Gwynedd-Mercy College understands the challenges that adult students face and can help you formulate a plan for success. Our Center for Lifelong Learning degree programs provide a superior education solution for working adults who want the benefits of a supportive, ethics-based learning environment.
All degree programs offered at CLL campuses are accelerated programs of the highest educational quality centered on earning a degree through the understanding and application of theory. In U.S.News & World Report's 2011 edition of "Best Colleges", Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates.
Our associate, bachelor, and master programs are designed to allow adult learners to succeed. Evening classes, instructors with real-world knowledge, small class sizes, convenient locations, stimulating classes that cut out the busy work and allow you to focus on learning. Gwynedd-Mercy College knows how to make learning practical and relevant for adult students.
Classes meet one evening per week from 6-10 p.m. except for students in the School of Education which meet from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., one evening per week (with a half-hour dinner break).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) core is a 43 credit hour, 74-week program designed to expand a student's critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of nursing, and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of an associate degree in nursing or equivalent RN diploma is required for admission to the B.S.N. Program.) This program is offered at the Bensalem, Plymouth Meeting, and Philadelphia Campuses.
The same degree and path as our RN to BSN degree, with the ability to earn 6 graduate level credits (2 courses). These 6 graduate level credits count towards the completion of your BSN and may also be applied towards your MSN degree.
The 2 courses are NUR 530 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing and NUR 610 Research Methodology. These 2 courses replace NUR 415 and NUR 412.
Tuition for these 6 BSN/MSN credits is charged at your regular BSN tuition.
Both BSN/MSN courses are taught in a hybrid format.
The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration (ASBA) core is a 67 credit hour, 115-week program designed to improve a student's critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid introduction to business administration principles. (All general education courses required for the A.S. degree are contained within this adult degree program.)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA OM) core is a 45 credit hour, 81-week program designed to expand a student's critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admission to the B.S.B.A. program.)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA HA) core is a 45 credit hour, 81-week program designed to expand a student's critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admission to the B.S.B.A. program.)
This 37-credit degree program is designed to meet the needs of a variety of business professionals. The MSM degree program centers on development of managers who will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that enhance their effectiveness as a leader in the workplace. Research is an ongoing, integral part of the MSM degree program. Each course represents one piece of the overarching research component.
The overall aim of the MSM degree is to produce versatile individuals who will be able to solve current and future problems in organizations, and meet the business needs of society as a whole. Among other skills, this graduate degree will allow students to analyze, evaluate and synthesize personal and corporate values from a balanced prospective; apply critical thinking to real life work problems through the application of theoretical and experiential knowledge; and utilize effective organizational and group communication skills.
The 39 credit MS is designed for working professionals in the education field who aspire to become principals. The primary purpose of this program is to take carefully selected candidates and provide them with a strong theoretical background and a heavy emphasis of practical application so that they may enter a school administrative career with all the "tools" and professional characteristics necessary to be a positive, effective educational leader and change agent.
The Master of Science in Educational Administration with Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction is a 36 credit hour accelerated program to prepare professionals for the curricular and instructional challenges that they will encounter in the evolving educational environment. The performance standards of this program will develop:
Supervisors as developers of professional educators
Supervisors as instructional specialists
Supervisors as change agents
Supervisors as assessors and evaluators
The 36 credit MSR is designed to improve the instruction of reading at the elementary, middle and secondary levels, thereby increasing the literacy level of those participating in basic education. Furthermore, the MSR will promote an understanding of the reading process and instructional techniques appropriate for those working to connect reading deficits and remediate reading disabilities in the school-age population as well as for those educators seeking to eliminate illiteracy among the adult population.