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Georgetown Launches Bachelor's Completion Program on Coursera

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Coursera to offer a new pathway to degree completion for adult learners. The online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program pairs core courses in culture, humanities, natural sciences, philosophy, social sciences, and writing with five concentration options: Business and Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Professional Media and Communication, International Relations, and Individualized Study.

The 120-credit degree program offers asynchronous courses taught by Georgetown faculty, including on-demand video lectures, opportunities to engage in group discussions with professors and peers, individual academic advising sessions, and more. Students can apply up to 64 college transfer credits (including military training) toward the degree; transfer credits are evaluated for accreditation, timeliness of content, overall academic relevance, and other factors. Tuition for the program is $400 per credit hour, making it possible complete the degree for as little as $22,400.

"By partnering with Coursera, Georgetown will be better able to serve a critically overlooked population of learners that fall outside the traditional model of 18- to 22-year-old, residential undergraduate students," commented Kelly Otter, dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown, in a statement. "We must meet this sizable and growing population where they are by providing access and affordability — on top of the world-class, values-based education that Georgetown already offers. Whether they are career changers, military-connected individuals, or those interested in later advanced degrees, this program empowers more students to finish their bachelor's degree, but also transform their lives."

Applications for the program open in early December, with classes starting in summer 2023. For more information, visit the Coursera site

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