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College of Adult Undergraduate Studies: Degree-Completion Programs for Adults

In addition to their commitments to careers and family, our adult undergraduate students share a goal: starting or finishing a bachelor's degree—the essential credential—that will help propel their careers.

Notre Dame’s programs for adult learners specialize in helping you earn that degree that will really help you land that job or get that promotion.

We know adult learners lead busy lives. We know that adults learn better in a supportive environment that acknowledges their career and family responsibilities. At Notre Dame, you will learn in small classes with professors who sincerely care about your success.

Our flexible programs are convenient, career-relevant and provide exceptional opportunities for leadership. Classes are offered in locations throughout the state: the main campus on Charles Street, University Center in Harford County, the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Arundel Mills and Arnold in Anne Arundel County, Laurel College Center in Prince George's County, College of Southern Maryland–Prince Frederick Campus and employer worksites.

We encourage students to learn at their own pace, studying in a variety of formats that include both accelerated courses that run from four to eight weeks and semester-long courses. Notre Dame offers face-to-face as well as online options, and courses that meet evenings, Saturdays and even weekdays. With four semesters each year, and concentrated sessions in the winter and summer, students may complete as few as three credits per year or as many as 30 credits.

Students may also study in a cohort, a group of 20 to 25 students who advance through the program together and ultimately graduate together. They offer students a supportive group of like-minded students and help you build lasting personal and professional relationships—great for networking! Cohorts take one course at a time, while studying year round. This cohort structure provides an embedded support system that keeps each adult student motivated toward degree completion. Classes meet the same day and time throughout the program, as professors use a proven curriculum emphasizing experiential learning that is relevant to today's workplace issues.

Your undergraduate degree is within your reach. Be fearless—earn your essential credential! For information on the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies, call 410-532-5500 or email caus@ndm.edu.

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