College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Economics is about more than money and profits. It is a way of looking at the world through the lens of incentives, choices, and markets to help uncover new solutions to the persistent problems in our society. This economic perspective sheds light on important issues in the areas of production, education, crime, the environment, international trade, immigration, health care, economic growth, poverty, and more. The BA is designed for students with a strong interest in the liberal arts. It is appropriate for those who prefer a less quantitative degree program than the BS and may be especially appropriate for students planning to attend law school or graduate programs in business or public administration.
Economics is about more than money and profits. It is a way of looking at the world through the lens of incentives, choices, and markets to help uncover new solutions to the persistent problems in our society. This economic perspective sheds light on important issues in the areas of production, education, crime, the environment, international trade, immigration, health care, economic growth, poverty, and more. The BS provides a stronger emphasis on quantitative analysis. Students prepare for a career as an analyst in government, consulting, trade associations, or other private sector positions, and for graduate school in economics or more quantitative business administration programs.
Economics is an essential tool for understanding the complexities of modern society. Economics analyzes how people with limited resources make choices and how we might make better choices. A minor in economics is an extremely flexible and marketable choice. Whether a student’s primary interest is in business, communications, policy, data management, international studies, or engineering, a minor in economics provides an additional edge in the workplace.
Global Affairs, BA
Global affairs is an interdisciplinary major that introduces students to the processes of globalization that affect all societies. Students gain a sophisticated understanding of complex issues such as terrorism, refugee crises, global inequality, health and environmental challenges, etc. Core courses in the major provide a knowledge foundation of the political, economic, cultural, and environmental processes in our global and globalizing world. The choice of a thematic or regional concentration helps students tailor the degree to their particular interests and career goals. Students in this program are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities and internships. They can complement their major with a second major or a minor.
Global Affairs, Minor
This minor provides students with a global perspective that can enhance many different majors. The minor is not available to students majoring in global affairs or minoring in global systems.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Computer Game Design, BFA
The 120-credit computer game design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field.
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BA
The world is becoming increasingly connected and the ability to create and maintain cross-cultural connections is more important than ever. As the effects of violence and conflict are felt throughout the global community, we are seeing more and more opportunities for collaboration, problem solving, and peacebuilding in local communities and across international barriers. To prepare our students to make cross-cultural connections, BA in conflict analysis and resolution students must demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in a foreign language.
Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BS
The BS in conflict analysis and resolution pulls content and courses from across the social science disciplines. Courses include an emphasis on asking the right questions to analyze conflict effectively and designing real world interventions that will work. Research and theory are paired with hands on skill development, preparing students for careers across a spectrum of possibilities.
Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Minor
This minor provides students with the theory and skills to examine how and why conflicts occur and what can be done to mitigate their destructive aspects while reinforcing their constructive potential. Courses in the minor highlight relational, social, structural, and cultural factors that influence conflict and its resolution. This minor engages students in understanding the complexity of contemporary issues and problems and can be applied to many fields of study or professional careers.
School of Business (AACSB-Accredited)
The accounting degree prepares students for professional careers in the private and public sectors. The accounting major is designed to produce accounting professionals who can both generate and apply financial information to solve business problems. Our students learn principles of business and accounting as well as the specific skills and specialized technical knowledge necessary for success in the dynamic field of accounting. Our program emphasizes ethics, critical thinking, written and verbal communication, and effective use and understanding of technology. Our graduates are employed by the assurance, tax advisory, and consulting groups of the top accounting firms as well as Fortune 100 companies. Our proximity to the nation’s capitol provides unique opportunities for our graduates to work in government and in the federal practices of public accounting firms.
In recent years, our accounting program was the only accounting program operating in South Korea to possess the AACSB’s accounting accreditation during that accreditation’s existence, and our program will continue to provide only the highest quality of education.
The finance degree prepares students for professional careers by providing a solid foundation in the principles necessary to make operating decisions for an organization and in financial market analysis. We educate our finance majors to understand, evaluate, and manage risk. In addition, students learn to conduct and effectively present financial analysis and research valuing complex projects, assets, securities, and firms. Finance majors explore the relationships among investors, firms, financial institutions, markets, and regulators. Students majoring in finance have a unique opportunity to compete globally, as well as regionally, for unique and diverse job opportunities, including government (U.S. Treasury and the Board of Governors), large financial corporations (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), international organizations (World Bank and IMF), and other careers related to finance.
The management degree prepares students to take leadership, management, and entrepreneurial roles in the public and private sectors. Students learn such skills as strategic thinking, motivating and managing nationally and internationally diverse workforces, building and leading team efforts, negotiating successfully, and instituting planned change in organizations.