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Clarke launches online Bachelor of Applied Studies degree through CareerPLUS

By Clarke News  |  June 22, 2021

Responding to the needs of adult learners throughout our region, Clarke University is proud to offer the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree through its CareerPLUS program. The 100% online degree offers flexibility for busy adults who wish to complete their degree in as little as two to three years while balancing the needs of work, family, and other commitments.

CareerPLUS just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and we are thrilled to be able to build off the success of our micro courses and badges with the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree,” said Liz Kruse, Director of the Institute for Professional Excellence at Clarke. “This flexible online degree program offers an opportunity for career growth for the many adults out there who have not yet finished their bachelor’s degree.

The BAS degree program was designed for adult learners who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and now wish to complete a bachelor’s degree. If an individual has earned college credit without completing an associate degree, they can earn an Associate of Arts degree through Clarke and seamlessly continue with the BAS degree program.

With Clarke University’s CareerPLUS BAS degree, individuals can build on college credit they’ve already earned and personalize their degree experience through the program’s pathways, a designated series of courses that fit their future goals and interests. Pathway options include Leadership and Management, Strategic Marketing and Public Relations, or learners may customize a pathway.

In addition to receiving credit for previous college-level courses taken, adult learners admitted to the Clarke BAS degree program can also receive credit for their work and life experiences through CareerPLUS’s Prior Learning Assessment program. Qualifying experiences may include full- or part-time jobs; in-house training sessions; professional licenses and certificates; CareerPLUS badges; military and government job training; and more.

Once accepted to the Clarke BAS degree program, students will have access to personal success coaches who will help them choose the courses that fit their needs and interests. In addition, the success coaches will support students throughout their educational journey providing the assistance adult learners need to succeed.

Clarke’s Bachelor of Applied Studies degree program is now accepting applications and offers rolling start dates. The first session begins August 23, with new 7- or 8-week courses beginning in October, January, March, May, and July. Apply today at