Academic Coursework

One of the strengths of Stevenson University is its ability to offer rigorous courses that provide students a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, plus skills and knowledge in their major fields, in a mentoring environment of small classes and personal attention by faculty. All undergraduate students must complete courses in a core curriculum that develops skills in writing, communication, and math and provides a basic understanding of the key disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. Courses in the major provide opportunities to acquire proficiency in a specific discipline that will prepare students for employment in the chosen field of study or for graduate school.

Most undergraduate degrees offered through GPS can be completed within 18 to 24 months depending on the number of credits a student has completed before entering the program. Undergraduate degree program courses may be scheduled in a mixed 5, 8, or 10-week accelerated hybrid or online format. Hybrid classes meet once weekly in the evenings; many classes are conducted entirely online. Class work incorporates hands-on projects, practical knowledge that is applicable to everyday work challenges, and group interactions with fellow students. Students are expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class, using BlackBoard, email, and other means.

The University's accelerated graduate degrees can be completed in as few as 16 to 24 months. The forensic studies, business and technology management, and nursing programs are offered in 8-week sessions. Most courses in the graduate degree in forensic sciences are offered in 8-week sessions, with some courses offered in a 16-week format.


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