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Online Professional Studies Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview

So, you're thinking about going back to school. You know you need a Bachelor's degree, but you're not sure what you want to study. Don't worry — you're not alone!

If you're unsure, our online degree in professional studies might be the right fit for you. It's a generalist program that encompasses the best practices in leadership, entrepreneurship, communications, marketing and business management — skills you'll use anywhere, in whichever career you decide to pursue. 


Explore our convenient and flexible online curriculum, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, and you'll experience compelling courses, innovative faculty and thought-provoking forums for discussion. Most importantly, you'll finish every session with practical, real-world knowledge that can be put into practice the very next day!


You may transfer up to 90 credit hours from other institutions to go toward the 128 credit hours needed for your online professional studies degree. Contact an advisor for more information.

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Spring Term:
Jan. 21, 2015
Fall Term:
Aug. 24, 2015


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Core Online Professional Studies Degree Courses

ACCT 203 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 204 - Principles of Accounting II
BUAD 225 - Principles of Management
BUAD 301 - Principles of Marketing
CSCI 100 - Introduction to Computers
ECON 210 - Principles of Microeconomics
HRM 325 - Human Resource Management
HRM 335 - Organizational Behavior
MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
SPEC 111 - Public Speaking
WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications

Additional Program Requirements

Students admitted to this program must have at least two years professional work experience.

The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies requires completion of all general education criteria and enough electives to meet 124 credit hours.