Anywhere, anytime path to a degree is cornerstone of UW-Green Bay’s new Accelerated Degree
Applications now being accepted; some prior experience may be eligible for credit
Green Bay, Wis.— Beginning in fall 2020, an Accelerated Degree will be available to students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. The program provides “anywhere, anytime” access—as students will be able to engage in courses when it is convenient for them, as all class content will be made available online and through video lectures.
In addition, the Accelerated Degree program will be the University’s first in which students will be able to complete all courses in six-week (or four-week summer) increments, providing increased flexibility for working adults and those who aren’t able to take classes on campus. Students will have an option to attend in-person lectures with instructors one Saturday per month.
Interested students are able to learn more and apply for admission to the program, immediately at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree. The program is offered through UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.
In addition to personalized coaching, the Accelerated Degree is a customized program with built-in flexibility, specifically designed to expedite personal growth, while making it possible for students to manage work, family, home and education. The Accelerated Degree is also designed to provide relevant knowledge and training to working adults seeking promotion or career change. During fall and spring semesters, students will be able to take two classes at a time in six-week sessions.
“We are attempting to remove the barriers that prevent people from pursuing their higher education goals and dreams,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander. “Essentially we desire to help people from all walks of life to fast forward their future. UW-Green Bay is proud to provide educational opportunities for people at all stages of their professional and pre-professional careers. The Accelerated Degree is intended to be flexible for students that need options to balance their education with other demands on their time. We understand that students have many needs for education throughout their careers and want to ensure that UW-Green Bay is able to provide programs that allow access for all who want it at any point during their journey.”
As a part of the application and enrollment process, students will work with a dedicated student success coach from the University, who will help evaluate a student’s life goals and life journey as they design, together, a plan that will work for them. The student success coach will analyze students’ transfer college credits and learning experiences outside of formal education through work, military or other experiences and determine how they may apply towards the degree. Students will work with the student success coach during the entirety of their time in the program.
The Accelerated Degree meets the UW-Green Bay requirements for an Associate of Arts and Science Degree with an emphasis that prepares graduates for advancement in their jobs or a clearly-defined pathway towards bachelor degree programs. Students will be able to choose from four emphasis areas: Business Concepts, Foundations of Education, Organizational Development or Workforce Solutions.
Students will earn a digital badge for their chosen emphasis. Each emphasis has been developed to deliver workforce skills needed in a competitive job market. Digital badges are a quick and recognizable way to share verified knowledge and expertise with employers, colleagues and recruiters and will afford students a competitive edge and a way to differentiate themselves from co-workers or other candidates. Badges empower students with 24/7 digital access on resumes, websites, social media and email signatures.
Students can learn more about the program and their next steps at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree.
About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.