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Online and On-Campus BA/BS Degree for Non-Traditional Students

The Marist Professional Studies adult education bachelor's degree is a specialized program designed for students looking to return, transfer, or begin college as an adult student. Whether you wish to transfer credits from a community college, earn your degree after serving in the military, or earn your degree as a non-traditional student, the Marist Professional Studies program can provide you with the necessary tools to succeed.

Our adult education bachelor's degree program is geared towards helping students earn their bachelor's degree on their own time through a personalized combination of several different programs of study including: American Studies, Communication and the Arts, Data Center Technologies, Economics, Enterprise Systems, Information Technology and Systems, Leadership, Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC), Professional Studies, Project Management, and Psychology.

Through our accelerated part-time and full-time bachelor's degree programs, adult students interested in enrolling in college as a non-traditional student are able to choose between online and on-ground courses to complete their bachelor's.

Each Professional Studies adult education program is designed to provide non-traditional undergraduate students with the knowledge, critical thinking, and leadership skills needed to take on complex responsibilities in a wide range of professional fields.

In addition, Marist's Professional Studies online degree program continues to be ranked among the top in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Education Programs." The Professional Studies degree has been included in the "Best Online Education Programs" list since U.S. News began reviewing and rating online degree programs in 2012. For 2017, Marist's Professional Studies program was ranked No. 28 in the nation after moving up 20 places from the prvious year's list.

Non-Traditional Bachelor's Degree Students

For most non-traditional bachelor's degree students, the decision to go back to school to earn a bachelor's degree is often a difficult one. Whereas most 18- and 19-year-olds carve out four years to dedicate strictly to school, non-traditional college students don't always have that luxury.

With 100% online programs and over 50 undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, and accelerated courses, Marist is here to help speed up the time it takes you to earn your degree, making it easier than ever for non-traditional students to earn a college degree as an adult learner. Learn more about how our non-tradition adult degree programs can put you on the path to career success.

A Flexible Online or On-Campus Adult Bachelor's Degree

The online Professional Studies adult bachelor's degree program can be earned by enrolling in courses 100% online, on-campus, or a hybrid of both. Our program provides non-traditional adult undergraduate students with the flexibility they need to complete their degree on their own time.

Online and On-Campus BA/BS Degree for Non-Traditional Students

Marist offers an extensive on-campus and online Distance Learning bachelor's degree for non-traditional students seeking to earn their undergraduate degree. Ranked as one of the top online programs in the nation, the Marist Professional Studies bachelor's degree is geared towards transfer students, military veterans, and other adult learners. 

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree after Serving in the Military

Military Veterans who want to earn their bachelor's degree can take advantage of the Professional Studies adult undergraduate program. Marist welcomes those who have served in active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. Marist is also an active participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, helping military veterans fund their education. 

Complete Your Bachelor's Degree as a Transfer Student

Marist makes the decision to finish your degree a simple one. Our on-campus and online curriculum makes it easy for busy adult students to complete a bachelor's degree on their own time. Our advising services guide students through transfer credit assessment, registration of courses, and orientation. Accelerated courses can help to reduce the amount of time it takes for you to complete your degree. 

A Comprehensive Online Bachelor's Degree for Adult Students

Marist has been consistently ranked as one of the top online programs in the nation. Due to the busy nature of adult students' lives, the 100% online program provides them with a flexible option for course scheduling. Students can take part in virtual learning courses that will teach them the same skills and topics learned in an on-campus format. Online students can also take advantage of the Marist iLearn system, which allows students and teachers to collaborate on projects, lectures, discussions, and assignments at the click of a button.