Students have another
option to get bachelor’s
degree in Coastal Bend
Maria Lara / Reporter
The semester has nearly come to an end. Soon many students will be walking the stage and celebrating their huge accomplishments that they have worked so hard for. The next step for many is working toward a bachelor’s degree. The options in the Coastal Bend are limited so many students will be going to either Texas A&M University in Kingsville or Corpus Christi.
The University of the Incarnate Word is another option, located at Del Mar College at the Cetner for Economic Development. UIW is a satellite school out of San Antonio that helps students graduate with their bachelor’s degree in half the time and at a fraction of the cost.
The school consists of a little over 100 students with classes that have six students per class. This will give students a more personal relationship with their professor for any extra help they may need. Graduating in less time is possible because of the eight-week rapid-track courses that UIW offers. In a 16-week semester you have two eight-week terms, which will allow you to earn up to 36 hours in one year.
If sitting in a classroom is not your cup of tea or does not fit into your busy life, UIW also offers full credited online courses. ADCap is a popular option that will help you reach your goal at your own pace and on your own time.
The University of the incarnate Word offers many amenities that other bachelor’s degree programs do not. At UIW every Corpus Christi student receives a scholarship of up to $2,000 automatically after applying and registering. Every student receives all of his or her textbooks free of charge. Another great amenity is the free parking offered to all students.
Financial aid is available for every student and easy to apply for online. Priscilla Johnson, an academic counselor for ADCap, has been working to help students strive for excellence since 1999.
“There aren’t very many students continuing toward a bachelor’s because of work and life getting in the way. At UIW we help you fit schooling into a schedule that will best help fit your life,’’ Johnson said.
To get started you must have 60 college hours or an associate degree. You can also be co-enrolled and continue going to Del Mar, while working toward your bachelor’s degree.
If you are interested in getting more information you can contact Johnson at 888-5445. Students can apply online at www.delmar.edu/uiw.