Program Overview

The Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree with an Organizational Leadership Concentration from Austin Peay State University is offered through Regents Online Campus Collaborative, an organization of colleges and universities that use a shared curriculum. The program is intended to prepare students for employment in administrative and management roles. Coursework combined theory and relevant experience in order to help students gain leadership and communication skills.

To earn the BPS Degree, students must complete the general total for a Bachelor's Degree program of 120 credit hours. General Education requirements are those of APSU, which is a 41 credit block of courses from a range of topics. This section is intended to give students a broad foundation from which to learn. The General Education section consists of six credits of history, nine hours of the humanities, and three credits of mathematics. Remaining hours come from courses in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences.

The Professional Studies core requires the fulfillment of 21 credits of work, while the Organizational Leadership concentration prescribes 15. To satisfy the concentration, students choose from a wide list of courses, including Psychology of Personality and Leadership Development, among others. Courses in the Professional Studies core focus on the topics of administration and supervision, organization, statistical methods, communication, and international context. All enrolled students must complete UNIV 4995, Culminating Special Project. This is a research paper or project created and carried out by the student that showcases cumulative knowledge gained throughout their time at the university.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and education specialist degrees.


    Official transcripts. COMPASS assessment (through the APSU Testing Center).

    School Overview

    Founded in 1927, and named for Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, serving at the time of the school’s establishment, the university originated as a normal school for educators. Today, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a four-year public institution of higher education, and its main campus is located in the city of Clarksville, Tennessee. Austin Peay State University hosts distance education degrees and courses through APSU Online and Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP).

    Online degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and a teacher education and licensure program. Students can enroll in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts program or pursue a bachelor degree, including, but not limited to, fields of: communication, computer science, criminal justice, medical technology, nursing, political science, public management, and professional studies. Master’s degrees range from studies in education and communication to professional studies and nursing. Educator programs include add-on endorsements and professional development. Some programs are hybrid and do require on-campus components, while other courses may require proctored exams. Coursework is asynchronous, but classes follow that of traditional calendars with set assignments and deadlines. Online classes have the same start date as on-campus counterparts.


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