University of Lynchburg is now offering an online bachelor’s degree completion program that will allow students who have completed at least 12 hours of college coursework to shape their individual programs of study and obtain a college degree.
“This online program is the first of its kind for University of Lynchburg and is ideal for students who have earned a qualified associate degree from a Virginia community college,” said Tyler Eccles, director of graduate/adult degree completion programs. “Students who have earned one of the eligible degrees with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are guaranteed admission through our articulation agreement with the Virginia Community College system,” he added.
Students who live in states that are participants in the National Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and have completed associate degrees or at least 12 hours of transferable college credit are also eligible to apply.
The online program requires 42 credit hours and focuses on multi-disciplinary study that will combine business, communication, and history, paired with electives that will allow students to individualize their learning experience.
The program will begin in the fall of 2016 and can be completed in two years. Opportunities are available for students to earn up to 12 credit hours through internships.
LC professor Dr. Sabita Manian, a recent recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, serves as the program coordinator. “This liberal arts degree will prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers, since students will develop in-depth critical thinking and analytical skills, flexibility, good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to take the broad view, all of which are highly sought after by today’s employers,” she said.
An information session will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. in the University of Lynchburg Alumni Lounge. Online registration is available at https://admissions.lynchburg.edu/register/onlineinfo.