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Accounting
College of Business
Bachelor's

Accountants are responsible for producing valuable information that is reliable and relevant for any entity to run efficiently. These professionals assess financial statements that are critical to decision-making processes. The Husson University accounting program offers a strong core of professional courses within a classroom and experiential learning framework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All students participate in a paid internship which could equal a maximum of 18 academic credits. The degree includes a CPA preparatory course unique to Husson and qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.



The demand for accountants is projected to grow by 15 percent nationwide between the years of 2016-2025 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries range from $40,850 to $115,950.
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Accounting - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Accountants play a pivotal role in the success and strength of business. The fully online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares you with the critical and decision-making skills necessary for a successful accounting career. Through experiential education, you’ll learn to analyze financial information and strategize effectively, which will improve business outcomes across various enterprises. Required internships will give you the opportunity to gain even more real-world experience.



Through this program, you’ll prepare to pass your certified public accountant (CPA) exam.

You can also continue on for our fifth-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) option, allowing you to seamlessly continue your education and get an advanced business education in just one year.

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MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 48 CREDITS

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGAC-NP) program provides students with the skills, knowledge and clinical experiences necessary to deliver comprehensive advanced nursing care to acutely ill young adults, older adults and the elderly. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), this program prepares graduates to sit for the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) certification exam as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Adult Gerontology.

 

 

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Audio Engineering
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

The world of professional audio is broad, exciting, and competitive. NESCom Audio Engineering is unique in its diverse approach to preparing students for success in this rewarding industry. In addition to music production and recording, NESCom can prepare graduates for a variety of audio careers including post-production, live sound, and broadcast audio.

Audio Engineering students receive training in recording, mixing, and editing; a foundation in the physics of sound and electricity; and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. With plenty of hands-on labs, students learn engineering techniques from expert faculty as they master equipment in world-class studios. Following a junior year choice between a focus in music recording or post-production, students culminate their studies with either a music album project, or a film or TV project in which they must capture, edit, and mix all dialogue, music, and sound effects.

For Fall 2020, Communications Technology will be replaced by two new programs:

Audio Engineering with concentrations in Music Production, Post Production and Live Sound Production

Video Production, with a concentration in Film Production



Three Separate But Interwoven Concentrations

Over two dozen courses are offered between the Live Sound Production, Music Production and Post Production concentrations. There are also electives in mass communication, marketing, web design, video/film production, graphic/visual design and entertainment production, for students to acquire the unique and diverse education they desire.

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Biology / Biochemistry Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The optional Biochemistry concentration for Biology students works for those interested in a broad-based biology/chemistry curriculum whose flexible design allows students to create a customized major that fits their own unique interests. At Husson, the biochemistry concentration increases student understanding of fundamental and advanced biological and chemical processes. The Biology degree with a concentration in Biochemistry also positions successful graduates for careers or graduate school.



Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program with a concentration in biochemistry at Husson are interested in biosciences, chemistry and the potential of new scientific discoveries to revolutionize our world. There are many job opportunities for individuals who have completed a biology degree with a biochemistry concentration, including work in federal government labs, state and local government labs, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, cosmetic manufacturers, and chemical and petroleum industries. 

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Biology
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

This program is ideal for students interested in biological science or research careers. The program’s flexible design allows students to create a customized curriculum tailored to their own unique interests. The degree includes courses that focus on biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels. The Biology program prepares students for successful admission into postgraduate programs in biology or for a range of careers in the life sciences. Students receive highly individualized attention as they increase their understanding of fundamental and advanced biological principles. All biology majors must complete a research project in their senior year that requires original experimentation. Students have the option of completing a biology degree with a concentration in Biochemistry or Environmental Science.



Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program at Husson care about their world and the people who populate it. They are interested in biosciences and the potential of new scientific discoveries to revolutionize our daily lives. These successful students are individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to education and love learning.

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Business Administration
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

Many of the fastest growing areas of the global economy are in business. This growth is increasing the demand for qualified professionals who can enhance organizational productivity and profitability. Developing the skills to manage and lead people is the goal of management education. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, utilizing a combination of the latest real-world business thinking and cutting-edge technology. Students here develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination will help you become workplace-ready. Upon graduation, you will be able to add value immediately to existing companies or startup operations. 

Business Administration areas of concentration:

Small Business Entrepreneurship — Students interested in starting their own business or who would like to work in a small business environment would benefit from the specialty classes offered to students in this concentration. Many current and future job opportunities will be with small and family-owned businesses. 

Financial Management — Students in this concentration will take courses to prepare them to work in various capacities in banks, as stock brokers, insurance agents, consultants or in real estate.

Financial Planning — As with many Maine professions, many of the current financial planners are near retirement age, and firms are looking for new entrants into this field. This concentration will enable students to sit for the CFP exam and make them more marketable. 

General — This concentration covers all areas of business. It also offers several open electives giving the student an opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest.

Healthcare Management — This program challenges students to explore the organizational structure of healthcare institutions and develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of psychological, social, cultural and political factors in healthcare delivery.

Interdisciplinary Program of Study — This program allows a student to combine two of the above concentrations. Currently, combinations are offered for finance and hospitality management, accounting and hospitality management, and sports management and hospitality management.

International Business — Students graduating with this concentration will have broad exposure to the global economy and will be prepared to work in international marketing, sales or management.

Management — This concentration gives a complete overview of the various business administration areas and provides the graduate a great deal of flexibility in the job market because of the broad education background.

Marketing Management — This program covers a broad range of subjects, but will require specific courses that help prepare students to work in sales, advertising, marketing research, public relations, or the media.



Business administration leads with...

• Students who manage a real investment portfolio valued at over $250,000.

• Business skill computer simulations that allow students to compete with other students across the globe.

• Students who work with entrepreneurs in developing nations via KIVA to provide micro-loans.

• Nine different concentration choices and 10 additional certificate choices.

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Business Administration / Management Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

The business world will always need effective leaders. Our fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Management concentration will prepare you for leadership positions directing the operations of an organization. You’ll develop proficiency in a variety of disciplines including accounting, economics, management and marketing. You’ll hone your problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills while developing competencies in data analytics, strategic planning, and selling goods and services.

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Business Administration / Marketing Management Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Marketing managers and their teams help to bring products and services to consumers, resulting in a stronger bottom line for their company or organization. Through our 100% online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Management concentration, you’ll acquire skills in accounting, economics, management, as well as marketing management. You’ll develop proficiency in communications, data analytics, problem solving and decision-making. When you graduate, you’ll be career-ready for a wide range of industries including sales, advertising, marketing research, public relations, or the media.

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Business Administration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Many of the fastest growing areas of the global economy are in business. Gain the foundational skills you’ll need for a successful business career through this 100% online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. You’ll learn and develop skills in a variety of disciplines including accounting, economics, management and marketing. Your classes will focus on what organizations value most: communications, problem solving and decision-making skills, the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work; data analytics skills; technical knowledge; and the ability to sell goods and services.



You can choose to specialize with a concentration which can help you become even more marketable.

  • Management: Get a complete overview of the various business administration areas and gain flexibility in the job market.
  • Marketing Management: Take specific courses that help prepare you to work in sales, advertising, marketing research, public relations, or the media.
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Business and Professional Studies
College of Business
Bachelor's

If you have an Associate’s degree or Applied Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community or technical college you can transfer up to 60 credits toward your Bachelor’s degree. 

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Business and Professional Studies - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

This fully online Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies degree offers a broad-based curriculum which prepares you in areas most relevant to today’s business world. Your business coursework will include accounting, law, economics, financial management, marketing, employee relations, management practice, strategy and international business. This flexible program includes many elective credits so you can customize your studies as you gain the credentials you need for workplace success. 

This program allows for the generous transfer of college credit you have earned from other schools. It is possible to receive additional credit for college-level exams (such as CLEP or DANTES exams), military training and other accredited sources. You do not need to have earned an associate degree, but if you have completed a degree, your credits will be evaluated individually.

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Accounting - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Accounting program prepares students for work as bookkeepers, tellers, accounts payable clerks and accounts receivable clerks and covers private and public accounting topics.

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Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice expands the knowledge base in the area of civil litigation. Students will gain higher competencies as outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Advanced Music Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Add advanced skills of music production to your proficiency in either live sound production or post production. You'll learn advanced mixing, recording, and music production techniques and gain valuable experience working recording events in the NESCom audio studio and with the video department.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Advanced Post Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Combine your current proficienty in either live sound production or music production with advanced skills in post production. You'll learn foley recording, dialogue recording, and field recording and production techniques and also gain valuable experience working video shoots, field productions, and film shoots with the video department.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Applied Mental Health - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
The eight required courses make up the required and approved courses that meet the updated standards for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification.

To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Audio Engineering - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

This certificate is designed for students interested in courses providing basic knowledge in audio vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, introductory recording & mixing, technology, and music production.

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Business Administration - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration prepares students in the areas of business organization, management, policy and practices.

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Business Analytics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

There’s a growing demand for professionals who can interpret and analyze data to help solve problems and seize new opportunities across industries. Business analytics is all about helping people and businesses make informed decisions that will advance their organizations. Through these studies, students will learn how to harness the power of data: how to collect and analyze data to best serve clients, customers, and the public.

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Competitive Intelligence - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Competitive Intelligence certificate is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career in a new and dynamic field of integrated business intelligence.

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Conservation Law Enforcement - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Conservation Law Enforcement offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career protecting natural resources as trained professionals. This is particularly relevant for students who want to build careers that include state game warden, national park ranger, marine patrol officer, U.S. Forest Service ranger or federal wildlife officer.

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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice provides advanced instruction for paralegals in the area of criminal litigation.

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Data Analytics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Data Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in data analytics, you’ll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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Elementary Education - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals who already possess a Bachelor's degree for K-8 Pathways II Teaching Certification. You'll learn about and apply best instructional practices for all major academic areas, including reading and language arts, math, science and social studies. You'll take a culminating seminar in conjunction with a semester-long student-teaching placement.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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Entrepreneurship - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students the understanding and knowledge necessary to start a new business or business unit or product line.

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Esports Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills required for management positions within the growing esports industry, which is expected to surpass $1 billion in revenue in 2021. This certificate is designed to teach you about this industry and help you gain skills required for management positions.

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Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Through this program, you'll learn the unique characteristics of filmmaking and storytelling, in both the planning and the artistic development of production. These skills can be applied to filmmaking, live production, documentaries and commercials, preparing you to build a career in this exciting industry.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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Finance - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Finance Certificate offers students an opportunity to take both introductory and upper level business courses in finance. These courses can be applied to a B.S. or M.B.A. degree at Husson University as a way to augment a degree. Additionally, non-degree students can demonstrate an understanding of major financial concepts. This program will also allow non-traditional students wanting to take the courses necessary to sit for the the Certified Financial Planners examination to earn an advanced certificate.

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Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

This certificate is designed for students who would like to complement their current skill set, whether communications related or not, with the fundamental skills of video production. Courses will provide students with a basic knowledge in video vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, broadcast and studio production.

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Graphic Design - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

The Certificate in Graphic Design focuses on the design process and how to develop a piece from concept to delivery. The program covers design and technology processes that are used in print, web, visual and production design. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

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Hospitality - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Hospitality Management prepares students to understand the basic standards of Hospitality and Tourism. These courses focus on the customer service skills that are vital to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and that their needs and expectations are met or exceeded on a daily basis. 

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Pre Law - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Pre Law certificate program provides Legal Studies students with advanced instruction in areas of law which will enable graduates to demonstrate higher level competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Expand your career options in audio engineering with advanced skills in live sound. You'll learn advanced sound reinforcement and speaker system technology and gain valuable experience working live events for NESCom Mobile Productions and with the Live Sound department.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu
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Marketing Communications - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

The Certificate in Marketing Communications is designed for those students, including international students, who want an exposure to the creative side of business known as Marketing Communications. Topics covered include an overview of public relations, advertising, graphic design, and social media marketing.

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Paralegal Studies - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal Studies prepares students for understanding the basic areas of law.

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Photography - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

The photography certificate is designed to reestablish a link to traditional fundamental photographic practices, while embracing relevant technological advancements. The collection of courses within this certificate provides historical perspective, compositional aesthetics, lighting, and lens perspective, which are all still relevant.

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Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Gain knowledge of radio production and operational skills, including introduction to FCC rules and regulations, on-air performance as well as short and long form production. This is an opportunity to add performance and production media skills to your existing skill sets.

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Sales - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Sales prepares students in the areas of sales and marketing management; and professional selling building understanding of real world concepts and best practices.

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Secondary Education - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals who already possess a Bachelor's degree for Grades 7-12 Pathways II Teaching Certification. You'll learn about and apply best instructional practices for secondary-level disciplines.

  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Life Science
  • Secondary Physical Science


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Small Business Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Small Business Management will help students understand the theories of big business and management and how to apply them to the running of a small company.

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Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

The Certificate in Digital and Social Media Marketing provides students with knowledge of the online and social media marketplace and how to strategically leverage it for business success. This certificate is designed for students as well as working professionals in the field of advertising, public relations, marketing and small business.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Expand your skillset with a foundation in virtual and augmented reality. Through this program, you’ll learn about iOS app development, programming principles for augmented reality and applications for this cutting edge field.

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Web Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Design is suited for any professional or aspiring entrepreneur wanting to have a solid foundation in core web concepts and technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript. The Certificate in Web Design prepares students to be able to work with internal or external web or marketing teams in support of web and web marketing initiatives. Students will learn to maintain and manage an existing web presence, and also to be able to define, design, develop and deploy a basic web presence.

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Web Media - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Media provides a basic knowledge in the use of media-related software tools, general web concepts, search marketing and user-experience and interaction design as well as the ability to communicate a market driven perspective with regard to all media.

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MS – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) – 63 Credits

This CACREP accredited program prepares professionals for national certification and state licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Students take courses in individual and group counseling; theories; ethics clinical practice; as well as social and cultural competency. They also study diagnosis and treatment planning; addictions; crisis intervention and research applications. Field experience includes a 100-hour practicum and 900-hour internship in a clinical counseling setting.

The course sequence and content are guided by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the licensing requirements of the State of Maine.



The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program combines preparation for certification and licensure with rich practice experiences for those seeking national certification and state licensure as a clinical Professional Counselor (Maine: LCPC) or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).

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Criminal Justice
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Criminal Justice program at Husson University educates students in the many professions in the criminal justice and private sector security career fields. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of law, budgeting, and policy-making, with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology and leadership essential to effective performance in organizations. 

Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiential internships with organizations related to the Criminal Justice field that they choose. The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/MSCJA degree can be accelerated and completed in four years.

Students in this program are eligible to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, which certifies individuals to become eligible for employment as part-time law enforcement officers in the State of Maine, while also receiving six college credits. Students in their fourth year of the program may choose to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to be eligible for employment as a full time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine and receive fifteen college credits as well.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: “The safety and well being of our Nation’s citizens greatly depends on the police officers, detectives, and special agents responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations. Duties vary widely by the size and type of organization but in most jurisdictions, whether on or off duty, law enforcement officers are expected to exercise their authority whenever necessary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also indicates that overall job prospects for public sector criminal justice professionals is expected to be good from 2014 to 2024. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow four percent. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and law enforcement or military experience, especially investigative experience, as well as those who speak more than one language, should have the best job opportunities.



Concentrations available in Psychology and National/Corporate Security for the bachelor's program.
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MS – Criminal Justice Administration
College of Business
Master's

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA) – 36 Credits

The MSCJA program focuses on building strengths in law, budgeting, and policy-making while developing advanced skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology, and leadership. A real world criminal justice orientation is integrated into active classes that are open to students from a variety of academic and occupational backgrounds. 

Classes are scheduled on evenings and weekends to accommodate participants' work schedules. 

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Criminal Justice / Psychology
College of Business
Bachelor's

This dual degree program Criminal Justice and Psychology at Husson University provides students with an opportunity to achieve an educational foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of both criminal justice and psychology. This strong background across disciplines allows students to appreciate the critically important relationship between criminality and psychological factors.

The successful law enforcement professional requires an understanding of the forensic application of psychology to the investigation of crime in order to promote successful outcomes. The qualified forensic practitioner must have a thorough grounding in criminal justice, police operations and the law to effectively assess and treat offenders and victims. To accomplish this, students in the dual degree program are exposed to coursework that prepares them for clinical and law enforcement careers. 

During the fourth and fifth years, students are required to complete a practicum experience in Psychology and may choose to complete an internship in a criminal justice-related setting. Upon completion of the core psychology coursework, the student is also able to apply for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Level (MHRT-C) in the State of Maine.

The dual degree program also provides the option of attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, allowing the student to earn six college credits and become eligible to work as a part-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine. Those students in their final year of study may choose instead to attend the Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to become eligible to work as a full-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine, while earning fifteen college credits.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: “The safety and well being of our Nation’s citizens greatly depends on the police officers, detectives, and special agents responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations. Duties vary widely by the size and type of organization but in most jurisdictions, whether on or off duty, law enforcement officers are expected to exercise their authority whenever necessary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also indicates that overall job prospects for public sector criminal justice professionals is expected to be good from 2014 to 2024. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow four percent. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and law enforcement or military experience, especially investigative experience, as well as those who speak more than one language, should have the best job opportunities.

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Elementary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

At Husson University, the Elementary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for elementary and middle school (K-8) teaching certification. Throughout the coursework and classroom experiences, students learn and apply best practices for all major academic areas, including reading, math, science, and social studies. The program is comprised of a combination of professional education and liberal arts coursework. In addition, the program integrates substantial experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms. Husson has developed the Elementary Education curriculum sequence to support the requirements of both the PRAXIS CORE and PRAXIS II examinations. The program has been approved by the Maine State Department of Education and incorporates Maine’s Teaching Standards and the Maine Learning Results.



Elementary Education program graduates may choose to teach in the private or public school classrooms. Middle school instruction may focus upon one academic subject area, drawing upon the teacher’s area of concentration. Husson University prides itself on its high professional placement rate. While beginning teacher salaries vary nationally, career opportunities are becoming more plentiful as an increased demand for educators is projected over the next decade.

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English
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The English major at Husson University provides students with the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are essential for success in a range of fields, including law, education, and business. Studies show that most CEOs explicity look to hire college graduates who have the skills students focus on as English majors. By mid-career, English majors earn more than psychology majors and the same as nurses. Personal attention from dedicated and Ph.D.-level faculty in small classes defines the English major experience at Husson.

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Biology / Environmental Science Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The Biology program with a concentration in Environmental Science provides students with a strong, broad-based foundation in the natural and physical processes that affect the functioning of our planet, as well as social and political factors influencing environmental policy and management. Successful completion of the program prepares students for positions in local, state, and federal government agencies, private environmental organizations, or graduate school in scientific or policy-related environmental disciplines.

The first-year curriculum includes general education, science and math courses necessary to create a fundamental base of knowledge that will be built upon in subsequent courses.



Students who graduate with a Biology degree with a concentration in Environmental Science are in high demand, making this a great time to explore environmental work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022 – faster than the average for all occupations. This program is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a policy writer, consultant, developer, conservationist, educator or ecologist.

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Exercise Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science prepares students for careers in healthcare, coaching, or graduate work. Graduates of exercise science programs are trained to assess, design, and implement exercise plans for groups and individuals who may be healthy or have diseases or injuries. Professionals in this field may evaluate risk factors, conduct assessments, develop appropriate fitness or treatment plans and motivate people toward healthy behaviors in a variety of settings.



Often, graduates of exercise science programs go on to medical school or other postgraduate professional medical programs. Individuals completing this program are qualified to become fitness trainers and instructors. They earned $36,100 per year on average in 2015. The career field is expected to grow approximately eight percent between now and 2024.

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Extended Reality (XR)
College of Business
Bachelor'sCertificate

Through the Extended Reality (XR) program, you’ll learn to use innovative computing tools to create a more usable, immersive and interactive technology experience. The adoption of XR technologies is surging across all industries, increasing the demand for professionals trained in this rapidly growing field.

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MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 48 CREDITS

The family nurse practitioner (FNP) program is designed for those seeking to provide improved access to family healthcare. This Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited program leads to either a Master of Science in nursing degree (48 credit hours) or a post-master’s certificate. Graduates from the MSN-FNP program are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialling Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. All courses are online or “hybrid” in nature.

Applications are completed through NursingCAS.org.

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Forensic Science
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Forensic Science bachelor’s degree program strives to educate the next generation of practicing forensic scientists. The course of study gives students the opportunity to examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis. Students work with blood and other biological fluids, hair, gunshot residue, drugs, fibers, paint, glass and impression evidence. Students also gain proficiency in preparing written scientific reports on their findings and conclusions in mock cases. Capstone coursework during the final semesters of study builds on this foundation with an emphasis on the application of natural science to criminal justice.

The field of forensic science is currently expanding in response to increases in forensic technology, higher expectations of quality standards and more stringent court requirements. In providing highly educated individuals who are qualified to fill entry-level forensic science positions, Husson University is helping to meet the current and future needs of the justice system.



Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 27 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Forensic Science graduates can expect to seek local, national and international employment opportunities in forensic science, police departments and medical/coroner’s offices. Other employment opportunities exist in the medical, pharmaceutical and quality assurance fields. Graduates of this program would also be eligible for entry-level positions in medical scientific research and could progress toward advanced degrees.
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Business Analytics - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The graduate certificate in Business Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in business analytics, you'll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Healthcare Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program helps prepare students for managerial and administrative roles in the healthcare industry.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management program helps prepare students for upper-level management roles in the hospitality and tourism industry through coursework focused on the latest standards in operations and customer service.

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Human Resource Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Human Resource management is an important function in any business. The graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides students with a foundation in key topics within human resource management including staffing and selection, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Risk Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Risk Management program is designed to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage in times of uncertainty.

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Graphic / Visual Design
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

If you’re creative, like to work with technology, have a good visual sense, and want a career that uses your imagination, you may want to earn a degree in Graphic/Visual Design. Graphic designers convey messages visually for businesses and organizations. They use specialized software to create logos, motion design, print materials, web sites and much more. At Husson, you’ll explore topics such as animation, 3-D graphics, web design, graphic design, user experience, and virtual and augmented reality environments. You’ll work hands-on, learning to develop content for a wide range of areas, including marketing, business operations and engineering, while gaining experience. And you’ll practice your craft in state-of-the-art learning facilities such as Gracie Theatre, Wildey Communications Center and the Interactive Experience Center (IEX), slated to open in 2021.

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Health Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences prepares students for graduate study in the fields of medicine, public health, or allied health. The program gives students the flexibility to prepare for a wide range of professional careers in health and medicine as it fulfills the general requirements for entry into most graduate-level health professions programs. This allows students to tailor their degree to support their particular area of interest. The health sciences program is also a pathway for students who want to complete a graduate degree in physical therapy or pharmacy here at Husson. 

Pre-Pharmacy
Students interested in a pre-pharmacy curriculum are offered admission to the Health Sciences degree program. Qualified students in this pre-professional track may apply to the Husson School of Pharmacy during their second year of study at the university for third-year entry into the professional phase. Husson students are guaranteed admission to the professional pharmacy program if they meet all the relevant criteria. 

Pre-Med
Students pursuing a career as a doctor of medicine begin by selecting the Pre-Med track in  the health sciences program. Students in this track have their own Pre-Med advisor who help them prepare for medical school, ensuring that all requirements for the degree and admission to medical school are completed.

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Healthcare Administration and Public Health - Online
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

As our healthcare system grows, the demand for healthcare administrators is also increasing. Through our fully online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Public Health, you’ll prepare for a career in areas such as healthcare management, marketing, research, quality improvement, public health and public policy. You’ll learn the important social, cultural, and demographic factors that impact the structure of our healthcare system. You’ll learn to apply your specialized knowledge to ensure that health organizations have strong operational, quality/safety, and financial footings to best serve patients, families and communities.

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Healthcare Administration and Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

A critical group of professionals partner with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other caregivers to make sure healthcare organizations have strong operational, quality/safety, and financial footings in order to best serve patients, families, and communities. Healthcare leaders are essential to the success of hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, public health departments, nursing homes, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, biotechnology companies, and research institutions, to name just a few.

The B.S. degree in Healthcare Administration & Public Health increases opportunities for students to find meaningful and well-paid professional roles in the healthcare industry. The Healthcare Administration & Public Health degree also qualifies students to pursue advanced academic studies in graduate and professional schools, including Husson University programs such as the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management and the Master’s in Occupational Therapy, as well as advanced degrees in public health. Students may also concentrate on health information systems as part of the B.S. in Healthcare Administration & Public Health.



Those seeking to advance in healthcare leadership will often find many promotion opportunities that may result in earning annual incomes between $50,000 and $100,000, depending on the type and size of the organization they work for*. According to Salary.com, senior level careerists in healthcare leadership, (after about 20 years) earn, on average in excess of $150,000 per year**.
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Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

This program provides a very strong core of hospitality and tourism courses, a strategically balanced business acumen and a varied general education background. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, through a combination of the latest cutting-edge technology and real-world business thinking. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program requires students develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination helps students to become not only workplace-ready but also ready to add value immediately to any company or organization.



Concentration opportunities are available in:

  • Sales and Marketing This degree places emphasis on the hotel and retail management industries. The second most responsible position in most major hotels is now the Director of Sales position.
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship This degree places an emphasis on the career opportunities in family business and franchise management that are prevalent in the hospitality industry.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, one out of every nine U.S. jobs is created directly or indirectly as a result of travel and tourism. In our home state of Maine, tourism contributed over $8.87 billion to the economy and supported 105,957 jobs which is roughly 16% of the employment. The travel and tourism industry is expected to add more than 70 million jobs worldwide over the next decade, according to Deloitte. As you can see, there is significant interest in quality leisure time experiences and this is creating demand for qualified employees.

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MS – Human Relations
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in Human Relations (MSHR) – 39 Credits

Students will develop skills in human development, as well as individual and group dynamics with a strong emphasis on communication skills. For the degree, students will complete 24 hours of core coursework in counseling. The remaining 15 hours are electives that may be taken from graduate programs in counseling, business, education, or criminal justice to tailor a graduate degree in human relations to the student’s area of interest. Graduates go on to work in positions in higher education, healthcare, business and banking, human resources, social services, and government.

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Integrated Technology
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Integrated Technology program is designed to prepare you with a solid understanding of business processes, as well as tech skills. You’ll learn to help businesses and organizations by creating computer information systems, developing software and engaging in web design and development. 



Concentration opportunities are available in:

  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Software Development
  • Web Design and Development
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Integrated Technology / Software Development Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Software developers are in great demand and employment in this career is predicted grow by 22% through 2029. Our fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Technology with a Software Development concentration will prepare you with the skills needed to build a successful career in this field. You’ll receive specialized training in integrated technology along with a strong core of general business courses through our hands-on curriculum. You’ll learn to effectively analyze customer needs and develop solutions while gaining the ability to develop, create, and modify enterprise software or specialized utility programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to industry-endorsed certifications. When you graduate, you’ll have expertise in areas ranging from building direct hardware interfaces to enterprise application development.

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Integrated Technology / Web Design and Development Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Our 100% online Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Technology with a Web Design and Development concentration prepares you to develop and maintain the web presence for any organization. You’ll learn to create solutions for consumers and businesses through our experienced-based program based on the core fundamentals along with emerging techniques and technologies. You’ll learn about visual and experience design, technical development, marketing, and project management. Our holistic approach to web design gives our graduates the option to pursue a wide variety of web-related careers.

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Journalism / Mass Communications
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

As part of keeping pace with modern industry practices, the Journalism program at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) provides the education and skills graduates need to deliver news and information through multiple media platforms. You’ll learn how to write, report, and produce the news for the Web, newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. This includes learning how to conduct interviews, shoot and edit video, gather and edit sound for radio through the University’s radio station (WHSN) and television broadcast network. And as part of your education, you’ll learn how news organizations function. Whether you envision a career as a digital news reporter, TV news reporter or anchor, you’ll get the education that can help you launch your career. Students participate in actual news reports so they’ll have the experience they need to hit the ground running after graduation.



Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the Journalism and Sports Journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

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Legal Studies Pre-Law
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a Pre-Law concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a program that prepares them for law school or work in the legal field. Students are also eligible to receive a certificate, which expands employment opportunities as a paralegal.

Husson University offers an unparalleled range of over twenty legal courses including Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law, Probate Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Research and Writing as well as invaluable experiential learning through internship opportunities.

Husson’s program is specifically aligned with the ABA Core Skills and Values which include: analytic and problem solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills, public service and the promotion of justice.

3+3 Option with the Maine School of Law
Students can accelerate their completion of this degree and apply early to the University of Maine School of Law with the support of an academic adviser.

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Liberal Studies
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree program is an Individualized Program of Study (IPS) providing a broad background in the arts and sciences and specialization in two academic areas of particular interest to the student. This allows the student an opportunity to establish a broader base in general education than is ordinarily feasible, while combining in-depth study in different academic disciplines in ways not possible under the structure of traditional academic majors.

The IPS is designed by the student with help from a three-member Advisory Committee appointed by the Program Coordinator. The Advisory Committee must formally approve the IPS at least two academic semesters prior to the expected graduation date. As part of the approval process, the Advisory Committee ensures that the IPS meets all philosophical and structural requirements of the degree.

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Marketing Communications
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

If you like doing something different everyday, enjoy talking to people, are passionate and creative, write well, and can work by yourself as well as with a team, then a Marketing Communications career may be for you. Marketing Communications is about creating and refining the images and message to the consumer and the public. Our students learn about the integrated use of marketing, public relations, advertising, graphic design and social media. The Marketing Communications program also includes courses in web design, video/film, photography, entertainment production, hospitality management and business. The options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse education they desire.



Outside of Class Opportunities
As part of their studies, students can attend professional development workshops and networking sessions as part of the program’s partnership with the Maine Public Relations Council and our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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Master of Business Administration - Online
College of Business
MBAMaster's

Our fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to help prepare you to launch or advance your career. Our program infuses our faculty’s industry experience with active experiential learning using a combination of the latest business practices and cutting-edge technology. You’ll develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. You’ll build essential management skills that you can apply to your current career – or specialize with a concentration which can give you a head start in your chosen career, help you change careers, or enable you to become even more marketable in your current industry. Our concentration options include:

  • Athletic Administration. Behind every team in every league is a group of business professionals. In our MBA with a concentration in Athletic Administration, you'll take courses that span key topics central to all organizations enabling you to lead change management, strategic planning, and policy-making initiatives for teams and athletic organizations to build your career in sports administration.
  • Business Analytics. In our MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics you’ll take courses in finance, marketing, leadership, business theory as well as developing the skills to collect, organize, and analyze information in order to improve organizational performance. Being proficient and conversant in these areas is a must to ensure you are prepared to be a positive impact on any business.
  • Healthcare Management. Combine the challenge and reward of business with the life-changing service of healthcare. You’ll learn from both professors and healthcare industry professionals and explore coursework in healthcare economics, financial management, and quality management.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will discover strategies that help businesses develop technologies, improve processes, and reach new markets. You’ll explore best practices for launching successful ventures while preparing for a career at a range of organizations, including leading corporations, small businesses, tech startups, nonprofit organizations and more.
  • Organizational Management. Knowing how an organization runs and how to optimize that organization to be more efficient and effective is an invaluable skill in business. You will develop advanced knowledge in organizational behavior, leadership and ethics, staffing and training, and labor and employment law. This knowledge base will prepare you to lead and manage people in ways that help organizations increase their productivity and profitability.
  • Risk Management. Risk managers offer their expertise to forecast and avoid threats, enabling companies to achieve their goals. You’ll take courses in finance, marketing, leadership, business theory and develop critical skills for addressing risks to operational processes and managing a business crisis. This concentration will prepare you with unique knowledge and skills desired by insurance companies, leading corporations and nonprofit organizations.
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Master of Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

The Master of Public Health program will prepare you to be part of the solution in leading change and improving the health of populations. This program features coursework in health research methods, program planning, epidemiology, health policy and more. You’ll complete 24 credits in core coursework and 9 credits of electives to customize your degree with your career goals. An internship and capstone round out your degree to prepare you for a career in community health, health education and health services management.

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MBA – Business Administration
College of Business
MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 36 Credits

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen analysis, decision-making, and implementation skills. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of accounting, finance, economics, strategy and marketing with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, assessment and leadership that are essential to effective performance in organizations.

While the Master of Business Administration program has been designed primarily for the education of management generalists, the curriculum also contains the following specialized program options:

On Campus and/or Online

 

On Campus Only



Online

The fully online Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen your skills in analysis, decision-making and leadership. The coursework is a carefully constructed balance of advanced study in traditional business areas like accounting, finance, operations and marketing combined with skills development in communication, interpersonal relations and leadership – areas that are essential to effective performance in the business world.

If you’re looking for a program that offers additional opportunities for specialized knowledge, Husson’s online degree offers you the option to tailor your education in ways that meet your specific career goals, through concentrations in biotechnology and innovation, healthcare management, and organizational management. All of this is delivered through a flexible, online educational format that allows you to devote time and energy to your professional and personal life as you pursue a life-changing degree.

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Nursing
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor's

The School of Nursing gives special attention to each student. We pride ourselves in knowing our students and helping them to achieve their educational goals. Faculty represent a full range of specialty areas in nursing and most are actively practicing as well as teaching. Our resources include modern nursing laboratories including state-of-the-art simulation equipment and academic electronic health records, supportive clinical partners within regional hospitals and community health-care agencies throughout the state.



The demand for registered nurses currently exceeds the supply, at both the local and national levels. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, experienced nurses earn over $72,180/year (mean) with those at the top of the scale earning $102,990 per year (2016). Entry level Registered Nurses on average can expect to earn $47,120 per year (2016).

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MS – Occupational Therapy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
The Occupational Therapy program at Husson University prepares graduate students for this high-growth profession and to incorporate creativity, flexibility and problem solving to assist clients with developing solutions for the challenges they face.

The standard MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree while the advanced MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Both programs emphasize research and critical thinking. This method prepares students to practice and contribute to evidence-based practices as practitioners. The program does have some prerequisite requirements.

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Occupational Therapy / Healthcare Administration and Public Health
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor'sMaster's

Occupational therapy education prepares you to work with people of all ages including those who have psychosocial, physical, emotional and developmental challenges that may interfere with living productive and meaningful lives. Occupational therapists work in many clinical and community based settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, clinics, and clients’ homes.

Husson University’s School of Occupational Therapy admits up to 40 first-year undergraduate students annually into the 5-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science(BS/MS) track. This program consists of 2 years of pre-professional coursework followed by 3 years of professional coursework. Students receive a BS in Healthcare Administration and Public Health at the end of their fourth year of study, and the MS in Occupational Therapy at the completion of the professional program.

A number of clinical experiences are embedded in the professional phase of the program including opportunities to participate in interprofessional activities in the SimLab and the ProBono Clinic. In addition, students complete 120 hours of fieldwork consisting of three Level I clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours total each) and two, 12-week full-time Level II clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours per week).



U.S. News & World Report ranks occupational therapist as #9 on the Best Health Care Jobs List. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment of occupational therapists will grow 24 percent between 2016 and 2026. According to the same source, the average annual salary for occupational therapists was $83,200 in 2017. This may vary based on region and nature of employment, such as years of experience and administrative status.

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Business Administration
College of Business
Bachelor's

The online Bachelor of Science in business administration program is designed to provide students with the skills they need for a variety of careers. This flexible, powerful degree has produced a worldwide network of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, organizational leaders, and consultants for more than 100 years. Students learn and practice skills in a variety of disciplines.

In addition to the general, comprehensive option, Husson Online offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree with a marketing management concentration or management concentration. These concentrations allow students to tailor their education to specific career fields.

 

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PharmD – Pharmacy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – 148 Credits

This entry-level professional degree prepares students for licensure as practicing pharmacists. Students are required to complete two years of undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework before applying. Coursework emphasizes chemical science application, understanding drug actions, basic administrative sciences, patient care and drug therapy, and experiential components.

Applications are completed through PharmCAS.org.

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Pharmacy / Health Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Our accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is organized in a 2+4-year format. This means you can earn a BS in Health Sciences and a PharmD in just six years, saving time and money. In your first two years in Health Sciences, you’ll build a foundation with emphasis on biology, chemistry and math. In the professional phase, you’ll take a wide variety of pharmaceutical, socio-behavioral and clinical practice courses during the first three years. Your final professional year is dedicated to advanced clinical practice rotations. At the successful completion of the professional phase, you’ll graduate with your bachelor and doctoral degrees, and you’ll be eligible to sit for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX).



Pharmacists are increasingly becoming vital members of the healthcare team. They recommend, manage and improve patient compliance with medication for acute and chronic disease states. They provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings and offer immunizations. They also educate other health professionals about the impact of medications on an individual’s physical and cognitive function – and contribute to the improved health, wellness, and safety of the patients they serve.

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PharmD – Pharmacy/MBA
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 30 Credits

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – 148 Credits

In the dual graduate degree PharmD/MBA program, students receive the education and hands-on skills necessary to pursue competitive management and administrative positions in pharmacy, business, and healthcare.

Applications are completed through PharmCAS.org.

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DPT – Physical Therapy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 115 Credits

The graduate degree DPT program prepares students for clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist. Active learning strategies with integrated clinical experiences promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for clinical competence. The program admits students either as freshman entry or after completion of a science related BS degree.

Applications are completed through PTCAS.org

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Physical Therapy / Exercise Science
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor'sDoctorate

Physical Therapy (PT) is a healthcare profession that works to optimize a person’s function and movement. Physical therapists use examination, diagnosis and treatment to correct movement dysfunction; reduce pain resulting from injury, disease or disability; and prevent further movement dysfunction.

Husson offers an accredited Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (DPT) organized in a “3+3” year format. Students entering directly from high school complete three years of pre-professional courses, then progress to the three-year professional phase of the program. Students choosing to enter as a freshman into year one of the program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree at the completion of the fourth-year course requirements.

During the first three years, the pre-professional phase courses in the arts and sciences fulfill Husson’s general education requirement and prepare the students for the three-year professional phase of the program. 

During the three-year professional phase of the program, students take a wide variety of applied science and clinical practice courses. Students enrolled in the professional phase will be required to complete three clinical affiliations, some scheduled over the summer months. When all professional phase requirements are met, students receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).



Physical Therapists establish rewarding careers in private practices, hospitals, health and fitness centers, retirement and rehabilitation centers, schools and industry. Research and education organizations also offer career opportunities. According to a 2012 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of physical therapists nationwide is $79,860.

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DPT – Physical Therapy / MBA
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 31 Credits

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 115 Credits 

The dual graduate degree DPT/MBA program prepares students for careers as licensed physical therapists with the added expertise in pursing private practice ownership, and competitive management/administrative positions.

Applications are completed through PTCAS.org

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MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) – 50 CREDITS

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track is a 50-credit, 540 internship-hour degree program that prepares students to deliver high-quality mental health care to patients from pediatric to geriatric age. Courses are delivered online, and students are required to engage in clinical experiences related to this specialty area. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC Certification Examination.

 

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Psychology
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

At Husson, students who choose to major in psychology may select an academic path that prepares them for entry-level employment in the growing mental health services field (“industry” sounds cold and mechanical) or for graduate study.

Working with their advisors, students may select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Certification) in addition to earning a B.S. in Psychology. The MHRT/C is a state-granted credential required for most entry-level mental health positions in Maine.

Alternatively, students may earn a more traditional psychology degree tailored to their own interests that prepares them for graduate study in one of many sub-fields of psychology (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, forensic psychology, sport psychology, developmental psychology, or experimental psychology).



A diverse set of talents and abilities is required for a career in the field of psychology, regardless of the area of specialization. Quantitative and research capabilities are important, as well as an ability to work independently and to be creative. Successful psychology majors enjoy variety and diversity, and they have excellent communication and social skills.

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Psychology / Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor'sMaster's

Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 120 Credits
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) – 63 Credits

Empower people to reach their mental health, wellness and career goals through counseling. In Husson’s Bridge program, you’ll earn two degrees in 6 – 7 years: a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Through this rigorous program, you’ll receive an experiential education with a strong academic foundation that will prepare you for national certification and state licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Your courses will include individual and group counseling, theories, ethics clinical practice, as well as social and cultural competency.

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Psychology - Online
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Through the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, you’ll develop a diverse set of skills and abilities that will make you a desirable employee in a variety of settings. Successful psychology students learn to predict and understand behavior, use and interpret data, manage difficult situations, communicate effectively and succeed in high-stress environments. Our Psychology program provides the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests and goals to prepare for a variety of career paths, such as clinical or counseling psychology, forensic, sport, development or experimental psychology.

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, through this program you can work with your advisor to select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification, a credential necessary for employment in entry-level mental health positions at agencies throughout the state of Maine.  

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Psychology / School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor'sMaster's

Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 120 Credits
Master of Science in School Counseling (MSSC) – 60 Credits

As a school counselor, you can make a positive difference in students’ lives by helping them with career and college development, academic development and with social and emotional skills. In this streamlined program, you’ll earn two degrees in 6 – 7 years if attending full time: a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in School Counseling.

As you progress through your Psychology program, you can select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification in addition to earning a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation with your master’s degree, you’ll be eligible for certification as a PK-12 school counselor from the Maine Department of Education. (See requirements in other states for licensure or certification as a school counselor). The MS in School Counseling program is CACREP accredited and thereby meets national accreditation requirements

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ROTC
College of Business
Bachelor's

ROTC is a four year program of college courses that are taken in addition to a student’s traditional workload. These classes develop a cadet’s leadership skills, values, and life skills to prepare them for success as Army officers or whatever path they take in life. The confidence and strength developed as a result of this training is a priceless commodity in today’s workplace, military, and community. Students can enroll in Army ROTC courses just as they would any other course, as long as they meet the below requirements.

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MS – School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in School Counseling (MSSC) – 60 credits

Husson University's school counseling program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor in K-12 school settings. Students are prepared to work with children individually, in groups, and in classrooms within academic, career, college-ready, and social/emotional situations. A 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship further prepares professionals for counseling, leadership and consulting, along with school counseling program development and evaluation in schools. The M.S. in School Counseling program is CACREP accredited.

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Secondary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Husson’s Secondary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for teaching in middle and high school settings, in either public or private sectors. The program integrates substantial experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms. Successful secondary education teachers possess strong content expertise, knowledge of various teaching methods, and the ability to meaningfully respond to the developmental needs of adolescents. Husson has developed the curriculum sequence to support the requirements of both the PRAXIS CORE and PRAXIS II examinations. The program has been approved by the Maine State Department of Education and incorporates Maine’s Teaching Standards and the Maine Learning Results. Husson University prides itself on its high professional placement rate. While beginning teacher salaries vary nationally, career opportunities are becoming more plentiful as an increased demand for educators is projected over the next decade.



There are three concentrations available for the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

  • English, where students learn and apply best practices for instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Physical Science, which prepares graduates to be certified to teach physics and chemistry.
  • Life Science Life Science teachers help students understand the structure and function of living organisms and their relationships to each other and the environment. This includes microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings
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Sport Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Sport Management program effectively blends these two distinct fields of study – sport and business administration – in an effort to prepare students for careers in this field.

The sport management degree emphasizes experiential learning through practical assignments and students are required to complete at least six credit hours of internship experience with a sport organization. Additionally, through collaboration with the American Council of Exercise, students are able to complete the certified personal trainer exam preparatory class based on the American Council of Exercise’s certified personal trainer exam certification.

Students seeking to earn their Master in Business Administration can do so in conjunction with their Bachelor in Science in sport management degree in 5 years.



Minor in Coaching – prepares students interested in helping individuals and teams achieve athletic success. The minor includes the study of the physical, social, medical and strategic aspects of coaching individual and team sports. In addition, this program provides individuals with the opportunity to apply classroom principles in an actual coaching setting through a practicum experience. The minor fulfills the State of Maine coaching endorsement requirements.

Minor in Tourism and Recreation prepares students to pursue career options in the tourism and outdoor recreation field. The minor provides basic knowledge of recreation, tourism and park services, and an understanding of the benefits of leisure and recreation in our society. To complete the minor, students must take the following 18 hours of required courses which will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore recreation, parks and leisure services:

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Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

In our Sports Journalism program, you’ll learn how to work as a journalist with a special interest, knowledge and skills in sports. Our students learn how to find and work with sports information. They also learn how to report, write, shoot and edit sports news for print, audio, video and on-air broadcasts. The Web, newspapers, magazines, radio and television all play a role in a graduate’s education. You’ll gain hands-on experience reporting sports news and doing play-by-play, interviews and color commentary for our radio station, WHSN 89.3 FM, for our television mobile-production unit and for our TV news and sports programming. And you can be a sports writer for our student-run, online newspaper The Spectator.

Our focus is to prepare our Sports Journalism students to become “backpack” journalists. They learn not only the writing part of the job but also the photography and video skills needed to be successful in this evolving field. 



Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the Journalism and Sports Journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

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Video / Film Production
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

If your dream is to make films, shoot commercials, plan a documentary or direct a live television show, this program is for you. With courses in lighting, editing, directing, audio and videography, the New England School of Communications (NESCom) video/film production program prepares students to step into the workforce with hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment. With hundreds of years of collective industry experience, our faculty work to help you develop expertise and creativity as you master the professional production, knowledge and skills employers demand. As part of their studies, students participate in live news and sports television broadcasts, film productions and group projects. Unlike other programs, NESCom video/film production students begin working with equipment in their first year.

For Fall 2020, Communications Technology will be replaced by two new programs:

Audio Engineering with concentrations in Music Production, Post Production and Live Sound Production

Video Production, with a concentration in Film Production



Industry-Standard Technology

NESCom continually invests in facilities and equipment including 4K technology.

  • RED Epic and Raven digital filmmaking camera packages
  • A Sony FS7 digital cinema package
  • HD camera packages from Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, and Canon
  • Student-to-camera ratios that average 5-to-1
  • Dollies, jibs, sliders, and Steadicam
  • Over 20 light kits, including Dedo, Diva, HMI, Arri, and Lowell lights
  • A nine-camera live mobile production unit with full switching and audio capabilities
  • A broadcast-quality television studio
  • Numerous edit stations with Apple, AVID, and Adobe Premiere
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Accounting
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Accounting - Online
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MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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Audio Engineering
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Biology
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Business Administration
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Business Administration / Marketing Management Concentration - Online
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Business Administration - Online
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Business and Professional Studies
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Business and Professional Studies - Online
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BS
Online
Accounting - Certificate
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Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice - Certificate
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Advanced Music Production - Certificate
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Advanced Post Production - Certificate
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Applied Mental Health - Certificate
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Audio Engineering - Certificate
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Business Administration - Certificate
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Business Analytics - Certificate
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Competitive Intelligence - Certificate
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Conservation Law Enforcement - Certificate
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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Certificate
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Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice - Certificate
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Data Analytics - Certificate
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Elementary Education - Certificate
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Entrepreneurship - Certificate
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Esports Management - Certificate
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Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
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Finance - Certificate
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Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
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Graphic Design - Certificate
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Hospitality - Certificate
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Pre Law - Certificate
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Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
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Marketing Communications - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
Bangor
Paralegal Studies - Certificate
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Photography - Certificate
New England School of Communications
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Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
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Sales - Certificate
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Secondary Education - Certificate
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Certificate
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Small Business Management - Certificate
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Certificate
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Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
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Certificate
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Virtual and Augmented Reality - Certificate
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Certificate
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Web Design - Certificate
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Web Media - Certificate
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Certificate
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MS – Criminal Justice Administration
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BS
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English
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BS
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Biology / Environmental Science Concentration
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Exercise Science
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BS
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Extended Reality (XR)
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MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
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Forensic Science
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Business Analytics - Graduate Certificate
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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
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Healthcare Management - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
Online
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
Bangor
Human Resource Management - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
Online
Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
Online
Risk Management - Graduate Certificate
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Certificate
Online
Graphic / Visual Design
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BS
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Health Science
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BS
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Healthcare Administration and Public Health - Online
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BS
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Healthcare Administration and Public Health
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BS
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Hospitality and Tourism Management
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MS – Human Relations
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Integrated Technology
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Integrated Technology / Software Development Concentration - Online
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BS
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Integrated Technology / Web Design and Development Concentration - Online
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BS
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Journalism / Mass Communications
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Legal Studies Pre-Law
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BS
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Liberal Studies
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BS
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Marketing Communications
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Master of Public Health
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MBA – Business Administration
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MS – Occupational Therapy
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PharmD – Pharmacy/MBA
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Psychology
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Psychology - Online
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BS
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ROTC
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MS – School Counseling
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BS
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Sport Management
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Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
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Video / Film Production
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