New Online Program to Help Adults Finish Bachelor’s Degrees

| June 19, 2013
Webster University welcomes NAFSA international educators to St. Louis at its downtown Old Post Office location and the home campus in Webster Groves.

Founded in 1915, Webster has a long history of reaching out to non-traditional college students.

Webster University has launched an Online Undergraduate Degree Completion program for adults. The program is designed for those who have attended college but have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

Students accepted into the program can choose from four majors: business intelligence technologies, management, media communications, and religion and global society.

Applications are currently being accepted, and classes start in the fall.

“Numerous employment studies have shown that a bachelor’s degree gives an employee an advantage over those who have not finished a baccalaureate program,” said Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Webster University.

“We understand that many adults may have intended to finish the degree, but had their plans interrupted by conditions of their employment, family concerns, or redeployment while serving in the military. The online program is designed to allow those people to pick up where they left off and finish their degrees.”

The Online Undergraduate Degree Completion program is for people who have completed an associate of arts degree or have 64 or more credit hours of college work. Qualifying credits earned can be transferred to Webster to meet general education requirements.

Four programs are offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Intelligence Technologies. Students in this program will gain skills in the applications and techniques for gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management. Students will apply appropriate concepts, principles and analytic techniques and theories for complex management structures.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications. Students in this discipline can chose to concentrate in the theory or history of media, or concentrate on two or more media such as photography, journalism, advertising or public relations.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society. Students will explore issues involving religion in global society, such as the conflict between traditional and liberal values, human rights, and the influence of science on religion and society.

Webster University has a long history of reaching out to non-traditional college students. The University has been serving the needs of service members and working adults around the world since the 1970s through an extensive network of campus locations in more than 60 cities on four continents. Webster University is a pioneer in developing online courses and offered its first online class in 1999.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University ( is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

For more information about the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion program, visit

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  1. Sharon Hollenbeck says:

    I am an adjunct professor at Webster University and teach HR management, staffing and compensation classes. I would love to be involved in teaching in this program. Could you please let me know who I need to meet with or talk with to pursue this?

    Thanks, Sharon