Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
Bachelor's in Professional Studies
Elizabethtown College's Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to help adult learners complete their degree. Students can customize their study toward personal and professional interests.
The Professional Studies program will develop foundational skills such as interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, research, and application competencies all sought by employers. Flexibility in coursework provides students with the necessary skills to critically think, expand views, innovate, and execute from a well-rounded foundation of knowledge.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills.
- Interpret information to problem-solve real-world issues.
- Analyze roles in diversified communities.
- Synthesize knowledge from different disciplines to make well-reasoned and ethical arguments, judgments, and conclusions.
Employment in occupations that require a bachelor’s degree is projected to increase by 10% from 2020 to 2030.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Professional Studies Degree Requirements
The bachelor's degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. This program is designed for degree completion so up to 95 transfer credits may be applied. Candidates must take at least 30 credits from Elizabethtown College and at least 9 credit hours must be taken towards the degree at the upper-division level (300/400).
- Foundations for Accelerated Learning
- Power of Language: English
- Values, Choice, & Justice
- Western Culture
- World Cultures and International Studies
- Social World
- Natural World (includes lab)
- Creative Expression
- SGPS Core Program Capstone
- Career Development for the Lifelong Learner
Students must complete 18 credits of coursework within two areas of emphasis:
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
Capstone Course/Internship Experience
Students must also complete 3 credit hours through either an internship or capstone project course listed below:
Professional Internship (3 Credits)
Students can work with the College's Career Development Center to identify an internship placement that will allow the student to explore potential employment opportunities following graduation.
Capstone Course (3 Credits)
Professional Studies Capstone is a culminating experience in the Bachelor of Professional Studies program that invites students to reflect upon the interdisciplinary connections that have emerged during their program of study and professional internship experience (if applicable).
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