• Online classes allow students to set their own schedules
  • MTSU helps students choose programs that work for them
  • Graduation is a
    special day of celebration
  • Students can seek management positions in a variety of fields

Professional Studies

The Professional Studies program helps students prepare for management positions in the fields of information technology, healthcare administration, or business communications. It’s among University College programs targeting distance learning and nontraditional students. The major consists of foundation courses in communications, statistics, supervision, organizational systems, organizational relations, and international context. Four concentrations are available: Healthcare Administration focuses on classes in healthcare research, nursing leadership management, trends and issues in nursing healthcare, community health nursing, and international health. Information Technology centers on software analysis, database management, data communications, and operating systems. Organizational Leadership courses concentrate on public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity. International Organizational Leadership teaches about international management, international law, political economy, intercultural communication, and international relations.

  • The Information Technology & Organizational Leadership concentrations are approved for the Academic Common Market.

Tragedy to triumph: Degree goal assisted grief recovery

Recent grad Kim Gannon finished at age 50 what she started after high school, and the focus on learning helped recovery from grief gripping her after the tragic death of her youngest son with juvenile diabetes. “His diagnosis at age 3 brought me to my knees, and losing him (at age 11) took years out of my life,” Gannon says. “… Making the decision to further my education helped bring me back to life. It was a positive force; it consumed me.” Online offerings opened the door to complete a B.S. in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Her advisor in the distance learning area helped map out her major using previous credits and kept her motivated. “Prior to enrollment, I had hit a wall in my career,” says Gannon, a State Farm auto claim rep. “Obtaining a college degree made me competitive.” Her culminating project on how to build a children’s playground in Woodbury later came to fruition, Lincoln’s Place.

Dad follows daughter’s footsteps, seeks IT advancement

Michael Pool, earning his B.S. in Professional Studies in August 2014, decided when his youngest daughter graduated from MTSU to enroll in college after a 30-year career. "Something snapped inside. Suddenly, I just wasn't satisfied with the status quo any longer," Pool says. He was a recognized expert in electronics, specializing in financial information systems, and his lifestyle was comfortable — but not easy. "I wanted more. If I ever moved from one company to another, it seemed I always had to start over at the bottom and work my way back up, and I was just too old to do that anymore," he says. "My lack of a degree had always held me back in life." He chose MTSU's program for online courses and the Informational Technology concentration to gain training in business and in advanced technology for higher-level IT management positions.

The Professional Studies program seeks to prepare students in the Information Technology concentration for a career in technology-based information management. The Organizational Leadership and International Organizational Leadership concentrations include a background for a variety of positions in the fields of business and communications. The Healthcare Administration concentration offers training that allows graduates to work in settings such as hospital and health systems management, medical groups, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, care management organizations, health IT firms, government/policy organizations, health insurers, consulting firms, and corporate benefits programs. Some possible positions:

Healthcare Administration

  • Convalescent hospital administrator
  • Food and Drug Administration manager
  • Government administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Insurance company representative
  • Medical practice office manager
  • Medical services manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Pharmaceutical company manager
  • Public charity director
  • Public health manager
  • Residential care facility administrator 

Information Technology

  • Cloud architect
  • Computer forensic investigator
  • Data modeler
  • Geospatial professional
  • Health IT specialist
  • Information technology consultant
  • Information technology manager
  • Information technology vendor manager
  • Mobile application developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Web developer

Organizational Leadership and International Organizational Leadership

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Compliance director
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Director of quality systems
  • Director of strategic planning
  • Education administrator
  • Global trade expert
  • Health services manager
  • International team manager
  • Knowledge manager
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Organization development consultant
  • Strategic planner of innovation
  • Strategy consultant
  • Talent manager
  • Vice president of human resources
  • Vice president of marketing

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • AllState Insurance
  • American Eagle Airlines
  • Bridgestone
  • Calsonic
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Fisk University
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Olin Corp.
  • United Healthcare
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Xerox 

Students may choose from four concentrations to earn the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Professional Studies: Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, and International Organizational Leadership.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.

Each concentration consists of 21 hours of core requirements and 18 hours directly related to the chosen concentration. The degree requires a culminating special project course designed to be taken during the final semester.

The University College also offers a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Liberal Studies.

Healthcare Administration Information Technology International Organizational Leadership Organizational Leadership


Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration Concentration, B.S.

University College 
615-494-7714
Dianna Rust, program coordinator
Dianna.Rust@mtsu.edu

MTSU offers the following online degree programs: the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Professional Studies and concentrations in Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, International Organizational Leadership, and Healthcare Administration.

Admissions, instruction, advising, library services, and other forms of student assistance are available online. The online courses have been designed to be taught totally online in an interactive, asynchronous format. For advisement, please call (615) 898-5611 or refer to www.mtsu.edu/university-college/advising/.

Designed especially for adults who already have some college experience, the online degree program is also appropriate for students who have earned or are working on associate's degrees and have work experience. For more information regarding degree requirements, please call (615) 494-7714.

NOTE: This major does not qualify you as an applicant for licensure consideration by the state of Tennessee. Many students who pursue this degree will be prepared for entry level healthcare administration positions. For information about the state of Tennessee's licensure requirements go to https://www.tn.gov/health/article/NHA-edu.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration Concentration, B.S.  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (39 hours)

  • Administration and Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Healthcare Research 3 credit hours
  • Nursing Leadership and Management 3 credit hours
  • Trends and Issues in Nursing 3 credit hours
  • Community Health Nursing 3 credit hours
  • International Health 3 credit hours
  • Culminating Project 3 credit hours (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995)

Electives (40 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics (MATH 1530 recommended) 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives (UNIV 1010 recommended) 8 credit hours

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  OR  (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication (Comm) 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • English Literature (Hum/FA) 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives 11 hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • Administration/Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4213 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4210 3 credit hours
  • COBH 4707 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Upper-division electives 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project  3 credit hours  OR 

    PRST 4995 - Culminating Project

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PRST 3995; senior standing. A capstone course in which students demonstrate skills and knowledge from the program of study. The culminating project takes the form of an academic research paper which should demonstrate synthesis of a student's coursework.

  • UNIV 4995 - Culminating Project 3 credit hours

 

  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods (all have prerequisites) 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4211 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4212 3 credit hours
  • Electives (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995) 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Professional Studies, Information Technology Concentration, B.S.

University College 
615-494-7714
Dianna Rust, program coordinator
Dianna.Rust@mtsu.edu

MTSU offers the following online degree programs: the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Professional Studies and concentrations in Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, International Organizational Leadership, and Healthcare Administration.

Admissions, instruction, advising, library services, and other forms of student assistance are available online. The online courses have been designed to be taught totally online in an interactive, asynchronous format. For advisement, please call (615) 898-5611 or refer to www.mtsu.edu/university-college/advising/.

Designed especially for adults who already have some college experience, the online degree program is also appropriate for students who have earned or are working on associate's degrees and have work experience. For more information regarding degree requirements, please call (615) 494-7714.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Professional Studies, Information Technology Concentration, B.S.  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (39 hours)

  • Administration and Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  •  Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  •  Management Information Systems Overview 3 credit hours
  • Software 3 credit hours
  • Files and Operating Systems 3 credit hours
  • Database Management 3 credit hours
  • Networks 3 credit hours
  • Culminating Special Project  (PRST/UNIV 4995) 3 credit hours (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995)

Electives (40 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Professional Studies, Information Technology

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives (UNIV 1010/UNIV 2020 recommended) 8 credit hours

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  (Comm) OR 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credit hours (Comm)

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • English Literature (Hum/FA) 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives 11 hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • Administration/Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 3 credit hours
  • UNIV 4706 3 credit hours
  • PTMA 3020 or MGMT 3220 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Upper-division electives 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project  3 credit hours  OR 

    PRST 4995 - Culminating Project

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PRST 3995; senior standing. A capstone course in which students demonstrate skills and knowledge from the program of study. The culminating project takes the form of an academic research paper which should demonstrate synthesis of a student's coursework.

  • UNIV 4995 - Culminating Project 3 credit hours

 

  • Written Communication 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods (all have prerequisites) 3 credit hours
  • CSCI 3222 3 credit hours
  • INFS 3700 3 credit hours
  • INFS 4900 3 credit hours
  • Electives (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995) 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Professional Studies, International Organizational Leadership Concentration, B.S.

University College 
615-494-7714
Dianna Rust, program coordinator
Dianna.Rust@mtsu.edu

MTSU offers the following online degree programs: the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Professional Studies and concentrations in Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, International Organizational Leadership, and Healthcare Administration.

Admissions, instruction, advising, library services, and other forms of student assistance are available online. The online courses have been designed to be taught totally online in an interactive, asynchronous format. For advisement, please call (615) 898-5611 or refer to www.mtsu.edu/university-college/advising/.

Designed especially for adults who already have some college experience, the online degree program is also appropriate for students who have earned or are working on associate's degrees and have work experience. For more information regarding degree requirements, please call (615) 494-7714.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Professional Studies, International Organizational Leadership Concentration, B.S.  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (39 hours)

  • Administration and Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • International Management 3 credit hours
  • International Law 3 credit hours
  • International Political Economy 3 credit hours
  • International Communication 3 credit hours
  • Theories and Concepts in International Relations 3 credit hours
  • Culminating Special Project  (PRST/UNIV 4995) 3 credit hours (PRST 3995 prerequisite)

Electives (40 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Professional Studies, International Organizational Leadership

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives (UNIV 1010/UNIV 2020 recommended) 8 credit hours

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  (Comm) OR 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credit hours (Comm)

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • English Literature (Hum/FA) 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives 11 hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • Administration/Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 3 credit hours
  • BMGT 3600 3 credit hours
  • POLI 4350 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Upper-division elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project  3 credit hours  OR 

    PRST 4995 - Culminating Project

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PRST 3995; senior standing. A capstone course in which students demonstrate skills and knowledge from the program of study. The culminating project takes the form of an academic research paper which should demonstrate synthesis of a student's coursework.

  • UNIV 4995 - Culminating  Project 3 credit hours

 

  • Written Communication 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods (all have prerequisites) 3 credit hours
  • PS 3510 3 credit hours
  • COMM 3560 3 credit hours
  • POLS 4508 3 credit hours
  • Electives (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995) 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Professional Studies, Organizational Leadership Concentration, B.S.

University College 
615-494-7714
Dianna Rust, program coordinator
Dianna.Rust@mtsu.edu

MTSU offers the following online degree programs: the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Professional Studies and concentrations in Information Technology, Organizational Leadership, International Organizational Leadership, and Healthcare Administration.

Admissions, instruction, advising, library services, and other forms of student assistance are available online. The online courses have been designed to be taught totally online in an interactive, asynchronous format. For advisement, please call (615) 898-5611 or refer to www.mtsu.edu/university-college/advising/.

Designed especially for adults who already have some college experience, the online degree program is also appropriate for students who have earned or are working on associate's degrees and have work experience. For more information regarding degree requirements, please call (615) 494-7714.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Professional Studies, Organizational Leadership Concentration, B.S.  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (39 hours)

  • Administration and Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Leadership Concentration 15 credit hours
  • Culminating Special Project  (PRST/UNIV 4995) 3 credit hours (PRST 3995 required for PRST 4995)

Electives (40 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Professional Studies, Organizational Leadership

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives (UNIV 1010/UNIV 2020 recommended) 8 credit hours

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  (Comm) OR 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credit hours (Comm)

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • English Literature (Hum/FA) 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Electives 11 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • Administration/Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Communication concentration 9 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project  3 credit hours  OR 

    PRST 4995 - Culminating Project

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PRST 3995; senior standing. A capstone course in which students demonstrate skills and knowledge from the program of study. The culminating project takes the form of an academic research paper which should demonstrate synthesis of a student's coursework.

  • UNIV 4995 - Culminating Experience 3 credit hours

 

  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • Organizational Leadership concentration 6 credit hours
  • Electives (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995) 15 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree programs offered by University College, faculty are drawn from every discipline offered at MTSU. This benefit allows University College students to gain from the expertise of all MTSU faculty and to have greater latitude in selecting their specific areas of interest.

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree program allows students, in consultation with their academic advisors, to choose courses from a variety of disciplines to fit their individualized academic plans. Click on the ACADEMIC MAP tab to see a framework for planning and course selection to meet degree requirements; however, the academic map does not replace working with an academic advisor.

Contact and Student Information

April Cline
April.Cline@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5236

Jay Reilly (A-B, all Veterans and dependents)
Jay.Reilly@mtsu.edu
615-898-3593

Megan Russell (C-G)
Megan.Russell@mtsu.edu
615-898-5200

Lauren Solina (H-O)
Lauren.Solina@mtsu.edu
615-898-5230

Byron Lightsy (P-Z)
Byron.Lightsy@mtsu.edu
615-904-8398

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