For 184 years, Wesleyan College has offered women an academically challenging and relevant liberal arts education, preparing them to do extraordinary things in their professions and in service to their communities. From the first women who attended classes on the original downtown campus to the graduates of 2019 who studied on the Rivoli campus, Wesleyan students have learned from their professors in traditional classroom settings.
To meet the needs of a changing society, Wesleyan now offers an online degree program that provides working-women the flexibility, convenience, and affordability they need to earn a degree in business, accounting, or applied psychology. Students who had been attending evening classes on campus are now classified as online program students and can study whenever and wherever they choose.
"Wesleyan online is designed with the 21st-century-woman’s needs and goals in mind. We know getting to campus for classes can be a big challenge for women who are busy working and care giving. Our new online degree program enables us to draw the Wesleyan circle wider, in support of women who give so much of themselves in all other areas of their lives," said Director of Online Learning & Assistant Professor of English Laura Lease.
With a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and taught by the same faculty who lead our on-campus classes, online degree courses are eight weeks in length and offered in five sessions a year so students can attend full- or part-time. Online students receive the same support services as traditional undergraduate students, including a dedicated academic advisor, tutoring and learning support from the Academic Resource Center, personalized career guidance from the Center for Career Development, and full access to Wesleyan’s electronic library with nearly limitless research opportunities.
Furthermore, through a new partnership between Wesleyan College and the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) women who are enrolled in one of Wesleyan’s online degree programs and who are who are enrolled in GBHEM’s pastoral training program, the Course of Study, may earn credit toward their Wesleyan degree upon successful completion of the entire Course of Study. The Course of Study is designed for those who wish to serve as local pastors in The United Methodist Church and possibly pursue ordination as elders without taking the traditional seminary route. All Wesleyan College courses required for graduation will be taught in an online format.
Interested students must apply to Wesleyan College’s online degree program at www.wesleyancollege.edu/partnerships. For more information, contact Jessica Tucker by email at email@example.com or by calling 478-757-3994.