Graduate Specializations

  • Animal Studies: Social Science and Humanities Perspective

    Department of Sociology

    The animal studies specialization provides graduate students with basic knowledge in relationships between humans and animals and how they are linked together in a fragile biosphere.

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  • Cognitive Science

    College of Social Science

    Cognitive Science explores how biological systems process information to produce thought and adaptive behavior and whether artificial systems can be endowed with the same capabilities. The scientific study of the nature of mind requires a concerted effort by investigators from many different theoretical perspectives, empirical traditions, and academic disciplines.

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  • Environmental Policy

    College of Social Science

    The Graduate Specialization in Environmental Policy provides students with foundational skills and knowledge in environmental law, economics and policy and an opportunity to gain substantive expertise in the fundamental aspects of environmental policy

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  • Forensic Science

    School of Criminal Justice

    The Graduate Specialization in Forensic Science provides a thorough understanding of the broad field of forensic science and prepares students for the role of court-qualified expert. Students study scientific, technical, and ethical issues and the relationship of their own area of expertise to the criminal justice system. 

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  • Global Urban Studies

    College of Social Science

    The Graduate Specialization in Global Urban Studies addresses political, spatial, cultural, and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the United States and the world, as well as the global processes that impact and unite urban areas. Course work includes foci on urban areas in the United States and abroad; urban areas in comparative context regionally, nationally and internationally; and how the forces of globalization change urban areas.

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  • Infancy and Early Childhood

    College of Social Science

    The specialization is designed to prepare practitioners to meet the challenges of service delivery for very young children and their families and is based on the philosophy that a interdisciplinary educational program is the best educational experience for professionals who will work with infants, very young children, and their families.

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  • International Development

    College of Social Science

    The Specialization in International Development is designed to develop an intellectual environment that will foster the growth of research and teaching in the area of development studies.

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  • Security Management

    School of Criminal Justice

    The Specialization in Security Management is designed to help students to understand the business and technical aspects of protecting private and government assets.

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