2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

University College

Jimmy T. Davis, Dean
Valerie Nichols, Program Director, Liberal Studies


Through the University College, Belmont University addresses the learning needs of adult, non-traditional students. Because traditional four-year degree programs cannot accommodate the educational needs of many adults, the University College provides opportunities to pursue education based on individualized goals and flexible time schedules through degree-granting programs, continuing education experiences, and professional development programs. University College has two divisions: the Office of Adult Degree Programs and the Office of Continuing Studies.

Office of Adult Degree Programs

The Office of Adult Degree Programs provides interdisciplinary, university-wide support that enables adult students to complete their degrees through programs which feature flexible time schedules and innovative course offerings. This office currently makes available four degree programs: the Professional Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Ministry, the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations Management, and the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Office of Continuing Studies

The mission of the Office of Continuing Studies is to extend the resources of the university to the community in order to provide continuing professional and personal development and outreach services. Courses are available on a credit, non-credit, or continuing education unit (CEU) basis for supplementing and updating learners’ knowledge, skills, and abilities. This office works with individuals, businesses, and other organizations to build educational partnerships and to offer specialized courses and training programs.


Degree Seeking Students – Students who wish to pursue one of the degree programs offered through the University College must follow the admissions process found in this bulletin. Applications are available from the Admissions Office, Belmont Central, or the Office of Adult Degree Programs.

Non-Degree Seeking Students – Persons who wish to take courses through the University College, but are not pursuing a degree, may apply as a “Non-Degree Seeking Student.”