Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies at Open College at Purdue Global is an interdisciplinary degree program geared toward students with prior college-level learning.

A professional studies student and a staircase

The program is designed to develop customized degree pathways known as Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs). The ILP is a roadmap that includes: a career goal statement that enables the student and their faculty advisor to identify potential course assessments and learning options to fulfill the degree requirements; a review of previously earned college credit; an analysis of previous experience that can be evaluated for college credit; potential course assessments to earn credit by examination; and learning required to meet the degree program.

The open degree program provides you with the flexibility of learning through resources that come from within and outside Purdue Global, both prior to and during the course of the degree. You may receive transfer credit from an accredited institution, portfolio credit, open course credit, credit by exam, or credit for military training or other experiential learning.*

The degree program is focused on professional knowledge and skills, project management, problem solving, and strategic planning and culminates in a capstone class with a portfolio project.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to allow creation of a program that meets professional and personal interests.
  • Offers flexibility in choosing elective courses alongside required general education coursework.
  • Applies to a wide variety of possible career outcomes based on your interests.
  • Offers flexibility through an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).
  • Customized degree plan allows for previously earned credit to be applied in a more flexible fashion.

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is an excellent choice if you are a student with transfer credit, open course credit, or experiential learning credit; or a student who wants to design your own degree program with curriculum from Purdue Global and beyond.

Tuition and Fees Information

Learn about the tuition and fees associated with the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program at Purdue Global.

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*Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.