Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program

The value of a degree can be measured by the benefits it brings: enhanced career opportunities, admission into master's degree programs and the personal satisfaction that comes with such an outstanding achievement. Philadelphia University's Accelerated BS Degree Completion Program for Adult Learners puts a student firmly on the path to gaining these benefits.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Transfer up to 72 Credits from previously attended colleges and universities, military transcripts and CLEP credits
  • Accelerated Format – 8-week courses
  • 5 terms per year
  • Opportunity to earn credits for lifelong learning, professional development or training
  • Ongoing academic advising and personal attention from program application to graduation

Program Majors

The following Bachelor of Science degrees are available and offered in an accelerated format: Accounting, Behavioral and Health Services, Business Management, Health Sciences, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Law Enforcement Leadership, Leadership in Homeland Security, Leadership in Emergency Services and Organizational Leadership.


Students must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits in order to be eligible for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program. Credits must include college-level courses in Writing, Math, Science, History, Social Science, Humanities and Information Systems. A student can apply for admission at any time by submitting an application, official academic transcripts, a current resume, a personal statement, and an admissions interview with an academic advisor. Call 215.951.2900 or email for an application or to receive more information.

Academic Advising

Philadelphia University recognizes that balancing career, academic and family responsibilities is important to adult learners. That's why we provide a supportive environment with personal attention for every student. Academic advising is an integral part of the student's educational experience at PhilaU. Advisors will help adult students transition to the University environment, explain the various programs of study, assist in selection of classes and facilitate personal and professional development. Advisors are available at both our Main Campus in East Falls and our Bucks County campus. Students are best served by scheduling an appointment in advance; telephone appointments are also available. To meet or speak with an advisor on the Main Campus, please call 215.951.2900 or email Advising appointments at the Bucks County Campus may be scheduled by calling 215.526.0980.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office provides information about financial planning and distributes financial aid resources to qualified students. Grant and loan packages are available even to part-time students enrolling in at least six credits per semester. Students should start the financial aid application process before enrolling at the University. For more information, call the financial aid office at 215.951.2940.

Credit by Examination

Students wishing to receive credit for certain professional or life experiences may do so through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Philadelphia University awards full college credit to students who successfully complete any of over 20 CLEP exams. Not all CLEP tests may be taken for credit; hence, students are strongly encouraged to speak with an academic advisor before registering for a test. To find out more about CLEP, call 215.951.2900 or email

Students with Disabilities

Students who are disabled and need special arrangements should contact Continuing and Professional Studies early in the application process. Special advising, registration assistance, preferential scheduling and alternative examination procedures are available. Please call 215.951.2900 for assistance.

Contact Information:

School of Continuing and Professional Studies