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The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Youth Education will enable students to prepare for growing career opportunities with young children from infancy to age 14 and out-of-school time. Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care has developed a system based on the knowledge and skills that are necessary to be effective in working with children and youth. The National Child Care Information Center(NCCIC) defines these skills as, “the range of knowledge and observable skills that adults working with young children need to facilitate child learning and development, linked to early learning guidelines.”
Medical schools vary widely in what is required of their students. Most encourage students to explore a wide range of courses outside the sciences and strive for a balanced and liberal education rather than specialized training. In fact, a Harvard Medical School study has shown that students are successful in their medical studies regardless of their undergraduate concentration, as long as they demonstrate an aptitude in the biological and physical sciences.
Psychology majors constitute the second-largest major of students in medical school and those interested in health-related professions. This background of study holds particular value for those pre-med students who are interested in psychiatry, pediatrics, or behavioral medicine.
Health care and related fields comprise some of the most rapidly growing careers in the U.S., and are expected to grow even more as the population continues to age. The concentration in health and human services provides students with education in the theory and practice of service delivery, public education, and social policy. Graduates are prepared for further education in the areas of public health, social work, rehabilitation counseling, and other service fields. Practical experience in human services prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of settings providing community-based service in the areas of behavioral and mental health.
Through this concentration, students interested in worldwide societies and cultures, international markets, government, and issues related to justice and social responsibility will uncover an inspiring course of study for understanding our ever-changing world. Courses cover a wide range of areas, including anthropology, history, religion, literature, business, social psychology, global citizenship and community engagement, and more. Opportunities for travel, service learning immersion, and internships are integrated into the curriculum.
Law schools are looking for students with varied backgrounds and a strong foundation in the liberal arts. The pre-law concentration prepares students for future studies related to a career in a legal setting, including work in a private practice or in large corporations, higher education, and administration. The skills developed in the classroom will provide students with options to continue their education in law school and placement in law enforcement, legal and juvenile justice, victims’ services and community-/institutional-based corrections areas, federal, state, and local level criminal justice and administrative agencies, law enforcement, corrections, and public and private security.
Global Citizenship is an interdisciplinary minor program of study that provides a foundation in the analysis of contemporary global issues/engagement. Students who elect to minor in Global Citizenship focus their coursework on putting the Becker College Global Citizenship Attribute Statement and Core Values of community, diversity, and social responsibility into action. Students will take required courses that give them a broad understanding of diversity, communication, and engagement with a global community, as well as electives that allow them to sharpen their focus on specific issues. The College developed the interdisciplinary minor in Global Citizenship as part of its participating in the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory project.
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