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Business Department

Dr. Raylene Cochran,
Dean of Professional Studies

THE PURPOSE OF THIS DIVISION is to prepare Christian leaders in business, criminal justice, and education by providing a Christian-traditional liberal arts education and specialized training in service-oriented professions.

This division comprises the business and education departments of Pensacola Christian College, which both offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Dr. Donna Marion, Chair

The business department incorporates both the business and criminal justice majors with respective concentrations. The biblically integrated academic curriculum prepares students for a variety of job opportunities in both Christian organizations and secular business and/or graduate school by developing their intellectual capacity, leadership abilities, spiritual lives, and attitude of service.

The business major provides a strong foundation for accounting, economics, business communication, and computer applications. General knowledge of business principles complements the instruction provided in the chosen concentration. Principles, techniques, theory, and practical applications are all parts of a balanced program that presents a value-centered curriculum that applies Christian principles to every aspect of life.

The criminal justice major focuses on preventing crime, preserving peace, and protecting civil rights as essential elements of stability in a democratic society to insure justice, equity, and freedom for all.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degree

Business Major

The purpose of the business major is to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in both Christian organizations and secular business and/or graduate school by developing their intellectual capacity, leadership abilities, spiritual lives, and attitude of service. General knowledge of business principles complements a balance of techniques, theory, and practical application provided in each chosen concentration.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the business program will be able to

  • make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview;
  • communicate effectively in written and oral presentations;
  • use current technology and computer applications effectively in their chosen profession;
  • relate knowledge to practical experiences; and
  • be prepared to pursue advanced study in their chosen field.

Concentrations

Criminal Justice Major

The purpose of the criminal justice major is to prepare students with practical skills and leadership training from a biblical perspective that will allow them to become faithful and effective guarantors of the requisites for freedom and stability (e.g., crime prevention, the preservation of peace, and the safeguarding of civil rights) which insure justice, equity, and liberty in a free society.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the criminal justice program will be able to

  • formulate a rationale to support ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
  • articulate the role of the criminal justice professional in the God-ordained institution of government,
  • demonstrate college-level knowledge relevant to the various areas of the criminal justice system;
  • communicate effectively in written and oral presentations, and
  • relate knowledge to practical experience in various areas of the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Major

Associate of Science Degree

Business Major

The purpose of the Associate of Science degree in Business is to prepare students to be skilled office assistants in a variety of Christian ministires and business offices. Students develop proficiency in general office skills specific to their concentration while learning to apply biblical principles to various workplace situations.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the two-year business program will be able to

  • make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
  • communicate effectively in written presentations,
  • use current technology and computer applications effectively in their chosen profession, and
  • relate knowledge to practical experiences.

Concentrations

Criminal Justice Major

The purpose of the two-year criminal justice major is to prepare students with practical skills and training from a biblical perspective for entry-level employment in the law enforcement.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the criminal justice program will be able to

  • formulate a rationale to support ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
  • articulate the role of the criminal justice professional in the God-ordained institution of government,
  • demonstrate foundational college-level knowledge relevant to the various areas of the criminal justice system, and
  • communicate effectively in written presentations.

Criminal Justice Major

Minors

Accounting, Business Technology, Computer Information Systems, e-Business Management, Finance, Management, Marketing, Office Administration, Public Administration, Web Development

Missions Broad Fields

Accounting, Computer Science, Management, Office Administration

Teaching Field

Technology Education

Graduate Degree