The Department of Professional Studies delivers courses and support for students in the areas of communications, business and computer science. The overarching goal of the department is to give our students the tools to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and technical professionals. With this goal in mind, we introduce students to professionalism through coursework, clubs and hands-on internships. By the modeling and practice of communication skills, we promote our students’ ability to express themselves clearly, to listen actively, to think critically, to discuss academic materially thoughtfully, to present ideas and information effectively, and to advocate for themselves competently.
One focus of our department is entrepreneurship and innovation. A $1 million gift from noted economist Paul McCulley established the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Business and Entrepreneurship Instruction at Landmark College in 2014. One part of this center is the Landmark Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program, which provides funding for student innovation teams to develop an idea or product and seek additional outside funding for further development. In addition, the Morgan Le Fay Center hosts several guest speakers and special programs on campus each year for the entire student body.
A.S. and B.S. in Computer Science
Both computer science degrees have an emphasis on programming and software engineering. The A.S. degree provides a general introduction to computer science, starting out with programming in Java. The B.S. degree, designed using the ACM Guidelines for Computing Programs, provides students with the skillset necessary to work within a broad area of computer science, including software engineering, networking, internet programming, mobile application programming and web science.
A.A. in Business Studies
The Business Programs' Professional Business Core provides students with a basic understanding of the business environment, management theory, marketing, and accounting practices. The specific requirements allow students to select a course of study that prepares them to seek entry-level managerial positions or to transfer to a four-year institution as business majors. Additionally, Landmark’s A.A. in Business follows the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), of which Landmark is an educational member.