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2009-2010 Catalog 
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College of Professional Studies

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The mission of the College of Professional Studies is to prepare you for a meaningful career in business, engineering technologies, health sciences, or sports studies. We are also committed to providing the practical and theoretical background that enables your success in advanced educational programs.

Courses taught in professional studies combine hands-on learning experiences, based on guided professional practice. Many courses are conducted in on-campus laboratories that simulate the career or industrial settings in which you will work after graduation. Others, especially in the health sciences, are taught in off-campus, clinical settings, where you experience interactions with clients first hand.

Students in professional studies also take courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Many of these are career oriented, while some—especially in the General Education Program—are required of all university graduates.

For More Information

Jim Kadel, M.B.A., D.D.S., Interim Dean
Mattie Burton, PhD., RN, CNEA, Associate Dean
Sarah Clausing, B.S.B.A., Secretary
College of Professional Studies

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

Phone: 740.351.3270
Fax: 740.351.3354
E-mail: jkadel@shawnee.edu

Programs Offered

Master of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Individualized Studies
Bachelor of Science
  Business Administration, Accounting
  Business Administration, General
  Business Administration, Health Management
  Business Administration, Legal Assisting (2+2)
  Business Administration, Management
  Information Systems
  Computer Engineering Technology
  Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering
  Environmental Engineering Technology
  Nursing (RN-BSN)
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Sport Studies
  Athletic Training
  Exercise Science
  Sport Management
  Business Administration
  Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  Health Management
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Sport Coaching
  Sport Management
  Women’s Studies
Associate of Applied Business
  Accounting Technology
  Business Information Technology
  Business Management Technology
  Legal Assisting Technology
  Office Administration Technology
Associate of Applied Science
  Associate Degree Nursing
  Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
  Dental Hygiene
  Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  Emergency Medical Technology
  Medical Laboratory Technology
  Occupational Therapy Assistant
  Physical Therapist Assistant
  Plastics Engineering Technology
  Radiologic Technology
  Respiratory Therapy
Associate of Individualized Studies
Associate of Science
  Engineering Preparatory Studies
Associate of Technical Study
  (Pending OBR Approval)
  Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
  Plastics Engineering Technology

Reputation for Excellence

Employers of our graduates consistently give high marks and excellent reviews to Shawnee State’s professional studies programs, and many of our students are now successfully pursuing graduate level work or have entered professional schools. Our students’ performances on national and licensure exams are excellent; well above national averages. The College of Professional Studies continues to enhance this reputation for excellence.


Faculty in professional studies are experienced and academically credentialed or certified by appropriate professional associations in their career fields. Moreover, our faculty are committed to your success in the college classroom and in your career beyond Shawnee State University.

Commitment to the Future

In addition to the degree programs listed on the previous page, the College of Professional Studies is currently seeking approval for other academic programs that address the educational needs of students and the employment needs of business, industry, and health care. Just as we survey employers to determine employment needs for the future, we also ask you to inform us of your educational and occupational goals so that we can become an active partner in the pursuit of those goals.

If the College of Professional Studies does not currently offer a degree that meets your needs, you may design, with the help of your academic advisor, an associate’s or bachelor’s of individualized studies degree which includes two or more subject areas of interest to you.

We are proud of our graduates’ success. Your participation and ideas contribute to our tradition of excellence.

Double Major Guidelines

The completion of at least one major is required for a baccalaureate degree. The completion of a second major is an option which any College of Professional Studies student may elect. If you wish to pursue more than one major, you must consult with the appropriate department chairperson(s) or dean.

  • The two majors must be in different subject matters.
  • Each major must meet all the requirements set by the College of Professional Studies and the department offering the major.
  • Each major must contain at least 30 hours not found in the other major.

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