Adult Degree Program

The Adult Degree Program (ADP) at the University of South Alabama has been designed by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies to give adult students (generally 25 and older) a variety of options in earning a bachelor’s degree tailored to their individual educational goals. Students in the Adult Degree Program may earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree through the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (IST) and tailor their program of study to meet their individual needs through one of seven concentrations.

A student from ADP

Students in the Adult Degree Program may schedule classes during the day, in the evenings, on the weekends, or online. They may select courses from more than 30 academic departments in the University.


The Adult Degree Program begins with a foundation course that helps students review effective adult learning methods, clarify goals, and become acquainted with resources at the University and the nature of interdisciplinary studies. They have access to excellent advising before entry and throughout their educational experience.


An interdisciplinary program allows adut students to explore the approaches of several different academic disciplines to a particular area of interest. Ongoing guidance and support of advisors and faculty in choosing a field of study and appropriate classes enable every student to meet desired educational goals. Students may receive credit for prior learning as part of their degree program.


Student: Derick Juzang

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