Professional Studies Degree

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The Professional Studies Degree serves as a career advancement step for professionals looking to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Building on the University’s core curriculum and the required Professional Studies major core, students will have the opportunity to pursue individual interests through a constellation of electives and a choice of three designated tracks. This degree serves to support student’s interest in assuming leadership roles within their organizations.

Who is this degree designed for?

  • Current University undergraduate students who are seeking an interdisciplinary education
  • Transfer students who wish to pursue degree completion
  • Community college graduates who are interested in furthering their careers by expanding their knowledge in the interdisciplinary areas of communication, technology and management
  • Professionals holding an Associate’s degree and seeking career advancement

Program Benefits

  • Three track options that are relevant to the jobs for the next decade
  • Flexibility in scheduling, set your own pace
  • Transfer credits and possible credit for Work/Life Experience
  • An interdisciplinary degree taught by outstanding faculty from Sacred Heart University
  • Develop strengths in disciplines that provide professional advantages in communications, information technology and leadership

The Professional Studies degree will prepare graduates to:

  • Be adaptable and capable of both communicating and learning across a number of disciplines
  • Have a strong orientation towards problem solving and quantitative methods
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues, health and social policies, and trends as they influence their environments
  • Demonstrate knowledge in technology
  • Uphold the ethical standards, values and attitudes appropriate to professionals
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the multicultural and multi-contextual diversity of the workforce and demonstrate cultural competence in interactions with colleagues and clients in the work place
  • Develop and demonstrate leadership skills in visioning, strategic planning, and managing change
  • Develop and demonstrate managerial skills in budgeting and finance, management of personnel, safety, information systems, and technology in the workplace
  • Find the most current and best available research and apply evidence-based practices