Never Too Late: LIU Post Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program for Adults
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
At age 25, Tracey Sanders was working as an assistant nursery school teacher and wanted to advance her career, but she lacked the bachelor's degree required to become a certified school teacher. "I wanted to attend college to complete my undergraduate degree but I was self-conscious about whether it was too late to begin school in my mid-twenties,” said the New Hyde Park resident.
With guidance from the counselors in the Division of Adult and Non-Traditional Programs at LIU Post, she enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at the Brookville campus. Two years later, she emerged as a college graduate with a B.A. degree in sociology, a bevy of academic honors, and a new career outlook. This past September, she decided to expand her resume and entered graduate school at LIU Post for a master’s degree in early childhood education.
Every adult learner has his or her own individual story to tell, but one thing unites them: the potential of LIU Post's Bachelor's Degree Completion Program for Adults to open up doors for non-traditional learners.
"It's never too late to earn a college degree and fulfill your career goals," said Dr. Lisa Braverman, LIU Post's Associate Provost for Adult Programs and Outreach. “Those with a bachelor’s degree tend to get hired more quickly, retain employment and advance more successfully in the workplace.”
Adult learners over the age of 25 comprise one of the fastest growing populations of students attending college today, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Whether their goal is to earn a higher salary, find a new career or fulfill a personal goal, LIU Post provides excellent support to students returning to college for an undergraduate degree as a non-traditional student.
The Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program for Adults is now offering a Bachelor of Science program in a blended format, which combines online and in-classroom studies. The program is designed for the working adult who has earned two years of college credit. The 64-credit program offers a course of study consisting of professional tracks in Business or Health Care Administration. Classes run in accelerated six- or eight-week semesters, and the entire program can be completed in just 22 months. The program also is offered at a discounted tuition rate and financial aid is available to eligible students.
To learn more about the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program, visit www.liu.edu/post/finish or call 516-299-2040.
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