The Undergraduate Studies Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program is designed specifically to prepare adult learners to think critically and act responsibly to improve society, to acquire intercultural and global awareness and to continue to grow personally and professionally across changes in family, community and work roles.
Principle Curricular Goals
We are dedicated to enabling and inspiring our students to:
- Develop analytical writing skills.
- Develop an awareness of and ability to integrate diverse perspectives.
- Master the content in the chosen academic discipline.
- Demonstrate effective group interaction skills within a diverse environment.
The curriculum consists of diverse modes of study, a balanced distribution of credits, an integrated set of course offerings, and topical electives for independent study and skill building. Being transfer credit friendly, the curriculum equally honors academic coursework and experiential learning.
The four basic modes of study are as follows:
- Academic Seminars: Classes of approximately 20 students that meet Saturdays. This is the standard format. Occasionally, courses are offered on weekday evenings. (3 credits each)
- Professional Development Seminars: These seminars emphasize the integration of academic learning with students’ work experiences. (3-4 credits each)
- Workshops: Classes that meet for an eight-hour session, usually on a Sunday. The focus is on special skills or limited topics. (1 credit each)
- Independent Study: Self-directed study organized by the advanced student and approved, supervised and evaluated by a member of the faculty. (1-5 credits each)