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Programs of Study

Husson University offers the following programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students. Some programs have specialized concentrations, and more detailed information is available in the sections of this catalog devoted to each School. The University also provides opportunities for undergraduate students to choose a minor program of study (see below). Students of Online and Extended Learning Programs should consult with the Center Director or Coordinator in their respective locations to determine which degrees can be completed on site or online.

Associate of Science

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal Studies

Bachelor of Science

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Liberal Studies
  • Business and Professional Studies
  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice/ Psychology
  • Data Analytics
  • Educational Studies 
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entertainment Production
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Healthcare Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communications
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Development
  • Sport Management

Masters

  • Business
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Education
  • Human Relations
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology 
  • School Counseling

First Professional Doctorate

  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Counter Terrorism and Security
  • Elementary Education (Pathways II)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entertainment & Design Technology
  • Entertainment Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Paralegal Certificate - Advanced Civil Practice
  • Paralegal Certificate - Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Sales
  • Secondary Education (Pathways II)
  • Small Business 
  • Web Design
  • Web Media

Dual Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Programs

The following programs lead to a graduate degree, but are designed for entry by undergraduate students. These programs yield both a bachelor’s and a graduate degree.

  • B.S. Accounting/Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Administration/Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems/Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Criminal Justice/M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
  • B.S. Healthcare Studies/Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Healthcare Studies/M.S. in Occupational Therapy*
  • B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management/Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Kinesiology/Doctor in Physical Therapy*
  • B.S. Sport Management/Master of Business Administration
*

Qualified individuals with a bachelor’s degree may seek admission to the third year.

Minor Programs

All students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs have the opportunity to acquire an academic minor in addition to their major course of study. Minor programs include Accounting, Behavioral Science, Biology, Coaching, Computer Information Systems, English, History, Hospitality Management, Mathematics, Natural Science, Psychology, and Tourism and Recreation. Each minor carries a minimum requirement of eighteen (18) credit hours of prescribed course work, and no more than nine (9) credit hours transferred from another college or university can be applied to meet the requirements of a minor. For specific information, students should consult the Office of the Dean of the School offering the minor.

Dual Major

A student who seeks a second or additional major for his or her baccalaureate degree must meet all General Education requirements for the original major and complete all degree requirements for both majors. A student seeking a second major should complete a “Request for Second Major” form and submit it to his or her original advisor, the new advisor within secondary major, and the department head and dean where the new major is housed. A completed transcript evaluation must be attached and submitted along with the form to the registrar’s office.

Dual/Second Master's Degree

If the graduate program allows, a student who seeks a second or additional graduate (Master’s) degree must meet admissions requirements, complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours at Husson University beyond the requirements for the first graduate (Master’s) degree and must complete all required course for the second graduate (Master’s) degree.

Experiential Learning

Internships, clinicals, and practicums combine classroom theory with practical work experience. These experiential learning opportunities are available to students when business, industry, or nonprofit institutions join with the University to provide planned periods of learning while in an employment setting. The major objective is to provide students with a career-oriented, educational program that is beneficial to both the student and the employer.

Through the blending of study and employment, students may

  1. better understand classroom theory through application to a working situation;
  2. clarify and define career goals;
  3. evaluate chosen academic majors;
  4. acquire professional experience;
  5. develop maturity, self-confidence, and communication skills; and
  6. defray a portion of their educational expenses.

Given the benefits from and variety of off-campus experiential learning opportunities, students are encouraged to consult with their advisors early in their time at Husson to understand the requirements for participating.  Early planning is also advisable since experiential learning credits could satisfy elective requirements in certain programs of study.  

Army R.O.T.C.

Army ROTC is a college elective program designed to develop individual leadership skills for either a military or civilian career. Husson students can participate in the ROTC program during freshman and sophomore college years without any military obligation.  Credits from ROTC courses can be applied to traditional degree programs like business, criminal justice or nursing.  Students will take classes at Husson during their first two years with some physical fitness at the University of Maine campus in Orono.  Students will join with University of Maine colleagues in their third and fourth years for classes on the Orono campus.  

Army ROTC gives students a wide range of experiences while you work toward your college degree. ROTC combines classroom instruction with hands-on training. The results are skills that give an edge over peers when it comes time to look for a job. Participants may gain scholarship status in their second year and graduate from ROTC as second lieutenants in the Army.