Professional Studies (BPS)

Bachelor of Professional Studies

The BPS was developed to afford interested adults several general studies options which enable those students with diverse interests and prior college credits to develop a degree program that matches their career goals and, if appropriate, their employer’s needs. These programs are particularly ef­fective for students with many credits from other colleges or for students who believe they may use assessment and testing to earn credit. This program is offered at the main campus or online. Students develop these programs with an advisor from the dean’s office.

Requirements for BPS

CU-275Public Speaking Workshop3
CU-315Business and Professional Communication3
MA-212Elementary Statistics3
SO-450Research Techniques: Social Sciences3
TH-486Morality in the Marketplace3
or CS-260 Information Technology Ethics
BPS Electives in consultation with advisor15
Total Credits30

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Humanities

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, Humanities majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete an additional 15 credits of upper-division Humanities electives to be selected  with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean.

Courses taken in the following areas qualify as Humanities electives: Literature, English, Fine Arts, Communications, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Theology.

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in General Studies

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, General Studies majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete an additional 15 credits of upper-division interdisciplinary electives to be selected  with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean. 

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Social Sciences

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, Social Sciences majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete an additional 15 credits of upper-division Social Science electives to be selected  with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean. 

Courses taken in the following areas qualify as Social Sciences electives: Africana Stud­ies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education (ED courses), Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, Social Justice, Latino Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, Organizational Leadership majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete the following additional 15 credits:

BA-151Principles of Management3
BA-282Leadership3
CS-271Decision Support Systems3
PS-430Industrial-Organizational Psychology3
SO-360Intercultural Relations3

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Digital Marketing

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, Digital Marketing majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete the following additional 15 credits:

BA-155Principles of Marketing3
IS-251Web Page Development3
AR-214Art Advertising and Design3
AR-220Introduction to Computer Art3
AR-232Art and Desktop Publishing3

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Cyber Security

In addition to fulfilling the core and BPS curriculum requirements, Cyber Security majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete the following additional 15 credits:

CS-190Secure Software Development3
CS-495Cryptology3
CS-231Software Engineering3
IS-380Database and Data Administration3
IS-381Cyber Security Planning and Risk Management3