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Reach your goals. Discover your potential. Pursuing your future can be a reality through Notre Dame de Namur University’s (NDNU) Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program, designed for working adults. When you enroll at NDNU, you join an impressive network of professionals and an academic community that supports your personal and career growth. Take advantage of personalized advising from staff and faculty at NDNU. Built-in flexibility allows you to schedule classes around work and personal commitments. The ability to start your program when you want — or pause when you need — offers flexibility. Each class meets once a week, giving you more freedom to take one or more classes each semester. Marketable skills and knowledge for professional advancement are the outcome of NDNU’s evening degree program. Getting started is simpler than you think. When you’re ready, NDNU is here to help you make it happen — from first contact, to graduation and beyond.

A BAY AREA INSTITUTION FOR OVER 160 YEARS, NDNU EMBODIES A TRADITION OF HIGHER LEARNING. Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 2,000 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California. The university offers a rich variety of day and evening undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and teacher credential programs. The historic 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley, easily accessible from freeways 101 and 280 as well as public transportation.

About NDNU As a comprehensive university dedicated to higher learning, NDNU is proud to deliver exceptional value, innovative academic programs, personalized faculty mentorship, extensive professional networks, and a diverse population that reflects our broader society. Many of the Bay Area’s successful community leaders, business people, social service providers, non-profit executives, and working professionals choose NDNU to build their professional skills and develop their careers. Whether you’re returning to school to reshape your career or broaden your opportunities and career advancement, NDNU provides the tools you need for your future. NDNU is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Semester and Accelerated Classes

15-Week Semester (3 units)

7-Week Term (3 units)

7-Week Term (3 units)

Evening Bachelor’s Degree Programs The Flexibility to Make It Personal for You Our courses are offered in the evening year-round (spring, summer, and fall), and we are expanding to offer hybrid classes to give you more flexibility as you balance your personal and professional life with your classes. For most majors, accelerated courses are offered in 7-week terms, with a 1-week break between. You can select one of six start dates throughout the year and plan to take one or two classes per term to progress toward your degree at a speed that makes sense for you. Each class meets one night a week at 6 p.m., depending on the major. Part-time evening students have the option of taking up to three classes per semester, depending on the number of nights they want to attend class. You move at your own pace. Non-accelerated courses may be required for some majors because of their content and structure. We have other partner campuses that provide the evening bachelor’s program: Cañada College, Mission College, and our Tracy campus. Off-site programs include bachelor’s in business, human services, and psychology.

Transferring Your Credits – Set Your Personalized Plan We will develop a personal plan for you to finish your degree. Each student comes to us with a different academic background. We accept transfer units from a variety of sources, such as community colleges, other universities, advanced-placement credit, CLEP, and military duty. Lower-division units can help fulfill NDNU’s general education requirements, major prerequisites, or be transferred in as electives. We also accept upper division units from coursework previously completed at other colleges and universities. Units don’t expire no matter how long ago you completed the classes. Some majors allow students to take graduate level classes in their last year. You can take courses that can help give you a head start toward graduate school by taking classes that simultaneously satisfy both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Professional Studies Program NDNU Mission NDNU is a diverse and inclusive learning community that challenges each member to consciously apply values and ethics in his or her personal, professional, and public life. Community engagement and the values of social justice and global peace are integral to the learning experience. “I couldn’t possibly articulate what these past two years at NDNU have meant to me. The instructors have been encouraging, motivating and kind. I feel this has been an extremely meaningful experience.”

The Accelerated Evening Bachelor’s Professional Studies Program offers both upper-division major courses, prerequisites, and selected general education courses that working adults need to complete their bachelor’s degree in half the time.

Business Administration The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides students a comprehensive and balanced perspective on contemporary business and management, and organizational issues. Coursework incorporates hands-on projects and practical knowledge applicable to current work challenges. Students in the program will acquire and demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills within various disciplines of business and learn to analyze current events all with focus on the technological skills needed to analyze a business situation. Students prepare and present a management report, develop critical thinking skills, and gain a foundation in business ethics. The program coursework is broadly based, ensuring that students are prepared to meet diverse real-world challenges and to immediately apply their learning to advance their careers. Students may choose electives in specific tracks listed, or choose three courses from a combination of areas:

• Accounting/Finance

• Management

• Marketing/Communications

This major is offered at:

• Belmont campus

• Cañada College

• Tracy campus

We offer articulated programs with two master’s programs (MBA and MPA) to allow students in their last semester to take graduate courses that count toward their bachelor’s.

• NDNU is the third oldest university in California, and the first authorized to offer a baccalaureate degree to women.

Human Services A degree in Human Services provides a basis for work in the many growing fields that serve human needs. It recognizes the importance of working with people, serving them and meeting their needs. Human Services providers look to demographic and public policy trends and see emerging opportunities for those committed to helping others.

• Approximately 30% of evening degree students go on to complete a master’s at NDNU.

Students learn to see themselves as leaders who address prevention and awareness of social issues and concerns. There are growing opportunities for Human Services professionals in many fields, both in the private and public sectors. Graduates in Human Services often find careers in government service, social services and counseling, healthcare, and geriatric fields, as well as non-profit management. Corporations are also adding positions in human resources, benefits, administration, and employee assistance. Approximately 80,000 jobs are expected to be created in human services during the next decade.

• Over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate adult students take classes at night.

Human Services majors can choose electives in different tracks listed or choose three courses from a combination of areas:

• Counseling

• Administration

• Gerontology

• Cañada College

• Mission College

This major is offered at:

• Belmont campus

We offer articulated programs with two master’s programs (MBA and MPA) to allow students in their last semester to take graduate courses that count toward their bachelor’s.

• Students range in age from 20’s to 60’s+ with an average age of 39. • Visit our blog:

Liberal Arts The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge through exposure to a wide range of academic subjects. Liberal Arts students exercise skills that are both transferable and marketable, including

Your path to success:

advanced writing, critical thinking, leadership,


synthesis and analysis of data, and engagement with the big questions and great ideas of our time. Students will understand the significance of their own humanity and maximize their own potential for creativity, critical thinking, spiritual development, social responsibility, and global citizenship. This major draws working people from all sectors of the greater Bay Area. Most are seeking to advance their current career ­—



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or make a career change — through the accelerated completion of a bachelor’s degree.




Additional Evening Programs Approximately 300 students are enrolled in the evening bachelor’s programs and are able to take advantage of NDNU’s convenient peninsula and off-site locations, as well as educational services, programs, and events open to all of our full-time and day students. “Since my admission

to Notre Dame de Namur University, I have found my education to be a lifechanging experience. The program itself is designed with such thought that everyone can benefit beyond pure academics.”

Psychology NDNU’s evening psychology degree is one of the few evening bachelor’s psychology programs offered in the Bay Area. It combines 7-week and 15-week courses and is designed to optimally prepare you for graduate work in psychology, as well as for any career requiring comprehensive knowledge of interpersonal dynamics and human nature. Many students complete the evening bachelor’s degree in psychology within two years. The field of psychology now includes career options in research and teaching, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, forensic science, and neuropsychology, as well as counseling and school psychology. Psychology professionals are in demand and are sought by a variety of organizations including clinics, hospitals, schools, businesses, colleges, correctional facilities, and private practice. Evening Psychology offers special articulated programs with NDNU’s graduate degrees in Art Therapy, Clinical Psychology, and Special Education. This allows qualified students in their last year of study to begin taking graduate classes while applying those same units toward the bachelor’s degree. This major is offered at: • Belmont campus • Cañada College NDNU is the only school in Northern California to offer a graduate Art Therapy program, and is the only one in the U.S. with an Art Therapy Ph.D.

Computer and Information Science The Computer and Information Science (CIS) major provides preparation for a career as a computer professional or for graduate study. It combines a comprehensive theoretical foundation with the pragmatic aspect of designing and implementing computer-based solutions to practical problems. The program also emphasizes the current trends in software engineering through an object-oriented approach and Internet/ networking applications using Java, Perl, C++, and other web-related software systems, tools, and technologies. The major is available to both day and evening students and offers the emphases of Software Engineering (SE) and Management Information Systems (MIS). Program distinctions include: • Preparation to develop and manage software projects for business careers • Emphasis on practical hands-on experience in project

“Completing this program has been the best decision I could have made. The instructors at NDNU have been the most wonderful instructors I have ever met. I enrolled at NDNU as one person, and will graduate as a new and improved person. The curriculum has led to renewed interest in my job abilities and social responsibility as a human being.”

management, software systems, and web-based applications • Computer Science Advisory Council provides connections with Bay Area companies



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* Exceptions allowed with advisor approval. ** Applicants with under 45 semester units may be accepted as “Special Status.”

How to make it happen for you Returning to school should fit your life, not the other way around. Complete a bachelor’s degree or just take a class. From the application process to enrollment, getting started is simple. With NDNU’s flexibility of six start dates, you can begin your program in spring, summer, or fall semesters (Term 1 or Term 2), for most programs.

Admission Process 1. Submit your application. ( 2. S  ubmit copies of all transcripts (unofficial are ok). (Additional documents such as a résumé or letter of recommendation may be requested, depending on your academic background.)

“Everything I have learned has helped me on the job and in my

3. D  iscuss your transfer credits and individualized program plan with admissions and your program director in person or over the phone.

daily life, making me more confident

Curious about what units will transfer? Other questions about the program?

and effective.”

Visit us to meet with an admissions representative or program director. Information nights are also offered throughout the year. Check the schedule for upcoming events on our website:

Financing Your Education Take only the classes you need to complete your degree. Part-time classes are charged by the unit. Educational financing is available to most students through: • Employer tuition reimbursement (no up-front payment) • Low-interest Federal Direct loans • Other Federal loans

Apply online

• Private loans Payment plan options are also available

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Evening Brochure 2016-2017  

Information for the Evening Bachelor's Degree Program at Notre Dame de Namur University.