Johnson C. Smith University’s eLearning Department supports distance as well as computer-assisted face-to-face courses by providing infrastructure administration of the learning management system, supplemental resources, and training. JCSU’s online courses have the same outcomes and objectives as courses which are offered on the campus, and therefore require as much commitment to access and learning as does any on campus course. However, online learning allows the student to receive college course instruction regardless of time and location. We provide assets in order to assist students and instructors in becoming successful in the online environment JCSU fosters.
Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina.
Admission of Metropolitan College applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online degree program offered by Johnson C. Smith University is dependent upon JCSU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please contact Johnson C. Smith e-Learning at 704-378-1253.
Metropolitan College is authorized to offer Degree Programs in all 50 states.
Students are challenged through lectures, discussion questions, writing assignments, projects and exams, just as in face-to-face instruction. All work is completed online during either an eight week or sixteen week academic period.
Online learning is flexible and convenient but also requires that students exercise time management, log into class on a regular basis, be an active participant, and maintain open lines of communications with fellow students and the instructor. At times, your coursework may be asynchronous, where you complete assignments on your own schedule in accordance with the course syllabus. However, other times synchronous instructional activities may be required, and you must log in at a specified time for real-time meetings. Students who participate in the online learning environment are also expected to be familiar with Johnson C. Smith University’s Policies and Procedures, as well as these guidelines established for matriculation of online, hybrid, or computer-assisted on-ground courses.
Please note that you will require a web camera to take the online courses.
Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University
Accelerated degrees are fast paced courses, but they are not a short cut. Rather it’s a 7-week immersion on a subject. In less than 2 months, receive in-depth knowledge, master a class, and then off to the next one. It’s not a grind, it’s motivational, and flexible for your life. Take night classes, online classes, in person classes, or a combination of all three. Whatever it takes to get where you know you want to go, we offer the education and support to aggressively apply yourself to getting your degree.
Plug yourself into America’s 2nd largest banking city with a Business Administration Degree with an accounting focus. Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to get your foot in the door of this highly lucrative industry. Our program is an interactive and rigorous learning experience that develops skills in business communications, strategies, and business principles, including auditing and individual federal income tax.
The online and campus business administration programs comprise of the same courses. The Business Administration – Accounting curriculum consists of a total of 122 credit hours. Once a student completes the Literal Studies course requirements and the Business Administration major course requirements, then the Accounting (24 credit hours) can be fulfilled. Accounting has been known as “the language and basic tool of business”, but over the years the field of accounting has significantly changed to keep up with the technological advances, augmented government regulations, numerous tax law modifications, the globalization of businesses, and the on-going restructuring of corporations. The demand for accountants is growing and possibly the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) summarized it best in a publication: “Accounting: The One Degree with 360 Degrees of Possibilities”: “You may already have an idea about what you want to do for a career. Then again, maybe you’re not so sure. Either way, there’s one degree that gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. It’s an accounting degree. Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. It can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you to become a partner in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur. In fact, no matter what you decide to do, having an accounting background can open doors wide.”
There are 13 Fortune 500 Companies in Charlotte, and our program is designed to feed ambitious professionals into this fertile job. Classroom knowledge is bolstered by a strong internship program that equips our students with the principles and practical knowledge to operate both large and small businesses.
The online and campus business administration programs comprise of the same courses. The focus of the programs provides an interactive and rigorous learning experience that will produce socially conscious scholars’ preparation to be competitive in this changing global economy. Students are expected to use their business knowledge in a wide variety of careers including general management, human resources, finance, operations management, and entrepreneurship. Those who complete this Management concentration are expected to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization in a professional, ethical, and efficient matter because of the knowledge and practical theory exposure from the curriculum.
Students who successfully complete their major in Business Administration learn how to communicate clearly and effectively, utilize good time management, be competent in technology, and much more. These core business classes and the Concentration in Management expose various business models to help students strategize and analyze to become proficient with strong business acumen. The more these students get involved in this curriculum the more they are prepared to enter professional life as informed citizens who are able to not only communicate but to think critically and collaboratively, along with demonstrating positive results in their field of study.
The Business Administration – Management curriculum consists of a total of 122 credit hours. A Business Administration major is required to take 46 credit hours of courses. In addition, Business Administration majors must take a concentration in Management (15 credit hours).
Best described as the study of making the law, breaking the law and society’s reaction to breaking the law. Criminology degrees lead toward careers as Special Agents for the FBI, DEA, ATF, Juvenile Probation Officers, Caseworkers, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors, and Crime Analysts, among others.
Our students learn the skills necessary to bag evidence, dust for fingerprints and photograph the crime scene. They also learn about criminology from a legal standpoint, the chain of custody and any fourth amendment issues related to processing crime in a courtroom setting.
As a major in our criminology program, you’ll learn about the three major components of the criminal justice system:
You’ll also have the opportunity to go behind the crime scene tape and network with some very prominent professionals in your field.
Through a practical understanding of every aspect of the criminal justice system, including child abuse, crime scene and white-collar crime, you’ll be fully prepared to enter the workforce.
Where will I study criminology?
Your criminology classes will have access to the latest smart technology for an enhanced learning experience.
You’ll also have the opportunity to tour local prisons, police departments and corrections facilities. In these environments, you’ll have the unique opportunity to talk with workers and inmates for a firsthand perspective on the criminal justice system.
Possible Career Paths
According to the College Board, students can pursue careers as:
Learn a range of skills and methods to help people: child service, clinical, therapeutic services, and community development. This programs leads to a variety of careers from advocacy organizations and healthcare to government and corporate human relations. Receive traditional class room training, then put theory to practice through our active involvement with surrounding neighborhoods, Charlotte, and beyond. We are connected with the National Association of Christians in Social Work, The National Association of Black Social Workers, and our Field Education program continuously evaluates new partnerships to further our students’ opportunities.
Learn sport finance and sport public relations with an emphasis on real world knowledge. The program applies to a variety of career paths that include: sport finance, sport marketing, sport law, pro-team administration, and college team administration.
The online sport management program enables students from across the nation to benefit from the array of Charlotte’s sport opportunities including: NBA, NFL, and minor league sport franchises, as well as private and public sport organizations. Our program helps students obtain invaluable practical experiences working in the industry in various sport marketing, event management, facilities management, and ticket sales capacities with events such as: the CIAA Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Regional Basketball Tournament, the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship, just to name a few.
The Sport Management curriculum consists of a total of 122 credit hours. Of this total, 54 credit hours are designed to provide students with a wealth of theoretical knowledge in various content areas relevant to the sport industry including, but not limited to: Sport Marketing, Sport Law, Sport Facility and Event Management, Sport Sociology and Ethics, and Sport Psychology.
Our program is Named #18 Among Great Small Colleges for a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management (2015) and Among the 50 Most Affordable Selective Colleges for Sports Management (2015) www.sports-management-degrees.com
The actions of one person can have an amazing impact on society. However, today’s social issues are so complex, they require some pretty creative answers.
As an online interdisciplinary studies major at JCSU, you won’t be confined to just one program of study. Our flexible program allows you to combine two or three disciplines and fields of study to create a unique major that fits your career goals.
What will I study as an interdisciplinary studies major?
Your education as an interdisciplinary studies major begins by a problem or question that you want to answer. The disciplines that you combine for your degree in interdisciplinary studies will give you different points of view to analyze the problem and help you come up with an innovative solution.
Through close work with the advisors in your chosen programs, you’ll plan your academic goals around research topics that are interesting to you.
A major in Interdisciplinary Studies consists of 63 program credit hours. These courses consist of 15 credit hours of Required Core Courses (see below), 30 credit hours in a Major Concentration Area, and 18 credit hours in a Minor Concentration Area. In addition, all students must take 46 Credit Hours of Liberal Studies courses, and at least 6 elective hours. A minimum of 122 credit hours is required for graduation. Students must comply with all the University’s requirements for graduation, including the General Education requirements (Liberal Studies Program) and Senior Paper. The student must earn at least a grade of C in the required courses for the Major and their prerequisites.
The required core of fifteen hours consists of:
IDS 231 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (3 Credit Hours)
IDS 331 Junior Seminar (3 Credit Hours)
IDS 431 Senior Seminar I (3 Credit Hours)
IDS 432 Senior Seminar II (3 Credit Hours)
PLS 234 Personal Branding (3 Credit Hours)
Metropolitan College offers high quality certificate programs for adults facilitated by experienced and accredited instructors. Our programs include practical application and provide the students with the opportunity to expand their business and professional horizons.
Wedding and Event Planning Certification
IREM – Institute of Real Estate Management
Lactation Consultant– A certification in partnership with Novant Health
For more information please contact Dr. Lucinda Blue at JCSU’s Metropolitan College at 704 378 1002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org