Earn or complete your degree at DeSales. Online or in person, it's always personal.
Admission is simple*
All we require is your high school diploma or GED and the desire to learn.
Your education should fit your schedule. We get it. At DeSales, we'll make sure you have the support to make it work. Earn or finish your bachelor’s degree or certificate at the pace, place, and times you choose.
- rolling admissions — start any time throughout the year
- 6, 8, and 3 week accelerated courses, with an option to take traditional day courses
- classes meet online, on campus, or Flex — which combines the best of both
- a generous transfer credit policy — transfer up to 75 credits
Online Winter MiniMester
Winter break is a great time to get ahead or to catch up on your studies! Earn credits from the comfort of your own home. Courses are open to both our DeSales students and to anyone interested in taking undergraduate credits.
Find the link between opportunity and affordability.
Returning to school to pursue your educational dream is not the kind of decision you can — or should — make on a whim. At DeSales, we wholeheartedly encourage self-knowledge and exploration. We're here to help you find the program that meets your needs.
Enroll in our Adult Studies program to learn more about the endless opportunities at DeSales University.
Connect with an Adult Studies Admission Counselor
Schedule your one-on-one campus or virtual appointment with one of our friendly admissions counselors. Your counselor will be able to prepare a no-obligation transfer credit evaluation and guide you through registration. We look forward to meeting you!
Generous Credit Transfer Policy
With DeSales' generous transfer policy, you can transfer up to 25 three-credit courses toward your DeSales degree — and if you already have your Associate's degree, all your credits will transfer to DSU.*
Wondering which of your credits will transfer? We'll be happy to give you a personalized, no-obligation transfer credit evaluation.
Why Choose DeSales Adult Studies?
You'll be academically satisfied
You'll be prepared to succeed
You'll be in good company
You'll build up your resume
Nursing, Homeland Security Students Join Forces for Interprofessional Disaster Simulation
The first sirens blared just after 11 a.m. Then came the screams for help.
The area just outside the DeSales University Center transformed into mass casualty carnage—complete with moulage including fake blood, soot, and open wounds—as nearly 160 nursing and homeland security students put their training to the test during an interprofessional plane crash simulation.
Homeland security students, who participated in the simulation for the first time, secured the area to investigate the crash. Nursing students played dual roles as survivors and first responders triaging the injured.
“Triage to us means getting the right patient to the right amount of care in the most appropriate amount of time. People have different levels of injuries, and it’s not always as simple as people think. Just because you’re in pain and screaming doesn’t necessarily mean that you need treatment first.”
Learning sessions, including stop the bleed training and PTSD for responders, were also held after the simulation. Both Kieffer and William McCormac ’25, a homeland security major, call the joint event extremely beneficial.
“This helps us to have real-life experience,” says McCormac. “It gives us a safe space to be able to practice what we would like to do while also giving our nursing majors the opportunity to come out and do what they do best.”
Students from the TV/film department were also on hand to film the event. Women for DeSales, the division of nursing, and the homeland security program all provided funding for the simulation.
For Those Who Serve
Flex Classes: In Class or Online
Flex classes are designed for students who enjoy the experience of live-time, instructor-led classes but can't always physically get to campus.
Courses are offered in Center Valley with students being able to participate synchronously from anywhere in the world via the internet.
Search For Classes
Wondering which classes are running during different semesters and sessions? Curious to read course descriptions for your topic of interest? Planning ahead? Self-Service for prospective students* will give you a look into which classes are running and when.
Note: If you are already a DeSales student, please search for classes through WebAdvisor Self-Service in MyDSU
*This link is best viewed on a desktop device.