July 18, 2007

RSU Adult Degree Classes Begin August 16

The first fall session of the adult degree completion program at Rogers State University will begin August 16 on the RSU campus in Claremore.

Students are encouraged to enroll for the initial fall session as soon as possible by contacting the RSU School of Business and Technology at (918) 343-7520. A second eight-week fall session will begin on October 11.

Students enrolled in the program work toward the bachelor of science (B.S.) in organizational leadership, which is offered in a flexible, accelerated format to assist more adults in northeast Oklahoma to earn a four-year degree. The program is structured for working adults who once attended college but never finished their degree.

Classes toward the degree will be offered in convenient, eight-week “mini-semesters.” Many students will be able to complete the program and earn their degree in as little as 18 months.

Students will be allowed to enroll in the program at four times throughout the year. They will be placed into classes with their peers, allowing them the opportunity to study together and share their experiences. Most assignments may be completed online, providing a maximum level of flexibility.

The new degree is part of the Oklahoma Adult Degree Completion Program, a statewide initiative to increase the number of state residents who have earned bachelor’s degrees, spearheaded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Program curriculum consists of classes that cover topics and skills important in today’s workforce, including organizational behavior, ethics, interpersonal skills, management, finance and communication, and also includes group projects and a senior capstone course.

The broad-based degree will prepare students for a wide variety of careers including education, government, corporate and non-profit environments.

For more information on the Adult Degree Completion Program at RSU, or to enroll in classes, call (918) 343-7520.