Earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 18-24 months

The mission of the Department of Extended Studies is to offer non-traditional, continuing and alternative academic opportunities to adult learners, 21 and over, who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees and/or personal/professional educational goals.

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Since 1997, the goal of the Department of Extended Studies is to address the learning needs of adults who prefer an educational delivery system that is flexible, participatory and experientially related to the workplace. The educational programs offered through the department are consistent with our students’ lifelong learning pursuits. The Department of Extended Studies offers adults the opportunity to complete bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format while attending classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Affordable Tuition

Major courses offered in a 5 Week Format

Attend Classes One Night a Week & Weekend

Seated and Online Classes

Grants and Scholarships Available

Smaller Teacher to Student Ratio

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HOW TO APPLY

Apply in Four Easy Steps.

Step 1: 

Complete the Application

Step 2: 

Secure an unofficial or official transcript for preliminary evaluation and qualification by an Extended Studies advisor.

Step 3: 

Schedule an appointment to speak to an Extended Studies Advisor.

Step 4: 

Have official transcript(s) from high school, GED or each college or university attended sent to:

 Saint Augustines University

Office of Admissions

1315 Oakwood Avenue, Delany Hall

Raleigh, NC 27610

Telephone: 919.516.4018

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Religious Studies

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Organizational Management

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Criminal Justice

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FAQ

What is Extended Studies?

Overview

Since 1997, the goal of the Department of Extended Studies is to address the learning needs of adults who prefer an educational delivery system that is flexible, participatory and experientially related to the workplace. The educational programs offered through the department are consistent with our students’ lifelong learning pursuits and include majors in Organizational Management, Religious Studies and Criminal Justice. This unique department offers adults the opportunity to complete bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format while attending classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree through the Department of Extended Studies?

  • Smaller Teacher to Student Ratio
    Increased cohort exchange and individualized educational attention tailored to our students’ needs
  • Evening and Saturday Classes
    Easier to continue educational pursuits while working full-time  
  • Credible University Degree
    Saint Augustine’s University is an accredited university that is recognized globally
  • Transfer Credits
    Saint Augustine’s University accepts successfully completed courses from other accredited colleges and universities that correspond with the General Education and elective requirements listed on the specific plan of study
     
  • Advisors Designated Exclusively for the School
    Adult learners have a single point of contact for academic counseling
  • Military Friendly
    Encourages veterans and their families to take advantage of their GI Bill benefits 

What are the program admissions requirements?

  • 21 and over
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transfer credits must have a C or above grade from accredited institutions
  • Meet with advisor
  • Complete admissions and financial aid applications
  • Remit all official transcripts

Students with earned associate’s degrees from any NC Community/Technical College or with the appropriate undergraduate courses completed can obtain their bachelor’s degrees in as little as 18-24 months.

Will my course credits transfer?

Saint Augustine’s University accepts successfully completed courses from other accredited colleges and universities that correspond with the General Education and elective requirements listed on your plan of study. University representatives and your advisor will determine the number of credits that will transfer from another institution of higher education.

What are the major objectives of this program?

  • Prepare students to excel academically
  • Promote strong written and oral communications skills
  • Make appropriate adjustments to each student’s critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Foster self-reliance, self-image growth and leadership skills
  • Improve students ’use of research techniques
  • Promote job marketability and mobility

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Betty Holman

Betty Holman

Director
bholman@st-aug.edu
919.516.4618

Anthony Grady

Anthony Grady, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
agrady@st-aug.edu
919.516.4045