California State University, Long Beach                             Policy Statement


05-15

November 14, 2005

BS in Occupational Studies, Option in

Integrative Professional Studies (code OCSTBS07)

This new option was recommended by the Academic Senate on September 22, 2005 and approved by the President on November 1, 2005.

Option in Integrative Professional Studies (code OCSTBS07) (120 units)

The integrative professional studies option provides students the opportunity to create a curriculum composed of courses and experiences that meet their individual career needs. Competence in leadership, management, professional communication, diversity, technology, and problem solving is the focus of this degree option. This option is designed for individuals who: 1) Have been out of high school or community college for several years; 2) Have at least five years of work experience; 3) Qualify for admission to the university as an upper division transfer student; and 4) Want and need a baccalaureate degree.

Students may use a combination of college transfer credit, military courses, credit-by-examination (CLEP), and portfolio credit for college-level learning achieved from work and life experiences. Transfer credits from professional or technical degrees earned at accredited institutions are accepted.

The required courses for this degree (35 units) are: OCST 300, 330, 388I, 420 or 421 or 422, 456, 457I, 485, 492, 480, 483, 490. This option also requires 47 units of professional competency coursework determined in consultation with an Occupational Studies Department academic advisor. Professional competency courses for completing the 120 unit requirement for graduation can be met in many ways, including OCST 301 (1-9 units), transfer technical courses and profession-related courses in other departments. Performance in college-level or proficiency examinations approved by CSU will also be accepted.


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2006

Code: OCSTBS07

College: 15

Career: UG

IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 08395

IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 08395