Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program
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SEIU FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT
The SEIU Free College Benefit just got better! SEIU members and their families can now earn a bachelor's degree with no out-of-pocket costs.
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Free College continues to see significant demand for Bachelor’s Degree completion programs. To help ensure we can accommodate as many students as possible who meet the qualifications, students will have the additional option to enroll with the Free College Benefit in Franklin University, an accredited non-profit University in Ohio, in certain programs this Fall.
Please DO NOT contact Central State University nor Franklin University directly. The Student Resource Center will contact students who complete the inquiry form to review the best academic pathway. Students having additional questions can email Advising@FreeCollegeBenefit.org or call 888-897-9671.
Upcoming start dates: Central State University: October 11, 2021 January 17, 2021 / Franklin University: September 6, 2021 October 18, 2021 and November 18, 2021 / Eastern Gateway Community College: August 30, 2021 October 25, 2021
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education prepares educators who are effective in serving as active facilitators of learning for the diverse student population. The online teacher education program at Central State University (CSU) prepares students for Ohio licensure. Students wishing to teach in other states will work with CSU staff and faculty to transfer the license to their home state.
The Criminal Justice program provides an overview of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime, and issues relating to social control. The program is structured around a core of criminal justice courses that include law enforcement, the judicial process, and correctional systems. The course of study consists of a general overview of the components of the criminal justice system with the overall goal of exposing students to a wide variety of academic disciplines: business, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in management is designed to help students develop a firm knowledge base in business while building the confidence necessary for success in the world of commerce. Required courses include Managerial Accounting, Information Management, Strategic Management, and Statistics.
Degree completion programs in Teacher Education, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice are currently offered. Students who have earned an Associate Degree or at least 60 credits with a 2.2 GPA or better in the field of study will be eligible. Students needing pre-requisite classes or to boost their GPA can enroll in the Free College pathway programs with Eastern Gateway Community College.
Union members and their family members (spouses, domestic partners, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and dependents) can now earn their Bachelor's Degree for no cost! There is no limit to the number of people who can take advantage of the scholarship and you don’t need to live at the same address.