California University of Pennsylvania

Online California, PA Public Regional Accreditation

School at a Glance

13 Years of distance learning
4,949 total students
50 degree programs View Programs
21 certificate programs View Programs

Overview

High Quality Online Programs at California University of Pennsylvania

Through the School of Graduate Studies and Research and Global Online programs, California University of Pennsylvania provides graduate and undergraduate programs entirely online in several in-demand fields.

Global Online programs have the same rigorous curricula, learning outcomes, and objectives as on campus programs. All of the online programs carry with them our university’s accreditation, which ensures that they meet the highest academic standards. Plus, the same expert faculty members teach courses in both the online and on campus programs.

This commitment to excellence earned Global Online a ranking within the top three schools in SR Education Group's Online Colleges Guide to Online Schools.

Online Bachelor of Arts Programs

California University of Pennsylvania has four five online Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs: the BA in Arabic Language and Culture (115 credits), BA in Jurisprudence-Land Management Concentration (43 major credits), BA in Jurisprudence-Legal Studies Concentration (42 major credits), BA in Liberal Studies (60 major credits) and BA in Sociology-Social Deviance Concentration (60 major credits).

The BA in Arabic Language and Culture program can be completed in 4 years of full-time study. Students who enter the other programs with associate degrees can complete them in two years or less.

Online Bachelor of Science Programs

The university also offers four online Bachelor of Science (BS) programs: the BS in Computer Information Systems (61 major credits), BS in Criminal Justice-Homeland and International Security Concentration (60 major credits), Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (33 major credits), and BS in Sport Management Studies-Wellness and Fitness Concentration (74 major credits).

These programs can be completed in the following timeframes:

BS in Computer Information Systems -- 24 months

BS in Criminal Justice-Homeland and International Security --16 months

BS in Sport Management Studies-Wellness and Fitness -- 24 months

RN to BSN -- 3 semesters

Online Graduate Programs

California University of Pennsylvania provides the following online graduate programs:

- Master of Art (MA) in Applied Criminology

- MA in Conflict Resolution

- Master of Business Administration (MBA)

- Master or of Education (MEd)

- Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

- MS in Legal Studies

- MS in Nursing (MSN)

- MS in Sport Management Studies

- Professional Science Master's in Applied Mathematics

- Professional Science Master's in Cyber-security

The following sections provide details about three of these programs: MBA, MS in Legal Studies, and MSN.

Online MBA

Students in the online MBA program can complete the traditional MBA or MBA Entrepreneurship program in as few as 12 months. The program's curriculum consists of 36 credits of coursework as well as a comprehensive exam.

Online MS in Legal Studies

Students in the online MS in Legal Studies program take 36-37 credits of courses. They can complete one of three concentrations: criminal justice, homeland security, or law and public policy.

They achieve several objectives related to jurisprudence and legal analysis including the following:

- Analyze and interpret case law, statutory materials, and other legal documents

- Conduct legal research on diverse areas in law

- Advocate for and effectively argue legal issues

- Develop and write a brief, memoranda, paper, or thesis

Online MSN-Nursing Administration and Leadership

The 30-credit MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership program prepares students for leadership positions such as charge nurses, clinical project leaders, nurse executives, and nurse managers. Program features include the following:

- Completion in 20 months

- No residences or campus visits

- Highly skilled faculty members

- No more than 35 students per class

Cal U also offers a dual MSN-MBA degree and a MBA option for MSN degree holders.

Financial Aid at California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania provides affordable programs and helps its students finance their education. In fact, SR Education Group ranked the university as one of the top 10 Most Affordable Colleges for Online Nursing Programs.

Undergraduate students in the university's Global Online programs may qualify for grants, scholarships, and federal loans. Online graduate students may receive scholarships and federal loans.

In addition, students might receive assistance through loans from private lenders and/or employer-sponsored tuition remission programs.

Excellent Career Outlook

Global Online programs at California University of Pennsylvania train students to excel in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation.

For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected employment for information security analysts (an occupation in the computer information systems field) to grow 37% from 2012 to 2022. It also predicted that employment for medical and health services managers like nurse administrators will increase 23% during the same timeframe. These projected growth rates are "much faster than the average for all occupations."

Experienced Faculty Members

California University of Pennsylvania's faculty members have the theoretical expertise, real word insight, and teaching skills to help students acquire extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in their disciplines.

For example, Joseph J. Schwerha, JD, associate professor in the MBA Entrepreneurship program, runs a consulting business that focuses on computer forensics, electronic discovery, and privacy issues. He has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on topics concerning computer forensics, digital evidence, electronic discovery, and privacy issues. He also wrote a book about managing cyber-liability risks.

Dr. John Cencich, Applied Criminology program coordinator, is the former Lead War Crimes Investigator for the United Nations and recently starred in The History Channel’s “Hunting Hitler.”

California University of Pennsylvania

Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is located in California, Pennsylvania in the northeastern region of the United States, just 35 minutes south of Pittsburgh. Its high quality, affordable programs help students build excellent character and successful careers.

A member of the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, the university has regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of its programs have individual accreditation from organizations like the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

"US News & World Report" ranked three of California University of Pennsylvania's online program areas within the top 100: online bachelor's programs (82), online graduate education programs (35), and online nursing programs (54).

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Degree Programs

California University of Pennsylvania Offers the Following Degree Programs Online

Graduate Programs

Master's Degrees

MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Wellness and Fitness & Sport Psychology
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Wellness and Fitness, Rehabilitation Science
PSM in Cybersecurity
MEd in Advanced Studies in Secondary Education & Teacher Leadership
MBA in Entrepreneurship
MEd in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
MASS in Applied Criminology
MEd in Administrative Principals Program
MS in Sports Management Studies, Sport Management concentration
MS in Strategic Sport Analysis
PSM in Applied Mathematics
MASS in Conflict Resolution
MEd in Technology Education
MS in Sports Management Studies, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration concentration
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Wellness Coaching
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Sport Psychology & Wellness Coaching
MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Wellness and Fitness
MS in Legal Studies, Homeland Security
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Sports Psychology
MEd in Educational Leadership: Educational Studies
MSN in Master of Science in Nursing-MBA Dual Degree
MBA in Nursing Administration and Leadership
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Performance Enhancement and Rehabilitation
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Performance Enhancement & Sport Psychology
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Rehabilitation Science & Sport Psychology
MBA in Business Analytics
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Performance Enhancement & Wellness Coaching
MS in Legal Studies, Law and Public Policy
MS in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Wellness and Fitness & Wellness Coaching
MEd in English as a Second Language
MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Dual Concentration in Rehabilitation Science & Wellness Coaching

Doctoral Degrees

DH Sc in Health Science and Exercise Leadership

Certificate Programs

California University of Pennsylvania Offers the Following Certificate Programs Online

Location & Contact

Student Contact

Stephanie Franks Executive Director, Global Online 724-938-4301 franks_s@calu.edu
California University of Pennsylvania School of Graduate Studies and Research 250 University Avenue California PA 15419

Head of Distance Learning

Stephanie Franks Executive Director, Global Online 724-938-4301 franks_s@calu.edu
California University of Pennsylvania School of Graduate Studies and Research 250 University Avenue California PA 15419

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