B.A. / B.S. in Professional Studies

The Professional Studies degree is global in focus and skill based in content.  Students have the choice of completing fully online, in the classroom, or through a combination thereof.  Quality, flexibility, and portability are key.

Providing students with the flexibility to tailor their educational experiences to meet both personal and professional objectives, students can select their concentrations from two or more areas of study.  Additionally, the professional studies core requirements allow for maximum transferability and is comprised of 6 courses.

Core Courses

  • INTD 105: Perspectives on Education
  • PHIL 103: World Views & Values
  • INTD 109: Perspectives on the Humanities
  • INTD 212: Perspectives on Social Institutions
  • INTD 213: Perspectives on Science & History
  • INTD 477: Capping

Features of the B.A. / B.S. in Professional Studies

  • Structure and flexibility that challenge students to define their educational goals
  • Maximum credit transferability
  • Accessibility: Online / On-ground (Poughkeepsie and Fishkill)
  • Incorporating knowledge from a variety of disciplines
  • Preparation for graduate school
  • Access to the Prior Learning Program
  • Focus on individual learning styles to accomplish degree objectives (personal, academic, professional, social, civic, etc.)

Degree Goals

  • Give Students knowledge and understanding to be lifelong learners
  • Prepare students to meet the complexity of contemporary work and community environments by requiring the completion of concentrations in at least two disciplines
  • Develop skills to allow students to communicate effectively, think critically, analyze creatively, and view issues from different perspectives