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Political Science: Education (Program Description)

The major in Political Science provides the skills of political analysis and a disciplined education that equips students for a wide variety of careers. The program is designed to: (1) encourage analysis of political theories, institutions, and processes within the broader context of the social sciences; (2) develop a continuing and responsible interest in political participation and public affairs; (3) provide the opportunity to acquire a fundamental understanding of political science as a basis for citizenship, a career in government or the private sector, or graduate study in various fields. The curriculum exposes students to various topics within Political Science while also allowing reasonable specialization in a student's area of interest. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Political Science B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The Political Science B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

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Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides quality general education in the psychological sciences. The curriculum reflects current trends in the science, theory and practice of psychology. Undergraduates may pursue the B.A. in psychology as a liberal arts degree, in preparation for graduate or professional training in psychology, social work, education, law, medicine, business, and other disciplines and/or to work in para-professional jobs under the direction of licensed or certified professionals. The program consists of 120 credit hours, including completion of the university core curriculum, courses in five key sub-disciplines within psychology (experimental, social, applied, personality/abnormal, developmental), statistics, research methods/lab courses, and electives.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC, ON

Recreation and Sport Management

The Recreation and Sport Management undergraduate curriculum offers professional preparation programs designed to prepare students for employment in park, recreation, sport or recreational therapy delivery systems. The program is oriented toward direct services, supervisory, and management employment opportunities. A student may elect to gain competencies in the following subplan areas: Parks Management , Recreation and Sport Management , and Recreational Therapy.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Recreation and Sport Management: Parks Management

The Recreation and Sport Management undergraduate curriculum offers professional preparation programs designed to prepare students for employment throughout the leisure service delivery system. The program is oriented towards direct services, supervisory, and management employment opportunities. A student may elect to gain competencies in the subplan area of Parks Management.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Recreation and Sport Management: Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy, also known as Therapeutic Recreation, is a health profession that uses recreation and leisure based interventions to improve the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional functioning of individuals with disabilities. It is a profession where you can enhance independent living skills and overall quality of life of people through leisure and recreation based treatment and activities.

The Florida International University Recreational Therapy Program provides a nationally recognized curriculum designed "To prepare competent entry-level recreational therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains." Students are prepared to work in a variety of human service settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, veterans’ services, community parks, recreation centers, mental health facilities, correctional facilities and private practice, among others. Students learn from faculty members who are all nationally certified and recreational therapists with many years of experience.

The BS/MS Combined Degree in Recreation and Sport Management: Recreational Therapy Track (RT 4+1) prepares students to be eligible for certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTSR) and work as a recreational therapist after the bachelor’s degree and also be able to complete a master’s degree online in one year after the BS. Having a master’s degree in the field will allow students to be more competitive for RT jobs and likely offer more potential for upward mobility at an agency to become an administrator or manager in the future.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC, ON

Recreation and Sport Management: Recreational Therapy (Online)

Recreational Therapy (RT) services contribute to the broad spectrum of health care through treatment, education, and the provision of adapted recreational opportunities--all of which are instrumental to improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning, preventing secondary health conditions, enhancing independent living skills and overall quality of life. A student may elect to gain competencies in the subplan area of Recreational Therapy.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

ON

Special Education

The undergraduate exceptional student education (ESE) program utilizes a field-centered preparation model leading to approval for State of Florida Certification in Exceptional Student Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsements. The exceptional student education (ESE) program is an initial teacher preparation program that will prepare teachers of students with disabilities in K-12 settings with coursework and field experiences that focus on the necessary skills to assess, plan, teach, and evaluate the education of students with high-incidence disabilities, including those who are ESOL. Students are prepared to teach learners with high-incidence disabilities from ages 5-22.

The Florida Education of Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) competencies are met throughout program coursework. The Reading Endorsement competencies are addressed and assessed in four program courses and with corresponding field experiences.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Statistics

Statistics is an integral part of every field. Virtually every discipline uses statistical data analysis to draw conclusions. The undergraduate program in statistics is designed to teach students how to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Graduating students will have the necessary job skills for employment in a variety of fields. However, the courses are rigorous so that students are well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in statistics, should they choose to.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Sustainability and the Environment

The Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science programs prepare students for work and involvement in environmental professions and issues. The Bachelor of Arts degree provides students who are interested in the humanities and social sciences with a broad overview of environmental issues, and prepares students for future study in fields such as environmental administration and law. Although the B.A. degree emphasizes the political, social and economic aspects of environmental issues, basic principles of environmental science are introduced. Students are required to choose a subject specialty (e.g., energy policy) or an appropriate minor (e.g., economics or biology).

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Sustainability and the Environment (Online)

The Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science programs prepare students for work and involvement in environmental professions and issues. The Bachelor of Arts degree provides students who are interested in the humanities and social sciences with a broad overview of environmental issues, and prepares students for future study in fields such as environmental administration and law. Although the B.A. degree emphasizes the political, social and economic aspects of environmental issues, basic principles of environmental science are introduced. Students are required to choose a subject specialty (e.g., energy policy) or an appropriate minor (e.g., economics or biology).

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

ON

Women’s and Gender Studies

In the Women's Studies major, interdisciplinary courses in Women's Studies and cross-listed courses in other disciplines enhance students' knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. Students gain tools for analyzing the construction of women and gender, the relationship between gender and power and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. Major courses foster intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, social justice advocacy, and global perspectives thereby contributing to the university's reputation for excellence and relevance in the 21st century. Students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty on issues related to women and gender.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC