University of Bridgeport Adult Degree Completion | IDEAL

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a career-focused, degree-completion program that refines student skills and abilities for application in a broad range of professions.   The accelerated program is designed to provide students with organizational leadership, technical and analytical skills, communication, and professional development skills valued by employers and required in today’s workplace for entry-level management positions.

The Professional Studies program is offered entirely online and is perfect for the busy adult learner with its flexible scheduling and supportive staff.

The Human Resource Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree will help the student cultivate a work environment that steers the organization toward its objective. The areas of employee relations, recruitment, staffing, benefits, outsourcing and safety will be explored to improve the work experience for all employees.

The Human Resource Administration concentration will prepare graduates to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruiting methods and the validity of various selection procedures
  • Design and execute a training project using the appropriate theories and facilitation skills
  • Design competitive pay structures and performance-based incentive systems
  • Explain employee and employer rights and obligations in a collective bargaining situation
  • Design human resource policies and practice that comply with labor and employment legislation and regulations

Online Learning

Online courses follow an accelerated 8-week format.  Courses are asynchronous; accessible anytime from anywhere.   All students are required to participate in an online orientation prior to the beginning of the program.   During the orientation, students learn to navigate the Canvas course learning system, to utilize strategies for becoming a successful online learner, and to access other University resources.   Learn more about the learning environment at Online Learning.

Degree Requirements Summary (120 credits)

Organizational Leadership & Change Program Requirements (21 credits)

Includes courses in Organizational Behavior, Introduction to Human Resource Management, Compensation & Benefits, Conflict & Negotiation, Training Methods, Labor Law and Organizational Psychology

Professional Studies Program Requirements (24 credits)

Includes courses in Fundamentals of Management and Leadership, Social Impact of Technology, Business Math, Analytical & Persuasive Writing, Critical Thinking & Writing, Business & Professional Communications, Public Communications and Budgeting & Finance for Organizations

University Core Curriculum (42 credits)

Includes courses in English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences

General Electives (33 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing opportunity to customize your learning experience.

Detailed Degree Plan (PDF)



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