Program Majors

 

Behavioral and Health Services >>
Targeting the needs of current day healthcare providers who work in a variety of professional environments—particularly those students interested in completing their B.S. degrees for entry in master’s programs such as the M.S. in Occupational Therapy—this program provides a basis in studies in developmental, organizational, abnormal, and counseling psychology. It concludes with a survey course in behavioral health and neurorehabilitation, followed by an applied course in the same content. Students complete an in-depth work-based project focusing on the applications of behavioral health and neurorehabilitation in a specific professional environment.

Health Sciences >>
The Health Sciences curriculum provides individuals with the necessary background and skills to work in noncredential-driven health-career positions, as well as providing prerequisite coursework required for application to graduate programs in a variety of allied health professions. Students who are pursuing admission to graduate programs in allied health, such as Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant Studies, will need to complete Anatomy and Physiology II and will be advised to select that course as one of their five required major option courses.  Other students may select any five of the six courses that are offered.

Health Services Management >>
Building on the strengths of the University’s tradition of educating registered nurses, certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs), and a variety of other health service professionals, the Health Services Management major is intended for professionals who wish to enhance their clinical expertise with studies in health policy and health delivery systems. The Health Services Management concentration focuses on those who aspire to management and leadership positions that combine their clinical expertise with a familiarity with the key treads and stakeholders impacting the contemporary health care system in the U.S. A capstone seminar course allows students to apply their familiarity with public policy and delivery systems in a project focusing on a specific sector or organization associated with the health care industry.

Human Resource Management >>
The standards for professionals in human resource management, articulated by the professional organization governing the field, constitute a primary focus for developing competencies associated with the Human Resource Management program. Our program culminates in a portfolio-based project emphasizing the compilation of an advanced plan for human resource development in an organization applicable to the students’ defined area of professional practice.

Information Technology >>
Moving from introductory material in networking and programming through applications in web development and database management, the Information Technology major also emphasizes the role of the IT manager in needs assessment and project management. Responding to the expectations of modern workplaces for technologies that are integrated with the needs and responsibilities of employees, the program culminates in an applied internship.

Law Enforcement Leadership >>
The Law Enforcement Leadership curriculum provides background and skills for leaders in police and other law enforcement agencies. Students will learn how to handle crime analyses, as well as larger policing-management issues. This program provides law enforcement leaders and potential law leaders with the knowledge necessary to pursue a supervisory and/or management career in law enforcement. Courses in law enforcement planning, crime analysis, contemporary policing and advanced police management are included in the major. Students will also complete a real-world leadership project as a capstone experience.

Leadership in Emergency Services >>
The Leadership in Emergency Services curriculum provides necessary background and skills for providers in fire, rescue, public safety, and Emergency Medical Services fields to grow into leadership positions. This program provides leaders, and potential leaders, with the knowledge necessary to pursue a supervisory and/or management career in one of the many emergency services agencies. This program provides a strong linkage to Philadelphia University’s Master of Science degree in Disaster and Medical Management.

Leadership in Homeland Security >>
The Leadership in Homeland Security curriculum provides foundational knowledge and skills for providers in the fields of fire, rescue, public safety, emergency management, security, law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services. This program prepares students for homeland security positions with state, federal or local governments and/or security management careers in companies and non profit organizations. Courses are offered on-campus, om-line and in a format that combines limited on-campus sessions with online learning. This program provides a strong linkage to Philadelphia University's Master of Science degree in Disaster medicine and Management.

Organizational Leadership >>
This program builds upon the skills required for successful entry into and promotion within a variety of business and career related fields. In addition to developing effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, students will articulate an understanding of organizations, including cross cultural communication, demonstrate knowledge of the basic business function of organizations and attain computer literacy and proficiency.

Pre-MBA >>
This program is best suited for students interested in continuing their studies at the graduate level in the Philadelphia University School of Business Administration’s MBA program. In this degree program, students complete a range of MBA foundation courses in conjunction with the requirements needed to acquire a B.S. degree.

Contact Information:

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
215.951.2900
Email: evening@PhilaU.edu