Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies (CPS), created to provide education to adults throughout their lifetimes, offers nearly 40 different programs and is comprised of three areas:




  • 5 pm to 5:30 pm: Walk-In Registration/Check-In (Connelly Center)
  • 5:30 pm to 5:40 pm - Welcome and overview by Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD, Dean, College of Professional Studies (St. David's Room)
  • 5:40 pm to 7 pm - Opportunity to speak individually or in a small group with an advisor from your program of interest or a CPS team member (St. David's Room)

Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates

Created for adults who want to complete an undergraduate bachelor's degree program, CPS has a variety of programs and flexible options to help you achieve your academic goals. CPS also offers students seeking graduate school admission the ability to take individual courses needed as pre-requisites.

CPS offers more than 10 programs to choose from, with convenient day and evening courses to fit your schedule, as well as combined BIS/MS programs which allows students to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.

  • Rigorous academics with flexible course options, including evenings and weekends
  • FastForward classes help you accelerate your degree completion
  • Competitive pricing!


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Degrees, including:

General Studies
Information Systems*
Leadership Studies*
Media & Technology*

*Minor also available


Majors Offered in Collaboration With Other Colleges

Accountancy (BBA)
Computer Science (BS)
English (BA)
General Arts (BA)


Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees:

B.I.S/M.S. in Human Resource Development
B.I.S/M.S. in Software Engineering


Certificates: Post-Graduate and Undergraduate

Information Systems (undergraduate)
Leadership Studies
Pre-Health Professions Science
Secondary Teacher Certification


Professional Non-Credit Certificates

Designed with professionals in mind, our non-credit certificates are perfect for adults looking to set themselves apart in their industry by acquiring new skills, or those looking to embark on a brand new career. With more than 15 course options, you can choose a certificate to improve your career marketability. And you can trust that Villanova’s programs are time-tested and respected by companies throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Courses are offered on the Villanova campus, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and at other convenient locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey as well as at corporate sites upon request.


Programs Offered:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Certified Internal Auditor Program
Certified Management Accountant
English as a Second Language
Facility Management Professional
Human Resources: Essentials &

Paralegal Certificate Program
Project Management:
  Prep for PMP Exam 
  Prep for CAPM
Recovery Specialist
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Facility Management
  Professional Credential
Treasury Management

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