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Bachelor of Arts Degrees

BA in Accounting

This unique concentration is designed for students who are attracted to career opportunities in corporate financial management. The concentration integrates two highly valued disciplines, Accounting and Finance.

BA in Applied Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science majors develop an interdisciplinary perspective on human behavior and an understanding of psychological, social and cultural dimensions to being human in a complex society. Offered cooperatively by the Departments of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, the Behavioral Science Program is housed in the Department of Anthropology, which overseas academic advising. The program prepares graduates for a variety of jobs that require working with social science data and with people. Many of our alumni have pursued careers in human resources, social work, counseling, sales and marketing and law enforcement.

BA in Business Administration

Acquire business administration skills that are tailored to help you in your professional business career. With your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree  you will increase your project management, critical thinking, and leadership skills. This range of experience will allow you to prepare for a wide variety of career options, allowing you to choose a business or management career specific to your interests.

BA in Business Information Systems

With an business information systems degree, you will build a repository of skills in the modern business environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems degree from enables graduates to understand the interaction, planning, development, operations of information systems and information sharing within a business or organization.

BA in Business Leadership

Develop your gift for guiding others with your Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership degree . If your goal is to inspire others to excellence, then this degree program is for you

BA in Child Development

Be an advocate for children while having an impact on their future development. When earning your child development degree you will have the opportunity to focus on the biological and psychological progression of children, from their infancy stages through their adolescent years. With an increasing focus on the factors that impact the development of children, the study of child development continues to be an area of focus for many organizations. With your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, you will study the stages of development from infancy through adolescence and the ways that family, culture, peers, and schools influence the growth of children. Child development degrees can offer convenient options for professionals.

BA in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction

Are you driven by a desire to help children learn, grow, and develop? Early childhood experiences provide the foundation for all future learning and development. The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction degree from the Golden State College will teach you how to support learning and early development for diverse learners. This early childhood development degree is ideal for professionals who are already employed in the early childhood development and learning fields. Be the difference in the life of a child by earning your early childhood development degree 



BA in Early Childhood Education

Launch your career as a proponent of education and child development with your bachelor's degree . you will discover all the wonders of early childhood education as you learn ways to support children during a pivotal time of academic and personal growth. Apply your knowledge and skills to your career while promoting the social, cognitive, and emotional development of children with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Learn more today to begin your journey to becoming an early childhood educator.

BA in Early Childhood Education Administration

Break new ground in your education career with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) Administration. This administration-focused education degree is designed for students interested in applying their knowledge and skills to administrative positions in early childhood education settings. You will find the field of education administration to be highly gratifying as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to manage an educational organization.

BA in Education Studies

Education Studies degree can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths depending upon your interests. A bachelor’s in education can be a gateway to beginning a career for those interested in working with individuals in any of the following settings:

BA in Finance

Invest in your future with your Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree. Every business is an integrated system and needs professionals with finance skills in long-range financial planning and implementation. By earning your finance degree, you will discover how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources. This finance degree program will start you off by teaching you the main principles of finance and then take you into the principles of investments. During your BA in finance, you will have the opportunity to take classes in international finance or financial risk and mitigation, taking your finance skills even further. Scholarships are also available for those pursuing their finance degree from the Golden State College.

BA in Health and Human Services

Equip yourself to work in the helping professions and become focused on serving and assisting others when you earn your bachelor's degree in human services, This human services degree prepares you to provide health and human services to diverse populations of all ages. Learning is geared toward enhancing the physical health, mental health, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities living in multiclass, multiethnic, and multicultural environments. As a field that needs quality human service professionals now more than ever, earning a bachelor’s degree can provide access to entry-level service related positions where you can gain valuable knowledge and experience.

BA in Health Care Administration

By pursuing your bachelor’s degree in health care administration, you can earn an education in a field that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of current and potential patients. When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree from The GSC, you prepare yourself to pursue a variety of healthcare administration positions. If you are passionate about helping others with your administrative skills but do not necessarily want to become a physician, then consider pursuing a degree in healthcare administration. Learn the academic and professional skills needed to build a solid foundation for career mobility among healthcare professionals.

BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Become empowered to help create solutions for a more secure America. Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree from GSC and gain a broad view of emergency preparedness and security. You will learn in-depth emergency management planning and response, study the cultural and political causes of terrorism, and search for homeland security management solutions.

BA in Human Resources Management

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management. Discover the necessary skills needed to recruit, motivate, and retain employees in your organization by becoming an effective management leader. By earning your bachelor’s in human resources management, you will learn foundational HR skills, as well as comprehensive business practices. Scholarships are also available.

BA in Instructional Design

Become a learning architect and discover the connections between thinking, learning, technology, and practical applications in the workplace. With your instructional design degree from GSC, you will synthesize learning theory with models for instructional design. Develop expertise in instructional design theories, practices, and technologies through realistic projects. Our undergraduate program in instructional design will prepare you to serve in the global education economy where instructional designers are in demand.

BA in Liberal Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts emphasizes literature, philosophy, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare you for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.

BA in Marketing

Marketing bridges the gap between businesses and potential customers as it is centered around creativity, problem-solving, and educating potential customers about your product and service. It is a complex discipline that combines elements of advertising, communication, research, and finance. The marketing degree  was created to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the marketing field. Help companies build and maintain relationships with their clients and customers by pursuing your bachelor’s degree in marketing. Scholarships are also available.

BA in Operations Management and Analysis

Manage strategic processes, people, and products by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis degree from the Golden State College . This degree program gives you the analytical skills to make management decisions for operational success. Many of these management decisions impact areas that are most critical to an organization’s sustainability. Many successful operations managers have skills such as:

BA in Organizational Management

In the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree program, you will examine the human side of managing organizations, including communications, group behavior, decision-making, human resource management, and ethics. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree program, you will be able to:

BA in Project Management

If you enjoy leading and managing others to achieve a common goal, then consider pursuing an project management degree. Whether you are an experienced business professional looking for advancement or are seeking your first career, the Golden State College' project management bachelor’s degree program can provide you with the critical skills needed to manage projects and lead project teams. This unique project management degree demonstrates your ability to plan, execute, and oversee a well-documented project. 

BA in Psychology

Explore the depths of human behavior with an psychology degree. With your bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Golden State College you will better understand human beings, their motivations, emotions, and thought processes. Use the knowledge you gain from a bachelor’s degree in psychology to help businesses and organizations make lasting and meaningful impact in their practices and endeavors.

BA in Social and Criminal Justice

Arm yourself with the knowledge to help keep your community safe. Gain a broad-based approach to working with law enforcement and the criminal justice system when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree from the Golden State College. Through this degree, you will develop a thorough understanding of the current social and criminal justice system. Examine topics in criminal investigations, psychology, crime prevention, terrorism, the correctional system, and law.

BA in Sociology

Delve into the study of humans and their experiences in society with your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Golden State College. Focus on their identifying groups (race, gender, sexuality, etc.) and the unique issues they can face in society such as: discrimination, inequality, equity and access, when interacting with social policy, institutions, workplaces and communities. Throughout your sociology degree, you will develop a deep appreciation for cultural and social diversity.

Bachelor of Science Degrees

BS in Computer Software Technology

Bring technological expertise to any organization with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology. Computer software technology is an accumulation of information technology, software engineering, and computer science. Pursuing a computer software technology degree  at The Golden State College will give you the opportunity to explore these various aspects of the software technology industry. The degree covers all stages of the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, software design patterns, software development, software testing, and software project management.

BS in Cyber & Data Security Technology

A cyber & data security technology bachelor’s degree can provide a career working against threats of cybercrime, data breaches, and identity theft – challenges that have become all too common in modern society. Lead the charge to repel these threats when you earn your Bachelor of Science in Cyber & Data Security Technology from the College of Business & Technology™ at the Golden State College. With this degree, you will learn cyber & data security technology and gain the opportunity to become a data security partner for businesses of all sizes. Learn how to harness technology to prevent 21st century crime with our cyber & data security classes.

BS in Health Information Management

If you want to work in the healthcare industry, but don’t want to care for people directly, then this degree might be for you. With a broad healthcare background, you may seek employment in all levels of healthcare and interact with a wide spectrum of other healthcare professionals. The health information management program mission aims to prepare learners from all backgrounds in the disciplines of health information management, health information technology, and analytics and provide qualified professionals in their community.

BS in Information Technology

Turn technology into business solutions. With technology evolving at such a rapid rate in an increasingly globalized market, now more than ever businesses are in need of competent IT professionals who can harness the connective power of technology. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from the College of Business & Technology at The Golden State College integrates technology skill development with the business enterprise acumen required in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global workplace.

BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

BSN stands for bachelor of science in nursing, a degree program that provides registered nurses the education they need to stand out from the competition. By enrolling in a BSN degree program as an RN, you will receive the latest knowledge and skills needed to care for patients in an ever-changing nursing field. Additionally, a BSN can provide nurses with educational experience to take on more responsibilities and pursue management level roles that often require this in-depth training.

Master's Degrees

MA in Education

Expand your impact as an educator by demonstrating your commitment to educating others with an master's degree in education from the Golden State College. Make an impact on our schools with the expertise that derives from an advanced master’s degree in education.

MA in Health Care Administration

Improve the experience of healthcare providers and patients by taking your place in a fast-growing and innovative industry. Make moves to advance your healthcare career by pursuing your master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Golden State College

 What is a Masters in Healthcare Administration?

 A master’s degree in healthcare administration expands your knowledge of the healthcare field and is designed for those looking to find new opportunities within healthcare administration field. Due to the comprehensive and advanced nature of this master’s program in healthcare, it can be highly desirable to both students and potential employers in the industry.

MA in Human Services

Gain the skills to be a leader at service organizations with your master's degree in human services from the Golden State College. In this degree program, you will be taught by qualified human services faculty members as they help you develop an understanding of the different values, goals, and lifestyles of service consumers and employees. You will also learn how to guide the work of others to deliver services effectively and make a real impact on the lives of others.

 The master's in human services will teach you how to navigate the structure and operations of service organizations. You will develop your own management skills, with an emphasis on topics such as grant-writing, planning, managing budgets, implementing information systems, and leading people. Your human services coursework also includes an integrative project, where you will apply your knowledge in a practical way to solve a human services problem. Upon completion of your Human Services degree you will be able to:

MA in Special Education

Learn to make education more accessible to all students with your Master of Arts in Special Education degree earned from the Golden State College. In this program, you will be provided with meaningful learning experiences based on the ways that exceptional students develop. Learn to design and implement curricula for exceptional students. Collaborate with families, fellow educators, and communities to address the needs of exceptional students. Create an environment that cultivates learning for all. 

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy graduate program develops your technical knowledge and application skills as well as enhances your analytical, communication, and decision-making skills. This master of accountancy helps prepare you for careers in public, corporate, and non-business accounting positions. You will learn the differences between accounting and accountancy, as in the real-world and in practice, these two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a distinct difference between the two. Accountancy is the professional duties of an accountant while accounting is the actual processes. This online graduate degree offers innovative, high-quality learning opportunities for the corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit segments of the marketplace. Upon completion of the online Master of Accountancy degree, you will be able to:

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership

By pursuing a master’s in early childhood education, you will get the chance to continue growing and supporting young children as they go through their most transformative phases. This degree program will prepare you for leadership roles in early learning, as you evaluate and refine strategies and curricula used in early childhood settings. This degree can help you achieve the skills and knowledge needed in order to make a positive impact on the lives of children, as you can help shape the emotional, social and cognitive development of children up to the age of eight.

Master of Arts in Organizational Management

Develop professional competence in a world of rapid change with your  Master’s in Organizational Management degree from the Golden State College. Learn how to maintain and manage an organization’s activities and employees in a wide variety of organizational management situations. Earn the necessary management expertise to deal with the human aspects of a business organization and inspire others in the workplace. 

Master of Arts in Psychology

Explore the mind by gaining additional research knowledge from your master's degree in psychology. By completing your master’s in psychology from the Golden State College, you will learn how to integrate psychological research into real-world applications. Understanding what moves people into action and then effectively employing that information to your staff, your clients, and your colleagues will set you apart from the competition. This psychology program demonstrates your expertise at applying psychology to your work life and can help support you in taking your psychology education to the next level.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program from the College of Business & Technology  at the Golden State College delivers a challenging, rich, and relevant academic experience with the flexibility offered by a college. It focuses on the key attributes you’ll need to excel in any business – leadership, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Additionally, the MBA degree does not require you to take the GMAT or GRE (Graduate Management Admission Test/Graduate Record Examination) making it easier than ever to start earning your MBA.

Master of Human Resources Management

Set the standard for excellence in human resources with your Master of Human Resource Management degree from The Golden State College。 This program will equip you with the problem-solving, data-driven decision-making, and strategic management skills to keep professional organizations competitive in a global marketplace. Your courses will prepare you to address the social, ethical, legal, and economic issues facing virtual, domestic, and internationally focused organizations. This master’s in human resource management will help you develop the strategic leadership skills to become a valuable asset to employers. Scholarships are also available.

Master of Information Systems Management

You're an experienced information technology professional, and you're ready to move to the next level of IT leadership. The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree from the College of Business & Technology at the Golden State College can help you get there. Also known as a management information systems degree (MIS degree), this information systems management program will prepare you for roles that require critical thinking and a holistic understanding of how technology impacts organizations and individuals, while developing the management skills necessary for you to affect change and lead your IT team.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Expand your opportunities and enhance your academic credentials in the rapidly growing healthcare industry with your Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from The Golden State College. Unlike individual care doctors, becoming a public health professional prepares you for bettering the health of large populations, as you can create various programs, systems, and policies that will benefit their health needs.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Give back to your community when you earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the Golden State College. This master’s program is designed to prepare you to go into the field of criminal justice, either the academic field or a more pragmatic oriented field such as law enforcement or corrections. This master’s in criminal justice develops your skills in victimology, forensics, and cybercrime. Pursuing criminal justice will allow you to analyze how the functions of police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections are interrelated and decide if a career in criminal justice is right for you.

Advanced Master of Business Administration

The Advanced MBA is a degree program for Advanced Management schools who aspire to become global leaders for business and society.

 The Advanced MBA program gathers the most promising management students from around the world to exchange ideas and points of view that complement the knowledge and skills they learned in their home countries as MBA students.

Across all sectors, today’s global leaders must be outstanding managers. They must understand how competition works, how organizations function, and what makes leaders effective. They must have a firm grasp on major global risks and trends, thrive in cross-cultural environments, and know how to make meaningful connections across knowledge domains to craft innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to vexing problems. The Advanced MBA curriculum is built to enable students to nimbly meet these challenges of global leadership.

M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the fastest growing vocational field in the United States. Many companies rely on Industrial and Organizational (I/O)  psychology professionals to gain a competitive edge. Professionals who can identify what motivates individuals and teams to meet organizational goals continue to be in high demand in the world of business. Students in the M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at GSC study a variety of topics including personnel selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, and motivation.

Graduates are prepared to apply principles of psychology and business to effectively guide organizations and individuals to success. Students benefit from exceptional theoretical classroom training coupled with valuable real-world learning experiences.

MS in Finance

Every organization – no matter how big or small – must monitor its finances. In corporations, government agencies, private businesses, public institutions, and non-profits, the financial professionals provide the stable foundation that enables commerce. The College of  Business & Technology created the Master of Science in Finance degree program to provide comprehensive graduate-level education in corporate finance and investment. Prepare to be a leader in the important field of finance. At the Golden State College, you are not required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) in order to be admitted into the master’s in finance program. Unlike most traditional campus-based programs, this  master's in finance can be started even if you have not taken the GMAT exam which means more flexibility for you and less money to spend on test preparation materials.

MS in Health Informatics & Analytics

Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized many aspects of the health care industry, including the way health data is recorded, secured, and shared. The industry-wide implementation of electronic health records has increased access to information which is improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of heath care. With your Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree from the Golden State College, you will gain the knowledge to help health professionals provide optimal care.

MS in Instructional Design & Technology

A growing number of businesses across multiple industries look to instructional designers to create new standards for employee training and education. 

 The mission of the master’s degree in instructional design and technology prepares professionals to serve varied audiences in diverse educational contexts in the areas of effective learning analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation in a project-based curriculum that connects theoretical concepts to real-world applications.

MS in Technology Management

The Master of Science in Technology Management degree from the College of Business & Technology at the Golden State College provides you with skills required for employment in fields that leverage the application of technology in a managerial role.

 The degree program allows you to leverage the full potential of technology and organizational resources to achieve business objectives. You will study managerial skills required to successfully deploy technology to improve decision making, enhance operational efficiencies, prepare policies and action plans, and promote new products and services resulting in organizational profitability.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Achieve one of the ultimate degrees available in the education field when you earn your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education at the Golden State Colloege Attain the expertise to advance your position, further improve your credentials, or seek a career in an educational institution. If you value the importance of learning and improving our education system, then you understand why pursuing an PhD in education is necessary to enact meaningful change in schools and classrooms across the country. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services

Be a helping hand to some of society’s most vulnerable citizens with your doctorate in human services from the Golden State College. You will explore all facets of the human services field while developing the leadership skills to guide human services organizations.Your Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services explores the history, systems, theories, strategies, and policies of the human services field. You will also develop your research and scholarship skills as you work toward the preparation of your doctoral dissertation. This doctorate degree in human services is designed to not only advance your knowledge as a human services professional but also to prepare you for the requirements associated with your specialization of choice. 

Doctor of Psychology

Improve the emotional and mental health of your fellow human beings with the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from the Golden State College. In this degree program, you will build your knowledge base in the history and systems of psychology, and then you will focus your PsyD degree by selecting a specialization that aligns with your specific career and research interests. If you value the importance of improving the mental health of others, then you can understand why pursuing a doctorate in psychology is essential to enact meaningful change in society.

PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership

Reach the peak of graduate studies in leadership with the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Golden State College. This doctorate in organizational development will demonstrate your ability to assess organizations by relying on research and evidence. You will also develop your ability to anticipate the impact of strategic initiatives and organizational change. Then you will pursue more advanced courses with research, statistics, and measurement, as you work toward your dissertation. This PhD in organizational development is designed with the working professional in mind, as many of the concepts and theories learned can be practical to your current or future career.

DBA in Leadership and Management

DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) is the highest level of management education. The study of the DBA programme is designed primarily for graduates of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and 2nd degree university graduates (Ing. or Mgr.) with at least five years experience in managerial positions.Students pursuing their quantitative DBA with an Emphasis in Leadership and Management will focus on examining and analyzing events by interpreting numeric data. They will use statistical tools to clean, assess and study data, whereas students pursing their qualitative DBA will use research studies to gain insight into how and why people think, believe and behave a certain way.

Ph.D. in Business Psychology

Business psychology, more commonly called industrial and organizational (I/O or I-O) psychology, is known as one of the top-paying psychology fields.

 1 Recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a specialty in professional psychology since 1996, industrial and organizational psychology is the study of human behavior specifically in the workplace.

2 Industrial and organizational psychologists analyze and interpret workplace dynamics at both the individual level and the group level and offer solutions that improve the health of the organization as well as its employees. The Wall Street Journal identified I/O psychology as the fastest-growing field within psychology in an article about the hottest jobs of 2018.

3 The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) considers it a specialty under the umbrella of Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology, which includes I/O psychology and consulting psychology.

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