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 complete their program of study 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
- To support students’ career successes in evolving work environments
- To create strong written communication skills
- To equip students 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 and job mobility
- To expose students to professionals and community leaders for career development.
Why enroll in Saint Augustine’s University’s Bachelor Degree Programs in the Department of Extended Studies?
- Low Teacher:Student Ratio
- Earn your degree from a small, four-year university with a personable approach to learning in a hands-on environment
- Flexible Evening, Night, and Online Classes
- Classes available based on your work schedule
- Lowest Tuition Costs from a Private University
- Military-Friendly University
- All military benefits accepted
- Accredited University Degree
- Degree recognized worldwide
- Family Atmosphere
- Supportive classroom setting
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.
Admission Policies for the Department of Extended Studies
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. Upon entry into the degree completion program, credits from other colleges and universities placed on an adult learner’s transcript 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 shown on the transcript that will become the official record of the adult learner’s performance in the University’s degree completion program. In order to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Augustine’s University, adult learners admitted into the Extended Studies Department 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.
Note: Adult learners who formerly attended SAU will be considered as returning students and will retain their previous academic transcript.
- 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.
- Saint Augustine’s University application fee
- Criminal background report
- Student insurance waiver if insurance holder
- Completed FAFSA
- Copy of Social Security card