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Online Degrees, Minors and Certificates

The Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies offers more than 20 accredited online degree programs that can be completed on your schedule. 

Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

Online Certificate and Minor Programs

Our online certificate and minor programs are available as stand-alone certificates or as minors to be combined with a major in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

Tracks offered as part of the Security and Strategic Intelligence certificate:

  • Business Continuity
  • Global Corporate Security
  • Strategic Intelligence

Tracks offered as part of the Computer Information Systems certificate:

  • Data Analytics
  • Health Care Information Systems
  • Information Security and Assurance

Additional online programs are offered at Saint Louis University through other schools and colleges.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

If you are currently an undergraduate student and are already looking ahead toward your graduate education, consider our accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s bridge program. The B.A.-to-M.A. program is designed for working professionals wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree and professional master’s degree while maintaining part- or full-time employment.

As a part of their undergraduate studies, students can take courses that can be applied toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students must request permission to take graduate-level courses as a part of their undergraduate education; but if accepted to the graduate program, these courses would be applied toward the degree completion requirements. Ask your academic coach about the bridge option.

Undergraduate to SPS Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Studies
  • ORLD 5000: Organizational Dynamics
  • ORLD 5010: Contemporary Organizational Leadership
  • ORLD 5050: Ethical Evidence-Based Decision Making

Select one course below:

  • ORLD 5100: Professional Leadership Development
  • ORLD 5150: Talent Management
  • ORLD 5350: Team Leadership
Undergraduate to SPS Master’s in Applied Analytics
  • AA 5000: Foundations of Analytics
  • AA 5221: Applied Analytics Methods I
  • AA 5250: Project Management

Select one course below:

  • AA 5222: Survey Analytics and Methods
  • AA 5223: Experimental Analytics and Methods
Undergraduate to SPS Master’s in Strategic Intelligence
  • INT 5000: The Intelligence Cycle
  • INT 5050: Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • ORLD 5050: Ethical Evidence-Based Decision Making

Select one course below:

  • ORLD 5000: Organizational Dynamics
  • ORLD 5010: Contemporary Organizational Leadership
Undergraduate to SPS Master’s in Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 5000: Cybersecurity Principles
  • CYBR 5010: Networking Concepts
  • ORLD 5050 Ethical Evidence-Based Decision Making

Select one course below:

  • ORLD 5000: Organizational Dynamics
  • ORLD 5010: Contemporary Organizational Leadership

Complete List of Online Degrees and Programs

Core Curriculum

Most degrees offered in Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies require you to take a core set of courses as you pursue your degree. Degree programs in aviation, nursing and social work have different core curricula.

The core curriculum offers an integrated selection of courses that:

  • Help you master communication skills in writing, speaking and interpersonal relations.
  • Provide you with a broad liberal arts education through different disciplines.
  • Promote the practical knowledge and the theoretical framework required for competent performance in the changing workplace.
  • Expose you to emerging workplace technology.
  • Develop an understanding of the ethical and moral principles that reflect the Christian values of the Jesuit tradition.
  • Educate your whole person in habits of critical thinking, leadership, respect for cultural diversity, services to others and lifelong learning.

Core Curriculum Courses

You will take a total of 48 credit hours as part of the core. 

Communication and Technology
  • CIS 1150: Concepts and Applications of Technology (3 credit hours)
  • CMMK 1210: Public Speaking in Organizational Life (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 2005: Writing and Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4005: Business and Professional Writing (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 12


HIST 1115: Origins of Modern World to 1500 (3 credit hours)
HIST 1125: Origins Modern World 1500 to Present (3 credit hours)
HIST 3485: U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3 credit hours)
HIST 3525: Contemporary America, 1945-Present (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 3

Fine Arts and Literature
  • Any three-hour fine and performing arts course
  • Any three-hour literature course

Total Credit Hours: 6

  • PHIL 1055: Intro to Philosophy: Self and Reality (3 credit hours)
    PHIL 1105: Intro to Philosophy: Critical Thinking (3 credit hours)
  • PHIL 2055: Ethics (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 6

  • THEO 1005: Theological Foundations (3 credit hours)
  • Any three-hour theology course level 2000 or higher

Total Credit Hours: 6

Social Science

Take any two of the following courses below based on the requirements of your degree program. The courses you select must be in different disciplines.

  • POLS 1105: American Politics (3 credit hours)
  • PSYK 1010: General Psychology (3 credit hours) PSYK 1010 is required for degrees in security and strategic intelligence and organizational studies.
  • PST 1900: Survey of Economics (3 credit hours) PST 1900 is required for an organizational studies degree.
  • SOC 1105: Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 1105 is required for degree in security and strategic intelligence.
  • SOC 1205: Introduction to Anthropology (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 6

Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning

Pick one science course, one quantitative reasoning course (two options are listed below) and an additional course from either discipline.

  • CIS 2850: Principles of Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 1205: College Algebra (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 6


One of the courses listed above or one of your general elective courses must meet the diversity requirement. Below are examples of courses that count the diversity core. Contact your advisor for an updated list.

  • ENGL 3335: World Literary Traditions III (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3545: Literature of the African Diaspora (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3565: Ethnic American Literature (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3825: Islamic Middle East (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 1205: Introduction to Anthropology (3 credit hours)
  • THEO 3795: Studies in Non-Christian Religious Traditions (3 credit hours)
  • SPR 3800: Eastern Spirituality (3 credit hours)
  • SPR 3840: Women, Religion and Spirituality (3 credit hours)