Earn your UAH degree on your terms!

We understand the importance of education in today’s world, but we also realize life can sometimes get in the way. Our Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies (BPS) is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and adult students; balancing academic rigor with flexibility and value. You can attend part time, online, and in the evenings at a pace that supports all of your life commitments.


  • We are focused on your specific goals
  • Program is structured to fit your busy schedule
  • Personal support and encouragement
  • UAH has a strong academic reputation
  • Transfer up to 75% of previous credits

The BPS is designed for adult learners who have prior college and/or work experience, but have yet to obtain a four-year degree. The program offers students a well-rounded education through an interdisciplinary curriculum with established concentration areas that provide an alternative pathway for adults to complete a bachelor’s degree.


  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on previous college coursework from a regionally accredited institution
  • Introductory meeting with BPS staff/advisor

The UAH College of Professional and Continuing Studies provides adult learners with the opportunity to expand their knowledge base across an array of academic disciplines to meet professional and personal goals. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, make informed decisions, and use analytical and critical thinking.

Online Degree Options Now Available!

Transcending the boundaries of a traditional program, our interdisciplinary concentrations prepare students to meet the demands of a rapidly growing society and diverse labor market. Graduates of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies are prepared to assume positions in businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. To gain this knowledge, you will choose from one of our three concentrations that speaks most to you and your future goals as you pursue your Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies.

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Available Concentrations Include:

Organizational Studies Available Online

Organizational StudiesPrepare for careers that involve finding solutions to human problems in organizations and communities. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on management and information systems) and humanities/social sciences (emphasis on communications, philosophy, political science, psychology, education, and/or sociology). The depth curriculum will include organizational theory and behavior, professional ethics, management, information systems, individual and group dynamics, and communication skills. Students will acquire an understanding of human behavior in groups, organizations, and larger systems.

Leadership Strategies and Dynamics Available Online

Leadership Strategies and DynamicsDevelop an understanding of foundational leadership theory in your chosen context. Focus on the nature of leadership in a variety of settings and prepare for leadership responsibility in the community and in your selected profession. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on leadership and management) and social sciences/humanities (emphasis on communications, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and/or sociology). Courses will provide an educational experience in theories of motivation, leadership styles, organizational and group behavior, professional ethics, communication, theories of cultural difference and multicultural communication, human resources, and/or budgeting.

Technology, Science and Society

Technology, Science and SocietyIntegrate the study of science, engineering and/or technology with its social and cultural impact on humanity. Coursework will focus on developing a broad understanding of the technical, historical and social dimensions of science and technology. Curriculum options include engineering, the natural sciences, computer science, information sciences, business, the social sciences, and/or humanities. The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the significance, challenges and effects that science and technology present to society. Courses will allow students to incorporate technical scientific knowledge with analytical thinking from a social perspective.

Engineering Technology

Engineering TechnologyFocus on the application and implementation of engineering techniques; analysis and critical thinking; and effective communication skills.

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Student outcomes include the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Engineering Technology graduates typically occupy careers in industry that tend to be more on the applied side of engineering, such as:

  • Distribution and Sales
  • Service and Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Product Design
Contact us today to discuss your academic pathway!
256.824.6673 or PCSDeansOffice@uah.edu