Columbia State Community College A.A.S. in Medical Informatics

Degree Advancement Program: Advance from an A.A.S. into a Bachelor’s Degree


Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership prepares the student for management positions in the fields of business and communication. The component courses are in the fields of supervision, organizational systems, communications, statistics, and organizational relations. Other applicable courses include public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity, providing a broad spectrum of courses to offer preparation for a variety of careers.

Completing an A.A.S. in Medical Informatics at Columbia State Community College builds an excellent foundation and preparation for a bachelor’s degree program. Sixty (60) credit hours may be transferred from CoSCC and credited toward a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology available through MTSU’s University College. You may take some or all of the courses required to complete the bachelor’s degree online to allow your studies to fit around your work and family responsibilities.

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Columbia State Community College Requirements (Opens in a new tab)

MTSU Requirements

History (choose two)
HIST 2010 Survey of United States History I - 3 Credits
HIST 2020 Survey of United States History II - 3 Credits
HIST 2030 Tennessee History - 3 Credits

Humanities and/or Fine Arts* - 6 Credits
Social/Behavioral Sciences* - 3 Credits

Administration and Supervision (choose one)
PADM 3601 Public Administration - 3 Credits
MGMT 3610 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision - 3 Credits
LIST 4093 Special Topics and Leadership - 3 Credits

Organizational Systems (choose one)
PM 4120 Organization Theory and Behavior - 3 Credits
PADM 4226 Intro. to Nonprofit Organizations - 3 Credits

Team and Organizational Relations (choose one)
ORCO 3240 Organizational Communication - 3 Credits
COMM 3010 Integrated Corporate Communication - 3 Credits

Statistical Methods (choose one)
SOAA 3350 Social Statistics - 3 Credits
SOCI 4510 Introduction to Social Research - 3 Credits
JOUR 4410 Public Relations Research - 3 Credits

Written Communications (choose two)
ENGL 3134 Computers, Writing, and Literature - 3 Credits
ENGL 3250 Professional Communication - 3 Credits
JOUR 3421 Public Relations Writing - 3 Credits

International Context (choose one)
SPAN 3550 Latin America: Countries and Peoples - 3 Credits
POLI 4350 International Law - 3 Credits
PS 3510 International Political Economy - 3 Credits
POLS 3010 Comparative Politics - 3 Credits
JOUR 4712 Mass Media and Cultures - 3 Credits

Information Technology Concentration (choose five)
MGMT 3220 Mgmt. Information Systems - 3 Credits
or PTMA 3020 Mgmt. Information Technology - 3 Credits
or UNIV 3713 Freedom, Openness, and the Internet - 1 Credit

CSC 3700 Software Analysis and Design - 3 Credits
or UNIV 4706 Managing Software Development  - 3 Credits
INFS 3700 Intro. to Systems Analysis and Design  - 3 Credits
CSCI 3222 Database Management Systems - 3 Credits
INFS 4900 Seminar in Data Communications - 3 Credits
or UNIV 4708 Intro. to Business Intelligence - 3 Credits
CSCI 4017/5017 Introduction to Information Assurance - 3 Credits

Capstone Course
UNIV 4995 Culminating Project - 3 Credits

Nonbusiness Electives (any level) - 1 Credit
Nonbusiness Electives* (3000/4000 level) - 6 Credits 

Total Credit Hours - 69

*Students should consult with their MTSU advisors to determine courses that fulfill program requirements.

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