If you’re motivated to complete a degree on your own schedule, and you want the freedom to customize it with curriculum from alternative resources, the Open College at Kaplan University offers you two affordable, flexible choices:
Associate of Science in Professional Studies
The Associate of Science in Professional Studies (ASPr) is a smart choice to begin your college degree journey. To enroll, you must have completed at least one college course.
The program consists of 90 quarter credit hours, including the standard general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an Associate of Science degree from Kaplan University.
Graduates of the ASPr are prepared to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, or enroll in an online bachelor’s degree program at Kaplan University.
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPr) is an excellent choice if you have transfer credits, open course credit, or experiential learning credit (including military).
The BSPr program consists of 180 quarter credit hours, including the standard general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Kaplan University.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies at the OC@KU may enroll in an online master’s degree program at Kaplan University.
Create an Individual Learning Plan
When you begin your program, you work with a faculty advisor to develop an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Together, you choose focus area(s) that align with your professional and personal goals, as well as your planned course of study.
The ILP maps out the coursework to be completed as part of the degree plan, including any previously earned credit and Kaplan University general education requirements, as well as a program outcome that matches your career goals. Throughout the course of your degree, you continue working with your faculty advisor to determine your status and revise your ILP.
Build Your Own Degree Path
|•||Complete MOOCs and access other learning resources from within and outside Kaplan University.|
|•||Earn credit toward your degree via course assessments, an experiential learning portfolio you develop through the Open College, transfer credits from a regionally or nationally accredited institutions, or eligible military training.*|
|•||To graduate, successfully complete a capstone class with a portfolio project.|
Learn With Flexibility and Focus
|•||Focus your degree to align with career outcomes based on your interests.|
|•||Choose electives alongside required general education coursework.|
|•||Customize your degree with prior credits, applied in a flexible fashion.|
|•||Progress through your program on your schedule, not ours.|
Develop Career Fundamentals
|•||Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate mastery of basic concepts in a professional field of interest.|
|•||Problem Solving: Evaluate information from multiple sources to find solutions to problems in professional contexts.|
|•||Strategic Thinking: Develop long- and short-term plans for success in the workplace.|
|•||Continuous Improvement: Apply data-driven approaches to making decisions and improving professional practice.|
|•||Career Outcomes: Work with faculty to create a program-specific outcome that matches your area of interest.|
Rethink How Tuition Works
|•||Instead of paying tuition by the credit hour, you pay a flat monthly rate of $195.†|
|•||After you complete a course, you take and pass a course assessment. Each is $100.|
|•||At the end of your degree program, you pay a one-time fee for the capstone course: $1,855 for the ASPr and $2,200 for the BSPr.|
|•||Refer to the Tuition and Fees Supplement for complete information.|
Enroll Now in the Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies to Get Your First 4 Months Free, or $780 Off Your Final Capstone Course.‡
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If you have questions about either professional studies degree, please call 855.791.7106 or email OpenCollegeAdvising@kaplan.edu to speak with an OC@KU Advisor.
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*Kaplan University does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy. †Access to learning materials, academic support, and Course Assessments is available for a monthly tuition rate of $195.00. Tuition for PR 499 and PR 299: Capstone and other program fees are additional. See the Tuition and Fees Supplement for complete information.
‡ See additional terms and conditions.