About the College of Professional Studies

Our Mission

Carson-Newman’s College of Professional Studies helps adults and working professionals reach their full potential by preparing them for meaningful careers and thriving lives.

Our Vision

For over 150 years, Carson-Newman has provided an exceptional educational experience. Yet as the higher educational landscape continues to change, many adults and working professionals are seeking an affordable, distinctly Christian, transformational educational experience, one that will help them advance their careers, find meaning in their profession, and help them reach their full potential. Many adults and working professionals value this type of educational experience, yet they need flexible, innovative learning experiences that can fit into their work & life balance. Many of them may never be able to come to Jefferson City for these learning experiences. Whether a student is in west Knoxville, within the state of Tennessee in Nashville, outside the state in Atlanta, Austin, Lakeland, Tampa, or Orlando, or around the world in Brazil, India, or Vietnam, Carson-Newman’s College of Professional Studies exists to help students reach their full potential by preparing them for meaningful careers and thriving lives.

Carson-Newman’s College of Professional Studies’ vision is to:

  • Extend programs to reach and serve new students
  • Enhance the Carson-Newman educational experience
  • Empower students to thrive throughout their lives

As the contemporary world continues to change at an unprecedented rate, adults and working professionals face new challenges every day. The College of Professional Studies exists to serve students throughout their lives, providing them with flexible, innovative, and transformational learning experiences that equip them to shape their future.

our vision is to…

See graduates who are…by being a force that…
Equipped to meet the professional & workforce needs of our societyOffers innovative, purposeful, transformative, and results-driven education that meets the present and future needs of our world
Embodying meaning, values, and character in their personal and professional livesProvides education that integrates Christian values in learning, leading, and serving
Engaging in lifelong learning to serve the present & future needs of our societyServes students at every stage of their lives in whatever formats that best fit their needs

Why Carson-Newman's College of Professional Studies?

We know that juggling work, home, and family is tough. Adding an educational goal makes it even more challenging. Choosing Carson-Newman to move you forward in your calling and career makes it possible to have the balance you’re looking for without sacrificing any of the quality and rigor you’d expect from a world-class institution. Our programs work on an accelerated schedule that allows you to work in the way that you study best: in-person, online, or a mixture of both.