Practical, Career Focused University Degree Programs
Each bachelor’s program offered through HU’s Adult Degree Program delivers practical, accelerated “learn-it-tonight-use-it-tomorrow” skills that prepare you to seize career opportunities in today’s fastest growing fields. Your degree program will include opportunities to work independently and collaboratively with your instructors and classmates on projects that ensure you not only understand theories but also can apply them to real-world challenges. Classes are small so you will get to know your instructors and fellow students well. However, since you can complete the program at your own pace, there are no cohorts. You can jump in or take a break anytime between sessions. Students can choose to complete their degree either 100% online or in a blended format.
Expert Faculty With Real World Experience
Before any course is offered through the Adult Degree Program, we collaborate with business leaders in the discipline and find out where they think the field is headed and what they consider the skills most vital to success. These ideas form the nucleus of what each course covers. To make the program even more connected to the actual work environment, most courses are facilitated by a business professional who is working or has worked extensively in the field. These course leaders also hold excellent academic credentials.
While no internship is required in the Adult Degree Program, in each course throughout your program you will take part in collaborative and independent learning experiences and complete two practical hands-on projects that build your skills in critical areas.
In order to make the Adult Degree Program as valuable as possible, you may complete assignments that involve several of the following:
- Blogs, journals, logs
- Case studies and problem-solving scenarios
- Required online chat rooms for group projects
- Conference calls
- Discussion boards
- Self-directed field trips and tours
- Individual and/or group projects
- Guided projects
- In-class (virtual or classroom) instruction, presentations and self-assessments
- Instructional CDs, PowerPoints and videos
- Library research or Web-Quest Internet research
- Online quizzes
- Reflection paper or article review
- Web conferencing
In addition to the core courses specifically relating to your major, you will also complete General Education courses that ensure you possess the knowledge and skills required to succeed in science and technology fields. These include selected mathematics and communications courses that ensure you gain a well-rounded university education through the Adult Degree Program.
Of special note: If you earned a grade of C or higher for General Education courses taken at other institutions, you may be able to transfer this credit and apply it to your Adult Degree Program.
|Students need to earn 120* total credits comprised of the following domains:|
|General Education||30 credits|
|Program Requirements||48-50 credits|
|Experiential Learning||12 credits|
*Students may transfer in a maximum of 87 credits or 70 credits from a two-year institution. Students must complete 33 credits in residence at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Students must earn a cumulative 2.00 GPA or higher in all coursework and must successfully complete all of the requirements of the declared program of study for which the degree is to be awarded.
|2016-2017 Program Catalog|