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October 1, 2007

RSU Adult Degree Second Fall Session Begins Oct. 11

The second fall session of the Adult Degree Completion Program – an accelerated degree program for adults – will begin on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Rogers State University.

The program is designed for working adults who once attended college but never finished their degree and wish to pursue the new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Organizational Leadership at RSU. Students may complete the degree in as little as 18 months.

Information sessions for those interested in participating in the program will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Herrington Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore, and at 1 p.m. at the RSU campus in Bartlesville. 

Participants in the information sessions will learn about the background, structure and teaching approaches used in the new degree completion program; receive academic advising, including an evaluation of their previous coursework and transcripts; and receive instruction on how to apply and enroll online, all at one convenient time and location.

The second session fall class, titled “Survey of Fiscal Management,” will be taught online by Dr. John Uzzo.

“This is a second chance for adults to finish their degree while keeping their normal routines and maintaining regular work hours, yet still having time for their families,” said Dr. Bruce Garrison, dean of the RSU School of Business and Technology. 

Classes toward the degree are being offered in convenient, eight-week “mini-semesters.” 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, Garrison said.

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 and corporate and non-profit environments.

To enroll in the summer class or to get more information, visit www.reachhigheroklahoma.org or call the RSU School of Business and Technology at (918) 343-7615.