UHD, Seven Other Universities To Help Adults Return To College

Friday, August 12, 2011
The University of Houston-Downtown is one of two Houston-area universities the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has designated to help adults return to college and finish their bachelor’s degrees through a new program called, Grad TX (pronounced Grad Texas).

Grad TX targets the over 40,000 adults in Texas who “stopped out” of college with 90 or more credit hours, but have not finished the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The program is also available through the University of Houston-Clear Lake and six other Texas universities.

“We have a reputation for helping returning adult students complete their baccalaureate degrees,” said Charlie Finch, assistant dean, UHD College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “We offer many degree programs through face-to-face classroom instruction, but returning students find our online classes and hybrid classes that combine classroom and online instruction particularly attractive for completing their degrees…and realistic in terms of their schedules.

“We have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in interdisciplinary studies that enables returning students to pick and choose classes that complement the coursework they already have. This is especially attractive to returning students trying to complete their degrees.”

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