Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Options at SoPA
Elevate your passion for design by creating logos, designing apps, branding packages, or creating and animating characters with our work-ready degree and certificate programs.
Promote healthy living, work in a healthcare setting, and learn about the impact of physical activity on health, society, and quality of life in our Exercise Science program.
General Legal Studies
Prepare to work in the legal industry as a paralegal or take the first step toward an advanced legal degree with our General Legal Studies degree and Paralegal Certificate program.
Health & Wellness
Take the first step toward a fulfilling career with a health and wellness program focusing on nutrition, personal fitness, health evaluation, risk behaviors, and healthy changes.
Homeland Security Studies
Learn how to protect communities and coordinate safety systems though our Homeland Security Studies program. Jumpstart your potential in the emergency sector.
Develop oral communication, analysis, and writing skills and prepare for many contemporary work environments and professions with our Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree program.
Gain practical industry knowledge in fields such as cybersecurity, data and systems analysis, web and application development with a bachelor’s in Information Technology.
Public Relations & Digital Media Marketing
Prepare for a fast-paced career in a wide range of industries, including digital advertising, communications, hospitality PR, government sectors, and thriving startups.
Develop a versatile skillset and explore the interdisciplinary study of human behavior by exploring the cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts of societies.
Lead business processes ethically and morally while establishing organizational goals and motivating employees with our Organizational Behavior & Management Studies Master's.
Uphold healthy workplace cultures, develop employee incentive plans, and ethically manage organizational behavior to prepare for leadership roles with our Human Resources program.
Gain understanding of the basic practices of accounting to improve your bookkeeping and general accounting skills based on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Applied Business Studies
Expand your knowledge of business concepts, practices, and terminology to help you operate your business or organization profitably, ethically, and successfully.
Digital Media & Marketing Communications
Utilize social media, mobile technology, and other platforms to learn how businesses employ digital media strategies, tactics, and best practices to interact with target audiences.
Understand and learn how to implement basic marketing principles and how organizations interact with their customers, competitors, and the public across various channels.
Explore the fundamentals of PR and how businesses utilize media to manage their brands, promote their products and services, maintain reputations, and mitigate public crises.
Small Business Development
Develop the skills and knowledge that will enable you to assemble business plans, create marketing strategies, identify capital resources, and manage your endeavors successfully.
With this certificate, you will explore various facets of marketing and advertising principles—from branding and campaign strategies, media planning and buying, content creation, and more.
Address tough cybersecurity challenges with strong technical and leadership skills, and create solutions to security risks and threats with our Cybersecurity Management program.
Develop safety tactics, support business continuity, and protect private and public organizations from natural and man-made disasters with an Emergency Management Master's.
Health & Wellness Management
Promote healthy lifestyles and prepare for director-level positions in public health, wellness, and corporate healthcare with a Health and Wellness Management Master's Degree.
Homeland Security Studies
Take the lead and protect communities, public infrastructure, and private corporations from domestic and international terrorism in our Homeland Security Studies program.
Information Technology Management
Integrate organizational technology, address critical business needs, and manage technology governance and risks with our Information Technology Management Master's Program.
Build a strong foundation in history, literature, philosophy, political science, or sociology and prepare for meaningful roles and career opportunities in a range of fields.
Address societal challenges and lead in the civic sector with a foundation in public administration policies and practices in our Public Administration Master's program.
Gain a strong background in security and risk management to protect organizations and facilities from terrorism and criminal acts in our Security Management program.
Get specialized training to pursue high-level positions in sports administration, coaching, or sport security. Stand out from other job applicants with our Sport Studies program.
Specialize in corporate wellness and elevate your career with a graduate certificate that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health & Wellness Management.
Learn how to ward off cyber threats with cybersecurity management and leadership skills. All credits earned can be applied to the Cybersecurity Management master's degree.
Gain knowledge and skills suited for roles such as cybersecurity team leader or director of cybersecurity systems. Credits can be applied to an MS in Cybersecurity Management.
Cyber Technology Fundamentals
Learn foundational information technology skills to gain a base understanding of technology concepts to prepare you for a career change or advancement.
Prepare for emergency management roles with courses based on New Orleans' strong expertise in natural hazards and planning. Apply credits to an MPS in Emergency Management.
Prepare for leadership roles in the growing healthcare field in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Credits can be applied to the Health & Wellness Master's degree.
Health Strategy and Financial Management
Explore how to manage the finances and strategic operations of medical facilities. Your credits can be used to pursue a Master's in Health & Wellness Management.
Information Technology Strategic Planning
Prepare for leadership roles by deepening your understanding of strategic planning, consulting, and IT governance. The credits you earn can be applied toward a Master's in IT.
K-12 Education Leadership
Become a more effective educator by completing a program that examines innovative changes in the education system. Your credits can be used for a Master of Public Administration.
Nonprofit and Strategic Philanthropy Management
Help influence positive changes in communities across the country with a Graduate Certificate from SoPA. Your credits can also be applied toward a Master of Public Administration.
Become an expert in the security sector by sharpening your risk management, business continuity, and emergency response skills. Your credits can also be used for a master's degree.
Break into sports management with a deeper understanding of finance, sports marketing, and the media. You can apply the credits you've earned toward a Master's in Sport Studies.
Explore the fundamentals of psychology, nutrition, and athletic development to become a better coach and leader. Your credits can also be used to earn a Master's in Sport Studies.
Step into a role that ensures the security of large venues that host sporting or cultural events. The credits you earn can be counted toward several of our master's degree program.
Gain specialized knowledge of enterprise architecture and development to help IT teams resolve issues and ensure all parts of the technical design are correctly incorporated.
Dive into every aspect economic development touches—from social equity and civic resilience to urban transformation. Can be applied to a Master of Public Administration.
Environmental Management and Resilience
Tackle one of today’s biggest challenges when you prepare for a rewarding career in environmental management. Credits can be applied toward a Master of Public Administration.
Address national security threats and learn real-world applications for data collection, analysis, and counterintelligence. Can be applied to an MPS in Homeland Security Studies.
Dive into the fundamentals of athletic injury care, prevention, and rehabilitation in partnership with the Tulane Center of Sport. Credits can be applied to an MS in Sport Studies.
Data Science & Cloud
Conduct, analyze, and leverage cloud-based and big data with a Graduate Certificate in Data Science & Cloud that stacks toward your Master's in IT Management or Cybersecurity.
Open Source Intelligence
Be at the forefront of data collection and analysis with a Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence that stacks toward your MPS in Homeland Security or Security Management.
Early Childhood & Secondary Education
Develop the skills and in-person experience needed to create educational programs to meet the needs of diverse learners, as well as working toward a teaching certification.
Health & Wellness
Deepen your understanding of the effects nutrition, fitness, and behavioral habits have on people's wellness while gaining the tools needed to advocate for better health outcomes.
Prepare for law school or a career in the legal industry with an ABA-approved post-baccalaureate certificate that focuses solely upon legal skills and substantive law courses.
Advance your HR career with tools that will enable you to plan, recruit, compensate, appraise, and manage human resources in compliance with applicable laws and ethical concepts.
Position yourself to pursue careers in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, web design, app design, social media design, and so much more.
Sharpen your creative edge and expand your portfolio by exploring a range of disciplines within graphic design, including packaging, front-end web design, typography, and more.
Mild-to-Moderate K-12 Special Education
Meet the needs of diverse learners by becoming a qualified educator with specialized understandings of this population and the knowledge and skills to properly support them.