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Associate of Applied Science
Professional Studies
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The associate degree in professional studies is a flexible degree that allows a student to tailor his or her education to meet professional and/or educational goals. Students may design a unique course of study by selecting certificates that will help qualify them for a variety of career options. This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Students become disciple leaders.
  • Students become lifelong learners.
  • Students become creative and critical thinkers.
  • Students become effective communicators.
  • Students become skilled professionals.
  • Students become engaged citizens.
Associate of Applied Science of Professional Studies
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
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Certificate
14-15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
After an associate degree students may continue and earn a bachelor's degree in professional studies. This will require students to earn a third (advanced) certificate, as well as additional degree requirements.
To complete an associate degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
18 Credits
Electives
Approximately 9 Credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Due to the customizable nature of this degree, employment opportunities will be dependent upon the work experience of the student and the unique combination of skills that are developed through the certificates that are completed.

Customize your degree

BYU-Pathway degree programs (offered in partnership with and granted from BYU-Idaho) are made up of a series of certificates, general and religious education courses, and electives.

Use the following tool to view options for building a degree.
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  • Applied Business Management
  • Applied Health
  • Applied Technology
  • Family History Research
  • Marriage & Family Studies
  • Professional Studies
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Bachelor's of Professional Studies

Students who complete an associate degree in family history research may continue on and earn a bachelor's degree in Professional Studies.