Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) November 2, 2010
Adult learners interested in finishing their bachelor’s degree in a supportive cohort-based format have until Friday, Dec. 3, to apply to two George Fox University adult degree programs scheduled to begin classes in January.
The university’s Management and Organizational Leadership and Social and Behavioral Studies programs begin spring cohorts in January. George Fox’s degree-completion programs are designed for adult students who wish to finish their bachelor’s degree in an accelerated format. Most students who enroll complete their degree in as few as 16 months.
Both programs are offered at the university’s Portland Center, located near Tigard at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., #P168, in Portland. An information meeting on the programs is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Portland Center location.
The 36-credit-hour Management and Organizational Leadership program is offered in both online and face-to-face formats. The classroom cohort meets one night each week from 6 to 10 p.m. and incorporates classroom-style instruction with some online assignments.
The program’s online option allows students take courses from home and meet professors and classmates at face-to-face classes during three weekends in Portland. It features the same 13-class curriculum as the classroom format.
Students in the Management and Organizational Leadership program will learn to articulate principles of organizational dynamics relating to systems, culture and environment, demonstrate effective communication skills and an understanding of organizational communications processes, and develop insight into their personal leadership style. They also will develop a working knowledge of decision-making, finance and interpersonal group dynamics.
Students enrolled in the 36-credit-hour Social and Behavioral Studies program receive instruction on understanding the stages of human development, understanding family and group systems, assessing individuals and groups in their field of service, identifying differences in people and cultures, and considering ethical issues in human services.
For details on cost, scheduling, and how many credits are required for admission and for graduation, visit the university’s adult degree programs website at georgefox.edu/adult-degree.
The university offers six adult bachelor’s degrees – in management and organizational leadership, technology management, project management, social and behavioral studies, health administration and elementary education.
Classes are taught in a seminar style and are writing intensive. Class activities include simulations and discussions that draw from students’ personal and professional backgrounds to achieve a broader understanding of the material. Each course builds on the next so students can maximize the impact of the learning.
General education/elective courses are available for students who have fewer than the required credits needed to apply to the adult degree major. These courses are offered in a weeknight or weekend format and meet once a week for eight weeks, with two eight-week terms in each 16-week semester. Many of these classes will fill a student’s need for general education or elective credits.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.
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