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Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies will help you become a college graduate sooner than you thought possible!

The Professional Studies program is a degree completion program offered in-person or online. We have helped thousands of adults get back into the classroom to finish the degree they started years earlier.

With a flexible, self-designed bachelor program that focuses on leadership and enhancing skills, you can become a college graduate faster than you thought possible.

Overview

Our online Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies gives you the option of designing, with faculty advisement, your own individualized undergraduate degree based on your interests and professional goals.

You'll fulfill the general education requirement in traditional majors plus have the possibility of combining a further two minor areas of study from a range of fields.

Details and Objectives

Program details

  • Intakes: fall, spring, summer
  • Duration: dependent on credits earned through SFC's Experiential Learning Program
  • Delivery mode: online or on-campus or combination of both
  • Total credits required: 120

Program Objectives

  • To provide a coherent program of study that integrates academic coursework in several areas, lifelong learning, and professional experience within an interactive learning environment.
  • To provide a blend of academic structure and flexibility that enables students to define and meet their unique educational goals.
  • To maximize the transfer of credits for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions and through additional college-level experiences.
  • To enrich students with the skills, discipline, and the perspective of a liberal education.
  • To provide an excellent preparation for career enhancement and/or graduate education.

Program Structure

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits, consisting of 33 credits in General Education, First Year and Bodies of Knowledge, and 33 credits in Liberal Arts, and 54 credits in General Electives.

Experiential Learning Program

Through SFC's Experiential Learning Program, Professional Studies students can bundle work and life experiences to count as credits towards degree completion including:

  • Transfer Credits from another institution – up to 68 credits
  • Work & Life Experience (corporate or industry training, licenses or certificates, community and volunteer service)
  • Challenge Exams (CLEP, ACE, DSST, etc.)
  • Military Training
  • Credits for Foreign Language

About the Department

Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a degree completion program designed especially for adult and other nontraditional learners. The Professional Studies program provides students with the flexibility to tailor their educational experience to meet both personal and professional objectives. At the same time, the program provides sufficient academic structure to maintain the high standards of a St. Francis College bachelor’s degree.

Candidates for admission to the Professional Studies program are typically working adults who have previously undertaken significant coursework at other postsecondary institutions.

Professional Studies students have the option of designing, with faculty advisement, their own individualized undergraduate degree programs. Included in the Professional Studies program is a sequence that fulfills the general education requirement in traditional majors.
In the interest of achieving an additional dimension of educational depth the students in this Program may opt for a Minor from amongst the Minors offered by various departments and complete the requirements as per catalogue description. A maximum of two minor concentrations can be noted on student transcripts as a way of recognizing that they have, in addition to the required major program, also concentrated on one or more additional areas.

Since adults obtain knowledge in many different ways including traditional college classes, online courses, work experience, and community activities Professional Studies students have a variety of opportunities to earn credit for college-level learning undertaken elsewhere. In addition to transferring a significant number of credits from other institutions, students can also participate in the College’s Experiential Learning program, which assists students in earning credit through standardized college-level examinations, portfolio review, and professional training programs.

  • To provide a coherent program of study that integrates academic coursework in several areas, lifelong learning, and professional experience within an interactive learning environment.
  • To provide a blend of academic structure and flexibility that enables students to define and meet their unique educational goals.
  • To maximize the transfer of credits for courses taken at other postsecondary institutions and through additional college-level experiences.
  • To enrich students with the skills, discipline, and the perspective of a liberal education.
  • To provide an excellent preparation for career enhancement and/or graduate education.
Outcomes

Prepare for

an impactful career

Ready to come back to college? Our Experiential Learning Program helps you get there faster by counting your career experience towards your degree.

Hands on

Through practice in careful, critical reading, students will develop a sense of literary and cultural theories, enriching their understanding of the texts they are examining.

Bright Futures

SFC graduates have gone on to graduate and Ph.D. work at prestigious universities, including Columbia University.

Outcomes-driven

Students graduating from SFC have gone onto placements at some of the most prestigious hospitals around the country.
Professional Studies Faculty
Director of Professional Studies

Michelle Steven

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.3470 

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