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Autumn 2016-2017
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May 16, 2016

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An accelerated, inter-disciplinary, 2-year degree completion program for adult students, the ABS major is offered at the Loop and Naperville campuses, requiring only one on-site class each week. The remaining courses are offered online.

This course-based major is for graduates of community colleges with an Associate's degree who seek broad interdisciplinary preparation for a career in human services, social work, nonprofit management and other related fields.

Students must meet the following conditions to be admitted to the program:

  • Be age 24 or older.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher from their last college/university attended.
  • Have completed an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science (from IL schools; other degrees to be evaluated), or have earned 66 semester credit hours, applicable to the program based on review and evaluation.

The major combines courses from the Department of Psychology, the College of Communication, and the School for New Learning, which offers the majority of courses, including a unique series of Adult Learning Seminars.  The courses in the major provide students with multiple perspectives on human behavior, interaction and communications.​