Oglethorpe University offers two degrees in the Adult Degree Program
for students age 22+:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Business Administration
Within these degrees there are seven majors to choose from:
The program in business administration is also designed to give graduates a solid foundation in the concepts and analysis of business functional areas that will be needed for graduate study. Many graduates of this program go on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree or a master’s degree in a specific business area.
In addition to preparing students for business careers and graduate school, the program in business administration is valuable preparation for other careers. Students learn administrative skills and methods of inquiry that are applicable in governmental and non-profit organizations.
Since much legal practice involves businesses and a knowledge of business terminology and institutions, this major is an excellent background for the study and practice of law. The resulting degree is the bachelor of business administration.
Graduates in communication and rhetoric studies generally go on to careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, mass media, corporate communications and related fields. They also are prepared for further study in journalism or communication studies. The resulting degree is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies.
History, it is said, is the queen of the humanities. The history major is designed to give students a systematic understanding of cultures and civilizations across time and space. The major is intended to be cross disciplinary, requiring students to take courses in history as well as other relevant fields in the humanities and social sciences. Through the range of courses, students may explore a wide variety of problems and issues in the past, as well as their connection to current social, political and cultural realities.
In addition to providing students with a wide-ranging acquaintance with the historical past, the major is designed to help students refine fundamental intellectual skills. All the courses place a heavy emphasis on developing reading, writing and speaking skills. Texts and writing assignments are intended to help students hone their analytical skills. Since many of the history courses are taught in a seminar format, students must also present their views orally and be prepared to explain them to their peers. The interdisciplinary component of the major serves to introduce students to the wide array of methods that historians may use in their quest to understand the past.
Above all, the major is designed to provide students with a broad context for understanding the world, their place in it and the varying forces that have shaped human society. The resulting degree is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies.