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Bachelor of Science
Professional Studies
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The bachelor’s degree in professional studies is a flexible offering that allows students to tailor their education to meet professional goals. Students may design a unique course of study to gain the skills required for a variety of career options. This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho.

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.
Bachelor of Science of Professional Studies
Program Requirements
Complete three 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
To complete a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
38-39 Credits
Electives
Approximately 30 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.
Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended general education courses. View the full list of general education courses .

Core

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ENG 150Writing and Reasoning Foundations3
ENG 301Advanced Writing and Research3
MATH 108xMath for the Real World3
GE 103Online University Success1

Natural Sciences

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
GESCI 203Environmental Stewardship3
NUTR 150Essentials of Human Nutrition3

Art & Humanities

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
HUM 110Introduction to the Humanities3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ECON 150Econ Principles & Problems Micro3
PSYCH 111General Psychology3

Religion (plus an additional 6 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
REL 200CThe Eternal Family2
REL 225CFoundations of the Restoration2
REL 250CJesus Christ Everlasting Gospel2
REL 275CTeachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon2

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 truly 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
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  • Applied Technology
  • Family History Research
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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.