Curriculum: Bachelor of Professional Studies

July 15, 2023
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August 21, 2023
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All coursework for the Bachelor of Professional Studies will be completed online. There are a total of 120 credit hours needed to complete this degree. What makes Professional Studies exciting is that each student will have their own path to graduation depending on how many transfer credits can be awarded and how their previous work experience factors in.

Co-Op Courses
For each of the co-op courses in the curriculum, students will work a minimum number of required hours and engage in a series of online course assignments designed to focus learning and skill development. These courses will be facilitated by a faculty member from the Experience-Based Learning & Career Education (ELCE) team.

120 minimum work hours per 3 credit hour course
240 minimum work hours per 6 credit hour course

Course Title / Description Credit
PD2180
Course: PD2180
Credit:
PD4030
Course: PD4030
Credit:
PD4050
Course: PD4050
Credit:
PD3030
Course: PD3030
Credit:
COMM2081
Business Communication
Course: COMM2081
Credit: 3
This course introduces foundational business communication principles and practices. Students will learn to analyze different communication situations; to plan and design oral and written communications; to communicate effectively using appropriate formats, styles, and technologies; and to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to achieve desired communication objectives.
3
ORGL2051
Organizational Behavior for Effective Leaders
Course: ORGL2051
Credit: 3
This course explores the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organization in order to learn how to effectively lead and manage complex organizations. Leaders must possess a good understanding of human behavior, power and authority, organizational design, managing organizational culture and change, teamwork and collaboration, organizational effectiveness measurements, and decision making, motivation, and leadership styles. In addition, students will learn how organizations can be structured more effectively and how events in their environments affect these organizations. The course will address five areas essential for leadership, organizational success, and personal achievement: Writing, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Organizing, and Application.
3
AIS3010
Team Building
Course: AIS3010
Credit: 3
Facilitation skills, group roles, team performance assessment, stages of team development, dysfunctional teams, autonomous work teams. Class will function in teams to accomplish a project and numerous exercises/activities.
3
AIS4075
Diversity in Professional Settings
Course: AIS4075
Credit: 3
Students will understand basic gender and diversity theories. The course will examine the effects of gender and diversity in the workplace and how to balance these issues.
3
COOP1060
Course: COOP1060
Credit:
COOP1061
Course: COOP1061
Credit:
COOP2060
Course: COOP2060
Credit:
COOP2061
Course: COOP2061
Credit:
COOP3060
Course: COOP3060
Credit:
COOP3061
Course: COOP3061
Credit:
COOP1050
Course: COOP1050
Credit:
COOP2050
Course: COOP2050
Credit:
COOP3050
Course: COOP3050
Credit:
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