University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
March 23 , 2009
Contact: Robyn Andrews, (251) 928-8133
Opportunities Through Education During the Economic Downturn

If you never finished your college degree the time is now. The US Department of Labor says education is the best defense in staying employed during the current economic state.

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County is here to help you complete your degree your way with our Adult Degree Program. We will be offering two Information Sessions, Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, March 26 at 12 p.m. The Information Sessions will be held at USA Baldwin County’s Administration Building, 10 N. Summit Street, Fairhope.

The Adult Degree Program has been designed by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies to give students a variety of options in earning a bachelor’s degree tailored to their individual educational goals. The program is designed for adults at least 25 years of age or those who have assumed major responsibilities and commitments of adulthood. An Information Session will give you the opportunity to learn more about the adult program, the convenient class schedules, individualized degree plans and student support services.

“The Interdisciplinary Adult Degree Program offers a flexible alternative to traditional college majors by allowing adults to design a major that best supports their academic and career goals. Adults with previous college credit can usually apply most of their past academic work to their Adult Interdisciplinary Studies bachelor’s degree. Attending an Information Session is a great way to learn more about the academic programs offered on the USA Baldwin County Campus,” said Dr. Christine Bogar, Assistant Director of Student Services.

Financial assistance is readily available through financial aid, scholarships, student loans and financial loans. The recent stimulus plan will also provide low and middle-income families with a $2,500 tax credit for students enrolled part-time. Visit to learn more about financial assistance available to students.

Adult Degree student, Kathy Ferniany, said “The Adult Degree Program gives me a chance to finish a degree that I started years ago. I was excited to learn that I could tailor my degree to my specific interests. Instead of a traditional degree, I get to choose what I want. As an older student who has many responsibilities including a job, a family, and an elderly parent, I appreciate the flexibility this schedule gives me. And, since it would be impossible for me to attend classes during the day since I work, I like the fact that I can attend evening classes once a week.”

In addition to the Adult Degree Program, USA Baldwin County offers bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Communication - Public Relations Track, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, and Nursing - BSN and Accelerated Track. Master’s degrees are offered in Elementary Education, Educational Administration, Counseling, Special Education and Nursing - Accelerated Track.

To reserve your space at an Information Session or to learn more about USA Baldwin County’s programs, call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail

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