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Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program

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. At NDNU, take advantage of personalized advising from staff and faculty. 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 easier 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 symbolizes a tradition of higher learning. Notre Dame de Namur University is a private, independent, coeducational Catholic university located in Silicon Valley on the beautiful San Francisco peninsula. Established in 1851, NDNU is the fifth oldest university in California. We offer programs for working adults to complete their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or credential in the evening, as well as in a full-time day undergraduate and doctoral program.

About NDNU As a comprehensive university dedicated to higher learning, NDNU is proud to deliver good value, innovative faculty mentorship, extensive professional networks, and a diverse population. The Bay Area’s successful business and community leaders, computer industry employees, social service providers, and community organizers choose to build their professional skills and develop their careers through NDNU. 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).

Evening Program Courses Evening Accelerated Courses

15-Week Semester

Term 1  Break 7 Weeks 1 Week

Term 2 7 Weeks

Evening Bachelor’s Degree The Flexibility to Make It Personal Our courses are offered in the evening, year-round, to give you the most 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. Non-accelerated courses may be required for some majors because of their content and structure. You can also supplement your coursework with day classes, if your schedule allows.

Transferring Your Credits 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 upperdivision units from coursework previously completed at other colleges and universities. We will establish a personal plan for you toward finishing your degree. Some majors allow students to take graduate level classes 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.

Personalized Education At NDNU, our smaller classes ensure that you have the opportunity to get to know your classmates and develop lifelong friendships. You’ll be able to work closely with instructors and engage directly in class activities to hone your skills and put knowledge into practice. Our advisors can help you quickly identify the courses you will need to complete your degree and will help you find the right major if you are unsure of your direction. We’re here to help you maximize your educational opportunities as you complete your degree.

• NDNU is the fifth oldest university in California, and the first to offer a baccalaureate degree to women. • The oldest NDNU graduate to complete a bachelor’s degree was 84 years old. • Approximately 30% of evening degree students go on to complete a master’s degree at NDNU. • Over 1,150 graduate and undergraduate adult students take classes at night.

Professional Studies NDNU graduates from the evening bachelor’s program often continue on to complete a master’s. One benefit of the program is the opportunity to take graduate level courses for the last two classes in some majors, if you plan in advance and have met the required courses for your major.

Accelerated Programs for Adults The Accelerated Evening Professional Studies Program offers both upper-division major courses 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 provides skills on 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: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing, and learn to describe, discuss, and analyze current

“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.”

events in business with attention to the technological skills needed to analyze a business situation. Students prepare and present a management report, develop critical thinking skills, and gain a foundation for business ethics. The program coursework is broadly based, ensuring that students are prepared to meet diverse real-world challenges and to immediately apply their learnin g to advance their careers. Students may choose a concentration in one of the following areas: • Accounting/Finance

• Marketing

• Entrepreneurship

• General

• Management

Human Services A degree in Human Services provides a basis for work in the many growing fields that serve human needs. 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 nonprofit management. Corporations are also increasing positions in human resources, benefits,

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administration, and employee assistance. Human Services majors can choose from a concentration in one of the following areas: • Counseling • Administration • Gerontology

Liberal Studies Want to advance in your current profession? Or are you considering a career in elementary education? The Liberal Studies program provides you with courses that span many academic disciplines and helps you develop writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills. If you seek a teaching credential, this program fulfills all of the prerequisites for NDNU’s Graduate Credential Program and covers material relevant to the CBEST and CSET exams. However, the program also attracts many students who simply want to finish their degree in a major where they can apply many of the units they have already completed.

“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.”

Additional Evening Programs Over 375 students are enrolled in these programs and are able to take advantage of NDNU’s convenient peninsula location, as well as educational services, programs, and events, open to all of our 2,030 students. “When I started, I had no idea what a rich inner journey I was in for and how many committed and interesting people I would meet from both the faculty and the student body. … I look back in amazement at the path I have traveled.”

Psychology NDNU’s Evening Psychology degree is the only evening bachelor’s degree offered in psychology 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. 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. Many students complete the evening bachelor’s degree in psychology within two years. 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. 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 is on practical hands-on experience in project management, software systems, and web-based applications • Computer Science Advisory Council provides connections

“I find that my ability to think critically, analyze, and communicate effectively has been much enhanced by NDNU. In fact, I was able to put many of the techniques I learned to immediate use in my working life.”

with Bay Area companies

Admission Requirements

Professional Studies

Additional Evening Degrees

Business Admin. Human Services Liberal Studies


Computer Science

Age 25* 25* 25* 25 N/A Work Experience

3 yrs.*

3 yrs.*

3 yrs.*

3 yrs.


Required Units







2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Accelerated Format


Yes Yes Most No

* Exceptions allowed with advisor approval. ** Applicants with under 45 semester units may be accepted as “Special Status.” Evening students who qualify may take accelerated 7-week courses to satisfy their Core Curriculum requirements.

Making 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 fall, spring, or summer semesters (Term 1 or Term 2), for most programs.

Admission Process • Admissions appointment • Copy of transcripts • Application • Reference, (1) recommended • Essay — One page, Why I am returning to finish my degree at NDNU.

“I really enjoyed the small classrooms — the attention and feedback given to each student — the availability of the instructors, and the genuine sense of wanting to help each student succeed.”

• Resumé • Program director appointment/advising, class registration You can apply online through our website, mail in, or bring us your application in person. Information nights are also offered. Check the schedule of upcoming events on our website:

Financing Your Education Educational financing is available to most students through: • Employer tuition reimbursement • Low-interest Federal Stafford loans • Other federal loans • Private loans Payment plan options are available to students and families. Please check our website for current tuition and fees.

Contact us: (650) 508–3600 or (800) 263–0545 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 email:

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Evening Brochure 2013-2014  
Evening Brochure 2013-2014