Al Petrosky, Ph.D., Adviser
Amin Elmallah, Ph.D., Adviser
The Applied Studies faculty is drawn from various departments. Major disciplines include: Communication Studies, Economics, English, Management, Operations Management, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 223
Phone: (209) 667-3019
Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies program prepares graduates for leadership roles in professional, technical, and vocational fields. This program also provides a broad understanding of the liberal arts. Applied Studies students are prepared for advanced study in a number of programs, for example, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration.
Students are urged to check the prerequisites of each course in this program. Course prerequisites assist students in selecting their coursework. Those without the formal prerequisites who feel they may be qualified for other reasons must contact the course instructor to determine if they are eligible to enroll.
Students in the Applied Studies program will:
- Develop advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Learn the basics of public sector and private sector administration.
- Learn how to interact constructively and productively with individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors.
- Obtain a basic understanding of: public policy; how a modern organization functions; group dynamics for their anticipated careers; and at least one leadership skill set.