• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Stevenson University’s Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a degree-completion program uniquely designed for working professionals. The program enables students to complete their degree without sacrificing their professional and personal lives and allows them to leverage all forms of prior learning including transfer credits and assessed learning acquired from professional, military, and life experiences. The program is offered entirely online with six start dates throughout the year in accelerated, 8-week sessions.

    Graduates of the Professional Studies undergraduate program will be prepared for the 21st century workplace, regardless of their position. The program’s carefully constructed curriculum aligns well with most of the career readiness competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), such as critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork, collaboration, leadership, and ethics.

    The convenient structure, career-focused curriculum, and prior learning assessment options establish the program as an outstanding opportunity for veterans, currently enlisted service members, and working professionals who wish to advance in their current organization or to change careers.

    To learn more about the Professional Studies bachelor's program, click here to view a presentation of the program details. (When you open the link, pull the blue toggle all the way to the right to see the full screen presentation).

    • Our program can be completed in as few as 5 semesters if students transfer the maximum of 90 credits
    • Students with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a community college in Maryland meet all of Stevenson University’s general education requirements
    • Our program enables students to maximize transfer credits and other forms of prior learning
    • The curriculum is embedded with competencies employers seek to ensure students graduate with in-demand skills
    • Credit for Prior Learning may be an option to help students save time or money while pursuing their degree
  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 45 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $316.00 $395.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $948.00 $1,185.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

  • Faculty


    Ann M. Solan, Ph.D. (2013)
    Program Coordinator, Business Programs and Assistant Professor Business Programs
    B.S., Nyack College
    M.B.A., Dowling College
    Ph.D., Regent University 

    Lawrence J. Baird (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor of Business
    B.A., Loyola College of Baltimore
    M.B.A., Walden University

    Alan Carswell (2015)
    Chair and Professor, Information Systems
    B.S., Northwestern University
    M.B.A., Harvard Business School
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

    Andrew Cook (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor of Business Administration
    B.S., Millersville University
    M.B.A., Walden University

    Jeffrey F. Dudley (2005)
    Adjunct Instructor of Business
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., McDaniel College 

    Hilda Dunkwu (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies 
    L.L.B., University of Benin, Nigeria
    L.L.M., University of San Diego
    Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

    Steven Engorn (2004)
    Program Coordinator, Business and Technology Management and Assistant Professor Information Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland 

    Alan Foote (1989)
    Assistant Professor, Information Systems
    B.A., Pennsylvania State University
    M.B.A., University of Baltimore
    Ph.D., Walden University

    Dean Horvath (2009)
    Adjunct Professor, Management and English
    B.S., State University of New York
    M.S., University of Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Jerome D. Lindauer (2005)
    Adjunct Instructor of Business
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland 

    Sidas Saulynas (1994)
    Assistant Professor, Information Systems
    B.A., Dickinson College
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., University of Baltimore

    William Tawes (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, Business Administration 
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., Stevenson University 

    Nadene Vevea, Ph.D. (2016)
    Associate Dean Communication Programs
    B.A., M.A., Minnesota State University 
    Graduate Certificate, North Dakota State University
    Ph.D., North Dakota State University 

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements

    Stevenson's Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies requires a minimum of 120 credits. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

    Professional Studies Core: 30 credits 

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • CM 205 Communication Ethics 
    • CM 390 Organizational Communication 
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application 
    • MGT 210 Business Writing
    • PRST 310 Creative Leadership
    • PRST 495 Professional Studies Capstone 
    • Professional Electives: 9 credits

    Stevenson Educational Experience: 35 credits

    General Electives: 55 credits

    Degree Requirements 

    Program Outcomes

    • Communicate in written, oral, and multimedia modes as appropriate to professional contexts and audiences
    • Apply digital tools for collaboration and productivity in professional settings
    • Evaluate multiple information resources for use in projects, papers, and presentations
    • Analyze key ethical issues in human conduct scenarios in professional settings
    • Assess an organization’s strengths and areas for improvement using organizational communication and creative leadership theories and frameworks