Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Leadership and Organizational Studies, Integrative Professional Studies, B.S.

The Integrative Professional Studies (IPS) degree completion program was designed to meet the needs of transfer and returning students* who have a variety of academic backgrounds, employment experience, and career aspirations. Students in the program complete their degrees through a combination of LOS courses, transfer credits, and prior learning assessment.

This program may be completed face-to-face on our Portland campus, fully online, or through a combination of the two. For more information, please contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu

Please visit the Office of Admission for application information.

*Returning USM students must not have been enrolled for at least two years in order to be eligible for this degree completion program option. This option is not available as a double major or dual degree.

Program Requirements

Requirements for students pursuing this concentration within the major are:

  • At least 75 credits transferred into the program*
  • Completion of at least 120 credits
  • Satisfaction of the 30 credit hours residency requirement for USM
  • Satisfaction of the USM Core curriculum requirements including LOS 400 - Senior Seminar: Global Citizenship  (e.g., Capstone)

Completion of the following LOS major courses (16 credits):

Completion of 12 credit hours in LOS electives that are 300-level or higher.

LOS Electives are listed below. Please note that not all LOS electives are available online.

Recommended Course Sequence

Students selecting this degree completion program as an option within the LOS major work closely with advisors to facilitate transfer credit, prior learning assessment, and course selection.

USM Core Requirements

The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.