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 Undergraduate Programs

Thomas Edison State University is the best possible option for adults who want to complete their degrees or continue their education. Whether you want to complete an associate or a bachelor’s degree or obtain an undergraduate certificate, we have the courses and programs in more than 100 areas of study, including a variety of career-focused options. We also have the methods and approaches that make reaching your goals possible — and rewarding.

Before you take a course, you should consider exploring our many ways to earn credit. These transcript-building options include simple transfer of credits from a previous institution as well as receiving credit for professional or military training and professional licensures and certifications. Learn more about ways to earn credit. Learn more about applying.

Associate Degree Programs Offered

At TESU, 60 credits are needed to earn an associate degree. Most undergraduate certificates are 18 credits and those credits may be applied toward an associate degree at the University.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program is designed to meet the needs of mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields. Students select the option, or major, that matches their expertise or profession.

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program's Criminal Justice track is designed to meet the needs of mid-career adults in a wide range of law enforcement, corrections, security and emergency response fields.

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The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a broad degree emphasizing general education. Students may satisfy many basic requirements traditionally associated with freshman and sophomore years, enabling them a smooth transition into a baccalaureate program. The Associate in Arts degree is a 60-credit program.

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The Associate in Arts Human Services degree is a 60-credit program designed for adults working in the human services field. To be admitted to the program and to complete the Capstone course, students must have current work experience in the field of human services. Students must have a minimum of 6 months/800 hours of current work experience. The degree is designed to provide seamless transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.

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The Associate in Science degree program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs. Students select an area of study, or major, that matches their expertise or profession. Several degree programs require students to possess professional certification or licensures.

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The Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA) degree is a 60-credit program offered completely online. The ASBA degree prepares students to make a seamless transition into a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program.

The degree has a broad management core designed to ensure college-level competence in business and the arts and sciences. Some of the topics covered include the principles of management, marketing and financial accounting. Students may take 6 credits of business electives in fields of their interest.

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The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASNSM) degree emphasizes general education and is designed to provide a basis for transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs Offered

At TESU, 120 credits are needed to earn a bachelor’s degree. Most undergraduate certificates are 18 credits and those credits may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree at the University.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree prepares adults for career change, professional advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. Students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in particular areas of interest.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and Analytics offers a valuable curriculum in today's technological world and works around the unique needs of working adults.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management was established to provide students with a broad view of homeland security and emergency management issues focusing on policy considerations and aligning with the five National Preparedness System mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. Course work includes, but is not limited to homeland security, emergency management, public safety and business continuity issues. The program is intended for students who want to learn the fundamentals of homeland security and emergency management and prepares them for the day-to-day decision making required in the post-9/11 era.

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The Bachelor of Science degree (BS) program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. Students select the area of study, or major, that matches their expertise or profession. Several areas of study, required students to possess professional certification or licensure.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree is a 120-credit program that helps adults achieve college-level competence in business and the arts and sciences. Students select the area of study, or major, that matches their profession or interest. All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

The BSBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity addresses the critical national need for a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce and provides you the knowledge and skills needed to protect critical cyber infrastructure and information assets. This innovative degree program uses an interdisciplinary approach that draws on solid technical as well as relevant human, policy, legal, ethical and management aspects needed to protect critical information infrastructure. In addition, the program prepares students for well-known cybersecurity related industry certifications that are perfect for increasing career opportunities in the current rapidly growing cybersecurity job market.

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The Bachelor Science in Health Information Management program is a joint degree program offered in partnership with the Rutgers School of Health Professions. The program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for health information professionals, including information policies, planning, budgeting, quality assurance, liaison to medical professions, statistical analysis, regulatory compliance, code diagnoses and management.

Candidates for the program apply through Rutgers.

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program is a joint degree program offered in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Health Professions. The program is designed for students who are already in the allied health field and specifically geared toward advancing and broadening the skills of health-related professionals prepared at the associate degree/certificate levels.

Candidates for the program apply through Rutgers.

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The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS) degree is a 120-credit program designed for adults who work in select positions in human services, preparing them for professional advancement or graduate studies. Students develop a professional track that matches their career experiences.

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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences degree program is a joint degree program offered in with the Rutgers School of Health Professions. The program is designed for students who are already in the allied health field and is specifically geared toward advancing and broadening the skills of health-related professionals prepared at the associate degree/certificate levels.

Candidates for the program apply through Rutgers.

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The RN-BSN/MSN degree program at Thomas Edison State University is designed for experienced RNs who want a quality education with the convenience and flexibility that an online program can offer.

RN-BSN Program: Graduates of associate degree and diploma programs of nursing may enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree only (RN-BSN program). 

RN-BSN/MSN Program: Students may also earn both a BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree (RN-BSN/MSN program) with preparation as a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator or Nursing Informatics specialist at the master's level. Students in the RN-BSN/MSN nursing program will need only to complete an additional 27 credits beyond completion of the BSN degree requirements for their MSN degree.

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This 12-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is designed for adults who have already completed a bachelor's degree (non-nursing) and are interested in becoming registered nurses.

It is an intense, full-time program that prepares graduates for the National council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX) as well as employment in nursing upon graduation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is a 120-credit program that addresses the educational needs of the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors and provides working adults an excellent opportunity to understand the roles and personal dynamics required to be an effective organizational leader. 

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The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a 120-credit program that enables students to maximize transfer credits completed at regionally accredited institutions and complete a bachelor’s degree without sacrificing any professional and personal obligations. Students benefit from a concentration in interdisciplinary knowledge that is designed to make them successful within any vocation.

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