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About the B.S. in Professional Studies with Organizational Leadership & Change Concentration

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 features campus-based and online and is perfect for the busy adult learner with its flexible scheduling and supportive staff. Classes are conveniently scheduled so you can choose from evening, weekend and online courses.

The Organizational Leadership & Change concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree identifies the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing work environment. Professionals will explore various leadership theories and practices and develop valuable team-building, strategic planning and communication. Whether the organization is a new startup, a family business or a Fortune 500 company this degree will help navigate rapid technological, regulatory and societal changes. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.


The Organizational Leadership & Change concentration will prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills in visioning, strategic planning, and managing change
  • Demonstrate managerial skills in budgeting and finance, management of personnel, safety, information systems, and technology in the workplace
  • Find the most current and best available research and apply evidence-based practices to organizational change

Degree Requirements Summary (120 credits)

Organizational Leadership & Change Program Requirements (21 credits)

Includes courses in Organizational Communication, Organizational Behavior, Supervision and Team Building, Non-profit Management, Organizational Change and Leadership, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Challenges in Leadership Seminar.

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.


International Applicants

Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.

Detailed Degree Plan