Youngstown State University Bachelor's Degree Programs

Youngstown State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science-Allied Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science-Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science- Long- Term Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science-Public Health
  • Bachelor of Social Work  

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Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology

Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of aging and is a rapidly growing field. According to the Census Bureau, there are now over 34 million people who are over the age of 65 and make up about 12 percent of the American population. Additionally, the aging of the Baby Boom generation will increase the ranks of older adults over the next four decades. This growing population translates into the need for more professionals educated in the field of gerontology. Virtually every professional will be in contact with our diverse and maturing population.

Admission Requirements
A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) or students may apply online at www.ysu.edu.

For More Information
Contact Coordinator of Gerontology,
Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen, Assistant Professor,
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and
Gerontology. Phone: 330-941-1683
E-mail: djvandussen@ysu.edu

Tuition and Fee Schedule
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Office of Student Accounts and University Receivables at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website at http://www.ysu.edu/.
    

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

If you just look at headlines, now may not seem like the ideal time to major in journalism. Newspapers are downsizing. Television stations are laying off and merging. Many radio stations no longer run local news. But there has never been a better time to study journalism. With the explosion of available information, people now need and want credible information. They need what journalists do and there are more venues now than at any other point in history for how to disseminate that information. So, if you are thinking about a career in journalism today, you are smart. But be prepared. This is not the journalism of yesterday.

Parallel LCCC Program

  • Associate of Arts

Admission Requirements
A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants.
Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) or students may apply online at http://www.ysu.edu/.

For More Information
Please contact Dr. Marc Seamon. Phone: 330-941-1642; E-mail: mseamon@ysu.edu.


Tuition and Fee Schedule
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Office
of Student Accounts and University Receivables at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website at http://www.ysu.edu/.
    

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations;  journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching. Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide variety of potential career areas.

Parallel LCCC Program

  • Associate of Arts

Admission Requirements
A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants.
Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) or students may apply online at http://www.ysu.edu/.
For More Information
Please contact the Dr. Paul A. Sracic, Chair Department of Political Science and Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Center
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44460
Office Phone: 330-941-1672
    

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Major in Allied Health

The baccalaureate degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a major in Allied Health is intended to serve professional health-related, associate-degree graduates who wish to upgrade their academic credentials. The goal of the BSAS degree program is to provide advanced educational opportunities beyond the technical scope of the graduate's associate degree. The program provides students additional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enhance their career mobility in the health-care setting. In addition, the degree program allows students to pursue further education at the graduate level. The program is based on a two-plus-two concept where the associate-degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate-degree program. Following graduation with an associate's degree, the student articulates directly into the plus-two component of the program. The plus-two component consists of a core of multi-disciplinary courses, a student-selected minor, and general University requirements.

Parallel LCCC Programs

  • Associate of Applied Science in Associate Degree Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Technical Studies in Nuclear Medicine
  • Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Admission Requirements
Students who wish to transfer to Youngstown State University to complete the Bachelor Degree in Allied Health must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than 2.0 may be considered under probationary conditions. A completed YSU Undergraduate Application must be submitted. A $40 non-refundable fee is required or first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts of official GED test results and transcripts of all previous undergraduate college work) and send them directly to The Admissions Office, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-3505. YSU applications may also be obtained in the LCCC Connections Center room 106 and from the LCCC University Partnership office in University Center 104.

Registration and Scheduling Information
Students interested in this program should contact Nicole Gettman, Academic Advisor by phone: 330-941-3280 or  by email: nlgettman@ysu.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Major in Criminal Justice

The BSAS in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for those students who have completed an associate degree in criminal justice. The goal of the BSAS program is to provide advanced educational opportunities beyond the technical scope of the student’s associate degree. The program provides students with additional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enhance their career mobility in the criminal justice field. In addition, the degree program allows students to pursue further education at the graduate level. The program is based on a two-plus-two concept where the associate degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate degree program. The plus-two component consists of additional criminal justice core courses, a selection of multi-disciplinary courses, and general University requirements. The general education courses can all be LCCC courses.

All criminal justice department full-time faculty possess terminal degrees in their respective areas of expertise. Faculty interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, juvenile violence, police management, correctional counseling, judicial processes, legal research, criminal law and procedure, crime prevention, victimology, research methods and statistics, and computer applications in criminal justice. The faculty strives to keep abreast of developments in their specialty areas through continuous study and research as well as through consulting and other interaction with public agencies, private sector entities, and the community.

Parallel LCCC Programs

  • Associate of Applied Science in Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science in Police Science

Admission Requirements
Students who wish to transfer to Youngstown State University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Criminal Justice must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 or higher accumulated grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those students with less than 2.0 may be considered under probationary conditions. A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A $40 non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) and in the LCCC Connections Center (CC 110). You may also apply online at http://www.ysu.edu/.

Program Admission Requirements
Students should have completed or be near completion of an associate degree in criminal justice.

For More Information
Students interested in this program should contact Nicole Gettman, Academic Advisor by phone: 330-941-3280 or  by email: nlgettman@ysu.edu.

Tuition and Fee Schedule
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Bursar’s Office at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website at http://www.ysu.edu/.
    

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Major in Long-Term Care Administration

As health care needs continue to rise, especially those for the growing elderly population, so does the need for long term care administrators. Long term care administrators manage the daily activities of such residential facilities as nursing homes and retirement communities. Mature, responsible students with strong leadership skills and a desire to work with the elderly would be well-suited for the long term care administration program at Youngstown State University.

Admission Requirements
A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001.  YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) or students may apply online at www.ysu.edu.

Parallel LCCC Program

  • Associate of Arts

For More Information
Contact Coordinator of Program, Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology. Phone: 330-941-1683
E-mail: djvandussen@ysu.edu
    

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Major in Public Health

The Public Health major offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (B.S.A.S.) degree.  The public health program integrates classroom and experiential learning in many of its courses. Public health graduates are employed in public health agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals and other health and care settings, and governmental agencies.

There are five standard areas in public health training that enable students to perform the essentials services of public health. These are epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, environmental health and behavioral science/health education. The curriculum for the YSU bachelor’s degree in public health addresses each of the five core areas through multiple courses. This curriculum enables mastery at the bachelor’s level of the nationally recognized Public Health Core Competencies, and requires an internship tailored to the area of public health interests of each student. This contemporary major also includes two 3 semester hour courses in bioterrorism, mass causality and crisis management in public health. Most of the professional courses for the degree can be completed through a combination of interactive videoconferencing and online distance learning options.

The B.S.A.S. in public health can also prepare the student to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES assess individual and community health needs; plan and implement effective health education and health promotion programs; coordinate and manage the provision of health education and promotion services; effectively communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources; and conduct program evaluation.

Admission Requirements 
Students who wish to transfer to Youngstown State University to complete the Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 or higher accumulated grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those students with less than 2.0 may be considered under probationary conditions. A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A $40 non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) and send them directly to the office of Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may also be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104). You may also apply online at www.ysu.edu.

For More Information
Students interested in this program should contact Nicole Gettman, Academic Advisor by phone: 330-941-3280 or  by email: nlgettman@ysu.edu.

 

Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work Student Handbook (pdf file)

The baccalaureate degree with a major in social work prepares students for entry into beginning, generalist, professional social work practice. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings such as public and private welfare agencies, mental health centers, health care settings, educational systems, correctional institutions, and business and industry. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. A baccalaureate degree in social work from an accredited degree program qualifies a person to apply for licensing in the state of Ohio.

Admission Requirements
Students who wish to transfer to Youngstown State University to complete the Bachelor of Social Work degree must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 or higher accumulated grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those students with less than 2.0 may be considered under probationary conditions. A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Application must be submitted. A $40 non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) and send them directly to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may also be obtained in the LCCC Connections Center (CC110).

Program Admission Requirements
The formal admission of students into the Program takes into account general education requirements and required support courses, as well as criteria established by full-service faculty in the YSU Department of Social Work.

Formal admission to the BSW Program is a selective process that considers objective academic requirements and qualitative attributes specific to the student. Students who have completed requirements necessary for admission and intend to register for SCWK 3736 (Social Work Methods with Individuals) must sign a roster distributed by the instructor of the SCWK 2644 (Human Behavior in the Social Environment II) course. The following objective components are reviewed for completion before admission to the BSW Program can be considered:

An overall GPA of 2.5 or better (LCCC and YSU GPA will be taken into consideration);

Successful completion (C or better) of the following courses according to sequencing: ENGL 161 and 162; CMMC 151; BIOG 152; SOCY 151; PSYH 151; SOCY 161; PLSC 156; PHLY 174 and 161; RELG 181; SOWK 151 and 251; HMSR 111; and SCWK 2642 and 2644 (YSU courses);

Completion and submission of the BSW Program Admission Application by the 4th week of the semester preceding the term in which admission is being requested. Admission applications are available through the SCWK 2644 instructor. Students must also sign the SCWK 3736 list (no later than the 4th week) distributed by the SCWK 2644 instructor.

In addition to reviewing the above materials for completeness, the admissions committee will evaluate qualitative concerns by conducting an admissions interview.

New Students
Students interested in this program can schedule an appointment with Laurie Grimes, LCCC Counselor, by calling 440-366-4033 or 800-995-5222, ext. 4033 or YSU Advisor, Karla Wyant at 330-518-7076 to schedule an appointment.

Tuition and Fee Schedule
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Bursar’s Office at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website at http://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/sec_tuition.cfm

For More Information
Students interested in this program should contact Karla Wyant at 330-518-7076 or via e-mail kawyant@ysu.edu

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