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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Department Information

School of Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach
PO Box 70659
Phone: (423) 439-4223
Web Address: https://www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/degrees/undergradprograms.php

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS) meets the needs of students whose interests are situated between two or more disciplines and gives them the opportunity to explore multiple subjects, perspectives, and methodologies in a variety of academic and professional fields. Because the BSPS program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses, it is especially suited for students whose work-life situation requires more flexible scheduling. Most BSPS applicants have already earned an associate’s degree or prior college credit. Students pursue an interdisciplinary program of study that requires completion of a concentration in either Information Technology or Organizational Leadership. These concentrations equip students with knowledge of management information systems or with management and communications skills in preparation for work in business, industry, and government. Students enrolled in the BSPS program may not double-major at ETSU.

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 by telephone or electronic means. The purpose of the interview is to determine whether the Professional Studies major is the best option 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. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

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