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When you earn your bachelor's degree through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests.

Each online bachelor's degree specialization from Colorado State University Global  consists of five upper-division courses, for 15 credit hours, which supplement the courses you'll take for your major.

Similar to minors or degree concentrations, undergraduate degree specializations allow any degree-seeking student to explore a second area of interest. In this way, you can tailor your online bachelor's degree to meet your specific needs, interests, and career goals.

Not all specializations are available for every degree program. Visit the program page for the Bachelor's degree you're interested in to find out which specializations are available.



    • Applied Social Sciences
      Social Science degree programs investigate the human experience, and examine structures, relationships, and ideas of the social world and how they relate to human behavior with an emphasis on critical thinking, interpersonal awareness, and team-building skills.
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    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
      Advance your knowledge in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Students will gain a detailed understanding of artificial intelligence principles that are used in representing reasoning and uncertainty in a perceptive environment. Students will also gain an understanding of principles associated with applying machine learning to controlling a robot in a real-life environment.
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    • Business Administration
      The Business Administration program is ideally suited for students interested in pursuing a career in business operations and management. Professionals in this field include department managers, accountants, consultants, executives, directors, and more.
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    • Communication
      The Communication specialization prepares students to strategize and deploy effective communications in current-day digital environments, social media platforms, and crisis and persuasion scenarios.
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    • Computer Programming
      Computer Programming specialization is aimed at non-computer science majors who would like to broaden their programming capabilities. Courses cover an entire spectrum of basic programming and software development techniques for analysis, design, and implementation of software applications across various operating systems and platforms.
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    • Construction Management
      The Construction Management specialization helps students understand the standards and leadership skills required to manage construction projects. This industry-specific specialization can be applied to your degree as a way to ready yourself for the construction field.
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    • Criminal Forensics
      The Criminal Forensics program is ideal for students interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance a career as a medical examiner, crime analyst, criminal investigator, or similar position in this exciting field.
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    • Criminal Justice Management
      The criminal justice field includes careers in security, the court system, corrections, forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Management program provides advanced leadership skills to further one’s professional development in these areas.
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    • Criminology
      The Criminology program focuses on the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the legal system. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, social work, forensics, welfare, pathology, probation, or other public safety positions will gain a competitive advantage through the Criminology program.
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    • Cyber Security
      The Cyber Security Specialization is ideal for IT professionals who understand the importance of data and network security in today’s global businesses. Learn to mitigate online threats and ensure sensitive organizational information is protected.
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    • Data Management and Analysis
      The Data Management and Analysis program is designed for students interested in careers related to information systems and networking. Professionals interested in the information technology field who desire in-depth knowledge of how to manage enterprise data should consider this program.
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    • Digital Marketing
      Gain a working knowledge of digital marketing skills leading to the compilation of an effective digital marketing campaign. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the use of email, websites, social media, mobile marketing, video marketing and display advertising as well as SEM, SEO and PPC.
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    • Emergency Management
      While emergency situations cannot always be avoided, proper critical response and preparation can drastically improve public safety. The Emergency Management program provides professionals, including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and direct responders, with the skills necessary in a wide array of emergencies.
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    • Foundations of Accounting
      This program provides business principles and other applied skills in the area of accounting to assist professionals at all levels. In addition to accountants and CPAs, this program provides financial understanding for budget and cost analysts, payroll specialists, auditors, tax consultants, advisors, managers, and more.
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    • Fundraising
      Develop the ability to lead fundraising efforts in nonprofit organizations, maximizing the ability of the organization’s leaders to obtain private, corporate and government funding. Students will develop strategies to oversee fundraising campaigns and events, and develop skills to solicit donations for nonprofit organizations.
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    • Healthcare Communication
      Healthcare Communication is an interdisciplinary specialization that focuses on the importance of interpersonal relationships within a healthcare environment and the need to use effective communication techniques to develop health campaigns.
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    • Healthcare Management
      The Healthcare Management program provides professionals in clinics, hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, research facilities, and more with the focused training required to handle the unique management challenges of the healthcare industry. This program gives students a competitive edge in an ever-changing field.
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    • Human Resources and Organizational Development
      Students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources should consider adding this specialization to their bachelor’s degree coursework. It provides a background in personnel management, staff training and development, policy and procedures, and more. When completed as part of the B.S. in Business Management degree, this specialization aligns with educational standards from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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    • Information Technology Management
      As technology continues to advance, the need for qualified IT managers grows as well. Through the Information Technology Management Specialization, students gain the administrative knowledge needed to meet the demands of corporate technology systems including problem solving, resource allocation, networking, security, and more.
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    • Information Technology Operations
      This program provides a basic understanding of technology operations, networking, problem-solving, development, and more. Professionals interested in careers that require knowledge of information technology, including administrators, department managers, system analysts, and more, will benefit from this program.
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    • Intelligence and Homeland Security
      This specialization is designed to provide the theories, concepts, and practical applications associated with the protection of the United States. Students will learn the homeland security goals for readiness and responsiveness as defined by national policy as well as how to identify and protect critical infrastructures and key resources from threats including terrorism, drug trafficking, and cyberattacks.
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    • International Business
      The undergraduate specialization in International Business prepares students for international management career opportunities within multinational industries and organizations. Learners will gain an understanding of economic, legal, governmental, financial, and cultural issues related to international business.
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    • Marketing
      Students interested in the global field of marketing will benefit from this specialization, which includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more. The Marketing program provides the tools necessary to be successfully employed in many areas within this field.
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    • Operations Management and Supervision
      The Operations Management and Supervision program is ideal for students who pursue careers in logistics or manufacturing and production. These courses provide knowledge and skills to improve efficiency, efficacy, and performance in organizational operations.
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    • Organizational Leadership
      If you wish to advance into a management role in your organization or further your management skills as they apply to staff, effective decision making, strategic communication, and more you should consider the Organizational Leadership program in addition to your your bachelor’s degree major or as a certificate of completion.
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    • Project Management
      Students interested in project management should consider this program to gain comprehensive theories and concepts on how to improve organizational efficiency and performance on a per project basis. Ideal for both Project Management Professionals (PMP) and those interested in entering this growing field.
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    • Public and Non-Profit Management
      Students interested in careers within the public and non-profit sectors should consider pursuing a specialization or certificate of completion in Public and Non-Profit Management. This program provides students with management and decision-making abilities necessary within these organizations.
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    • Public Relations
      Public relations specialists aim to generate a positive image for their clients by maintaining relationships with media professionals, developing campaigns, creating print and web-based materials, writing speeches, and managing digital media.
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    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
      Modern day technology is fast, complex, and absolutely necessary for the growth, stabilization, and day-to-day functions of organizations across the globe. The core technology that provides cloud service and deployment models, with the flexibility of “capacity on demand” and “pay as you go” computing resources, is virtualization.
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    • Web Application Development
      This specialization provides students with the skills necessary to design and create web applications. Students are prepared to apply broad problem-solving solutions in the design and development of front-end and back-end web applications using programming languages and database technologies.
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