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Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

Advance your career with a degree from Northwestern — online and on campus

Earn your bachelor's degree in a part-time program tailored for the busy schedules of professionals. Choose from fully online bachelor’s degrees or on-campus undergraduate majors. Online courses are designed to ensure robust and engaging learning experiences. Students in on-campus majors attend evening classes on Northwestern's beautiful Chicago and Evanston campuses. All undergraduate courses are led by Northwestern faculty members and prominent industry professionals and offer the high level of academic rigor that Northwestern is known for. 

Online Majors

Five career-focused, online majors are designed to help build pathways to high-demand careers. As part of your degree, you'll also choose from a range of specializations to broaden your expertise, perspective, and marketability.

On-Campus Majors

Choose from 12 on-campus majors, including an accelerated business leadership program that can be completed in as little as two years, to meet your professional and personal goals. Courses are scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses. Each program carries its own set of requirements, so you can select an academic path that suits your needs.

Daniel Mojica, ('15) Leadership and Organization Behavior major; Executive Director, Vertiport Chicago

The School of Professional Studies has amazing programs tailored to you with professors who truly want you to grow and want to understand what your goals are. ”

Daniel Mojica, ('15) Leadership and Organization Behavior major; Executive Director, Vertiport Chicago

Susanne Tedrick ('18) Communication Systems major; Client Technical Specialist, IBM

I knew my classes would be taught by industry professionals who knew exactly what they were talking about. I am thrilled that I earned my degree at SPS. ”

Susanne Tedrick ('18) Communication Systems major; Client Technical Specialist, IBM


Quarterly application deadlines are (fall) August 1, (winter) November 1, (spring) February 1, and (summer) May 1. Apply now and receive an admission decision in four to six weeks.

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Stephanie Fox ('18) English major, Journalism minor

Going to SPS allowed me to work and make money to pay back my loans while I was in school and it also allowed me to take on a lot of internships. ”

Stephanie Fox ('18) English major, Journalism minor

Schedule Information

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Featured Faculty

Jen Baker

“My students begin knowing that persuasion exists, but not how often it actually affects their lives. They tend to assume it’s a bad thing, but it really isn’t. You need to understand how its power works and find the balance between persuasion and manipulation or deceit.”

— Jennifer Baker, communication studies instructor
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Karl Muth
“Taking part-time coursework at SPS isn’t as radical a change in lifestyle or in how one spends his or her day as one could envision it being from the outside… SPS allows students to take courses at their own pace.”
— Karl Muth, economics, organizational behavior, public policy, and statistics instructor
Elena Lanza
"The professors at SPS are on your side. There may be some sacrifices, but they’ll be temporary. SPS gives you a chance to meet new personal and professional goals, and we are here to help you achieve them.”
— Elena Lanza, Spanish instructor

Student-at-Large Courses

Students who enroll in SPS undergraduate courses and are not seeking a certificate or degree at SPS are considered students-at-large. Enrolling in SPS undergraduate courses as a student-at-large is an excellent way to experience what returning to school is like before committing or applying to a program. Students-at-large may enroll in SPS undergraduate on-campus and online courses for credit, or may audit SPS undergraduate courses that allow auditing.

Eden Porsangi

I loved many of my classes. The networking opportunities at Northwestern are priceless. Getting a degree at SPS was the best decision I’ve ever made. ”

Eden Porsangi (’18) Organization Behavior: Business Leadership major

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