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Schools and Colleges

Liberal Arts
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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts serves the University in five basic areas: basic communication skills, general liberal education foundation for all students, and professional preparation in selected major fields within the College, pre-professional education, and cultural enrichment. The College plays a large part in fulfilling the University鈥檚 mission of the 鈥渄evelopment of self-confidence, to the understanding of one鈥檚 heritage as well as an awareness of the cultures of others.鈥 The College also strives to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, learn independently, and demonstrate competence in their chosen fields.

Professional Studies
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College of Business and Professional Studies

The College of Business and Professional Studies includes three academic units: The Department of Business Administration offers a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Retail Management. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a B.S. in Sport Management and B.S. in Public Health, and the Department of Social Work offers a B.S. in Social Work and the M.S.W. degree programs.

STEM
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College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) prepares students to enter professional life as informed citizens who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, and demonstrate competence in their field of study. The College endeavors to acquaint students with the substance and methodology of the natural sciences and offers programs that combine Liberal Studies with specialized career- oriented training to prepare them for entry-level positions in education and industry immediately upon graduation. Additionally, students are provided opportunities to sharpen their analytical skills and to further develop leadership and interpersonal skills essential to professional career success.

Social Work
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School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is an academic unit designed to focus on the undergraduate and graduate disciplines of the field of social work. The school not only is the hub for the study of the discipline, but serves as a research and training center for social work-related issues. It is responsible for the degree offered by the university in the area of social work and stands alone from a college. Its mission is to administratively and organizationally oversee the BSW and MSW programs for continued excellence in their academic, research and outreach endeavors in and out of the JCSU community. The school is a catalyst for projecting the collective accrediting standards, including values and ethics of the profession, as approved by its nationally accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

University College
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University College

University College is dedicated to the instruction and academic achievement of first and second year students. The college is home to all University students who are undecided or undeclared on a major degree program of study. The college includes an academic division for the organization of the Foundations Liberal Studies faculty; an administrative division for the management of student academic achievement and support programs and services; and the Biddle Institute, which provides intrusive academic and support services to students admitted using Non-cognitive and Metacognitive criteria, and manages the University鈥檚 comprehensive research on these topics.