Interdisciplinary Studies


Masters Degree

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Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    30
  • Cost Per Unit
    $625
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $19k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies



Overview

Design Your Master’s Degree for Your Unique Purpose

The online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed for students who value flexibility and are seeking to make connections across various disciplines. The IDS Master’s degree provides the opportunity for students to customize their degree by choosing to focus on two areas of emphasis directly related to their interests and career goals. The program is ideally suited for students who have an educational background in Interdisciplinary Studies, an interest in deepening their knowledge in Interdisciplinary concepts, or hoping to fulfill a graduate degree while choosing the quickest route.

The online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is offered fully online, and courses are increasingly marketable as hybrid skills become essential for today’s workforce. Participants of the Interdisciplinary Studies program have the opportunity to learn from faculty across disciplines who are invested in the personal and professional growth of students.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s degree supports students in a variety of careers depending on the emphases chosen, including:

  • Project Management
  • Sales Representative
  • Health and Human Services
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Communication Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Research Assistant

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Course Requirements

Core Requirements (6 units)

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to interdisciplinary concepts and skills at the graduate level. Emphasis will be placed on cross-disciplinary analysis and the application of hybrid skills in future professions. In addition, the course will prepare students to effectively apply critical reading, writing and thinking skills in analyzing interdisciplinary topics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
IDS500 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
IDS500 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
IDS500 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
IDS500 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
IDS500 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Integrative Capstone

Integrative Capstone

The Interdisciplinary Studies capstone course allows the student to blend the skills and knowledge acquired from two areas of emphasis in earlier course work into one comprehensive research paper. The course is designed to assess student mastery of skills through the synthesis of interdisciplinary relationships from concepts and techniques learned from multiple disciplines; while reflecting on the purpose of these specialized relationships in their personal and professional goals. Prerequisites: IDS500 and Permission of Department Chair. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2022
IDS599 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
IDS599 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
IDS599 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff

Areas of Emphasis (24 units)

Complete all courses from two of the below Areas of Emphasis

Business

Foundations of Management

Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS503 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2021
BUS503 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Spring 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS503 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Marketing Management

Marketing Management

This course investigates the strategic implications and considerations of marketing management decisions. The course covers the formulation and implementation of effective planning for market development. Substantive and procedural aspects of marketing will also be addressed. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS530 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Gonzalez, Christina Maria
Spring 2022
BUS530 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS530 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Global Business Management

Global Business Management

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS545 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Barnett, Douglas A.
Summer 2021
BUS545 CE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Whitlatch, William Leon
Summer 2021
BUS545 BE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Tidwell, Steven L.
Fall 2021
BUS545 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS545 BE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS545 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS545 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS547 CE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Berliner, Thomas H.
Summer 2021
BUS547 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Gonzalez, Christina Maria
Fall 2021
BUS547 CE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS547 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS547 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS547 BE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS547 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS547 CE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS547 BE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS547 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS547 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS547 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff

Counseling Psychology

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

A study of the developmental cycle of the human organism from a cognitive, psychological, sociological, and moral perspective. Emphasis is placed on theories and research related to child development. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
PSY510 CE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
PSY510 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
PSY510 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
PSY510 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
PSY510 BE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Human sexuality focuses on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction with an overview of physiology. It further examines the clinical, social and ethical issues in counseling persons with AIDS-related problems. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
PSY515 HE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
PSY515 FE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
PSY515 GE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
PSY515 DE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
PSY515 GE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
PSY515 FE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
PSY515 DE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Advanced Research Methodology

Advanced Research Methodology

Theoretical and practical applications of research methods of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: BEH 383 Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science or equivalent. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
PSY530 BE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
PSY530 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
PSY530 CE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
PSY530 CE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
PSY530 BE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
PSY530 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Professional Ethics and Law

Professional Ethics and Law

An examination and explanation of current laws and ethical issues affecting psychotherapists. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
PSY560 CE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Cummings, Carolyn Michelle
Summer 2021
PSY560 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Jauregui, Tonette M.
Summer 2021
PSY560 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Barker Browne, Narviar
Summer 2021
PSY560 DE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A White, Kristen M
Summer 2022
PSY560 BE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
PSY560 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Curriculum and Instruction

Introduction to Educational Leadership

Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Curriculum Theory and Development

Curriculum Theory and Development

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
EDU522 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Fall 2021
EDU522 BE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Spring 2022
EDU522 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
EDU522 BE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
EDU522 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applied Educational Research

Applied Educational Research

This course introduces the variety of the most common research design methods that are effective and appropriate for use in the educational setting to assess program effectiveness, student learning, intervention efficacy and the analysis of data. Candidates will develop skill in interpreting research literature; becoming acquainted with sources of research literature; developing an understanding of the methodology of educational research; becoming a critical reader of research reports; and gaining a basic knowledge of statistics. An emphasis on the teacher as a researcher will provide a basis for assignments. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Teaching and Learning Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
EDU526 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Chan, Olivia K.
Fall 2021
EDU526 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Spring 2022
EDU526 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
EDU526 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
EDU526 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
The Exceptional Child

The Exceptional Child

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and materials including those appropriate for English language learners, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504"), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet requirements for the credential. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Early Childhood Studies

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

This course will examine family, community, societal, and cultural influences on children's schooling and learning and explore ways to create partnerships to support families and children. Emphasis is on the development of strategies for integrating family members and community resources into the learning process and addressing and overcoming barriers to partnerships. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
ECH530 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ECH530 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Early Childhood Literacy and Language Development

Early Childhood Literacy and Language Development

This course will review significant research and theory regarding language acquisition and literacy skills in the early childhood period. Current instructional and assessment strategies for early literacy and language development in young children, including the bilingual child, will be explored. Techniques for involving and educating families will be investigated. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ECH540 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Eubanks, Linda M.
Summer 2022
ECH540 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation

Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation

The course will examine the process of program development, evaluation, and improvement in the early childhood setting with a focus on industry standards and best practice. Students will be introduced to measurement tools such as the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS), NAEYC Accreditation criteria, and the Program Administrators Scale (PAS). Students will utilize common assessments to develop action plans, and integrate their knowledge and understanding of program development and evaluation by creating a proposal for an early childhood program. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
ECH550 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ECH550 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Critical Issues in Special Education

Critical Issues in Special Education

This course engages education leaders in an in-depth analysis of controversial issues in special and general education. It encourages active debate in three broad areas: 1) special education and society, social policy, and practice; 2) inclusion, philosophies, and epistemologies; and 3) issues about exceptionality and critical considerations about specific issues in the field. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
SPE540 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
SPE540 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Educational Leadership

Introduction to Educational Leadership

Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Program Evaluation and Development

Program Evaluation and Development

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead comprehensive curricular program improvement. Students will develop strategies and techniques that use data to identify and assess areas for instructional improvement, design and implement plans to improve instruction for all students and develop systems for ongoing program improvement. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
EDL534 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
EDL534 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Governance, Policy, and Community Relations

Governance, Policy, and Community Relations

This course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills that build productive relationships with various school constituents and mobilize necessary resources for all students to achieve. Candidates examine the relationships between national, state, and local political systems and the governance of public school systems and learn strategies for developing a school-community relations program. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
EDL558 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Morris, Brian Richard
Summer 2022
EDL558 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Leadership, Worldviews and Contemporary Issues

Leadership, Worldviews and Contemporary Issues

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
EDU501 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Lombardi, Judy
Summer 2021
EDU501 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Lombardi, Judy
Fall 2021
EDU501 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Summer 2022
EDU501 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
EDU501 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Information Technology

Information Systems Design

Information Systems Design

Emphasizes the design of information systems with the intent to complement and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization in regards to organizational strategy, control, and on-going activities. Topics covered include systems architecture and components, web-enabled commerce, decision support systems, business intelligence, planning, and acquisition. Course highlights the need to link technology policy with corporate strategy with the overall goal to support and enhance competitive advantage. (3 units).


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ITM505 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Baez-Vega, Angel A.
Fall 2021
ITM505 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
ITM505 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
ITM505 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ITM505 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ITM505 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Project Management

Project Management

Emphasizes the application of project management skills, tools, and techniques to information systems related project activities in order to determine project scope, charter, resources, scheduling, and cost requirements. Topics include project management, process groups and integration, scope, time management, costs, quality management, human resources, communications management, risk, procurement management, and stockholder management. (3 units).


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
ITM510 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ITM510 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Systems Security

Systems Security

Emphasizes the need, importance, and application of information security with a focus on protecting the informational assets of the organization. Topics include security frameworks, risk assessment, threat management, security plan development, security technologies, cryptography, physical security, implementation, and personnel. An importance is placed on the need to balance risk with organizational goals and the significance of applying a top-down management approach for driving security strategy and policy. (3 units).


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
ITM520 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Jernejcic, Thomas
Fall 2022
ITM520 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning

Emphasizes the evaluation and assessment of an organization's information assurance needs and the necessary tools required for planning, risk assessment, backup, recovery, and detection with an importance on implementing a comprehensive Information Assurance Management program for the organization. Topics include information assurance basics, planning, risk mitigation, detection and recovery, and the application of information assurance to selected industries. (3 units).


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
ITM550 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ITM550 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff

Kinesiology

Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

This course will focus on value systems and their role in ethical leadership. Ethical issues in kinesiology, sport, exercise, and physical education are examined, with the application of leadership theory and fundamental principles in guiding ethical discussion, assessment and evaluation. This course will include an examination of biblical principles of leadership, relevant laws and theories pertaining to leadership, ethical theories, and the development of leadership in the domains of kinesiology, exercise and sport. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
KIN505 BE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Edward D.
Fall 2021
KIN505 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Levi Ransom
Fall 2022
KIN505 BE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
KIN505 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

This course provides a foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics. These foundational principles will be used in constructing sound nutritional recommendations as they apply to human physical activity and sports medicine. Current research concerning pharmacologic and nutritional ergogenic aids, disordered eating, fluid balance and thermoregulation, and body composition will be discussed. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
KIN546 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Fall 2021
KIN546 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Summer 2022
KIN546 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
KIN546 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Legal Aspects of Kinesiology

Legal Aspects of Kinesiology

This course provides an understanding of the American legal system and its response to sport related disputes. Material includes legal terminology, liability, risk management, personnel issues, Title IX, and various issues facing today's teachers, coaches and athletic administrators. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
KIN550 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Waite, Steven T.
Summer 2021
KIN550 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Edward D.
Spring 2022
KIN550 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
KIN550 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
KIN550 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Exercise and Fitness Education

Exercise and Fitness Education

This course will focus on the pedagogical principles of fitness and applied psychomotor skills that fitness professionals must possess in order to successfully work with adults and special populations. Instructional methods will be studied in relation to cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, flexibility exercises, skill related components of fitness, body composition, and wellness. Special emphasis will be place on health risk factors, fitness assessment, movement technique, and exercise programming. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
KIN562 CE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Williams, Charles C.
Summer 2021
KIN562 BE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Ruot, Charles W.
Summer 2021
KIN562 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Summer 2022
KIN562 BE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
KIN562 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Public Administration

History and Theory of Public Administration

History and Theory of Public Administration

This course traces the historical development of the intellectual and theoretical foundations of modern public administration beginning with Woodrow Wilson's essay concerning the politics administration dichotomy through the multitude of more modern theories. It includes an overview of the responsibilities of public administration professionals within a democratic society, a description of the history and development of the field of public administration, and an introduction to ethical issues faced by public administrators. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
MPA510 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda-Marie
Fall 2021
MPA510 BE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
MPA510 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
MPA510 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
MPA510 BE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
MPA510 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Conflict Resolution and Labor Negotiations

Conflict Resolution and Labor Negotiations

This course provides a comprehensive approach to conflict resolution with an emphasis on public sector labor negotiations. Students will evaluate and will critically analyze theoretical, collaborative and practical approaches associated with conflict resolution, negotiation and consensus building in the workplace. Case study examinations will include root causes and dynamics of conflict, various methods of conflict analysis and resolution techniques, reflective practice, third party roles, and ethics as it applies to the position of the legitimate and accountable administrator. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
MPA545 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Telleria, Gabriel M.
Summer 2021
MPA545 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Curtis, James E.
Summer 2022
MPA545 BE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
MPA545 CE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
MPA545 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Legal and Ethical Issues

Legal and Ethical Issues

This course examines the basic legal and ethical concepts and challenges facing public administrators. The lectures, readings, and class discussions will be used to identify principles that might guide legal and ethical choices, and to show the practical impacts of these principles. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
MPA580 BE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
MPA580 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
MPA580 BE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
MPA580 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Political Economy

Political Economy

This course examines the interrelationship of political and economic factors that influence both public political and economic outcomes. Key means of analysis will include application of micro- and macro-economic theories to obtain better understandings of political and administrative decision-making processes. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
MPA585 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
MPA585 BE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Management

Foundations of Management

Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS503 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2021
BUS503 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Dunbar, Scott Edward
Spring 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS503 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS503 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

This course introduces new enterprise formation and management from the perspective of the entrepreneur or advanced-level manager. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, the opportunity recognition process, effective team building, and startup capital acquisition. The course will cover social entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. The course also surveys the concept of intrapreneurship of an ongoing and larger business, and offers an examination of the factors that enable an entire unit of a large organization to become more creative and dynamic. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
BUS506 CE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS506 BE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS506 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS506 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
BUS515 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Flaherty, Patrick T.
Summer 2021
BUS515 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Bell, Richard Mark
Fall 2021
BUS515 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Petersen, Henry Lee
Fall 2021
BUS515 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Petersen, Henry Lee
Spring 2022
BUS515 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
BUS515 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS515 BE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
BUS515 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS515 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
The Ethical and Legal Environment of Business

The Ethical and Legal Environment of Business

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations and identifies the major areas of past and present government regulations impacting business. The emphasis is on the relevant ethical and legal mandates and restrictions affecting managers in all business sectors. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or equivalent. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
BUS523 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
BUS523 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff

Organizational Leadership

Foundations of Organizational Leadership

Foundations of Organizational Leadership

Reviews contemporary issues and perspectives on organizational leadership, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and leadership models. The distinction between leadership and management, vision, collaboration and strategies to manage organizational behavior will be explored. Emphasizes the application of concepts to actual organizational situations culminating in the articulation of a personal philosophy of leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG501 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2021
ORG501 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Spring 2022
ORG501 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
ORG501 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ORG501 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ORG501 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

Explores the breadth of communication tools available to organizational leaders for instituting change, perception, and organizational growth. Examines and evaluates communication in a variety of formats, including dyadic, small group, formal and informal communication. Collaboration strategies and their results are examined as an influence on group dynamics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
ORG523 BE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Guignard, Sandra_Jeannette
Fall 2021
ORG523 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Guignard, Sandra_Jeannette
Fall 2022
ORG523 BE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ORG523 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Leadership Across Cultures

Leadership Across Cultures

Examines the social, cultural, and historical influences on leadership in a global society. Aspects of social forces, dynamics, and historical contexts that influence human experience will be explored. National, corporate, community, and group organizations are examined for evidence of culturally influenced worldviews and values and how they impact the workplace. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
ORG534 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2021
ORG534 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2022
ORG534 BE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ORG534 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Examines the strategic planning process including formulation, implementation, and control. Provides a framework for identifying vision, core values, goals, and competitive advantage for the organization. Explores various organizational strategies from for-profit and non-profit enterprises. Develops an understanding of how to create strategic options by synthesizing various strategies. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG589 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Kurkowski, Carol J.
Fall 2021
ORG589 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2022
ORG589 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ORG589 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Public Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health

The overall framework for the course is based on the bio-psychosocial or ecologic perspective on health. In these models, health is seen as being determined by biologic, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that interact with each other and, to a greater or lesser extent, can be influenced by individuals and groups. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
HSC522 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Sturz, Dominick L.
Summer 2022
HSC522 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Management for Public Health Services

Strategic Management for Public Health Services

In this course, students will analyze how leaders account for internal and external factors to improve organizational and system performance, thereby meeting individual and community health needs. Some topics may include organizational resources, fiscal management, marketing, organizational leadership, etc. Students will also study strategy development and implementation that meets multiple stakeholder demands, with attention given to Continuous Quality Improvement/Total Quality Management. Students will examine contemporary health service issues through multi-disciplinary perspectives within organizational leadership, culminating in the articulation of a personal philosophy of leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
HSC538 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
HSC538 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Health Law and Ethics

Health Law and Ethics

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
HSC552 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Sturz, Dominick L.
Fall 2022
HSC552 AE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Global Health

Global Health

Introduces issues in international health, emphasizing core disease conditions, leading causes of death and disability within an international context, as well as programmatic and policy responses to improve international health. Topics may include environmental/natural disaster preparedness, food security, infectious/communicable disease management, essential drugs and immunizations, population/family planning and maternal-child health, traditional practices and cross-cultural communications, literacy, and international public health policy/advocacy. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
HSC557 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Sturz, Dominick L.
Summer 2022
HSC557 AE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff

Strategic Communication

Advanced Communication Theory

Advanced Communication Theory

This course provides a survey of theoretical perspectives on communication including a broad history of milestones and current theoretical models. This course is designed to expose students to communication theory through readings, discussion, research, and writing. Students will learn how communication theories are developed, analyzed, evaluated and applied. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
COM505 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Romo, Sandra Jean
Fall 2022
COM505 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Communication Management, Leadership, and Decision-Making

Communication Management, Leadership, and Decision-Making

Explores the communication management process for the private, public and non-profit sectors to develop and analyze messages used in the processes of leadership, including motivation, inspiration, and decision-making. Students will engage in the study of human communication practices and theories along with their relations to effective leadership and decision-making to produce change. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
COM520 AE Session 1
01/10/2022
03/06/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
COM520 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Media Effects on Communication Behavior

Media Effects on Communication Behavior

This course will explore media?s social, political and cultural effects. Media including those who produce it have the power to influence society. Students will be able to critically approach media effects theory and understand how media influences people. This course will focus on the complex interrelationships between consumption of media content and the motives beliefs, feelings, and behaviors of people. Students will also critically analyze theories and apply them to current media coverage and think about the future of media effects. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
COM525 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
COM525 AE Session 1
09/06/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Digital Trends in Strategic Communication

Digital Trends in Strategic Communication

This course will examine the shift from print to digital media as an ever-evolving phenomenon. The impact of new communication technologies, changed political mobilization, and social networks. Students will gain an understanding of analyses applied to digital communication and apply methodologies to contemporary questions about media, technology, sociality, and society in a variety of settings. Students will establish both theoretical and experiential foundations for making personal decisions and judgments regarding the relationship between mediated communication and community including the Christian community. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2022
COM555 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
COM555 AE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff

Faculty

Effat Zeidan Hatoum

Effat Zeidan Hatoum , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of General Education/ Program Director of General Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3979
Email: ezeidan@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission; 2.75 GPA for unconditional admission consideration
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 500 word personal statement covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Live your purpose. Follow your passion. CBU Online is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Earning your degree at CBU Online is a short term investment with long term dividends.

  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
  • Yellow Ribbon Military Friendly School

Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies degree, graduates will be able to:

1. Analyze perspectives and concepts from two areas of emphasis.
2. Effectively learn how to make connections between concepts across the two areas of emphasis in their study plan.
3. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach at applying knowledge gained from one discipline into another.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of future professional opportunities available to them upon completion of their degrees.
5. Synthesize interdisciplinary concepts with Biblical truths.

Contact Us


Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

CBU Online & Professional Studies Division

Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-4236
Email: finaidops@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu