Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies

Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelors of Arts in Professional Studies is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and a desire to succeed in academics. Students accepted into this program will be expected to meet the academic standards of the program to advance.

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies Prerequisites

Work Experience:

Students entering the BA in Professional Studies program are recommended to have a minimum total of 4 years of life experience. Life experience includes:

  • Prior work history, from entry-level to leadership experience
  • Some college credits
  • Military experience (active duty or veteran)
  • Volunteer experience


Per the University of Cincinnati’s transfer policy, the following types of transfer credit will be recognized:

  1. Previously earned college-level credits are accepted depending on the regional accreditation status of the college or university during the time of enrollment
  2. Test credits including Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. Advanced standing credits including credit-by-exam and competency-based
  4. Credits for prior learning upon completing the faculty-assessed Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
  5. Industry-Recognized Credentials through Ohio’s new ITAGs Initiative
  6. Military Credits and MTAGs
  7. Career technical credit and transfer assurance guides

International Applications

If you’re interested in this program and applying from outside of the United States, you will need to follow the process for international student applications. Check out UC Online’s step-by-step guide for international applicants.

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