Academic Majors and Programs of Study

Undergraduate Programs

Accounting

The Accounting program is comprised of creative, highly qualified professionals dedicated to preparing our students for entry-level opportunities and long-term career success, and it offers a forensic accounting concentration.

Available Plans of Study: B.S., A.S., certificate

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Accounting Program

Business Management

The Business Management program helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values related to becoming competent managers and successful candidates for entry into graduate school.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Business Management Programs

Biomedical Science

The Biomed program will provide our students with the top-of-the-line preparation for careers in health care, biology, chemistry, or biochemistry.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Biomedical Science bachelors

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for entry-level positions at local, state, and federal levels and successful completion of graduate studies or law school, offering concentrations in Forensic Criminology; Legal Studies; Pre-Law & Professional Studies; and Probation, Parole, & Courts.

Available Plans of Study: B.S., A.S., certificate

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Criminal Justice Programs

Digital and Studio Arts

The Arts progam provides art students with a grounding in traditional art knowledge and skills, training in industry-standard computer graphic software, and the flexibility, resources, and opportunities to strike out on their own creative and career paths. There is also a minor in Graphic Design.

Available Plans of Study: B.A.

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Digital and Studio Arts program

Education

The education program empowers teacher candidates to improve their personal lives and to create a more equitable society through education.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Education Program

English, Writing & Professional Communications

The English, Writing, and Professional Communications program develops in students a mastery of the English language, an appreciation of its literatures, and the technical skills to work in modern communications.

Available Plans of Study: B.A., A.A.

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English Program

Forensic Biotechnology

The Forensic Biotechnology program will provide students with the biotechnology and forensic skills necessary to work in a federal, state, local, or private criminal investigation laboratory.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Forensic Biotechnology Program

General Studies

The GS Program CCSJ is cross-disciplinary in character, and is intended for students whose interests and goals fall outside the framework of a traditional major..

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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 Program

Human Services

The Human Services program prepares students to offer social and clinical interventions that will help individuals and groups achieve their highest level of functioning; exhibit sensitivity to the cultural and ethnic roots of human behavior; and consistently demonstrate a commitment to maintaining good mental health

Available Plans of Study: B.S., A.S.

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Human Services Program

Integrated Studies

The IS program allows students to design a customized and specific course of study to best suit their educational and professional objectives.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Integrated Studies Program

Kinesiology

The Kinesiology program prepares students to become exercise specialists who increase people's physical conditions and quality of life by means of physical assessment and the prescription of health exercise habits.

Available Plans of Study: B.S.

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Kinesiology Program

Organizational Management

The Organization Management Program helps students develop knowledge, skills and values needed to becoming effective managers, administrators, and leaders.

Available Plan of Study: B.S.

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Master of Arts in Teaching program

Psychology

The Psychology program develops appropriate skills, knowledge, and values for students who expect to continue their education at the graduate level or who plan careers in health, education, business, social, or religious work.

Available Plans of Study: B.S., A.S.

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Psychology Program

Public Safety Management (PSM)

The PSM program has an interdisciplinary focus that prepares students to assume supervisory and leadership positions within the broad arena of public safety.

Available Plan of Study: B.S.

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Masters of Science in Public Safety Administration program

Theology

The Theology program offers graduates a foundational, yet critical understanding of Christian faith, seated in the Catholic tradition, yet welcoming students of all religious backgrounds and those without any religious background or affiliation.

Available Plans of Study: B.A., A.A.

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Theology Program


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Graduate Courses of Study

Masters of Science in Management (MSM)

The Masters of Science in Management program empowers students with knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal dispositions to become successful managers.

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Masters of Science in Management program

Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP)

The Masters of Arts in Psychology program helps students develop appropriate skills, knowledge, and values for continuing their education at the doctoral level or to enhance their careers in health, education, business, social, or academic work.

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Masters of Arts in Psychology program

Master of Science in Public Safety Administration (PSA)

The Master of Science in Public Safety Administration program is designed to prepare graduates to offer innovative leadership and to manage personnel in crisis and non-crisis situations.

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Masters of Science in Public Safety Administration program

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching program provides educational experiences for teacher candidates and professional educators that reflect current educational theory and best practice in the profession.

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Master of Arts in Teaching program


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Accelerated Academic Degree Programs

Public Safety Management (PSM)

The Master of Science in Public Safety Management program is structured in an accelerated format to develop public safety professionals capable of meeting the constant changes they will encounter in their respective workplaces.

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Masters of Science in Public Safety Administration program

Organizational Management

The Organizational Management program helps students develop knowledge, skills and values needed to becoming effective managers, administrators, and leaders.

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Master of Arts in Teaching program


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Academic Majors, Minors, and Programs of Study


Undergraduate Majors and Concentrations

Accounting

Available Concentration:
Forensic Accounting

B.S./A.S./Certificate

Criminal Justice

Available Concentrations:
Forensic Criminology
Legal Studies
Pre-Law and Professional Studies
Probation, Parole, and Courts

B.S./A.S./Certificate

English, Writing, and Professional Communications

Available Concentrations:
Communications
Creative Writing
Literature

B.A./A.A.

Human Services

Available Concentrations:
Social Services
Counseling

B.S./A.S.

B.S./A.S.

B.A./A.A.



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Student Handbook & Planner

  • Alternative Credit
  • Experiential Learning

Students can earn up to 45 semester hours of credit at the baccalaureate level through Credit by Examination, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), New York University Foreign Languages Proficiency Tests, and the Life Experience Assessment Program (LEAP).

Credit by Examination

A student in good standing may receive credit for most courses, excluding lab courses, by passing an examination in the subject matter of the course with a grade of A or B. The credit and grade earned are entered on the student's academic record and count toward the student's requirements for graduation. Courses earned through credit by examination are not computed in the semester index, but are included in the cumulative index.
Applications for credit by examination must be directed to the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs during the first month of each regular semester. Examinations drawn from the courses for which the student is seeking credit are administered shortly after the end of each semester. The tests are prepared and graded by a faculty member appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
No student may receive credit by examination for a course in which he or she is currently enrolled or has been previously enrolled for credit or audit. Courses that require lab experience or a practicum cannot be taken through credit by examination.
A record is kept of all tests taken through credit by examination. Only those courses in which the student receives a grade of “A” or “B” are entered on the student’s permanent scholastic record. If the student fails to achieve a grade of “A” or “B,” a test may be taken again.

Advance Placement Courses

Calumet College of St. Joseph grants credits based on appropriate National Advance Placement test scores. Program directors determine if an approved exam will meet the College’s General Education requirements, program requirements, or elective course requirements.

College Level Examination Program Credit (CLEP)

Calumet College of St. Joseph serves as an official test center for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), a national testing program sponsored by the College Board. Students may earn credits for successful performance on a variety of CLEP tests.

New York University (NYU) Foreign Language Proficiency Tests Credit

Students who believe they can demonstrate college-level proficiency in foreign languages may arrange to take a NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Tests. The College will grant credit for successful performances on NYU foreign language examinations.

Life Experience Assessment Program Credit (LEAP)

Students can earn credit for college-level knowledge and skills they have acquired through a variety of life experiences. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit can be awarded through the Life Experience Assessment Program. Students must submit a life experience (LEAP) portfolio documenting their life experiences as they relate to college level courses. Further information may be obtained by consulting the LEAP Handbook. Students interested in obtaining semester credits through LEAP must attend a LEAP workshop. These workshops focus on college-level learning the student has acquired through life experiences. The final product of the workshop is a life experience (LEAP) portfolio. The student is charged a processing fee as well as a per credit fee for this service.

In order to qualify for this credit option, a student must have earned 12 credit hours, including a college-level English course.

Incorporating Experiential Learning throughout the curriculum provides students with hands-on learning, inside and outside of the classroom, where their experiences are the focus of the learning process. CCSJ is committed to working closely with students, faculty and its surrounding community to provide quality experiential learning opportunities that enhance academic learning, connect academic learning to real-life situations and bring awareness of social issues and their relationship to academic studies.