The Center for Education, Business and Professional Studies prepares students to pursue professional careers either via entering the workforce directly or through continuing education. The Center’s majors, minors, and concentrations utilize the critical thinking skills and broad multidisciplinary grounding from the liberal arts and apply these skills to practical solutions. The Center’s subjects are the applications of the liberal arts to the real world.
Majors and minors in the Center include those in Business, Education Studies, and Equine Studies. Please select an area of study below to view specific options open to students.
The Business Management Department offers both a major and minor in business management. A concentration in international business is available to students who major in business management; a minor in international business is available for non-business students.
The Education Department offers both a major and minor in education studies. The Education Studies (EDS) program provides students with the opportunity to study the discipline of education within the context of the liberal arts. This interdisciplinary program requires students to think critically about the ways in which psychological, political, and social perspectives intersect with education. Graduates of this program may pursue graduate work and/or careers in teaching, educational policy, advocacy, non-profit and private sector education agencies. Students may complete a 4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching Program to earn Maryland State Teacher Certification.
Secondary Education Certification
The department offers Maryland State Department of Education secondary education certification (grades 7-12) in Biology, Chemistry, English (Literary Studies Major), History, and Social Studies. The department offers Maryland State Department of Education Certification prek-12 in Dance, French (French Transnational Studies), and Spanish.
Equine Studies in a multidisciplinary minor that prepares students for a wide variety of horse related careers including for example, stable manager, large animal veterinarian, bloodstock agent, equine artist or journalist.