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Program Requirements

 This information is provided for current active students in the program. New students and returning students can no longer be admitted to the program.

Lifelong Learning
The Lifelong Learning Area consists of 12 competencies that can be met by SNL courses, equivalent transfer courses or proficiency exams as listed below.

LL 103 INDEPENDENT LEARNING SEMINAR (L-1)
LL 250 FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT LEARNING: DEVELOPING PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS (L-2, F-1)
L-3: Civic Engagement competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-3 competency is available in the following SNL courses:​
AI 143 ROOTED IN THE CITY: WRITERS & WRITING IN CHICAGO
AI 218 ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPING EMERGENCY TRAINING & SERVICE STRATEGIES: "LESSONS-LEARNED" FROM KATRINA
AI 230 MEMOIRS: A JOURNEY FROM THE INSIDE OUT
AI 257 ENGAGE FOR CHANGE: GET INFORMED, INVOLVED AND CONNECTED
HC 118 MAKING SOCIAL CHANGE: THE LEGACY OF THE 1960'S
HC 211 ENGAGING A LOCAL NONPROFIT TO SOLVE A GLOBAL PROBLEM
HC 268 CULTURE AND POLITICS OF CAREWORK
HC 283 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES BALANCING WORK & FAMILY
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD
HC 362 POVERTY, POLICY AND THE ECONOMY: POOR IN THE USA
IN 231 EXPLORING CHICAGO POLITICS
IN 352 EYES ON THE PRIZE: A TELEVISION HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
SNC 215 ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
SW 251 UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL HEALTH CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES
SW 254 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ADVOCACY
LL 260 WRITING FOR COMPETENCE (L-4)
LL 270 CRITICAL THINKING (L-5)
LL 205 QUANTITATIVE REASONING (L-6)
L-7: Collaborative Learning competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-7 competency is available in the following SNL courses:
AI 255 SELF EXPLORATION: INSIDE OURSELVES, OUTSIDE WITH OTHERS
AI 285 WORK, PLAY AND REST: INTEGRATING THE FRAGMENTS
FA 133 EDITING YOURSELF AND OTHERS: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO WRITING AT WORK
FA 196 MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
FA 198 FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT
FA 214 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOUNTING
FA 221 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM START-UP TO SUCCESS
FA 224 HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
FA 237 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, NEGOTIATION, AND CLIENT RELATIONS
FA 241 WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT: HOW TO MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES
FA 300 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FA 340 IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
FA 363 ACHIEVING WORK AND LIFE GOALS
FA 390 DIVERSITY: IN AND BEYOND THE WORK PLACE
HC 102 HOLIDAY ECONOMICS
HC 141 COACHING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
HC 171 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN ACTION
HC 178 GENDER AT WORK
HC 217 HIP HOP AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE
HC 246 LANGUAGE AND LANDSCAPE
HC 299 ASSESSING AND MANAGING CONFLICT
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD
HC 344 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
SW 262 THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
SW 295 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING
AI 170 CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LL 300 RESEARCH SEMINAR (L-8 & L-9)
LL 302 EXTERNSHIP (L-10 & L-11)
LL 390 SUMMIT SEMINAR (L-12)

Liberal Learning
The Liberal Learning Area consists of 26 competencies in 4 categories. Competencies can be satisfied by SNL and CDM courses, equivalent transfer courses, and documented college-level learning from experience as listed below.

Arts & Ideas Category: 
6 SNL competencies

Human Community Category:
6 SNL competencies 

Scientific World Category: 
2 CDM courses:
IT 223 DATA ANALYSIS
IT 263 APPLIED NETWORKS AND SECURITY
4 SNL competencies

Elective Category:
6 Open Electives
2 SNL Advanced Electives

The BAC Focus Area
The BAC Focus Area consists of 12 competencies satisfied through CDM courses, approved transfer courses or experiential learning and SNL Advanced Project or CDM Capstone courses. Students design their own Customized Focus Area track or choose one of the Specialized Focus Area tracks.​​​