University Structure and Degree Programs

Spalding University is divided into three colleges (each headed by a dean), which include ten schools (each headed by a chair), offering graduate and undergraduate programs. Additionally, there is a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. The organization of these academic units is summarized below.

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

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

School 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 Arts in Education (phasing out in December 2013)
School Principal
Learning and Behavior Disorders
Individualized
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
Executive Leadership
Leadership Education

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Post-Bachelor's Certificate: Nurse Educator
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Master's Certificate in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate in Adult Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator

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

Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

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

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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