Professional Development

Let this degree be the stepping stone to where you want to go. If you need flexibility, have some credits you want to transfer, or desire a promotion at work, a Professional Development degree may be a good place to start.

What you’ll love about Professional Development

Your Subject

The subject area may be broadly defined as courses in common disciplines (i.e. science, foreign language, business, etc.).

Your Pace

Go at your pace while being a part of the AU culture and student experience.

Your Format

After you select your discipline, choose from a variety of courses to create the schedule you want.

Your Career

At Anderson University, we want to get to know you, partner with you, and help you move forward in your career.

Your Success

No matter the course, be confident that you will have classes taught by faculty who want you to succeed.

Your Degree

With a liberal arts degree, you get to experience a variety of disciplines to discover what you are drawn to.

The Student Experience

Each experience depends on the concentration the student selects. Students may have an internship, go on a Tri-S global trip, or participate in community service for part of their experience.


Associate of Science Option

Anderson University also offers a unique opportunity for any student who wants an associate degree in general studies. Should you choose to continue your education after earning your associate degree, the 60 credits earned in this program also fulfill 50% of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.


How to Apply

Completed application materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Here’s how to get started:


Complete the free application


Send official transcripts from all colleges attended to  


If you have less than 12 college credit hours, also send your high school transcripts to


  • LART 4500 
  • 30 hours in concentration area and 2.0 GPA in concentration area
  • 40-43 hours of liberal arts core requirements


  • Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (applied to tuition): $50
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour: $399
  • Program Hours: 36 (This number varies depending on the number of credit hours tranferred).
  • Textbooks purchased independently

Additional Requirements

  • At least 30 hours from upper-division courses
  • At least 60 hours completed at Anderson University
  • 120 total hours completed (2.0 GPA)