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Adult Degree Completion

Preparing for Success

Earning a college degree is a goal for millions of Americans, but sometimes life gets in the way. Western Colorado University’s Adult Degree Completion program serves to aid professionals with some college experience in finishing their credit requirements and earning a bachelor’s degree in a flexible, accessible and completely online environment. Let’s finish what you started.

Areas of Study

Adult Degree Completion

Business Communication


Business Communication

Department Overview

Customized solutions for your success.

According to the Colorado Department of Higher Education, over 500,000 Colorado adults have some college education but have not yet earned a degree. Through the Adult Degree Completion program, you have the opportunity to take your previously earned college credits and apply them toward a valuable and versatile bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. The online program is conducive to your busy lifestyle, and provides the work-related knowledge for career advancement.

A degree for your lifestyle

As an adult learner, you may have different life commitments than traditional undergraduate students. Our program works to ensure that you have sufficient time and resources to meet your current obligations while pursuing your degree.

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Additional Resources

Financial Aid

Western is committed to low tuition costs, and we are ready to help you find the most efficient path to your degree.

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How it Works

Adult Degree Completion helps adults with some college education complete their bachelor’s degree in an affordable and accessible setting.

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Department Information

Adult Degree Completion

Department Chairperson

Terry Schliesman, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Adult Degree Completion

Adult Degree Completion Success Advisor

Eliza Worley-Ekstrom

Adult Degree Completion Success Advisor

Contact Information

970.943. 2885


Campus Location

Western Colorado University

Taylor Hall 303
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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Alumni Community

Alumni Community

We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.