Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a career-focused, degree-completion program that provides students with theoretical and practical educational experiences designed to enhance their current professional capabilities. A degree in Professional Studies will prepare students for both career advancement and new career opportunities.

This program ensures students have the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of work and academic environments.

The curriculum is flexible, so students can tailor the degree to their personal, academic, and professional goals.

Professional Studies students will graduate with the skills expected of an educated person, which includes the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, interact in diverse environments, read comprehensively, and conduct research. The Capstone course allows students to explore current employment trends, conduct academic research in an area relevant to their future goals, and prepare a professional portfolio of academic work and professional accomplishments.

Due to the great flexibility in course selection, students are advised to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that all of the curriculum requirements are met.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective use of interpersonal skills appropriate for complex and diverse workplace settings.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in critical analysis, writing and communication skills.
  3. Analyze and evaluate philosophical and ethical arguments.
  4. Review a body of literature and analyze the reported results.
  5. Identify and address a community problem or issue using acquired knowledge and skills.
  6. Understand organizational and psychological theories required to successfully navigate an organization.
  7. Analyze complex problems and propose effective solutions.
  8. Begin to develop specialized knowledge in an academic discipline.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the general Bachelor graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete the following programmatic graduation requirements:

  1. Complete the Professional Studies Capstone PRO 495;
  2. Complete the Community Service Requirements.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements – 40-42 Credits

ENG 101

English Composition

3

ENG 1XX

Writing Competency (WR)

3

ENG 2XX

Advanced Writing Elective (AW)

3

CAP 1XX

Computer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

COM 1XX

Communications Competency (COM)

3

MATH 1XX

Math Competency (MATH)

3

SCI 1XX

Science Competency (SCI)

4-6

PSY 112

Introduction to Psychology (SS)

3

SOC 101

Social Science Competency (SS)

3

 

Cultural Competency (CU & E/P)

6

 

Global Studies Competency (G/US & G/W

6

 

 

 

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 Credits

ASD 110

Introduction to Library Research

0

ASD 120

The College Experience OR Open Elective

3

STAT 167

Principles of Statistics

3

Major Core Requirements - 33 Credits

 

Courses in the student's designed major core

27

 

One Research Course (BUS 410 or 490;

 

 

ECE 410, HSC 420; HSR 410; or OS 450)

3

PRO 495

Professional Studies Capstone

3

Open Electives - 42 Credits

2XX

Open Electives

27

3XX

Open Electives

15

Total Credits in the Program

121-123

MC and RE Competencies must be fulfilled in the Major Core or Open Elective courses.