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Degree Completion

The degree completion programs are experience-based degrees for working adults, offering majors in seven different areas: Organizational Leadership (also online), and Liberal Studies and (also online). The programs center around an experiential learning concept – a unique alternative to the traditional approach. Experiential learning links curricula to past, present, or planned career activities. Through this method, students can earn up to 30 semester hours of credit for significant life experience by means of a formalized petition process called the portfolio.

Designed specifically for the adult learner, these programs offer flexible class scheduling, convenient locations, accelerated curricula, and a simplified registration process. Perhaps the most distinctive element of the accelerated degree programs is reality-based learning, the process of integrating textbook theory with the student's work and life experiences. Students learn how to evaluate and enhance their lives personally and professionally.

Degree completion program courses are taught sequentially, and the rich diversity of experiences which students bring to the class results in lively discussions involving shared experiences. Because students stay with the same group (cohort) throughout the course of study, they develop a strong rapport with other group members who act as a support system through the completion of the degree.

International applicants with an F or J visa are not qualified for programs offered through APS. International applicants with any other types of visas, please consult with the International Center first at +1-626-812-3055 or

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.