School of Professional Studies

Accelerated Degree Program

Accelerate Your Career

Albright’s Accelerated Degree Programs can help you start planning your future today. Whether you are a working adult with approximately two years of college or you don’t have any college credit at all, Albright will help you find the program that is right to you. Whichever program you enter, you will discover exciting new opportunities—educational and professional—and networking relationships that will last a lifetime.

Get on the Fast Track to your Degree

  • Accelerated courses meet over 5-7 weeks
  • Attend class only one night a week
  • Financial Aid is available
  • Scholarship opportunities for those with partner community college associate degrees
  • Seven majors & One minor offered (see below)
  • One certificate offered
  • Nine convenient locations (see below)
  • Complimentary unofficial transcript evaluation
  • All classes in a single location
  • Attend class with other adult students
  • Classes are guaranteed
  • No “expiration” date on credits you’ve earned
  • Textbooks (paper or digital format) included in tuition costs, and delivered right to you
  • No technology or computer fees

Majors

Albright’s ADP curriculum features an accelerated seminar format with intense use of the Internet as well as additional computer technology. Interaction between students is emphasized and much of this collaboration involves applied group activities.

While traditional classes meet 45-60 hours per semester, Albright’s ADP courses meet for four hours per evening for five to seven weeks. Remaining class time is fulfilled by a combination of outside of the classroom instruction.

Through a special partnership with Reading Area Community College, Delaware County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Northampton Community College, and Warren County Community College, most associate degrees (A.A. or A.S.) from these colleges transfer fully to Albright ADP (and acceptance is automatic if all Albright transfer admissions criteria are met.) Albright College offers a $2,800-3,500 Partner Scholarship based on GPA to graduates of these colleges. (Any applicant with an Associates Degree from a partner community college is eligible for a $2,800 scholarship.)

Certificates

Addiction Studies Minor or Certificate-Online: The five-course program can serve as either a minor in Addiction Studies for bachelor’s degree seeking students or a stand-alone certificate for non-degree seeking students.  This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board to meet the educational requirements for  the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC) certification.  Please see program page for information related to possible embedded certifications in this program.

ADP offers bachelor’s degrees in:

Accounting: The accelerated program in accounting prepares students for careers in public and private accounting and in obtaining professional certifications. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate school program.

Business Administration: The accelerated program in business administration prepares students for a wide variety of careers in finance, banking, marketing and management. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate school program.

Crime & Justice: The accelerated program in crime and justice involves an analysis of criminal deviance and its roots, plus an in-depth understanding of our criminal justice system’s successes and failures. Unlike other criminal justice programs, students are not trained specifically for police work. Rather, students are educated in the academic study of crime, criminology and justice in preparation for a variety of positions within the criminal justice system.

Digital Communications: Albright College offers one of the only evening accelerated-hybrid programs in Digital Communications in the area. Focus on strategic communication across media platforms including publications, videos, and websites in the Albright College Digital Communications program. (This program is currently offered exclusively at our Reading location.)

Computer and Information Systems: The accelerated program in information systems is based on common structures and degree programs in the United States and Canada. It also meets the recommendation of the Association for Computing Machinery, which sets a variety of standards in technology fields, as well as graduate study programs.

Organizational Behavior / Applied Psychology: The accelerated program in organizational behavior / applied psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers in social services, management, human resources, training and development. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate program.

Information Systems and Management: Albright’s distinctive new major in information systems and management (ISAM) is designed to provide students with both the technical skills and the business acumen required to excel in information systems and business environments.

For more information on the School of Professional Studies, Accelerated Degree Program please call 1-888-253-8851, or email sps@albright.edu.


Nine Convenient Locations

  • Reading (main campus)
  • Allentown
  • Bethlehem
  • Blue Bell
  • Carbon-Schuylkill
  • Delaware County
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • Pottstown

Transfer to Albright College

For many of our adult learners, Albright College will be the institution where they finish their bachelor’s degree, but not where they started. We see many students that have previous college credits from community colleges, private and public institutions of higher education. At Albright College, we will review all previous regionally accredited college credits for transfer, regardless of the year the course took place. Albright College does have partnership agreements with many community colleges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that will give alumni of these colleges scholarships at Albright College.

To have your transcripts reviewed for transfer credit evaluation, please mail official transcripts to:

Albright College

ADP Office

PO Box 15234

13th & Bern Sts.

Reading, PA 19612-5234

 

If your institution prefers to send electronic official transcripts (ex. Parchment), please have the official electronic transcript emailed to: sps@albright.edu.

Accelerated Degree Program & Graduate Program Transfer of Credit Policy

Partnership Schools