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How Working Adults Can Complete a B.A. Online at Benedictine University Quickly and Affordably
December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benedictine University’s brand new online program in General Professional Studies (GPS) has been specially designed for working adults who wish to enrich their lives and advance their careers through a flexible, competency-oriented program aimed at self-discovery and personal growth. Coursework is conducted fully online in a collegial and collaborative environment using learning management technologies optimized for diverse learners and learning styles. Students complete unique workplace-related projects tailored to their current jobs, special interests, and career aspirations. The focus is on building the cognitive and interpersonal skills that characterize the most successful professionals, not on memorizing information. Students graduate with a portfolio of artifacts ready to show employers the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.
The GPS major studies business and professional success through the lens of the liberal arts. Students engage in subjects such as art, literature, history, philosophy, and psychology, rather than management, marketing, and accounting. Research shows that a liberal arts-focused curriculum allows students to build professional proficiencies in a unique way by honing their critical thinking, interpersonal, and communication skills.
The presentation will discuss the structure, benefits, and costs of the GPS Program, as well as how to apply. It will also discuss how Benedictine University awards academic credit for the previous study as well as for life experience.
For more information about GPS, please see the video under this link: https://www.ben.edu//undergraduate-programs/general-professional-studies/index.cfm
Martin Tracey, Ph.D., is the Director of the GPS Program. A Professor of Philosophy with advanced degrees from Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, he has taught at Benedictine University since 1998.
Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE
FREE for all!