Program Overview

The Bachelor of Professional Studies is a flexible degree that moves at the speed of business. The BPS allows students to customize their own career path by gaining professional skills in areas that have high-demand job growth. Students can customize their learning experience by selecting three different BPS certificate programs to build their degree. In a dynamic and ever-changing business environment and many professionals changing careers or job roles over time, this flexible degree program helps prepare students for a variety of in-demand careers throughout their lives.

What you can expect from your Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

  • In-depth skills. Students graduate prepared with the specific depth of skills needed to achieve their professional pursuits
  • Ready to serve society. Graduates are equipped with the core breadth of professional skills they need to succeed and act as servant leaders in society.
  • Reach new heights. Students graduate ready to achieve new heights in their professional and personal lives.
  • Lifelong learning. Students graduate empowered to reach their full potential through lifelong learning.

Certificate Areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain
  • Public Administration
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Visualization
  • Web Development
  • Graphic design
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Sports Management
  • Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist

*Future Certificates Forthcoming

  • Health Informatics
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Computer Networks
  • Python Programming
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Cloud Computing
  • Systems Administration

Program Requirements


Credit Hours

General Education Core


Professional Studies Major


Professional Studies Core

6-8 (depending on student status when entering program)

Microcredential 1


Microcredential 2


Microcredential 3









Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061

  • The wonderful thing about Carson-Newman's MBA program is that they will work with you to schedule classes around important life events. They understand what it means to be an adult student, and they do their best to set you up to succeed.
    Trevlyn Singleton / Master of Business Administration

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.

Payment Plans

Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.

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