Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Studies Program

The Bachelor of Science in business administration provides a general background in the major areas of the business enterprise: management, accounting, finance, marketing, legal and planning.

In addition, the student may choose to gain specialized knowledge through one of the three tracks offered: entrepreneurship, finance or human resources. The program is designed to expose students to current theory and practice and to provide them with an opportunity to utilize what they have learned both inside and outside the classroom.

Objectives/Core Competencies

Across the curriculum the Department of Business seeks to instill fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities, known as core competencies.

 

Business Administration Core Curriculum

34 hours

MGMT 345 Essential Supervisory Techniques 3
ACCT 304 Managerial Accounting 4
  Completion of ACCT 211 with “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.  
ECON 375 Economic Fundamentals for Managers 4
COMM 105 Principles of Business Finance 4
  Completion of ACCT 211 with “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.  
FNCE 335 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 315 Business Law 3
BUAD 320 Marketing 3
BUAD 370 Decision Sciences 4
  Completion of MATH 110 with “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.  
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
MGMT 490 Business Strategy  3
  Completion of 28 semester hours of the business administration core curriculum is prerequisite to this course.
BUAD 499 Guided Independent Research Project 0

 

Elective Track Courses 

9 - 10 hours

Tracks are designed to give the student specialized knowledge in a particular area of business.  

 

Entrepreneurship Track

6 hours

MGMT 465 Small Business Management 2
MGMT 466 Project Management

2

  Completion of FNCE 467 is prerequisite to this course.  
MGMT 468 Development of a Business Plan 3
  Completion of MGMT 466 is prerequisite to this course  
FNCE 467 Financial Analysis and Planning for Entrepreneurs 3
  Completion of ACCT 211 and MGMT 465 is prerequisite to this course  

 

Finance Track

10 hours

FNCE 485 Financial Management 2
  Completion of ACCT 211 and FNCE 335 is prerequisite to this course.  
FNCE 486 Investment Fundamentals 2
  Completion of FNCE 485 is prerequisite to this course.  
FNCE 487 Security Analysis and Valuation 3
  Completion of FNCE 486 is prerequisite to this course.  
FNCE 488 Commercial Bank Management  
  Completion of FNCE 486 is prerequisite to this course.  

 

Human Resource Track 

9 hours

MGMT 445 Managing Compensation Systems 2
MGMT 446 Labor Policy and Employee Involvement 2
MGMT 447 Managing Performance 2
MGMT 448 Strategic Human Resources 3

 

Required Cognates

6 hours

INSY 320 Computer Concepts II 3
MATH 110 Probability and Statistics. 3

 

Prerequisite Requirement  

3 hours

ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
  With grade of “C” or higher  

 

General Education Requirements

29-38 hours

Effectives

39 - 48 hours

Two hours of electives must be upper division unless a track course is completed.
It is expected that most of these electives have been completed prior to the student’s enrollment in this program.
 

Total

120 hours

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional Studies Program

The R.N.-B.S.N. program for R.N.s provides an opportunity for working registered nurses to maximize their educational and career goals through the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree. The program is designed for the working adult, in an evening format. The program is also designed to allow the working professional to integrate work and school in a diverse clinical setting.

The R.N.-B.S.N. program is the responsibility of the Department of Nursing in the School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness, which manages the program and advises students in it. Processing of SGPS admission and financial aid forms are facilitated through SGPS. Admission is a two-part process: (1) admission through SGPS, and (2) admission to the nursing program through the Department of Nursing.

Admission

For admission to the R.N.-B.S.N. program, students must have:

  1. RN licensure in Maryland, the District of Columbia or a compact state (all residency and/or transfer requirements must be met).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in all cognates.
  3. Current CPR and health requirements. (See Page 274).
  4. Acceptance of application to the nursing program.
  5. Completion of the following prerequisites (41 hours):
 

Prerequisites for Students Admitted Prior to 2013-2014

 

ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102  Research and Literature 3
INSY 110 Computer Concepts I 3
COMM 105 Introduction to Human Communication 3
BIOL 111  Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 4
BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4
BIOL 150  Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry with lab 4
MATH 110 Probability and Statistics 4
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology    3
PSYC 210 Psychology of Development and Learning 3
SOCI 105  General Sociology 3

Admission may be denied if the student received within the last five years:

  • A grade of ìCñî in any two of the prerequisite courses listed above
  • A grade of ìFî in any one of the cognate course listed above

The Department of Nursing requires all NURS courses to be completed at WAU as listed for graduation. Thirty-one credits of NURS or related nursing courses from other colleges or universities can be transferred toward the 58 NURS credits needed for graduation.

Licensed registered nurses who do not hold a two-year associate degree will be awarded 31 credits toward their nursing credits necessary for graduation.

For Students Admitted Prior to 2013-2014 Academic Year

Nursing Core Curriculum 

50 hours

Note: See course descriptions beginning on Page 421 for prerequisite(s).  
NURS 305R Transitions 5
NURS 331R Health and Physical Assessment 3
NURS 370R Concepts of Nursing Research and Computers 3
NURS 375R Education in Health Care 3
NURS 380R Advances in Pharmacology 2
NURS 390R Management of Elder Care 2
NURS 445R Complex Health Issues 4
NURS 460R Concepts of Community Health 4
NURS 465R Management in Health Care 3
NURS 490R Preceptorship  1
NURS Transfer Credits 20

 

Required Cognates

6 hours

INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3

 

General Education 

9 hours

HIST History elective 3
HMNT Humanities elective 3
LITR Literature elective 3

Effectives

1 hour

Total

120 hours

Prerequisites for Students Admitted Beginning 2013-2014

Completion of the following prerequisites     

45 hours

ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102  Research and Literature 3
CPTR 105 Introduction to Computers 3
COMM 105 Introduction to Human Communication 3
BIOL 111  Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 4
BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4
BIOL 150  Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry with lab 4
CHEM 110 Organic Chemistry 4
MATH 110 Probability and Statistics 4
NUTR 260 Nutrition 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology    3
PSYC 210 Psychology of Development and Learning 3
For Students Admitted Beginning 2013-2014  

 

Nursing Core Curriculum 

59 hours

Note: See course descriptions beginning on Page 421 for prerequisite(s).  
NURS 308R Transition into Professional Nursing Practice 4
NURS 310R Health Assessment and Health Promotion 4
NURS 388R Nursing Research and Informatics 3
NURS 422R Leadership and Resource Management 4
NURS 444R Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 477R Advanced Professional Nursing Foundations 3
NURS 488R Nursing Synthesis and Practicum 6
NURS Transfer Credits 31

 

Required Cognates

12 hours

INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
RELT 280 Moral Issues in Religion 3
OR    
RELT 230  Religion in America 3

 

General Education 

9 hours

HIST History elective 3
HMNT Humanities elective 3
LITR Literature elective 3

Effectives

3 hours

Total

128 hours

Psychology | Masters of Arts

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, in conjunction with WAUís Department of Psychology, offers two Master of Arts degree programs, one in Professional Counseling Psychology (L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C.) and the other in counseling psychology. The Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology prepares the student to function as a counseling psychologist under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Admission

Admission to the Master of Arts degree program requires that a student have a bachelorís degree in psychology or a related field (social work, mental health, etc.) Applicants who do not meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement, but whose grade-point averages fall between 2.60 and 2.74, must also submit GRE scores of at least 550 on the subject area Psychology examination in order to be considered for admission.

Students who possess a bachelorís or masterís degree but in a unrelated area will be required to complete nine hours of upper-division psychology courses with a ìBî or better before being admitted to the Master of Arts program. It is recommended that the student select from the following undergraduate psychology courses: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychological Testing, Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Non-licensure program | 39 hours

 

Required Courses

39 hours

CPSY 510* Advanced Lifespan Development 2
CPSY 520* Psychopathology 3
CPSY 530* Systems and Theories of Psychotherapy 3
CPSY 540* Counseling Techniques 3
CPSY 550 Field Experience (125 hours). 3
CPSY 560 Group Therapy 3
CPSY 571 Ethical, Legal and Substance Abuse Issues for Counselors 3
CPSY 580 Career Counseling 3
CPSY 590 Evaluation and Appraisal 3
CPSY 610 Research in Counseling     3
CPSY 620 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CPSY 630 Alcohol and Drug Counseling 3
CPSY 640 Multicultural Counseling 3
  * Core program prerequisites must be met  

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Psychology

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) program | 60 hours
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (L.C.A.D.C.) program | 60 hours

The Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling Psychology prepares the student to be a counseling psychologist and to operate an independent practice. It is identical to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an additional 21 hours completed after Field Experience I. The student will be eligible to take the state of Maryland licensure exam for the L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C.  upon completion of the Master of Arts degree and 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.

 

Required Courses

60 hours

CPSY 510*   Advanced Lifespan Development 2
CPSY 520* Psychopathology 3
CPSY 530* Systems and Theories of Psychotherapy 3
CPSY 540* Counseling Techniques 3
CPSY 550 Field Experience (125 hours). 3
CPSY 560 Group Therapy 3
CPSY 571 Ethical, Legal and Substance Abuse Issues for Counselors 3
CPSY 580 Career Counseling 3
CPSY 590 Evaluation and Appraisal 3
CPSY 610 Research in Counseling     3
CPSY 620 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CPSY 630 Alcohol and Drug Counseling 3
CPSY 640 Multicultural Counseling 3
CPSY 645**  Alcohol and Drug Dependency  
CPSY 655**  Addiction Counseling Theories and Approaches  
CPSY 660** Psychopharmacology  
CPSY 665** Psychotherapy in Alcohol and Drug Disorders  
CPSY 680† Practicum (275 hours)  
CPSY 690‡ Advanced Counseling Techniques  
CPSY 699A‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699B‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699C‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699D‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
  * Core program prerequisites must be met  
  ** LCADC requirement  
  *** LCPC requirement  
  † Prerequisites: Field Experience  
  ‡ Prerequisites: Field Experience and Practicum  

Additional Requirement:

Before students are permitted to graduate with a Master of Arts in professional counseling psychology (60 hr.), they must provide documented evidence to indicate they have completed five hours of personal counseling before starting CPSY 680 Practicum. This requirement is considered a part of the student’s professional education program to become a highly effective counselor. Students need to be aware of their own mental health issues in order to function in a competent and ethical manner.

Religion | M.A.R.

Graduate Studies Program

Master of Arts | Religion

Contact: Janet Brode | 301-891-4138
jbrode@wau.edu
Chair: Gaspar Colón | 301-891-4038
gcolon@wau.edu

Mission Statement

Through example and rigorous preparation that is biblically based, theologically informed, historically and culturally mindful, morally astute and practically adept, we seek to form women and men who know and supremely delight in God, and competently declare Godís glory in Seventh-day Adventist congregations and the world at large.

The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree is offered to provide an opportunity to develop advanced skills in pastoral and/or lay leadership. The M.A.R. degree is designed to prepare pastors, lay church workers and parachurch workers for more effective ministry by providing graduate-level training that will hone the skills needed for effective ministry leadership through masterís- level education in Christian ministry.

Applications and registrations for the Master of Arts in Religion degree are processed by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Admission, academic testing and graduation eligibility are determined by the universityís Admissions office and Office of the Registrar.

Admission

Admission to the M.A.R. program is based on:

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Note: If overall undergraduate GPA does not meet the 2.75 minimum requirements, GRE scores may be accepted in place of GPA. For specific GRE requirements, contact the program coordinator.
  2. Completed prerequisite courses with ìBî grades or better in:
    • RELT 250      Principles of Christian Faith......................................................... 3
    • RELT 299      Research Methods for Theology and Religion.............................. 3
    • RELB 307     Introduction to the Old Testament................................................ 3
    • RELB 345     Introduction to the New Testament.............................................. 3
  3. Written statement and possible interview.
  4. Two letters of reference, one of which should be from the ordained pastor of the church that the potential student attends.
  5. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if English is not the applicantís primary language.

All applications and transcripts must be sent directly to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Master of Arts in Religion

The following undergraduate courses are prerequisites:

RELT 250        Principles of Christian Faith......................................................... 3
RELT 299        Research Methods for Theology and Religion.............................. 3
RELB 307        Introduction to the Old Testament............................................... 3
RELB 345        Introduction to the New Testament............................................. 3

The Master of Arts in Religion curriculum consists of 39 hours of study and provides a solid foundation in major ministry functional areas. The student must complete the core curriculum and one area of concentration.

Master of Arts in Religion Core Curriculum

24 hours

RELP 505 Expository Preaching 2
RELP 591 Church Leadership and Administration 3
RELP 618 The Foundations of Christian Spirituality 3
RELP 685 Principles of Hermeneutics 3
RELT 611 Theological Anthropology 3
RELT 615 The Doctrine of the Church 3
RELT 636 The Doctrine of Salvation 3
RELT 674 The Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology 3

 

Concentrations  – Choose one of the following:   

15 hours

Clinical Pastoral Education Concentration  

15 hours

RELP 535 Advanced Lifespan Development 3
RELP 555 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
RELP 635 Clinical Pastoral Training II 3
RELT 591 Theological and Ethical Issues in Death and Dying, and Crisis Counseling 3
RELT 572 Healer Representations in Contemporary Texts 3

Ethical Leadership Concentration 

15 hours

RELT 615 Biblical Ethics 3
RELT 622 Developing Ethical Leadership 3
RELT 671 Ethics and Theology through Film 3
RELT 672 Readings in Feminist Ethics 3
RELT 691 Social Ethics and Christian Responsibility 3

Metropolitan Ministry Concentration

15 hours

RELP 555 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
RELP 611 Church Growth in Metropolitan Setting: Survey and Practicum 3
RELP 621 Incarnational Mission among the World’s Urban Poor: Survey and Practicum 3
RELP 631 Creating Metropolitan/Urban Communities 3
RELT 691 Social Ethics and Christian Responsibility 3

Total

39 hours

Health Care Administration | M.H.C.A.

The Master of Arts in Health Care Administration (M.H.C.A.) degree is a 36-semester-hour accredited professional program designed primarily for public service adult lifelong learners who want to refine their knowledge, skills and abilities. The degree program consists of a core curriculum of 12 cognate courses culminating in a capstone for strategic applications in health care organizations.

Admission

  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited undergraduate program. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA but with acceptable evidence of professional potential, shown through recent academic performance and experiential background, may be granted probationary admissions.
  2. Professional rÈsumÈ, including references.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Completed prerequisite courses with ìBî grade or better in Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, or a combination course)
  5. Statement of purpose describing career goals in health care administration.
  6. Possible interview.
  7. TOEFL (if English is not the applicantís primary language).

Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

 

MHCA Curriculum

36 hours

HCAD 500 Fundamental Skills for Graduate Study 2
HCAD 520 Health Care Systems Analysis 3
HCAD 530 Health Care Problem-solving Skills 3
HCAD 540 Health Care Research 3
HCAD 550 Health Care Ethics 3
HCAD 560 Health Care Delivery and Project Management 3
HCAD 570 Health Care Managerial Economics 3
HCAD 580 Health Care Team Building 3
HCAD 590 Health Care Information Systems Management 3
HCAD 610 Health Care Leadership and Change Management          3
HCAD 620 Health Care Risk and Policy Issues 3
HCAD 630 Health Care Strategy Capstone 3