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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Professional Studies

On-Campus Degree Overview

On-Campus Degree Available

The mission of the B.S. in Professional Studies is to prepare Christian leaders for the workplace. This major is distinct from a business degree, for example, in that the purpose is not necessarily to develop business specialists or managers, but individuals who can function effectively and efficiently in the workplace regardless of their position.

In the B.S. in Professional Studies degree program, you will build upon the core competencies introduced in the general education curriculum and focus on the skills, knowledge, and wisdom that are critical to success in the workplace: written and oral communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, biblical worldview, service, leadership, and stewardship. You will study business communication, leadership, organizational behavior, teams, management principles and ethics—all designed to equip you to demonstrate Christian leadership through vocation upon graduation.  Regardless of your chosen career field, you will be prepared to glorify Christ through vocational excellence.

The B.S. in Professional Studies requires 24 credit hours of core curriculum plus 21 credit hours in a concentration with 12 of these credit hours being courses at the 300-400 level. This degree program offers you the flexibility to choose a concentration that interests you or complements your career goals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Business
  • Ministry
  • Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
Concentrations: Biblical and Theological Studies | Business | Christian Ministry | Communication Studies | Criminal Justice | English | Government | History | Information Systems Technology | Leadership Studies | Psychology | Teacher Education (IDS)*
Curriculum: View course requirements.
Length: 120 credit hours (includes 49 general education, 24 Professional Studies, 21 concentration)
Format: This degree is offered entirely online or on campus.
Results: Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty
Contact: Dr. Joseph Bucci, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Business, Leadership and Management: phone: 757-352-4553; email:

* A B.S. in Professional Studies with a concentration in Teacher Education does not qualify a student for state educational licensure. For state licensure track, see the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

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