The Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting and Acquisition prepares you for careers in the contract management profession, including government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defense establishments. In this online degree program, you’ll complete simulation-based scenario assignments created from real-world case studies. This program takes advantage of the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) as defined by the National Contract Management Association. Note: This program evolved from the former Military Management and Program Acquisition degree.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of Government Contracting and Acquisitions, graduates in this degree program will be able to have a foundation to help advance in the contract management profession. The degree program objectives are:

  • Explain the acquisition cycle and process, and the use and application of a contract audit.
  • Explain contract requirements, types of contracts, and contingency contracting authorities and structure.
  • Demonstrate how a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit report can be prepared to meet a negotiation objective, along with the workings of a competitive discussion.
  • Explain the elements of cost in overhead, and calculate a price and cost objective using simple regression analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics.
  • Explain the FAR requirements for forward pricing rates, billing rates, and final overhead rates.
  • Explain the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (JTSCC).
  • Explain ethics standards expected of government and contractor personnel, along with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies for a routine procurement.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required48
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements39
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics for Business
Macroeconomics for Business
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

 Major Required (48 semester hours)

COLL300Research, Analysis, and Writing3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
BUSN100Basics of Business3
BUSN333Project Management for Business Analysts3
DEFM305Acquisition Business Management3
DEFM310Program and Acquisition Management I3
DEFM311Program and Acquisition Management II (Prerequisite: DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I)3
DEFM312Defense Budget Development and Execution3
DEFM410Program Appraisal3
DEFM415Acquisition Test & Evaluation3
MATH302Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry or MATH225 - Calculus)3
Select 5 courses from the following:15
Cost Accounting
Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
Joint Contingency Contracting
Mission Support Contracting I
Mission Support Contracting II
Overhead Management of Defense Contracts
Total Semester Hours48

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

MGMT495Senior Seminar in Management 13
Total Semester Hours3
1

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Elective Requirements (39 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.