Adult Degree Majors & Minors

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Business Administration

(with option to add a concentration in Entrepreneurship)

The degree in Business Administration is designed to prepare students as supervisors or managers in a number of settings to include government agencies, healthcare settings, retail stores and a number of other organizations. The curriculum offers a well-rounded educational approach the business world—emphasizing skills in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and organizational behavior. Students also have the option to add a concentration in Entrepreneurship.


The accounting major provides students with knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, accounting theory, and business practices necessary for rewarding personal lives, good citizenship, and professional advancement. A degree in Accounting prepares students for professions in cost accounting, public accounting, auditing, security, and financial analysis in a variety of professional settings.

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The degree in Marketing includes a number of business courses including 24 hours specific to marketing. Some of those courses include: Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Services Marketing, Internet Marketing, and Retail Marketing among others.  Student will be prepared to pursue careers in marketing management, marketing research, advertising and promotions along with a number of other careers in the marketing field.

Computer Information Systems

A degree in Computer Information Systems encompasses mastery of web design and development, programming, database, networking, and security skills. This curriculum prepares its graduates for professional advancement in any of a wide variety of careers in information systems and/or graduate education.

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Organizational Leadership

A major in Organizational Leadership provides students with the educational background necessary to succeed in a broad spectrum of professions and is an excellent foundation for the pursuit of several advanced degree programs.  This is an interdisciplinary degree that exposes students to business, social science, and humanities concepts that will provide a solid foundation in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, and communication.  Organizations are looking for leaders that understand work behavior, interpersonal and group dynamics as well as how to solve problems for growth and success.


A degree in Psychology exposes students to the basic areas of the discipline, including research design and analysis, human development, personality and psychopathology, social behavior, learning and cognition, and neuroscience. The curriculum is also designed to prepare the student for further training in either graduate school or an applied setting such as social service.

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Criminal Justice Studies

A degree in Criminal Justice is designed to educate students in the three areas of the criminal justice system: Law Enforcement, Judiciary, and Corrections. This degree prepare students for advanced degrees and for positions within the criminal justice system and related entities.

Elementary Education

A bachelors of science in Elementary Education prepares students for licensure in grades K-6. Students will be exposed to coursework in educational theory and practice, introduction to teaching, books for children, technology in education, reading, language arts, and curriculum in elementary education, etc.

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Religious Studies

The Religious Studies major prepares students for responsbilty participation in a pluraslistic, globally-oriented society, within the framework of the diverse learning community that is North Carolina Wesleyan College.  In fulfilling this mission the major seeks to foster a mature understanding of the Judaeo-Christian tradition and a deep appreciation for other major religious traditions.