Degrees and Certificates

Undergraduate degree and certificate programs within Villanova’s College of Professional Studies provide students with a rigorous education in areas that are interdisciplinary in nature, driven by industry needs, with a focus on applied skills.

Distinguishing Features

  • A Villanova Education, Built for Professionals — As a nationally recognized and respected University, a degree or certificate from Villanova enhances your resume and helps you stand out to employers.
  • Flexible and Accelerated Course Options — Evening and online courses are available, as well as special seminar series. Our accelerated FastForward courses run for seven weeks and enable students to complete their degree or certificate at a faster pace.
  • Personalized Advising — Every student is assigned a dedicated CPS adviser who is available to meet in person, over the phone, or via email to assist in choosing courses and progressing through the program.
  • Competitive Tuition — Tuition and fees for evening courses through CPS are offered at a lower rate. There are also a variety of financial aid and scholarship options.
  • Alumni Network — As part of the Villanova community, you join a powerful and engaged network of over 120,000 alumni across the globe.

Choose the Type of Program You Want

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Accountancy Major (Bachelor of Business Administration)

    Students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy program leave Villanova with the background to pursue graduate studies in business, law, or independent research. Villanova’s accountancy program is accredited by the AACSB-the International Association for Management Education. read more

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    The College of Liberal Arts supports part-time students studying several degree programs. In addition to traditional degree programs, the College of Professional Studies, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. read more

  • Computer Science (BS)

    Villanova has designed the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science to prepare academically, individuals seeking careers in software development. Villanova’s computer science program emphasizes the theory, abstraction and application of computing. read more

  • General Studies (BIS)

    A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies provides the flexibility to select courses where you have strong academic interest. The General Studies curriculum requires only 45 core credits allowing you to select 33 additional credits in your major and 42 free elective credits to satisfy degree requirements. read more

  • Information Systems (BIS)

    Villanova’s BIS in Information Systems emphasizes the application of computing technology in today's workplace. We designed this major to satisfy the demand for business professionals with a combination of technical and business skills. read more

  • Leadership Studies (BIS)

    Leadership is a highly sought-after trait in every organization no matter what the industry and, in many cases, a trait that is difficult to find. CPS offers both an undergraduate Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) in Leadership Studies as well as a post graduate certificate in Leadership Studies to transform professionals—our adult students—into leaders that their organizations value, trust, and respect. read more

  • Media and Technology (BIS)

    As a Villanova Media & Technology major, you will learn the communication and technology competencies, to begin, advance or modernize your communication or technical career and how to use technology to market and sell. read more

Post-Graduate Programs

  • Accountancy Certificate

    Villanova’s College of Professional Studies offers a thirty-six credit Certificate in Accountancy through Villanova's School of Business. The Accountancy Certificate allows those with bachelor's degrees in liberal arts or other non-business majors to acquire accounting expertise. read more

  • Combined BIS/MS Degrees

    We have designed the combined BIS/MS programs to offer exceptional part-time students BIS the opportunity to continue their education in one of two Villanova graduate programs - the M.S. in HRD or the M.S. in Software Engineering. read more

  • Information Systems

    Villanova’s College of Professional Studies offers a certificate in Information Systems designed to help you acquire information technology and technology management skills through a broad selection of coursework. read more

  • Leadership Certificate

    Villanova has designed the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Studies for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in business or liberal arts who wish to acquire a formal background in leadership. This program caters to individuals interested in securing careers in management as well as those who work in small businesses or are self-employed. read more

  • Pre-Health Professionals

    Villanova has designed the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Professions Science to provide a fundamental science education to students preparing to enroll in a health professional school or pursue a career in the health profession. read more