What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a career-focused, degree-completion program that refines student skills and abilities for application in a broad range of professions. The accelerated program is designed to provide students with organizational leadership, technical and analytical skills, communication, and professional development skills valued by employers and required in today’s workplace for entry-level management positions.

The Professional Studies program features campus-based and online and is perfect for the busy adult learner with its flexible scheduling and supportive staff. Classes are conveniently scheduled so you can choose from evening, weekend and online courses.

The Human Resource Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree will help the student cultivate a work environment that steers the organization toward its objective. The areas of employee relations, recruitment, staffing, benefits, outsourcing and safety will be explored to improve the work experience for all employees. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.

The Human Resource Administration concentration will prepare graduates to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruiting methods and the validity of various selection procedures
  • Design and execute a training project using the appropriate theories and facilitation skills
  • Design competitive pay structures and performance-based incentive systems
  • Explain employee and employer rights and obligations in a collective bargaining situation
  • Design human resource policies and practice that comply with labor and employment legislation and regulations

Degree Requirements Summary (120 credits)

Human Resource Administration Program Requirements (21 credits)

Includes courses in Organizational Behavior, Introduction to Human Resource Management, Compensation & Benefits, Conflict & Negotiation, Training Methods, Labor Law and Organizational Psychology.

Professional Studies Program Requirements (24 credits)

Includes courses in Fundamentals of Management and Leadership, Social Impact of Technology, Business Math, Analytical & Persuasive Writing, Critical Thinking & Writing, Business & Professional Communications, Public Communications and Budgeting & Finance for Organizations.

University Core Curriculum (42 credits)

Includes courses in English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

General Electives (33 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing opportunity to customize your learning experience.

Which department am I in?

School of Professional Studies

Study options

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Online/Distance with attendance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

Waterbury Center Campus

84 Progress Lane,

WATERBURY,

Connecticut,

6705, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio