Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts Degree

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SMC’s customizable Bachelor of Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary degree program that lets you choose two concentrations (similar to majors) without adding extra time or coursework to your degree.

When you customize your degree for your interests, you have a stronger education experience AND graduate with a degree that prepares you to qualify for more jobs available now and new careers in the future.

Concentrations are similar to majors, but require fewer credit hours to complete. With two concentrations, your degree will be more applicable to more careers - which is vital in the rapidly-changing workplace.

CHOOSE TWO CONCENTRATIONS (MAJORS):

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Religion

Customize your choices with disciplines that complement each other or that you enjoy. For example, pairing criminal justice with psychology or business with English will improve and broaden your skills. Why? Because studying human behaviors will strengthen your understanding of why people commit crimes. And business is about communicating value to customers – studying English is a great way to improve your communication skills.

CAREER READINESS BAKED INTO EVERY DEGREE

SMC Bachelor's Degree candidates take required courses in the Camak Core, SMC's innovative career development program. Camak Core courses, named for SMC's founder,  will add practical experiences and soft skills training to your degree. You'll graduate with skills valued by employers in almost any field.


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Questions?

Current SMC Students: Contact your Academic Advisor.
All other students: Contact the Admissions Office.

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Degree Outline:

Classes and requirements of SMC's Customizable Bachelor's Degree:   

  1. Must have associate degree, or equivalent credit hours, and 2.0 GPA. Students admitted with fewer than 63 credit hours will be evaluated by the Registrar and may be required to take additional credit hours.
  2. Camak Core (18 credit hours)
  • PDEV 300 Community Discovery & Engagement (3 hours)
  • PDEV 310 Professional Development & Leadership (3 hours)
  • PDEV 330 Professional Communications (3 hours)
  • PDEV 400 Applied Technology (3 hours)
  • PDEV 410 Semester Internship (3 hours) or 3 PDEV 411, 412, 413 Internships I, II, III (1 hour each)
  • PDEV 430 Capstone (3 hours)

3. Choose two Areas of Concentration (18 credit hours each from two of the following concentrations):

BUSINESS CONCENTRATION:

  • BSAD 310 Business Management
  • BSAD 320 Business Marketing
  • BSAD 330 Managerial Accounting
  • BSAD 340 Business Finance
  • BSAD 410 Entrepreneurship I
  • BSAD 420 Entrepreneurship II
  • BSAD 430 Managerial Economics
  • BSAD 440 Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • BSAD 450 Professional Sales
  • BSAD 460 Business Law

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION:

  • CRMJ 301 Research Methods
  • CRMJ 310 Criminal Investigation and Forensics
  • CRMJ 320 Juvenile Justice
  • CRMJ 330 Victimology
  • CRMJ 400 Criminal Justice Policy
  • CRMJ 410 Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • CRMJ 420 Death Penalty

ENGLISH CONCENTRATION:

  • ENGL 301 Intro to English Studies
  • ENGL 310 Early Modern Literature
  • ENGL 320 Studies in 19th Century Literature
  • ENGL 330 Contemporary Writers
  • ENGL 410 Literature and Gender
  • ENGL 420 Studies in Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 430 Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 440 Special Topics in Literature

HISTORY CONCENTRATION:

  • HIST 310 The Ancient Mediterranean
  • HIST 320 Renaissance & Reformation
  • HIST 330 Jewish History
  • HIST 340 A Global History of Warfare
  • HIST 410 British Empire
  • HIST 420 20th Century Genocide
  • HIST 430 A History of Crime and Punishment
  • HIST 440 The World Wars
  • HIST 450 A Modern History of Spies and Intelligence Gathering
  • HIST 460 Human Response to Disease and Disasters

PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION:

  • PSY 300 Social Psychology
  • PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 320 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 350 Health Psychology
  • PSY 400 Behavior Modification
  • PSY 410 Psychology of Learning and Memory
  • PSY 420 Infant and Child Mental Health

RELIGION CONCENTRATION:

  • RELI 310 The Life and Legacy of Paul
  • RELI 320 Christian Ethics
  • RELI 330 Ministry with Youth
    RELI 340 Religion in America from 1800
  • RELI 410 Early Christian Literature
  • RELI 420 Christian Theological Tradition
  • RELI 430 The Life and Work of the Minister
  • RELI 440 Intro to Christian Worship

4. Electives (6 credit hours.)
(300 level or above, or foreign language)
__________
123 cr. hrs.