BA/BS Professional Studies Online Areas of Study
B.A. / B.S. in Professional Studies Core and Elective Course Requirements
The Marist College Professional Studies Adult Bachelor’s degree program is geared towards non-traditional, military, continuing education or adult students looking to earn or finish their B.A. or B.S. degree at an accredited College.
A degree in Professional Studies will enhance your current skills to move you towards career advancement. Targeted at the mid-level career professional, the professional studies degree is career focused with flexible scheduling, asynchronous online courses, and is transfer credit friendly. With 5 different online start dates a year, there's always a time to finish at Marist.
The curriculum is comprised of 3 parts: the major, the core, and the elective courses. Through the Professional Studies Adult Bachelor’s degree students are able to focus on two to three customizable areas of study totaling 45 credits. The Professional Studies core is 18 -24 credits the remaining elective credits can be comprised of transfer credits, credit for prior learning, or Marist College courses.
Professional Studies Online Concentrations include:
- Management Studies
- Organizational Leadership
- Organizational Communication
- IT Management
- Behavioral Studies
Additional Online Areas of Study:
- American Studies
- Communication and the Arts
- Data Center Technologies
- Enterprise Systems
- Information Technology and Systems
- Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC)
- Professional Studies
- Project Management
Professional Studies Core Requirements:
The Professional Studies degree program core requirements allow for maximum transferability and are comprised of the following courses:
- ENG 120: Writing for College (Prerequisite)
- INTD 105: Perspectives on Education
- PHIL 103: World Views & Values
- INTD 209: Perspectives on the Humanities
- INTD 212: Perspectives on Social Institutions
- INTD 213: Perspectives on Science & History
- INTD 477: Capping
Professional Studies Degree Electives
Marist offers and accepts a large number of electives allowing students to maximize their learning potential and explore a large realm of topics. Students, with academic advisement, can use Prior Learning Assessment/Life Work Experience as an additional opportunity to earn college credits towards their undergraduate degree.
To cater to the unique needs of these individuals Marist’s Professional Studies degree allows students to enroll in online, on-campus, or hybrid formats.