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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Studies, Technical Leadership and Administration Concentration, B.S.

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The B.S. in Professional Studies with a concentration in Technical Leadership and Administration is a degree completion program designed for working adults who have earned 60 or more college credits. Most courses are offered on the Shippensburg campus although some of the core courses may be available at other locations, such as HACC-Gettysburg, in the evenings; and some courses may be online.

The program’s core courses will provide the opportunity to explore how a liberal arts education can enhance career opportunities. These courses will help students understand the structure of organizations, the behavior of individuals within organizations, and how to resolve conflict in order for organizations to function efficiently. The professional courses will allow students to explore communications and management concepts and issues critical to the effective administration of work units and organizations. The electives give students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience, and the internship or research project at the end of the program promotes the integration of theory and practice.

Regularly admitted students with an interest in this major must meet the degree completion admission requirements, which include an Associates’ Degree and five years of work experience.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the 46-credit Professional Studies, Technical Leadership and Administration program with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative QPA;
  • Fulfillment of 45 credits of general education requirements;
  • Attainment of a minimum of 120 college/university credits.

Electives (12 crs.)

Technical leadership and administration professional electives selected with advisement.  Electives are required to be at the 300/400 level.


*No more than 30 credits may be taken in the John L. Grove College of Business.

Schedule of Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, Technical Leadership and Administration is organized so students can take six credits of core courses, professional courses, or technical administration professional electives during the evening and/or online each academic semester. Courses in the foundation and core will be offered at least once every two years.

Students may complete their remaining required general education or free elective courses at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) or at Shippensburg University. Students may continue to take general education courses while they are matriculated in the Professional Studies, Technical Leadership and Administration program or they may complete them after finishing major courses.

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