Governors State University offers the bachelor of arts degree programs in criminal justice, psychology and interdisciplinary studies at the Naperville Education Center for students entering with an associate’s degree or 60 college credit hours. Most bachelor of arts programs will except up to 80 credits.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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    Careers in the criminal justice field call for greater understanding of our society, its components, and institutions, and how these factors affect the administration of law and justice.  Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice will have both the theoretical background to pursue graduate work in the social sciences and the professional education and practical skills demanded in justice-related professions.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

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    The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides adult learners a viable opportunity to utilize prior credits and build on them to earn a bachelor's degree. Our students also have the option of earning college credit for learning gained from life experience. The university and its programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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    The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides students with the opportunity to think as scientists about behavior and experience and develop the skills and values that reflect psychology as both a science and an applied field. In attempting to meet this goal, the program seeks to assist individuals by encouraging them to view themselves along the scientist-practitioner model. The program strives to prepare students for graduate training in psychology and counseling and a baccalaureate level career that draws on an understanding of human behavior and functioning. The curriculum is aligned with the 2006 American Psychological Association’s undergraduate psychology learning goals and provides many opportunities to gain the knowledge base, methods, values, skills, and applications in psychology; technological literacy; communication skills; socio-cultural and international awareness; and personal and professional growth.

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  • Master of Arts in Psychology Cohort

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    Recruiting for Fall Semester 2014 (August 2014 Start Date)

    The Master of Arts in Psychology program consists of two sequences: Clinical and theoretical. The program is based upon the scientist-practitioner model that calls for psychologists to be trained both as scientists and as practitioners. The program provides students with a strong theoretical base, assessment training and research skills. Both sequences are designed to prepare students to pursue advanced graduate degrees in Psychology.

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  • Master of Arts in School Counseling

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    Recruiting for Fall Semester 2014 (August 2014 Start Date)

    The mission of the Master of Arts in School Counseling program at Governors State University is to promote excellence in professional school counseling as an integral component in the development of all students.  The primary goal is to prepare responsive professional counselors in K-12 school settings who will assist students in maximizing their educational, vocational and personal/social growth and development.  The school counseling program at GSU endorses the role of the professional school counselor as a licensed educator who addresses the needs of students comprehensively through the implementation of a developmental school counseling program.

    The school counseling program at GSU is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP) and it meets academic specifications for Illinois licensure as a Professional Counselor.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has approved the school counseling program at GSU as leading to the Educator License - School Counseling endorsement.

     

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  • Master of Arts in Multicategorical Special Education

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    The graduate major in Multicategorical Special Education prepares individuals to teach in special education settings covering the full range of students encompassed by the Illinois LBS I Unlimited credential, i.e., students with LD, S/ED, MR/MI/CI, PH, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and autism. Graduates of the MCSE program serve across the continuum of instructional and resource services -- including a wide range of collaborative and consultative roles with educators, administrators, staff, and parents.

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  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration & Principal Leadership Endorsement

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    The Master of Arts in Educational Administration program is fully approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to prepare you for the Illinois Principal Endorsement on your current teaching license.  The program is designed to prepare students for employment as an elementary or secondary school principal,  curriculum consultant, dean or department chairperson.

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