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King University to offer programs aimed at adult learners

June 2nd, 2013 9:17 pm by Rick Wagner

BRISTOL, Tenn. — This fall, working adults in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from King University.

King, according to a news release, will offer programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies & Online Programs (GPS) as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degree,” Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Graduate & Professional Studies and Online Programs for King, said in the release. “By offering classes in both convenient locations, one night per week, and in an online format, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

Adults who are beginning to pursue a college degree or who have completed fewer than 60 semester hours of coursework will benefit from participating in King’s Pathway program. Offered at the University’s main campus in Bristol, Pathway allows students to complete all general education and elective requirements, so they can smoothly transition into their degree coursework.

The fall 2013 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Information Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN), Master of Business Administration for professionals (MBA), Traditional MBA, and Master of Education (MEd).

The BBA degree will also be offered in Blountville.

King’s instructional location at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education will offer the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ), Bachelor of Science in Communication (COMM), RN-BSN, and BBA, as well as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and MBA.  King’s newest degree offering for GPS that will be offered in Kingsport is the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA).

Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their BBA and MBA in both Big Stone Gap and Richlands.  The RN-BSN degree option is also available in Richlands. Online degree options include Associate of Arts (AA) along with bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Health Administration, Psychology, Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies, History, and English as well as the RN-BSN degree for nurses.

King also offers the MBA degree in an online format. Applications are now being accepted for fall enrollment. For more information about King’s GPS degree options available in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or financial aid opportunities, call the King University Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014 or email admissions@king.edu. Applications may also be submitted online at apply.king.edu.


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