The NGS Bachelor of Science completion programs are designed to provide opportunities for individuals to meet the requirements of an accredited undergraduate degree while employed on a full-time basis. Students benefit from a curriculum that is sequential, which means that every program course is offered in individual order. As a result, there will never be a time when the next required course is unavailable. Our graduates succeed because they come from diverse backgrounds: science, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, service, biomedical, accounting, DoD, USCG, etc.
The program is designed as a “bridge” for those who possess an Associate’s degree to earn a bachelor degree. NGS will accept 60 to 75 credits in transfer from an approved college. For those applicants with less than 60 credits, NGS will work in partnership with the state community colleges to have applicant’s earn their associate’s degree. The curriculum consists of a 12 month, 10 course, 30 credit, 3 semester program designed as an “integrated storyboard” developed after extensive consultation with diverse focus groups of prospective employers, organizational leaders and quality practitioners. Up to 30 credits awarded for experiential learning from work experience and accomplishments. The BS degree requires a total of 120 credits. A distinguishing feature of the program is the team-based, work-related, business project. In order for a student to graduate, the projects’ supervisor or “champion” must validate and formally attest to The School that results have been achieved. The program is offered only in cohort group format.
NGS offers the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Quality Systems Management.
Specializations are available in:
- Homeland Security & Defense
- Health Systems
Since all enrollees must have earned an associate degree (or 60 credits that include the lower-level, freshman and sophomore core credit requirements), and 15 additional upper-level credits, students need only to complete the program courses (30 credits) and document their work and lifelong experiences that qualify for the credits available via the Experiential Learning Portfolio (15-30 credits).
Experiential Learning Portfolio
The Experiential Learning Portfolio is a compilation of the student’s experiences in work, training, volunteer, and other non-academic activities that qualify for the assignment of college-level credit. Students are allowed to document the positive, professional and career-related accomplishments they have accumulated after high school to demonstrate that they have – in fact – “learned” outside the normal classroom setting. Students will be happy to know that many training programs and some seminars qualify for college-level credit as well. Military personnel will benefit from the formal training they have received at the various levels along their career path as nearly every specialty contains valuable college level credit.
Bachelor of Science Degree Graduation Requirements = 120 credits
Associate Degree (or equivalent) 60 credits
Additional 15 upper-level credits
NGS BS program courses 30 credits
NGS Experiential Learning Portfolio 15-30 credits
Total 120 credits
*Not available in Massachusetts. Not available to Massachusetts residents.