Service Area of Focus

The service industry encompasses a wide range of careers. Whether you want to work for a nonprofit or a service-based business (or start your own), the Service area of focus can help you take your skills to the next level. Collaborate with classmates to solve real problems in service management, conflict resolution, ethics, nonprofit leadership, and more.

Area of Focus Courses

Choose four of the following online courses:

IPS 403

Selected Topics in Service Occupations

You may take the four courses in any order you choose; however, we strongly recommend starting with IPS 403.

CST 341

Communication and Workplace Relationships

CTR 451 / ENT 451 / STH 451

Service Management

GES 301

Urban Geography: Global Patterns

GES 302

Urban Geography: Land Use

GES 304

Introduction to Transportation Analysis

GES 306

World Economic Geography

HHS 275

Entrepreneurial Personal Branding

IPS 405

Selected Topics in Other Occupations

PHI 361

Ethical Issues in Business

PCS 308

Working Through Interpersonal Conflicts

PCS 309 

Conflict and Culture

PCS 415

Global Peacebuilding

PSC 440

Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Tips for Getting Started

  • The Integrated Professional Studies (IPS) courses are seven weeks long. Most courses outside of IPS are 14 weeks long.
  • The courses above are pre-approved for the Service Area of Focus. Other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please visit the Self-Designed Focus Area page for details.
  • Search the entire UNCG course offerings in UNCG Genie Link will open in new window for course dates and availability.