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NEWS

December 18, 2009

RSU to Offer Adult Degree Information Session Jan. 8

An information session for those interested in participating in the new Adult Degree Completion Program at Rogers State University will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, at the RSU campus in Claremore.

The information session will be held at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B on the second floor of the Centennial Center.

The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in organizational leadership is offered online in a flexible, accelerated format to assist more adults in northeast Oklahoma to earn a four-year degree.

Classes toward the degree are offered in five convenient, eight-week "mini-semesters" each year. Students may enroll in the program prior to each mini-semester. Students are required to attend only one class on campus, the Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development, to complete the program.

The degree is part of the Reach Higher program, a statewide initiative to increase the number of state residents who have earned bachelor's degrees, coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

"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 School of Business and Technology at RSU.

"Our goal is to make this program as convenient and flexible as possible for working adults who have told us they don't have time to return to college," Garrison said. "We're committed to doing everything we can to get them back into college to complete their degree without too much disruption to their busy lives."

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 Reach Higher Adult Degree Completion Program at RSU, or to enroll in the program, call (918) 343-7520.