School of Arts and Social Sciences

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

Department of Business

The Department of Business stands for quality, leadership, service and a commitment to excellence in education. The department’s goal is to graduate students who combine a high degree of technical competence and preparedness to assume positions of interest and responsibility with a well-rounded and ethical approach to people, work, and life.

Programs Offered

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration which includes concentrations in Finance, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and International Business’.

Minors in: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Descriptions

Accounting (ACCT)
Business Administration (BUAD)
Economics (ECON)
Finance (FNCE)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG)

Read the Department of Business section in the Academic Bulletin.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers two four-year curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology and the Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. The department also offers two Master of Arts degree programs. One M.A. degree in Professional Counseling Psychology and the other M.A. degree is offered in Counseling Psychology. Both degree programs are offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at WAU. Each course is built on the basic philosophy that the “true principles of psychology are found in the Holy Scriptures (1MCP 10.1).”

Career Development

The bachelor’s degree in psychology provides adequate preparation for graduate school. For professional practice in the field, additional psychology courses in graduate school may be required. Recent developments indicate that an undergraduate degree in psychology also makes a sound basis for paraprofessional, community, and public affairs programs. The psychology student is advised to become a student member of the American Psychological Association and to study The Psychology Major and Career Opportunities for Psychologists published by that organization.

Programs Offered

Psychology (BA), Counseling Psychology (BS)

Minors: Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Behavioral Science

Counseling Psychology (MA), Professional Counseling Psychology (MA)

M.Ed. School Counseling

Course Descriptions

Psychology (PSYC)
Sociology (SOCI)

Read the Department of Psychology section in the Academic Bulletin.

Department of Education

Entrance to the Professional Education Program and Internship Requirements

Education students are reminded of the importance of applying for admission to the Professional Education Program prior to enrolling in any of the upper-level courses. It is important to keep the following deadlines in mind: