B.S. in Applied Professional Studies 

NSU's Applied Professional Studies major puts your prior college credits to use and your career goals within reach.

What you'll study

In this program, you'll complete two concentrations. The first is determined by your prior work and college experience. After completing the general education requirements, you'll work with faculty to select a second concentration that matches your goals. Concentration options include integrated studies, psychology, biology, and optometry.

How you'll learn more

Career-minded students gain access to considerable support and opportunities from our dedicated faculty members and NSU's extensive alumni network of professionals. Online courses and convenient class schedules allow you to juggle your commitments. Even if you don't take classes on campus, you'll want to take advantage of the many entertaining, cultural, and healthy activities we offer for students and their families.

Where it can take you

With your NSU experience and bachelor's degree, the next stage of your career is in your hands.

 

B.S. in Applied Professional Studies Requirements

Degree Requirements
Major Requirements Students are required to complete 12 core credit hours. Total degree requirements: 120 credits.
Concentration I Students are required to complete 12 credit hours prior to entering the major.
Concentration II

Number of credits will vary with selected concentration:

  • Biological and Physical Sciences Concentration (35-39 credits)
  • Integrated Professional Studies Concentration (15-21 credits)
  • Pre-Optometry Studies Concentration (25.5 credits)
  • Psychological Studies Concentration (33 credits)
Open Electives

27 to 60 credits of open electives, depending on Concentration II selection

 

Core Courses (12 credits)
Credits
APRS 2901
Professional Planning (APRS 2901 / Credits: 3 )
3
APRS 4901
Applied Professional Studies Portfolio (APRS 4901 / Credits: 3 )
3
SPCH 3120
Speech Communication for the Professions (SPCH 3120 / Credits: 3 )
3
WRIT 3150
Business Writing (WRIT 3150 / Credits: 3 )
3
Concentration Requirements (select 8 credits from the following)
Credits
BIOL 1500
Biology I/Lab (BIOL 1500 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1510H
Biology II/Lab or Biology II/Lab Honors (BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1510H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H
General Chemistry I/Lab or General Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H
General Chemistry II/Lab or General Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H / Credits: 4 )
4
Core Course (3 credits)
Credits
BIOL 4901
APS Capstone Course in Biological and Physical Sciences (BIOL 4901 / Credits: 3 )
3
Major Electives (24–28 credits)
BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, MBIO, ENVS, SCIE
Select seven 2000 or higher level courses. Three courses must be at the 3000-level or higher. At least three of the courses must be courses that include laboratory. This selection is from the following prefixes (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, MBIO, ENVS, SCIE )
Option 1 - Complete an existing minor
15-21 credits (varies)
Concentration crafted with the assistance of academic advisor and program director (15-21 credits (varies) )
Option 2 - Complete 18 credits in one of the following
Option 2 ( )
18 credits in
Prefixes housed in the HCAS Department of Communication (Media, and the Arts): ARTS, APRS, COMM, COMP, DANC, MUSC, SPCH, THEA, WRIT, or (18 credits in )
18 credits in
Prefixes housed in the Department of Humanities and Politics & Conflict Resolution Studies: HIPS, HIST, HUMN, INST, LGST, LITR, PHIL, POLS, ANTH, SOCL, or (18 credits in )
18 credits in
Prefixes housed in the College of Computing and Engineering: BENG, CENG, CSIS, EENG, GENG, IENG, TECH, or (18 credits in )
18 credits in
Prefixes housed in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship: ACT, ECN, ENT, FIN, HRM, INB, ISM, LED, MGT, MKT, OPS, PADM, QNT, REE, SPT, or (18 credits in )
15 to 21 credits
Total Integrated Professional Studies Concentration Credits (15 to 21 credits )
Core Courses (25.5 credits)
Credits
BIOL 4901
APS Capstone Course in Biological and Physical Sciences (BIOL 4901 / Credits: 3 )
3
OPT 1011
Histology and Embryology (OPT 1011 / Credits: 3 )
3
OPT 1233
Biochemistry (OPT 1233 / Credits: 3 )
3
OPT 1323
Microbiology (OPT 1323 / Credits: 3 )
3
OPT 2422
Ocular Anatomy (OPT 2422 / Credits: 2 )
2
OPTC 1134
Gross Anatomy/Head and Neck (OPTC 1134 / Credits: 4 )
4
OPTC 2023
General Neuroanatomy (2.5 credits) (OPTC 2023 / Credits: 3 )
3
OPTC 2144
General Physiology (OPTC 2144 / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 3300
Fundamentals of Optics (PHYS 3300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Concentration Prerequisites (or equivalents) (9 credits)
Credits
MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H
Applied Statistics or Applied Statistics Honors (MATH 2020 or MATH 2020H / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 1020 or PSYC 1020H
Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Psychology Honors (PSYC 1020 or PSYC 1020H / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 2900
Quantitative Psychology (PSYC 2900 / Credits: 3 )
3
Core Courses (24 credits)
Credits
PSYC 2100
Biological Bases of Behavior (PSYC 2100 / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 2160 or PSYC 2160H
Social Psychology or Social Psychology Honors (PSYC 2160 or PSYC 2160H / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 2350 or PSYC 2350H
Life-Span Human Development or Life-Span Human Development Honors (PSYC 2350 or PSYC 2350H / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 3000
Psychological Research Methods (PSYC 3000 / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 3210 or PSYC 3260
Personality or Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 3210 or PSYC 3260 / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 3520
Principles of Learning (PSYC 3520 / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 4901
APS Capstone Course in Psychology/Substance Abuse Studies (PSYC 4901 / Credits: 3 )
3
PSYC 3000/4000-level
One 3000/4000-level PSYC course, selected with assistance from academic advisor (PSYC 3000/4000-level / Credits: 3 )
3

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