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Professional Studies

Finish What you Started, Put Your Time Working Towards A College Degree

Complete your college degree on your terms.

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

You can also earning credits through standardized college-level examinations, portfolio review, as well as professional training programs.

With a degree, at any age, you can advance in your current career or explore a new one. It's never too late to get your college degree.St. Francis College has 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.

Schedule an advisement appointment now with the Office of Admissions at 718.489.5200 or the Director of Professional Studies at 718.489.5476.

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About the department


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.


Jaskiran Mathur

Jaskiran Mathur

Associate Professor of Sociology, Director Professional Studies
Sociology & Criminal Justice, Honors, Professional Studies

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