History of Adult Studies
Since its inception in 1987, the Anderson University School of Adult Learning has made vast improvements to accommodate the unique challenges of adult students. In 2013 the name changed to the Department of Adult Studies, and our mission remains the same. We still desire to educate leaders for a life of faith and service in the church and society.
We now offer online programming, evening classes, traditional degree programs, state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs, and an expanded faculty offering more personal attention.
In 1999, a non-traditional Bachelor of Science degree was added, followed by Associate degree programming closely after. We are very excited to offer our newest program offering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Leadership. This program opens the door for many people to complete a Leadership degree in a face to face classroom setting or completely online. Furthermore, Anderson University makes going back to school affordable for adults by offering a reduced tuition rate of sixty-six percent less than the traditional rate.
The new Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Leadership caters to adults, who are often juggling full-time jobs and families, by offering accelerated classes that meet just one night a week or completely online. This degree includes a minimum 12 credit hour Concentration that focuses in the student’s area of passion. Some of our most popular options include: Business/Pre-MBA, Christian Ministries, Information Systems, Human Resources, just to name a few.
The focus of the Department of Adult Studies remains on the students and their success. Adult Students are our business, Graduating adults is our goal! It is our prayer that you will allow us to help you walk this educational journey. It will be our privilege to help you overcome the anxiety of going back to school and worrying about finances while juggling other life responsibilities. We don’t believe you’re ever too old to go back to school. And we are so excited to help fulfill your dream.