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Program Highlights

The BA in Professional Development provides a required core of general education courses as well as a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum that enables the student to select courses that meet individual learning goals.

The program provides students with the opportunity of designing an interdisciplinary program of study that brings fields of inquiry together in strategic fashion to address educational and professional goals.

The degree program is offered both 100% Online or a combination of Online & On-campus courses.

Career Impact

Students who graduate with this degree will be able to use it in a wide range of leadership settings including business, communication, team leadership, social sciences, and management.

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Stackable Credentials

45hrs

General Education

33hrs

General Electives

42hrs

Major Requirements

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development program is to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum of study to achieve the adult learners’ personal, professional, and academic goals by educating them in the fundamental leadership areas of business, communication, human behavior and development, management, and social sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development provides a required core of general education courses as well as a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum that enables the student to select courses that meet individual learning goals. The degree program provides students with the opportunity of designing an interdisciplinary program of study that brings fields of inquiry together in a strategic fashion to address educational and professional goals. Students who graduate with this degree will be able to use it in a wide range of leadership settings including business, communication, team leadership, social sciences, and management. The degree program may be completed through a combination of online and campus courses or 100% online.

A graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development will be able to:

  • Demonstrate life-learning skills appropriate to the fields(s) of study.
  • Analyze and apply a framework to decision-making.
  • Identify and evaluate ethical issues relevant to the field(s) of study.
  • Conduct relevant research in the field(s) of study.
  • Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of one or more of the following field(s) of study: business administration, communications, human behavior, and development, psychology, and religion.
  • Create and compose oral and written communication applicable to the field(s) of study.
RequirementCredit Hours
General Education Requirements45 hours
General Electives - 1000-4000 level courses that do not meet other degree requirements.33 hours
Major Requirements42 hours
Forty-two (42) hours of 3000 or 4000 level courses selected by the student from one or more of the following areas:
Business Administration
Communication
Human Behavior & Development
Psychology
Religion
Total Credit Hours120 hours
Minimum requirements for a BA in Professional Development
Semester hours completed at Amberton University33 hours
Semester hours completed at the 3000/4000 level42 hours
Semester hours completed at the 3000/4000 level at Amberton University27 hours
Semester hours for a degree120 hours
Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) required2.0

Stackable Credentials

45hrs

General Education

33hrs

General Electives

42hrs

Major Requirements

Stackable Certifications:

Certification programs can be earned in conjunction with degree programs or as stand-alone programs of study. Students may earn one or more certifications offered by Amberton while pursuing this degree.

 

 

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