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Professional Administration, BPS


The Professional Administration major prepares students for work in corporations, non-profits, and other organizations. Students in this major receive a fundamental grounding in core business areas and then pursue a Functional Area in a related discipline or interdisciplinary area, chosen in consultation with an advisor. Suggested Functional Areas include: Organizational Leadership, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Paralegal Studies, or Sustainability Studies.

  ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting I .....3
  ACCT 211 Introduction to Accounting II .....3
  BLAW 201 Business Law I .....3
  ECON 101 Principles of Economics I .....3
  ECON 102 Principles of Economics II .....3
  FIN 311 Business Finance .....3
  MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing .....3
  PHIL 333 Business Ethics .....3
Computing Options
  BADM 202 Introduction to Business Computing -OR- .....3
  CST 100 Essential PC Skills -OR- .....3
  CST 101 Beyond PC Essentials .....3
Statistics Options
  ECON 234 Elementary Statistics -OR- .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics -OR- .....3
  PSYC 200 Introductory Statistics .....3


  Six courses in a Functional Area or Minor * .....18
Two MATH courses, MATH 116 or higher (6-8 credit hours)
  MATH 116 Finite Math .....3

*Functional Area or Minor:

a sequence of related courses NOT in a business field but in a discipline or an interdisciplinary area, selected in consultation with an advisor (18). Organizational Leadership (OLED), Commerce & Enterprise (CMRC), and Sales (SLS) courses may be used in the Functional Area in the Professional Administration major.

Core Curriculum

BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:

Introductory Seminars

  MATH 095 Developmental Mathematics .....
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 (see below) .....3
  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills (for students with <60h of transfer credit) - OR PLS 302 (see below) .....6
  PLS 290 Seminar in Technological and Quantitative Literacy -OR- Math 110 Quantitative Reasoning .....3
  PLS 302 Methods of Critical Reasoning (for students with >60h transfer credit or AA/AS degree) .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 390 Seminar in the Social Sciences .....6
  PLS 391 Seminar in the Natural Sciences .....6
  PLS 392 Seminar in the Humanities .....6
  PLS 399 Senior Thesis .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required .....
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3

Senior Seminars

* Students may waive one PLS Senior Seminar with nine semester hours of appropriate transferable credit with at least a 2.0 average in a single seminar area; students with 60 semester hours of transfer credit or an Associates’ Degree in Arts or Science may waive two Senior Seminars.

Other Requirements

  • Students must be 24 years of age when they start the program.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Roosevelt and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to graduate.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine semester hours at the 300 level in the major at Roosevelt.
  • Students must consult with an advisor every semester prior to registering to ensure that selected courses are appropriate for their specific BPS major.