Bachelor of Professional Studies

BPS StudentThe Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree is intended for students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree through evening classes. The program is designed to equip students with immediately applicable skills and competencies while preparing them to understand, serve, and lead their organizations.

This degree-completion program provides graduates with both theoretical and practical educational experiences tailored to enhance their current professional capabilities as well as prepare them for new career opportunities.

The BPS program is designed for individuals possessing a minimum of 30 credits. To fulfill degree requirements, students must earn a minimum of 120 credits, 30 of which must be earned at UMW.

Due to the nature of the BPS program and changing technology, only transfer course work that has been completed within ten years of BPS program matriculation can be counted toward concentration requirements. Transfer coursework that is older than ten years will count as general education or elective credit only.

Current concentrations in the BPS program are:

If you would prefer daytime classes or a concentration not listed above, please visit our Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies program.

BPS Program News

College of Business

Effective July 1, 2011, the Bachelor of Professional Studies program will be administered by the College of Business.

As of January 2011, no new students are being admitted to the Bachelor of Professional Studies program. Currently enrolled BPS students will have until the academic year 2015-16 (through the summer 2016 term) to complete the requirements for their degrees. Most of the courses in the catalog will continue to be offered to support current BPS students as they complete their degrees, although some courses may be revised, combined, or changed in other ways. Current BPS students will be kept well informed of all changes, and may always contact Sallie Braxton, Associate Dean of Advising Services, about the BPS courses or the “teach out” plan.

For information please contact Rhonda Stills, Academic Advisor for the College of Business, at