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Professional Studies BS

Professional Studies, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a flexible, self-designed program that gives adult students the option to design their own individualized undergraduate degree program based on their interests and professional goals under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Admitted students will earn transfer credits for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions and through additional college-level experiences.

The flexible Professional Studies program focuses on enhancing leadership skills, and it is offered in-person or online. Students fulfill the general education requirement in traditional majors, in addition to having an opportunity to combine a further two minor areas of study from a range of fields.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.


The Professional Studies program is designed to be an interactive learning environment that integrates academic coursework with professional experience. Students define and meet their own unique educational goals through a flexible and blended academic structure.

Students graduate with the skills, discipline, and perspectives of a liberal education, and they leave prepared to elevate their career potential or pursue a graduate degree.


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 post-secondary institution – up to 68 credits
  • Work and 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



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.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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