MEMPHIS — The College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) at Christian Brothers University (CBU) will conduct the inaugural classes this fall for its new two-year Associate degree programs — the Associate of Arts in Professional Psychology, the Associate of Arts in General Studies and the Associate of Science in Business Studies.
CBU’s Associate programs are designed to provide a solid understanding of foundational skills in each degree area, while providing a variety of elective courses that allow students to customize their education to their interests. Classes are offered in a blended format giving you face-to-face time with faculty and peers on CBU’s midtown Memphis campus once a week along with the freedom to do additional coursework online. Credits may be transferred from previous educational experiences, and the associate degree programs also provide a solid foundation for bachelor’s degree course work.
“CBU is dedicated to helping raise the number of well-educated and fully-trained college graduates available to the Memphis workforce,” said Toni Ross, Dean of the College of Adult Professional Studies. “We realize that some adults may not be ready or able to commit to a four-year degree program yet, but they still want to further their education. By offering these two-year Associate degree programs, we’re providing an opportunity to do just that. Since this could also be their first step toward an eventual Bachelor’s degree, we’re additionally offering them a seamless transition within a long-established and highly-esteemed university.”
All three Associate degrees require a total of 66 credit hours in General Education and major-specific requirements that include courses in writing, mathematics, science, social sciences, religious studies, speech, foreign language, and computer skills. The Professional Psychology degree also includes courses in cultural anthropology, human development, personality and psychopathology. The Business Studies degree includes additional courses in accounting, business law, economics, management and marketing. The General Studies degree, which is designed for exposure to multiple fields of study, allows students to fill the remaining 24 credit hours with electives.
The College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) has already established two new baccalaureate degree programs, the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Psychology and the Bachelor of Science in Business Studies, both of which share the first two years curriculum with the corresponding Associate degrees.
Program start dates will be in January, March, June, August, and October. More information on the College of Adult Professional Studies at CBU is available at www.cbu.edu/CAPS or at (901) 321-3291.