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ALL TOPICS TAGGED: Degrees

May 15, 2019

Is a Business Degree a Good Fit for Veterans?

Many veterans find that they have exactly what employers are looking for, from communication skills to time management and more. One area in which veterans can excel after their military careers is business. Why are service members so well-suited to business careers? What makes them the ideal candidates for business degrees like MBAs? Here are just a few of the attributes that create the perfect fit.

May 10, 2019

10 Career Choices for Your Criminal Justice Degree

Seasoned criminal justice professionals understand that their job opportunities reach beyond a career as a police officer. Criminal justice professionals can create positive change for their communities by using their degree and experience to serve and excel in many different positions. Whether you are currently employed in an area of criminal justice or are considering a career in the field, here are some options for careers with a criminal justice degree, as well as their educational requirements.

April 10, 2019

Board of Certified Safety Professionals Recognizes Columbia Southern University Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health as a Qualified Academic Program

Columbia Southern University’s Master of Science in occupational safety and health degree program, and its environmental management concentration, was recently named as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® Qualified Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

July 26, 2018

The Importance of Data in Emergency Medical Services

If there is one thing that has had a profound influence on health care in the last decade, it’s data. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, data has become more important than ever before, with information about patients, treatments and other aspects of the delivery system analyzed and interpreted with the ultimate goal of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.

February 15, 2018

What Does It Take to Become an Emergency Medical Services Administrator?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 15 percent increase in employment for EMTs and paramedics by 2026. As the need of EMTs grows, so does the need for emergency medical services administrators. If you’re a good problem solver, an effective communicator and someone who’s interested in the business side of emergency services, you may have what it takes to be an EMS administrator.

February 13, 2018

4 Tips for Crushing Your Career While Earning a Degree

If you’re like most adult learners, you’re busy balancing your priorities to accommodate your schoolwork. Family commitments, volunteer opportunities and an engaging social life are all important, but keeping up with your current job is also essential while earning your degree.
 

January 23, 2018

Air Force Instructor to Complete Sixth College Degree at Age 60

When Hugh Poe retired from the Air Force in 2006, the last thing he saw himself doing was going back to school. Hugh earned his first degree in 1978, an associate in business, followed by two additional associate degrees in 2005—one in fire science and the other in technology. When he retired from the Air Force, Hugh was 46 years old, married with children and continuing a great career as a firefighter instructor for the U.S. Air Force.

January 18, 2018

4 Reasons Why a DBA Could be the Best Professional Decision You Ever Make

For many, returning to college is such an important decision, especially if you are already well into your career path. For business leaders looking to expand their professional outlook, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is one of the highest levels of education that you can achieve for the industry. Here are four reasons how earning your DBA expands your career opportunities.
 

January 4, 2018

How Your Safety Degree Can Get You One Step Closer to Your CSP® [Webinar]

For safety professionals, the Certified Safety Professional® designation is perhaps the most respected certification in the field with the most potential to boost your career. In this webinar, Dr. Dan Corcoran, academic program director for occupational safety and health at CSU, discusses how the B.S. in occupational safety and health could get you one step closer to your CSP. 

December 28, 2017

Why Now? 4 Reasons to Start the New Year With CSU

The New Year is a perfect opportunity to start something new. And when you decide that it’s the right time, we’ll be here to help. Here are four ways we work to help make your year better.
 

December 13, 2017

4 Major Reasons Why Adults Go Back to College

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to college, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Maybe it’s a personal reason or maybe it’s due to job advancement. No matter the case, going back to school can change your life. Here’s a few reasons why you might consider going back to school.
 

December 11, 2017

5 Types of Transfer Credits to Count Toward Your Degree [Infographic]

Did you know that transfer credits can include more than previous coursework? Transfer credits could possibly include previous training, certifications and professional licenses – and all of these could be counted toward your degree program.
 

December 8, 2017

Criminal Justice Degrees: Writing Skills Are Important

Usually, when we think about the skills required for a career in criminal justice, writing doesn’t always top the list. Rather, we consider knowledge of subjects like law and criminal behavior to be significantly more important. skills are a key aspect to being successful in criminal justice fields like law enforcement, in large part because most of the jobs in this field are within large bureaucracies that rely heavily on written documents as a form of communication.

 

December 7, 2017

Alumni Stories: The Rowlands Make Education a Family Affair

Whether they want to earn a degree while their children are in college or complete a degree they’ve already started, the idea of establishing a legacy of education within their family is becoming more common among today’s adult learners. For the Rowland family of Karns City, Pennsylvania, this is exactly what happened. They had no idea their family would catch the education bug just a few years ago.

December 1, 2017

Want a Career in Psychology? Here Are 11 Psych Specializations to Consider [Infographic]

The word "psychology" is derived from the Greek words "psyche" (mind) and "logos" (knowledge or study). This infographic explores 11 areas of specialization in psychology including forensic psychology, sports psychology, child development and more. 

November 28, 2017

This is the Future of Education

As the technological revolution continues and more individuals are accessing and mastering online proficiencies, institutions of higher learning have followed suit to transition themselves into the modern age. This means brick-and-mortar colleges are introducing additional online courses to their semester catalogs and more institutions are being created that serve their students entirely through online degree offerings.

November 16, 2017

7 Career Paths to Explore With Your MBA

Earning your Master of Business Administration could help you earn a higher salary, become more employable and qualify you for higher level positions. It’s no wonder more individuals are continuing their education by earning an MBA. In fact, according to Fortune Magazine, MBAs are the most popular graduate degree in the United States.

November 9, 2017

Ask These 5 Questions Before Transitioning into a Civilian Career

Making the change from military to civilian life can be tough, especially for those who aren’t sure what they want to do outside of their service. Assessing your strengths and utilizing them in the next chapter of your life will lead to a successful, fulfilled life as a civilian. Go through these questions to identify the possible next steps for your career.

November 7, 2017

The Spirit of a First Responder

In times of chaos and every day on the job, first responders are heroes who keep our communities safe, calm and protected from harm. Being a first responder takes a special kind of person. Here are the characteristics we see in the firefighters, police officers, emergency management and paramedics that we have the honor of educating every day at CSU.

October 30, 2017

Columbia Southern University Program Recognized by Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Columbia Southern University’s Bachelor of Science in occupational safety and health was recently included as a Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualified Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

September 6, 2017

Public Administration Careers: What Options Are Available?

Pursuing a public administration degree is a smart choice for business professionals who want their careers to span over multiple organizations or industries. However, there are so many career opportunities out there, many students have a hard time deciding exactly what to do after graduation. 
 
 

August 16, 2017

Student Stories: Neil Fetner

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that Americans remember as a time of tragedy and sorrow. It was also a time for unity, patriotism and brotherhood, when many Americans felt called to serve after the terrorist attacks. Neil Fetner is one of those Americans.
 

August 15, 2017

Your Step-By-Step Guide to a Career Change

Are you considering a career change? According to a 2014 Gallup Poll, less than one-third of U.S. workers feel engaged at their jobs. Whether you’ve been at your job for years or are just want something new, a career change might be just what you need to revisit your true passions. Here are a few tips to help you snag the dream job you’ve always wanted.  
 
 

July 25, 2017

Need a Change? How to Navigate a Career Change in Your 40s

According to a 2014 Gallup Poll, less than one-third of U.S. workers feel engaged in their jobs. Dissatisfaction like this in the workplace is what causes many individuals to change career paths later in life. If you are considering a dramatic career change, here are four tips to transition with ease.




 

July 25, 2017

Alumni Stories: Brent Jennings

For Brent Jennings, choosing to earn his Master of Public Administration was not an immediate decision. After high school, Jennings entered the construction industry, graduating from a top-notch plumbing and pipe fitting apprenticeship.
 

July 25, 2017

8 Reasons You Should Go Back To College (And How)

For many working adults, going back to college may seem unachievable. Working full time, shuffling kids to and from school and anything else life throws at you begins to take precedence over your education. As important as they are, earning your degree or certificate is a valuable asset that will help you grow in your career, benefiting yourself and your family. Here are eight reasons why you should go back to college and how.

July 25, 2017

How to Find the Right Online School for You

Finding an online school that fits all your needs can be tough. With hundreds of institutions offering online courses around the country — and around the world — it can be hard to find your perfect fit. Use the following guides to help you decide on the college that works for you.