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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

College of Professional Studies


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College of Professional Studies Mission Statement
“The College of Professional Studies is committed to the preparation of professionally and technologically competent, life-long learners through scholarly activities, critical thinking and evidence-based practice while serving culturally diverse communities.”

Many of the courses offered by the College of Professional Studies include laboratory and clinical experiences closely simulating the business, industry, or health care settings in which you will work after graduation.  Some programs require internships or clinical experiences for completion of a major course of study and to qualify you for national certification or licensure.  General education courses in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences are included in the college’s associate and baccalaureate degree requirements to provide our graduates with the life skills expected of a college graduate and necessary for productive citizenship.

The entire faculty and staff of the College of professional Studies are fully committed to your future successes in enhancing the quality of life in your chosen profession and in your community.

For More Information

Paul M. Madden, Ph.D, Dean
Gail Chinn, B.I.S. Administrative Assistant
College of Professional Studies

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

Phone: 740.351.3270
E-mail: pmadden@shawnee.edu
           gchinn@shawnee.edu

 

College of Professional Studies Academic Advising & Student Support

Lindsay Monihen, M.A.
Phone:  740.351.3070
E-mail:  lmonihen@shawnee.edu

Health Sciences Admission Specialist

Bobbi Massie, M.A.
Phone: 740.351.3209
E-mail:  Health Sciences Admissions

 

Programs Offered

 
Master of  Education
         Curriculum & Instruction
         Intervention Specialist (K-12) Mild/Moderate with Licensure
Master of Occupational Therapy
   
Bachelor of Individualized Studies - Offered through University College
   
Bachelor of Science
  Business Administration, Accounting
  Business Administration, Health Care Administration
  Business Administration, Information Systems Management
  Business Administration, Legal Assisting (2+2)
  Business Administration, Management
  Business Administration, Marketing
  Computer Engineering Technology
  Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology
  Education, Early Childhood (Grades PreK-3)
  Education, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Grades PreK-3)
  Education, Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9)
  Education, Multi-Age Intervention Specialist (Grades K-12)
  Environmental Engineering Technology
  Nursing
  Nursing (RN-BSN)
  Occupational Therapy (3 + 2 MOT)
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Sport Studies
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Science
  Sport Management
   
Minors
  Business Administration
  Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  Deaf Studies
  Digital Simulation & Gaming Technology
  Entrepreneurism
  Health Care Administration
  Information Systems Management
  Marketing
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Sport Coaching
  Sport Management
  Women’s Studies
   
Associate of Applied Business
  Accounting Technology
  Associate of Technical Studies
  Business Information Technology
  Business Management Technology
  Legal Assisting Technology
   
Associate of Applied Science
  Associate Degree Nursing
  Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
  Dental Hygiene
  Education, Early childhood Development with Pre-Kindergarten Associate Licensure
  Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  Emergency Medical Technology
  Medical Laboratory Technology
  Occupational Therapy Assistant
  Physical Therapist Assistant
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Radiologic Technology
  Respiratory Therapy
   
Associate of Individualized Studies - Offered through University College
     
Associate of Science
  Engineering Preparatory Studies
 
Certificate (Non-teaching)      
            Deaf Studies      
 
Endorsements - Education (can be added to existing license)
             Middle Childhood Generalist (limited to Middle Childhood license only)
             4/5 Endorsement (limited to Early Childhood license only)

Reputation for Excellence

Employers of our graduates consistently give high praise and excellent reviews to Shawnee State University’s professional studies programs, and many of our students are now successfully pursuing graduate level work or have entered professional schools. Students’ performance on national and licensure exams are excellent; well above national averages. The College of Professional Studies continues to enhance this reputation for excellence.

Faculty

Faculty in professional studies are experienced and academically credentialed or certified by appropriate professional associations in their career fields. Moreover, our faculty are committed to your success in the college classroom and in your career beyond Shawnee State University.

Commitment to the Future

In addition to the degree programs listed on the previous page, the College of Professional Studies is currently seeking approval for other academic programs that address the educational needs of students and the employment needs of business, industry, and health care. Just as we survey employers to determine employment needs for the future, we also ask you to inform us of your educational and occupational goals so that we can become an active partner in the pursuit of those goals.

If the College of Professional Studies does not currently offer a degree that meets your needs, you may design, with the help of your academic advisor, an associate of individualized studies or a bachelor of individualized studies degree which includes two or more subject areas of interest to you. Individualized studies degrees are offered through the University College.

We are proud of our graduates’ success. Your participation and ideas contribute to our tradition of excellence.

Natural Science/Health Sciences Concentration

A student who is applying to one of the selective health sciences related programs such as: Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Occupational Therapy  Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiology, or Respiratory, but has not been accepted to the program, is advised by the Coordinator of Academic Advising & Student Support Services in the College of Professional Studies.   The advisor works with the student to ensure that all requirements and prerequisites for the health science program are complete.  The student is responsible for completing and submitting their application by program deadlines.  See specific programs for important dates and information.

Double Majors and Dual (or Second) Degrees

Students may choose a second major or dual (second) degree for a variety of reasons:  personal interest in the subject matter, development of knowledge and skills required for further education or for a career, or preparation for graduate or professional school.  Talk to your advisor about the feasibility of pursuing a second major or dual/second degree and to discuss specific requirements.

Options for Multiple Majors

Students pursuing two majors should consider early on whether they wish to complete a single degree with two majors or two degrees.

Single Degree with Two Majors

A single degree with two majors leads to a single diploma, though both majors are noted on the student’s record and transcript.

  • You must meet the requirements for each major as set by the departments offering the majors.
  • Each major must contain at least 30 unique hours (20 hours for associate degree) not contained in the other.
  • Overlap of the GEP and electives is permitted.
  • You must complete at least 120 hours (60 for associate degree) to earn a single degree with two majors.
  • You must fulfill all degree requirements for both majors.
  • An approved petition is required to graduate with two majors.

Two Degrees

Pursuit of two different degrees (AA, AAB, AAS, AIS, AS, ATS, BA, BFA, BIS, BS, BSE) leads to the award of two diplomas.  The degrees will be designated separately on the student’s record and transcript.

  • You must meet the requirements for each major as set by the departments offering the majors.
  • Each degree must contain at least 30 unique hours (20 for associate degree) not contained in the other.
  • Overlap of the GEP and electives is permitted.
  • You must complete at least 120 hours (60 for associate degree) to earn both degrees.
  • You must fulfill all degree requirements for both degrees.
  • An approved petition is required to graduate with two degrees.

Undecided Majors

Undecided students who are college ready and who have declared an area of interest within the College of Professional Studies will meet with the College of Professional Studies Advisor to develop a plan to meet your academic and professional goals.

 

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