Bachelor of Professional Studies degree requires 120 hours:

  • A minimum of 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or higher; 6 credit hours must be taken at the 400 level. 
  • A minimum of 25% of the total requirements and 12 of the last 18 hours must be completed at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a 2-year or community college can be applied toward the BPS degree.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses taken at UAH and is the minimum requirement for graduation.
  • Students will work with the BPS Academic Success Specialist to learn how their transfer credits can apply toward this program of study.

Charger Foundations (General Education Requirements) 

Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

*Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.

Pre Professional Requirements 

MA 171CALCULUS A4
ENG 101INTRO COMPUTING ENGINEERS3
MSC 287BUSINESS STATISTICS I3

Professional Studies Interdisciplinary Core 

PRO 301THRY & PRAC ADULT LEARNING3
PRO 310ACADEMIC WRITING PROFESS STUDI3
PRO 320INDS PERSPECT & CRITICAL THNKG3
PRO 301 is required for students with less than 60 hours credit and/or those who have not been enrolled in higher education for an extended period. MUST enroll during the first semester. 

Engineering Technology

PRO 315ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION3
PRO 331ENGINEERING TECH FNDNS I3
PRO 332ENGINEERING TECH FNDNS II3
PRO 333COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN3
PRO 341ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS3
PRO 334PRINCIPLES OF STATICS3
PRO 335STRENGTH OF MATERIALS3
PRO 336PRINCIPLES OF DYNAMICS3
PRO 431FUNDAMENTALS OF MANUFACTURING3
PRO 433INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENT3

Elective Courses (Total of 29-32 hours)

Additional Elective courses 100+ level to reach 120 credit hours. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your concentration.

Overall Requirements

All Professional Studies degrees must have at least 120 credits.

At least 36 credits of the 120 must be at the 300+ level and 6 credits must be at the 400 level.

¹Based on Math placement, a prerequisite of MA 113 may be required.

²A two course sequence of General Physics (PH 101 and PH 102) is required.