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Evening & Online Adult Studies

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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)

    Online

    • 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)

    Learn more

    or Contact:

    Michael.Yergey@desales.edu  
    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 
    Please note, you'll need to login to view the document.

    If you're thinking about becoming a student and would like to see what courses are available for the complete academic year, please contact access@desales.edu.

     

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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 make the process easy, and our admission team will help you along the way.
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Transfer Credit
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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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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Update on Bethlehem and Lansdale Campuses

by Bro. Daniel P. Wisniewski, OSFS, Provost Jul 9, 2019
2019-LansdaleCampus

DeSales University’s success in teaching adult learners in both the ACCESS and MBA programs continues to grow, and this growth is evident by the increased demand for online classes. Since 2013, enrollment in online classes in the ACCESS program grew by 22%, while online MBA registrations grew by 25% in the same time period. Online and hybrid classes, as well as our new Flex class format, have all reduced the need for face-to-face, in-classroom, learning.

Because of this changing demand, effective August 30, 2019, and pending approval of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), DeSales University ACCESS and MBA classes previously scheduled for the Fall 2019 session at the Bethlehem Area Campus located at 3001 Emrick Blvd in Bethlehem, Pa., and the Lansdale Campus located at 815 Sumneytown Pike, will be moved to the Center Valley main campus or will be held online.

The same advisors in ACCESS and MBA programs will continue to support students as they move through their respective programs. Students should reach out to their advisors to discuss and finalize their class schedule for Fall 2019 (and beyond).

Impacted faculty should continue to work with either the ACCESS or MBA program staff to evaluate alternative teaching assignments and/or online training.

Opened in 1988, the Bethlehem area campus has served ACCESS and MBA students well. The Lansdale campus helped DeSales establish a presence in Montgomery County for the last 18 years.  We greatly appreciate student, faculty, and staff patience as we work through this change together.  Please feel free to contact the following for any questions that you may have:

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