Apply your work training and past college credit toward a bachelor’s degree in a low-cost, hands-on academic program based on your needs and schedule.
Through the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, non-traditional students in the workforce can advance their career by earning a college degree through a streamlined educational experience.
The Adult Degree Completion Program is:
AFFORDABLE Prepare for the next step of your life with affordable options.
HANDS - ON A dedicated advisor will guide you every step of the way, from an introductory course your first semester to receiving your diploma.
PERSONALIZED A mix of in-person and online classes helps accommodate your busy life so you can earn your degree while working.
To be eligible for the ADCP, students must:
- Be at least 25 years of age.
- Have at least five years of work experience.
- Have more than 30 hours of college credit.
- Have never earned a bachelor’s degree.
Note: UAFS will consider those interested in the program who do not meet all eligibility requirements on a case-by-case basis.
Turn Work Experience Into College Credit
UAFS uses a nationally recognized method of awarding college credit for your past experience, whether it's from work, seminars, military education, or training/certificate programs.
To accelerate degree completion, each student who applies for the program will submit a portfolio of past work for review by the ADCP director. Credit can be awarded so you don’t have to take courses on what you already know.
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
BSOL students learn higher-level thinking and decision making skills which advance their careers across many business sectors. This is a modern degree and highly desired from employers due to the students' ability to lead, communicate, analyze, and effectively make decisions in turbulent, fast-changing workplaces. BSOL graduates are specialized in developing relationships, building teams, influencing decisions, and motivating people to achieve organizational goals.
BSOL is the top degree for adult learners at UAFS. The program’s faculty are experienced with the needs of non-traditional students.
Bachelor of General Studies
The Bachelor of General Studies allows students the flexibility to customize their degree ot their individual needs and interests. Classes are chosen from areas with the most applicable goals and uses, allowing for a broader potential range of courses.
The BGS is also ideal for life-long learners, giving these students the freedom to pursue a variety of interests.
Access our degree plan for the Bachelor of General Studies. (PDF will open in a new tab)
With a larger selection of online and evening options available, returning students are allowed more flexibility in scheduling classes. Individuals who are currently in a career often find that completing a degree such as the BSOL or BGS increases their potential for advancement.
Note: Since each student will enter the program with different amounts of college credit, degree completion plans will vary from student to student.
Standard tuition and fees apply. Prior Learning Credit awarded at a reduced fee structure.
Portfolio submission fee: $200
Graduation application: $40 (when applying for graduation)
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