Start small. Finish big.
Earn your degree online, one course at a time, with the Bachelor’s in Integrated Professional Studies.
This may seem like a strange time to consider going back to college. We’re all adjusting to a new normal during a pandemic, after all. There’s a lot of concern and uncertainty in the air.
But here’s the thing — you don’t have to let this time pass without making progress toward your goals. This may be a good time to take an online course in a program that lets you test the waters and upgrade your skills. UNC Greensboro’s online Bachelor’s in Integrated Professional Studies (BIPS) is intentionally designed with short, interactive courses that build skills you can use right away.
Part-time is a good strategy
Just the thought of going back to college can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. Your goal is to move forward in a way that’s reasonable for you. If you have work and family responsibilities, for example, you can take one or two courses a semester and work toward your degree at your own pace. You can always start part-time and pick up more classes later. The important part, of course, is STARTING.
7 weeks at a time
BIPS courses were designed for busy people, so they’re fully online and just 7 weeks long. (They cover a full semester’s worth of material in half the time.)
The 7-week online format was a good fit for BIPS student Candace Stradford, who works in the banking industry. “I would tell someone who’s interested, just try a class. It’s 7 weeks,” she says. “Just see how much better you feel after taking one of the courses, and I promise that it will be something that you’ll want to continue.”
Slow and steady wins the race
Even if you take one course at a time, you will make progress, and that’s what counts. Remember, each 3-credit course gets you that much closer to finishing your bachelor’s degree. It’s OK to start small if that works best for you. Before you know it, you’ll be finishing BIG at your college graduation.
Learn more about BIPS
Wondering if BIPS is a good fit for you? We’d love to chat with you about the program. Just fill out the form and an advisor will be in touch.