Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies Major

The bachelor of arts in professional studies program is offered at the Orland Park campus and is structured in an accelerated format. This program is intended for students who have earned an associate of arts (A.A.) degree or associate of science (A.S.) degree or the equivalent of an associate degree. It is intended for students whose life experience and prior learning allows them to be successful in an accelerated program and to complete self-directed, instructor-assisted research.

The bachelor of arts in professional studies program meets in eight-week class sessions, evenings and weekends. The program employs both face-to-face and technology-enhanced instruction.  After enrollment, students are carefully advised to determine all requirements for degree completion.

Program Requirements (120 Credit Hours)

  1. Adult general education core requirements (48)
  2. Professional Studies core requirements (12)
    • FOSEM 301: Ideas, Methods and Resources (3)
    • FOSEM 348: Applied Research Project I (3)
    • FOSEM 349: Applied Research Project II (3)
    • FOSEM 350: Senior Seminar (3)
  3. Area of Concentration:
    • Organizational Behavior (21)
      • MGMT 370: Organizational Behavior (3)
      • COMM 209: Small Group Communications (3)
      • MGMT 380: Business Ethics and Society (3)
      • MGMT 300: Principles of Management
      • MGMT 360: Human Resource Management (3)
      • MGMT 330: Diversity in the Organization (3)
      • COMM 335: Organizational Communication (3)
    • Public Administration (21)
      • POLSC 101: Introduction to US Government (3)
      • POLSC 208: Introduction to Public Administration (3)
      • COMM 235: Organizational Communication I (3)
      • POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis (3)
      • ECON 200: Principles of Macro Economics (3)
      • MGMT 300: Principles of Management (3)
      • MGMT 360: Human Resource Management (3)
  4. Electives to complete 120 credit hours.**

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