Professional Studies


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Relevant Academics

Taught by expert faculty with esteemed academic credentials and industry experience, Vanguard University’s programs are designed specifically to meet demands of students and employers.

Supportive Community

Vanguard is recognized as a university where teaching and mentorship are a defining part of the culture. Connections to internships, colleagues who work in a variety of industries, and a built-in supportive Christian network,

Convenient Schedules

To give you maximum flexibility, courses are available online, in the classroom, or a combination of both.

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Thriving Alumni

As the first four-year college in Orange County, Vanguard University has been equipping Spirit-empowered leaders and servants for nearly 100 years.

Student Highlights

– BA in Psychology: concentration in Human Development

I would always pray, ‘Use me Lord, send me.’

I had always fought against the idea that I’d become a pastor, even though I joined the Army seeing it as a mission field, and now I feel like God is sending me right back there specifically to minister to other soldiers. There is nothing in this world I haven’t gone through. God used Vanguard University to bring me out of despair and to thrive, and God has been preparing me all along to be this man, and to do this job.

Chris Kupitz, ‘13

– Professional Studies Business Student
– Founded Hidden House Coffee Roasters

Running my own business has definitely taught me things that cannot be taught through school.

Prior to my business career I was in the Marine Corps, and learned a totally different skill set. With the different experiences in life that I have encountered it is refreshing to find a school/ program I can use all my experiences. The SPS program has encouraged me, challenged me, and pushed me to want to be better in my business life, as well as my faith. The program really has opened my eyes to a different side of education that I have never had before. I would 100% recommend this program to anyone out there.

Ben Briggs, ‘17

– Professional Studies Business Student

– co-founded The Created Co.

As part of the same cohort for two years, I was able to develop so many relationships,” he says.

“The cohort created a commonality with people and encouraged us to connect to others in a particular way. Every person you meet is valuable—you help them, and they help you. At Vanguard, we learn all the important ‘business stuff,’ but we also learn in a business context that people really matter. I’m going to take that with me

Ryan Schneider, ‘13


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