Academic advising is a dynamic relationship between advisor and student to support the student’s educational and career success throughout all stages of your university experience. An advisor will meet with you to understand your personal and professional goals and concerns. During your initial session, a personalized pre-enrollment degree plan will be prepared to guide you on your pathway to a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies* (BPS). The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers a variety of support services to assist adult learners in returning to a university setting and achieving success, including tutoring, personal counseling and career services. Pre-Enrollment Degree Plan After receiving your transcripts (official or unofficial), your advisor will informally evaluate them to create a detailed roadmap for your academic studies. The BPS degree allows you to transfer up to 75% of course credits. Your advisor will identify the approximate number of credits already completed (transfer, credit by exam, military, etc.) and determine the number of credits remaining to earn your degree at UAH. By setting up a personalized unofficial degree plan, you will better be able to see what pathway will lead to your successful degree completion. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum 2.0 GPA on previous college coursework from a regionally accredited institution Introductory meeting with BPS staff/advisor Program of Study GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • 41-42 hours Area I Communication Skills Area II Fine Arts Literature, and/or Humanities Area III Mathematics** Natural Sciences Area IV History and/or Social Sciences CONCENTRATION • 30-33 hours Requires an approved Concentration & Plan of Study AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Organizational Studies Leadership and Society Technology, Science and Society PROFESSIONAL STUDIES CORE • 15-18 hours PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives & Critical Thinking PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research and Applications PRO 498 Inquiry and Learning PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project ELECTIVES • 27-34 hours TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 Hours **Bachelor of Science requires MA 120 or higher. Contact us today to discuss your academic pathway!256.824.6013 or PCSDeansOffice@uah.edu *Degree is pending SACSCOC approval.