Adult Degree Completion Program

Finish.  For You, For Them.

EKU online Professional Track degrees prepare students to compete for high paying careers as leaders in one of the following fields:  

The Adult Completer Degree Professional Track offers:

  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES  to fit your individual needs
  • DEDICATED ENROLLMENT ADVISORS  who provide personalized guidance
  • EMPLOYER DESIRED COMPETENCY  in communications and leadership
  • EXPERIENCED FACULTY  who teach the same courses on campus
  • THOROUGH EVALUATION  of previously earned college credits
  • EARN AS YOU LEARN  up to 16 credit hours for related work

Learn the skills employers want

Workforce Ready

Today’s hiring environment places high value on critical and creative thinking, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to discern and interpret the social intelligence of the workplace.  All EKU Professional Track graduates will take the following 18 credit hours of core EMPLOYER DESIRED COMPETENCY; a unique and distinctive bonus for any resume.

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Students interested in applying for this program should complete the online application by selection status as either a Returning or Transfer student.  When selecting Planned Program of Study, look for BA General Studies – Professional Track.  Your specific track will be entered by your assigned Enrollment Advisor after reviewing your academic record and area of interest.  Students will be admitted under the following criterion: 

Readmission criteria:

  • Full admission granted with a cumulative EKU GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Academic probation status granted for students returning with a cumulative EKU GPA between 1.0 and 2.0.
  • Students who left EKU with a cumulative GPA lower than 1.0 should discuss Academic Bankruptcy eligibility with their assigned Enrollment Advisor.

Transfer Admission criteria:

  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must be in good financial standing at their previous institution.  Students who may have cumulative GPAs below a 2.0 should discuss Academic Bankruptcy eligibility with their assigned Enrollment Advisor. 
  • Transfer students must provide official college transcripts directly for each previous institution attended reflecting all coursework attempted or earned. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.  

Adult Degree Completion Curriculum

Total Hours: 120

Core Competency: 18 hours
Professional Track: 18 - 20 hours
General Education: 36 hours
University Wellness Requirement: 3 hours
Free Electives: 43 – 45 hours

University ACCT and Exit Requirement: included in Core Competency
University Writing Intensive Requirement: included in Core Competency
Student Success Seminar: waived for students with > 30 hours.

Core Competency Courses (18 hours)

(All students take the core courses)

CRE 101W Introduction to Applied Creativity

(3) A. Prerequisite or Co-requisite ENG 102. An introductory course establishing a foundation in creative thinking through instruction in basic theories and practices. Concentration on basic language and fundamental and powerful concepts in creativity studies.

EES 250 Basic Social Intelligence Skills

(3) I. II. A focus on human relationships and researched based social skills. Students learn to operationalize theories into social intelligence skills and practice initiating, observing, listening, evaluating, and responding in ways that promote positive interactions and relationships. Gen. Ed. Element 1C [OC].

EES 300 Advanced Social Intelligence Skills

(3) I, II. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EES 250 or departmental approval. This is an advanced course that builds on the core skills presented in Basic Social Intelligence Skills. It provides additional knowledge and skills for successfully engaging in more complex social and professional interactions and relationships.

EES 310 Applied Critical Thinking

(3) A. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. This course will address the application of critical thinking skills within various fields of study. Students will learn critical thinking skills and how to integrate them into a successful career.

GSD 399 Professional Skill Development

(3) Prerequisites: Junior standing. Will help students recognize and build skills needed for desired career fields. Topics include: job search, resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and making connections between academic experiences and professional goals.

EES 450 Leaders Without Titles

(3) I. II. This course focuses on the personal dimensions that are needed to form the foundation of one’s competencies and abilities to lead self and others.

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