Adult Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates

Albright’s accelerated undergraduate degree curriculum features an accelerated course 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 accelerated undergraduate degree courses meet for four hours per evening for five to seven weeks. The remaining class time is fulfilled by a combination of internet usage and coursework outside of the classroom.  Albright College also offers accelerated online courses in certain subjects that have class in seven week modules.

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.)

Applicants who can show membership in Phi Theta Kappa at any school are also eligible for a $3,500 scholarship.

Accelerated Certificate Program offered in:

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. Please see program page for information related to possible embedded certifications in this program.  This program meets the educational requirements for the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s educational requirements for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC) industry certifications.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting: This 12 course program provides career opportunities in public accounting or private companies. The program meets the educational requirements required to apply for Pennsylvania’s Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Accelerated Bachelor’s Degrees offered 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.

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 bachelor’s degrees and certificates, please call 1-888-253-8851 or 610-921-7799, or email


  • Curriculum designed specifically for adult learners
  • Courses taught by Albright College faculty
  • 8-20 adults work as a cohort through the entire program
  • Four-hour session one evening per week (6-10 P.M.)
  • Convenient, “student friendly” approach