The School of Accelerated Degree Programs has a supportive classroom environment that is just as important as a well-defined curriculum.
This program is specifically designed for busy adults like you who would like to continue working as you earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. In order to meet these particular needs, the School of Accelerated Degree Programs was developed with a fast-tracked format that typically includes one night a week in the classroom with a small group of students and an instructor. The program offers a variety of coursework and degrees that match the skills required in today's business world and also allow you to finish your degree quickly.
Cluster Program Presents an Effective Learning Environment
Far from a typical "night class," this accelerated format employs what we call "clusters," a learning experience using small groups that makes learning effective through our unique discussion-based model. It allows you to learn, share and present your work in a supportive environment. You are expected to participate in the classroom discussions, produce oral and written presentations, engage in group projects and be assessed through traditional testing. The cluster program stresses both academic goals and practical knowledge, since our students already have experience in the workplace.
Professional Instructors Offer Real-World Experience
The instructors in this program were chosen not only for their teaching skill, but for their commitment to their career. They bring a depth of knowledge that's valuable to our students as they advance in their professional employment or as they enter a new career. They also bring the benefit of numerous contacts within their respective industries, which gives students access to a large network of professionals in the St. Louis area.
Complete Student Support
We understand that many professionals have been out of a traditional school environment for years—sometimes decades—so we offer many ways to help you as you start, proceed through and complete your degree.
- The School of Accelerated Degree Programs has a simple credit-transfer program if you've already earned credits elsewhere.
- All students in the Accelerated Program will be assigned an academic advisor who will help guide you through the program to graduation
- Free tutoring and financial aid assistance is also available.
Best of all, Accelerated Program classes are held near where you live and work. The School of Accelerated Degree program has 8 locations in area neighborhoods, including our campuses in St. Charles, Mo. and Belleville, Ill. You can earn your degree in less time through a program that's been designed just for you. Contact us today to learn more.