Adult and Professional Studies

Customized Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The Adult and Professional Studies Program at Newman University offers you individually tailored pathways to graduation. Whether you want to expand your career opportunities, increase your earning potential, strengthen your job competitiveness, change professions, or prepare for graduate education, our programs will meet your academic, professional, and personal goals:

“StepStone Pathway” Associate Degree Program

For those who are not quite ready for a bachelor's degree yet, you might want to consider earning your associate degree first. With our Business Communication minor curriculum, you can complete your Associate of Arts (AA) degree fully online or in the classroom. Celebrate your first academic milestone on your path to completing your bachelor’s degree! 

Concierge Professional Advisor

Your time is important. Therefore, we take a holistic advising approach to supporting our adult students. From the moment you begin your journey at Newman University, you will have a personal, professional advisor who will provide you with concierge services. If you have any questions, your advisor will be your single point of contact for services including:

  • Academic Advising and Guidance
  • Class Enrollment
  • Tutoring Support
  • Financial Aid & Student Accounts
  • Professional Career Development & Networking
  • Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Built for Flexibility

Accelerated Online or Traditional On-ground Classes 

As an adult student, we understand you have multiple priorities to juggle with work, family, and personal obligations. We also know that you may prefer both online and on-ground classes so we offer both 8-week accelerated online courses as well as on-ground class options, too.

No Minimum Credit Hour Enrollment Requirement

Do you want to ease back into school with just one or two classes? No problem! With our flat per credit hour rate, you can take as many classes as you would like each term. (Be sure to check the minimum credit requirement if receiving Federal Financial Aid.)

Flexible Year-Round Scheduling

To make your study at Newman convenient, we offer a variety of courses year-round to help you balance life and work responsibilities with academics, but most of all-- to help keep you on a fast path to graduation!

Pause-and-Restart Option

Did life catch you off guard? Sometimes unexpected situations or newly planned events arise in life that may require a brief hiatus from your studies. We understand. If you need to press the pause button in your studies, just let your advisor know. 

Worried about Past Grades?  

Do Not. Worry. About. Past grades. You are beginning a new academic journey, with new personal expectations and goals that you have set for yourself.   Your past academic performance is no reflection of your current talents. With your advisor for guidance and support, you are set up for success!

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in biology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.


Interdisciplinary Studies B.A: The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is ideal for careers where a bachelor’s degree is required. Students who have graduated from Newman University with this degree have gone into advanced graduate degree study, social work, business, law, medical, non-profit management, data analytics, criminal justice, accounting, communication, human resources, personal training, athletic coaching, and more.

Organizational Leadership B.S.: The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is ideal for those in professions of business management, human resources, personnel development, project coordination, sales and marketing, educational administration, athletic coaching, personal training, and any position where the focus is on talent growth and development, task management, goal-setting, and team motivation.

Student Testimonials

"I think Newman has a great value and I think it’s because you get to know your professors by name. The president of the university knew my name... because you get a personal relationship with everyone at Newman."

Easton Julian

"I went to a junior college before I came, and it's really just a totally different atmosphere. The atmosphere was so friendly here, and being that much older than the students, I wasn't sure how they would accept me, but they were just wonderful. They included me. And then Professor Bontrager encouraged me to go on the Guatemala (Study & Serve) trip, and again I thought, 'Oh, I don't know how this is going to work,' but I made some wonderful friends and I just had a wonderful time. They were just so caring, and you know, I was probably like a grandma to them, because they helped me get up the hills and things like that, which was really sweet. I think that the friendship and the camaraderie was so much greater at Newman."

Mary Short

Dean, School of Business & Technology
School of Business & Technology
316-942-4291 ext. 2255
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Professor of Business
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316-942-4291 ext. 2242
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Assistant Dean, MBA Program Director
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316-942-4291 ext. 2257
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Associate Professor of Finance & Business Law
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316-942-4291 ext. 2232
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Associate Professor of Accounting
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316-942-4291 ext. 2205
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Administrative Coordinator
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316-942-4291 ext. 2292
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Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
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316-942-4291 ext. 2181
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Associate Professor
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316-942-4291 ext. 2296
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Director of Adult and Professional Studies
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316-942-4291 ext. 2439
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