The College of Professional Studies provides students, faculty and the community with challenging academic and real world experiences in the context of local, national and global perspectives through traditional classroom setting, clinical/laboratory experiences and distance learning. Through a program of rigorous teaching, research, and community outreach/service, the College prepares students for professional careers and advanced study in the areas of Criminal Justice, Mass Communication, Nursing and Social Work. Graduates of the College of Professional Studies are competitive in their chosen careers, in addition to being socially conscious and productive members of the society.
The College offers continuing education courses on a limited basis. Such courses are offered when requested, provided the request addresses a documented need and the courses are self-supporting.
The College is comprised of four major professional programs offering four baccalaureate and four graduate programs, as detailed below:
The School of Nursing, offers the BSN and MSN degrees. The MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The School of Social Work, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), offers BSW and MSW degrees. The school offers an intensive preparation for professional positions in a variety of social work settings.
The Department of Mass Communication offers BA and MA degrees in mass communication. The BA program prepares students for a variety of career options in the broad field of mass communication and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The MA program offers thesis and non-thesis options.
The Department of Criminal Justice, one of the largest programs in terms of the number of majors on the campus, offer BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice. The BS in Criminal Justice offers an area of concentration in Paralegal Studies. The department prepares students for professional careers and advanced study in criminal justice and legal studies.
The Department of Sociology & Psychology serves a threefold purpose: 1) to offer courses that support the General Education Program and other academic majors; 2) to prepare students for graduate study and careers in the disciplines and closely related fields; and 3) to promote the development of students as responsible citizens. Additionally, the Department seeks to expose students enrolled in departmental courses to the current counseling, testing, and research methods common to the social sciences.
With well-qualified and competent faculty and professional staff, the College of Professional Studies prepares students for challenging careers in nursing, social work, mass communication and criminal justice. The College offers the following degree programs:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree:
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree:
Master of Arts (MA) degree:
Master of Science (MS) degree:
For further information, please contact:
Mrs. Laketha A. Richards
Administrative Assistant 4
College of Professional Studies
GSU Box 4219
Charles P. Adams Hall Rm 311
Grambling State University
College of Professional Graduate Studies
Campus Box 4239
Grambling, LA 71245