ST. LOUIS – Busy professionals have a new opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree while working and balancing family life and other responsibilities. Fontbonne University has announced a new blended format through its OPTIONS program that combines the benefits of face-to-face classroom instruction with the convenience of online learning.
With this new format, courses are designed so that half of the classes will be held in the classroom and half will be conducted online. Currently, Fontbonne offers the blended format for its bachelor’s degrees in business administration and human resource management.
“This can be a real benefit to people who think they just don’t have time to finish their degree,” said Vicki Saitz, Fontbonne director of OPTIONS admissions. “The in-class experience gives students that dynamic and beneficial connection with teachers and classmates, while the online classes allow students the flexibility and convenience to plan around their schedule. This blended format, when coupled with the instruction provided by our excellent faculty, promotes in our students a higher level of critical thinking and analytical skills.”
The university also offers bachelor’s degrees in corporate communication and sports and entertainment management in the accelerated format for adult learners.
“All of our degree programs provide graduates with very practical, relevant skills and knowledge, and that’s key in advancing in your career,” Saitz said. “Studies have shown that a bachelor’s degree significantly increases earnings over the course of a lifetime.”
Fontbonne has a long tradition of offering accelerated bachelor’s and master’s programs for busy adults. Courses are eight weeks long, and students can take one or two courses at a time. In addition to Fontbonne’s Brentwood location at 1300 Strassner Drive, classes are offered at the main campus in Clayton and in south St. Louis County.
For more information, call 314-863-2220, or take a look at the complete list of bachelor's programs OPTIONS has to offer.