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Program Description

Professional Studies programs cover a wide range of disciplinary areas. They share a practical focus in helping students be well prepared for active social and civic engagement and to have the skills to help organizations and people learn and succeed.

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Accounting Major Accounting Minor  

Accounting is often called "the language of business." If you would like to study a challenging field that is great preparation for a variety of business careers, consider Accounting. One of the advantages of the accounting major is that it provides specialized training which gives you immediately saleable skills. The Accounting major also gies you general business knowledge, which is important for all business careers. Intro Courses: ACCT 201, ACCT 203

The Accounting minor program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting topics that are essential to succeed in the fields of consulting, entrepreneurship, non-profit organization, public administration, law and other endeavors. Intro Courses: ACCT 201, ACCT 203

    Agile Project Management Certificate Project Management is the art and science of managing the cost, scope, schedule and quality of a project, program, and/or product. Agile Project Management (Information Systems) bridges the skills and resources of business, information technology, and computer science. Demand for this discipline has grown due to the complexities of projects in the global market place. Project Management is highligh cross-functional and is in demand in all industries from road construction to restaurant management. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CIS 305, IS 485
Business Management     The Business Management major provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. Intro Courses: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Finance Major     The Business Management Finance Track's focus is on acquiring, interpreting, and analyzing accounting, economic, and financial data to facilitate decision making in corporate and investment environments to prepare students in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Real Estate, Banking and Insurance. Students learn how to understand and quantify risk, make sound and ethical financial decisions in a risky environment, and design financial strategies for managing business risks. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Major     The Business Management Human Resource & Organizational Behavior track focuses on the human element of running a business. Students learn these skills in courses such as human resource management, employee relations, training and development, and organizational behavior. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Marketing Major     The Business Management Marketing track teaches students how to create and keep customers. It has been said that because the purpose of business is to create a customer, marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of a business. It prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including: Advertising Sales, Pulic Relations, Marketing Research and Analytics, Digital Marketing, Brand Management, Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Retailing. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Operations & Supply Chain Major     The Business Management Operations & Supply Chain Management track prepares graduates to help organizations get the right amount of product to customers at the right time. They learn how to (1) source, import, and export products; (2) make processes more efficient and effective; and (3) manage projects on budget and within schedule. Emphasis is placed on gaining marketable skills and certifications. Intro Course: BUSM 180
Business Education Major     The Business Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Business. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Business in grades 7 through 12 in public and private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Coaching (Exercise and Sports Science) Minor   Use knowledge in sports nutition, motor learning, exercise testing and prescription, sports officiating, coaching fundamentals, and pedagogy to help fulfill your passion to coach. Intro Courses: EXS 270, EXS 306, EXS 330
    Criminal Justice Certificate  The Criminal Justice certificate offers students a basic introduction to the field of criminal justice. Holders of the certificate will learn about the basic components of US and International criminal justice systems. They will also understand the foundations of a sucessful criminal investigation and the features of criminology. The criminal justice certificate provides students with practical knowledge related to careers in criminal justice that can help them find jobs in the field. Intro Course: CRMJ 301
    Digital Business Certificate The Digital Business certificate is a combination of courses from the Computer and Information Sciences department and the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship. Traditional business courses do not teach many of the business tools required to start an online business or digital marketing agency. This program focuses on the skills, knowledge and digital tools required to start and grow an online business. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285, ENTR 485
  Digital Security Minor Digital Security Certificate

In the Digital Security minor, students acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas, including computer hardware, networking, security, and ethics. Embedded throughout all courses are security principles and practices. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: IT 224/L, IT 280, IT 481, IT 491, CIS 470

In the Digital Security certificate, students acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas, including computer hardware, ethics, and advanced networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: IT 224/L, IT 280, IT 480, IT 480, IT 482, IT 491, CIS 470

  Digital Technology Introduction Minor   Students who take the Introduction to Digital Technology minor acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas including computer programming, web design, networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: CIS 101, IT 240, IT 280, IT 481
  Digital Technology Minor   Students who take the Digital Technology minor acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas including computer programming, web design, networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: CIS 101, IT 240, IT 280, IT 481
  Economics Minor   The Economics Minor is designed to provide students with a foundation in the economic way of thinking. The program can help students interested in graduate school as well as careers in business management, teaching, government, banking, public policy, and related areas. Intro course: ECON 200
  Education Minor   Any student who wishes to have some teacher education course background may select the education minor as an option. It is complementary to many majors on campus and includes 18 credit hours of education classes which must be chosen with faculty guidance to assist in meeting the career goals of the student. Intro Course: EDU 312
Elementary Education Major     The Elementary Education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge and pedagogical base in Elementary Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach grades Kindergarten through 6th grade in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Enterprise Business Systems Minor   The Enterprise Business Systems minor provides students with a core understanding of enterprise business systems and how they are used in organizations around the world. Completion of this minor will qualify students to receive the SAP Student Recognition Award and also make them eligible to participate in the SAP TERP10 professional certification course offered at BYU-Hawaii. Intro Courses: BUSM 180, ACCT 201, IS 430
    Emergency Management Certificate The Emergency Management certificate informs students are preventing or reducing loss in the face of hazards, disasters (natural or man-made), and emergencies. Students get leadership and decision making skills that can be used in times of emergencies. Students also get practical skills and knowledge that can help them find meaningful employment within the emergency management sector. Intro Course: PMGT 360
  Entrepreneurship Minor Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship minor helps students gain the knowledge, skills and judgement they need in order to start, acquire or grow a small business venture. This venture could be a for-profit, non-profit or non-governmental organization (NGO). Many of the courses in the minor help students learn how to start and run their own online business. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285

The Entrepreneurship certificate is awarded to those students who have taken the core entrepreneurship courses and participated in at least two conferences; Great Ideas and Empower your Dreams. These conferences include workshops which help students learn how to develop a business plan, pitch an idea and raise financing to start the new venture. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285

  Foundational Language Study Minor   The Foundational Language Study Minor program allows students to explore the foundation of foreign languages and their cultures and to obtain at least the intermediate level of fluency in one of the languages of choice. Intro Course: Any Language 101 course
    Governance Certificate The Governance certificate explores insights and practical skills related to the four domains of good governance: philosophical foundations; constitutional and legal frameworks; citizenship, participation, and civil society; and government and public policy. Students learn about how vision, laws, resources, proposals, and policies can reduce poverty, develop economies, manage sustainable environments, expand economic integration, raise political participation, and create legitimate and effective polities. The certificate offers a practical understanding of models and the fundamental skills required to secure a job in the field. Intro Course:  POSC 110 or POSC 322 or POSC 344
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Hospitality and Tourism Management Minor  

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major prepares students to launch a management-track career path in the dynamic $8 trillion industry of global tourism, which employs 300 million people supporting the needs and interests of 1.2 billion leisure and business travelers. In the context of sustainable tourism principles, HTM students become familiar with the full range of career tracks in the sectors of accommodations, food and beverage, attractions and activities, and events and meetings. Intro courses: BUSM 180, HTM 133

The Hospitality and Tourism Management minor is an excellent career-focused complement to students majoring in disciplines outside of the Professional Studies Programs category. A minor in HTM establishes a pathway to an exciting career in an industry that needs young people with many different skills and interests. Intro courses: BUSM 180, HTM 133

  Human Resource Management Minor   The Human Resources minor introduces students to managing and leading people in organizations. Students will learn various functions in Human Resource management, employee relations, as well as laws governing people and organizations. Students will also learn how to manage and train others, develop their careers and work with people from diverse backgrounds. This minor will guide students as they navigate their careers in any organization or business. Intro course: BUSM 180
Information Systems Major Information Systems Minor  

Students who graduate in the Information Systems major help organizations of all types and sizes leverage their investment in technology for the strategic advantage of busiensses and non-profit organizations. IS professionals serve as the bridge between an organization's technical and business operations. Employment opportunities are abundant and include areas such as systems analysis, software project management, enterprise database design and Enterprise Resource Planning (BYUH now offers a rigorous ERP program using SAP that can lead to certification.) Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202, IT 224/L, IT 240, IT 280

The Information Systems minor helps students develop skills and critical thinking to manage, design, and understand the essential tools of the information age. Courses in web design, database, and ERP systems teach students how to leverage technology, enabling increases in efficiency and improved resource management. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 240, IS 350

    Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate The Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate, seeks to refine and mold the potential of BYU-Hawaii graduates to influence peace at home, in the workplace, in communities and throughout the world. Taking advantage of the unique learning laboratory the BYU-Hawaii provides, the Intercultural Peacebuiling certificate emphasizes theories of harmony, cross cultural leadership and negotiation, and conflict resolution transformation. It's lab work and service learning component provide students with a toolbox of practical skills like mediation, facilitation, cross-cultural negotiation and field experience that not only allows them to practice and test theories, but also encourages them to give back to the community, train others and prepare themselves to be a force for good upon their return to their home countries. Intro Course: IPB 121
    International Development Certificate The International Development certificate introduces and explores the economic and political foundations of international development and the growing world of international organizations (IOs), inter-government organizations (IGOs) and non-government organizations (NGOs). The certificate equips students with practical skills and knowledge to allow them to secure employment with development-related institutions and organizations. Intro Course: POSC 362
  Leadership Minor   The Leadership minor provides students knowledge, skills and competencies to lead and manage in business, church and other organizational settings. They will learn the difference between leadership and management, how to follow, how to work in teams, and how to communicate and direct work of others effectively within any organization. They will have practical opportunities to lead and understand themselves as leadership and managers. Intro course: BUSM 180
    Legal Studies Certificate The Legal Studies certificate introduces legal practice in international settings, international legal issues, and international legal organizations. It emphasizes practical skills such as legal analysis, legal research, writing within a legal context, and document preparation and submission in a legal setting. This certificate prepares students with the basic training and skills needed to engage entry-level legal positions. Intro Course: POSC 354
  Marketing Minor   The Marketing minor prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including advertising, sales, public relations, brand management, marketing research and analytics, digital marketing, retailing, general management, business consulting and entrepreneurship. It is a perfect complement for a wide variety of majors and minors, particularly: Graphic Design, Visual Arts & Communication, English, Psychology, International Peacebuilding, Exercise & Sport Science, Computer Science and Information Systems. Intro course: BUSM 180 or ECON 200
  Mobile App Dvlpmt, Intro Minor   The Introduction to Mobile App Development minor gives students a foundation in software development and engineering, with a focus on designing and writing applications for smartphones and tablets. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202
    Multimedia Communication Certificate The Multimedia Communiation Certificate program provides students with an opportunity to learn to communicate effectively through different platforms, print or digital. It aims to train students with basic media production competency, coupled with good and effective message design skills. Intro course: COMM 211
  Organizational Behavior Minor   This minor will help prepare students to understand more fully how individuals and groups behave in an organization and how management decisions and structures influence employee behavior. Intro Courses: BUSM 180, PSYC 111
  Professional Writing Minor   The Professional Writing minor is available to students interested in writing in the professional world across a wide range of industries. Our goal is to help students become articulate writers who can meet the communicative needs of a modern global workplace. Intro Courses: ENGL 316, ENGL 330
  Public Management Minor   The Public Management minor helps students understand how to manage a government or non-profit organizations. The minor combines the management skills from business and the understanding of government from political sicence. Students who complete the minor will have practical skills and knowledge to help them acquire meaningful employment within the public sector. Intro Course: POSC 330
Social Work Major

Social Work Minor 

Social Work, Intro Minor

 

 

Students who graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work are prepared as generalist Social Work practitioners. The beginning generalist practitioner assesses and works with populations including referrals to community resources, guides consumer populations through the planned change process, intervenes at individual, small groups and community levels and in a range of situations, conducts on-going evaluations, and makes appropriate closure. Generally students major in Social Work because they have a keen commitment to helping people individually, in small groups, in families, and/or in communities. Intro Course: SOCW 160

Students who are interested in learning more about social work, but are majoring in another subject or unsure if they would like the major in social work, are invited to enroll in the Social Work Minor or Introduction to Social Work Minor programs. Intro Course: SOCW 160

  Supply Chain & Operations Minor   The Supply Chain and Operations minor prepares students to help organizations get the right amount of product to customers at the right time. They learn how to (1) source, import, and export products; (2) make processes more efficient and effective; and (3) manage products on budget and within schedule. Emphasis is placed on gaining marketable skills and certifications. Intro Course: BUSM 180, BUSM 230
    Special Education Certificate The Special Education certificate program is designed to help prospective teachers understand the variety of mild to moderate disabilities that exist, the laws that govern education in the United States, and the current evidence-based methodologies for working effectively with individuals with disabilities in elementary and secondary classrooms. Courses provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Special Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working in general education and students with special needs in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Sports & Wellness Management Minor   Learn how skills in scientific thinking can aid your interest in sport and wellness management. Apply quantitative sport and health assessments in order to design, lead, and assess programs and events for sport and wellness businesses. Become familiar with gathering evidence to support company goals and objectives. Potential careers may include creating your own business, management or coordinator positions in corporate wellness settings, health tourism (medical or wellness), sports marketing, event management, and sports management. Intro Courses: EXS 177
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The sequence of courses in the TESOL Certificate prepares future teachers for the ESL market by addressing the major principles governing the English language, as well as the theories and practices behind effective foreign language instruction.  Intro Courses:  LING 210 & TESOL 240

  TESOL, Intro Minor  

The Introduction to TESOL minor offers foundational courses that allow students to understand the nature of the English as a Foreign language profession and their options in it. Interested individuals may subsequently pursue the TESOL Certificate, or TESOL/TESOL Education majors.  Intro Course:  TESOL 240

  Web Design, Intro Minor   This short minor will be an introduction to Web skills and is designed to help students understand the complexity and costs of developing a Web site. Students who complete this short program will be able to continue to develop their skills through material online. They will also be better positioned to be able to manage a business's Web presence. Intro Course: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 240