Frequently Asked Questions
The Professional Studies program at DBU leads to one of four baccalaureate degrees — Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Bachelor of Science (BS).
DBU's College of Professional Studies offers 18 different majors. Many students choose to major in the area of their expertise (e.g., a police officer would major in criminal justice or a business personnel director would major in business administration); however, some major in a completely different field of study. The interdisciplinary studies major offers additional flexibility, allowing you to study in two concentrations, one of which is your area of expertise.
DBU will initially accept an unlimited number of hours in transfer from regionally accredited four-year institutions and up to 66 hours from regionally accredited two-year colleges. All classes must carry a grade of "C" or higher and be college level. Selected hours from nonaccredited institutions or training programs may also be accepted as credit. Check with a College of Professional Studies academic counselor for more information.
At DBU it's up to you! While you might typically take six or nine credit hours during a traditional semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), our condensed semester options enable you to schedule classes in a concurrent, overlapping, or linear fashion throughout the year. Talk with your academic counselor to determine the pace that's right for you.
Since I live far from DBU and often travel for my company, what are the alternatives to taking classes at DBU's main campus?
DBU has two regional academic centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area - DBU Hurst-Colleyville and DBU North in Plano - that offer student services and a wide variety of courses leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. DBU also offers online courses. You can complete a bachelor's degree in several majors entirely over the Internet. Other alternatives to classroom time are CLEP tests and departmental examinations.
DBU makes it easy for you to attend information sessions, schedule meetings with academic counselors, or complete registration at the main campus, DBU North, or DBU Hurst-Colleyville.
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