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The Professional Studies and Liberal Studies majors are offered at the Chicago Police Academy and are structured in an accelerated format. These programs are designed for busy professionals who have either earned an associate's degree or have prior college credit and are eager to continue their education. The programs are intended for students whose life/work experience and prior learning allows them to be successful in an accelerated program and to complete self-directed, instructor-assisted research.

The courses in the Professional Studies and Liberal Studies majors meet in eight-week class sessions, evenings or online. The programs employ both face-to-face and technology-enhanced instruction. After enrollment, students are carefully advised to determine all requirements for degree completion.

Note: The Professional Studies degree completion program is also offered at Orland Park campus and the Liberal Studies degree completion program is also offered at the Chicago and Orland Park campuses.

Two-Year Course Rotation

This course rotation provides an overview of the courses that are scheduled to be offered at the Chicago Police Academy or online during the terms indicated. View the courses that correspond to your years of interest:

Professional Studies with a Concentration in Business Administration

Program Requirements

Professional Studies Core Requirements

FOSEM 301 Ideas, Methods and Resources  (3)
FOSEM 302 Interpretation of Text  (3)
FOSEM 350 Senior Seminar/Capstone Project  (3)
FOSEM 360 Interdisciplinary Seminar  (3)

Area of Concentration Courses

Choose seven classes for 21 credits.

MGMT 320 Operations Production and Technology Management (3)
MGMT 330 Diversity in the Organization (3)
MGMT 340 International Business (3)
MGMT 360 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 370 Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 380 Business, Ethics and Society (3)
Elective Any MGMT or MKTG 200 or 300 level course (3)

Course Descriptions

FOSEM 301: Ideas, Methods and Resources (3)

The course considers varied approaches to the study of the humanities, surveys available resources and guides each student in designing a research project.

FOSEM 302: Interpretation of Text (3)

The close reading and analysis of texts with attention to selected interdisciplinary themes. Involves reflecting on the text in all aspects to determine and identify different strata of meaning.

FOSEM 350: Senior Seminar/Capstone Project (3)

The purpose of this seminar is to allow students to integrate the various skills they have learned throughout their college studies. Students will be required to develop an independent research project focusing on critical thinking skills. A selected topic of inquiry will be the emphasis of the seminar. Students should plan to enroll in this course after senior status has been achieved.

FOSEM 360: Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)

Courses that focus on a specific topic or issue that engages students to think critically and creatively.

MGMT 320: Operations Production and Technology Management (3)

Operations Management is the study of the management of the direct resources required to produce the goods and/or services provided by an organization. The course focuses on competitiveness, with emphasis placed on the close coordination of business unit operational decision making and strategic planning. Topics covered include: product/process design, aggregate planning, operations scheduling, inventory theory, and quality control and incorporates the use of quantitative techniques for operational decision making. Attention is given to the strategic uses of advanced manufacturing systems such as FMS, MRP and JIT. Comparisons of Western and Japanese management and manufacturing philosophies are also studied.

MGMT 330: Diversity in Organizations (3)

This course addresses various aspects of diversity. The focus of the course is to help the students develop an ability to understand, respect, and value diversity. Through readings, discussions and assignments students will explore application and implication to management activities. Issues related to discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies are explored. Historical, psychological, sociological, legal and managerial viewpoints are highlighted.

MGMT 340: International Business (3)

International Business is a survey course designed to provide a basic understanding of the various facets of international business. Starting with the concept of globalization and basic trade theories, the course will cover the following topics: trade practices, foreign direct investments, the mechanics of the foreign exchange market, marketing cultural differences and management strategies, organizational structure of multinational companies and other international institutions.

MGMT 360: Human Resource Management (3)

Human Resource Management is the study of principles and methods of general personnel management. Topics include staffing, evaluation, training and development, as well as compensation within the framework of organizational, governmental and societal goals and restrictions.

MGMT 370: Organizational Behavior (3)

The class material will include theory, research, and practical application of Organizational Behavior (OB) in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals, groups and workplace contexts impact behavior within an organization. The goal of OB is to understand, predict, and influence employee attitudes and behavior in order to improve organizational effectiveness. Topics include: personality differences, work motivation, leadership, influence processes and group dynamics.

MGMT 380: Business, Ethics and Society (3)

In this course, students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship and interaction of society, business and government at the national and international level. Students will learn to develop the ability to recognize the importance of ethics in business and society, what ramifications can occur and what solutions can be developed to resolve conflicts that arise. The class will focus on allowing students to develop and understanding of ethical concepts, philosophical principles, terms and processes relating to business. This course will help students develop the analytical, written and oral communication skills needed in business.

Liberal Studies with a Dual Concentration in Social Science and Criminal Justice

This program provides an introduction to the public administration field while developing highly marketable skill sets. Courses are designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate public programs.

Program Requirements

Liberal Studies Core Requirements

FOSEM 301 Ideas, Methods and Resources  (3)
FOSEM 302 Interpretation of Text  (3)
FOSEM 350 Senior Seminar/Capstone Project  (3)
FOSEM 360 Interdisciplinary Seminar  (3)

Area of Concentration Courses – Social Science and Criminal Justice

Complete seven classes for 21 credits.

Course Descriptions

FOSEM 301: Ideas, Methods and Resources (3)

This course considers varied approaches to the study of the humanities, surveys available resources and guides each student in designing a research project.

FOSEM 302: Interpretation of Text (3)

The close reading and analysis of texts with attention to selected interdisciplinary themes. Involves reflecting on the text in all aspects to determine and identify different strata of meaning.

FOSEM 350: Senior Seminar/Capstone Project (3)

The purpose of this seminar is to allow students to integrate the various skills they have learned throughout their college studies. Students will be required to develop an independent research project focusing on critical thinking skills. A selected topic of inquiry will be the emphasis of the seminar. Students should plan to enroll in this course after senior status has been achieved.

FOSEM 360: Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)

Courses that focus on a specific topic or issue that engages students to think critically and creatively.

Admission/Transfer Inquiries

You may begin the admission process by applying online at no cost to you. For questions regarding how your classes will transfer, registration and the rest of the admission process, contact the Bob Cyborski at cyborski@sxu.edu