Advising and Support Services

BPS - Advising and Support ServicesAcademic 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.