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Bachelor of Arts

Liberal Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts is structured along the lines of a traditional liberal arts education, providing broad integrative courses in three areas of the liberal arts: English, fine arts, and global humanities. The multidisciplinary nature of the degree allows the student to experience a diversity of perspectives on the human condition. The degree is designed to provide a firm foundation in our cultural heritage as well as to foster creativity among individuals. The degree also provides many opportunities to develop skills in artistic expression, writing, and critical thinking. It is intended that graduates of this degree will have the skills and knowledge base to thrive in graduate or professional school as well as in the modern economy.

Bachelor of Arts

Communications

      Option: Communication Arts*

    Option: Corporate Communications

    Option: Radio–Television

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications stresses competence in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills that will serve the student for a lifetime. Students also acquire specific knowledge and skills needed to function in a variety of career opportunities at broadcast facilities, corporations, and civic enterprises. Such endeavors include but are not limited to media production/talent, corporate management, marketing, advertising and public relations, sales, promotions, law school, ministry, human relations, public speaking, and corporate and civic leadership.

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Option: Medical/Molecular
Option: Environmental Conservation

The Bachelor of Science in Biology is founded on the traditional disciplines of botany, zoology, and genetics but extends into newer areas of study including molecular biology, conservation, and ecology.

The field of molecular and cellular biology is expanding rapidly as biotechnology explodes in the pure and applied areas.  This molecular biology program will prepare students to participate in this trend.  With recent completion of mapping the entire human genome, it is expected that molecular biologists will be in higher demand than ever before. A growing list of research establishments, such as medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and biotechnology companies will have increased need for scientists possessing molecular biology knowledge and skills. The use of such knowledge and skills is not limited to human research. Molecular biology careers also include fields such as plant biotechnology, animal breeding, food technology, forensic science, environmental biology, plant pathology, and wildlife management.

A four-year general biology degree in environmental conservation diverges from traditional wildlife and fisheries management programs that emphasize curriculum heavy in taxonomy and game management. Unique to this program is a curriculum that emphasizes statistics, environmental chemistry, ecological toxicology (contaminants and pollutants), and environmental conservation that addresses contemporary issues in ecosystem management, landscape ecology, and regional and global threats to biodiversity.

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

Option:  Accounting
Option:  Entrepreneurship
Option:  Human Resources Management
Option:  Management
Option:  Marketing*
 

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum is planned to maximize the educational experience of students choosing this major. Students entering the program as freshmen will earn 41 hours in general education, 18 hours of basic business, 24 hours in the upper division business core, and 21 hours in accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, management, or marketing. While completing these requirements, students may choose minors in areas other than business or complete their bachelor degrees by choosing elective courses. Students entering the program with previous college courses that do not count elsewhere will find the curriculum designed to be transfer-friendly with 19 elective hours.

The business administration major offers a choice of five options. The Accounting option is chosen by students who are interested in a career in accounting or a related occupation after they graduate. The Entrepreneurship option prepares students who wish to start their own business and partners business faculty with the RSU Innovation Center staff to provide the students with a realistic entrepreneurship experience. The Human Resources Management option is selected by students planning to work in some area of personnel either in the public or private sector of the economy. Management is the option chosen by those students wanting a broad-based study of business. The Marketing* option prepares students for employment in the broad area of marketing with emphasis on marketing strategy, the marketing mix, and emarketing.

The basic business courses and the upper-level business core assure that every student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is well grounded in business administration while the options of accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, management, and marketing allow the student to develop more specialized knowledge to pursue their focused interests.

Detailed information regarding the employment outlook for students choosing these options may be found by referring to two publications of the United States Department of Labor. These two publications are the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Bachelor of Science

Business Information Technology

Option: Software Development and Multimedia
Option: Computer Network Administration
Option: Telecommunications Foundations

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology degree is designed to meet the growing demand for information technology specialists capable of communicating effectively and who understand business processes. This degree has three options including Software Development and Multimedia, Computer Network Administration, and Telecommunications Foundations. Students choosing the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology are required to take 41 hours of general education, 28 hours of core program requirements, 12 hours in the option, 27 hours in business support courses, and 12 hours of upper-level electives.

The Software Development and Multimedia option focuses on object-oriented technology, software engineering, multimedia and web development, and emerging technologies. Careers for students with this option will include web masters, web programmers, computer programmers, systems analysts, and software engineers.

The Computer Network Administration option includes the study of network operating systems, network security, configuration of network components, and emerging technologies. Careers for students with this option may include system network administrators, system specialists, and network specialists. 

The Telecommunications Foundations option is designed to prepare students for careers in telecommunications and telecommunications management. The program is a collaborative program between Rogers State University and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. It is constructed so that graduates will have fulfilled all the prerequisite course requirements for entry intro the Masters of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management offered at The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

Bachelor of Science  

Game Development

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is an interdisciplinary degree blending skills in art, computer science, mathematics, physics, and writing. These skills will provide graduates with the opportunity to pursue a career in the area of Computer Game Development including possible careers in game development for entertainment, training, and education. Graduates will also possess skills that will allow them to pursue other career paths such as multi-media artistry and animation, computer programming, and software engineering. Students choosing the Bachelor of Science in Game Development degree are required to take 42 hours of general education, 70 hours of program requirements, and 12 hours of selected electives to total 124 semester hours for the degree. The skills developed by the Bachelor of Science in Game Development are expected to be in high demand for several years in the future.

 

Bachelor of Science  

Justice Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system. In addition to a thorough grounding in analytic and communication skills, the student will acquire specific knowledge needed to function in a variety of career opportunities in law enforcement agencies, government regulatory agencies, corrections facilities, or corporate security departments.

Bachelor of Science

Social Science

Option: History and Political Science
Option: Psychology and Sociology

The Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree begins with an interdisciplinary core, which centers on the broad perspectives, methodologies, and findings of the social sciences. This core also requires the application of this knowledge through significant hands–on experience in community, professional, or government organizations. In addition to this integrative core, students choose from options in History and Political Science or Psychology and Sociology.

These two options within the degree enable students to focus on the perspectives and substantive findings of the traditional disciplines, thus allowing students to follow their more particular interests and passions. The History/Political Science option centers on understanding governmental and historical processes that have created the modern world.

The Psychology/Sociology option focuses on individual behavior, contemporary social structure, and social change. Both options foster the development of critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and written and oral communications skills.

The Social Science degree is designed to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary/ multidisciplinary social science education. It is intended to prepare students for further study in graduate or professional school or to take an immediate and productive role in the modern economy.

Bachelor of Technology

Applied Technology

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology is crafted for students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science degree, an Associate in Science degree, or an equivalent specialization in a technical field. Students whose previous college curriculum has included a technical specialty will find this a compelling choice. The degree program requires 41 hours in general education, a minimum of 30 hours in a technical specialty, 37 hours in the professional core program, and 12 hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology can provide opportunities for advancement into management positions by providing a solid educational foundation. Students will study business management in the high-tech workplace, while further developing their communication and technical skills.

Associate in Arts

Students who successfully complete an approved program with emphasis in liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, art, or business subject areas are awarded the Associate in Arts degree.

These degree programs are designed as an integral part of the four-year programs if students ultimately pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Accounting

Art

Option: General

Option: Art History

Option: Graphics

Business Administration

Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Law/Justice Careers

 Option: Criminal Justice

Legal Assisting

Liberal Arts

    Option: General

    Option: Native American Studies

    Option: English

Radio - Television

Secondary Education

Social Sciences

        Option: History

        Option: Political Science

        Option: Psychology

        Option: Sociology

Associate in Science

Students who successfully complete an approved program with major emphasis in engineering/physics/math, or the sciences are awarded the Associate in Science Degree.

These degree programs are designed as an integral part of the four-year programs if students ultimately pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Biological Science

Computer Science

Physical Science

        Option: Chemistry

        Option: Geology

        Option: Engineering/Physics/Math

Pre-Nursing

Associate in Applied Science

Students who successfully complete an approved occupational or technical education program are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree. Students completing one of these degrees at RSU may also pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree at RSU. Students that ultimately want to pursue a baccalaureate at another institution should verify the ability to transfer the A.A.S. with that institution.

Applied Technology

Emergency Medical Services

Nursing

         Option: Bridge NREMT– Paramedic/

                     LPN to RN

Police Science

         Option: Collegiate Officer Program (COP)

         Option: Law Enforcement

*Bachelor of Arts in Communications Option: Communication Arts; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Option: Marketing; and Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology, Option: Telecommunications Foundations degrees pending approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.