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July 18, 2012

RSU Adult Degree Completion Program Information Sessions Scheduled

Information sessions about the Adult Degree Completion Program at Rogers State University will be held on the Bartlesville and Claremore campuses.

The Bartlesville session will be held Thursday, July 19, in Room 623 at RSU Bartlesville, 401 S. Dewey. The Claremore session will be Thursday, August 2, in Room 131 of Herrington Hall on the Claremore campus.

Both sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m., and they are free and open to the public. Representatives will be on hand to be able to answer questions about the program and completing a college degree.

Those participating in the RSU Adult Degree Completion program may complete RSU's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Leadership, which is offered online in a flexible, accelerated format to assist more adults in northeast Oklahoma to earn a four-year degree.

"This is a second chance for adults to finish their degree while keeping their normal routines and maintaining regular work hours, yet still having time for their families," said Dr. Bruce Garrison, Dean of the School of Business and Technology at RSU.

Classes toward the degree are offered in five convenient, eight-week "mini-semesters" each year. Students may enroll in the program prior to each mini-semester.

Students are required to attend only two classes on campus, including the Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development, and Capstone Project, to complete the program. The remainder of the degree program may be completed online.

The degree is part of the Reach Higher program, a statewide initiative to increase the number of state residents who have earned bachelor's degrees, coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

"Our goal is to make this program as convenient and flexible as possible for working adults who have told us they don't have time to return to college," Garrison said. "We're committed to doing everything we can to get them back into college to complete their degree without too much disruption to their busy lives."

Program curriculum consists of classes that cover topics and skills important in today's workforce, including organizational behavior, ethics, interpersonal skills, management, finance and communication, and also includes group projects and a senior capstone course.

The broad-based degree will prepare students for a wide variety of careers including education, government, corporate and non-profit environments.

For more information on the Reach Higher Adult Degree Completion Program, call (918) 343-6819 or visit www.rsu.edu/reachhigher.