BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College continues the expansion of its academic offerings with the creation of the U|SUCCEED program. U|SUCCEED is designed to help those with an associate’s degree or some college credit to complete their undergraduate degree online.
U|SUCCEED is a part of the College’s new Division of Graduate and Online Studies.
Beginning in August, students can join the U|SUCCEED program by selecting online classes to fulfill requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of two programs: business administration or multidisciplinary studies, which is tailored to meet the career goals of the student.
“Union College is not classified as a community college, but we are a college for our community,” said Doug Yost, Associate Academic Dean for Program Development. “Our mission is to assist all prospective students within our region to gain the education and skills necessary to succeed in their careers.”
The U|SUCCEED degree-completion programs feature:
- Convenient eight-week course schedules;
- Flexible start dates;
- Dynamic career-focused degree programs;
- Experienced academic advisors to help define career goals;
- 24/7 online technical support and assistance.
The programs are affordable at $300 per credit hour. In most cases, textbooks and course materials are provided at no additional cost, and there are no hidden fees associated with the classes. Financial aid is available for the U|SUCCEED programs, but priority for aid is based on financial need and the timeliness of submitting applications for assistance.
Depending on the number of college credit hours one enters the program with, a student can achieve their degree in as a little as 18 months to two years.
The online business administration program has the same course content as the on-campus program. Meanwhile, the multidisciplinary studies program allows students the flexibility to advance their career or prepare for a new one. The program can be focused on an individualized concentration chosen by the student offering varied educational options for a professional degree.
“Both of these programs offer immense opportunity for students looking to turn an associates degree into a bachelor’s degree, or if they are seeking a new career to sustain their family well into the future,” Yost added. “If you have an academic interest that has a place in the Appalachian economy, then Union College has a program to help you succeed at that.”
To learn more about these programs, please visit unionky.edu/usucceed.