Department Head: Dr. Jack B. Hamlin
For many people, the most rewarding public service can be found in helping to maintain the standard of living within their own communities.
The Department of Professional Studies offers numerous professional studies programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies and a master’s in professional studies degree to help students to improve the community by maintaining and providing excellence and quality in research, public service, law, criminal justice-related fields, and continuing education programs.
Degrees and programs available in this department include pre-law studies, criminal justice administration, domestic security management, alternative dispute resolution, and paralegal studies. The Department of Professional Studies also offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration.