Applied and Experiential Learning

One of the strengths of Stevenson University is its ability to offer rigorous courses that provide students a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, plus skills and knowledge in their major fields, in a mentoring environment of small classes and personal attention by faculty. All students must complete courses in a core curriculum that develop skills in writing, communication, and math and provide a basic understanding of the key disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. Courses in the major provide opportunities to acquire proficiency in a specific discipline that will prepare students for employment in their chosen field of study or for graduate school.

Most undergraduate degrees offered through SUO can be completed within 18-24 months depending on the number of credits a student has completed before entering the program. Undergraduate degree program courses may be scheduled in a mixed of 5, 8, or 16 week hybrid or online format. Hybrid courses generally meet once weekly in the evenings; many classes are conducted entirely online. Classwork incorporates hands-on projects, practical knowledge that is applicable to everyday work challenges, and group interactions with fellow students. Students are expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class, using Blackboard, e-mail, and other means. 

The university's graduate degrees can be completed in as few as 18-24 months. Most courses in the graduate programs are offered in 8 week sessions, with some courses offered in a 7, 10, or 16 week format.

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