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At Spring Hill College you’ll discover programs and opportunities designed with your busy lifestyle in mind. Whether you’re starting for the first time or returning to the classroom after an extended absence, be confident that you can find success at Spring Hill.
The Division of Continuing Studies extends Spring Hill College’s educational vision to the regional community through programs that respond to the needs of the growing number of adult students. Continuing Studies has provided programs that make it easy for working adults to meet their educational goals for more than 50 years. Spring Hill offers a variety of degrees and certificates that can help you meet your career goals or simply satisfy a personal quest for learning.
The following bachelor’s degrees are available in their entirety through Continuing Studies by completing evening, weekend and online coursework.
Business Administration (concentration in management & marketing)
The Division of Business seeks to prepare students for successful leadership positions in small and large businesses in the private or public sectors and non-profit organizations. Coursework is in the functional areas of accounting, finance, economics, quantitative business analysis, marketing and management.
The general studies curriculum is a flexible, individualized program of studies. Its basic advantage is that students have the opportunity to design a course of study that best suits their individual needs and interests.
Christian theology is one of the oldest, richest and most challenging intellectual traditions in Western culture. The classic definition of theology, “faith seeking understanding,” emphasizes that this discipline is a true science, with its own criteria of analysis and critical reflection, and at the same time is based on faith, the human encounter with the mystery of God. The theology core requirements are designed to introduce students to serious, critical reflection on questions of ultimate meaning and transcendence. Courses range from the study of world religions and the human experience of faith in general, to an exploration of sacraments, liturgy, and sacred scriptures in the Christian tradition. Students, regardless of religious affiliation, are challenged to a deeper understanding of their own religious experience and the religious heritage of Western civilization.
Major in any area through our traditional daytime programs
If a student wishes to earn a degree in another area offered at the College and they are available for daytime classes, then they may earn any degree offered by Spring Hill College.
Certificate programs are available in computer information systems, ecclesial ministry, gerontology, and theological studies. A post-baccalaureate certificate in premedical studies is also available; however, it requires daytime attendance.
Post Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate
The Post baccalaureate premedical studies program is designed for highly motivated, goal-oriented individuals who have a college degree in a field other than the sciences and who seek admission into medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related schools. The program consists of basic science courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics that fulfill requirements for admission to medical school and other health-related professional programs. Admission is highly selective and applicants should have excellent academic records in undergraduate and/or graduate school and have never applied for admission to medical school. The program emphasizes personal attention and academic preparation and while we cannot guarantee admission to medical school, the post-bac program is designed to prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), etc.
This program requires daytime attendance and that students maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher on the 4.0 scale. Upon completion, students will be eligible for a composite letter of recommendation to medical school.
Certificate in Leadership and Ethics
This 12-credit-hour certificate is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of leadership and ethics. This certificate program provides an understanding of leadership, its ethical dimensions and the context for its practical settings. SHC undergraduate students may pursue this certificate as a complement to any degree offered by the College. Students seeking this certificate only are classified as non-degree seeking students and must meet non-degree admission requirements. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2,5 in the certificate courses and complete the certificate within four years of declaring the certificate and completing the first course. Transfer credit is not accepted toward this certificate.
Theological Studies (CTS)
The Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) is designed for students who have not yet completed a college degree. The CTS program requires thirty credit hours of coursework selected from these categories: Biblical (six credit hours), Historical (six credit hours), Moral (six credit hours), Pastoral (three credit hours), Systematic (three credit hours), and six additional credit hours in approved elective coursework and the successful completion of the comprehensive experience. By completion of further requirements, the CTS may also be expanded into a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. The CTS program requires a grade of B- or higher in all coursework.
The Continuing Education Certificate of Theological Studies is awarded to students who complete the entire thirty-hour curriculum of the Theological Studies degree programs on an audit basis rather than credit. All courses must be formally audited and students must submit a letter from the instructor of each course certifying regular attendance.
Tuition and Financial Aid for Adult Learners
At Spring Hill, it is our firm commitment that a well-rounded, Jesuit education should be within reach to all those who desire it. So, we make every effort to make the Spring Hill experience affordable to families in all income ranges through a variety of scholarships and financial aid programs.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition and Course Fees|
|Tuition (per credit hour)||$450.00|
|Comprehensive Fee (per credit hour)||$25.00|
|Experiential Learning (per credit hour for portfolio credit petitioned)||$80.00|
|Application Fee (a one-time non-refundable fee)||$25.00|
|Late Registration Fee||$25.00|
|Course Change Fee (after Drop/Add period)||$10.00|
|Commencement Fee (mandatory for all graduates including those graduating in absentia)||$220.00|
|Transcripts (within 24 hours)||$25.00|
|Parking Decal (annually)||$50.00|
|Returned Check Fee||$35.00|
|Diploma Replacement Fee||$40.00|
|Replacement Student ID||$30.00|
|Easy Listening Fee (per credit hour)||$50.00|
|CEU (per unit)||$25.00|
|Online Instruction Support Fee (per fully online course)||$95.00|
|Online Instruction Support Fee (per hybrid course)||$45.00|
Full information on financial obligations are available in the Spring Hill College Bulletin of Information