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Online Professional Studies

The Viterbo professional studies major focuses on the study of communications and organizational culture. Students may apply their previously earned college credit or military credit to meet the degree requirements. This is a unique and flexible interdisciplinary major that allows students to combine electives in one or two areas of interest together with a required course in leadership and sustainability. The result is a degree that allows graduates to work in a variety of settings, depending on the interest areas they have studied, for example, business and psychology, philosophy and religious studies, etc.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, graduates can pursue careers in a variety of settings including:

  • business and industry
  • government
  • health care
  • non-profit agencies
  • service industries (hospitality, restaurant, travel, etvc.)
  • retail companies

Graduates of the professional studies program are also prepared to go on to graduate school.  Many of our students do just that, by entering either the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program or the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership (MASL) program offered here at Viterbo.

The professional studies program offers:

  • a generous transfer credit policy that allows you to transfer credits from other regionally-accredited institutions (see our articulation agreements).
  • the option to attend full-time or part-time.
  • personalized advising and support services.
  • flexibility, with all classes available online in eight-week terms.
  • classes that begin three times per year in August, January, and May.
  • tutoring and writing assistance through our on campus Academic Resource Center.

Why should you pursue a bachelor's degree?

  • Finish what you started.
  • Position yourself for success in your workplace.
  • Reach the goals you have set for yourself.
  • Set an example for your children, spouse, and other family members.
  • Be a better colleague or leader for your coworkers.

We understand that traditional, daytime classes may not fit every student’s schedule. With our online professional studies program, you can maintain your work, family, and personal schedules and still have time to complete the program.

For More Information

For more information, check out details on the Professional Studies program or our Professional Studies Degree FAQs. And if you are interested in our online Professional Studies program, contact  Adult Learning at Viterbo University by completing the "Request Information" form on this page or by calling (608) 796-3010.