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College of Adult Professional Studies

Accelerated Degree Programs

We understand that you are not a traditional student. That is why our degree programs are designed with adults in mind. The College of Adult Professional Studies was created to meet the educational needs of working adults so they can realize their dreams of earning a college degree.

Whether you are a professional who needs extra course work to meet the requirements for a promotion at work, a single parent who hopes to finish a degree started a little while back, or someone who is simply looking for a chance at a new professional and personal beginning, choosing one of the adult education programs at Christian Brothers University is the option for you.

See why the CAPS Program worked for John Marley ('17)

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Designed with adult learners in mind, these accelerated degree programs have helped thousands of graduates expand their careers. CAPS Programs include:

Associates Degrees

Bachelor's Degrees

Flexible Courses in a Personalized Setting

CBU has an excellent reputation for individualized attention provided by highly qualified faculty in accelerated and flexible eight-week courses. We are happy to work with you to put together a convenient schedule that meets your individual learning goals. In addition to fantastic adult education classes, we provide:

  • A personal approach to education: small class size, dedicated faculty and academic advisors
  • Flexible scheduling options: to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults
  • Practical curriculum with built-in opportunities for personal and professional development

Classes are offered in a hybrid format, which gives you face-to-face time with faculty and peers on CBU’s midtown Memphis campus once a week along with the flexibility to do additional course work online. We know your schedule can be tight. So, we offer two-hour evening courses at either 5:45 p.m. or 7:55 p.m. That’s followed by three hours each week of online instruction via lecture/chat/online discussion.

We are proud to work closely with our students as they pursue their adult education degree and humbled by the incredible effort and drive of our adult learners to learn, grow, and keep an open mind.

We encourage you to take a look at our website and contact the College of Adult Professional Studies at (901) 321-3291 or We understand the practical needs of working adults and know that your time is precious, so please do not hesitate to get in touch to learn more about our adult degree completion programs.