Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- October 22, 2004
Cal Poly Launches New Bachelor's Degree Program for Working Adults
Cal Poly Continuing Education and University Outreach has launched a new Adult
Degree Program (ADP) designed for working adults to earn an undergraduate degree.
Recently approved by The California State University's Chancellor's Office, the
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program at Cal Poly is offered
in a format that helps meet the needs and busy schedules of local working adults,
said Dennis "Skip" Parks, dean of Cal Poly Continuing Education.
"The ADP offers adults the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree at
one of the West's top-ranked universities, using a structure that allows them to
balance the demands of school, family, work and community responsibilities," Parks
said. "The Adult Degree Program represents the next step in our efforts to increase
access to educational opportunities to the larger community."
The program is intended for individuals who have completed high school at least
six years before entering the program and whose personal educational goals will
be achieved through an interdisciplinary studies program.
Students will be admitted starting fall quarter 2005. All classes needed to complete
the program will be offered on nights and on weekends.
Free information sessions on the program are being offered Nov. 15, Dec. 9, Jan.
12, Feb. 2, March 9 and April 4. Potential students can learn more about the ADP
and the degree program, ask questions and meet other prospective students.
Those interested in attending an information session are asked to reserve a seat
by calling 756-2053 or by registering online at
The Adult Degree program was created in partnership with Allan Hancock College,
Cuesta College and Cal Poly. ADP students can transfer 90 quarter units (60
semester hours) of lower-division credit toward the completion of a bachelor's
degree at Cal Poly.
For more information, call Cal Poly Continuing Education and University Outreach
ABOUT CONTINUING EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY OUTREACH:
Cal Poly Continuing Education and University Outreach, a fully accredited division
of the university, provides community members access to the knowledge resources
of the university through lifelong learning opportunities and professional and
personal development programs.
Continuing Education and University Outreach develops and runs certificate programs,
self-support degree programs, Open University access, individual courses,
conferences and workshops, training for business and industry, and noncredit
programs to update professional skills, meet career goals, and engage in personal
enrichment. The continuing education courses annually serve approximately 10,000
learners on campus, online and at off-campus locations. Program descriptions and
schedules are available at
Contact: Dennis Parks, (805) 756-7434,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Margo Camilleri,