Bachelor of Professional Studies - BPS
The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology promotes understanding of the nature of and fundamentals of administrative leadership in the technological fields. Students will reflect upon national and international technological development and communication and the significant social and cultural issues raised in those contexts; and learn skills in information systems, statistical methods, formal and interpersonal communication, including team and organizational relations.
The Bachelor of Professional Studies 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, upper division major requirements and electives, as well as an applied technology 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 degree program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among Tennessee institutions. The model provides a platform for the 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 in 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 are also from other institutions which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
This concentration is designed for individuals working in the field who desire to move into a management position. The program develops proficiencies in software, operating systems and information network management. It qualifies graduates to work in most information systems departments in business, industry or government.