Three ways to unlimited possibilities.
The academic offerings of the College of Professional studies can be organized into three major pathways: the “professional” path, the “integrated” path and the “classic” path. These three paths (all require 126 credit hours), and the options each offers, create an impressive number of choices to fit the post-traditional student’s lifestyle, work and family demands. All three offer access to the college’s competency-based advantages as well as other options for earning credit based on learning outside the classroom.
Created for the returning student who wants a broad-based degree that prepares the student for many job options upon graduation but who also needs to do “remote” learning, that is, online or a combination of online and traditional classroom learning. In the professional path, a student earns a Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in organizational leadership. This degree prepares the student for a broad group of jobs over several industries at entry level and middle management track levels.
Created for students who want to explore two major areas of study, this path leads to a B.A. or B.S. with a major in integrated studies. This path works well for a student who is looking at careers in which two areas of knowledge are an advantage. For instance, combining sustainability and biology or perhaps leadership plus computing. Students who have prior course work in two different majors may find the integrated path makes the best use of their prior college work. Course delivery is traditional classroom, evenings or online (although some day classes might be required depending on the areas of study selected).
This is the more traditional way of completing a degree and leads to a B.A., B.S. or B.B.A. in one of more than seven specific majors, including accounting, corporate management, HR, IT, psychology, social work and education. The classic path is for students who are focused on a single, specific major as the best choice for their futures. In this path, most of the instruction is in the classroom and while classes are primarily evenings and online, it can include a practicum or internship experience that may require time during business hours.