Undergraduate Degree Programs

Villanova University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) provides adult students with an academically rigorous and flexible educational experience.

CPS offers three undergraduate degrees - a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS), a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Within these degrees, the varied curricula provides applicable, relevant, and engaging courses of study for adult learners.  

Online, on campus and hybrid programs — offering courses in accelerated formats — make it possible to balance educational and professional aspirations with life’s commitments. 

Students can also enroll in credit-bearing certificate programs or take individual undergraduate courses in the College in addition to enrolling in degree programs offered in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA)
  Program Options
   
Associate of Arts                         On Campus, Hybrid & Online
BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BIS)
Major Program Options
   
Organizational Development and Management
Online & Hybrid
General Studies* On Campus, Hybrid & Online
Information Systems*
On Campus & Hybrid
Leadership* On Campus, Hybrid & Online
Public Service and Administration Online & Hybrid
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
Major Program Options
   
English**
On Campus
History** On Campus
Leadership* On Campus, Hybrid & Online
Public Service and Administration
Online & Hybrid

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

Major Program Options
   
Computer Science**
On Campus  

*General Studies, Leadership and Information Systems students have the option of an accelerated Bachelor/Master degree. Learn more.

**These degrees are offered in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students pursuing these majors will be required to take courses during the day to complete the program. Contact the department directly for more information.

 

CREDIT-BEARING CERTIFICATES
Major Program Options
   
Accountancy On Campus
Information Systems* On Campus
Leadership On Campus, Hybrid & Online
Pre-Health Professions On Campus
*The Information Systems Certificate does not require an undergraduate degree.

Learn the Difference Between the BIS and BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum (see left hand column in the chart below). This core curriculum provides more flexibility and choices so that adult students may select classes in line with their personal interests and experiences as well as their professional goals.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab (see the right hand column in the downloadable .pdf below). 

* BIS vs BA.pdf
Download this chart to see side by side curriculum requirements.

 

 

Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910
Email:  cps.info@villanova.edu

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