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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date

Saint Francis University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application Yes 2/1/2014  Authorized  4/17/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Leadership is designed for the work experienced adult with prior college level course work. The program was developed to provide a convenient and effective transition towards a baccalaureate degree. The program is a degree completion and requires 128 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Physiology prepares students to be able to study the acute and chronic physiological responses adaptations resulting from physical activity. Students gain the knowledge to improve and maintain health, fitness or performance. The program requires 128 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (B.S./B.A.) in Criminal Justice and Sociology offers students a solid foundation in the theory and methods of sociology, while also providing instruction in the applied area of criminal justice. It prepares students for entry into careers requiring a basic knowledge of people, social relations, institutions and social systems. The program also focuses on the variations among people due to race-ethnicity, social class, gender and global position, thereby preparing them to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. The program requires 128 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Work prepares students for entry into generalist social work practice. The program provides students with the foundation to understand social welfare as a system of social institutions that has been developed to meet human needs. The program has specialized accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1974.Upon graduation, students are able to receive advanced standing in MSW programs throughout the country. The program requires 128 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology: Marine Biology is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to work in an array of marine biological careers like field biologists, coral reef ecologists or fisheries biologists. The program requires 128 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Aquarium and Zoo Science is designed to prepare students for careers in aquariums and zoos. The program requires 128 credit hours.

The Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) prepares students to serve those whose daily routine might be challenged by physical injury or illness, developmental delay, or social/environmental/emotional problems. The program requires 72 credit hours.

The Master of Physician Assistant Sciences (M.P.A.S.) trains students to carry out many routine responsibilities traditionally performed only by physicians. Students learn how to elicit medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory and other diagnostic procedures, prepare case summaries, and formulate treatment plans. The program requires 94 credit hours.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The program prepares students to practice in a complex healthcare environment and who demonstrate critical thinking. The program requires 115 credit hours.

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