Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a 120-credit program that enables students to maximize transfer credits completed at regionally accredited institutions and complete a bachelor’s degree without sacrificing any professional and personal obligations. Students benefit from a concentration in interdisciplinary knowledge that is designed to make them successful within any vocation. In addition to taking online courses, students can earn credit for what they already know through prior learning assessment.

The program offers both required and elective courses to satisfy students’ individual learning interests. Course work provides a solid grounding in relevant academic theory, applied practice, and policy-making. Students complete course work in a prescribed order culminating with a capstone project. The program is attractive to professionals who possess a two-year degree and those looking for a business or management program where transfer credits can be applied.

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What You Will Learn

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program will be able to:

  • demonstrate effective communication skills through oral, technologically mediated, and written communications media
  • apply data information decision making and problem solving methods associated with management trends and issues
  • analyze cultural environments through multicultural perspectives
  • evaluate strategic, resource, and operational requirements associated with enterprise management
  • apply information and Web-based technologies to enable enterprise development, growth, and sustainability
  • evaluate ethical behavior and social responsibility at the personal, organizational, and societal levels
  • analyze enterprise management within a global context

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy*
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8-10
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 14-16
  • TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies
(1)
Area of Study/Specialization Requirements  
II. Professional Studies Requirements
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at the 300/400 level.
  • Select Track A OR B below:
30 credits /
10 Courses
A. Professional Career Track
  • Some courses listed as applicable toward the professional career track may also be applicable toward general education or other degree requirements. If a course is used toward another degree requirement, it WILL NOT apply toward this area.
Select 10 courses from the following areas:
30
Leadership(expand)
 
Supervision(expand)
 
Communication(expand)
 
Organizational(expand)
 
-OR-  
B. Specialized Career Track
  • Select 5 courses from the Professional Career Track above
  • AND
  • 5 courses/15 credits of Specialized Career Courses
30
  • Paralegal/Legal Studies
  • Police Science/Homeland Security/Criminal Justice
  • Military Studies/Military Science
  • Office Systems Technology/Executive Assistant
  • Health Services: Dental Hygiene/Sonography/ Respiratory Therapy/Radiation Therapy/etc.
  • Real Estate
  • Mortuary Science
  • Business: Accounting/Retail Management/Fashion/Sports Management/etc.
  • Drafting
  • Culinary Arts/Hospitality
     
*This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study. Please consult Academic Advising to inquire about additional subject areas.
 
III. Associated Professional Studies Courses
Select from A OR B below:
18
A. Professional Undergraduate Certificate (18 credits each)  
-OR-  
B. Supportive Professional Studies Courses (18 credits each)
  • (A maximum of 6 credits can be taken in each discipline)
     
  • *Some courses listed as applicable toward supportive professional studies may also be applicable toward general education or other degree requirements. If a course is used toward another degree requirement, it WILL NOT apply toward this area.
 
Business(expand)
 
Information Technology(expand)
 
Philosophy(expand)
 
Psychology(expand)
 
Social Science(expand)
 
Sociology(expand)
 
IV. Professional Studies Capstone 3
V. Electives 9
Total 120

NOTES:
*MAT105 Applied Liberal Arts Math or above.