What Is Professional Studies?

For more than 100 years, Southwestern College has offered, high-quality, in-demand degrees for traditional students on the main campus. But Southwestern College understands that not all students are a traditional student right out of high school, and not all students choose to earn their degree in a traditional semester format.

Professional Studies was created to meet the growing demands and needs of today’s adults. Our professional staff and instructors understand your multiple obligations, and are here to assist you each step of your educational journey. Whether you started your associate’s or bachelor’s degree many years ago and never finished it, or if you are ready to start your master’s degree or earn a certificate, Southwestern College Professional Studies is here to help make your educational goals a reality.

By choosing to earn your degree at Southwestern College Professional Studies, you choose to take control of your education. Because we know you need flexibility to complete your degree, our programs are designed with you in mind.

  • You can choose to complete your courses completely online or at one of our center locations.
  • Most courses are 6-weeks in length. This allows for more intense learning, but a shorter time commitment per course. *There are eight, 6-week sessions each year.
  • You can take classes each consecutive session, or if family and work obligations require you to sit out a session, you can do so without putting your entire goal on hold.
  • Degree and certificate programs are chosen carefully so you earn a high-quality, in-demand degree.

At Southwestern College Professional Studies, we make earning your degree possible!