Imploring the graduates to 'Stand up and yell," WNBC 4 New York Anchor and Reporter David Ushery commended the Class of 2018 for overcoming obstacles and doing the work necessary to reach Spring Commencement on May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.
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Ready to come back to college? Our Experiential Learning Program helps you get there faster by counting your career experience towards your degree.
You can also earning credits through standardized college-level examinations, portfolio review, as well as professional training programs.
With a degree, at any age, you can advance in your current career or explore a new one. It's never too late to get your college degree.St. Francis College has helped thousands of adults get back into the classroom to finish the degree they started years earlier. With a flexible, self-designed bachelor program that focuses on leadership and enhancing skills, you can become a college graduate faster than you thought possible.
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MissionThe Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a degree completion program designed especially for adult and other nontraditional learners. The Professional Studies program provides students with the flexibility to tailor their educational experience to meet both personal and professional objectives. At the same time, the program provides sufficient academic structure to maintain the high standards of a St. Francis College bachelor’s degree.
Candidates for admission to the Professional Studies program are typically working adults who have previously undertaken significant coursework at other postsecondary institutions.
Professional Studies students have the option of designing, with faculty advisement, their own individualized undergraduate degree programs. Included in the Professional Studies program is a sequence that fulfills the general education requirement in traditional majors.
In the interest of achieving an additional dimension of educational depth the students in this Program may opt for a Minor from amongst the Minors offered by various departments and complete the requirements as per catalogue description. A maximum of two minor concentrations can be noted on student transcripts as a way of recognizing that they have, in addition to the required major program, also concentrated on one or more additional areas.
Since adults obtain knowledge in many different ways including traditional college classes, online courses, work experience, and community activities Professional Studies students have a variety of opportunities to earn credit for college-level learning undertaken elsewhere. In addition to transferring a significant number of credits from other institutions, students can also participate in the College’s Experiential Learning program, which assists students in earning credit through standardized college-level examinations, portfolio review, and professional training programs.
Leading by example, Valerie Kaufmann '18 will share her successes and hopes to make the world a better place when she delivers her Valedictory Address on Thursday, May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk at 12:00pm.
A surprise honor for retiring Accounting Professor Geoffrey Horlick was one of the highlights of St. Francis College's 134th Charter Day Convocation held April 27, 2018
St. Francis College proudly hosted its 2nd Annual College-Wide Entrepreneurial Pitch Contest April 12, 2018, bringing together 9 student-entrepreneurs to compete for $3,500 in prizes.
They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
- To provide a coherent program of study that integrates academic coursework in several areas, lifelong learning, and professional experience within an interactive learning environment.
- To provide a blend of academic structure and flexibility that enables students to define and meet their unique educational goals.
- To maximize the transfer of credits for courses taken at other postsecondary institutions and through additional college-level experiences.
- To enrich students with the skills, discipline, and the perspective of a liberal education.
- To provide an excellent preparation for career enhancement and/or graduate education.
Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue