BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREES
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Entrepreneurship serves the Simmons College of Kentucky mission of “educating people in the urban context through strong academic and professional programs” by focusing on how one can become self-employed and or how one grow an existing business. The field of entrepreneurship is one that relies heavily on the ability to change and exploit new markets and opportunities so our students learn to be adaptable and ready for constant change. The entrepreneurship major uses skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration in real world settings to help them develop an entrepreneurial venture and mindset. By doing so, the program enables its students to “become productive citizens and agents of change in society (Simmons Mission Statement)” by becoming entrepreneurs who can become community leaders and employers who can help their communities thrive economically. Our faculty members have experience and expertise in small business and non-profit development, local economic development, and organizational planning. Several have either owned or currently own their own businesses. Our curriculum gives one the knowledge to start a new venture or to grow an existing business.
The Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Cultural Communication is a four-year degree program designed to combine the liberal arts, an ethical worldview, and communication.Living in an era of rapid globalization, colleges and universities are seeing megatrends to produce a global workforce able to communicate across cultures—interpersonally and organizationally beyond social, political, and economic boundaries. The Department of Cross- Cultural Communication prepares students for professional, business and educational careers in advertising and public relations, communication studies and leadership studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is a four-year degree program designed to combine the liberal arts, an ethical worldview, and social science. With an increasing social gap between majority-race and minority persons, we aim to develop students able to think critically and imaginatively about society and social issues, with a commitment to social justice based on an appreciation of social and intellectual diversity and an awareness of social inequality.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies gives students a thorough introduction to philosophical and religious thought in the global world with special emphasis on Christian and African American religious thought. Students who complete a degree in Religious Studies will be equipped as leaders with critical reasoning skills, aware of foundational philosophical, theological, biblical, and historical ideas that have shaped contemporary cultures around the world and be prepared to pursue further graduate work in seminary or divinity school and to compete for jobs in areas such as law, public and international policy, civil and human rights organizations churches and other religious organizations, and nonprofit organizations.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is intended for the Simmons of Kentucky student who wishes to study music within a church based and liberal studies framework.The degree serves as documentation and as a foundation for a wide range of career options and/or graduate study in music or other academic areas. Emphasis placed on concentrations in music and general studies provides the student with opportunities for distinctive educational experiences oriented to his or her specific needs and interests— Recording Arts Technology, Worship Arts, Church Musician, Composer, and/or Vocal and Instrumental Performance.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREES
The Associate in Arts Degree program is designed for students who wish to earn two-year college degree and for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts or professional discipline. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the following academic disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Oral Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Written Communication and Religious Studies.
The Associate in Arts Degree program in Religious Studies is designed for students who wish to earn two-year college degree and for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts or professional discipline. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the following academic disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Oral Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Written Communication and Religious Studies. A unique aspect of this Associate Degree is that it helps students examine the interdependencies between religion, politics, economics, and social structures.