Webster University’s New Online Program Helps Adults Finish Bachelor’s Degrees

According to an announcement posted on Webster Groves Patch, Webster University recently launched an online undergraduate degree completion program. The program is for adults who have attended college but have yet to complete all of the courses necessary to receive their bachelor's degree. Applications are being accepted now for the classes, which will begin this fall. Students will be offered four majors including management, media communications, business intelligence technologies, and religion and global society. "Numerous employment studies have shown that a bachelor's degree gives an employee an advantage over those who have not finished a baccalaureate program," said Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Webster University. "We understand that many adults may have intended to finish the degree, but had their plans interrupted by conditions of their employment, family concerns, or redeployment while serving in the military. The online program is designed to allow those people to pick up where they left off and finish their degrees."

The online undergraduate degree completion program is for people who have completed an associate of arts degree or have 64 or more credit hours of college work. Qualifying credits earned can be transferred to Webster in order to meet general education requirements. Webster University has a long history of reaching out to non-traditional college students. The university has been serving the needs of service members and working adults around the world since the 1970s by providing an extensive network of campus locations in over 60 cities throughout four continents. Webster University is considered to be a pioneer in developing online courses and offered its first online class in 1999.

With a home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit US based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network now includes military, metropolitan, and corporate locations throughout the world. It also offers traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, and North America. The university is committed to delivering high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Each major offered will allow students to further their understanding of the concepts associated with key principles. The Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society program will alow students to explore issues involving religion in global society, such as the conflict between liberal and traditional values, human rights, and the influence of science on religion and society. The Bachelor of Arts in Management program will allow students to apply appropriate concepts, principles, and analytic techniques and theories for complex management structures. The Bachelor of Arts in Business Intelligence Technologies program will allow for students to gain skills in the applications and techniques for storing, gathering, analyzing, and providing access to data. Finally, the Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications program will allow for students to choose to concentrate in the theory or history of media or to concentrate on two or more media, such as journalism, photography, advertising, or public relations.