Concentrations

BA Program Concentrations

Antioch University Santa Barbara’s B.A. program has seven structured Concentrations. In addition to Applied Psychology, Business Management & Leadership, Child Development & Education, Communication & Media, Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Studies concentrations, through our Liberal Arts concentration you can customize your program to stretch your career in a new direction or fuel your enthusiasm for a specialized academic focus.

Business Management & Leadership

Business Management & Leadership

This concentration prepares students for management or leadership roles within an established business or organization, while providing a broad, yet practical understanding of the complex global, social, political, and ethical issues involved in business management. Learn More
Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

The psychology profession has given rise to the mental health industry and a variety of professional roles and responsibilities. Our Applied Psychology concentration provides theory and intervention methods that modify behavior, teach client skills, or support individuals who are experiencing psychological distress. Students examine the values and biases embedded in psychological theory as well as the historical, societal, and political context of psychological theories and practices. Learn More
Child Development & Education

Child Development & Education

Students choosing the Child Development & Education concentration are most likely already in or planning to enter the field of childhood education. Antioch believes that childhood educators are among the most important in the educational spectrum. Our program weaves a cohesive understanding of child development (from birth through adolescence), family systems, and social contexts to give future caregivers and educators the most effective tools to help children develop to their fullest potential. Learn More
Communication & Media

Communication & Media

This interdisciplinary program was specially designed to train students who have completed lower-division prerequisites in the area of communications, journalism, film studies, or film and TV production to become socially aware media professionals. Students learn ways to utilize their media skills in all forms – film, print, digital, and electronic – to responsibly influence the way people work, communicate, and engage in a global, multicultural society. Learn More
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

This concentration is designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit while supporting innovators who seek to impact social change through their contributions to economic health, community development, and society at large. The program provides students with a broad, yet practical understanding of the complex issues involved in creating a business or organization. Learn More
 Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies concentration emphasizes ecosystems around the world, focusing on the ethical, economic, and political issues that affect them. Students gain understanding in global ecological and social processes connecting people, policy, and the environment. Learn More
Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Students in this concentration gain an understanding of a broad range of subject areas and acquire the skills of problem solving, creativity, communication, and an appreciation for diversity, while learning to think critically from multiple perspectives and take responsibility as citizens in an increasingly complex society. Students select courses across the disciplines and customize their academic plans utilizing the other concentrations to meet their career goals. Learn More