A Professional Studies degree Can Help You Launch a New Career

Marist’s Professional Studies Bachelor’s Degree Provides the Skills Needed to Enter a New Career

Launch a New Career with a Professional Studies Bachelor’s Degree from MaristA Marist College Professional Studies bachelor’s degree can help non-traditional adult students gain the skills and experience to launch a new career. Providing students with the necessary tools to succeed through a variety of foundation courses and concentration-specific courses, Marist aims to create a well-rounded graduate ready to chase their dream career. Offering students over 11 concentration choices, including Data Center Technologies, American Studies, and Communication and the Arts, Marist presents students with the unique opportunity to create their own major by choosing two concentrations. By including typical foundations such as Writing for College, an English language and writing class, and World Views & Values, a philosophy course, students are provided with a comprehensive course of study and a well-rounded skill set.

New Skills Lead to New Opportunities

A Bachelor’s degree is imperative to finding success within the professional world. A Marist Professional Studies bachelor’s degree is specifically designed to help you secure your dream career. As a student in the Professional Studies degree program, you will gain new skills in your chosen concentrations that you can then apply to your future career. For instance, students studying Information Technology and Systems can apply the concepts learned in class to positions such as technology analyst, IT manager, programmer, and developer. Aside from job-specific skills, students also learn invaluable lessons that can be applied to any job, including leadership and writing and communication skills.

As a graduate of the Professional Studies bachelor’s degree program, you are now prepared with the necessary knowledge to begin your career. Marist’s Career Services Office is available to assist students with finding internships, employment, and careers upon graduation. Marist's Career Services offer students many networking and career focused events such as in-person career fairs, job listings on FOXQUEST, a Marist student specific career portal, and assistance with the creation of resumes, cover letters and practice interviews. With the new skills learned through the Professional Studies well–rounded curriculum and Career Services' opportunities, Professional Studies students will be well positioned to start their new career upon graduation.

Flexible Class Schedules

Marist’s Professional Studies Bachelor’s degree presents students with the option to take classes in-person on our Poughkeepsie, NY campus, 100% online, or a hybrid of both. This flexibility allows adult and non-traditional students to pursue their bachelor’s degree while continuing to work a full-time job. Part-time students are expected to take 6-9 credits, or 2-3 classes, per semester. Depending on how many transfer credits a student starts Marist’s Professional Studies program with, a bachelor’s degree may be completed within 3 years. Students can apply transfer credits from various experiences, including prior community college courses, life work credits, and portfolio review. Marist works to make completing a bachelor’s degree as accessible as possible while still providing the highest quality education.

Contact us today to find out how a Professional Studies bachelor’s degree from Marist College can help you launch your new career.