Students can earn a bachelor's—or work toward a certificate—through Quinnipiac's part-time studies programs. Degrees are offered in the arts and sciences, business and health sciences. Learn more about being a part-time student.

Quinnipiac University Online
Part-time students can take distance-learning courses through Quinnipiac University Online. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are offered. Quinnipiac University Online offers graduate degrees in business administration, business administration in healthcare management, information technology, interactive media, organizational leadership, occupational therapy and teacher leadership. Learn more about earning a degree online.

Certificate Programs

  • Export Marketing - This career-directed program is designed in response to the growing need and opportunity for export of American goods and services.
  • International Purchasing - Facing a growing demand for trained global purchasing managers from industries, this career-directed program is designed in response to the growing needs of manufacturing, retail and service companies moving toward global sourcing of their raw materials, components and services.

Individualized Bachelor Degree Program
Many part-time students who return to college already have a substantial amount of college credit earned in an associate's degree program, Credit for Prior Learning, or part-time studies. In addition, experienced students often have unique educational goals that are not met by traditional programs. These students need degree programs which a) can accommodate the maximum amount of previously acquired credit, and b) allow maximum flexibility in choosing courses to meet individual needs without adding to the total number of credits needed to graduate.

To meet these needs Quinnipiac offers special general studies degree programs. These bachelor's degree programs (health science studies and liberal studies) are built around the University Curriculum. The dean or faculty adviser works with each student to establish a curriculum plan that makes maximum use of previously obtained credit and incorporates new courses that build in-depth knowledge in the student's area of interest.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies
The health science studies program provides an excellent opportunity for health care and science professionals who hold an associate's degree to obtain the bachelor's degree. The program provides the maximum utilization of previously acquired credits from academic and clinical training. An individual curriculum plan, approved by an academic adviser, can be designed that allows flexibility in choosing courses to build concentrations in the health science fields, as well as in other areas such as business, management, psychology and sociology. Learn more about the BS in health science studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
The liberal studies major offers the opportunity for adult and non-traditional students to choose concentrations in a number of fields. Students have maximum flexibility in the utilization of previously earned credit and in the selection of new courses to meet their personal goals. Each program is individually designed by the student with approval by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, 15 credits at the 300-level and nine to ten courses in the area of concentration.

BA and BS Degrees in Traditional Majors
Part-time students may also enroll in virtually all of the bachelor's degree programs offered by the academic schools of the University. Athletic training/sports medicine, occupational therapy and nursing require full-time status, as does the physical therapy and physician's assistant program (neither accepts transfer students at the undergraduate level).

Our bachelor of science degree program in health science studies can usually can be completed through evening study and normally does not require students to take classes during the day. Other majors in business, arts and sciences, health sciences and communications also may be taken on a part-time basis, but course work will need to be taken during the day. More information on these programs can be found in the sections of the University catalog.

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