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Accounting
College of Business
Bachelor's

Accountants are responsible for producing valuable information that is reliable and relevant for any entity to run efficiently. These professionals assess financial statements that are critical to decision-making processes. The Husson University accounting program offers a strong core of professional courses within a classroom and experiential learning framework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All students participate in a paid internship which could equal a maximum of 18 academic credits. The degree includes a CPA preparatory course unique to Husson and qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.



The demand for accountants is projected to grow by 15 percent nationwide between the years of 2016-2025 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries range from $40,850 to $115,950.
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Accounting - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Accounting program prepares students for work as bookkeepers, tellers, accounts payable clerks and accounts receivable clerks and covers private and public accounting topics.

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Accounting - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Accountants play a pivotal role in the success and strength of business. The fully online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares you with the critical and decision-making skills necessary for a successful accounting career. Through experiential education, you’ll learn to analyze financial information and strategize effectively, which will improve business outcomes across various enterprises. Required internships will give you the opportunity to gain even more real-world experience.



Through this program, you’ll prepare to pass your certified public accountant (CPA) exam.

You can also continue on for our fifth-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) option, allowing you to seamlessly continue your education and get an advanced business education in just one year.

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Advanced Music Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Add advanced skills of music production to your proficiency in either live sound production or post production. You'll learn advanced mixing, recording, and music production techniques and gain valuable experience working recording events in the NESCom audio studio and with the video department.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Advanced Post Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Combine your current proficienty in either live sound production or music production with advanced skills in post production. You'll learn foley recording, dialogue recording, and field recording and production techniques and also gain valuable experience working video shoots, field productions, and film shoots with the video department.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Audio Engineering
College of Business
Bachelor's

The world of professional audio is broad, exciting, and competitive. NESCom Audio Engineering is unique in its diverse approach to preparing students for success in this rewarding industry. In addition to music production and recording, NESCom can prepare graduates for a variety of audio careers including post-production, live sound, and broadcast audio.

Audio Engineering students receive training in recording, mixing, and editing; a foundation in the physics of sound and electricity; and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. With plenty of hands-on labs, students learn engineering techniques from expert faculty as they master equipment in world-class studios. Following a junior year choice between a focus in music recording or post-production, students culminate their studies with either a music album project, or a film or TV project in which they must capture, edit, and mix all dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Audio Engineering with concentrations in Music Production, Post Production and Live Sound Production

Video Production, with a concentration in Film Production



Three Separate But Interwoven Concentrations

Over two dozen courses are offered between the Live Sound Production, Music Production and Post Production concentrations. There are also electives in mass communication, marketing, web design, video/film production, graphic/visual design and entertainment production, for students to acquire the unique and diverse education they desire.

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Audio Engineering - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

This certificate is designed for students interested in courses providing basic knowledge in audio vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, introductory recording & mixing, technology, and music production.

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Business Administration
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

Many of the fastest growing areas of the global economy are in business. This growth is increasing the demand for qualified professionals who can enhance organizational productivity and profitability. Developing the skills to manage and lead people is the goal of management education. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, utilizing a combination of the latest real-world business thinking and cutting-edge technology. Students here develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination will help you become workplace-ready. Upon graduation, you will be able to add value immediately to existing companies or startup operations. 

Business Administration areas of concentration:

Small Business Entrepreneurship — Students interested in starting their own business or who would like to work in a small business environment would benefit from the specialty classes offered to students in this concentration. Many current and future job opportunities will be with small and family-owned businesses. 

Financial Management — Students in this concentration will take courses to prepare them to work in various capacities in banks, as stock brokers, insurance agents, consultants or in real estate.

General — This concentration covers all areas of business. It also offers several open electives giving the student an opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest.

Healthcare Management — This program challenges students to explore the organizational structure of healthcare institutions and develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of psychological, social, cultural and political factors in healthcare delivery.

International Business — Students graduating with this concentration will have broad exposure to the global economy and will be prepared to work in international marketing, sales or management.

Management — This concentration gives a complete overview of the various business administration areas and provides the graduate a great deal of flexibility in the job market because of the broad education background.



Business administration leads with...

• Students who put their investment skills to the test through a student-directed investment fund with a balance of more than $1 million.

• Business skill computer simulations that allow students to compete with other students across the globe.

• Students who work with entrepreneurs in developing nations via KIVA to provide micro-loans.

• Six different concentration choices and 23 additional certificate choices.

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Business Administration - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration prepares students in the areas of business organization, management, policy and practices.

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Business Administration / Management Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

The business world will always need effective leaders. Our fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Management concentration will prepare you for leadership positions directing the operations of an organization. You’ll develop proficiency in a variety of disciplines including accounting, economics, management and marketing. You’ll hone your problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills while developing competencies in data analytics, strategic planning, and selling goods and services.

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Business Administration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Many of the fastest growing areas of the global economy are in business. Gain the foundational skills you’ll need for a successful business career through this 100% online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. You’ll learn and develop skills in a variety of disciplines including accounting, economics, management and marketing. Your classes will focus on what organizations value most: communications, problem solving and decision-making skills, the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work; data analytics skills; technical knowledge; and the ability to sell goods and services.



You can choose to specialize with a concentration which can help you become even more marketable.

  • Management: Get a complete overview of the various business administration areas and gain flexibility in the job market.
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Business Analytics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

There’s a growing demand for professionals who can interpret and analyze data to help solve problems and seize new opportunities across industries. Business analytics is all about helping people and businesses make informed decisions that will advance their organizations. Through these studies, students will learn how to harness the power of data: how to collect and analyze data to best serve clients, customers, and the public.

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Business Analytics - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The graduate certificate in Business Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in business analytics, you'll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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Business and Professional Studies
College of Business
Bachelor's

If you have an Associate’s degree or Applied Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community or technical college you can transfer up to 60 credits toward your Bachelor’s degree. 

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Business and Professional Studies - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

This fully online Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies degree offers a broad-based curriculum which prepares you in areas most relevant to today’s business world. Your business coursework will include accounting, law, economics, financial management, marketing, employee relations, management practice, strategy and international business. This flexible program includes many elective credits so you can customize your studies as you gain the credentials you need for workplace success. 

This program allows for the generous transfer of college credit you have earned from other schools. It is possible to receive additional credit for college-level exams (such as CLEP or DANTES exams), military training and other accredited sources. You do not need to have earned an associate degree, but if you have completed a degree, your credits will be evaluated individually.

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Communications Technology - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Based upon the courses that comprise the NESCom Core, this certificate will serve as a knowledge & skills-oriented introduction into the world of Communications Technology.
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Competitive Intelligence - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Competitive Intelligence certificate is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career in a new and dynamic field of integrated business intelligence.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS)
College of Business
Bachelor's

Through the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program, you’ll learn to apply technology and technological solutions in business settings to help organizations reach their goals. Your curriculum will help you create a solid foundation in business principles, and will provide you with specialized training in computer programming, hardware, networking, and project management. The career outlook in this field is very promising. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

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Conservation Law
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career enforcing environmental and conservation laws. With this program, students will build a strong foundation in law, with a special focus on wildlife and environmental law enforcement.

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Conservation Law - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Conservation Law offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career protecting natural resources as trained professionals. This is particularly relevant for students who want to build careers that include state game warden, national park ranger, marine patrol officer, U.S. Forest Service ranger or federal wildlife officer.

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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Counter-Terrorism and Security - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Security provides advanced knowledge and understanding for those law enforcement and security officers who are the first-line of defense against terrorist threats.

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Criminal Justice
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Criminal Justice program at Husson University educates students in the many professions in the criminal justice and private sector security career fields. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of law, budgeting, and policy-making, with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology and leadership essential to effective performance in organizations. 

Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiential internships with organizations related to the Criminal Justice field that they choose. The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/MSCJA degree can be accelerated and completed in four years.

Students in this program are eligible to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, which certifies individuals to become eligible for employment as part-time law enforcement officers in the State of Maine, while also receiving six college credits. Students in their fourth year of the program may choose to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to be eligible for employment as a full time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine and receive fifteen college credits as well.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: “The safety and well being of our Nation’s citizens greatly depends on the police officers, detectives, and special agents responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations. Duties vary widely by the size and type of organization but in most jurisdictions, whether on or off duty, law enforcement officers are expected to exercise their authority whenever necessary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also indicates that overall job prospects for public sector criminal justice professionals is expected to be good from 2014 to 2024. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow four percent. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and law enforcement or military experience, especially investigative experience, as well as those who speak more than one language, should have the best job opportunities.



Concentrations available in Psychology and National/Corporate Security for the bachelor's program.
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MS – Criminal Justice Administration
College of Business
Master's

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA) – 36 Credits

The MSCJA program focuses on building strengths in law, budgeting, and policy-making while developing advanced skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology, and leadership. A real world criminal justice orientation is integrated into active classes that are open to students from a variety of academic and occupational backgrounds. 

Classes are scheduled on evenings and weekends to accommodate participants' work schedules. 

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Criminal Justice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

This undergraduate certificate program teaches students how to create products that provide a meaningful experience to end users through the application of user experience (UX) principles.

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Criminal Justice - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

(Completion degree for transfer students with an associate degree)
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career through this 100% online Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. This program, designed for transfer students with an associate degree, will help you develop into a qualified professional with a solid foundation in leadership, law and the meaning of justice.

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Criminal Justice / Psychology
College of Business
Bachelor's

This dual degree program Criminal Justice and Psychology at Husson University provides students with an opportunity to achieve an educational foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of both criminal justice and psychology. This strong background across disciplines allows students to appreciate the critically important relationship between criminality and psychological factors.

The successful law enforcement professional requires an understanding of the forensic application of psychology to the investigation of crime in order to promote successful outcomes. The qualified forensic practitioner must have a thorough grounding in criminal justice, police operations and the law to effectively assess and treat offenders and victims. To accomplish this, students in the dual degree program are exposed to coursework that prepares them for clinical and law enforcement careers. 

During the fourth and fifth years, students are required to complete a practicum experience in Psychology and may choose to complete an internship in a criminal justice-related setting. Upon completion of the core psychology coursework, the student is also able to apply for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Level (MHRT-C) in the State of Maine.

The dual degree program also provides the option of attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training program, allowing the student to earn six college credits and become eligible to work as a part-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine. Those students in their final year of study may choose instead to attend the Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to become eligible to work as a full-time law enforcement officer in the State of Maine, while earning fifteen college credits.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: “The safety and well being of our Nation’s citizens greatly depends on the police officers, detectives, and special agents responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations. Duties vary widely by the size and type of organization but in most jurisdictions, whether on or off duty, law enforcement officers are expected to exercise their authority whenever necessary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also indicates that overall job prospects for public sector criminal justice professionals is expected to be good from 2014 to 2024. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow four percent. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and law enforcement or military experience, especially investigative experience, as well as those who speak more than one language, should have the best job opportunities.

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Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice provides advanced instruction for paralegals in the area of criminal litigation.

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Entrepreneurship - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students the understanding and knowledge necessary to start a new business or business unit or product line.

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Esports Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills required for management positions within the growing esports industry, which is expected to surpass $1 billion in revenue in 2021. This certificate is designed to teach you about this industry and help you gain skills required for management positions.

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Executive Nursing Business Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Enhance your skills in managing personnel and programs with this Executive Nursing Business Management Certificate program. By mastering subject areas such as strategic change management, financial management in healthcare organizations and public health policy, you’ll be positioned to take the next step in your career.  

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Extended Reality (XR)
College of Business
Bachelor's

Through the Extended Reality (XR) program, you’ll learn to use innovative computing tools to create a more usable, immersive and interactive technology experience. The adoption of XR technologies is surging across all industries, increasing the demand for professionals trained in this rapidly growing field.

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Extended Reality (XR) - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

This certificate program is designed for students who would like to expand their current skill set with proficiency in the emerging field of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Through this certificate program, you’ll learn the functional and philosophical foundation of AR and VR, while learning how to solve real-world problems by applying software and computer science theory to design and create solutions.

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Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Through this program, you'll learn the unique characteristics of filmmaking and storytelling, in both the planning and the artistic development of production. These skills can be applied to filmmaking, live production, documentaries and commercials, preparing you to build a career in this exciting industry.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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Finance - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Finance Certificate offers students an opportunity to take both introductory and upper level business courses in finance. These courses can be applied to a B.S. or M.B.A. degree at Husson University as a way to augment a degree. Additionally, non-degree students can demonstrate an understanding of major financial concepts. This program will also allow non-traditional students wanting to take the courses necessary to sit for the the Certified Financial Planners examination to earn an advanced certificate.

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Financial Planning
College of Business
Bachelor's

According to US News & World Report, financial advisor is one of the top 20 best jobs in business. Prepare for a career as a financial planner with a Bachelor’s of Science in Financial Planning from the largest business school in Maine. You’ll study economics, estate planning, business law and more. Plus, you’ll prepare to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) exam, an important credential in the field. 

Interested in earning your MBA? You can move seamlessly from your Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning to graduate studies and earn your Master of Business Administration in five years.

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Financial Planning - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Our online Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning degree program will prepare you to help people achieve their short- and long-term financial goals.

You’ll learn from expert faculty about all the major areas of financial planning such as investing, taxes, risk management, estate planning, retirement planning and more. You’ll also prepare to take the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) certification exam, which is the industry standard for professional competency in financial planning.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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Forensic Science
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Forensic Science bachelor’s degree program strives to educate the next generation of practicing forensic scientists. The course of study gives students the opportunity to examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis. Students work with blood and other biological fluids, hair, gunshot residue, drugs, fibers, paint, glass and impression evidence. Students also gain proficiency in preparing written scientific reports on their findings and conclusions in mock cases. Capstone coursework during the final semesters of study builds on this foundation with an emphasis on the application of natural science to criminal justice.

The field of forensic science is currently expanding in response to increases in forensic technology, higher expectations of quality standards and more stringent court requirements. In providing highly educated individuals who are qualified to fill entry-level forensic science positions, Husson University is helping to meet the current and future needs of the justice system.



Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 27 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Forensic Science graduates can expect to seek local, national and international employment opportunities in forensic science, police departments and medical/coroner’s offices. Other employment opportunities exist in the medical, pharmaceutical and quality assurance fields. Graduates of this program would also be eligible for entry-level positions in medical scientific research and could progress toward advanced degrees.
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Forensics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

In the forensics undergraduate certificate program, students will develop the skills needed for a career in crime scene processing and crime analysis.

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Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

This certificate is designed for students who would like to complement their current skill set, whether communications related or not, with the fundamental skills of video production. Courses will provide students with a basic knowledge in video vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, broadcast and studio production.

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Graphic Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Graphic Design focuses on the design process and how to develop a piece from concept to delivery. The program covers design and technology processes that are used in print, web, visual and production design. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

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Graphic / Visual Design
College of Business
Bachelor's

If you’re creative, like to work with technology, have a good visual sense, and want a career that uses your imagination, you may want to earn a degree in Graphic/Visual Design. Graphic designers convey messages visually for businesses and organizations. They use specialized software to create logos, motion design, print materials, websites, and much more. At Husson, you’ll explore topics such as graphic design, animation, 3-D modeling, web design, data visualization, user experience, and virtual and augmented reality environments. You’ll work hands-on, learning to develop content for a wide range of areas, including marketing, business, and non-profits, while gaining experience. And you’ll practice your craft in state-of-the-art learning facilities such as the Wildey Communications Center Design Lab and the Interactive Experience Center (IEX).

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Healthcare Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program helps prepare students for managerial and administrative roles in the healthcare industry.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

This program provides a very strong core of hospitality and tourism courses, a strategically balanced business acumen and a varied general education background. Our goal is to provide students with a superb education, through a combination of the latest cutting-edge technology and real-world business thinking. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program requires students develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. This combination helps students to become not only workplace-ready but also ready to add value immediately to any company or organization.



Concentration opportunities are available in:

  • Sales and Marketing This degree places emphasis on the hotel and retail management industries. The second most responsible position in most major hotels is now the Director of Sales position.
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship This degree places an emphasis on the career opportunities in family business and franchise management that are prevalent in the hospitality industry.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, one out of every nine U.S. jobs is created directly or indirectly as a result of travel and tourism. In our home state of Maine, tourism contributed over $8.87 billion to the economy and supported 105,957 jobs which is roughly 16% of the employment. The travel and tourism industry is expected to add more than 70 million jobs worldwide over the next decade, according to Deloitte. As you can see, there is significant interest in quality leisure time experiences and this is creating demand for qualified employees.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management program helps prepare students for upper-level management roles in the hospitality and tourism industry through coursework focused on the latest standards in operations and customer service.

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Hospitality - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Hospitality Management prepares students to understand the basic standards of Hospitality and Tourism. These courses focus on the customer service skills that are vital to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and that their needs and expectations are met or exceeded on a daily basis. 

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Human Resource Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Human Resource management is an important function in any business. The graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides students with a foundation in key topics within human resource management including staffing and selection, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Integrated Technology / Software Development Concentration - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Software developers are in great demand and employment in this career is predicted grow by 22% through 2029. Our fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Technology with a Software Development concentration will prepare you with the skills needed to build a successful career in this field. You’ll receive specialized training in integrated technology along with a strong core of general business courses through our hands-on curriculum. You’ll learn to effectively analyze customer needs and develop solutions while gaining the ability to develop, create, and modify enterprise software or specialized utility programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to industry-endorsed certifications. When you graduate, you’ll have expertise in areas ranging from building direct hardware interfaces to enterprise application development.

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Journalism / Mass Communications
College of Business
Bachelor's

As part of keeping pace with modern industry practices, the Journalism program at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) provides the education and skills graduates need to deliver news and information through multiple media platforms. You’ll learn how to write, report, and produce the news for the Web, newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. This includes learning how to conduct interviews, shoot and edit video, gather and edit sound for radio through the University’s radio station (WHSN) and television broadcast network. And as part of your education, you’ll learn how news organizations function. Whether you envision a career as a digital news reporter, TV news reporter or anchor, you’ll get the education that can help you launch your career. Students participate in actual news reports so they’ll have the experience they need to hit the ground running after graduation.



Three Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the marketing communications, journalism and sports journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

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Leadership - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Expand your ability to lead and prepare for positions of greater responsibility with this Leadership Certificate program. You’ll master topics such as leadership principles and organization management and tailor your certificate by selecting two courses that fit your career path.

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Leadership - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
In this 100% online graduate certificate program, you will sharpen your leadership skills while learning from expert faculty about foundational topics such as organization, management, communication and understanding human behavior.
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Legal Studies Pre-Law
College of Business
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a Pre-Law concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a program that prepares them for law school or work in the legal field. Students are also eligible to receive a certificate, which expands employment opportunities as a paralegal.

Husson University offers an unparalleled range of over twenty legal courses including Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law, Probate Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Research and Writing as well as invaluable experiential learning through internship opportunities.

Husson’s program is specifically aligned with the ABA Core Skills and Values which include: analytic and problem solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills, public service and the promotion of justice.

3+3 Option with the Maine School of Law
Students can accelerate their completion of this degree and apply early to the University of Maine School of Law with the support of an academic adviser.

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Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Expand your career options in audio engineering with advanced skills in live sound. You'll learn advanced sound reinforcement and speaker system technology and gain valuable experience working live events for NESCom Mobile Productions and with the Live Sound department.



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Marketing Communications
College of Business
Bachelor's

Gain the skills and knowledge you can put to work immediately in your marketing career through this Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications degree program. You’ll study digital marketing, social media marketing, design thinking and innovation, public relations, marketing research and more. Plus, you’ll hone your skills and build your portfolio as you provide marketing services to real clients through Husson’s student-run marketing and advertising agency. 

Through our optional bachelor’s to master’s program, you can earn your MBA seamlessly in five years.

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Marketing Communications - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Marketing Communications is designed for those students, including international students, who want an exposure to the creative side of business known as Marketing Communications. Topics covered include an overview of public relations, advertising, graphic design, and social media marketing.

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Marketing - Online
College of Business
Bachelor's

Marketing professionals play a vital role in helping brands, businesses and organizations to succeed in and adapt to the ever-changing world around them. Our fully online Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications degree program prepares you to be a well- rounded, do-it-all marketing professional.

Through a wide-ranging selection of courses taught by expert faculty, you'll learn about and gain experience in digital marketing, graphic design, advertising, business, public relations and communications, photography, videography, market analysis and strategy, social media management and more. You'll also have the opportunity to customize your education and build your resume by earning certificates and taking elective courses.

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Master of Business Administration - Online
College of Business
MBAMaster's

Our fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to help prepare you to launch or advance your career. Our program infuses our faculty’s industry experience with active experiential learning using a combination of the latest business practices and cutting-edge technology. You’ll develop a strong grounding in theory and then put it to use in real-world situations that require critical thinking. You’ll build essential management skills that you can apply to your current career – or specialize with a concentration which can give you a head start in your chosen career, help you change careers, or enable you to become even more marketable in your current industry. Our concentration options include:



Concentrations

Business Analytics. In our MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics you’ll take courses in finance, marketing, leadership, business theory as well as developing the skills to collect, organize, and analyze information in order to improve organizational performance. Being proficient and conversant in these areas is a must to ensure you are prepared to be a positive impact on any business.

Healthcare Management. Combine the challenge and reward of business with the life-changing service of healthcare. You’ll learn from both professors and healthcare industry professionals and explore coursework in healthcare economics, financial management, and quality management.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will discover strategies that help businesses develop technologies, improve processes, and reach new markets. You’ll explore best practices for launching successful ventures while preparing for a career at a range of organizations, including leading corporations, small businesses, tech startups, nonprofit organizations and more.

Organizational Management. Knowing how an organization runs and how to optimize that organization to be more efficient and effective is an invaluable skill in business. You will develop advanced knowledge in organizational behavior, leadership and ethics, staffing and training, and labor and employment law. This knowledge base will prepare you to lead and manage people in ways that help organizations increase their productivity and profitability.

Risk Management. Risk managers offer their expertise to forecast and avoid threats, enabling companies to achieve their goals. You’ll take courses in finance, marketing, leadership, business theory and develop critical skills for addressing risks to operational processes and managing a business crisis. This concentration will prepare you with unique knowledge and skills desired by insurance companies, leading corporations and nonprofit organizations.

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MBA – Business Administration
College of Business
MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 36 Credits

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen analysis, decision-making, and implementation skills. The program balances strengths in the traditional areas of accounting, finance, economics, strategy and marketing with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, assessment and leadership that are essential to effective performance in organizations.

While the Master of Business Administration program has been designed primarily for the education of management generalists, the curriculum also contains the following specialized program options:

On Campus and/or Online

 

On Campus Only



Online

The fully online Master of Business Administration program is designed to develop and strengthen your skills in analysis, decision-making and leadership. The coursework is a carefully constructed balance of advanced study in traditional business areas like accounting, finance, operations and marketing combined with skills development in communication, interpersonal relations and leadership – areas that are essential to effective performance in the business world.

If you’re looking for a program that offers additional opportunities for specialized knowledge, Husson’s online degree offers you the option to tailor your education in ways that meet your specific career goals, through concentrations in biotechnology and innovation, healthcare management, and organizational management. All of this is delivered through a flexible, online educational format that allows you to devote time and energy to your professional and personal life as you pursue a life-changing degree.

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Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice expands the knowledge base in the area of civil litigation. Students will gain higher competencies as outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Paralegal Studies - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Paralegal Studies prepares students for understanding the basic areas of law.

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Photography - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The photography certificate is designed to reestablish a link to traditional fundamental photographic practices, while embracing relevant technological advancements. The collection of courses within this certificate provides historical perspective, compositional aesthetics, lighting, and lens perspective, which are all still relevant.

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Pre Law - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Pre Law certificate program provides Legal Studies students with advanced instruction in areas of law which will enable graduates to demonstrate higher level competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

Gain knowledge of radio production and operational skills, including introduction to FCC rules and regulations, on-air performance as well as short and long form production. This is an opportunity to add performance and production media skills to your existing skill sets.

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Risk Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Risk Management program is designed to instill the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage in times of uncertainty.

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ROTC
College of Business
Bachelor's

ROTC is a four year program of college courses that are taken in addition to a student’s traditional workload. These classes develop a cadet’s leadership skills, values, and life skills to prepare them for success as Army officers or whatever path they take in life. The confidence and strength developed as a result of this training is a priceless commodity in today’s workplace, military, and community. Students can enroll in Army ROTC courses just as they would any other course, as long as they meet the below requirements.

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Sales - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Sales prepares students in the areas of sales and marketing management; and professional selling building understanding of real world concepts and best practices.

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Small Business Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Small Business Management will help students understand the theories of big business and management and how to apply them to the running of a small company.

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Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Digital and Social Media Marketing provides students with knowledge of the online and social media marketplace and how to strategically leverage it for business success. This certificate is designed for students as well as working professionals in the field of advertising, public relations, marketing and small business.

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Software Development
College of Business
Bachelor's

Our Bachelor of Science in Software Development degree is designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop, create, and modify enterprise software or specialized utility programs. Students in our software development program are critical thinkers with a demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate technical data. You'll learn to effectively analyze the customer's needs and design software solutions.

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Sport Management
College of Business
Bachelor'sMaster's

The Sport Management program effectively blends these two distinct fields of study – sport and business administration – in an effort to prepare students for careers in this field.

The sport management degree emphasizes experiential learning through practical assignments and students are required to complete at least six credit hours of internship experience with a sport organization. Additionally, through collaboration with the American Council of Exercise, students are able to complete the certified personal trainer exam preparatory class based on the American Council of Exercise’s certified personal trainer exam certification.

Students seeking to earn their Master in Business Administration can do so in conjunction with their Bachelor in Science in sport management degree in 5 years.



Minor in Coaching – prepares students interested in helping individuals and teams achieve athletic success. The minor includes the study of the physical, social, medical and strategic aspects of coaching individual and team sports. In addition, this program provides individuals with the opportunity to apply classroom principles in an actual coaching setting through a practicum experience. The minor fulfills the State of Maine coaching endorsement requirements.

Minor in Tourism and Recreation prepares students to pursue career options in the tourism and outdoor recreation field. The minor provides basic knowledge of recreation, tourism and park services, and an understanding of the benefits of leisure and recreation in our society. To complete the minor, students must take the following 18 hours of required courses which will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore recreation, parks and leisure services:

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Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
College of Business
Bachelor's

In our Sports Journalism program, you’ll learn how to work as a journalist with a special interest, knowledge and skills in sports. Our students learn how to find and work with sports information. They also learn how to report, write, shoot and edit sports news for print, audio, video and on-air broadcasts. The Web, newspapers, magazines, radio and television all play a role in a graduate’s education. You’ll gain hands-on experience reporting sports news and doing play-by-play, interviews and color commentary for our radio station, WHSN 89.3 FM, for our television mobile-production unit and for our TV news and sports programming. And you can be a sports writer for our student-run, online newspaper The Spectator.

Our focus is to prepare our Sports Journalism students to become “backpack” journalists. They learn not only the writing part of the job but also the photography and video skills needed to be successful in this evolving field. 



Three Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the marketing communications, journalism and sports journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

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User Experience (UX) Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

In the user experience (UX) design undergraduate certificate program, students will learn how to create products that provide a meaningful experience to end users through the application of user experience (UX) principles.

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Video / Film Production
College of Business
Bachelor's

If your dream is to make films, shoot commercials, plan a documentary or direct a live television show, this program is for you. With courses in lighting, editing, directing, audio and videography, the New England School of Communications (NESCom) video/film production program prepares students to step into the workforce with hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment. With hundreds of years of collective industry experience, our faculty work to help you develop expertise and creativity as you master the professional production, knowledge and skills employers demand. As part of their studies, students participate in live news and sports television broadcasts, film productions and group projects. Unlike other programs, NESCom video/film production students begin working with equipment in their first year.

Industry-Standard Technology
• NESCom continually invests in facilities and equipment including 4K technology.
• RED Epic and Raven digital filmmaking camera packages
• A Sony FS7 digital cinema package
• HD camera packages from Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, and Canon
• Student-to-camera ratios that average 5-to-1
• Dollies, jibs, sliders, and Steadicam
• Over 20 light kits, including Dedo, Diva, HMI, Arri, and Lowell lights
• A nine-camera live mobile production unit with full switching and audio capabilities
• A broadcast-quality television studio
• Numerous edit stations with Apple, AVID, and Adobe Premiere
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Web Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Design is suited for any professional or aspiring entrepreneur wanting to have a solid foundation in core web concepts and technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript. The Certificate in Web Design prepares students to be able to work with internal or external web or marketing teams in support of web and web marketing initiatives. Students will learn to maintain and manage an existing web presence, and also to be able to define, design, develop and deploy a basic web presence.

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Web Media - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate

The Certificate in Web Media provides a basic knowledge in the use of media-related software tools, general web concepts, search marketing and user-experience and interaction design as well as the ability to communicate a market driven perspective with regard to all media.

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Accounting
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Accounting - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Accounting - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Advanced Music Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Advanced Post Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Audio Engineering
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Audio Engineering - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Business Administration
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
Business Administration - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Business Administration / Management Concentration - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Business Administration - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Business Analytics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Business Analytics - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Business and Professional Studies
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Business and Professional Studies - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Communications Technology - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Competitive Intelligence - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Conservation Law
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Conservation Law - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Counter-Terrorism and Security - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Counter-Terrorism and Security - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Criminal Justice
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
MS – Criminal Justice Administration
College of Business
Master's
Bangor
Criminal Justice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Criminal Justice - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Criminal Justice / Psychology
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Paralegal - Advanced Criminal Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Entrepreneurship - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Esports Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Executive Nursing Business Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Extended Reality (XR)
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Extended Reality (XR) - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Finance - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Financial Planning
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Financial Planning - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Forensic Science
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Forensics - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Graphic Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Graphic / Visual Design
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Healthcare Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Hospitality - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Human Resource Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Integrated Technology / Software Development Concentration - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Journalism / Mass Communications
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Leadership - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Leadership - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Legal Studies Pre-Law
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Marketing Communications
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Marketing Communications - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Marketing - Online
College of Business
BS
Online
Master of Business Administration - Online
College of Business
MBA, Master's
Online
MBA – Business Administration
College of Business
MBA
Bangor
Paralegal - Advanced Civil Practice - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Paralegal Studies - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Photography - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Pre Law - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Risk Management - Graduate Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
ROTC
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Sales - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Online
Small Business Management - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Software Development
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Sport Management
College of Business
BS, Master's
Bangor
Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
College of Business
BS
Bangor
User Experience (UX) Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Video / Film Production
College of Business
BS
Bangor
Web Design - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor
Web Media - Certificate
College of Business
Certificate
Bangor