Our academic programs are structured for working adults who want to finish their undergraduate degree, earn a post-baccalaureate certificate, or complete coursework required for CPA licensure or to meet MBA and MPAcc school pre-requisities. To better serve working professionals, we offer our courses after business hours.
The length of our undergraduate program varies between individuals, depending on previous coursework. To earn your bachelor's, you must successfully earn 125 credits with at least 45 credits earned at Furman, including the final 28 credits and 15 credits in the major. Each course is worth three credits, with the exception of 4 credit lab courses.
Our post-baccalaureate certificate programs can typically be completed in three to four semesters. Our other non-undergrad programs are customized to meet your individual needs. For example, if you need only one or two courses to sit for the CPA exam, you are not required to complete the full sequence of courses offered in our Accounting Certificate program.
We offer opportunities for enrollment in the fall, spring or summer semester. The UES academic year consists of three semesters divided into five 8-week terms.
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||June - Aug.
Classes are scheduled Monday - Thursday and, on occasion, Saturdays. We offer our courses in three formats:
- Traditional: Classes meet one night per week from 6-8:45 pm for the entire semester (Aug. - Dec. for fall, Jan. - May for spring).
- Hybrid: Classes meet once per week 6:00-8:45pm for 8 weeks. Combines in-class meetings with online tools for completion of coursework, submission of assignments, etc.
- Accelerated: Classes meet twice per week 6:00-8:00pm for 8 weeks. Utilizes less technology and more in-class participation than hybrid courses.
Classes are engaging and discussion-driven, relying on case studies and real-world examples to study today's most important business, accounting, and info-tech concepts. Each course has its own set of requirements and learning objectives. Generally, students are expected to read prior to class, complete research papers, collaborate on group projects, participate in class discussions, and prepare for quizzes and exams. A syllabus for each course is typically available prior to registration so you can evaluate course expectations.