This degree is for adults who want to accelerate their progress through applied experience and individual attention, with a focus of study based on personal or professional goals.
Students meet degree requirements by documenting learning from experience as well through transfer and SNL courses.
Working with a faculty mentor and an expert in their focus area, students assess their prior learning and develop an individualized plan to meet their goals. Some students focus on topics of personal interest, such as memoir writing. Most students focus on developing knowledge and skills directly
related to their current or future careers. Being able to tailor their learning
to specific work-related goals provides students with unique opportunities to integrate
lifelong, liberal and work-related learning.
The degree is earned after satisfying 50 requirements, written as statements describing competence. Certain competencies are met by specific courses or projects; others can be satisfied by relevant transfer courses or learning from experience.
SNL courses are offered in downtown Chicago, Naperville, Oak Forest and near O'Hare, as well as Online.