Grounded in the liberal arts framework, the School of Professional Studies strives to prepare students to become qualified, conscientious and productive members of their chosen profession. This preparation is based on the College's philosophical framework of Values, Voice, Vision and is achieved through quality educational experiences and strong partnerships with the professional community.
The School of Professional Studies is comprised of five distinct program areas that provide a "blended approach" to higher education: Applied Design, Business, Education, Fashion and Social Work.
Academic offerings with discrete professional preparation complemented by strong foundations in the liberal arts gives the Professional Studies student an extraordinary advantage in the marketplace. The unique balance of the Ursuline Studies curriculum and a Professional Studies degree enables our graduates to compete with confidence in a dynamic workplace. Students are presented with opportunities to acquire abilities most sought after by today's employers. This blended educational experience offers program curricula designed with breadth and depth for personal, educational, and professional development. This approach also emphasizes a better understanding of the world and promotes two primary concepts for the student to embrace: "quality of life" (work-life and personal-life) and "life-long learning."