Bachelor of Professional Studies - BPS
The Organizational Leadership concentration focuses on public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity. This option is designed as a degree-completion program. Credit hours earned through associate degree programs, other universities, military transfer credits, and/or credit awarded for certifications may be applied toward the 120-credit hours needed to earn the degree.
The degree consists of a common general education core, an upper division professional core, as well as an organizational leadership concentration combined with elective credits to meet the 120 credit hours for graduation. The bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies provides an opportunity for a seamless transition from the associate degree in order to help meet an individual student’s educational and career goals. Students work closely with their academic advisors in determining their curriculum requirements.
The program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among public institutions in Tennessee. The model provides a platform for these institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings.
As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across Tennessee. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes may be from other institutions across the state which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
The Organizational Leadership concentration provides background for a variety of positions in the fields of business and communications.