College of Adult and Lifelong Learning

Professional Studies

Are you looking for a degree completion program that will allow you to build upon the technical foundation you have and gives you access to leading-edge curriculum? Do you want adult-friendly services and class scheduling, without sacrificing quality professors and courses? This degree completion program combines minors in high demand areas from the College of Business and Innovation with customized programming from the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning designed to develop professional effectiveness in the areas of information literacy, interpersonal communication and organizational culture. You can earn a minor in Electronic Commerce and Information Technology, or Entrepreneurship and Family and Small Business in the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies.

After You Graduate
With this program, you can successfully implement your own business ideas, develop and manage new products and innovations, or position yourself to take advantage of the demand for Web developers, consultants and content managers.

Entrance Requirements
You must have an earned Associate degree, or 60 semester-hours of credit and a cumulative 2.0 g.p.a. to be eligible to enter the Professional Studies program.

Required Curriculum
In addition to the required courses for the Professional Studies program, UT Core Competencies must be met in transfer or at UT prior to graduation. Thirty semester-hours of classes at the 3000-4000 level are required for graduation. All students must complete:

AL 3000 - Foundations of Professional Studies
BUAD 1020 - Microcomputer Applications (or CMPT 1100) or Proficiency
BUAD 2000 - Career Development (or AL 4940)
COMM 3880 - Professional Business Communication
AL 4000 - Professional Studies Capstone 


18 semester hours of Related Electives

3-5 semester hours of Free Electives AND one of the following minors: 

E-Commerce & Information Technology Minor
Entrepreneurship & Family/Small Business Minor
Professional Sales Minor

Last Updated: 3/23/15