Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Description and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPr) degree is an excellent choice if you are a student with prior learning from an assortment of accredited sources, such as transfer credit, portfolio credit, open course credit, credit by exam, or credit for military training or other experiential learning.  The BSPr is an interdisciplinary program that meets the needs of working professionals while addressing both academic rigor and flexibility.  

The BSPr is a CustomTrack program designed to offer you the opportunity to create a customized degree plan to meet your unique professional goals, both through your choice of either an independent or a term-based collegiate model for your program, and through your selection of electives with the guidance of your faculty advisor. (For more information on CustomTrack and its independent and term-based models, see Learning Paths in the Approach to Learning section of the Catalog.) 

Upon completion of this degree, you may find career options available in a variety of fields based on the individual design of your program.

If you have already completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you may be eligible for degree requirements to be waived and replaced with advanced start credit. Refer to Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees in the Prior Learning Assessment section for details.


Concentrations in leadership, supply chain logistics, and organizational/industrial psychology are available within the BSPr and are designed to prepare you with knowledge and skills to become a leader in your career field.

Program Length

The BSPr program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate mastery of fundamental concepts in a professional field of interest.
  2. Problem Solving: Evaluate information from multiple sources to provide solutions to problems in diverse professional contexts.
  3. Strategic Thinking: Develop long- and short-term plans for success in the workplace.
  4. Continuous Improvement: Apply data-driven approaches to making decisions and improving professional practice.
  5. Career Outcome: Chosen by faculty and student. Based on student’s area of study; student works with a Faculty Advisor to create a program-specific outcome matching the student's professional area of interest.

General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Please refer to the school-specific policies.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.