Shape your education.
Do you have prior college-level learning? Take your accomplishments and apply them toward a career-expanding Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies at App State*. You can design your education in areas such as management, leadership, technology and communication that will leverage your current career experience with an App State degree. By maximizing your prior college credits, you will earn a degree with more flexibility and fewer constraints than a traditional college degree.
The program emphasizes a breadth of study designed to strengthen high-demand workforce skills in management, leadership, technology and communication. You’ll benefit from faculty members who understand a variety of professions and can give expert advice and guidance to advance your education and career.
*Full UNC System approval is expected for this program in spring 2023.
Maximize Credits and Prior Learning: Apply prior college learning to complete your degree faster.
Flexible Courses: Take control of your education by choosing a path that best matches your career goals.
Multiple Modalities: Learn in Hickory, Boone or online.
Level Up: Earn a promotion or develop skills for new types of positions in your field.
Courses and Credits
What courses will you take in this program? Your choice! Many of the available courses focus on leadership and enhancing workplace skills.
Learn about App State’s credit transfer process, and use our Transfer Equivalency Course Search tool to determine how your courses may transfer to App State.
General Education Program
With courses in history, natural and social sciences and humanities, App State’s General Education Program will reshape your outlook on learning and provide a foundational skill set that will prepare you for any career. Learn more
Careers and Mountaineers
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go! Our passionate and engaged alumni become leaders in their communities and chosen professions.
With our Professional Studies degree, you can take control of your education and determine the career paths you want to take.
Career information resource
App State’s Career Development Center provides services and resources to help you achieve professional success, including resume reviews, career coaching, and job and internship search assistance.
Are you ready to become a Mountaineer? Take the next step, apply for admission to App State and elevate your future success.
Questions? Contact us.
This degree requires two minors, although previous college credit may satisfy minor requirements.
App State is known for its special combination of people and place, set in one of the country’s most beautiful locations — the perfect setting in which to strengthen your academic focus, discover your passions, enhance your leadership skills and take the next step in your life’s journey. Explore the many reasons to attend App State.
Boone and Hickory campuses* and online
*The Hickory Campus location is pending accreditation from SACSCOC for this program. Accreditation is expected in summer 2023.
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Connect with App State Admissions to learn more about this program.