Technical and Professional Studies, BS

This program allows students to incorporate technical training from another institution (e.g. a certificate program) into a degree in professional studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program:

  1. Professional graduates think critically and synthesize knowledge across disciplines.
  2. Professional graduates effectively communicate ideas and collaborate with others in multidisciplinary settings.
  3. Professional graduates demonstrate contextual thinking, drawing from multiple perspectives within the fabric of time, culture, and personal experience, giving special attention to the Christian story.
  4. Professional graduates discover creative insights to real world problems by applying theory to practice in various settings.
  5. Professional graduates articulate a sense of vocation through a unique integration of disciplines that embodies their own personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and skills.


Requirements for the BS in Technical and Professional Studies

General Education Core 40 hours

Professional Studies Core 20 hours

BUS 3003Business Communication

3

IDS 2103Introduction to the Arts & Sciences

3

IDS 3001Interdisciplinary Studies and Vocation

1

IDS 4601Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

1

IDS 4813Senior Project in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

IDS 4893Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

AND

Choose 6 hours from

COM 3533Intercultural Communication

3

ENG 4873English Internship

3

HIS 3423Globalization in the Developing World

3

HON 3113The American Experience: Advanced Studies

3

HON 3213Global Citizenship: Advanced Studies

3

INS 3113Studies in European Civilization

3

INS 4413Aesthetics

3

LDR 3653Strategic Leadership Theory and Practice

3

MED 3003Media and Society

3

MED 4893Media Internship

3

MIN 3623The Church and Society

3

MIN 3873Ministry Internship

3

PHI 4413Aesthetics

3

POS 3013The U.S. in the Modern World

3

PSY 3093History and Systems of Psychology

3

SEN 2013Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

3

SEN 3003Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship

3

THE 4893Theatre Internship

3

Professional Studies Major 48 hours

First Area of Concentration: at least 24 hours. Must include at least 8 Upper-Division hours and be selected from the following concentration options:

  • Business
  • General Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Strategic Leadership

Second Area of Concentration: at least 24 hours. This concentration must be selected from recognized certification programs of recognized technical training institutions. See the dean of the school for a list of available options.

Electives 12 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120