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Accelerated Degree Programs for Adult Learners

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in 20 months!

Finish What You’ve Started

You have already been successful in reaching the halfway mark in your college studies. Now Notre Dame is ready to help you map out your next steps to complete your degree. The enrollment team will assist you with the admissions process, providing an initial review of your transfer credits and helping you register for your first semester classes. Our professional advising team will keep you on track toward your degree completion goal. Our professors will link your personal and work interests — your world — to your class experiences. Classes meet once weekly to accommodate your busy schedule.


  • Customized Advising
  • Pathways to Graduate Programs
  • Centered on Adult Students
  • Liberal Arts Majors: Design Your Own Course of Study
  • Business Majors: Focus on Leadership


If you transfer the initial course credits required for most business degrees, such as accounting and economics, you will be able to complete your degree in two years.* We offer solid grounding in marketing, finance, economics and management. But we also stress the most important elements of a business degree, understanding and managing human capital and leadership in the workplace. Notre Dame’s emphasis on these career strengths provides you with skills to advance professionally.

*This schedule presumes that the student will bring in an associate’s degree in business (60 credits). Students bringing in 60 credits without an associate’s degree in business may be required to take additional business courses.

Liberal Arts

The accelerated liberal arts degree will stress courses in the humanities — literature, history, art, philosophy and religion.

You’ll study some of the classics such as Shakespeare, but also contemporary topics, through courses such as Revolution and Terrorism, Comedy and Humor, Art of the Film, American Women Writers, Ethnic Groups in America and World Religions. We will evaluate your transcripts and transfer applicable humanities credits to your program.

A Fast-Track Degree

The schedule for our Accelerated Completion Degree Program is fast-paced, manageable and designed for working adults or students with weekday commitments. Traditional Spring and Fall semesters are compressed into two eight-week terms, and one course is taken in each of our additional Summer and Winter terms.

Accelerated Schedule Chart