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The Bachelor of Science degree (BS) program enables midcareer adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree.
Currency of knowledge is a critical aspect of the Thomas Edison State University degrees. Keeping abreast of change and innovation in the world today is a requisite of professional men and women. As an adult learner, there are many instances where you may have earned a significant portion of your technical credits ten or more years prior to your application to Thomas Edison State University. The University is aware of this possibility, and has developed policies and procedures to ensure the quality of its degree programs and to accommodate your needs.
For students enrolled in the BS degree, up to half of the credits (up to 22 credits) in the area of study will be accepted regardless of the age of these credits. To validate the currency of his/her knowledge, the student can supply documentation of certain types of learning experiences through our Demonstration of Currency process. These documents will be reviewed by an Associate or Assistant Dean from the Heavin School of Arts, Sciences and Technology and if approved will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for an update to the Academic Evaluation.
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. In some cases, students are required to complete a full year of calculus to meet degree requirements.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may select from the following areas of study:
The Bachelor of Science degree is a 120-credit program.
*available only to military personnel or veterans
Have you earned acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.