Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
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Walsh University offers two degree completion programs. The first is a Business Degree program with Majors in Accounting, Management and Marketing. The second is the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N.–B.S.N.) Degree.
Adults have educational needs different from traditional students. Most adults juggle several responsibilities - job, home and personal life - and they learn differently. Adults thrive in an atmosphere that encourages them to become involved in and actively contribute to the learning experience. These characteristics create framework that take into account the students’ age, experience, focused goals, busy schedule and learning style to create a degree completion program that’s right for them.
Students can earn a degree in an accelerated time frame as courses move at a faster pace in five- or eight-week sessions that usually meet one evening per week or on Saturdays. Each course concentrates not only on the subject, but also on how the students will use the material in their professional lives. Students will be actively involved in class projects, presentations, and discussions with the instructor and their peers. Through these interactive courses, they will sharpen their critical thinking skills, expand their knowledge and enhance their professional mobility.
Students may move in and out of sessions as needed due to outside demands. Advisors work with students to determine their best options for degree completion. Excellence in education and the integrity of the program are maintained and strengthened through stringent academic monitoring and continuous communication with both faculty and students.
Classes as well as support services are located in three specially designed facilities. One is on Arlington Road in Akron, just off 1-77, with convenient access from Canton and Akron. The second is located at the Ursuline Center (just off Route 224) in Canfield/Mahoning Valley. The third is located in Medina on Route 18, just off 1-71, with convenient access from West Akron, Medina County and Cleveland. Courses are also offered at the main campus of Walsh University in North Canton, at Stark State College and the University of Akron – Wayne College Campus location. Advising, registration, classes, and tuition payments can be completed at each location. Designed specifically for adults, classrooms are comfortable and conducive to learning.
Main campus business majors should be aware that attendance in the completion program first class session is mandatory. There will be an assignment due the first class session. Textbooks must be obtained prior to the beginning date for the course. Any student failing to attend the first class session will be administratively withdrawn from the course.
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