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    Professional Studies

    Beginning in Fall 2018, Lackawanna College will expand its bachelor’s degree options to include a degree in Professional Studies and Professional Studies English Writing Track.

    Students enrolled in the Professional Studies degree will be able to take advantage of the same unparalleled academic and extracurricular services that are hallmarks of the College’s history in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Professional Studies (General)

    Fast Facts

    • The four-year Professional Studies degree provides students the opportunity to create their own interdisciplinary study which suits their professional goals.
    • Students will begin their degree with the classics – philosophy, English, and science – and expand into other disciplines, creating an individualized program of study. Students will choose a number of courses from the humanities, social sciences, business, and math and science divisions to create a well-rounded program that suits their professional needs.
    • Professional Studies students may complete introductory classes in a wide variety of disciplines, which gives them a chance to become familiar with the requirements of many fields and helps them to assess their potential for professional success in careers related to these studies.
    • Our bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare students for employment locally, regionally, or nationally.
    • Internships will offer students the real-world experience they need to succeed after graduation.

    Objectives

    Students enrolled in the Professional Studies bachelor’s degree will:

    • Be able to demonstrate analytical and creative reasoning skills in a broad range of studies.
    • Be provided with a program that allows for interdisciplinary studies.
    • Effectively demonstrate quantitative and/or analytical problem-solving skills.
    • Effectively communicate ideas through written expression.
    • Integrate multi-disciplinary course offerings as a plan to develop themselves as a whole.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide works on subjects relating to human existence – social, political, philosophical, technological, and cultural – through selected areas of study.

    Professional Studies (English Writing Track)

    The Professional Studies English Writing Track degree shapes today’s writers. Students will build their degree from a strong Professional Studies foundation while developing their writing technique through intensive creative and professional writing courses.

    Fast Facts

    • The program offers classes in technical writing, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
    • Students will study literature from a writer’s perspective and hone their writing techniques in workshops and seminars.
    • Students will work with faculty advisors to determine the best related courses that will inform their written work.
    • Workshop and seminar critiques will include detailed reports and feedback to assess the mechanisms and structure of student writing, creating a plan of action to improve their work.
    • Our bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare students for employment locally, regionally, or nationally.
    • Internships will offer students the real-world experience they need to succeed after graduation.

    Objectives

    Students enrolled in the Professional Studies English Writing Track bachelor’s degree will:

    • Demonstrate analytical and creative reasoning skills in a broad range of studies.
    • Be provided with a program that is writing intensive.
    • Demonstrate quantitative and/or analytical problem-solving skills.
    • Effectively communicate ideas through written expression.
    • Integrate multi-disciplinary course offerings as a plan to develop themselves as a whole.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide works on subjects relating to human existence: social, political, philosophical, technological, and cultural studies through theories of written communication, while creating works for both creative and professional purposes.
    • Explore writing and literature through the cultural lens of today’s writing platforms.
    • Explore the basics of publishing, such as query letters, proposals, and cover letters.
    • Be engaged with the local writing community through community reading series and workshops.

    These degrees will be offered exclusively at our main campus in Scranton.