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  • Why Professional Studies?

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies can help students who

  • have completed an associate's degree but find it hard to apply the credits to a traditional bachelor's degree;
  • have career and professional goals not fully met by existing FSU degree programs;
  • wish to explore questions and problems from the perspective of more than one academic discipline;
  • have accumulated a significant number of credits from various institutions without earning a degree.

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM!!  FSU now offers the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (B.S.P.S.). The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that enables students to develop twenty-first century skills, such as critical thinking, communication, knowledge of global cultures, and related skills and knowledge that will prepare them for leadership roles and professional success in the global economy. At the same time, the program provides students the opportunity to develop an individualized program of specialized knowledge and skills consistent with their personal interests, professional goals, and previous experience. 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies will

  1. Present original written and spoken communications that display the organization, clarity, documentation, and persuasiveness that are essential for effective leadership in multiple professional settings.
  2. Construct reasonable and effective arguments using various forms of evidence drawn from multiple sources to address practical problems and issues that arise in multiple professional settings.
  3. Interpret, assess, and apply effectively statistical concepts and data in addressing practical problems and issues that arise in multiple professional settings.
  4. Deepen their appreciation of the diversity of cultures, belief systems, and values to enable them to interact effectively and work cooperatively with diverse peoples in multiple professional settings.
  5. Offer ethically defensible solutions to the problems and issues that emerge in multiple professional settings.
  6. Employ technical skills and synthesize advanced knowledge to solve problems in their respective areas of specialization and concentration.
  7. Evaluate information, data, and ideas from multiple sources to develop solutions in their respective areas of specialization and concentration.
Program Requirements

To earn a degree in Professional Studies, students must construct a program in consultation with the Coordinator of Professional Studies.  That program must include at least 120 credit hours, including

  1. The University College Core Curriculum (38 hours)
  2. Core Professional Studies Major Courses (21 hours)
  3. Professional Studies Concentration (42 hours)
  4. Professional Studies Restricted Electives (300-400-level courses; 15 hours)
  5. Electives (4 hours)

At least 24 credits in the program must be at the 300 or 400 level at FSU. Students must earn a C or better in all classes that serve major requirements including electives.

Click here for the FSU Undergraduate Catalog statement of requirements.

Transfer credits may be applied to these requirements as appropriate with the approval of the Coordinator.

Contact

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, contact

Dr. Gregory J. DeLone, Coordinator
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
Department of Government and History
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC  28301

Phone: 910-672-2427 or 910-672-1573
Fax: 910-672-1090
E-mail: gdelone@uncfsu.edu

 

 

 

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