School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Professional Studies (BPS)

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Application Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The selection process is completed within one week of Graduate Admissions receipt of all required documentation.

Classes start on Tuesday, September 6th.

Bachelor of Professional Studies

The BPS was developed to afford interested adults several general studies options: Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These options enable adult students with diverse interests and prior college credits to develop a degree program that matches their career goals and, if appropriate, their employer’s needs. These programs are particularly ef­fective for students with many credits from other colleges or for students who believe they may use assessment and testing to earn credit. Students may use credit from many departments to meet major requirements. Students develop these programs with an advisor from the dean’s office.

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Humanities

Saint Peter’s offers a Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities, a general studies program for adults enrolled in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the main campus or at the Englewood Cliffs Campus. The University also has an As­sociate degree program in the Humanities. Students interested in these programs are assigned an advisor by the dean.

In addition to fulfilling the core curriculum requirements, Humanities majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete 30 credits of upper-division Humanities electives. Courses in the following areas qualify as Humanities electives: Literature, English, Fine Arts, Communications, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Theology.

Special Note on Humanities Requirements

The upper-division Humanities electives are to be selected with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean.

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in General Studies

In instances where students wish to meet some special cultural or vocational objective, they may develop a major in General Studies which is designed in consulta­tion with the dean and mentored by an advisor appointed by the dean.

An general studies major should consist of 30 credits of upper level courses to be selected with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean.

Requirements for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Social Sciences

Saint Peter’s University offers a BPS degree in the Social Sciences, a general studies program for adults enrolled in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the main campus or at the Englewood Cliffs Campus. The University also has an Associate degree program in the Social Sciences. Students interested in these programs are assigned an advisor by the dean.

In addition to fulfilling the core curriculum requirements, Social Science majors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must complete 30 credits of upper-division Social Science electives.

Courses taken in the following areas qualify as Social Sciences electives: Africana Stud­ies, Economics, Education (ED courses) Political Science, Sociology , Urban Studies, Social Justice, Latino Studies and Women’s Studies.

Special Note on Social Science Requirements

The upper-division Social Sciences electives are to be selected with the approval of an advisor assigned by the dean.