BA Degree Completion Programs

Degree Completion Programs | Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Modular Format for Adult Learners

The Degree Completion Program (DCP) is a non-traditional program specifically designed for adults who want to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree but who are unable to attend traditional semester programs.

For Adult Learners
25 years and older
Modular format
– one course at a time
Online Evening Classes
– one night a week
– study in a group with other adult learners

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Completion Program

Students with initial transfer credit can be enrolled into the Degree Completion Program.

  • Estimated time to complete: 3-4 years
  • Total credit hours: 120 including transfer credits

Available Majors

Specific Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must be 25 years or older. Exceptions to this may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of accredited transferable university or college credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
  • Requires initial transfer of between 30-42 credit hours.
Note: Students who do not have a minimum of 30 credits to transfer into the program can still enroll, but they should expect the program to take longer to complete.

Modular Format

Students complete one course (module) at a time for five consecutive weeks and participate in guided independent study. A one-week break follows after each course. Courses run year-round from fall through summer.

Cohort Community

Each student entering the BA DCP program in the modular format will join a cohort of other modular students. A cohort is a group of adult learners who start the program at the same time, move through the program together, and take the same courses at the same time.

Commitment Expectations

Students will be expected to attend all classes and contribute through small group discussions and seminar presentations. Pre-recorded lecture material will be available outside of class time so that much of the class time will be dedicated to discussion, group work, or interactive problem solving. Outside of class time, students can expect to spend 14–18 hours per week on listening to lecture material, supplemental readings and written course assignments.