Bachelor of Applied Science
Professional Studies
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The bachelor’s degree in professional studies is a flexible offering that allows students to tailor their education to meet professional goals. Students may design a unique course of study to gain the skills required for a variety of career options.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources coming from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Students become disciple leaders.
  • Students become lifelong learners.
  • Students become creative and critical thinkers.
  • Students become effective communicators.
  • Students become skilled professionals.
  • Students become engaged citizens.
Bachelor of Applied Science of Professional Studies
Program Requirements
Complete three certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
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To complete a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional courses:
Project or Internship
1-2 credits
(GS 497R or IDS 398R)
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
38-39 Credits
Approximately 30 Credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended general education courses.


Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ENG 150Writing and Reasoning Foundations3
ENG 301Advanced Writing and Research3
MATH 108xMath for the Real World3
GE 103Online University Success1

Natural Sciences

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
PUBH 132Personal Health and Wellness3
GESCI 110Sustaining Human Life3

Art & Humanities

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
HUM 110Discovery and Discernment Through the Arts3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
FCS 160Home and Family Resource Management3
PEACE 101Conflict and Peace3

Religion (plus an additional 6 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
REL 200CThe Eternal Family2
REL 225CFoundations of the Restoration2
REL 250CJesus Christ Everlasting Gospel2
REL 275CTeachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon2

Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.

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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Due to the customizable nature of this degree, employment opportunities will truly be dependent upon the work experience of the student and the unique combination of skills that are developed through the certificates that are completed.

Why choose this degree?

Through professional studies, you will gain skills that will aid you in your professional pursuits such as communication, ethical leadership, team management, creativity, and analytical skills. You can customize your experience by selecting three certificates to build your degree.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.