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Computing (BA in Professional Studies)

​The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a Major in Computing builds knowledge and skills in computing and technology-based systems for application in a range of organizational settings. In this program, students examine their prior and current work-based experience in light of theory and principles. This program intentionally helps students to integrate liberal arts learning, with an emphasis on agile and critical thinking, with a professional specialization.

This major advances students' foundational knowledge in a range of computing areas. Students may pursue concentrations in computer science, information systems, information technology, network technology, and security. With a range of elective courses offered in the major, students may specialize further in areas of particular interest to them. 

Graduates of this program will be particularly well positioned to make optimal decisions in the workplace and become promotable leaders. This major is designed for working adult students, 24 and older, who seek the following:
  • A professional major valued by employers, emphasizing learning that can be applied immediately.
  • Acceleration and affordability by being able to maximize transfer credit.
  • Acceleration and affordability by earning credit through assessment of evidence of their prior personal and professional experiential learning.
  • Learning in the company of other adults with diverse workplace experiences.
  • A degree that can advance their careers by enhancing their current professional portfolio with specialized computing skills. 
  • A structured path to degree completion.
  • Preparation for a master’s program.
Core Requirements 78 hours
Major Requirements 22 hours
Concentration Requirements varies by concentration
Open Electives  varies by concentration
Total hours required 192 hours​