B.A./B.S. Professional Studies degree Completion Program

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Adult Bachelor’s Degree Program Curriculum

On-Campus, Hybrid and Online Professional Studies degree Formats

The Professional Studies degree for non-traditional and adult students can be completed in various ways.  The curriculum of the B.A. / B.S. in Professional Studies offers a variety of delivery formats including on-ground, online, and hybrid-style classes. Students can take classes in the 15-week on-ground format, 8-week online format, or a combination of online and on-ground, or in the 6-week hybrid cohort format (known as the Organizational Leadership & Communication program).

Provided are sample curriculum schedules based on a student starting with 60 credits taking classes in the various formats enrolled as part-time status.  Each student will have a unique scenario at the time of admissions. Marist will help tailor a course schedule that best meets the needs of individual students to earn a bachelor's degree.

Professional Studies On-campus, Online and Hybrid Bachelor’s Degree Formats


    • Attend on-ground in our state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs.  On-ground students choose two to three concentrations, including Communication, Psychology, and Information Technology & Systems.  
    • Each academic year is made up of two 15-week semesters with summer and winter interim classes available. All on-campus classes are offered at Marist’s main campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Sample Class schedule

100% Online

    • Attend online courses through one of the nation’s most connected campuses.  Online students select two to three concentrations from among several options, including Leadership, Communication, Psychology, or Professional Studies.   
    • Online classes are accessible nationwide and are taught in an 8-week format.
    • Sample Class schedule


    • The Organizational Leadership and Communication (OLC) cohort is a unique program that consists of hybrid courses containing both online and on-ground components hosted at our Fishkill Executive Center.
    • Each semester will consist of four 6-week classes totaling 12 credits per semester
    • Sample class schedule

Non-traditional students who choose to enroll in the Finish@Marist Professional Studies program have the option to choose 2-3 fields of study to have as degree concentrations. Our comprehensive program allows students the option of learning 100% online, on campus or through a hybrid of both, allowing for complete flexibility while earning your Bachelor’s degree.

Your Academic Advisor will work with you to choose a degree style the meets your needs and goals.

Non-Traditional Bachelor’s Degree Online and On-Campus Fields of Study

When you Finish@Marist with the Professional Studies degree, you choose 2-3 fields of study to focus for concentrations.  Online and on-campus options include:

Online Only   Online and On Campus
 Data Center Technologies  American Studies
 Enterprise Systems  Communication and the Arts
   Information Technology & Systems
   Information Systems
   Professional Studies 
   Project Management

In addition to our Finish@Marist Professional Studies program and concentrations, you can also attend Marist as an adult undergraduate student. Students who choose this option may select a specific major from the list below. These majors are offered in a traditional classroom setting on our beautiful Poughkeepsie campus. Marist's on-campus majors for adult undergraduate students include:

Accounting Applied Mathematics
Art History Athletic Training
Biochemistry Biology*
Biomedical Sciences Business Administration
Chemistry* Communication
Computer Science Criminal Justice 
Digital Media English*
Environmental Science Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising French*
History* Mathematics*
Medical Technology Philosophy
Political Science Psychology/Dual Certification—Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Social Work Spanish*
Studio Art Honors Program: Available in all majors
* Teacher Education programs available in these areas  


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