AduLt degree CompLetion
The Peace College Adult Degree Program is an intensive, Accelerated Degree-Completion program designed for adults. The evening program offers two degree completion programs: Human Services and Business with an emphasis in Leadership. These two programs are cohort-based, and completion of the program will prepare you for graduate and lifelong learning for meaningful careers, leadership and service. Key features of the program include:
Classes one night a week, same day of the week, four-hour class session for five weeks •
Class of 15-20 students remaining together throughout the program •
Degree Completion in as few as three semesters (pending transfer of credit and life experience) •
Individualized academic advising throughout •
Conducive for the working adult: seamless admissions process with same day transfer evaluation, application •
for admissions, financial aid application, and block registration. Textbooks provided on first day of class, and campus resources available
Will accept up to 12 semester hours of work experiences •
Federal and State grants and loans are available pending approval. Applications available in •
adMiSSioNS aNd FiNaNCial iNFoRMatioN
AppLying for AduLt degree CompLetion progrAmS
Applicants are reviewed individually, and decisions are based on the following credentials and requirements: Applicants must interview with the Dean of Adult Education
Application for admissions ($25 application fee) •
Official high school transcripts or equivalent. A high school transcript is not required if: •
The applicant is non-degree seeking •
The applicant has completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable college credit from a •
regionally accredited institution
Official college transcripts to the office of admissions •
Peace College will also accept CLEP/DANTES, Military transcripts, and DD 214. •
For admissions to the Business/Leadership or Human Service Program, students must have at least 35 semester •
hours of transferable credit from a regionally accredited institution. Of the 35 semester hours, 12 semester hours must be transferred in the Liberal Education requirements
Applicants must be 24 years or older or classified as an independent student •
Applicant must be employed or provide at least three years of work experience •
Applicant seeking work experience credit at Peace College must provide the Dean of Adult Education a •
portfolio under the guidelines provided by the Dean (Peace College will only award up to 12 semester hours of credit)
Pay $100 confirmation deposit prior to the first night of class. •
Must attend the first night of class •
Additional consideration of students’ acceptance may be determined at the discretion of the •
Dean of Adult Education
reAdmiSSionS for AduLt degree CompLetion progrAm
Submit an updated application for admissions (no fee required) to the Office of Admissions •
Meet the requirements of the current catalog and curriculum at the time of readmissions •
Remove any grade of “I” in the time limit required •
Tuition and fees will be adjusted on the date of enrollment •
buSineSS/LeAderShip humAn ServiCeS LiberAL eduCAtion
AppLiCAtion fee $25 $25 $25
tuition: $13,500 $13,500 $13,500
pArking: (one time) $100 $100 $100
Student id: (one time) $20 $20 $20
grAduAtion fee: $100 $100
ConfirmAtion depoSit $100 $100 $100
Pay in full prior to the first night of class •
Financial aid completed prior to first night of class •
Employer reimbursement: The course must be paid in full prior to the first night of classes •
refundS of exCeSS finAnCiAL Aid
Refunds due to financial aid in excess of charges (tuition, books and fees) will be issued as credit hours are completed and earned. Financial Aid is earned by completing classes with a passing grade. The first prorated refund will be processed once six semester hours of college credit are earned with passing grades.
finAnCiAL Aid reperCuSSionS
For information on the financial repercussions of withdrawing, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. Students with financial aid must meet the College’s satisfactory academic progress standards throughout their coursework to continue to receive financial aid.
The academic regulations that apply to the traditional degree program also apply to the adult degree completion program except as noted below:
Class attendance is necessary for your success and completion. The first day of each class is required. In the event of any absence please notify your instructor immediately to make up the work. Missing two consecutive nights will result in an administrative withdrawal, and may result in a grade of an “F”. Applicable course charges and fees will still apply.
Due to the nature of the program, if you must drop a class, a drop form must be completed, signed, and turned in before the third night of class to the Registrar’s office; a grade of “W” will be recorded on your transcript. Please note that dropping a class may affect your financial aid. Please be advised to see the Office of Financial Aid prior to dropping the course.
A student must complete a minimum of 125 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree. •
At least 45 hours must be earned at Peace for the baccalaureate degree. After matriculation at Peace, a •
maximum of 36 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree may be transferred from other institutions. At least 30 hours of the course work applied to the baccalaureate degree must be 300-level or above. •
No more than 6 semester hours toward the baccalaureate degree can consist of inde pendent study, •
internship, or cooperative education credit.
No more than 8 Physical Education activity credits can be counted toward graduation. •
Peace students who wish to take courses elsewhere to transfer to Peace must secure the prior written •
approval from the disciplinary department and the Registrar.
A student may complete an application process to receive up to 12 credit hours for previous work experience. These credits hours may apply to either liberal education requirements or to elective credits, but may not apply to required courses for the major. Students must complete the “Student Work Experience Request and Application” found in the appendix.
Peace offers a Bachelor of Arts degree for adult learners. The same learning goals and graduation requirements apply to adult degree-seeking students as to traditional students except as noted below. See the Liberal Education Requirements section of this Catalog for a complete summary of those requirements.
Liberal Education Requirements 45 Semester Hours
Major 45 Semester Hours
Electives/Work Experience 35 Semester Hours
total houRS 125 hourS
LiberAL eduCAtion requirementS
ENG 112 3
Advanced Writing Course 3
STA 201 3
COM 101 3
Fine Arts: (ADE 160, 170, 180, DAN 201, MUS 180, 281, 282, or THE 103) 3 Literature: (ENG 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 220, 221 or FRE or ***SPA literature course 3
Natural Science:(ANT 216, *BIO 101, or CHE 111) 4
Social Science (One course from two different areas: ANT 214, ANT 218, **ECO 211, PSC 201,
*PSY 101, SOC 101, or SOC 201) 6
Religion: (REL 200, 210, or 214) 3
History:(HIS 101, 102, 201, or 202) 3
PEH 100 2
Diversity or Foreign Language 3
PHL 400 3
Writing competency Checkoff
Computer competency Checkoff
*Human Services degree requirement **Business/Leadership degree requirement ***SPA 214 or equivalent in Spanish
mAJor in buSineSS And
The major in Business and Leadership is designed for working adults who wish to improve their chances of career advancement or increase their knowledge and skill base to allow for greater productivity. The program is defined by five themes:
foCuS: Business Leadership for the Working Adults
quALity: Curriculum Aligned to National Standards for Business Education
ACCreditAtion: Aligned to Pursue Specialized Accreditation in the Future
fACuLty: Experienced and Educated – Research Triangle Park
CoLLAborAtion: Relationship to Our Traditional Degree Programs
buSineSS And LeAderShip
BAL 201 Entrepreneurship & Management 3
BAL213 Managerial Economics 3
BAL270 Business Law 3
BAL335 Management Information Systems 3 BAL/HRM355 Strategic Human Resources Management 3
BAL360 Managerial Accounting 3
BAL390 Production Operations Management 3
BAL415 Corporate Finance 3
BAL425 Marketing Management 3
BAL430 Global Business Environment 3
BAL480 Business Policy 3
BAL/LEA101 Foundations of Leadership 3
BAL/LEA 301 Group Process and Dynamics 3 BAL/LEA 312 Leadership in Organizations 3
BAL/LEA318 Leading Change 3
bAL 201: entrepreneurShip & mAnAgement
This course examines the nature of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process. In a start-up context, the course explores a variety of issues surrounding new venture creation, including developing a business plan, determining resource needs and acquiring resources, assessing the market, building infrastructure, and advertising the new venture. The course also explores ways to facilitate and sustain entrepreneurship in larger, established organizations.
bAL213: mAnAgeriAL eConomiCS
Managerial economics is a branch of economics that applies microeconomic analysis to business decisions including an understanding of cost, pricing, market power, competition strategies and internal organization. The analysis and principles learned in this course will serve as building blocks for the understanding of other business subjects such as accounting, marketing, corporate finance and human resource management.
bAL 270: buSineSS LAW
This course addresses the legal and ethical issues confronting the business manager. This course addresses the legal system, legal processes, and several areas of substantive commercial law relevant to management decisions. In addition, it discusses the developing recognition of legal and ethical issues, and their managerial implications. The concepts studied in this course include product liability, the administrative legal process of regulation, antitrust, and the contract as the fundamental legal instrument of global commercial relations.
bAL335: mAnAgement informAtion SyStemS
An overview of management information systems is presented, including IS managerial concepts and hands-on exposure to technology. Chands-oncepts include alignment of information systems strategy with organizational strategy, MIS components and organizational structures, issues in the design and implementation of systems, and understanding the role of information systems in organizations.
bAL/hrm355: StrAtegiC humAn reSourCeS mAnAgement
Strategic Human Resource Management focuses on the role of human resource management (HRM) in shaping employee and organizational behavior. This course will teach the student to link HRM with strategic goals and objectives in order to improve business performance and develop organizational culture. In an organization, strategic HRM means accepting and involving the HR function as a strategic partner in the formulation and implementation of the company’s strategies through HR activities such as recruiting, selecting, training and rewarding personnel. Students will understand the main functional areas of human resources, the integration with business strategy and how to lead the effort to link the two areas in order to maximize business performance.
bAL 360: mAnAgeriAL ACCounting
The application of cost analysis to manage ment problems. While financial accounting focuses on the external interpretation of financial reports, this course emphasizes internal reporting to assist managers. Planning and control techniques, basis cost analysis, capital budgeting, activity-based management, using both quantitative and behavioral applications are covered.
bAL 390: produCtion And operAtionS mAnAgement
An introduction to production and opera tions management that covers manufacturing, services, and experiences. The course addresses the strategies available in the operations function, the identification of operations problems, and their solutions. The topics covered in this course include product design and planning issues, capacity and location planning, facility layout, intermediation, technology, and strategic plan-ning for the operations function.
bAL 415: CorporAte finAnCe
This course serves as an introduction to business finance, financial management and investments. Students in this course will analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and related issues The primary
objective is to provide a framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory. The approach is rigorous and analytical.
bAL 425: mArketing mAnAgement
An introduction to the managerial techniques used in planning and conducting marketing programs in the for-profit and for-benefit segments of the economy. This courses covers concepts, methods, and applications of decision modeling to address marketing issues such as market segmentation and positioning, new product development, and advertising response and budgeting. Uses advanced techniques to model marketing decision problems facing marketing managers to ensure optimum outcomes for the firm and its managers.
bAL 430: gLobAL buSineSS environment
Discuss how and why countries differ. Review the economics and politics of international trade and investment. Understand the functions and forms of the global monetary system. Examine the strategies and structures of international businesses. Assess the special roles of an international business’ various functions.
bAL 480: buSineSS poLiCy
A company attains a competitive position when the configuration of its product mix and service activities generates superior value for customers. The challenge of formulating effective competitive strategy is to balance the opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes in industry attractiveness and competitive position. This course helps students develop skills for formulating strategy.
bAL/LeA101: foundAtionS of LeAderShip
This course is designed to provide an introduction into the many issues, concepts, and theories involved in the study of leadership. The course will explore traditional and contemporary leadership theories and models, with a major emphasis on understanding oneself as a leader.
bAL/LeA 301: group proCeSS And dynAmiCS
As a process of working with others to accomplish shared goals, leadership must be studied in the context of groups and teams. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and work effectively in groups and teams. This course will explore theory, practice, and research in group process, including group dynamics, group roles, teamwork, diversity, decision-making, conflict resolution, motivation, and visioning and goal setting.
bAL/LeA 312: LeAderShip in orgAnizAtionS
The concept of organization is often con nected with large-scale bureaucracies where creativity is stifled, where there is a lack of concern for the individual needs of employees, and where only individuals in the highest positions have voice. Although many organiza-tions still meet this image, there has been a major shift in today’s business environment, resulting in organizations becoming more open networks of people who collaborate to work toward shared goals. The main purpose of this course is to prepare students for facilitating effective leader ship so that the organization is well-positioned for the demands of a diverse, complex, and changing society.
bAL/LeA318: LeAding ChAnge
Leading Change focuses on the leader’s crucial role in effectively leading change initiatives in the workplace in an organization. The course examines the importance of change, how change agents can work with others to effect meaningful change in organizations, and why change will become increasingly significant to organizations in the future. This course provides students with an opportunity to think about change, to reflect on stories of individuals who have changed their organizations, and to put learning into practice in current organizational settings.
mAJor in humAn
The Human Services Degree Completion Program at Peace College prepares students to work in a variety of professional settings through an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to work with a variety of clients in social service settings. Graduates of the program might choose careers in social service settings focused on mental health, family services, corrections, gerontology, child care, youth programs or group homes.
Even if a student has completed social science and
mathematics courses elsewhere, all HUS majors are
required to complete Statistics 201 and Psychology 101
as preparation for HUS coursework.
humAn ServiCeS CourSeWork
45 hourSfoundAtionS (24 hourS)
HUS 200 Introduction to Human Services
HUS 300 Perspectives & Issues in Childhood &
HUS 301 Perspectives & Issues in Adulthood & Aging HUS 310 Family Development
HUS 320 Local, State, & Federal Government HUS 330 Family & Youth Services
HUS 340 Family, Community, & Advocacy HUS 350 Ethics
SkiLLS (18 hourS)
HUS 400 Statistics & Research in Human Services HUS 410 Theories & Techniques of Counseling HUS 420 Crisis Intervention & Prevention HUS 430 Group Dynamics
HUS 440 Spanish for Human Service Professionals HUS 450 Assessment of Groups & Individuals
CApStone experienCe (3 hourS)
HUS 490 Human Services Design & Evaluation
huS 200- introduCtion to humAn ServiCeS Pre-requisite: Completion of Liberal Education Requirements; 3 credit hours
This course offers a comprehensive survey of the diverse, dynamic field of Human Services. Students will examine the significant historical developments related to the area and the various populations who rely on human services. Additionally, the course will cover theories of social welfare and poverty, as well as controversial issues and ethics pertinent in the field. Finally, students will explore career opportunities in the field of Human Services.
huS 300- perSpeCtiveS & iSSueS in
ChiLdhood & AdoLeSCenCe Pre-requisite: HUS 200; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the biological, sociological and psychological aspects of child and adolescent development, and presents current issues and perspectives in childhood and adolescence that pertain to human services. The course will cover current controversies and best practices regarding working with
huS 301- perSpeCtiveS & iSSueS in
AduLthood & Aging Pre-requisite: HUS 300; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the biological, sociological and psychological aspects of adulthood and aging. In the course students will learn about issues and perspectives concerned with early, middle, and later adulthood. In addition, students will learn about current controversies and best practices regarding working with adults in the field of human services.
huS 310- fAmiLy deveLopment Pre-requisite: HUS 301: Perspectives & Issues in Adulthood & Aging ; 3 credit hours
This course examines the family in the United States
from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will explore various topics ranging from traditional views of the family to current issues facing families today. Additional topics will include those examining the purpose of the family, governmental impacts on family, and the impact of changing familial roles. Throughout the course, students will be reminded that the family is an institution rooted in a particular historical and social context, and shaped by race and class.
huS 320- LoCAL, StAte, & federAL government Pre-requisite: HUS 310; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the legal system, particularly as it relates to human services. The course focuses on the interface between the legal system and social problems at the local, state, and federal levels of government.
huS 330- fAmiLy & youth ServiCeS Pre-requisite: HUS 320: Local, State, & Federal Government ; 3 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of the scope and practices of services for children and their families. The course also will explore ethnic and cultural issues related to the practices of family and child welfare services. To do this, special emphasis will be placed on agencies and programs directed toward “at risk” children or children who are in situations and circumstances that endanger their future academic, personal, and/or social success. Characteristics of at-risk youth will be discussed, as will referral and collaborative working procedures, intervention strategies, and prevention agencies.
huS 340- fAmiLy, Community, & AdvoCACy Pre-requisite: HUS 330: Family & Youth Services; 3 credit hours
This course will examine the nature and extent of poverty’s effects on families and communities within the
United States. The types of questions to be addressed
include the following: What is poverty? What are the effects of it on families and their communities? Why is poverty so persistent? Why are poverty rates for minorities so high? Is there a culture of poverty? What are the interrelationships among poverty, family structure, inner city neighborhoods, labor market conditions and public policies? Is poverty passed on from generation to generation? To answer these questions, the course will focus on social science theory and evidence about the causes, consequences and costs of poverty.
huS 350- ethiCS Pre-requisite: HUS 340: Family, Community, and Advocacy; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to complex ethical questions surrounding work in human services. Students will learn how to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas through examination of real and fictional case studies.
huS 400- StAtiStiCS & reSeArCh in humAn ServiCeS Pre-requisite: HUS 350: Ethics; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the processes of designing, implementing, and disseminating research pertaining to human services. In this course students will examine methods used to conduct research in settings relating to human services. The course will provide students with basic theoretical and practical understanding about ethical issues related to working with diverse and special populations, including working with children and individuals with special physical, psychological, or economic needs. In addition students will gain knowledge about how to evaluate their own and other’s research projects and findings.
huS 410- theorieS & teChniqueS of
CounSeLing Pre-requisite: HUS 400: Statistics & Research in Human Services; 3 credit hours
This course is designed to provide you with knowledge about counseling and helping skills. We will emphasize traditional counseling and psychotherapy theory and skills while exploring a variety of perspectives including Psychoanalytic, Neo-analytic, Person-centered, Humanistic and Affective, Behavioral, Cognitive, and Family Systems approaches to theory and therapy.
Finally, we will emphasize use of these skills in both prevention and intervention strategies for dealing with psychological, emotional, relationship, and adjustment problems.
huS 420- CriSiS intervention & prevention Pre-requisite: HUS 410: Techniques in Counseling; 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of the typical maturational and situational crises confronting the human service worker. There will be special emphasis on assessment tools, intervention strategies, the referral process, and the available community resources and services for the client in crisis.
huS 430- group dynAmiCS Pre-requisite: HUS 420; 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the study of interpersonal and group functioning, including group development and cohesion, leadership models and roles, decision-making, conflict resolution, trust, interpersonal attraction, communication, and self-disclosure within humans service settings.
huS 440- SpAniSh for humAn ServiCe
profeSSionALS Pre-requisite: HUS 430: Group Dynamics; 3 credit hours
This course offers a study of Spanish related to human service professions. Students will gain familiarity with basic written and oral vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking clients in a variety of social service settings. This course is designed to help English-speaking human service professionals better serve the growing population of
Spanish-speaking patients who arrive in the U.S. with little
or no English. The student will learn basic vocabulary, interact with Spanish-speaking others, and develop cultural insights and sensitivity. No previous experience with the Spanish language is necessary.
huS 450- ASSeSSment of groupS & individuALS Pre-requisite: HUS 440: Spanish for Human Service Professionals; 3 credit hours
This course provides a broad overview of theoretical concepts and research related to assessment and
intervention. We will focus on the differential applications of theories and skills utilized in various approaches and treatments for children, adolescent, and family populations. We will pay special attention to ethical concerns in the area and how these apply to diverse populations.
huS 490- humAn ServiCeS deSign &
evALuAtion HUS 450: Assessment of Groups & Individuals; 3 credit hours
This capstone course focuses on the analysis of human service needs and the selection and development of appropriate organizational programming. Students will be introduced to the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation. Students will learn to design interventions and evaluate outcomes. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of short-term and long-term strategic planning.
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