Friday, February 22, 2008

Union Institute & University Announces New Programs at Upcoming Information Sessions

CINCINNATI – Beginning March 4, Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati Center for Undergraduate Studies will host weekly information sessions throughout the month to introduce its innovative undergraduate programs to the community.

The new B.A. and B.S. degree programs, designed to accommodate the busy adult schedule, are further examples of how UI&U continues to redefine higher education by placing learners at the center of their own education. The Walnut Hills-based center offers a wide variety of majors from psychology to criminal justice. Learner benefits include close faculty mentoring and advising, the ability to transfer credit from prior learning, and flexible learning times.

President Dr. Roger Sublett is eager to get the word out about the new options.
“We’re pleased that our newly revised programs, with their on-ground and online options, can accommodate the needs of Cincinnati adults looking for relevant and marketable degrees,” said Dr. Sublett. “We are continuing our mission to empower adults with relevant and flexible alternatives in higher education.”

UI&U’s accelerated undergraduate degree programs incorporate the learners’ prior transfer credits earned at other universities or colleges, consider the learners’ relevant professional experience and knowledge, and identify a set of remaining courses that reflect the learners’ personal goals and satisfies UI&U degree requirements. Unlike most universities, UI&U does not put a time limit on transferring in credits earned at other higher learning institutions.

Undergraduate learners have the option of completing their courses through one-to-one tutorial instruction by phone or e-mail, face-to-face with instructors, or online.
Many learners chose a degree program that prepares them for careers in growing fields including social work, human services, business management, and early childhood education.

Joseph Roetting, a current UI&U undergraduate learner and Mayor of Mount Healthy, chose to complete his B.S. in business management at UI&U because of its flexibility.
“It has always been important for me to get my bachelor’s degree,” said Roetting, an investment specialist for Duke Energy. “I always wanted to achieve it sometime in my lifetime – but I also understand that there needs to be a balance between family and personal goals.”

UI&U, said Roetting, helped him succeed and achieve his goals.

Financial aid counselors, faculty advisors, and admissions counselors will be present at the Tuesday information sessions, 6-7:30 p.m., each Tuesday in March: March 4, 11, 18, and 25, at Union Institute & University, 440 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills.

For more information, contact Admissions Counselor Marc Weber at 513-487-1225 or

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