Bachelor of Professional Studies

Currently Accepting Applications!

Apply by 01/04/21 | Start Class 01/19/21

Program Overview

Would a bachelor’s degree change your career path? Are you a working adult, military veteran, or active-duty service member with career goals that include a college degree? 

Offered by the College of Liberal Arts at USI, the 100% online Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) offers a flexible, affordable path to a college degree. We will personalize a program that integrates your previously earned college credits, technical educations, military service, and professional training. 

The Individual Studies is the most flexible pathway, focused on meeting graduation requirements and career goals. The Applied Studies pathway has a common core of 21 credit  hours and five concentration areas. 

Gain a degree that matters, no matter your age. 

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“Through the BPS program, I was able to put 23 years of government training to use. The BPS was very flexible..."

- Stephanie Draper-Moore, BPS Graduate

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Program Delivery & Technology Requirements

Courses within the BPS Program are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required. 

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

USI Bachelor of Professional Studies Program Objectives

  • Expand knowledge by optimizing the combined benefits of 21st century learning and career experience.
  • Unleash individual potential to add value to his/her career setting, community and personal development.

USI Bachelor of Professional Studies Student Outcomes

  • Integrate the formal and traditional acquisition of knowledge with the skills, insight and practical knowledge acquired through career and life experience.
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, collaboration and effective communication.
  • Be equipped to contribute to one’s professional and civic communities through leadership, scholarship and service.
  • Complete USI’s Core 39 as a pathway to lifelong learning.

Program Calendar 

Course Start

Application Deadline Registration Deadline
01/19/21 01/08/21 01/15/21
03/15/21  02/26/21  03/05/21
05/10/21 04/23/21 04/30/21
06/28/21 06/11/21 06/18/21

Student Testimonials 


"Earning my BPS degree has allowed me to grow and be a positive role model for my children." - Tammy Johnson, Senior Administrative Assistant, USI


"This, to me, was the only way for me to get my bachelor's degree and work at the same time." - Bret Lillich, MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.

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Dr. Wes Durham
Program Director

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