College of Arts and Sciences

& Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Accreditation

Culture of Care

CoC pillars

The UAGC Culture of Care fosters a community grounded in trust and belonging. We believe our culture provides opportunity for individuals to thrive academically, professionally, and personally; creating a transformative student experience.

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
    • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology
    • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design
    • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
    • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction
    • AA in Early Childhood Education
  • The Department of Education and Liberal Arts Mission Statement: To Empower, Encourage, and Educate individuals to impact their communities.

  • We strive through our purpose to provide all learners with incredible instruction and relevant course content to support students in reaching their educational and professional goals. By creating professional learning communities, we can support students in their intellectual development, scholarship, and successful application of the learning to their career goals and field of professional engagement.

  • Our vision is to identify and support the implementation of our “Why,” which is at the center of our work: The Success of Our Students. This approach focuses on implementing our mission of empowering, encouraging, and educating both our students and faculty to contribute to the advancement of our communities, schools, and programs within our department. Our desire as a team within this department is to learn, evolve, collaborate, and support the growth of students, as demonstrated through the successful completion of their degree programs.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science
    • Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services
    • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice
    • Master of Arts in Human Services
    • Master of Arts in Psychology
    • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services
    • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


    DBS Emphases – UAGC students may explore these areas to enhance their knowledge in a specialized domain as an undergraduate student.


    • Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis
    • Cognitive Studies Emphasis
    • Environmental Management & Sustainability Emphasis
    • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Emphasis
  • Our mission is to support all learners in achieving their educational, personal, and professional goals. Students will develop the skills needed to achieve these goals and to address societal challenges and changes. We provide an accessible online format, a supportive and engaging community, a rich and varied curriculum, and expert instruction. Students also receive opportunities to develop through respectful dialogue, use of high-quality instructional material, critical analysis of scientific literature, ethical decision-making activities, and career guidance.

  • Our purpose is to help all learners achieve their goals and advance their knowledge and skill sets. Our programs provide an accessible, high-quality, equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment that supports personal and professional growth. All courses include modeling of respectful discourse, fostering diversity of thought, inclusivity, and creativity, and the promotion of innovation with the goal of positively changing lives and personal circumstances. 

  • We strive to empower students to become focused and motivated critical thinkers who have diverse skills and knowledge that personify unbiased and fact-based leadership skills to be applied within their communities and careers and as a proactive agent for societal challenges.

  • We believe that education is a path to greater personal freedom, ethical and societal awareness, proactive agency, as well as opportunity and civic responsibility. We believe students thrive by developing a motivated scholarly perspective and a broader personal and career perspective. We believe a more fulfilling life should be equitably available to all people and that our responsibility is to provide learners with care and support, as well as high-quality educational programs that encourage professional and personal growth.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
    • Master of Public Health
    • Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
  • The Department of Health Sciences’ mission is to foster a culture of care that prepares students with ethical and critical thinking skills to improve health and well-being outcomes across diverse global populations.

  • The Department of Health Sciences is committed to providing an accessible, high-quality online education to a global population of diverse learners.

  • The Department of Health Sciences’ vision is to inspire, develop, and graduate students to become thought leaders and innovators in the health care delivery system.

  • Support, empower, and respect all students for success.

Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Accreditation

The Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Accreditation’s purpose is to support doctoral students and expand the university’s program-level accreditations. The GSPA leadership team works across colleges and departments to assure student persistence and degree completion; develop and operationalize doctoral policy; provide administration across all stages of the doctoral journey, uphold research ethics; and advance programmatic accreditation.

Our team is proud of our doctoral students who conduct traditional academic research as well as community-based research projects that advance education, equity, and social reform. We support doctoral programs by overseeing research courses, ethics certification, In-Residence Workshops, and dissertation review and publication.

Our office is also charged with expanding programmatic accreditation. While the university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Additional accreditations at the program level provide our students with workplace benefits including internship and job networking opportunities, skill competency development, and meeting industry training requirements. The additional level of accreditation from respected Professional and National Organizations ensures that courses include in-demand job skills that are still grounded in traditional academic rigor.


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