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Professional Studies (Accelerated), B.A.

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The Professional Studies degree completion program from Lewis University  provides working adults with a transfer-friendly path to earning their bachelor's degree.

Career advancement requires a bachelor's degree that is tailored to the skills that companies most value in their leaders: critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making and collaborative leadership. All courses in the Professional Studies degree program utilize practical and applied projects, so that you can bring your experience into classes that are engaging, hands-on and relevant.

 It is Lewis's most transfer-friendly, adult accelerated program, and it will enable you to complete your bachelor's degree efficiently, especially if you have already completed an associate's degree or have significant work experience. You will graduate knowing that you have more than your bachelor's degree - you have the skills to continue to learn and grow in your career.

Career options:

Graduates have the communication, collaboration and critical-thinking competencies desired by employers and necessary to climb the career ladder, perform your job more effectively, and gain a greater sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Strategies for Lifelong Learning
  • Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
  • Life, Career and the Emerging Workplace
  • Ethics
  • Topics in Applied Ethics
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Computer Information Technology for Professionals
  • Business Communication in the Digital Age
  • Collaboration in Organizations
  • Global Citizenship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be admitted, accelerated students should have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of transferable credit at a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution which includes College Writing 1 (or equivalent); have earned a minimum of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative transfer grade point average (higher for some majors) based upon all transferable courses; demonstrate evidence of significant work experience or military training. 

Applicants who do not meet one or more of these criteria may apply for provisional admission but must submit a personal statement for review by SGPCE. The personal statement outlines a plan for achieving success in an adult accelerated program at Lewis University. 

Tuition Fee

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    33270 USD/year
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    33270 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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