University Structure and Degree Programs

Spalding University is divided into three colleges, which include nine schools, offering graduate and undergraduate programs. Five degree programs are offered that are not within a specific school: Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine, Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Master of Science in Business Communication. The organization of these academic units is summarized below.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION KOSAIR CHARITIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND NATURAL SCIENCES
  • School of Nursing
  • Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
  • School of Natural Science
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • School of Social Work
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Program
  • Athletic Training Program
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
  • School of Liberal Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • Kentucky School of Art
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing

For its traditional undergraduate students in the daytime program, Spalding University's academic year includes seven six-week sessions grouped into three terms. The schedule is outlined below:

Fall Term Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Spring Term Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Summer TermSession 7

Each session is six weeks in length, and there is a break after each session. A typical course meets for 400 minutes per week, usually in four 100-minute classes. Courses in the Adult Accelerated Program meet once per week. The first five meetings are for four hours each, with a final class meeting of two hours. Students have the option to earn up to eighteen credit hours each in the Fall Term and Spring Term, but must complete at least twelve hours of coursework in each of these terms to be considered full-time. Students taking less than twelve hours in a single term would be considered part-time.

Graduate programs are offered in a variety of formats including semesters and evening/weekend delivery options. Specific course delivery formats are available from each school.

The degree programs listed below are offered by the colleges and schools of the University. (For detailed information about options within degree programs, please see information on the specific program.)

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Education
Elementary
Middle Grades
Secondary
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12)
Master of Arts in Teaching
Learning and Behavior Disorders
Early Elementary
Middle Grades
Secondary
Master of Education
Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in School Guidance Counseling
Advanced Non-Degree Programs
Endorsement for Instructional Computer Technology
Endorsement for Reading
Endorsement for Teaching English as a Second Language
Rank I and Rank II
School Principalship
Doctor of Education

KOSAIR CHARITIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Educator
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

School of Natural Science
Bachelor of Science in Natural Science
Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Natural Science

School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

School of Social Work
Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Master of Social Work

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Master of Science in Business Communication

School of Business
Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School of Communication
Bachelor of Science in Communication
Communication Studies
Business Communication
Media Studies

School of Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
Digital Media
General Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Interdisciplinary Sculpture
Painting/Drawing

Subject to review and determination by the Board of Trustees, the University may create academic centers, institutes, and divisions as needed, with all such units ultimately reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Spalding University provides instruction for all course work and related academic requirements for all degrees except for the Associate Degree of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine. Students in this degree program are required to complete an approved paramedic certificate program utilizing the United States Department of Transportation, Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum, in addition to completing 35 credit hours in University Studies through Spalding University.


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