B.S., Workforce and Professional Studies

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University of West Florida

Bachelor of Science, Workforce and Professional Studies

Are you interested in a teaching or administrative career in one of the most rapidly growing fields in education today: Workforce Education? You will learn how to develop and implement educational materials, and to plan, supervise, conduct, and evaluate workforce and training programs in business, industry, and government. This degree is perfect for students interested in pursuing a teaching certification. You will develop valuable experience with faculty who have real-world experience and associations within the Career and Adult Education field.

This fully-online program is ideal for students who have full–time jobs or live outside the university’s immediate service area. UWF’s online campus makes it easy for you to interact with classmates and professors in a diversified virtual classroom setting. Students who pursue a degree in Workforce and Professional Studies graduate with multiple employment opportunities.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some of the common professional paths for graduates:

  • Trainer
  • Workforce Education Director
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Career Counselor
  • Business Program Trainer
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 from all attempted college courses. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 and be in good academic standing at your most recent institution prior to enrolling at UWF.

Fewer than 60 credit hours: 

High School Academic Courses- Eligible candidates should have the following courses completed in these subject areas at the time of high school graduation: Official SAT or ACT +writing scores are required for an admission decision. We superscore, which means, we will take the best sub sectional scores from each ACT or SAT you submit. Therefore, you should submit all SAT or ACT scores for consideration.

Follow the list below:

• 4 units – English
• 4 units – Math (Algebra I and above)
• 3 units – Natural Science
• 3 units – Social Science
• 2 units – Foreign Language - Level 1 & 2 (same language)
• 2 units – Electives from areas above

A.A. degree or more than 60 credit hours: 

  • Review Admissions dates and deadlines
  • Apply
  • Send your college transcripts
  • Check your application status
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid- school code 003955
  • Apply for a Complete Florida Scholarship
  • Request exception to immunization requirement
  • Review online course offerings
  • Contact your Academic Advisor
  • Review academic dates and deadlines
  • Review registration instructions
  • Review class schedule details
  • Pay fees