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Top 9 Undergraduate Pathways in Professional Studies 2019/2020

An undergraduate pathway program gives students the opportunity to prepare for bachelor's degree programs at universities while working on a second language. These courses can help individuals meet minimum requirements for attending a university, allowing them to get the most out of their education.

What is an undergraduate pathway in professional studies? This particular pathway is an interdisciplinary exploration of several different areas of study that can include business administration, culinary arts, accounting, computer information systems, and others. Participants are able to craft their own flexible course of study that combines more than one discipline. Students often take common classes in math, science, or history, like intro to algebra, biology, or the American Civil War.

Professional degrees can bestow students with several broad skills like time management. Additionally, they may learn career-specific ones, too. For example, in the process of crafting their own schedules, students learn decision-making and adaptability.

Thorough research is key to determining the cost of an undergraduate pathway program. All institutions differ in terms of the types of programs they offer, so it follows that minor cost discrepancies exist too. Looking into it ahead of time is always ideal.

Professional studies undergraduate pathways can help individuals in a variety of future careers. If the position brings together many different types of disciplines, all the better. In fact, many professional studies participants eventually find careers working for government, technology, or nonprofits. Some of the most common examples include working as a paralegal, operations manager, or administrative assistant. Other jobs may include office manager, buyer, executive chef, or systems administrator.

Your location can’t stop you from bettering your education. In fact, universities all over the world give students the opportunity to take undergraduate pathway programs. If the closest institution near you doesn’t offer them, you may take online courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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9 Results in Professional Studies

Drew University

International Year One in Natural Sciences will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University. ... [+]

International Year One in Natural Sciences will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University.

Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your third year of undergraduate study at Drew University or at a number of well-known US universities. Progression is the transition from an INTO program to a university degree program.

Degree Program Components

4-Semester:

128 credit hour program 64 credit hours apply from Pathway 64 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 4 - 5 Semesters Start dates: 2019: August 2020: January, May, August 2021: January, May Fees: * Award: This Pathway program leads to a variety of majors in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and computer science. Course options: 4-Semester Pathway 5-Semester Pathway ... [-]
USA Madison
January 2020
Full-time
4 - 5 semesters
Campus
Hofstra University

International Year One in Health Science/Exercise Science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Hofstra University. ... [+]

International Year One in Health Science/Exercise Science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Hofstra University.

Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Hofstra University. This transition from an INTO Hofstra program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester

127 credit hour program 32 credit hours apply from Pathway 95 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester

127 credit hour program 16 credit hours apply from Pathway 111 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key Facts Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: August; 2020: January, August; 2021: January Fees: From $27,400 Academic Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5. High school diploma. English Language Requirements: From IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent Award: This Pathway program leads to a variety of bachelor's degrees at Hofstra University. Course Options: 1-Semester Pathway, 2-Semester Pathway, 3-Semester Pathway Your course options 1-Semester Pathway ... [-]
USA New York
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Bournemouth & Poole College

Designed specifically for International students, the International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in eight g ... [+]

DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Designed specifically for International students, the International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in eight generic subject areas:

Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Humanities, Media, Music, Performing Arts and Science.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth – Business Studies, Humanities and Science Venue: North Road, Poole – Art and Design, Computing, Media, Music and Performing Arts Duration: One year, full time Start date: September Introduction

The main purpose of this programme is to enable you to gain direct progression to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a UK university. Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities, including those listed (left).... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Washington State University

International Year One in Social Sciences/Humanities will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Washington State University. Upon succ ... [+]

International Year One in Social Sciences/Humanities will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Washington State University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Washington State University. This transition from an INTO WSU program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components:

2-Semester:

120-133 credit hour program 23 credit hours apply from Pathway 97-110 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120-133 credit hour program1 6 credit hours apply from Pathway 104-117 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $16,500 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Course options: 1-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Pullman
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of Stirling

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety o ... [+]

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety of degree subjects available including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sports Studies. A flexible modular degree structure means you can keep your options open and tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. As a single programme of study, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Don't have the score you need to enter your preferred program? Need to complete specific subjects or other prerequisites, like a portfolio? If the answer is 'yes', join u ... [+]

Why Foundation Studies?

Foundation Studies allows you to focus on areas of interest to you while improving your academic skills in a supportive environment.

Study at your own pace

Foundation studies offer two start dates across the year so you can choose a time that suits you.

Support and individual attention

Our teachers and support staff provide guidance, counseling, support and individual attention as soon as you start.

Mentoring and social activities

Our First 30 Days Program will offer you support, guidance and reassurance as you settle into your new home here in Melbourne. We also offer a range of social activities to help you make friends and adjust to your new environment.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Queensland University of Technology

Our range of academic programs is designed to prepare you to meet the entry requirements for your approved QUT course. You will also be able to experience and become fami ... [+]

Overview

Our range of academic programs is designed to prepare you to meet the entry requirements for your approved QUT course. You will also be able to experience and become familiar with Australian life and university culture.

Foundation programs

Our Foundation programs can help prepare you for a QUTIC Diploma program or a QUT undergraduate degree after either Grade 11 or Grade 12 high school (or equivalent), depending on your school. This program will also help you meet the academic and English requirements for undergraduate study.

Depending on your academic level, you can join either of our Foundation programs:

Standard Foundation program Extended Foundation program ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
HIC Hertfordshire International College

Our vibrant School of Creative Arts offers an inspiring and supportive environment in which to start your journey towards a creative career. Our film, media, design, visu ... [+]

Overview

Our vibrant School of Creative Arts offers an inspiring and supportive environment in which to start your journey towards a creative career. Our film, media, design, visual arts, music and art therapy courses are all led by talented artists, experienced lecturers and industry experts.

We'll help you develop your creative curiosity by putting the latest technology at your fingertips, including 3D printers, a motion capture studio, a construction and carving workshop, jewelry benches, sound control rooms, darkrooms and post-production suites.

Design encompasses and touches virtually every aspect of our daily lives. As a designer, your creative decisions will determine the shape, look, feel and scope of the 'products' that people will buy and consume as part of their daily lives.... [-]

United Kingdom Hatfield
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
LBIC London Brunel International College

Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at Brunel are a vibrant community of students and academic staff who are engaged in exploring the world we live in and engaging ... [+]

Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at Brunel are a vibrant community of students and academic staff who are engaged in exploring the world we live in and engaging with ways of changing it for the better. The college is committed to delivering excellent research-led teaching and in preparing its students to lead successful lives and to have brilliant careers.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

Fees 2019 University Foundation - Two Semester EU £9,250 International £14,900

September is the only available intake for EU students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

All LBIC course fees may be subject to a review; please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to change.... [-]

United Kingdom Uxbridge
January 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus