USI's Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) provides adult students with a convenient, affordable path to a college degree.
Do you have . . . ?
Some college but no degree?
Military experience, past or present?
Employment in business or manufacturing?
Designed for working adults, military veterans, active-duty service members and other nontraditional students, the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program empowers you to build on prior knowledge you've gained both inside and outside of the classroom.
We'll work with you to devise a personalized bachelor's degree program that integrates your:
Choose from one of six options:
Applied Studies majors have a common core of 21 credit hours (7 online courses) with additional requirements in five concentration areas, including:
The length of your program will depend upon your prior college experience, your professional or technical training and whether you want to enroll full- or part-time. The program also offers opportunities to complete coursework online.
You'll graduate with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, gain new skills that can advance your career, create new job opportunities and increase your earning power.
"The BPS program was the only program available where I didn’t have to start all over again."
West Tenbarge, Staff Sergeant, National Guard
"I quickly learned that the BPS would take into account my professional experience and prior college credits."
Debra Becht, director of retail operations at Banterra Bank
“The course curriculum improved my communication skills and gave me the tools and confidence to lead.”
Douglas Hazel, Graham Packaging