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Professional Studies Major, B.S. (Information Technology Concentration)

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Department Information

School of Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach

P.O. Box 70659
Phone: (423) 439-4223
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/degrees/bsps.php

The online Bachelor of Science with a major in Professional Studies is especially designed to meet the needs of those with limited access to higher education: typically, adult students whose work, place of residence, family obligations, or other confinements have made attendance difficult in traditional on-campus courses. This program is most suitable for adults who have completed an Associate degree, or, at minimum, some college credit. Students must complete a concentration in either Information Technology or Organizational Leadership. The Information Technology concentration provides students with knowledge of the management information systems field and prepares them to work in most information systems departments in business, industry, or government. The Organizational Leadership concentration provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop management and communication skills applicable to work in management areas. Students may obtain the degree entirely through online courses or through a combination of traditional classroom and online courses.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students apply to ETSU and must meet ETSU general admission requirements.
  2. Upon acceptance to ETSU, students complete an admissions interview with a Professional Studies advisor. The interview may be completed over the telephone or through some other electronic means. The purpose of the interview is to determine whether the Professional Studies major is the best program for the student, or the student would be better served by another degree program.
  3. Students must complete the Cross-Disciplinary Studies application.
  4. The Professional Studies advisor recommends admission or denial to the department chair, Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies.
  5. The department chair accepts or denies the admission recommendation.
  6. Transfer credit is accepted only from accredited institutions.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 42 credits
     Professional Core    (21 credits)
     Concentration    (21 credits)
Free Electives 37 credits
TOTAL 120 credits


General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Professional Studies Major: 42 credits

Professional Core Requirement: 21 credits

Choose one (1) course from areas one through five. Choose two (2) courses from area six.

Area Two: Organizational Systems

Choose one (1) of the following:

Area Three: Teamwork and Organizational Relationships

Choose one (1) of the following:

Area Four: Statistical Methods

Choose one (1) of the following:

Information Technology Concentration: 21 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 37 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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