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NYU Establishes Online Bachelor’s Degree for Adult Students

NYU Establishes Online Bachelor’s Degree for Adult Students

Ronald Roach

New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU SCPS) is launching the university’s first fully online undergraduate degree program for adult students. The new program will begin accepting applications this spring with classes starting in September.

Students will be permitted to enroll in one of three degree programs: B.S. in leadership and management studies; B.S. in information systems management; or a B.A. in social sciences. The programs are online versions of curriculum offered by NYU SCPS on its New York City campuses.

NYU SCPS Dean David Finney says the program will offer “a full blend of educational techniques that create the best possible learning environment for adult students, whether in class or online.”

“Based on 70 years of teaching adults and more than 10 years in online education, we know having highly interactive class sessions and supplemental team projects, research papers and peer-to-peer learning are key to an excellent online education,” Finney says. 

In 1992, NYU SCPS launched The Virtual College, which has offered online classes in such subject areas as management, foreign language translation, creative writing and IT. Since 1998, Virtual College has had more than 10,000 enrollments across the country and internationally in its online programs. Additionally, the school has offered graduate programs online for 12 years, including the M.S. in management and systems and M.S. in instructional design. 

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