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Bachelor Of Arts
Completion Program

Overview

At University College, you'll have a fresh academic start as your first 96 transferable quarter credits (64 semester hour credits) go directly toward your DU bachelor's degree...no hassles. Unlike other bachelor completion programs that arbitrarily limit the number of credits and try to match your courses to a set of requirements, University College welcomes your past credits to be put toward completing your bachelor's degree.

A service learning component provides students the opportunity to apply their coursework to a collaborative learning experience within their community that effectively prepares them to engage with society in a meaningful way throughout their lifetime.

Note: The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program is available entirely online or on campus in the evenings for some majors. Please consult with your academic advisor about course availability on campus.

Bachelor's completion worthy of working adults

You shouldn't have to sacrifice quality for flexibility and relevance in your education. And at University College you don't have to. The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program is designed, delivered, and priced exclusively for busy adults who have completed at least one year of undergraduate credit. It's our promise to deliver a personalized experience where you're treated as an individual, not just a number. The program and classes are smaller by design so that you're sure to have engaging experiences and develop the transferable skills and perspectives that truly add lasting value to your career and life−skills you can use immediately.

Busy adults who work full time and seek a degree completion program that will propel their career forward will benefit from this practical, unique program. Advanced courses led by professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach provide insight that you won't find anywhere else and can start applying immediately, making this degree a worthy investment in your present and future. Earn a convenient, esteemed bachelor's degree from the University of Denver online or on campus in the evenings through this leading program that offers an unparalleled structure, flexibility, and quality ideal for busy adults who want to build on their previous credits.

The bachelor's completion program offers students a fresh start, skills you can use immediately, flexible scheduling, a personalized experience. Select your major− Communication Arts; Leadership and Organization Studies; Environmental Studies; Information Technology; Global Commerce and Transportation; or Global Studies−and receive a practical education through convenient course schedules. Regardless of the major you choose, you'll begin your program with a series of courses that all students take called the Common Learning experience, during which you'll develop advanced skills in writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific reasoning.

At University College, we are dedicated to helping busy adults who are serious about earning their bachelor's degree. When students graduate from the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, they say the impact on their lives is transformative and immeasurable in value. While taking classes, you'll become a member of a vibrant community where we're serious about academics, community, and supporting you, and when you graduate you'll join a worldwide network of DU alumni who are passionate about improving the world they live in.

Fresh start

At University College, you'll have a fresh academic start as your first 96 transferable quarter credits (64 semester hour credits) go directly toward your DU bachelor's degree...no hassles. Unlike other bachelor completion programs that arbitrarily limit the number of credits and try to match your courses to a set of requirements, University College welcomes your past credits to be put toward completing your bachelor's degree.

Skills you can use now

Our program outcomes were designed with the input of the business, nonprofit, and public sector communities. In addition to these overarching bachelor program outcomes−creativity, critical thinking, knowledge utilization, decision making, empowerment, and effective communication−students will gain practical, real−world, major−specific skills that they can begin using right away. Degree completion, online or on campus, will provide students with leadership skills, budgeting techniques, and financial forecasting methods, persuasive writing and speaking techniques, and project management know−how. These interdisciplinary skills will greatly benefit your personal and professional life, whether you seek a new career opportunity or want to move ahead in your current position. The curriculum has been thoughtfully designed with you in mind, as it takes into consideration your current experience and builds a skill set necessary to thrive.

Flexible schedules made for you

Commit to your degree completion online or on campus for some majors and enjoy flexible scheduling that is designed for the working adult. Classes are held entirely online, or on campus at the University of Denver in the evening for some majors.

Combine your bachelor's degree and master's degree

Accelerate your education by combining bachelor's completion with earning a master's degree at University College, where we've developed a streamlined combined degree for students who wish to reduce the time of earning both degrees by eight credit hours. The combined degree also has an approximate cost reduction of $3,700. You can expect a challenging, applied undergraduate and graduate education that will help you excel in a variety of fields, as well as enhance your professional, personal, and civic life.

Civic engagement opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program includes a civic engagement project that provides bachelor completion students the opportunity to identify a community need, learn how that need is not being addressed, and become engaged in a particular set of service activities to help rectify that situation. Bachelor of Arts Completion Program students will work on the project for an agreed upon duration of time, allowing them to get involved with the community around them while providing real solutions to real issues.

Relevant and practical majors on campus or online

Bachelor's degree program students may select the major that best fits their career needs: Communication Arts; Leadership and Organization Studies; Environmental Studies; Information Technology; Global Commerce and Transportation; or Global Studies. Each major concentration for degree completion is suited for busy adults seeking applied bachelor's degrees that will help move their careers forward. Interdisciplinary skills will be highlighted throughout each major, and students will have the opportunity to explore emerging sectors.

Career Services

As part of the University of Denver, bachelor's completion students can draw on the rich resources of this world−class campus including the DU Career Services. Receive career support in areas such as career assessment, résumé development, interviewing coaching, and much more.



Director's Message

John Hill

Welcome to the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program at the University of Denver. Our curriculum includes several possible major choices, and helps you develop essential skills for the 21st century workplace such as problem−solving, decision−making, communication, and critical thinking. Our curriculum is practical and applied. You will often be able to immediately apply what you have learned in class. Our classes are small−less than 20 students−so you will have ample opportunities to interact with, and get to know, your fellow students and instructors. As you pursue your degree we will provide you with strong teaching, academic advising, career services, and other support to help you achieve your Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Student Experience

From start to finish, the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program provides an unparalleled experience that helps you do more for your career, family, and community.

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See How Our Online Course Works

Online classes are designed and delivered for busy adults seeking a convenient option to pursue education.

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Lifelong Learning

Non-credit classes offer diverse, interesting topics from politics to the arts, nature to technology. Stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity−all for the love of learning!