Bachelor of Professional Studies (UW-Eau Claire)
The Bachelor of Professional Studies Comprehensive Major in Organizational Leadership and Communication (BPS) is a fully online degree completion program designed for adults who have completed the Associate of Arts and Science degree at the UW Colleges, comparable Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degrees, or credits comparable to those required for the AAS degree. The BPS is a collaborative partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Extension.
Get the skills and knowledge you need to communicate effectively, manage people and organizations, move ahead in your career, and become a leader in your community. Designed for busy adults like you, the BPS provides the practical knowledge and professional skills necessary to succeed or advance in your career. With an emphasis on communication, business, information literacy, and leadership, the degree features a real-world focus integrating critical and creative-thinking skills with your work and life experience.
If you need to complete your first two years before applying for the BPS, you may do so through UW Colleges Online, at any of the 26 UW campuses, or other approved colleges or universities in Wisconsin or the United States. Before trying to enroll in the BPS program, please refer to the BPS website and contact a BPS adviser.
Total credits required for completion: 60
The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership and Communication allows adults to work on a degree and career goals at the same time. If you completed an Associate of Arts and Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges, please apply directly to the program.
If you completed a liberal arts Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from another academic institution, or at least 60 credits of general education coursework in a bachelor's degree program, just contact us to find out how your work may transfer. If you completed an associate degree from a technical or vocational college, you will likely need to take additional coursework to satisfy your general education requirements prior to applying to the Bachelor of Professional Studies. You may fulfill these requirements through an online program offered by UW Colleges Online.
You will earn the BPS degree from UW-Eau Claire entirely online. You do not have to drive to campus or take classes in the middle of the workday. You can study whenever and wherever it is convenient for you!