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Penn State Beaver is the perfect place to complete your degree.

Choose from the following degree completion programs:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology (IST) degree was established to build leaders for our digital and global economy.

Local and national industry leaders have expressed their need for a new kind of information technology professional, i.e. one who offers not only technical expertise, but also proficiency in finding, analyzing, and managing information in any global setting.

The Penn State IST program is dynamic and highly interdisciplinary. As business and technology landscapes change, additions and improvements to IST courses are made and special-topics courses are created to enable students to receive real-time information about the IT world.

In advance of earning a degree, students gain training in state-of-the-art technology and have the opportunity to apply these skills in real-life situations for profit and not-for-profit organizations in Beaver County and throughout western Pennsylvania.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is an upper-division, professionally-oriented degree program designed for individuals who are seeking general preparation in business.

The degree combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, most notably management, marketing, finance, and logistics, and it offers applied study in a practical setting. Course work focuses on the competencies that produce graduates who think and write clearly, analyze and evaluate business data accurately, and collaborate with others effectively.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree each require 124 credits to graduate. The psychology major combines the knowledge, skills, and values of psychology with a liberal arts foundation. Individuals will develop a knowledge base consisting of concepts, theory, empirical findings, and trends in psychology.

Participants will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology; use critical thinking and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes; apply psychological principles to personal and social issues; and understand gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, and class issues in psychological theory, research, and practice.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree addresses the rapid development of clearly articulated employer needs in digital technologies that have resulted from the unprecedented media convergence in technology, economy, and structure.

Using an integrated program model, this degree branches outside the traditional communications curriculum and draws from appropriate courses in the disciplines of information sciences and technology, arts and sciences, English, and business.

The program offers two options: Journalism and Corporate Communications. Both options require students to develop strong written and verbal communication skills and include a strong emphasis on digital-age technology, including the Internet and social media.

The Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice (AoJ) degree focuses on the interrelated components of the criminal justice system, public and private sector enforcement and investigation, legal systems, correctional treatment, and community services.

The AoJ degree prepares students for a challenging career through a unique combination of formal classroom instruction and field experience, including an extensive internship.

For information about these programs, please contact Dr. Debra Roach, director of continuing education at Penn State Beaver, 724-773-3767, or contact the Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.



Office of Continuing Education
102 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Phone: 724-773-3700
Fax: 724-773-3769 

Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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