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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    
    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      
-BUSM-Finance Major      
-BUSM-Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Major      
-BUSM-Marketing Major      
-BUSM-Operations & Supply Chain Major      
Business Education Major      
  Coaching (Exercise and Sports Science) Minor
   
    Criminal Justice Certificate   
    Digital Business Certificate  
  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    
  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      
  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  
  Entrepreneurship Minor
Entrepreneurship Certificate  
  Foundational Language Study Minor
   
    Governance Certificate  
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Hospitality and Tourism Management Minor    
  Human Resource Management Minor
   
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  
    International Development Certificate  
  Leadership Minor    
    Legal Studies Certificate  
  Marketing Minor
   
  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
    New Media Journalism Certificate  
  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    
Social Work Major

Social Work Minor 

Social Work, Intro Minor

 

   
    Special Education Certificate  
    Strategic Communication Certificate For students desiring professional competencies in strategic communication (e.g. public relations, public affairs, organizational communication, advertising, etc.), a five-course certificate is offered. In the program, students learn campaign planning and execution. Such abilities are desired in the public and private sectors as non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private firms communicate with external publics and constituencies. Intro Course: COMM 201
    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