The mission of the Department of Extended Studies is to offer non-traditional, continuing and alternative academic educational opportunities for adult learners.
The Department of Extended Studies is located within the School of Business, Management and Technology, and is designed to give working, non-traditional and community college transfer students the option to pursue a degree and/or achieve personal/professional development. It offers flexible night and weekend courses. The degree programs include Organizational Management, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies. Students comple their program of strudy at an accelerated pace within 18-24 months, depending on the amount of transferrable credits.
The Saint Augustine’s University Department of Extended Studies offers flexible night and Saturday classes, open and continuous enrollment throughout the year, and a bachelor’s degree in an accelerated timeframe. It provides opportunities for academic excellence and advancement for adults who are twenty one (21) years of age or older. The major objectives of the School of Continuing Education are:
- To prepare students to excel academically and make appropriate adjustments in their critical thinking and marketability to achieve career successes in evolving work environments;
- To create strong written communication skills;
- To equip with problem-solving and decision-making skills;
- To improve the understanding of research techniques and applications;
- To ensure self-knowledge and self-image growth;
- To foster self-reliance and leadership skills;
- To promote job marketability, mobility, and promotion;
- To expose to professionals and community leaders for career development.
Why Saint Augustine’s University’s Bachelor Degree Programs in the Department of Extended Studies?
Smaller class sizes mean you get a more personable approach to learning in a hands-on environment. Earn you degree from a four-year university in a smaller classroom setting.
- Flexible Evening and Night Classes
- Lowest Tuition Costs
- Military-Friendly University
- Credible University Degree
Degree programs included in the School are Organizational Management, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies. Scheduling of courses, academic content, the teaching/learning style, accessibility and convenience characterize the non-traditional educational programs which help adult learners cope with the pressures of life, including those of home and work, while completing their educational goals and objectives. These academic programs address the learning needs of employed adults who prefer an educational delivery system that is participatory and experientially related to the workplace. Some distance learning is offered.
The School of Continuing Education hosts classes in three locations including Raleigh, Henderson and Rocky Mount. The main offices are located in the Center of Extended Studies at 2941 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27610 near the main Saint Augustine’s University campus.
Admission Policies for the Gateway Adult Learner Program
Advisory Admissions Committee for the Adult Degree Completion Program
The main purpose of this committee is to monitor the various policies and processes established for the degree completion program. The Committee is comprised of the Provost, Dean, Program Director, and the Registrar.
Adult learners must have earned a high school diploma or GED Certificate. Credits placed on an adult learner’s transcript upon entry into the degree completion program are those with a grade of “C” or above. The adult learner’s previous grade point average and credits below the level of C are not considered in the admissions process, and are not shown on the transcript that will become the official record of the adult learner’s performance in the College’s degree completion program. Adult learners, who have transferable credits from accredited colleges and universities that correspond with the General Education/TEP and Elective requirements of the Plan of Study are able to complete their bachelor’s degree from Saint Augustine’s University in approximately 3 semesters.
Note: Adult learners who formerly attended SAU will be considered as returning students and will retain their previous academic transcript.
- Adult learners who do not have corresponding credits to meet the General Education and Elective requirements of the Plan of Study must recognize that additional time beyond the major coursework will be required for degree completion;
- In order to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Augustine’s University, adult learners admitted into the School of Continuing Education Gateway Program must meet all of the graduation requirements as published in the University’s Catalog including, but not limited to, General Education requirements and the minimum total number of credit hours; and
- Have official transcripts from high school, GED, or each college or university attended sent to the Office of Admissions, 1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27610.
- Submit an application fee
Note: The Gateway Adult Learner Program has locations in Raleigh and Henderson. The Gateway Adult Learner Program in Henderson also offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice. The major course requirements are the same as the traditional Criminal Justice degree program. The plan of study and curriculum sequence are displayed with the traditional program under the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The admission requirements for Gateway-Henderson are: 21 years of age or older and either an Associate Degree (Associate in Arts, Applied Science, General Education, or Science) or 60+ transferrable credits.
Note: Admission information regarding the Gateway Adult Learner Program is also located on the University’s official Web site: http://www.st-aug.edu/default/gateway.htm