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ACCESS Majors & Programs of Study

With both online and traditional classroom programs, DeSales offers flexible options for adult learners and a variety of dynamic academic programs. You'll be well prepared for a career when you graduate. What are you waiting for?
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Evening & Online Undergraduate Course Schedules

  • Session 6: July 8 to August 17, 2019 (6 wks)


    • AB272    The Legal Environment of Business
    • CJ305    Child Abuse and Neglect
    • EN115    An Introduction to Fiction: MOT/Literature
    • FN361    Investments and Portfolio Management
    • MG303   Leadership in the Modern Organization
    • MG350   Introduction to Project Management
    • MG475   Ethical Issues in the Work Place: Values Seminar
    • MK201    Principles of Marketing
    • MK215    Sales and Sales Management
    • PS240     Human Development
    • PS275     Topics in Psychology: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • SP102     Elementary Spanish II
    • TH234     The Old Testament
    • TH262     Medicine and Morality
    • TH483     The Workaday World: Values Seminar

    ACCESS Nursing Programs
    Center Valley Campus

    • NU320     Health Risk Models and Research - No lab or clinical hours
  • Online Summer Minimester 1: May 20 to June 29, 2019 (6 weeks)

    All courses are 6 weeks unless otherwise noted

    • AB272   Legal Environment of Business
    • BI209     Biology: Thinking and Creativity (8 weeks, May 20 – July 13)
    • BI475     Designer Genes: Values Seminar
    • CS105    Introduction to Computer Applications
    • EC209    Principles of Macroeconomics: MOT/Social Science
    • EN103   Composition and Rhetoric I
    • EN115   An Introduction to Fiction: MOT/Literature
    • EN285    Contemporary Literature: Humanities IV
    • FA370    Music of the Modern Era: Humanities III
    • HI201    Western Civilization to 1600 AD: Humanities I
    • HI213    American Civilization I: Humanities I
    • MA111   Probability and Statistics: MOT/Mathematics
    • MG475   Ethics in the Workplace: Values Seminar
    • MK315    Business to Business Marketing
    • PL109     Philosophical Thinking: MOT/Philosophy
    • PS109    Introduction to Psychology: MOT/Social Science
    • TH109    Catholic Theology
    • WC154   Mexicans in America
  • Online Summer Minimester 2: July 1 to August 10, 2019 (6 wks)

    • CJ250 Criminology
    • CJ/LG480 Family Values and the Law: Values Seminar
    • CM130 Introduction to Mass Communications
    • EC210   Principles of Microeconomics
    • EN104  Composition and Rhetoric II
    • EN110  Introduction to Poetry: MOT/Literature
    • EN375 Topics in American Literature: Literature of War - Added
    • EN359  Shakespeare II –Cancelled
    • FA334  Classical, Gothic, and Renaissance Art: Humanities III
    • HI202  Western Civilization Since 1600: Humanities II
    • HI214 American Civilization II: Humanities II
    • MG100 Introduction to Business
    • MK330 Health Care Marketing
    • PL475 Friendship, Love, and Sexuality: Values Seminar
    • PO103 American Federal Government
    • PO/WC107 Central European Nations
    • PS230  Cognitive Psychology
  • Summer Online Prerequisites for Healthcare Programs

    Take the courses that are required to major in nursing, health sciences/physical therapy, and medical studies/physician assistant. Tuition is $488.00 per credit hour.

    • MA111Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 20 to June 29, 2019)
    • PS109Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 20 to June 29, 2019)

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    610-282-1100 Ext. 1345

  • A Year at a Glance: 2019-2020 Course Schedules

    One of the best things about the DeSales ACCESS program is that our friendly advisors will help you to plan your classes so that you can graduate as quickly as possible. 

    If you are a current student and you're looking to plan out your classes for the full academic year, a complete course schedule is posted in MyDSU.

    A Year at a Glance: 2019-2020 Course Schedules 
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    If you're thinking about becoming a student and would like to see what courses are available for the complete academic year, please contact


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ACCESS Admissions & Aid

The ACCESS program is designed for adult learners like you. We want to make it easy for you to continue your education—or to start a new degree or certificate program. All we require for admission are a high school diploma or GED and the desire to learn.

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We’re happy to review your prior college courses and help you gain credit for work experiences and trainings.
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Tuition & Fees
Our tuition rates for ACCESS courses are significantly lower than for traditional day classes.
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Financial Aid & Scholarships
You may be eligible for Federal grants and loans, and DeSales has two scholarship programs earmarked for ACCESS students.
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Billing & Payment
We can offer a monthly payment plan option to help you pay for all or part of your college expenses.

Why Choose DeSales ACCESS?

You'll be academically satisfied

95% Satisfied
More than 9 out of 10 our adult students rate the overall quality of their academic program as good or excellent.

You'll be prepared to succeed

98% Employed
Almost all of our grads are employed. And, nearly three out four are working in a field related to their degree!

You'll be in good company

4,000+ Strong
Thousands of busy adults have earned a bachelor's degree or certificate in our award-winning adult program.

You'll build up your resume

Top 10 Skills
Proficiencies documented by our grads are among the top skills employers look for when hiring.

For Those Who Serve

We proudly welcome military personnel and veterans to our programs and campus. Our staff can help you access your education benefits, and DeSales provides many services and resources to support you while you are here.
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DeSales gave me the unique opportunity to go to school full time at night and apply everything I was learning directly to my daytime job ... The value is clear and explains why ACCESS has been making a difference in the lives of students for over 40 years!
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Online Classes

Flexibility without Compromising Quality

Every bit as personal as our on-campus courses, online classes at DeSales are designed to be flexible enough to help maintain your work-life-study balance.
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ACCESS Student Christine Stephens, Criminal Justice Major, Wins Memorial Foundation Scholarship Award

by David Oblas Dec 14, 2018
Christine Stephens Access Student

“The DeSales University ACCESS Program has been crucial in allowing me to continue my studies to pursue my dream of earning my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, while working full time and raising my children,” shared Christine Stephens, recipient of the 2018 Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation Scholarship Award.

“I have been working towards my degree for many years, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the great faculty and staff at DeSales University. The professors truly care about the success of their students and have assisted me every step of my college education journey.”

Stephens is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, DeSales Lambda Eta Chapter, and is a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is currently employed as a security officer with the Allentown School District, and was formerly employed with the city of Allentown for 17 years.

“Upon graduation, I hope to obtain a position within the criminal justice field serving the public, and my DeSales University degree is vital in obtaining my career goals. Attending school full time, pursuing my goal and dream of having my degree is something I am extremely proud of; I am very honored and thankful to receive an award in memory of Officer David M. Petzold.”

A major criteria for this scholarship is to have a record of service to the community. Stephens’ commitment to community service has been recognized often, as she has letters and certificates of appreciation from Old Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association; Faith Church; Pa. State Dog Warden; Community Services for Children; and the community of Hogar Crea, Allentown, Pa. She has also obtained a “Worksite of the Year” award from the Lehigh County Juvenile Probation’s Community Service Program, and a “PA Waste Watcher Award for Recognition for Outstanding Achievement” on behalf of Allentown Recycling.

The Officer David M. Petzold Scholarship is awarded annually to a current ACCESS student who is a criminal justice major, and is in good academic standing. The recipient must also work in law enforcement and have a record of service to the community. The David M. Petzold Scholarship was established in memory of Officer David M. Petzold, who was killed in the line of duty on November 9, 2006. Officer Petzold was an alumnus of the DeSales University ACCESS criminal justice program.