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Frequently Asked Questions

Bachelor of Professional Studies

1. What do I need to do to become a Professional Studies major?

  • The first thing to do is to schedule an appointment with a BPS advisor by calling the College of Business & Professional Studies at (662) 329-7152 or emailing Dr. Marty Brock, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. What will happen when I meet with a BPS advisor?

  • Your advisor will talk to you about your interests and evaluate your transcripts. The evaluation will reveal what courses you have already taken that will meet the BPS program requirements. This will give you an idea of how long completing the degree will take.

3. Is there an application process for the BPS program?

  • No. If you decide you want to pursue a BPS degree, you complete a “change of major” form in Banner Web.  It is recommended that you first speak with a BPS advisor before completing the change of major request.

4. What can I do with a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree?

  • The BPS degree does not prepare you for any specific job. Your job opportunities will depend greatly on your efforts to secure employment. PRO 490 Professional Studies Seminar will help with your employment seeking preparation. By completing your degree, however, you will become one of only approximately 15% of Mississippians who have a Bachelor's degree. This alone greatly enhances your employment opportunities.

5. What are some good things about the BPS program?

  • Probably the most appealing characteristic of the program is the flexibility it provides the student. BPS students may select courses from across campus based upon their interest or the availability (e.g., evening or day courses) and delivery (e.g., online or traditional classes) of the courses. The other appealing aspect is that the BPS program allows students to complete a degree who may not have been able to do so otherwise.