Undergraduate Degrees

Created for adults who previously earned college credits and now want to complete an undergraduate program to earn a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) will assist you in achieving your academic goals. CPS also offers students seeking graduate school admission the ability to take individual courses needed for 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.

Combined Bachelor/Master Degree Programs

CPS offers two BIS to MS degree programs that can be completed in just five years. The two programs are BIS/MS in Human Resource Development and BIS/MS in Software Engineering.

Visit the Combined BIS/MS page to learn more.

  • CEANY Awards

    Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD, dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Villanova University, was awarded with the Emeritus Honor by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY). read more

  • Announcing the Part-Time Studies 2015 Bisk Scholarship Winner

    The College of Professional Studies is thrilled to congratulate Brian Donegan, a part-time studies student pursuing his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Brian received this award after demonstrating academic potential and financial need. read more

  • Popular Villanova Professor Seamlessly Combines Business Experience with Teaching Approach

    In Rick Anthony’s professional life, he’s often called the “Connector” because of his extensive network which has benefitted hundreds of people, including many of his students. “I’ve just been on the planet a long time,” he quips. Founder and Managing Director of The Anthony Group, Inc., a management consulting firm, and founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a venue for early stage ventures and angel investors, Anthony is also a published author, TV host and successful entrepreneur. read more

  • CPS Adjunct Faculty Member and “HR Person of the Year” Talks About the Industry and Gives Sage Advice to Professionals

    July 23, 2015 -Douglas Allen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an adjunct faculty member for the HR certificate programs for over 23 years, received a prestigious award at the 2015 SHRM Awards. Allen, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cooper Health System, was named “HR Person of the Year,” a significant and widely respected accomplishment within the human resources community. read more

  • CPS Students Teach Introductory Computer Science to Middle School Tech Club

    June 5, 2015 - As part of an independent study course, several students from the College of Professional Studies traveled to a technology club at Julia De Burgas Middle School in North Philadelphia to mentor and teach over twenty students introductory computer science skills. read more

  • Successful Launch of Online Degree

    This spring, The College of Professional Studies (CPS) welcomed our first class of online part-time undergraduate students. The inaugural class of the online undergraduate degree is an important and exciting step forward for CPS, and an opportunity for adults around the country—with commitments such as careers and families—to complete their degree through Villanova University. read more

  • Paralegal Grad Published

    April 27, 2015 - Gailynne Ferguson earned her Paralegal certificate from Villanova University in 2006, and the certification has influenced her career in a multitude of ways since that time. read more

  • CPS Founding Dean Appointed

  • 2015 Non-Traditional Student Week 
    Event Schedule for 2015:
    • Daily T-shirt giveaway to a Part-Time and Continuing Studies Student chosen randomly - follow us and share @ #NovaNTSW all week long! 
  • Monday - 11/2/2015:

11:00am - 2:00pm - Stop by our CPS (College of Professional Studies) table in the upstairs Lobby of the Connelly Center to meet staff and learn more about Non-Traditional Adult students at Villanova.  

4:00pm - 7:00pm - Tour of the CAVE in Old Falvey - stop by for a tour &  refreshments and meet staff and fellow students before heading to class or come just to experience this amazing virtual reality in person.

  • Tuesday - 11/3/2015:

4:00pm - 7:00pm - Meet and Greet with CPS staff and Theresa Wolfgang (Women's Resource Center) & John Quigley (Student Veterans Association) in Bartley Hall/Exchange area. Refreshments will be served. 

  •  Wednesday - 11/4/2015:  

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Please join me in an Adobe Connect Meeting.
Meeting Name: Non-Traditional Students Week 2015 Online Roundtable
Invited By: Brandon Dorfman (brandon.dorfman@villanova.edu)
When:  11/04/2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Time Zone:  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
To join the meeting:

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Garey Hall/Communications Common Area - presentation   by Mr. Matt Nolte, Character Art Director of Disney-Pixar - "The Good Dinosaur" - Disney's newest film.  

  •   Thursday - 11/5/2015:

4:00pm - 6:30pm - Idea Accelerator in Old Falvey - Meet and Greet with Dean Deborah Tyksinski and Staff. Pizza and refreshments will be served and the 2015 Non-Traditional Student Distinguished Student Awards will be presented! Will D. Cat will be in house!

  • Essentials of Human Resource Management Begins
  • Prep for Certified Associate in Project Management Credential Examination Begins
  • Certified Internal Auditor Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Begins

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