This degree is for adults, age 24 or older, who want to accelerate their progress through applied experience and individual attention, with a focus of study based on professional or personal goals. Students can finish in 2-3 years, going part-time and at their own pace. If you already have an Associate's degree, you can earn your degree even faster.
Flexible: Degree requirements can be met by documenting experience and ongoing work, as well through transfer and SNL courses.
Personalized: Get your own advising committee of an SNL faculty member and an expert in your business interests who help develop a plan to meet your goals, and assess prior learning.
Competence-based: The degree is earned after satisfying 50 requirements, written as statements describing competence. Certain competences are met by specific courses or projects; others can be satisfied by relevant transfer courses or experience.
Online and On-Campus: SNL courses are in Chicago's Loop, Naperville, Oak Forest, near O'Hare, and Online.
Get Started: Attend a free information session. Complete an online DePaul Adult Admission Application and submit all your transcripts. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Requirements: There are three areas:
1. The Lifelong Learning Area consists of 12 competences satisfied by 9 required SNL courses, approved transfer courses or proficiency exams.
2. The Liberal Learning Area consists of 26 competences in 4 categories. Competences can be satisfied by SNL courses, relevant transfer courses of C- or better, and documented college-level learning from experience.
3. Focus Area consists of 12 competences satisfied by SNL courses, relevant transfer courses of C- or better, and documented college-level learning from experience.
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