earn your b.a. in 16 months ASPIRE Degree-Completion Program
The ASPIRE program made my hopes and dreams for a higher education become a reality. Simpson University showed me the path to a degree and a better quality of life. Donna Crotty-Boyd, B.A. Organizational Leadership
In 16 months, I completed a B.A. in Psychology, earned a significant raise at work, raised my own self-esteem, and made a few friends. Charlie Williams, B.A. Psychology
one night a week, every other saturday or online
since the ASPIRE program inception in 1989
Graduation Rate Compared to national average of 66%
Where our alumni are
Hospital Administrator Nurse Practitioner Consultant College Dean Bank President Home Healthcare Worker Clinic Manager Clinical Nurse Case Manager Insurance Company Manager Public Relations Specialist Community Healthcare Worker Human Resources Manager Benefits Administrator Advertising Representative Marketing Director Call Center Manager Account Manager Marriage and Family Therapist Career Counselor Clinical Psychologist Alcohol and Drug Counselor Guidance Counselor Social Worker Non-Profit Resource Manager Hospice Coordinator Victim Advocate Pharmaceutical Representative Kâ€“12 Teacher Adult Education Teacher
a learning experience designed for you
We are invested in your success
What is ASPIRE?
The Simpson University ASPIRE DegreeCompletion Program is designed for working adults. It allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in 16 months. ASPIRE offers courses in two formats: evenings and weekends. The Organizational Leadership classes are also offered online.
We know that returning to school can feel overwhelming. That’s why our staff is on hand to work with you to accomplish your goals. We begin with a free comprehensive evaluation of your transcripts and provide academic advising. We will also help you as you navigate financial aid and course registration. As an adult student you are returning to the learning environment with a wealth of personal and social experience. In the ASPIRE DegreeCompletion Program you are a scholarpractitioner, and you will benefit from our student-centered learning model. When engaging new information you will be encouraged to draw upon your life experience and to think critically about how you can apply what you are learning in class to real-life situations. As a student, you will be supported by a team of faculty and staff who know and care about you personally. This is a learning environment focused on helping you accomplish your goal of earning a bachelor’s degree. The first step is to contact our admissions office and make an appointment with one of our highly trained enrollment counselors. Go online to cs.simpsonu.edu or call us at 888.9.SIMPSON. We look forward to getting you on the right path to success.
B.A. in Psychology A psychology degree will provide you an essential understanding of human behavior and social processes. With a strong foundation in the theory and science of human behavior and development, you’ll be well-prepared for your career or for graduate school.
B.A. in business & human resources management You will learn the dynamics of interactions between organizations and people, and how to manage those dynamics to successfully lead, motivate, and manage a professional organization’s resources.
R.N – B.S.N. Track Strengthen your understanding of the practical theory of nursing, the economics of healthcare, health assessment, and the skills critical to today’s nursing environment while preparing yourself for leadership positions and earning your public health certificate.
B.A. in liberal studies This program is a structured combination of the arts, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. The broad-based, interdisciplinary nature of Liberal Studies provides you with communication and analytical skills needed in a wide variety of careers and occupations. This major is excellent preparation not only for teaching, but also for graduate work, law school, and employment in business and government.
B.A. in organizational leadership With a strong foundation in strategic leadership theories, skills, techniques, and real-world applications, you will enhance your individual effectiveness in leadership positions and develop into a leader who inspires others. The skills you gain are adaptable to a variety of careers in areas such as human resources, project management, or other supervisory positions.
healthcare management certificate With 3.5 million new jobs projected over the next 10 years, the healthcare industry offers a dynamic opportunity for career growth. You can earn your certificate in Healthcare Management online as a stand-alone certificate or enhance your competitive job skills by adding the certificate in Healthcare Management to any ASPIRE bachelor’s-degree program.
Schedule: How classes work
ASPIRE’S unique class structure is designed to
accommodate the schedules of busy adults like you. Each class meets for five weeks in one of our convenient formats: one night a week from 6–10 p.m., every other Saturday, or online. You will take one class at a time with each class designed to build on the knowledge gained in the previous class. In this way, you’ll move through your program in a step-by-step, structured schedule that allows you to focus your full attention on the material you need to know in your chosen field. It’s a process that optimizes learning, leading to stronger retention of the knowledge and tools you need to compete in the marketplace.
Admissions process You will find the admissions process at
Simpson University smooth and user-friendly. • View current admissions requirements on our website at cs.simpsonu.edu. • Begin your application online at simpsonu.edu/apply. • Submit all official college transcripts. • 99% of our students receive financial aid. File your FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. • Check the status of your application online at any time. Call us today at 888.9.SIMPSON to schedule an appointment with your enrollment counselor and start your online application. We are excited to help you achieve your goal of a bachelor’s degree. It’s time to make your dream a reality.
Accreditation & affiliations
Simpson University is accredited by the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Simpson is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For a complete list of memberships, visit simpsonu.edu/memberships.
Learn more about ASPIRE and read stories from students at cs.simpsonu.edu.
Published on Jul 9, 2012
The Simpson University ASPIRE Degree-Completion Program is designed for working adults. It allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree i...