University of Southern Indiana

Majors and Concentrations

 Enterpriseleadership Publicservice Individualstudies

Bachelor of Professional Studies

Applied Studies Concentrations

Enterprising Leadership
(33 hours, including Core 39 embedded experiences)

Enterprising Leadership combines studies in communications, innovation, career-related research and problem-solving and a strong emphasis on personal and professional development. Required courses originate from several University departments and are offered in an adult-focused format.

Required courses in Enterprising Leadership*.

*Some requirements may be substituted with directed electives approved by the BPS Program Advisor.

Sample Plan of Study for Enterprising Leadership (Full-time enrollment)

Public Service
(33 hours, including Core 39 embedded experiences)

Public Service is a brand new approach to building capacity for leadership in public service agencies, including charitable organizations, law enforcement, and government entities. Required courses build communication skills, develop an understanding of political and social processes at work in the public sector, and increase leadership and advocacy skills.

List of required courses in the Public Service* concentration.

*Some requirements may be substituted with directed electives approved by the BPS Program Advisor.

Sample Plan of Study for Public Service (Full-time enrollment)


Individual Studies Concentration 

The Individual Studies major allows BPS students to develop a course of studies that meets unique educational and career goals. Students who choose this major work with the program advisor to create a list of USI courses that fulfills these goals and meets all remaining graduation requirements. This proposed plan of study is reviewed by the BPS program advisor for approval.



Sample Plan for Enterprising Leadership 

Fall 2018 (12-15 hours)

Core 39 requirements

Spring 2019 (12-15 hours)

Core 39 requirements

Summer 2019 (0-6 hours)

Core 39 requirements

Fall 2019 (12-15 hours)

Core 39 requirements and
Directed electives (12-15 hours)

Spring 2020 (12-15 hours)

Core 39 requirements and
Directed electives

Summer 2020

Core 39 requirement and directed elective (6 hours)

Fall 2020

MNGT 201 - Survey of Management (3)
BCOM 231 - Business Communication (3)
Directed elective (3 hours)
300-400 level elective (3 hours)

Spring 2021

MNGT 352-Entrepreneur Ideation/Innovation (3)
BCOM 331 or CMST 318 (3 hours)
PRFS 301 - Ethics of Global Engagement (3)
Directed elective (3)

Summer 2021

PRFS 490 - Professional Studies Internship (3)
Directed elective (3)

Fall 2021

MNGT 353 - Entrepreneur Feasibility Analysis (3)
PRFS 401 Teams, Diversity & Leadership (3)
Directed Elective (3 hours)
300-400 elective (3 hours)

Spring 2022

POLS 351 - Leadership in Bureaucratic Org (3)
MNGT 354 - Strategic Entrepreneurship (3)
300/400 Electives (6)

Summer 2022

PRFS 498 - Personal & Professional Development (3)
300-400 elective (3)

Sample Plan of Study for Public Service 

 Fall 2018

Core 39 requirements (12-15 hours)

Spring 2019

Core 39 requirements (12-15 hours)

Summer 2019

Core 39 requirements (0-6 hours)

Fall 2019

Core 39 requirements and directed electives (12-15 hours)

Spring 2020

Core 39 requirements and directed electives (12-15 hours)

Summer 2020

Core 39 requirements and directed electives (0-6 hours)

Fall 2020

BCOM 231 - Business Communication (3)
ENG 210 - Technical Writing (3)
POLS 104 - Intro to Public Administration (3)
Directed elective (3)

Spring 2021

PRFS 301 - Ethics of Global Engagement (3)
BCOM 331 - Corporate & Managerial Communication (3)
OR
CMST 318 - Conflict, Mediation & Negotiation (3)
Directed electives (6)

Summer 2021

PRFS 490 - Professional Studies Internship (3)
Directed elective (3)

Fall 2021

POLS 363 - Public Organizational Behavior (3)
PRFS 401 - Teams, Diversity & Leadership (3)
300/400 level electives (6)

Spring 2022

ENG 319 - Fundamentals of Grant Writing (3)
POLS 319 - Leadership of Bureaucratic Org (3)
300/400 level electives (6)

Summer 2022

PRFS 498 - Personal & Professional Development (3)
300/400 level elective (3)

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