Part-Time and Adult Students

Thinking About Returning to School or Attending College Part-Time? Think Marist!

Marist College offers over 50 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs, including evening courses and online options, making it the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree. The School of Professional Programs provides adult students the convenience of academic advisement, prior learning assessment, registration, and orientation. Once you look at what we have to offer, you'll see that the time is right to fulfill your goal of a college education. You are considered an adult student if you are a part-time undergraduate (of any age) or a full-time undergraduate student who is 22 years of age or older.

Join Us for Discover Marist Days and Information Sessions

The best way to find out about our programs is to attend an event. We offer Information Sessions and Discover Marist Days throughout the year. You can also contact Adult Undergraduate Admission at 845.575.3226 to schedule an appointment or visit us at community colleges throughout the region as part of regularly scheduled events.

Programs of Study

Visit each degree page to learn more about program distinctions and honors, admission requirements and deadlines, curriculum, tuition rates, and more. Request a program information packet today and get ready to start your application!

Online Undergraduate Programs

B.A./B.S. in Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies Concentrations include:

American Studies
Communication and the Arts
Data Center Technologies
Enterprise Systems
Information Technology and Systems 
Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC) 
Professional Studies
Project Management

Fishkill Executive Center Undergraduate Programs

Paralegal Certificate Program
B.S. in Liberal Studies - Organizational Leadership and Communication (OLC)

Campus-based Undergraduate Programs

Paralegal Certificate Program
B.S. in Social Work Degree Completion Program
B.A./B.S. in Liberal Studies (see above for concentrations)
All Traditional Undergraduate Programs (B.A. or B.S.) 

Traditional Undergraduate Majors include:

American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)*
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Environmental Science
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Information Technology and Systems
Medical Technology
Political Science
Psychology/Dual Certification—Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Social Work
Studio Art (B.A. or B.S.)
Honors Program: Available in all majors

* Teacher Education programs available in these areas


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Credit for Prior Learning


Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning gives adult students an additional opportunity to gain college credits towards an undergraduate degree utilizing work experience, community service, or professional training programs.
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Affording School


Requirements & Deadlines

As a Marist non-traditional, adult student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist with financing the cost of your adult undergraduate Liberal Studies bachelor's degree.
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Work-Life-School Balance


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Looking for some practical tips on making your return to school successful? We can help you balance the demands of work, life, and academics.
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Military Friendly


Requirements & Deadlines

Marist helps you make the most of your military education benefits with innovative programs and online learning.
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