School of Technology and Public Management
The Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell offers the bachelor of professional studies degree (BPS). This degree is intended for students who have completed associate of applied science (AAS) degrees either at community colleges or technical schools, and who desire to enhance their knowledge, analytical abilities and critical thinking skills for upward mobility in their field. The BPS is not a degree in business. The program is to provide a seamless transition from technical fields to an appropriate baccalaureate program while enhancing the liberal arts component of the student's education.
Students entering this program must meet the standard admission requirements of Austin Peay State University. The program is an inverted 2+2 program in which the student takes the first two years of coursework at a community college or technical school in an associate of applied science program, and completes the junior and senior years at APSU. Because the program is designed to admit students from a wide variety of AAS programs, the curriculum is diverse and varied. Each student must complete a "contract" specifying a program of study listing required courses and prerequisites. BPS graduates must complete the TBR core requirements and have 39 hours of upper division credits.