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Degree Completion Program

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We’ll help you finish what you started. Whether you’ve been away from college for a few years or a few decades, USF understands the desire to fulfill your dreams and achieve that college diploma. Our Degree Completion Program (DCP) was created specifically for adults who want to complete their degree while still working, raising a family or pursuing other interests. DCP allows you to earn a degree in management, accounting or entrepreneurial studies after attending classes just one evening per week in less than two years.

DCP at a glance. Requires at least two years of transferable college credits and/or non-traditional credits. ——————————————————————————————————

Requires some students to take additional courses to complete the degree. ——————————————————————————————————

Allows students to earn a degree in management, accounting or entrepreneurial studies. ——————————————————————————————————

Holds classes just one evening per week. ——————————————————————————————————

Provides you with hands-on learning and professors with real-world experience. ——————————————————————————————————

Makes earning a degree achievable with a 90 percent success rate.


A place for everybody. “I learned a lot from the people around me as I went through the program. DCP gave me insight into how people with jobs, families and busy lives balance it all and assurance that I really can do this.” Amy Hoiland

{DCP accounting major}

Designed around you. “I plan to retire from the military and get a full-time job. I wanted to earn a college degree so I could pursue a career with opportunities. USF used my military credits towards earning that degree, and I appreciate that I was able to work around my schedule in doing so.”

Jon Goehring

Our Degree Completion Program brings students together from a variety of interests, backgrounds and career paths. Once you are accepted into the program, you’ll become part of an academic support group known as a “cohort.” This exciting cohort model for learning allows you to draw from the experiences and knowledge of others as you work through your classes together.

{DCP management major}

Many students are surprised to find how close they are to achieving a college degree. DCP allows students with at least two years of transferable credits, including non-traditional credits, to complete their coursework towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. Classes may be offered in a variety of formats – in class, online or using a hybrid format – just one night a week. If you’re not sure whether your past experiences or college credits qualify, we will be glad to review your history and help you get started.


Instructors who walk the walk.

Open our doors to opportunity.

“The instructors in the program made completing my degree a comfortable experience, even as I was working full time and raising a family. I wanted to further my career and they understood that. They worked with me and made sure I had the tools I needed to land the job I wanted.”

“I was excited about learning but was nervous about my age. This program has changed my whole view of life. It’s broadened my horizons and made me feel like I have something to contribute. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people my age. We have so much to offer!”

Robert Speeks

{DCP graduate in management}

Ruth Strasser {DCP graduate, currently pursuing her MBA} At USF, our DCP instructors don’t just read the books. They are involved in the real world of business, offering you a whole new level of experience and expertise. Class sizes are limited to ensure you get the support you need. We also believe in hands-on learning, which means you’ll get to put your education into practice before you hit the job market.

Ask any of our graduates what they got out of USF’s Degree Completion Program, and you’ll hear them talk about benefits far beyond their diploma. Many of them rave about the confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills they gained through the DCP classes. Nearly 90 percent of students accepted into the program are able to complete it, and many of them pursue master’s degrees, make career changes or receive promotions. They also value the fact that they can apply their coursework to everyday life, whether it’s on the job or as a volunteer. Because USF is a Christian university, many graduates appreciate the focus on giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.

Degree Completion Program  
Degree Completion Program  

Finish your Bachelor's Degree one night a week