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SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 
SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.)

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EXCEL is a non-traditional, degree-completion program administered through Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Provided as an alternative to the 5-week accelerated bachelor’s degree program, EXCEL is designed specifically for adults who have significant work-related experience in the field in which they plan to finish their degree, at least 50 college credits completed, a clear sense of career goals, and strong academic ability. 

EXCEL is a highly individualized program that provides the flexibility that many adults desire in order to accelerate degree completion. Applications are reviewed year-round. In addition to supplying college transcripts, references, and a written goal statement, applicants must come to campus for a pre-admission interview and fill out an online application.

A Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) can be earned through the EXCEL program. The BPS is offered with majors in:

  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Services
  • Human Services - Behavioral & Addictions Counseling
  • Information Systems

Degree Requirements:

This program employs the assessment of experiential learning as a significant element in fulfilling degree requirements of 125 credits for a Bachelor’s degree. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) examinations, independent study, and traditional college courses are used to fulfill course requirements. In addition, a Course Equivalency Proposal (CEP) argues and documents that the learner has already achieved the learning outcomes of a specific Elizabethtown College course and can be used to satisfy credit for a course. Students are required to take a one-credit EXCEL Essentials course to review various components of the EXCEL program. 

For more information, please contact Julie Walton at 717-361-3588 or waltonja@etown.edu

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