The Professional Programs are accelerated degree programs for working adults whose schedules preclude taking traditional daytime classes, whose motivation for pursuing a degree is strong and whose experiences can contribute to cooperative learning styles. The Professional Programs contain on site, online and hybrid models of delivery.
Students with fewer than two years of college credits and significant professional experience may earn the associate of arts degree in Christian ministry or the associate of science degree in organizational management.
Students with two years of college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution and significant professional experience may earn the bachelor of science degree in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, human resource management, marketing, not-for-profit leadership and psychology. Students may also earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree (RN-BSN completion) and a bachelor of social work degree in social work.
A TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification is also offered by the Professional Programs. The TESOL certification will equip adult students to work effectively with English language learners in their churches or social service organizations. The TESOL certification requires a practicum experience. (See TEX 396 for explanation.)
On-site classes meet in an accelerated format one course at a time, one night per week, throughout the year on the Huntington University campus or at the Huntington University Professional Programs sites in Columbia City and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Online classes are facilitated through a virtual classroom and do not have a residency requirement. Contact the Professional Programs office for program availability and system requirements.
The Professional Programs also offer core curriculum courses for adults. These courses consist of general education requirements and elective credits. Core courses are open to students in the Professional Programs and to members of the community for college credit or for personal enrichment.