Welcome to the Division of Continuing Education and Nontraditional Degree Programs

For more than thirty years, Continuing Education and Nontraditional Degree programs has been in the forefront of providing quality lifelong education to people from all backgrounds and of all ages, whether they are eight months, eighteen, or eighty. From nontraditional and baccalaureate degrees to aquatics and computer classes, the Division offers an array of customer driven, custom designed credit and non-credit educational and training courses, programs, workshops, and seminars.

In response to the changing need to make learning more accessible to adults and children of all ages, the Division provides a variety of credit and non-credit courses and programs. The Division offers advanced training for new technologies in the workplace as well as opportunities for personal enrichment and new skills development for a changing society.

We have a long and distinguished track record of meeting  growing demands for high quality, innovative, flexible, educational opportunities through its five delivery units:

Nontraditional Degree Programs

Adults are exhibiting a greater desire for educational opportunities consistent with their styles of living and working to improve both the quality of life as well as the quality of their contributions to society. Adults involved in the world of work and family may often be unable to take advantage of the traditional four-year degree programs at the university. In response to the growing population of adult learners, Chicago State University offers three nontraditional, alternative degree programs.

University Without Walls
Individualized Curriculum

Options/Community Education

Through the Options Program, the university offer classes, workshops and seminars covering a wide array of interests for all ages. Included are classes in academics, computers, arts and crafts, business and vocations, dance and fitness, music, personal development, recreation and special courses for mature adults. This service unit offers the opportunity to join an active, creative community of lifelong learners. All classes are non-credit and reasonably priced.

Summer Session

Chicago State University offers many credit and noncredit courses during the summer months. Visit the Summer Session website for further information.

Online Instructor-Facilitated Courses

Ed2Go
Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc.

Gatlin Online Career Training Courses
Growth Strategies