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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Professional Studies, Advertising, B.I.S.

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B.I.S. In Applied Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Applied Professional Studies prepares graduates with core competencies necessary for successful careers in for‑profit business. Combined with solid training in communication and writing skills, these competencies include basic understandings of economics, finance, statistics, decision sciences, management, and marketing. Beyond these core competencies, students may craft a specialization to fit their future career goals or choose to receive training in one of five areas of specialization: Advertising, Allied Health Leadership, Economic Development, Financial Administration, or Office Administration.

Similar to other majors within the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree program, the BIS in Applied Professional Studies is intended for those interested in obtaining a highly relevant and practical degree that provides advancement opportunities in their current employment, and for those who are starting or interested in changing their professional careers. The program of study for the BIS in Applied Professional Studies consists of four components: General Education Requirements (44 hours); Core Requirements (24 hours), Track Requirements (15 hours), and Electives* (37 hours).

Major in Applied Professional Studies

General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.

See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Major-Specific General Education Requirements

Please note that many majors have specific general education requirements.  Please see a faculty advisor in your department if you need further clarification. You will be required to take the following courses to meet your general education and applied professional studies requirements including:

Track: 15 Sem. Hrs.

Electives*: 37 Sem. Hrs.

*Students entering the BIS Program with an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts degree from a regionally-accredited two-year institution may receive up to 30 hours of transfer credit towards Electives upon verification of such degree.

Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.

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