................…             3

MG 2010 Introduction to Business .........................................       3

MK 2050 Introduction to Marketing ......................................         3

CM 2200 Computers in Business ...........................................        3

FA 3400 Essentials of Finance ..............................................        3

Computer Science Concentration

(Must be taken in the order listed)

CS 1000 Introduction to Computers ....................................     3

CS 1020 Computer Science Topics (CS 1000 pre-requisite)          3

CS 1030 Computer Programming Fundamentals I

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (CS 1000 pre-requisite) ...          3

CS 2030 Computer Programming Fundamentals II

(CS 1030 pre-requisite) ........................................………….         3

CS 2040 Algorithms and Data Structures

(CS 2030 pre-requisite) ........................................………….         3

CS 2060 Database Management Systems

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................………….         3

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics (MA 2010 pre-requisite) ....           3

Information Technology Concentration

(Must be taken in the order listed)

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology .............….         3

IT 1020 E-Commerce Business and Technology

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) .........................................…………          3

IT 1030 Computer Graphics for E-Commerce ....................          3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (IT 1000 pre-requisite) ....          3

CS 2010 Information Management Systems

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) .........................................………….          3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development

(CS 1040 pre-requisite) ........................................…………           3

IT 2030 Desktop Publishing (IT 1030 pre-requisite) ..........          3

IT 2040 Multimedia (IT 1000 pre-requisite) .......................         3

Total Requirement: 60 semester credit hours

Bachelor of Business Administration - I (BBA-I)

Core & Elective Courses: 120 semester credit hours

The Bachelor of Business Administration-I (BBA-I) degree requires 120 semester hours of post secondary college-level study. The BBA-I program is a 40 month, 10 semester, 120 semester credit hour pro-gram. Students will first complete 60 semester credits including general education courses and freshman and sophomore-level business courses. The remaining 60 semester hours will consist of business administration course work at the junior and senior level. The standard length of the BBA-I program is 10 semesters (40 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

General Education (36 semester hours) S.Hrs

Social Sciences (Select 3 courses)

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology ................................        3

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture (on-campus) ....            3

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography..........................         3

HI 1010 Introduction to World History................................          3

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations ..................         3

PS 1010 Introduction to General Psychology ......................          3

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology.......................................        3

Humanities & Fine Arts (Select 3 courses)

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I ..................................        3

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II (AR 1010 required)              3

EN 1010 English Composition ..............................................       3

EN 1210 American Spoken English (on-campus only) ........             3

EN 1220 English Expository Writing....................................           3

FR 1010 Elementary French .................................................       3

GE 1010 Elementary German................................................       3

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities I ..................................        3

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II (HU 1010 required)              3

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy .....................................         3

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish ................................................        3

Sciences (Select 3 courses)

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I......................................….       3

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II (BI 1010 required) .......            3

CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I ....................................       3

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II (CH 1010 req.) .........           3

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology .........................................        3

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics ...........................................       3

Mathematics (Select 3 courses)

MA 1010 Elementary Algebra................................................       3

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra (MA 1010 required) ............      3

MA 1020 Introduction to Statistics .......................................       3

MA 1060 Introduction to College Math .................................      3

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math ...............................      3

Degree Concentration (84 semester hours)

Required Core Courses (60 semester hours) S.Hrs

AC 1010 Accounting I ......................................................        3

AC 2010 Accounting II (AC 1010 required) .........................        3

EC 1010 Macro Economics ...................................................     3

EC 1020 Micro Economics (EC 1010 required) ...................           3

MG 2010 Introduction to Business .........................................    3

MK 2050 Introduction to Marketing ......................................      3

CM 2200 Computers in Business ...........................................    3

MG 3110 Business Law ..........................................................   3

MG 4040 International Management .....................................     3

MG 4080 Business Communications .....................................      3

QM 4100 Quantitative Methods for Business ........................       3

FA 4160 Financial Management ...........................................      3

MG 4180 Production Management ........................................      3

MG 4200 Organizational Behavior ........................................       3

MK 4230 Retail Management.................................................      3

MG 4300 Business Ethics .......................................................     3

MG 4410 Principles of Management......................................        3

MG 4420 Business Policy & Strategy ....................................        3

MG 4980 BBA Capstone Course Project ...............................         6

Electives Select 8 courses

Management

MG 4020 Total Quality Management ....................................       3

MG 4030 Leadership ........................................................... .    3

MG 4110 Small Business Management .................................       3

MG 4150 Management of Training ........................................      3

 

Management Information Systems/IT

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology .............….       3

IT 1020 E-Commerce Business and Technology

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) .........................................…………..       3

IT 1030 Computer Graphics for E-Commerce ..................….       3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (IT 1000 pre-requisite) ..…        3

CS 2010 Information Management Systems (IT 1000 ) ....….      3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development (CS 1040) .......         3

IT 2030 Desktop Publishing (IT 1030 pre-requisite) ..........        3

IT 2040 Multimedia (IT 1000 pre-requisite) .......................       3

Marketing

MK 4210 Principles of Marketing (MK 2050 required) ........      3

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals ....................................  3

MK 4260 Introduction to Marketing Research ....................     3

MK 4510 Managing Customer Services ..............................    3
 

Finance & Accounting

EC 3200 Economic Analysis (EC 1020 required) ................        3

FA 4260 Small Business Finance ......................................      3

FA 4270 Cost Accounting (AC 2010 required) ....................       3

FA 4320 Financial Accounting (AC 2010 required) ............         3

FA 4410 Principles of Auditing (AC 2010 required) ...........         3

FA 4880 Special Topics in Accounting (AC 2010 required)           3

Total Requirement: 120 semester credit hours

 
Bachelor of Business Administration - II (BBA-II)

Core & Elective Courses: 60 semester credit hours

Persons who have earned an Associate (AA/AS) degree or who have completed an equivalent of 60 semester credit hours of college-level course work including at least 36 semester hours of general education credit, may apply for entry into the BBA-II program at a reduced fee. The BBA-II program consists of the final 60 semester hours of business administration course work at the junior and senior level. The standard length of the BBA-II program is 5 semesters (20 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

 

Core Courses (36 semester hours) S.Hrs

MG 3110 Business Law ..........................................................    3

MG 4040 International Management .....................................      3

MG 4080 Business Communications .....................................       3

QM 4100 Quantitative Methods for Business ........................         3

FA 4160 Financial Management ...........................................        3

MK 4210 Principles of Marketing (MK 2050 required) ........              3

MG 4180 Production Management ........................................       3

MG 4300 Business Ethics .......................................................     3

MG 4410 Principles of Management......................................        3

MG 4420 Business Policy & Strategy ....................................         3

MG 4980 BBA Capstone Course Experience ........................           6
 

Electives Select 8 courses

Management

MG 4020 Total Quality Management ....................................       3

MG 4030 Leadership ............................................................     3

MG 4110 Small Business Management .................................       3

MG 4150 Management of Training ........................................      3

MG 4200 Organizational Behavior ........................................       3

 

Management Information Systems/IT

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology ...............          3  

IT 1020 E-Commerce Business and Technology

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) ...........................................                3

IT 1030 Computer Graphics for E-Commerce ....................         3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (IT 1000 pre-requisite) ....        3

CS 2010 Information Management Systems (IT 1000 ) ......         3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development (CS 1040) .......         3

IT 2030 Desktop Publishing (IT 1030 pre-requisite) ..........         3

IT 2040 Multimedia (IT 1000 pre-requisite) .......................         3

 

Marketing

MK 4230 Retail Management.................................................    3

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals .....................................       3

MK 4260 Introduction to Marketing Research ......................         3

MK 4510 Managing Customer Services ................................        3

MK 5200 International Marketing ..........................................      3

 

Finance & Accounting

EC 3200 Economic Analysis (EC 1020 required) ................        3

FA 4260 Small Business Finance ..........................................       3

FA 4270 Cost Accounting (AC 2010 required) ....................        3

FA 4320 Financial Accounting (AC 2010 required) ............        3

FA 4410 Principles of Auditing (AC 2010 required) ...........        3

FA 4880 Special Topics in Accounting (AC 2010 required)        3

Total Requirement: 60 semester credit hours

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 Core & Elective Courses: 36 semester credit hours

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a 4 semester, 36 credit hour program for those students who have earned a bachelor degree from a recognized college or university; further, the student must have earned a 2.0 GPA in his or her undergraduate program or received a inimum score of 900 on the GRE or 500 on the GMAT. Students may choose a concentration area upon completion of the required core courses. The student will also complete either a thesis or a capstone project for this degree program. A thesis is recommended for those students wishing to continue working toward a PhD. The standard length of the program is 4 semesters (16 months). It requires the full-time student to takean average of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester.

Core Courses (24 semester credit hours) S.Hrs

MG 6010 Strategic Management ............................................      3

MG 6100 Management Information Systems ........................        3

FA 6160 Advanced Financial Management (FA 4160 req) .               3

MG 6200 Globalization of Business ......................................       3

MK 6220 Advanced Marketing Management ........................         3

MG 6900 Business Research Methods ...................................      3

Select one of the following:

MG 6980 MBA Capstone Course Project ..............................         6

MG 6990 Graduate Thesis ......................................................   6

Electives (Select 12 semester hours)

Human Resources Management

MG 6060 Organizational Staffing ..........................................      3

MG 6080 Human Resource Management ..............................       3

MG 6090 Compensation & Benefits Management ................      3

MG 6150 Advanced Training Management (MG 4150 req) .       3

International Business

MK 5200 International Marketing (MK 4210 required) ........      3

MG 5580 International Business ............................................      3

MG 6250 Seminar in International Leadership ......................      3

MG 6280 Seminar in International Business..........................       3

Management

MG 5060 Communications in Management ..........................      3

MG 5120 Organizational Development .................................       3

MG 5130 Re-engineering Management .................................      3

MG 6030 Seminar in Leadership ............................................      3

MG 6180 Seminar in Quality Management ...........................      3

MG 6250 Seminar in International Leadership ......................      3

MG 6380 Seminar in Management ........................................       3

MG 6510 Business Forecasting ..............................................      3

Management Information Systems / IT

IT 5000 Software Project Management ...............................         3

IT 5010 Network Management ............................................         3

IT 5020 Web Site Management ...........................................         3

IT 5060 Advanced Topics in Information Technology .......         3

IT 6000 Multimedia and E-Commerce ................................         3

CS 5080 Database Design and Organization ........................        3

Marketing

MK 5200 International Marketing ..........................................      3

MK 5520 Service Quality Improvement ................................      3

MK 5530 Customer Support Systems ....................................      3

MK 6210 Marketing Research................................................       3

MK 6220 Advanced Marketing Management ........................      3

MK 6250 Advertising Management .......................................      3

MK 6280 Seminar in Marketing .............................................      3

MK 6310 Brand Marketing ....................................................       3

MK 6580 Seminar in Service Management (MK 5520 req) ..      3

Accounting and Finance

FA 6150 Investment Management ........................................        3

FA 6170 Credit Management ................................................        3

FA 6180 Seminar in Finance (FA 6160 required) ................             3

FA 6210 Advanced Accounting (FA 2010 required) ...........                3

FA 6220 Advanced Cost Accounting (FA 4270 required) ...                 3

FA 6280 Seminar in Accounting (FA 6210 required) ..........               3

FA 6300 Accounting Information Systems (FA 6150 req) ..                3

FA 6610 Banking Operations Management (FA 6170 req) .               3

FA 6630 Risk Management (FA 6150 required) ..................             3

FA 6810 Finance & Accounting for Executives (FA 4320) .                  3

Total Requirement: 36 semester credit hours


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

For those candidates who have five (5) years of management work experience, and a bachelor degree in any field.

Core & Elective Courses: 36 semester credit hours

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is a 16 month, 4 semester, 36 credit hour program available to mid-career professionals with at least five years of successful managerial experience. A bachelors degree in any field from a recognized school with a 2.0 GPA or a minimum score of 900 on the GRE or 500 on the GMAT, plus documented managerial experience are required for entry. A capstone course project is required for this degree program. The standard program is 4 semesters. It requires the full-time student to take an average of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester.

Core Courses (21 semester credit hours) S.Hrs

MG 6010 Strategic Management ............................................      3

MG 6100 Management Information Systems ........................       3

MG 6200 Globalization of Business ......................................       3

MK 6280 Seminar in Marketing .............................................      3

FA 6810 Finance & Accounting for Executives ...................        3

MG 6980 Capstone Course Experience .................................       6

Electives (Select 5 courses)

Human Resources Management

MG 6060 Organizational Staffing ..........................................      3

MG 6080 Human Resource Management ..............................       3

MG 6090 Compensation & Benefits Management ..............           3

MG 6150 Advanced Training Management (MG 4150 req) .             3

International Business

MK 5200 International Marketing (MK 4210 required) ........        3

MG 5580 International Business ...........................................   3

MG 6250 Seminar in International Leadership ......................     3

MG 6280 Seminar in International Business..........................     3

Management

MG 5060 Communications in Management ..........................      3

MG 5120 Organizational Development .................................     3

MG 5130 Re-engineering Management .................................    3

MG 6030 Seminar in Leadership ........................................      3

MG 6180 Seminar in Quality Management ...........................      3

MG 6250 Seminar in International Leadership ......................      3

MG 6380 Seminar in Management ........................................    3

MG 6510 Business Forecasting ..............................................    3

MG 6900 Business Research Methods ...................................     3

Management Information Systems (take in the order listed)

IT 5000 Software Project Management ...............................         3

IT 5020 Software Quality Assurance ...................................         3

IT 5040 Computer Systems Performance Evaluation .........         3

IT 5100 Advanced Computer Graphic Presentation............          3

IT 6020 Website Management .............................................         3

IT 6040 Computer Interfaces ...............................................         3

Marketing

MK 5200 International Marketing (MK 4210 required) ........        3

MK 5520 Service Quality Improvement ................................     3

MK 5530 Customer Support Systems ....................................    3

MK 6210 Marketing Research.............................................       3

MK 6220 Advanced Marketing Management ........................       3

MK 6250 Advertising Management .......................................     3

MK 6310 Brand Marketing ....................................................    3

MK 6580 Seminar in Service Management (MK 5520 req) ..          3

Accounting and Finance

FA 6150 Investment Management ......................................      3

FA 6160 Advanced Financial Management (FA 4160 req) .            3

FA 6170 Credit Management ............................................        3

FA 6180 Seminar in Finance (FA 6160 required) ................          3

FA 6210 Advanced Accounting (FA 2010 required) ...........            3

FA 6220 Advanced Cost Accounting (FA 4270 required) ...             3

FA 6280 Seminar in Accounting (FA 6210 required) ..........            3

FA 6300 Accounting Information Systems (FA 6150 req) ..            3

FA 6610 Banking Operations Management (FA 6170 req) .            3

FA 6630 Risk Management (FA 6150 required) ..................          3

Total Requirement: 36 semester credit hours

 

Master of Science Adult Education (MSED)

Core & Elective Courses: 36 semester credit hours

Option Groups

The Master of Science in Adult Education (MSED) is a 36 semester credit hour program for those students who have a bachelors degree in an education-related field, or who have earned a significant number of credits in education-related courses or who have a proven background in education. The standard length of the program is 4 semesters (16 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 3 courses (9credits) per semester. A capstone course project is required to complete the degree. 

Core Courses (24 semester credits)                                              S.Hrs

ED 5010 Adult Education in America ..................................        3

ED 5020 Education Systems Planning ..................................      3

ED 5060 Educational Fiscal Planning & Finance .................           3

ED 5070 Educational Leadership ..........................................      3

ED 5080 TQM in Higher Education .....................................         3

ED 5110 Curriculum Design .................................................      3

ED 6100 MSED Capstone Course Project ............................         6

Option Groups

(Select 1 course from each group)

Group I

ED 5040 Educational Psychology .........................................        3

ED 5130 Organizational Behavior ........................................        3

Group II

ED 5180 Quantitative Research ..........................................      3

ED 6000 Research Methodologies in the Field of Education           3

Group III

ED 5050 Educational Issues ............................................         3

ED 5190 Case Studies in Higher Education ..........................       3

Electives (Select 1 course)

ED 5030 The Professorate ................................................       3

ED 5090 Educational Change................................................     3

ED 5120 Effective College Teaching ....................................       3

ED 5140 Educational Law .....................................................     3

ED 5150 The Community College System ...........................        3

ED 5160 Information Technology and Adult Education ......            3

ED 5170 The College Department Chair ..............................        3

Total Requirement: 36 semester credit hours
 

Bachelor of Computer Science-I (BSCS-I)

Core & Elective Courses: 120 semester credit hours

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science-I (BSCS-I) program is a 40 month, 10 semester, 120 credit hour program. Students first complete 60 credits including general education courses and freshman and sophomore-level computer science courses. The remaining 60 semester hours consists of upper-level computer science courses. The standard length of the BSCS-I program is 10 semesters (40 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

General Education (36 semester hours) S.Hrs

Social Sciences (Select 3 courses)

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology ................................        3

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture (on-campus) ....       3

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography..........................        3

HI 1010 Introduction to World History................................         3

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations ..................         3

PS 1010 Introduction to General Psychology ......................         3

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology.......................................       3

Humanities & Fine Arts (Select 3 courses)

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I ..................................        3

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II (AR 1010 required)              3

EN 1010 English Composition ..............................................       3

EN 1210 American Spoken English (on-campus only) ........           3

EN 1220 English Expository Writing....................................        3

FR 1010 Elementary French .................................................        3

GE 1010 Elementary German................................................        3

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities I ..................................        3

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II (HU 1010 required)              3

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy .....................................        3

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish ................................................      3

Sciences (Select 3 courses)

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I........................................       3

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II (BI 1010 required) .......         3

CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I ....................................    3

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II (CH 1010 req.) .........        3

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology .........................................     3

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics ...........................................    3

Mathematics (Select 3 courses)

MA 1010 Elementary Algebra................................................       3

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra (MA 1010 required) ............      3

MA 1020 Introduction to Statistics .......................................       3

MA 1060 Introduction to College Math .................................      3

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math ...............................      3

Degree Concentration (84 Semester Hours)

Required Core Courses (54 semester credit hours)         S.Hrs

CS 1000 Introduction to Computers ...................................….     3

CS 1020 Computer Science Topics (CS 1000 pre-requisite)           3

CS 1030 Computer Programming Fundamentals I                        3

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................……………         3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (CS 1000 pre-requisite) .….         3

CS 2030 Computer Programming Fundamentals II

(CS 1030 pre-requisite) ........................................……………          3

CS 2040 Algorithms and Data Structures                                      3

(CS 2030 pre-requisite) ........................................……………          3

CS 2050 Operating Systems (CS 2040 pre-requisite) ........….         3

CS 2060 Database Management Systems

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................…………..          3

CS 2070 Computer Ethics and Law (CS 1000 pre-requisite)            3

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics (MA 2010 pre-requisite) ....            3

CS 3020 Software Engineering Concepts                                      3

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................………….           3

CS 3060 Systems Analysis and Design I

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................………….           3

CS 3070 Systems Analysis and Design II 

(CS 3060 pre-requisite) ........................................…………..          3

CS 3130 Data Communications (MA 2080 pre-requisite) .…            3

CS 4060 Computer Networks (CS 3130 pre-requisite) ......…           3

CS 4150 Computer Architecture

(CS 1000 and CS 2050 pre-requisites) ...............……………              3

CS 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project .............…        6

Electives (30 semester credit hours): Select 10 courses

CS 2010 Information Management Systems

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development

(CS 1040 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 2080 Programming with Visual Basic I

(CS 2040 pre-requisite) .......................................………….         3

CS 2090 Programming with Visual Basic II

(CS 2080 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3  

CS 3040 Database Theory and Design

(CS 2060 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 3050 Programming Languages (CS 2040 pre-requisite)         3

CS 3080 Artificial Intelligence (CS 1000 pre-requisite) ......       3

CS 3090 Computer Graphics (MA 2080 pre-requisite)........        3

CS 3120 Software Engineering Project

(CS 3020 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

CS 4010 Decision Support Systems (CS 3080 pre-requisite)       3

CS 4020 File Organization (CS 2040 pre-requisite).............        3

CS 4030 Modeling and Simulation

(CS 2040 and MA 2080 pre-requisites) ...............…………         3

CS 4040 Object Oriented Programming

(CS 2040 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

Total Requirements: 120 semester credit hours
 

Bachelor of Computer Science –II (BSCS-II)

Core & Elective Courses: 60 semester credit hours

Persons who have earned an Associate degree or have completed an equivalent of 60 semester credit hours of college-level course work including at least 36 semester hours of general education, and the prerequisite CS core courses may apply for entry into the BSCS-II program at a reduced fee. The program consists of 60 semester credit hours. The standard length of the BSCS-II program is 5 semesters (20 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

Core Courses (45 semester credit hours) S.Hrs

CS 1030 Computer Programming Fundamentals I

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 2030 Computer Programming Fundamentals II

(CS 1030 pre-requisite) .......................................………….         3

CS 2040 Algorithms and Data Structures

(CS 2030 pre-requisite) ........................................…………          3

CS 2050 Operating Systems (CS 2040 pre-requisite) ..........        3

CS 2060 Database Management Systems

(CS 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 2070 Computer Ethics and Law (CS 1000 pre-requisite)          3

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics (MA 2010 pre-requisite) ....         3

CS 3020 Software Engineering Concepts (CS 1000 pre-req)         3

CS 3060 Systems Analysis and Design I(CS 1000 pre-req)          3

CS 3070 Systems Analysis and Design II

(CS 3060 pre-requisite) ........................................………….       

CS 3130 Data Communications (MA 2080 pre-requisite) ...         3

CS 4060 Computer Networks (CS 3130 pre-requisite) ........        3

CS 4150 Computer Architecture

(CS 1000 and CS 2050 pre-requisites) ...............…………..        3

CS 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project ...............        6

Electives (15 semester credit hours): Select 5 courses

CS 3040 Database Theory and Design

(CS 2060 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 3050 Programming Languages (CS 2040 pre-requisite)         3

CS 3080 Artificial Intelligence (CS 1000 pre-requisite) ......       3

CS 3090 Computer Graphics (MA 2080 pre-requisite)........        3

CS 3120 Software Engineering Project (CS 3020 pre-req) ..        3

CS 4010 Decision Support Systems (CS 3080 pre-requisite)       3

CS 4020 File Organization (CS 2040 pre-requisite).............        3

CS 4030 Modeling and Simulation

(CS 2040 and MA 2080 pre-requisites) ...............…………         3

CS 4040 Object Oriented Programming (CS 2040 pre-req)         3

Total Requirements: 60 semester credit hours

 

Master of Computer Science (MSCS)

Core & Elective Courses: 36 semester credit hours

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program is a 16 month, 4 semester, 36 credit hour program for those who have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems with a 2.0 GPA (or a minimum score of 700 on the GRE) and have completed the “required core” courses found in Firelake University’s BSCS degree program.

A thesis or a capstone course project is required to complete this degree program. The normal length of this program is 4 semesters (16 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester.

Required Core Courses (27 semester credit hours)    S.Hrs

CS 5010 Computer Network Management

(CS 4060 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 5020 Computer Architecture (CS 4150 pre-requisite) ...        3

CS 5030 Software Engineering (CS 3020 pre-requisite) .....        3

CS 5050 Operating Systems (CS 2050 pre-requisite) ..........        3

CS 5070 Algorithm Analysis (CS 2040 pre-requisite) .........        3

CS 5080 Database Design and Organization

(CS 2060 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

CS 5090 Programming Languages (CS 3050 pre-requisite)         3

Select one of the following:

CS 6980 Graduate Capstone Course Project ........................        6

CS 6990 Graduate Thesis ....................................................     6

Electives (9 semester credit hours): Select 3 courses

CS 6040 Web Site Development and Management

(CS 2020 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

CS 6070 Compiler Theory (CS 5070 pre-requisite) .............        3

CS 6220 Computer Performance Analysis

(CS 5020 and CS 5050 pre-requisite) ..................………….        3

CS 6230 Software Testing and Validation

(CS 5030 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

CS 5060 Concepts of Programming Languages ...................        3

CS 6250 Formal Language Theory (CS 5070 pre-requisite)         3

Total Requirements: 36 semester credit hours

 

Bachelor of Information Technology-I (BSIT-I)

Core & Elective Courses: 120 semester credit hours

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology-I (BSIT-I) program is a 40 month, 10 semester, 120 semester credit hour program. Students first complete 60 semester credits including general education courses and introductory computer science courses. The remaining 60 semester hours consists of upper-level computer information technology courses. The standard length of the BSIT-I program is 10 semesters. It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

General Education (36 semester hours) S.Hrs

Social Sciences (Select 3 courses)

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology ................................        3

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture (on-campus) ....       3

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography..........................        3

HI 1010 Introduction to World History................................         3

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations ..................         3

PS 1010 Introduction to General Psychology ......................         3

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology.......................................        3

Humanities & Fine Arts (Select 3 courses)

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I ..................................        3

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II (AR 1010 required)              3

EN 1010 English Composition ..............................................       3

EN 1210 American Spoken English (on-campus only) ........            3

EN 1220 English Expository Writing....................................           3

FR 1010 Elementary French .................................................        3

GE 1010 Elementary German................................................        3

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities I ..................................       3

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II (HU 1010 required)        3

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy .....................................        3

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish ................................................        3

Sciences (Select 3 courses)

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I........................................          3

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II (BI 1010 required) .......         3

CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I ....................................       3

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II (CH 1010 req.) .........        3

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology .........................................        3

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics ...........................................       3

Mathematics (Select 3 courses)

MA 1010 Elementary Algebra................................................       3

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra (MA 1010 required) ............      3

MA 1020 Introduction to Statistics .......................................       3

MA 1060 Introduction to College Math .................................      3

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math ...............................      3

Degree Concentration (84 Semester Hours)

Required Courses (72 semester hours) S.Hrs

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology ............….        3

EC 1010 Macro Economics ..................................................     3

EC 1020 Micro Economics (EC 1010 pre-requisite) ............          3

IT 1020 E-Commerce Business and Technology 

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) .........................................………….        3

IT 1030 Computer Graphics for E-Commerce ....................         3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (IT 1000 pre-requisite) ....        3

MG 2010 Introduction to Business .......................................    3

CS 2010 Information Management Systems

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) .........................................………….        3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development

(CS 1040 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

IT 2030 Desktop Publishing (IT 1030 pre-requisite) .......….        3

IT 2040 Multimedia (IT 1000 pre-requisite) .....................…       3

MK 2050 Basic Marketing ....................................................    3

CS 2060 Database Management Systems

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................………….         3

CS 2070 Computer Ethics and Law (IT 1000 pre-requisite)           3

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics (MA 2010 pre-requisite) ....          3

CS 3040 Database Theory and Design (CS 2060 pre-requisite)    3

CS 3080 Artificial Intelligence (CS 1000 pre-requisite) ......         3

CS 3130 Data Communications (MA 2080 pre-requisite) ...         3

CS 4060 Computer Networks ...............................................   3

CS 4010 Decision Support Systems (CS 3080 pre-requisite)        3

FA 4160 Financial Management ...........................................    3

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals .....................................    3

IT 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project .............….      6

Electives (12 semester credit hours)

Select 2 Computer Science and 2 Management courses

CS 3020 Software Engineering Concepts                                      3

(IT/CS 1000 pre-requisite) ...................................…………         3

CS 3060 Systems Analysis and Design I

(IT/CS 1000 pre-requisite) ...................................…………         3

CS 3070 Systems Analysis and Design II

(CS 3060 pre-requisite) ........................................…………         3

CS 3120 Software Engineering Project (CS 3020 pre-requisite) 3  

MG 4040 International Management .....................................       3

MG 4080 Business Communications .....................................      3

MG 4180 Production Management ........................................       3

MG 4200 Organizational Behavior ........................................       3

Total Semester Credit Hours 120

 

Bachelor of Information Technology-II (BSIT-II)

Persons who have earned an Associate (AA/AS) degree or have completed an equivalent of 60 semester credit hours of college-level course work including at least 36 semester hours of general education, and the required pre-requisite courses for the IT concentration may apply for entry into the BSIT-II program at a reduced fee. The program consists of 60 semester credit hours. The standard length of the BSIT-II program is 5 semesters. It requires the full-time student to take an average of 4 courses (12 credits) per semester.

Degree Core 48 Semester Hours

Core courses must be taken in the order displayed S.Hrs

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology .............…        3

CS 1040 Web Site Development (IT 1000 pre-requisite) ....        3

CS 2020 Advanced Web Site Development

(CS 1040 pre-requisite) .......................................………….         3

IT 2040 Multimedia (IT 1000 pre-requisite) .....................…       3

CS 2060 Database Management Systems

(IT 1000 pre-requisite) ........................................…………..        3

CS 2070 Computer Ethics and Law (IT 1000 pre-requisite)       3

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics (MA 2010 pre-requisite) ....      3

CS 3040 Database Theory and Design (CS 2060 pre-requisite) 3  

CS 3080 Artificial Intelligence (CS 1000 pre-requisite) ......       3

CS 3130 Data Communications (MA 2080 pre-requisite) ...        3

CS 4060 Computer Networks ...............................................  3

CS 4010 Decision Support Systems (CS 3080 pre-requisite)       3

FA 4160 Financial Management .......................................      3

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals .....................................       3

IT 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project .............….      6

Electives (12 semester credit hours)

Select 2 Computer Science and 2 Management courses

CS 3020 Software Engineering Concepts

(IT/CS 1000 pre-requisite) ...................................………….        3

CS 3060 Systems Analysis and Design I

(IT/CS 1000 pre-requisite) ...................................………….        3

CS 3070 Systems Analysis and Design II

(CS 3060 pre-requisite) .......................................…………..        3

CS 3120 Software Engineering Project

(CS 3020 pre-requisite) ........................................………….        3

MG 4040 International Management .................................       3

MG 4080 Business Communications .....................................      3

MG 4180 Production Management ........................................       3

MG 4200 Organizational Behavior ........................................       3

Total Semester Credit Hours ...............................………….       60

 

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is a 16 month, 4 semester, 36 credit hour program for those who have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems with a 2.0 GPA (or a minimum score of 700 on the GRE) and have completed the “required core” courses found in Firelake University’s BSIT degree program or their equivalent. A capstone course project is required to complete this degree program. The normal length of this program is 4 semesters (16 months). It requires the full-time student to take an average of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester.

Core & Elective Courses: 36 semester credit hours

Required Courses (27 semester credit hours S.Hrs

IT 5000 Software Project Management ...............................         3

IT 5010 Network Management ............................................         3

IT 5020 Web Site Management ...........................................         3

IT 5060 Advanced Topics in Information Technology .......         3

IT 6000 Multimedia and E-Commerce ................................         3

CS 5080 Database Design and Organization ........................        3

CS 6230 Software Testing and Validations ..........................        3

IT 6980 Graduate Capstone Course Project ........................          6

Electives (9 semester credit hours):

Select 3 courses (1 MG, 1 MK, and 1 FA)

MG 5580 International Business ............................................      3

MG 6280 Seminar in International Business..........................        3

MK 5200 International Marketing ..........................................      3

MK 6210 Marketing Research................................................       3

MK 6280 Seminar in Marketing .............................................      3

FA 6210 Seminar in Finance .................................................       3

FA 6300 Accounting Information Systems ..........................        3

FA 6630 Risk Management ...................................................       3

Total Semester Credit Hours 36

PhD Curricula

Doctor of Philosophy Programs (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a terminal degree reflecting independent mastery of a specialized field of knowledge, and the successful pursuit of original research. The PhD effort requires academic discipline together with a significant commitment of time and effort. It involves highly focused study in a particular area of interest culminating in an original research effort which adds to the general body of knowledge in the field.

Eligibility

The applicant must have a masters degree in the general field in which the application for PhD has been submitted. The applicant must have earned a GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or it’s equivalent grading in the masters degree program, or received a minimum combined score of 1400 on the three sections of the GRE, or a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT.

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of fifteen (15) semester hours of graduate-level course work may be transferred into the doctoral program. Only academic credits earned at recognized institutions with a grade of “C” or better may be transferred to Firelake. Credit may also be applied for tangible evidence of significant professional achievements.

PhD Program Requirements

    *  30 semester hours of total credit.

    *  18 semester hours of course work.

    *  12 semester hours for the dissertation.

    *   The candidate may transfer a maximum of 15 semester hours into the program.

    *   Transfer credit may be given for graduate course work completed as well as for tangible evidence of
         professional accomplishment such as technical papers published, major projects completed, or other
         significant professional achievements.

• The candidate must take, or receive credit for an Advanced Research Methods course.

Overview of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The PhD degree represents the culmination of extended academic study into a particular field of knowledge. Every doctoral program should be unified in relation to a clear objective. That is, it should have the approval of the student’s supervising professor, include focused academic course work which supports the research effort, and should include adequate hours of independent doctoral research. Those who earn the PhD must demonstrate significant intellectual achievement and must contribute to the scholarly knowledge in their field of investigation. Therefore, candidates for PhD degrees should have earned their Masters degree in the field of study chosen for their doctoral work.

Academic Course Work

Eighteen semester hours of graduate course work is required for the PhD. The required courses include:

Research Preparation, Advanced Research Methodsand a Seminar course. Three additional elective courses are selected by the student in consultation with his or her Supervising Professor. The student’s Seminar course is designed to guide the candidate’s review of current literature, contemporary knowledge and recent research findings in the topical area of the dissertation. Ideally, the outcome of the Seminar course will be a comprehensive literature review covering the breadth of the research topic. Likewise, the three elective courses will be selected to support the specific area of the student’s dissertation research. The primary focus of the academic course work is to provide the student with a comprehensive background in the chosen research area.

Duration of the Program

The normal duration of the PhD program for full-time students is 6 semesters (24 months). Course work of 18 semester hours may normally be completed in three semesters (12 months). The dissertation may be completed in the remaining 3 semesters (12 months). The maximum duration of the PhD program is 18 semesters (72 months).

The Dissertation

The dissertation is an essential aspect of PhD studies. It is a formal written document representing sustained research or investigation into an important intellectual issue. The dissertation must be an independent effort which contributes to the accumulated wisdom of the field in which it is written. The required Research Preparation and Advanced Research Methods courses will help the student to focus his or her research effort, and provide general guidelines for research approach and report preparation. All dissertations must meet rigorous academic standards and be professionally prepared in a format suitable for reproduction. Dissertations will be reviewed and approved by the candidate’s Supervising Professor and Firelake University’s Academic Review Committee.

Dissertation Requirements

Every candidate for the PhD must prepare and submit a dissertation that shows independent investi-gation and is acceptable in form and content. The dissertation should normally be written in English and typewritten. Under certain circumstances, a dissertation may be completed in a language other than English, such as in the case of a PhD in a foreign language. The dissertation should follow the guidelines contained in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for overall style, page format, citation format and reference listings. One paper copy of the dissertation suitable for quality reproduction, unbound, with an appropriate abstract must be submitted for evaluation.

Style Guide for Reports, Theses and Dissertations

The standard format and style reference guide for all academic writing for Firelake University is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This handbook should be consulted to determine the format, style, reference citation criteria and standard conventions for writing all reports, papers, theses and dissertations. Deviations from this standard are permitted only with the expressed permission of the student’s academic advisor.

PhD Course Descriptions

DR 7100 Research Preparation

This advanced course prepares the student for the research effort. It covers the principles of research, discusses alternative philosophies of research and describes a disciplined procedural approach to the research effort. The course results in a well documented research approach including some preliminary findings in the topical area.

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods

This advanced course is designed to guide the student toward a well defined research topic as the focus of the dissertation effort. The course results in a detailed research methodology suitable to guide the subsequent research.

7300 Series Doctoral-Level Seminar Courses

These seminars guide the student through an in-depth review of contemporary writings within the range of the candidate’s research focus. The result of this course is a comprehensive literature review reflecting the existing knowledge associated with the student’s area of research interest.

PhD Concentration Option Courses

The concentration course work assigned is unique to each student’s field of study. The courses are identified by the student in consultation with the supervising professor. Each course is selected to support the research effort, while providing the knowledge and insights required for mastery of the topical area of study.

DR 7900 Dissertation

The doctoral dissertation requires original research which adds to the body of knowledge in the field of study. It is a formal academic document reflecting the candidate’s thorough understanding of the topic studied. (12 Semester Hours)

Business Administration Department

PhD in Accounting

PhD in Banking and Finance

PhD in Business Administration

PhD in Economics

PhD in Financial Management

PhD in Human Resource Management

PhD in International Business

PhD in International Finance

PhD in International Management

PhD in International Marketing

PhD in Leadership

PhD in Management

PhD in Marketing

PhD in Organizational Behavior

PhD in Accounting

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation .........................................….       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .............................….      3

AC 7300 Seminar in Accounting .......................................…       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ....................................................      9

DR 7900 Dissertation .......................................................…..       12

Total semester credits required ..........................................        30

Academic Departments for PhD Programs

Business Administration

Computer Science

Education

Engineering

Environmental Management

History

International Studies

Languages

Mathematics

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration

Sociology

PhD in Banking and Finance

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

FA 7300 Seminar in Banking ................................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ....................................................      9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…       12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Business Administration

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ............................................…     3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods ...............................…     3

MG 7310 Seminar in Business Administration ....................…    3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ..........................................…    30

PhD in Economics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EC 7300 Seminar in Economics ............................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................….      12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Financial Management

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

FA 7310 Seminar in Financial Management ......................…      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Human Resource Management

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MG 7320 Seminar in Human Resource Management ...........       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................….      12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in International Business

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MG 7330 Seminar in International Business..........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in International Finance

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

FA 7320 Seminar in International Finance ...........................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30
PhD in International Management

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ............................................…     3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods ...............................…     3

MG 7340 Seminar in International Management .................…    3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in International Marketing

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MK 7310 Seminar in International Marketing .......................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Leadership

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MG 7350 Seminar in Leadership ............................................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Management

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MG 7300 Seminar in Management ........................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Marketing

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ............................................…     3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods ...............................…     3

MK 7300 Seminar in Marketing .............................................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30
PhD in Organizational Behavior

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MG 7360 Seminar in Organizational Behavior ......................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Business

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Computer Science Department

PhD in Computer Engineering

PhD in Computer Science

PhD in Information Technology

PhD in Management Information Systems

PhD in Software Engineering

PhD in Computer Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7310 Seminar in Computer Engineering.........................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Computer Science

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7300 Seminar in Computer Science ................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Information Technology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

AC 7300 Seminar in Information Technology ......................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Management Information Systems

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7330 Seminar in MIS ......................................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30


PhD in Software Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7340 Seminar in Software Engineering ........................….     3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Education Department

PhD in Adult Education

PhD in Education

PhD in Educational Administration

PhD in Education Technology

PhD in English as a Second Language

PhD in Adult Education

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7310 Seminar in Adult Education ...................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Education

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7300 Seminar in Education .............................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department ............................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................                                      30

PhD in Educational Administration

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7320 Seminar in Educational Administration .................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

 

PhD in Education Technology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7330 Seminar in Education Technology .........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in English as a Second Language

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7340 Seminar in TESOL .................................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department 9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Computer Science

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7300 Seminar in Computer Science ..............................…      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Information Technology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

AC 7300 Seminar in Information Technology ......................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Management Information Systems

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7330 Seminar in MIS ......................................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Software Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

CS 7340 Seminar in Software Engineering ..........................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Computer

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Education Technology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

ED 7330 Seminar in Education Technology .........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Education

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…       12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Engineering Department

PhD in Aeronautical Engineering

PhD in Agricultural Engineering

PhD in Chemical Engineering

PhD in Civil Engineering

PhD in Electrical Engineering

PhD in Industrial Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Petroleum Engineering

PhD in Aeronautical Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7310 Seminar in Aeronautical Engineering ....................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department .........................................................      9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................………………              12

Total semester credits required ............................................ ………….               30

PhD in Agricultural Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7320 Seminar in Agricultural Engineering .....................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department ............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7330 Seminar in Chemical Engineering .........................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the                 9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................….      12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Civil Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7340 Seminar in Civil Engineering .................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department ............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7350 Seminar in Electrical Engineering .........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department ............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Industrial Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7360 Seminar in Industrial Engineering .........................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department ............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EG 7370 Seminar in Mechanical Engineering ......................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Engineering Department ............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

 

Environmental Management Dept.

PhD in Environmental Economics

PhD in Environmental Impact Assessments

PhD in Environmental Law

PhD in Environmental Management

PhD in Environmental Science

PhD in Environmental Economics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EM 7310 Seminar in Environmental Economics ..................       3

 Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Environmental Management Department .................................. 9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Environmental Impact Assessments

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EM 7320 Seminar in Environmental Assessment .................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Environmental Management Department .................................. 9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Environmental Law

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EM 7330 Seminar in Environmental Law .............................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Environmental Management Department .................................. 9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Environmental Management

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EM 7300 Seminar in Environmental Management ...............       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Environmental Management Department .................................. 9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ......................................            30

PhD in Environmental Science

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EM 7340 Seminar in Environmental Science ........................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Environmental Management Department .................................. 9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

History Department

PhD in American History

PhD in Asian History

PhD in European History

PhD in History

PhD in World History

PhD in American History

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

HI 7310 Seminar in American History.................................         3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the History

Department ...........................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Asian History

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

HI 7320 Seminar in Asian History .......................................         3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the History

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in European History

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

HI 7330 Seminar in European History ...............................…       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the History

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in History

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

HI 7300 Seminar in History ..............................................…..      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the History

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in World History

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

HI 7340 Seminar in World History ...................................….       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the History

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

 International Studies Department

PhD in International Diplomacy

PhD in International Political Strategy

PhD in International Relations

PhD in Regional Studies

PhD in International Diplomacy

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

IR 7310 Seminar in International Diplomacy ......................         3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

International Studies Department ..............................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in International Political Strategy

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

IR 7320 Seminar in Political Strategy ................................…      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

International Studies Department ..............................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

IR 7300 Seminar in International Relations .......................…      3

PhD in Regional Studies

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

IR 7330 Seminar in Regional Studies ................................….      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

International Studies Department ..............................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Languages Department

PhD in English

PhD in Language Applications

PhD in Linguistics

PhD in English

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EN 7300 Seminar in English .................................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Languages Department ..............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Language Applications

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EN 7310 Seminar in Language Applications ........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Languages Department ..............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Linguistics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

EN 7320 Seminar in Linguistics ............................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Languages Department ..............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Mathematics Department

PhD in Applied Mathematics

PhD in Financial Mathematics

PhD in Mathematics

PhD in Applied Mathematics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MA 7310 Seminar in Applied Mathematics ...........................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Mathematics Department ...........................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MA 7320 Seminar in Financial Mathematics .........................     3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Mathematics Department ...........................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Mathematics

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

MA 7300 Seminar in Mathematics .........................................      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Mathematics Department ...........................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Political Science Department

PhD in Political Analysis

PhD in Political Science

PhD in Political Analysis

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PO 7310 Seminar in Political Analysis .................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Political

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Political Science

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PO 7300 Seminar in Political Science ...................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Political

Science Department ...................................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Psychology Department

PhD in Applied Psychology

PhD in Child Psychology

PhD in Counseling Psychology

PhD in Educational Psychology

PhD in Industrial Psychology

PhD in Psychology

PhD in Applied Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7310 Seminar in Applied Psychology ..............................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Psychology Department ...........................................................     9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................….      12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Child Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7320 Seminar in Child Psychology .................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Psychology Department .............................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Counseling Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7330 Seminar in Counseling Psychology .....................….      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the

Psychology Department ............................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Public Administration Department

PhD in Federal Government

PhD in Local and State Government

PhD in Public Administration

PhD in Federal Government

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PA 7310 Seminar in Federal Government ............................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Public

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................….      12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Local and State Government

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PA 7320 Seminar in Local and State Government .............…      3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Public

Administration Department ......................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Public Administration

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PA 7300 Seminar in Public Administration ..........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Public

Administration Department .......................................................   9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Sociology Department

PhD in Developmental Studies

PhD in Clinical Sociology

PhD in Sociology

PhD in Developmental Studies

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

SO 7310 Seminar in Developmental Studies ........................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Sociology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

Ph.D. in Clinical Sociology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

SO 7320 Seminar in Clinical Sociology ...............................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Sociology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation ...........................................................         12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Sociology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

SO 7300 Seminar in Sociology .............................................        3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Sociology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Educational Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7340 Seminar in Educational Psychology ....................…       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Psychology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…..     12

Total semester credits required ............................................      30

PhD in Industrial Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7350 Seminar in Industrial Psychology ........................…     

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Psychology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................…...    12

Total semester credits required ..........................................…    30

PhD in Psychology

Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)

DR 7100 Research Preparation ..............................................       3

DR 7200 Advanced Research Methods .................................       3

PS 7300 Seminar in Psychology ............................................       3

Concentration Options (9 semester hours)

Any three appropriate graduate courses offered in the Psychology

Department ................................................................................    9

DR 7900 Dissertation .........................................................……   12

Total semester credits required ..........................................…    30

 

General Education Course Descriptions

All courses are three (3) semester hours unless otherwise noted.

 

AN 1010 Introduction to Anthropology

Introduces the student to the study of mankind in the context of society and environment. Reviews historic and contemporary findings, while highlighting the approaches and techniques applied in the research.

 

AN 1210 Introduction to American Culture

This course is designed to familiarize non-American students with the traditions, mores, arts, entertainment and foods of modern American culture, with particular emphasis on the dialect, dress and modes of thinking in the American West. This course introduces the student to the American experience.

 

AR 1010 Introduction to Art History I

This is a freshman level course designed to help one have a better understanding of the aim of art history, the classification categories of history, the esthetic categories, specialized categories, and terms of art history. This course deals primarily, but not exclusively, with architecture, sculpture, painting, related arts, the ancient world, the middle ages and the world beyond Europe. Students should next enroll in AR 1020.

 

AR 1020 Introduction to Art History II

A continuation of Art History I. The subjects of architecture, sculpture and painting continue to be explored. Style and stylistic change, artist and artistic terms are some of the topics covered. Incorporated into this course are the Renaissance, the baroque and rococo, the modern and post-modern periods. AR 1010 required.

 

BI 1010 Introduction to Biology I

This introduction to the life sciences covers the history and modern findings in the science of biology. The student will learn about the science of living organisms and will gain insights into the scientific method. Student should enroll in BI 1020 the following semester.

 

BI 1020 Introduction to Biology II

This course continues the introduction to the life sciences and covers the history and modern findings in the science of biology. The student will learn about the science of living organisms and will gain insights into the scientific method. BI 1010 required.


CH 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I

Provides a broad review of chemistry principles in both inorganic and organic systems and applications. Includes the periodic table, chemical reactions, atomic theory and modern applications of chemistry in everyday life. Students should enroll in CH 1020 the following semester.

 

CH 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II

This is the second of two courses which introduce the student to the principles and science of chemistry. CH 1010 required.

 

 

 

 

EN 1010 English Composition

This course is a freshman-level English composition course. Students will be expected to competently express themselves via the written word, show a basic understanding of grammatical usage, and apply basic reference skills.

 

EN 1210 American Spoken English

This course will help the student master the intricacies of American speech. The course concentrates on modern idioms, phonemes, dialectical speech patterns and pronunciation. Available On-Campus only.

 

EN 1220 English Expository Writing

This course will help the student gain proficiency in expository writing. The concentration is on basic writing techniques, forms and logical argument. Completion of this course should allow the student to perform the types of writing necessary for success in all fields of academic endeavor.

 

FR 1010 Elementary French

For students with no previous French. Conversational French using oral techniques with reading and writing drills. Stresses comprehension, structure, and cultural awareness.

 

GE 1010 Elementary German

For students with no previous German. Conversational German using oral techniques  with reading and writing drills. Stresses comprehension, structure, and cultural awareness.

 

GL 1010 Introduction to Geology

This course provides the student with the insights needed to gain an understanding of geology from the perspective of a geologist. It covers the terminology, techniques, approaches and current findings in the field of geology.

 

GO 1010 Introduction to World Geography

This course will present to the student the major regional areas of the world and discuss integration of the human and physical phenomena that produce the distinctive spatial and physical characteristics (locational, economic, political, and social) of the world and emerging global communities.

 

HI 1010 Introduction to World History

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various circumstances by which European civilization evolved. The course covers topics such as: city and rural life; empires, monarchies and republics; pre and post industrialization; societies in which labor was organized through markets, serfdom, and slavery; and non-Christian religions, as well as the major forms of Christianity in action.

 

HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities I

Considers the scope and methodology of social sciences. Topics include appreciation of art; the nature of observation in social sciences; and the role of value in social sciences. Student should enroll in HU 1020 the following semester.

 

HU 1020 Introduction to Humanities II

A continuation of the Introduction to Humanities. HU1010 required.

IR 1010 Introduction to International Relations

Learn the basic principles, processes and problems of the international political system. Draw upon lessons from the past to address contemporary political situations in today’s global environment.

MA 2010 Intermediate Algebra

This continuation of Elementary Algebra addresses: functions and graphing, lines, parabolas and systems, matrix algebra and an introduction to probability and statistics. MA 1010 required.

MA 2060 Introduction to Business Math

This course introduces students to the concepts, techniques and application of mathematical procedures to practical business problems. Emphasis is on the practical considerations of using mathematical approaches to support decision making in modern organizations. The course will cover a wide range of math applications used in business environments.

MA 2080 Discrete Mathematics

This course introduces the student to selected finite mathematics topics that apply to the study of computer science. Topics include: sets, relations, functions, matrices, graphs, trees, and Boolean Algebra. MA 2010 pre-requisite.

 

PH 1010 Introduction to Philosophy

This course is an introduction to the discipline of philosophy. Because it is an introductory course, it focuses on a variety of philosophies and philosophers. Some students will no doubt be familiar with one or two of the philosophers to be studied. The topics covered in this course encompass every aspect of life. The student should spend time thinking about the “how” and the ”why” questions of our lives.

PS 1010 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental areas of psychology, including personality, motivation, intelligence, behavior, perception and learning, and human development.

PY 1010 Introduction to Physics

An introduction to the physical world providing the student with insights into classical mechanics, gravitation, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics and contemporary topics in modern physics.

 

SO 1010 Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introduction to the discipline of sociology which is the study of human social behavior and human societies. This course is designed to identify basic concepts and characteristics of human societies and cultures; develop a sociological insight into the relationship between the individual and society; provide an overview of the basic social institutions of family, education, the economy, work, and political life.

 

SP 1010 Elementary Spanish

A college level introduction to Spanish language and culture. Students will learn to understand and communicate with Spanish speakers and they will also study Spanish culture, traditions and values.

 

Business Administration Course Descriptions

All courses are three (3) semester hours unless otherwise noted.

AC 1010 Introduction to Accounting I

This course is an introduction to the basics of accounting. It is designed to summarize the basic nature of the accounting profession; define and apply financial and managerial accounting terms; analyze, record and report transactions for service and merchandising businesses; and summarize basic financial and managerial accounting concepts and principles. Students should enroll in AC 1020 the following semester.

AC 2010 Introduction to Accounting II

This course is a continuation to the basics of accounting. This course is designed to analyze, record and report transactions for service, merchandising and manufacturing businesses; explore the accounting implications for partnership and corporations; use cost information to support operating decisions and strategic decisions regarding products, customers and technology; and summarize basic financial and managerial accounting concepts and principles. AC 1010 required.

CM 2200 Computers in Business

This course is designed to give selection background in both computer needs and software. Hands-on use of software programs will be stressed to provide students with exposure to the most commonly used office programs.

EC 1010 Introduction to Macro Economics

This course introduces the business student to principles essential to understanding  basic macro economic problems, specific macro economic issues and the policy alternatives available for dealing with them. The student will gain an understanding of broad economic factors affecting the global economy. Students should enroll in EC 1020 the following semester.

EC 1020 Introduction to Micro Economics

As a companion course to Macro Economics, this course is designed to introduce the student to the principles essential to understanding basic micro economic problems, specific micro economic issues and the policy alternatives available for dealing with them. EC 1010 required.

EC 3200 Economic Analysis

This course provides an overview of economic theories: their strengths and weaknesses. The focus is upon the impact of economics forces on the choices we make. EC 1020 required.

FA 2400 Essentials of Finance

This course reviews the many dimensions of financial management. The text merges theory with practice from the perspectives of both large and small businesses. Emphasis is placed upon valuation rather than balance sheet approaches. Key topics include marginal analysis, cash flows, the creation of value and financial markets and instructions.

FA 4160 Financial Management

This course reviews the many dimensions of financial management. The text merges theory with practice from the perspectives of both large and small businesses. Key topics include marginal analysis, cash flows, the creation of value and financial markets and institutions.

FA 4270 Cost Accounting

An introductory investigation of fundamental principles of managerial cost accounting,  such as accumulation and reporting of accounting information for product costing and standard costing, as well as information and processes useful in planning, decision making and control activities. AC 1020 required.

FA 4320 Financial Accounting

This course provides the students with the basics of financial accounting so they can use financial and nonfinancial information in business decisions. The course is directed toward business and management students who will read, analyze and interpret financial statements and internal managerial documents to gather information for decision- making. AC 1020 required.

FA 4880 Special Topics in Accounting

A course which focuses upon selected topics in accounting of special interest to the student. Students will conduct assigned projects to gain in-depth understanding of particular areas of accounting. AC 1020 required.

FA 4410 Principles of Auditing

This course examines the theories, principles and practices used in the conduct of financial audits. AC 1020 required.

FA 6150 Investment Management

Primary course concentration will include the nature of investing, investment characteristics, investment alternatives, and investment attributes. Also, this course will cover real estate investment, stocks, stock analysis, discussion of market indicators, and investment strategy.

FA 6160 Advanced Financial Management

This course assumes the student has a background of knowledge which includes the finance function in business and the techniques of financial analysis. The course will present the student with the unique role of financial management which relates both to the company as an operating entity and to the interest of the owners in the results of the operation. FA 4160 required.

FA 6170 Credit Management

This course reviews the many dimensions of credit for both consumers and businesses. The text merges theory with practice from the perspectives of both lenders and borrowers. Emphasis is placed upon the philosophy, procedures, and responsibilities of credit transactions in a wide variety of situations.

 

FA 6180 Seminar in Finance

A consideration of financial concepts in the global business environment. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the various financial systems which affect the operations of business firms. This course requires an independent research effort by the student resulting in a comprehensive report on financial issues prevalent in today’s business environment. FA 6160 required.

FA 6210 Advanced Accounting

The course focuses on special accounting problems relating to the preparation of combined and consolidated financial statements for accounting entities with branch offices and with subsidiaries, both domestic and foreign. Further, partnership accounting, installment sales, accounting for accounting entities under receivership, and accounting for estates and trusts will be considered. AC 1020 required.

FA 6220 Advanced Cost Accounting

Study of advanced aspects of cost accounting including budgeting, standard costs and cost and profit analysis for decision-making purposes. FA 4270 required.

FA 6280 Seminar in Accounting

Addresses accounting practices in both domestic and global business entities. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of how accounting systems affect the operations of modern businesses. This course requires an independent research effort by the student resulting in a comprehensive report on contemporary accounting practices. FA 6210 required.

FA 6300 Accounting Information Systems

This is a seminar course covering the conceptual framework underlying selected  accounting systems. The specific systems studied are based on the interest and background of enrolled students. Also included are the securities and Exchange Commission regulations, federal income tax rules, and other foreign systems. FA 6150 required

FA 6610 Banking Operations Management

This course covers the many and varied aspects of banking operations management. It includes: government regulations, organization and structure, financial transactions, funds management, bank service provision and loan management. FA 6170 required.

FA 6630 Risk Management

This course reviews the various aspects of managing financial risk. The focus is upon the practical elements of risk management as applied in today’s economic environment. FA 6150 required.

FA 6810 Finance & Accounting for Executives

This course provides the student with the insights and approaches needed to gain an  understanding of financial statements from the perspective of the senior executive and presents analysis techniques to help with executive-level decision making. FA 4320 required.

MG 2010 Introduction To Business

This course provides a detailed introduction to concepts, methods, activities and philosophy of business in the world today. It covers contemporary trends in business, while introducing the student to the language, principles and environment of business.

MG 3110 Business Law

This course introduces U. S. business law through a brief look at: how the law developed; the legal system in the United States; court systems; criminal and civil law. The course covers important areas of business law, such as contracts, sales, commercial paper, agency and employment law, business organizations, property, and bailment.

MG 4020 Total Quality Management

This course introduces students to the concepts, philosophy and application of Total Quality Management (TQM) in today’s work place. Emphasis is on the practical considerations of implementing and sustaining TQM in modern organizations. The course will compare and contrast traditional management techniques with those used by modern practitioners of Total Quality Management.

MG 4030 Leadership

This course is designed to help students acquire a feel for how leadership is practiced, while gaining insight and information to enhance their own leadership skills. A number of self-assignments are provided to help the student to achieve the maximum personal and professional growth from this course.

MG 4040 International Management

This course introduces students to the challenges and opportunities facing managers in today’s international work place. Emphasis is upon the practical considerations of successfully managing global operations. The course will cover the global management philosophy, highlight the functional tools of international managers and illustrate effective approaches to international management.

MG 4080 Business Communications

A course in the development of skills in originating both written and oral communication within the business context. Emphasis is upon the application of written and oral communications.

MG 4110 Small Business Management

This course covers the theory and practice of managing a small business in the U.S.A. Emphasis is upon the practical considerations of starting, growing and sustaining a profitable small business. The course will tie together the many considerations facing the business owner including: planning, start-up issues, marketing, human resource management, financing, daily operations and legal concerns.

MG 4150 Management of Training

This course reviews the process of training in a business setting, developing the student’s understanding of how training programs support and enhance the philosophy and goals of the business in addition to improving and developing skills in employees. It also acquaints the student with methods and principles used in adult training programs.

MG 4180 Production Management

This course provides an introduction to the field of production and operations management. It is designed to highlight the practical and applied techniques which can improve the organization’s quality and productivity. The course draws upon the student’s knowledge of accounting, science, mathematics, management and statistics.

MG 4200 Organizational Behavior

This course introduces students to contemporary principles of organizational behavior. It focuses on the importance of human dynamics in modern organizations. The course covers individual behavior, group processes and organizational dynamics fromboth the management and employees’ perspectives.

MG 4300 Business Ethics

The student will examine a variety of approaches to ethical behavior in the business environment. Emphasis is placed upon ethical issues related to employee behavior, employee relations, consumer relations and between the corporation and society. Extensive use is made of case analyses, current events and individual research to help the student achieve the educational objectives of this course.

MG 4410 Principles of Management

This course introduces students to contemporary principles of management. Emphasis is upon the practical considerations of planning, organizing, decision making, leading and controlling in modern organizations. The course covers each managerial function in detail, while illustrating historic perspectives and today’s approach to management.

MG 4420 Business Policy and Strategy

A series of business cases and materials dealing with a variety of problems confronting general management. These cases were selected to illustrate the major areas of managerial concern: • Environmental opportunities and constraints; • Formulation of business policy; • Organization for business activities.

MG 4980 BBA Capstone Course Project

A capstone project requiring the student to integrate all that has been learned into a major project of the student’s choice. (6 semester hours)

MG 5060 Communications In Management

This course focuses on communication skills critical to success in today’s professional work environment. Emphasis is placed upon global communications, work place diversity, business etiquette, communication technology and interpersonal communication skills for managers and leaders.

MG 5120 Organizational Development

The student will study the perspectives, historical background, methodology and theoretical framework for human behavior in organizations. Particular attention is placed upon organizational dynamics, environmental factors, management issues, technology, design, culture and organizational change.

MG 5130 Re-engineering Management

This course introduces students to the principles and methods of re-engineering in modern organizations. Emphasis is upon identification of fundamental issues, management requirements and work force involvement. The common pitfalls of re-engineering will be analyzed, as will management actions most important to success.

MG 5580 International Business

This course focuses on the language, concepts, principles, environments and practices of

international business today. It covers the environments of international business, the importance of international organizations, business forces in effect internationally and the principles of managing in the international environment.

MG 6010 Strategic Management

This course will enable the student to understand high level business decisions based on competitive pressures, global marketplace concepts and availability of resources such as personnel, finances, plant and equipment capabilities and raw materials.The class will also focus on corporate structures and how to develop solid business plans.

MG 6030 Seminar in Leadership

This course guides the student toward an in-depth understanding of the factors, traits, behaviors and attributes associated with effective leadership in today’s work environment. The student will review current literature in the field and write a comprehensive report on the topic. MG 4030 required

MG 6060 Organizational Staffing

Examines one of the key responsibilities of the Human Resource Manager: staffing. Recruitment, evaluation, hiring and release are covered, as well as determination of staffing levels.

MG 6080 Human Resource Management

This course in Human Resource Management is designed to give the student insights into how to develop comprehensive guidelines, procedures and policies for application in modern business, industry and public sector organizations.

MG 6090 Compensation & Benefits Management

An integral aspect of effective Human Resources Management is determination of realistic compensation rates and benefit packages. This course addresses those issues in a practical, applied manner drawing upon both classical and contemporary approaches to this complex subject.

MG 6100 Management Information Systems

This course provides an understanding of the concept of information systems, especially the idea of systems analysis. It covers computer software, hardware, terminology and communications systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the system concept of information technology to practical organizational situations.

MG 6150 Advanced Training Management

A graduate course designed to help the student gain a greater understanding of training theories, principles and practices with emphasis on practical application of contemporary techniques.

MG 6180 Seminar in Quality Management

This course guides the student toward an in-depth understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of quality management in modern organizations. The student will review current literature in the field of quality management and write a comprehensive report on the topic.

MG 6200 Globalization of Business

This course focuses on how businesses become and remain international in scope. It covers the philosophy, concepts and principles of managing international enterprises, both large and small. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate the issues faced and approaches used by global companies.

MG 6250 Seminar In International Leadership

In this course the will gain an in-depth understanding of the factors, traits, behaviors and attributes associated with effective leadership in the global environment. The student will review current literature in the field of international leadership and write a comprehensive report on the topic.

MG 6280 Seminar in International Business

Addresses marketing, management, and financial concepts within and between foreign environments. The student will review current literature in the field of international business and write a comprehensive report on the topic. MG 5580 required.

MG 6380 Seminar in Management

This course is designed to guide the student toward an in-depth understanding of current thinking about management principles and techniques. The student will research current literature in the field of management resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic. MG 4410 required.

MG 6510 Business Forecasting

A review of the various techniques used in business organizations to forecast future conditions. It covers both qualitative and quantitative methods of forecasting.

MG 6900 Business Research Methods

This course deals with research methods applied to business situations. It explores typical research problems including: problem statements, data collection, analysis of data, experimental design, scientific thinking, statistical methods, and ethics.

MG 6980 MBA Capstone Course Project

A capstone experience requiring the student to integrate all that has been learned during his or her course of study into a major project of the student’s choice. (6 semester credit hours

MG 6990 MBA Thesis

This course covers the Masters thesis for the Master of Business Administration degree. The research topic will be selected by the student and approved by his or her academic committee. The thesis effort applies research outcomes to a business-related topic. (6 semester credit hours)

MK 2050 Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to marketing covering marketplace, market analysis, the marketing mix and topics such as consumer behavior, market influences, market research, product, price and marketing plans.

MK 4210 Principles of Marketing

This course provides a basic foundation in marketing as well as insights into contemporary marketing applications. Exposure to marketing terms and concepts and integration of these terms and concepts into a “marketing focused thought process,” will

enable the student to develop a practical marketing plan from inception to successful conclusion. MK 2050 required.

MK 4230 Retail Management

This course provides the student with the insights and skills needed to gain an understanding of Retail Management from the perspective of the modern retailer.

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals

This course provides a basic foundation in advertising fundamentals as well as insights  into contemporary advertising applications. Exposure to advertising terms and concepts and integration of these terms and concepts into an advertising philosophy will enable the student to develop a practical approach to advertising in today’s business environment.

MK 4260 Introduction to Marketing Research

An introduction to methods and principles of investigation and analysis used in making marketing decisions, from product development to channel decisions, to advertising decisions. Included in this course are surveys in the methodology of planning studies, proposing studies, gathering data, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting results.

MK 4510 Managing Customer Service

This course provides a detailed look at how customer service is effectively managed in today’s business environment. The focus is upon the service process and its three  supporting elements: strategy, design and delivery.

MK 5200 International Marketing

The purpose of this course is to enable the students to achieve an overview and understanding of international marketing as a managerial challenge. Emphasis is upon international environmental analysis, international marketing issues and their implications.

MK 5520 Service Quality Improvement

This course reviews approaches to quality improvement in service industries. The focus is upon the service delivery process and all its supporting elements. The course ties together concepts from Total Quality Management, Re-engineering Management, Production Management and Management Information Systems.

MK 5530 Customer Support Systems

This course provides a detailed look at how today’s leading businesses provide customers with the ultimate in support services. The text looks at best practices in service, use of technology, measurement, process improvement, and work force management. The focus is upon identifying practical, proven approaches to delivering superior service quality.

MK 6210 Marketing Research

This course examines research methods to supply marketing information pertaining to the: assessment of the nature of demand; assessment of the extent of demand; marketing program development; the monitoring of marketing performance. MK 4260 required.

MK 6220 Advanced Marketing Management

This course examines the marketing system, relationship with the socioeconomic system and reciprocal influences affecting the management of marketing. It studies the trends in the structure of marketing institutions, processes and practices. Consideration will be given to customer attributes, behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure, and promotion. MK 4210 required.

MK 6250 Advertising Management

This course investigates the development of effective advertising plans. It studies the development of advertising tracking systems, evaluation of the results derived from the tracking systems, and the process and decisions required to refocus advertising to achieve desired results. MK 4250 required.

MK 6280 Seminar in Marketing

This course is designed to guide the student toward an in-depth understanding of contemporary approaches to marketing principles and techniques. The student will research current literature in the field of marketing resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic. MK 6210 required

MK 6310 Brand Marketing

A course examining how marketers use brand names and brand recognition to produce sales.

MK 6580 Seminar in Service Management

This course guides the advanced student toward an in-depth understanding of the service management process. The student will research current literature in the field of service management resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic.

QM 4100 Quantitative Methods for Business

This course provides a comprehensive overview of quantitative mathematical techniques as applied to business situations. It provides the student with a solid mathematical foundation for use in analyzing typical business problems. Areas covered include: Finance, operations, decision making, break-even analysis, probability distributions and production issues.

MG 6150 Advanced Training Management

A graduate course designed to help the student gain a greater understanding of training theories, principles and practices with emphasis on practical application of contemporary techniques.

MG 6180 Seminar in Quality Management

This course guides the student toward an in-depth understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of quality management in modern organizations. The student will review current literature in the field of quality management and write a comprehensive report on the topic.

MG 6200 Globalization of Business

This course focuses on how businesses become and remain international in scope. It covers the philosophy, concepts and principles of managing international enterprises, both large and small. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate the issues faced and approaches used by global companies.

MG 6250 Seminar In International Leadership

In this course the will gain an in-depth understanding of the factors, traits, behaviors and attributes associated with effective leadership in the global environment. The student will review current literature in the field of international leadership and write a comprehensive report on the topic.

MG 6280 Seminar in International Business

Addresses marketing, management, and financial concepts within and between foreign environments. The student will review current literature in the field of international business and write a comprehensive report on the topic. MG 5580 required.

MG 6380 Seminar in Management

This course is designed to guide the student toward an in-depth understanding of current thinking about management principles and techniques. The student will research current literature in the field of management resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic. MG 4410 required.

MG 6510 Business Forecasting

A review of the various techniques used in business organizations to forecast future conditions. It covers both qualitative and quantitative methods of forecasting.

MG 6900 Business Research Methods

This course deals with research methods applied to business situations. It explores  typical research problems including: problem statements, data collection, analysis of data, experimental design, scientific thinking, statistical methods, and ethics.

MG 6980 MBA Capstone Course Project

A capstone experience requiring the student to integrate all that has been learned during his or her course of study into a major project of the student’s choice. (6 semester credit hours)

MG 6990 MBA Thesis

This course covers the Masters thesis for the Master of Business Administration degree. The research topic will be selected by the student and approved by his or her academic committee. The thesis effort applies research outcomes to a business-related topic. (6 semester credit hours)

MK 2050 Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to marketing covering marketplace, market analysis, the marketing mix and topics such as consumer behavior, market influences, market research, product, price and marketing plans.

MK 4210 Principles of Marketing

This course provides a basic foundation in marketing as well as insights into contemporary marketing applications. Exposure to marketing terms and concepts and integration of these terms and concepts into a “marketing focused thought process,” will enable the student to develop a practical marketing plan from inception to successful conclusion. MK 2050 required.

MK 4230 Retail Management

This course provides the student with the insights and skills needed to gain an understanding of Retail Management from the perspective of the modern retailer.

MK 4250 Advertising Fundamentals

This course provides a basic foundation in advertising fundamentals as well as insights into contemporary advertising applications. Exposure to advertising terms and concepts and integration of these terms and concepts into an advertising philosophy will enable the student to develop a practical approach to advertising in today’s business environment.

MK 4260 Introduction to Marketing Research

An introduction to methods and principles of investigation and analysis used in making marketing decisions, from product development to channel decisions, to advertising decisions. Included in this course are surveys in the methodology of planning studies, proposing studies, gathering data, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting results.

MK 4510 Managing Customer Service

This course provides a detailed look at how customer service is effectively managed in today’s business environment. The focus is upon the service process and its three supporting elements: strategy, design and delivery.

MK 5200 International Marketing

The purpose of this course is to enable the students to achieve an overview and understanding of international marketing as a managerial challenge. Emphasis is upon international environmental analysis, international marketing issues and their implications.

MK 5520 Service Quality Improvement

This course reviews approaches to quality improvement in service industries. The focus is upon the service delivery process and all its supportingelements. The course ties together concepts from Total Quality Management, Re-engineering Management, Production Management and Management Information Systems.

MK 5530 Customer Support Systems

This course provides a detailed look at how today’s leading businesses provide customers with the ultimate in support services. The text looks at best practices in service, use of technology, measurement, process improvement, and work force management. The focus is upon identifying practical, proven approaches to delivering superior service quality.

MK 6210 Marketing Research

This course examines research methods to supply marketing information pertaining to the: assessment of the nature of demand; assessment of the extent of demand; marketing program development; the monitoring of marketing performance. MK 4260 required.

MK 6220 Advanced Marketing Management

This course examines the marketing system, relationship with the socioeconomic system and reciprocal influences affecting the management of marketing. It studies the trends in the structure of marketing institutions, processes and practices. Consideration will be given to customer attributes, behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure, and promotion. MK 4210 required.

MK 6250 Advertising Management

This course investigates the development of effective advertising plans. It studies the development of advertising tracking systems, evaluation of the results derived from the tracking systems, and the process and decisions required to refocus advertising to achieve desired results. MK 4250 required.

MK 6280 Seminar in Marketing

This course is designed to guide the student toward an in-depth understanding of contemporary approaches to marketing principles and techniques. The student will research current literature in the field of marketing resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic. MK 6210 required

MK 6310 Brand Marketing

A course examining how marketers use brand names and brand recognition to produce sales.

MK 6580 Seminar in Service Management

This course guides the advanced student toward an in-depth understanding of the service management process. The student will research current literature in the field of service management resulting in a comprehensive report on the topic.

QM 4100 Quantitative Methods for Business

This course provides a comprehensive overview of quantitative mathematical techniques as applied to business situations. It provides the student with a solid mathematical foundation for use in analyzing typical business problems. Areas covered include: Finance, operations, decision making, break-even analysis, probability distributions and production issues. 

Computer science course descriptions

CS 4030 Modeling and Simulation

Introduces students to the basic concepts and methods for using computers to model various real world systems. The student will be exposed to various mathematical techniques used to develop simulations on computers. MA 2080 and CS 2040 pre-requisites.

CS 4040 Object-Oriented Programming

This introduction to programming using C++ for its object-oriented features will include structures, file input/output, data abstraction, classes (constructors, destructors, data members, member functions), operator overloading, inheritance, virtual functions, polymorphism, and templates. CS 2040 pre-requisite.

CS 4060 Computer Networks

Course provides the student with an understanding of the hardware required to create local and wide-area networks to include routers, servers, workstations and interface cards. This includes the theory of packets, error detection and correction, and other concepts related to network communications. CS 3130 pre-requisite.

CS 4150 Computer Architecture

Course provides the student with basic understanding of digital logic, digital systems, data representation, memory system organization and architecture, and an introduction to assembly language. CS 1000 and CS 2050 pre-requisite.

CS 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project

A capstone project for the Bachelor of Science degree student requiring the integration of all that has been learned into a project of the student’s choice. (6 credit hours)

CS 5010 Computer Network Management

Detailed communications systems will be covered in depth. Packet switching networks, local area networks, satellite systems, the open systems interconnect (OSI) reference model, and the development of communications software. CS 4060 pre-requisite.

CS 5020 Computer Architecture

Study of pipe-lined Central Processing Unit (CPU) design, vector programming, cache memory design and evaluation, and other state-of-the-art design concepts. Topics to be covered are the design and analysis of instruction set processors, memory management, paging, segmentation, I/O system design, multi-processors, networks, high level language computers, and object based architecture. CS 4150 pre-requisite.

CS 5030 Software Engineering

Course is based on students performing research into several topical areas to include: System specifications and design, System testing and verification, Software environments and tools. CS 3020 pre-requisite.

CS 5050 Operating Systems

This course provides the students with research into distributed operating systems, system reliability, performance, evaluation and modeling concepts. Topics include: process management, memory management, and input/out management. CS 2050 pre-requisite.

CS 5070 Algorithm Analysis

This course reviews various types of searching, sorting, and file access algorithms for correctness and performance. CS 2040 pre-requisite.

CS 5080 Database Design and Organization

This course provides an advanced look at modern database systems and addresses the issues of inter-operability, environmental bonding, and object modeling techniques. Included is a review of management concepts required to oversee these new systems. CS 2060 pre-requisite.

CS 5090 Programming Languages

This course covers characteristics and features of modern programming languages. Topics include: control and data structures, variable types, type checking, object oriented programming, graphics, internet capability, and applications. CS 3050 pre-requisite.

CS 6040 Web Site Development and Management

Topics will include but not limited to: getting your web site listed and getting the most exposure, E-Commerce and credit card security, free advertising versus paid, buying a domain name, and marketing online. CS 2020 pre-requisite.

CS 6070 Compiler Theory

The student will learn principles of compiler construction and operation. Topics will include: lexical analysis, symbol tables, parsing, type checking, optimization, and memory management. CS 5070 pre-requisite.

CS 6220 Computer Performance Analysis

This course focuses on improving the performance of computer systems. Topics will include: optimizing programming languages/compilers, improving operating systems throughput, and increasing productivity. CS 5020 and CS 5050 pre-requisites.

CS 6230 Software Testing and Validation

This course will cover various topics in software testing and quality assurance. Topics will include: various types of software testing, establishing testing specifications, and testing tools. CS 5030 pre-requisite.

CS 6250 Formal Language Theory

Study of formal languages, automata, algorithm design, complexity classes, compatibility, process coordination, algorithms for artificial intelligence, and correctness. CS 5070 pre-requisite.

CS 6980 Graduate Capstone Course Project

A capstone project requiring the student to integrate all that has been learned into a project of the student’s choice. (6 semester hours)

CS 6990 Graduate Thesis

Required for those students proceeding on to the Ph.D. in computer Science. This course covers the Masters thesis for the Master of Science in Computer Science degree. The research topic will be selected by the student and approved by his or her AcademicAdvisor/Program Manager. The thesis effort applies research outcomes to a computer science-related topic. (6 semester credit hours)

Master of Education Course Descriptions 

The purpose of the advanced degree program in education is to prepare people for positions of leadership in professional education. The program emphasizes development of the breadth of understanding and the acquisition of knowledge in the areas of adult education and educational leadership. The program is sufficiently flexible to meet a broad range of professional needs.

ED 5010 Adult Education in America

This course is an introduction to the similarities and differences between the four predominate types of post-secondary education institutions in the United States of America, with an emphasis on the administration and organization of these institutional

types. It is designed to give students a broad view of administrative/managerial functions, and to assist students in gaining a better grasp of the current patterns, issues and developments in college administration and organization. Differing types of colleges and universities will be considered as well as varied levels of academic and nonacademic administration.

ED 5020 Educational Systems Planning

This course provides an overview of educational systems planning. Educational leaders are expected to set strategic direction for their colleges and universities, and still deal with the day-to-day issues in efficient and effective ways. The course is designed to encourage systems thinking in future educational leaders; develop a model for planning that can be adapted to the future educational leader’s own institutions; and explore the five components of educational systems planning.

ED 5030 The Professorate

This course examines the contemporary faculty issues in post-secondary educational institutions from the prospective of both college administrators and faculty. Topics include assessment of faculty, faculty work load, evaluations, development activities, and academic freedom.

ED 5040 Educational Psychology

This course examines the psychology of education for college administrators and teachers. Topics include materials and principles from various areas of psychology (personality, human development, psychology of learning, etc.) Applied to the practical problems of teaching.

ED 5050 Educational Issues

This course examines contemporary issues in the administration of post-secondary education. Topics will be drawn from current issues in scholarly literature, and may include areas such as leadership and planning, environmental issues, minority issues, tenure, and academic freedom.

Information Technology Course Descriptions

All courses are three (3) semester hours unless otherwise noted.

IT 1000 Introduction to Information Technology

The role of computers in society with an introduction to computer applications. The student is introduced to the concepts and operations of a microcomputer including several typical software environments such as word processing, spread sheet accounting, and database systems. The history and impact of computing in society is covered.

IT 1020 E-Commerce Business and Technology

This course covers the impacts E-Commerce has on business, marketing, and computer technology. IT 1000 pre-requisite.

IT 1030 Computer Graphics for E-Commerce

This course introduces various topics in the area of computer graphics. The student will be exposed to various web sites to see how businesses use computer graphics to market their products. IT 1020 pre-requisite.

IT 2030 Desktop Publishing

This course introduces the student to the history of desktop publishing, practice proper publishing rules, and define terms. Introduces the basic procedures for creating publications with text formatting (i.e. text wrap) and integrating numerous forms of graphics. Projects will include numerous flyers, brochures, and special effects, and proper print formatting for commercial production. IT 1030 pre-requisite.

IT 2040 Multimedia

This course delves into multimedia and it’s affect on marketing. It covers the interface and characteristics of voice and video processing equipment, multimedia document architectures, media encoding/compression schemes, real-time scheduling of time critical multimedia documents, multimedia editors, current communication standards and software. The student will be exposed to various types of multimedia systems and how to use them in E-Commerce. IT1000 pre-requisite.

IT 4980 Undergraduate Capstone Course Project

A capstone project for the Bachelor of Science degree student requiring the integration of all that has been learned into a project of the student’s choice. (6 credit hours)

IT 5000 Software Project Management

Planning, scheduling, cost management of projects. Measuring progress, predicting success, controlling failure. Management tools and their use. Effectiveness and efficiency of software and personnel. Distributed software development. Quality control standards and practices.

IT 5010 Network Management

Detailed communications systems will be covered in depth. Packet switching networks, local area networks, satellite systems, the open systems interconnect (OSI) reference model, and the development of communications software.

IT 5020 Web Site Management

This course discusses the duties of a web master and management of a web site. Topics include: web site development, configuration management, testing, and quality assurance.

IT 5060 Advanced Topics in Information Technology

Content will vary to reflect current subjects in computer technology. Pursuit of interdisciplinary problems/concerns in the use of computers or study topics of interest within the industry.

IT 6000 Multimedia and E-Commerce

This course introduces the design principles of multimedia authoring and communication systems. It covers the interface and characteristics of voice and video processing equipment, multimedia document architectures, media encoding/ compression schemes, real-time scheduling of time critical multimedia documents, multimedia editors, current communication standards and software.

IT 6980 Graduate Capstone Course Project

A capstone course project requiring the student to integrate all that has been learned into a project of the student’s choice, worthy of 6 semester credits.

ED 5060 Educational Fiscal Planning and Finance

This course will examine the funding of post-secondary educational institutions. Topics will include federal and state funding, community and foundation influences, budgeting and its linkage to institutional planning, and the impact of technology on fiscal planning.

ED 5070 Educational Leadership

This course examines transformational leadership and its application to education. This course introduces Bass and Avail’s model of the Full Range of Leadership, which includes both transactional and transformational leadership scenarios. Through examination of this model, evaluates the “fit” of transformational leadership in educational settings.

ED 5090 Educational Change

Educational change has been described as a white water environment. This course will examine the impact of rapid and significant change on institutions of post-secondary education. Topics will include system stability, culture, empowerment, and resistance to change.

ED 5110 Curriculum Design

This course uses a case study of three land grant universities and their associated curriculum revitalization to probe curriculum design. Topics include determining the components of general education, learner outcomes, capstone courses, ethics, and writing across the curriculum.

ED 5120 Effective College Teaching

This course reviews the strategies, research and theories for college teachers. Topics covered include tips for getting started in a classroom, basic skills on lecturing, testing and grading, and the practical application of educational theory.

ED 5130 Organizational Behavior

This course examines the behavioral sciences and their approach to management and leadership. Academic leaders are often called upon to manage institutions with little training in the processes used to motivate people and manage processes. This course fills this training void by examining topics such as motivation and behavior, situational leadership, analysis of the environment, group dynamics, and planned change.

 

ED 5140 The Law and Higher Education

This course is an introduction to the law of higher education. American legal precepts in the areas of academic freedom, sex discrimination, environmental law, disabilities, and religious freedom are examined.

ED 5150 The Community College System

A review of the evolution and adaptation of American two-year colleges, from their start as junior colleges through their emergence as comprehensive educational systems. Topics include governance issues, faculty, student perspectives, developmental education, and community education.

ED 5160 Information Technology and Adult Education

This course examines the information revolution and its impact on adult education. Topics include the use of information technology as a force for change, use of discussion databases, distance education, the changing face of libraries, and the wired campuses of the future.

ED 5170 The College Department Chair

A look at the fundamental leadership building block of most colleges: the department chair. The chair is where 80% of institutional decisions are made. Topics include defining the roles and responsibilities of chairs, examining the chair as leader and the uses of power, reviewing the assessment and evaluation duties of chairs, and conceptualizing the future challenges facing chairs in the next decade.

ED 5180 Quantitative Research

This is the first of two courses that introduces the student to research methodologies. In this course, the student will examine quantitative research through the process of surveys. Topics include the rationale for surveying, the design of surveys, the collection of data, and the analysis of the data.

ED 5190 Case Studies in Higher Education

Ten cases are examined, which cover topics common to academic administrators. Students will examine the cases, which will vary by institutional type, constituencies, issues or tasks, and communication skills. As a program concluding effort, this course will provide the student with the opportunity to bring into practice the concepts learned in earlier courses.

ED 6000 Research Methodologies in the Field of Education

An introduction to the various types of research that an educational manager might use, both to conduct research, and to understand research by others in the field. Topics include research methodology; a comparison of quantitative, qualitative and mixed  method studies; and background for the graduate student to use for his or her own line of research.

ED 6980 MSED Capstone Course Project

As the final course of the Masters Degree, the student will develop a research paper on a topic of his or her own choice. The student will provide the rationale for the choice, the findings of fact and opinion for the given topic, and the implications of these findings on the future of adult education. (6 semester hours)

ED 6990 MSED Thesis

This course covers the Masters thesis for the Master of Science in Adult Education degree. The research topic will be selected by the student and approved by his or her academic committee. The thesis effort applies research outcomes to a Education-related topic. Recommended for students going on to a PhD (6 semester hours)