John H. McCray Jr., Dean, Vice Provost for Urban Programs
Kathryn Quina, Associate Dean
The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education (ASFCCE) confers the University’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree and sponsors nearly 500 additional courses per semester, allowing students to pursue or complete a number of other University degree programs at the Feinstein Providence Campus. All ASFCCE-sponsored programs and courses are designed to respond to the needs of busy students with jobs, families, and personal responsibilities that may conflict with the more traditional full-time residential college experience. At ASFCCE students will find a dedicated staff, a flexible class schedule, and a supportive community composed of commuter, part-time, adult, financially independent, or otherwise nontraditional students who are assuming multiple roles as they pursue their University studies.
ASFCCE offers the following degree and majors:
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services Administration
In addition, the Feinstein Providence Campus sponsors courses leading to the following degrees in other University colleges:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
General Business Administration
Human Development and Family Studies
Medical Laboratory Sciences (specialty in Biotechnology Manufacturing)
Education (M.A., specialty in adult education)
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Communication Studies (M.A.)
Labor Relations and Human Resources (M.S.)
Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.)
Medical Laboratory Science (M.S.)
Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Information on the college’s B.I.S. degree follows. For curriculum requirements on any of the other programs listed above, see the Undergraduate Programs and Graduate School Program Descriptions sections of this catalog.
LEAP (Learning Enhancement for Adults Program), which helps students build confidence and skills in reading, writing, and basic computer applications, is available to interested returning adult students. Also, students may qualify for scholarships offered exclusively to ASFCCE students.
ASFCCE also offers for-credit certificate programs in applied behavioral psychology, alcohol and drug counseling, and thanatology, as well as non-credit certificate programs. Individual credit and noncredit Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses are offered in addition to institutes and special courses planned for business, industry, labor, and government agencies.
Courses are offered on weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. The college also offers distance learning courses through the Internet. Students enrolling in a degree program may attend at times most convenient for them.