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Professional Studies, BS

Professional Studies, BS

Bob Jones University's accredited Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a flexible online degree completion program to help you finish your degree to discover new possibilities in your ministry and career.

Credits
120
Next Start
Aug. 30
Cost Per Credit
$450
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Why Earn a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies Degree?

BJU’s Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is an online degree completion program for adult learners. Discover new possibilities for your ministry and career through coursework in several disciplines.

  • Use college credits you’ve already earned and apply them to a degree that will propel you to your next step.
  • Complete the program through convenient online courses, residence coursework, or a combination of both.

This program’s foundational courses focus on soft skills that today’s employers value—communication, ethics, leadership, and global awareness. You can tailor the major to your unique career and ministry goals.

Key Outcomes

Skills You'll Acquire:

As part of this program, you will develop a range of valuable skills employers seek.

  • Interpersonal Communication —  Sharpen your interpersonal communication skills, learning to interact with others in a Christlike manner.  
  • Global Awareness — Broaden your perspectives by connecting with classmates from diverse backgrounds worldwide, gaining invaluable cultural insights.     
  • Ethics — Develop a strong Christian ethical framework, guiding your thinking, words, and actions in both personal and professional settings.
  • Leadership — Master key leadership principles, equipping you to inspire and guide others in your home, ministry, and workplace.    
  • Specialty Knowledge — Gain a thorough understanding of your chosen concentrations, building the skills and knowledge that will help you excel in your field. The capstone course allows you to take your next step forward personally and/or professionally. 
Careers You Can Pursue:
  • Business
  • Educational Support
  • Ministry
  • Marketing
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Available Concentrations

Get the flexibility you need to complete your degree.

$450
Cost Per Credit

Why Scope?

Biblical Worldview
Central in every course
FLEXIBLE PATHS
Tailored for your goals and schedule
APPLIED TO LIFE
Learning experiences designed for real-life relevance
CAREER ADVANCEMENT
Job-ready skills for your success
AFFORDABLE AVENUES
Cost-effective programs to achieve your outcomes
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Concentrations

In addition to the required major courses, you will be able to select two 18-credit concentrations from the list below. If you have enough credits in a different subject area (such as music, physics, English, or others), you may use that as one or more of your concentrations.

  • Biblical/Ministry Studies
  • Business
  • Educational Studies (non-licensure)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Social Science
Select a concentration:
Business
Educational Studies
Exercise and Sport Science
Liberal Arts
Marketing
Sport Management
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Electives

Talk to a Pathway Partner to see if you may have credits that could apply toward electives.

  • Apologetics Elective (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
  • Communication Elective (3)
  • English Composition Elective (3)
  • General Education Electives (27)
  • Humanities / Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Science Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)

Admissions

Steps to Apply

1.   Review the admission requirements

Prerequisite: Our master’s degree programs require an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Note: International students or students with degrees from unaccredited institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

GPA: Our master’s degree programs require a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA:

  • 2.0 GPA for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling programs
  • 3.0 GPA for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs
  • 2.5 GPA for all other master’s degree programs
  • Note: If your GPA is at least 2.4, we would encourage you to apply as some exceptions are granted 

2.   Start your application

To begin your online application, you will need to create a Bob Jones University account.

3.   Gather your required materials

You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

Official Transcripts

If you are a new student, you must request an official transcript from the institution granting your undergraduate degree. Your transcript should be sent to the Office of Admission for graduate study approval before admission.

Office of Admission
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614

If you are a BJU graduate, your BJU transcript will be reviewed as part of the approval process before admission.

Reference Requests

You will need to submit the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation. References must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Reference 1: a church leader (pastor or pastoral staff, non-relative)
Reference 2: an academic recommendation from a school official if you have been enrolled within the past 12 months; if you have not been enrolled in the past 12 months, submit a general reference.

4.   Fill out your FAFSA 

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please complete your FAFSA information.

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FAQs

How many credits will I have left to complete my degree?

Great question! The number of credits remaining is based on your previous coursework. You can send unofficial transcripts to scope@bju.edu, and we will be happy to do a free tentative evaluation for you.

Will my credits transfer?

Good news! There's a good chance your credits will transfer. Please review our transfer policies to understand how your transfer work is evaluated.

How long will it take me to complete my degree?

It depends on how many credits you have left. Most adult learners take one course per session, which works out to six credits per semester, or eighteen credits per year.

I don’t have 45 college credits yet. Do you have an option for me?

Yes, we do. Contact scope@bju.edu for more information.

Results
EARN A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DEGREE FROM
BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

Unlock your next impossible through an accredited bachelor's degree through SCOPE.

What's the Value of Completing Your Degree?

Increased Access to Job Opportunities: Graduates with a bachelor's degree see 57% more job openings than non-graduates.

Increased Earning Potential: The average salary of a bachelor's degree holder is over $10k more than a non-graduate.

Increased Job Satisfaction: A bachelor's degree can provide a higher level of job satisfaction than a non-degree holder. 

Perceived Value by Employers: Those with a bachelor’s degree are perceived as having additional hard and soft skills that are appealing to an employer. 

Increased Economic Stability: Unemployment rates of those with a bachelor’s degree have been about half compared with non-degree holders.

Better Equipped for Transition: Your degree will afford you increased flexibility for career changes that you desire to make — even for an advanced degree. 

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Jeremy West
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