The UTC Achieve Degree is an online degree completion program for working adults. Students who complete the program earn a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree with a concentration in Professional Studies.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Integrated Studies/UTC Achieve Degree is to provide a completion program for working adults who may have started a degree program and were unable to complete it. The department serves non-traditional students in obtaining their degrees on-line to fit the students' non-traditional scheduling. The department is one of many ways that UT Chattanooga provides wide access to higher education. We are committed to a spirit of excellence and strive to help students succeed in achieving their educational goals.
Catalog Description: Bachelor of Integrated Studies: Professional Studies Concentration: This thematic concentration uses upper division courses in multiple disciplines to provide adult students with a framework for critical thinking, research, and professional communication.
Full-time students are expected to progress through the concentration in five semesters and meet on campus at least one time each semester for four hours, including the initial orientation. Part-time students should be able to complete the requirements in seven semesters.
If you have questions about the program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Sumer Patterson, at Sumer-Patterson@utc.edu.
The degree requirements are:
Total Credit Hours 120
General Education credit hours 41
*Concentration credit hours 45 (inc. capstone)
Electives to complete 120 hours xx (variable)
Total hours must include:
Upper division credit hours 39
Upper division hours within integrated major 21
A. Core Courses (19 hours):
- Introduction to Online Learning (1 hr)
- Communication Courses (9 hrs)
- Organizational Studies Courses (9 hrs)
B. Options (25 hours)
- Social Issues
- Technology (not currently available, but coming by Fall 2015)
C. Capstone Course (1 hr)