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Online Associate of Science in
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Complete Your Associate Degree in Professional Studies at Etown

The Associate in Professional Studies program stands out due to its flexibility, allowing you to tailor your education to align with your personal and professional aspirations, whether that be in business, accounting, healthcare administration, or human services. The curriculum is meticulously designed to provide a well-rounded foundation, focusing on the development of critical interpersonal skills, understanding of organizational structures, and the ability to address real-world industry challenges. Graduates emerge not only with a deep knowledge base but also with practical skills in communication, conflict resolution, and industry-specific practices, making them highly competent and versatile in diversified professional environments. This program is particularly beneficial for self-directed learners eager to carve out a unique career path in a rapidly evolving job market.

Program Outcomes:

  • Explore interpersonal skills that are key to effective communication in the workplace.
  • Understand organizational structure, including conflict resolution, for industries to function effectively.
  • Discuss real-world industry issues and solutions to improve work-specific practices.
  • Identify roles in diversified communities and industries.
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Maximize Your Career Potential

Students enrolled in the Professional Studies program have access to Elizabethtown College's Career Development Center which aids students by offering career exploration and job transitioning. The center also works with employers on recruiting efforts for jobs and internships, with multiple events held on campus each year. Online networking services including Etown Connect and Handshake are available to program participants. The Associate of Science in Professional Studies is designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the job market. With a solid foundation in general education courses and specialized coursework focused on professional skills and knowledge, graduates are well-equipped to pursue various career opportunities in industries seeking skilled professionals.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The A.S. in Professional Studies is priced at $525 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Associate in Professional Studies Degree Requirements

The Associate of Science in Professional Studies program requires students to complete a total of 64 credits, which are distributed across various categories. Courses are delivered through our flexible online format, enabling students to balance their education with other commitments. The program is structured around a 3-credit model, with each undergraduate course spanning 5 weeks for a total of 106 weeks.

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Application Requirements & Process

To enter either an associate or bachelor's program, you will need to:

  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  • Have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. You will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates your ability.
  • Have the time to devote to your coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.
  • Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but it is not required.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal.
    • Submit official transcripts (college or high school/GED if no college coursework), and a current resume.
    • Submit a double-spaced essay adhering to English usage standards, addressing your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program, your strategy for managing time demands, and your personal and professional goals.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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