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Career Skills Packages for Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences

Career Skills Packages are designed to be paired with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and thus are designed for students seeking their baccalaureate degrees. Their purposes are to expand opportunities for majors in the liberal arts and sciences to pursue course work in professional areas, thereby giving these students advantages in employment following graduation and a higher level of confidence in pursuing a major in the College from the outset.

Career Skills Packages consist of approximately 12–18 hour interdisciplinary curricular packages. In addition, an internship, preferably in an area related to the student’s major, will be completed in the senior year. Most courses taken as part of the Career Skills Packages are above the 100 level. Students working on “skills packages” will be assigned a certificate advisor as well as a major advisor. Completion of a skills package in an approved area will be recorded on the student’s official transcript.

The College currently offers Career Skills Packages in Business and Computer Programming.

Students interested in learning more about Career Skills Packages are asked to contact the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center (CASA) at 336/334-4361.

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Career Skills Package in Computer Programming

Required: 13–16 hours

AOS Code: U910

This Career Skills Package prepares students for entry-level positions in computer programming. It requires 13–16 hours of courses and completion of an internship. If CSC 261 and MAT 353 are also taken, the program will prepare students to enter the M.S. in Computer Science program. This program is designed for current undergraduate students majoring in fields other than computer science. The program may be completed through day or evening classes.

Requirements

  • MAT 150 (meets the GMT requirement) and MAT 253
  • Students with no previous programming experience: CSC 130, 230 or 231, and 330
  • Students with experience in programming equivalent to a one-semester course in a high-level programming language: CSC 231 and 330
  • One of CSC 261, 339 or 340
  • Completion of an internship, with emphasis on computer programming, to be selected from: ATY 499, BIO 497, CHE 490, CCI 450, CST 412, ENG 401 or 402, ENV 399, GEO 495, MST 494, PSC 399, SOC 499. Another internship can be substituted with permission of advisor. Department requirements for internships must also be met.

 

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Career Skills Package in Business

Required: 15 hours

AOS Code: U911

This Career Skills Package prepares students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences with a background in fundamentals of accounting or economics as well as a basic set of business skills in the areas of communication, technology, and management.

Requirements

  • One of ACC 201, ECO 101, or ECO 201
  • ISM 110 or CSC 130
  • CST 341 or MGT 309
  • One of MGT 200, 312, 330, 354/SOC 354
  • One additional 3-hour course in ECO, ACC, or MGT chosen in consultation with advisor
  • Completion of an internship to be selected from: ATY 499, BIO 497, CHE 490, CCI 450, CST 412, ENG 401 or 402, ENV 399, GEO 495, MST 494, PSC 399, SOC 499. Another internship can be substituted with permission of advisor. Department requirements for internships must also be met.