Valerie Nichols, Program Director, Liberal Studies
Mimi Barnard, Assistant Provost Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education
Through the University College, Belmont University addresses the learning needs of adult, non-traditional students. Because traditional four-year degree programs cannot accommodate the educational needs of many adults, the University College provides opportunities to pursue education based on individualized goals and flexible time schedules through degree-granting programs, continuing education experiences, and professional development programs. University College has two divisions: the Office of Adult Degree Programs and the Office of Continuing Studies.
Office of Adult Degree Programs
The Office of Adult Degree Programs provides interdisciplinary, university-wide support that enables adult students to complete their degrees through programs which feature flexible time schedules and innovative course offerings. This office currently makes available five degree programs: the Professional Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Ministry, the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Social Work. (Please consult with the Office of Adult Degree programs for details regarding the Bachelor of Social Work program.)
Degree Seeking Students – Students who wish to pursue one of the degree programs offered through the University College must follow the admissions process found in this bulletin. Applications are available from the Admissions Office, Belmont Central, or the Office of Adult Degree Programs.
Non-Degree Seeking Students – Persons who wish to take courses through the University College, but are not pursuing a degree, may apply as a “Non-Degree Seeking Student.”