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FINISH YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

BACHELOR OF ARTS COMPLETION PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR BUSY ADULTS

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A University of Denver degree through University College provides career-focused content, meaning what you learn today can be applied at work tomorrow.

CAREER-FOCUSED

The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program is ranked the #20 program in the nation on the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” list by U.S. News & World Report.

RANKED #20 IN NATION

Courses are available entirely online or in a hybrid format (meeting 60/40 on campus in the evenings and online) allowing you to access course content anytime, anywhere. That’s what we call convenience and flexibility in action.

ONLINE COURSES

Save time and money while achieving personal and professional growth by finishing your bachelor’s and then immediately continuing with earning a master’s degree at University College.

COMBINED DEGREE

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE THE BACHELOR OF ARTS COMPLETION PROGRAM Education has to be more than just courses on a piece of paper — it should be a life-changing experience. At the University of Denver, our aim is to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant content delivered in a way that you can learn quickly and take pride in your success. Whether you attend classes entirely online or in a hybrid format, classes will be small and the instructor’s attention will be personal. You’ll be treated as an individual, not just a number. Quality, engagement, and personal attention are the characteristics on which the University of Denver’s reputation is built. That’s what makes our program different from your past undergraduate experience and other programs that view your education as a commodity. This time you deserve an exceptional experience. u FINISH QUICKLY: First 96 transferable quarter credits (64 semester hour credits) go directly to your DU degree u CONVENIENT: Courses are offered 100% online or hybrid u AFFORDABLE: Scholarships available u PERSONALIZED: Personal academic advisor to guide you through your experience u CAREER-RELEVANT: Access to the University of Denver Career Services during and after your program u START ANYTIME: Four quarters per year with 10-week terms u PRESTIGIOUS: Enjoy the reputation and recognition of your DU degree

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THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

The University of Denver is a not-for-profit, private university that has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region. Founded before Colorado was a state, the university now enrolls approximately 12,500 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, and has consistently been ranked as a top 100 university by U.S. News & World Report. As the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College is dedicated to providing education that matters for busy adults. The faculty and staff understand the challenges facing adult learners and specialize in providing the highest quality learning experience for working professionals. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of eight regional accrediting bodies in the nation. Regional accreditation is the recognized standard for universities in the United States.

FINISHING YOUR DEGREE

When students graduate from the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, they say the impact on their lives is transformative and immeasurable in value. Become a member of a vibrant community where we’re serious about academics, community, and supporting you as you strive for academic and professional success. When you graduate, you’ll join a worldwide network of DU alumni who are passionate about improving the world they live in.

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SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE

Don’t let the time, effort, and money you spent earning college credits go to waste. If you are a working adult with at least one year of transferable college credits and three years of work experience beyond high school, you may qualify for admission to this program. This degree provides the solid educational foundation needed for you to move ahead to more challenging and creative work assignments. It also provides the pathway to future graduate study, where specialized certificates and degrees are more appropriate.

TRANSFER CREDITS

At University College, you’ll have a fresh academic start as we treat your first 96 transferable quarter credits (64 semester hour credits) as credits toward a DU bachelor’s degree. Although certain occupational or technical courses may not transfer, credits do not expire.

YOUR SCHEDULE

This program is offered online or in a hybrid format at the University of Denver. In both delivery modes, the Canvas learning management system will be used to make course content accessible, facilitate discussions, and host videos and multimedia. Expect to be actively engaged eight to ten hours per course per week, depending on the assignments, activities, and projects for that week. And you will receive guidance — early, regular, and timely feedback on your progress.

FINISH QUICKLY

The time for completion depends on the number of hours transferred initially and the rate at which courses are taken. The recommended course load for working students is two courses per quarter. At this rate, a student can complete eight credits per quarter or 32 credits in a calendar year. The program does not have a campus residency requirement.

OUTCOMES

Our program outcomes were designed with input from the business, non-profit, and public sector communities and include: u

Effectively communicate

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Solve problems

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Think creatively

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Manage multiple projects

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Make sound decisions

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Lead productive teams

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Use technology effectively

Time Example

Students with 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) of transfer work — the equivalent of two years of undergraduate study — will have a course work plan that includes the following: Quarter Hours

Quarter Hours at DU

Transfer

90

Writing Workshop

4

4

Common Learning

40

40

Major

40

40

Electives

6

6

180 Total

90

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CHOOSE A MAJOR

COMMON LEARNING

Communication Arts Learn the communication skills and

u Effective Communication

Build on your previous credits and pursue a major that aligns with your career goals. You’ll receive a practical education that will serve you well in a new career or help you 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 skillset necessary to thrive.

strategies needed to deliver effective presentations, craft wellreasoned arguments, and enhance dialogue.

Environmental Studies Develop skills in reporting, permitting, natural resource management, pollution sustainability, and waste management.

control,

energy

Global Commerce and Transportation This major offers handson instruction covering transportation modes and nodes, safety and security issues, finance, and supply-chain logistics.

Global Studies You’ll examine the interface of economics and politics at the global level and analyze international relations in this major designed for those interested in global culture.

Information Technology Explore and develop practical skills in systems analysis and design, networking, and web design and programming.

Regardless of the major you choose, you’ll begin directly with a series of courses that all students take called the Common Learning experience. You will develop advanced skills in writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific reasoning — the intellectual skills needed for creative and strategic thinking in a global environment.

u Discovering Creative Energies

u Organizational Behavior

u Leadership

u Ethical Decision Making

u Concepts of the Public Good

u Scientific Method

u The Digital Age

u 21st Century Global Issues

u The Past as Prologue

Leadership and Organization Studies Gain perspective on the roles of effective leaders and followers within any organization, as you learn project management and communication skills.

Skills You Can Use Now

The skills, knowledge, and best practies you learn in class have an immediate and lasting impact on your personal and professional life. Ideal, isn’t it?


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“Instructors provided leadership and encouragement to engage, continue, and strive for our goals—academically, professionally, and personally. They provided real-world knowledge based on professional experiences and presented materials that helped provide a fuller understanding to me as a student.“

—Erica Daughtery Combined Degree Graduate

When you impact your world with a University of Denver degree, you end up making an impact on our world.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

COMBINED DEGREE OPTION

Save time and money while achieving personal and professional growth through the combined degree program at University College. The program combines the curriculum from each undergraduate major with a related graduate program so you can reduce time and cost to completion for both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Don’t wait to get started on your master’s—this is a unique opportunity for you to pursue both credentials simultaneously and gain an unmatched educational experience. By substituting two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses, you can reduce the total time and cost to completion.

CAREER SERVICES

Take advantage of the University of Denver Career Services during and after your program. Career planning, consultations, and assessments are available for free as a student and at discounted rates as an alumna/us. You’ll be supported as you strive for personal and professional goals.

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COST

The tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year is $562 per credit.

FINANCIAL AID

Research shows that professionals who possess a bachelor’s degree enjoy higher employment rates, higher salaries, and greater job stability. And the advantages don’t stop there—the knowledge and skills you acquire in a bachelor’s program will help you for years to come. Earning your bachelor’s degree is an investment in your future. Still, financing your education can be a challenge. At University College, we’re here to help guide you through the process. We have a dedicated Student Financial Advisor to answer your questions before you apply and while you’re a student. Get the most out of your University of Denver experience by taking advantage of financial aid options. Also, check fastweb.com for a comprehensive list of external grants and scholarships.

FEDERAL STUDENT AID

University College students are eligible to be considered for all federal and state aid, including federal student loans, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filling out this application is the first step to determining how much you are eligible for in federal student loans and grants.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Employers around the world are seeking a qualified, motivated workforce—including the one they already have! Ask your employer about tuition reimbursement opportunities. We work with all types of organizations who offer reimbursement for their employees.

SCHOLARSHIPS

University College is pleased to offer partial scholarship opportunities designed specifically for students in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program: u Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship Offered to students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. This scholarship may follow students through graduation. u

Colorado Community College Success Scholarship Designed for students who began their educational journey at a Colorado community college. This scholarship may follow students through graduation.

u College Opportunity Fund This fund provides a stipend for continuing and new in-state students completing their bachelor’s at a college in Colorado. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. u Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Scholarship This need-based scholarship honors and supports non-traditional students (must be a resident of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming). u Upsilon Delta Scholarship Offered through the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society, students will need 45 credit hours of University College classes and a GPA of 3.75 to become a member of Upsilon Delta.

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ADMISSION CRITERIA

Students must have completed 40 quarter hours (27 semester hours) of transferable credits in academic subjects and must have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in previous undergraduate work. For admission, students must have at least three years of work experience beyond high school. For a preliminary transfer credit evaluation, call 303-871-2291 or 800-347-2042 or email ucolsupport@du.edu.

APPLYING

Applications for the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program are reviewed on a quarterly basis. To be considered for admission, we require: u Application Form and Fee u Statement of Purpose and Commitment u Two References u Resume u u

Official Transcripts Approved Degree Plan

WINTER 2017

SPRING 2017

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 21

APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 27

CLASSES START JANUARY 3

CLASSES START MARCH 27

SUMMER 2017

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FALL 2017

APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 14

APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 14

CLASSES START JUNE 12

CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 11


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CALL, CLICK, OR CONNECT WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 303-871-2291 or 800-347-2042 ucolsupport@du.edu universitycollege.du.edu

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