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The ROI of College: Why an Undergrad Degree is Worth It

We’ve all seen the headlines: an opinion piece in the New York Times fretting that “College May Not Be Worth It Anymore”; a 2021 report discovering that the average price tag for undergraduate education had increased by an alarming 169 percent since 1980; and countless articles and studies addressing the American student loan crisis. With … Continued
criminal justice

Why Should You Get a B.S. in Criminal Justice?

The last three years have proven difficult for Americans’ sense of safety and security. As scandals of violence and bias have rocked many police departments, the nation’s skepticism toward law enforcement has increased—leading to great unrest and distrust in American institutions. Navigating these difficult cultural pressures requires dedicated, effective, and values-driven leaders and personnel at … Continued

BS Christian Service and Formation

What’s a B.S. in Christian Service and Formation?

Our culture is becoming more complex, more digital, and more interconnected. At ACU, we’re training men and women in Christian ministry and theology who proclaim the Gospel and pursue the mission of Christ as compassionate, biblically-grounded intercultural leaders and ministry innovators. To prepare you for this high calling, ACU Online offers a Bachelor of Science … Continued

Why You Should Go Into Pre-Nursing

The last two years have proven that nurses are essential for keeping our world healthy. Being a nurse can be one of the most rewarding jobs around. And if you are someone who loves to help people and make a difference in their lives, pursuing a career in nursing will satisfy that need. Plus, nursing … Continued

Communication Disorders

What Can You Do With a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders?

The ability to communicate is one of the most important aspects of being human. But, more than 40 million people in the United States have some type of communication disorder. This inability to convey one’s thoughts and feelings can take an emotional toll and deeply impact a person’s quality of life. The field of communications … Continued

Child and Family

Child and Family Services: Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree

Do you feel called to serve and support children and families as they seek greater flourishing in their lives? You’re not alone! Careers in child and family services are constantly evolving and rapidly increasing—providing an array of professional opportunities within the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of child life … Continued

adaptive leadership

Leadership Lessons Learned: The Blessing of Failure

Written by Dr. Dena Counts, Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Our God is more about the process of building us in His image rather than the victories of our success. And, this truth applies to our growth in leading others, where failure can teach us about ourselves and refine our … Continued

health and human performance

Is a Degree in Health and Human Performance Worth It?

More than ever, Americans are prioritizing their mental and physical health. With an increase in holistic approaches to human performance and fitness, we see a subsequent need for skilled exercise professionals. While on-the-job experience proves beneficial to sustaining a successful career, earning a degree in health and human performance provides in-depth teaching and training in … Continued

public health

Making Your Community Healthier with a Degree Focused on Public Health

Written by Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration. Are you looking for a career that improves the lives and health of people in your community? Do you find yourself interested in any of the following questions- What steps can hospitals take to prepare and respond to natural disasters? How do health systems around the … Continued

cybersecurity

The Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives and the rate at which individuals all over the world rely on it continues to grow. While the tech world expands, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks increases, putting crucial personal and professional information in jeopardy. Because of this, the demand for highly trained cybersecurity … Continued