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Program Details

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana offers a Bachelor completion degree in Adult and Career Education (ACE). This program addresses the needs of working adults and adults seeking employment, who want to complete their college degrees in a tailored area of study. Applicants should have completed approximately 60 credit hours. In order to graduate, students must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of upper-division courses (300-400 level).

Courses are offered in eight-week formats and are offered completely online. The core courses emphasize important skills such as: creative problem solving, critical thinking, team building, communication technology, and work-life integration. The remaining credit hours are to be completed with courses that fulfill the individual’s personal and professional goals; the student will work with an advisor to determine an appropriate plan of study. For the track courses, students may choose to complete a minor, certificate, or interdisciplinary coursework. The following minors are available online: accounting, forensic accounting, human resource development, and packaging.

The core courses include the following: Introduction to Adult & Career Education; Career & Technical Education Workshop; Work-Life Integration; Adult Learners in Higher Education & Training; Creativity & Ideation Techniques & Practices; Abstracting, Inferencing, and Technological Thinking; and Problem Solving Techniques: A Team Approach.


Completion of approximately 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above in all college-level studies.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Students must be residing in either the United States or Canada, with the exception of U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.