The Academic Affairs Office works with faculty, staff and students to maintain and improve the quality of students’ educational experiences and academic support services at the University. The office also serves as the focal point for dialogue in the formulation and maintenance of University policies, procedures and guidelines for all academic affairs of the University.
Our goals are:
To offer students a curriculum that prepares them for the rapidly changing world of work
To support students in pursuit of their academic career goals
To instill in students the principles of critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and collaboration.
To support faculty in their teaching, scholarship, service, and student mentoring roles
To continually build a dynamic and sustainable learning community for on-campus and online learners of all ages
The graduate and undergraduate curricula at Post University are designed to prepare you for lifelong learning and a successful career in the 21st century. Post University is organized into three major divisions:
Students enrolled at the Main Campus in Waterbury, Connecticut, generally attend classes as full-time students in two fifteen-week semesters. Students may live on campus or commute to campus for their classes.
Undergraduate Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP):
Students enrolled in the undergraduate ADP Division take accelerated courses scheduled in six eight-week modules each year. Depending on the degree program they’re pursuing, ADP students have the option of fulfilling their course requirements completely online, or during evening and weekends at the University’s main campus in Waterbury.
Students also have the option to take courses at one of the regional sites in Danbury or Wallingford; degrees cannot be completed at the regional sites.
Graduate Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP):
Post University offers six Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs. The Master of Science in Human Services (MS-HSV), is offered online and during evening and weekend hours at one of our three regional locations in Connecticut; the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Master of Business Administration (HC MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Education (M.Ed.), the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Science in Quality, Improvement and Innovation degree programs are offered completely online.
The Academic Curriculum
The undergraduate curriculum structure at Post University is intended to prepare you for lifelong learning and a successful career in the 21st century.
Undergraduate General Education Core
As a career-driven university with a strong tradition in the liberal arts, Post University is committed to providing you with an opportunity to build a firm foundation in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The general education core at Post University provides you with the ability to make connections across disciplines so you're better prepared to respond to a diverse and constantly changing global marketplace. You are able to choose from a variety of courses according to your interests and curiosity.
Major Courses: Focus and Depth
At Post University, all majors provide a pathway to a number of career areas and specific jobs. The courses you take as part of your major are the "nuts and bolts" you'll need to land a job in the field of your choice.
At Post, we are committed to preparing students to be successful in their careers and stand out among their peers. A critical element of this learning process is a leadership course that includes an interdisciplinary perspective on foundations underlying all organizations. These include management, leadership, domestic and international economics, ethics, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-commerce, information technology, human resource management, accounting, investments, money and personal finances. The skills learned are essential for success in any career, whether in a for-profit or non-profit business, or government organization. The ability to apply the principles learned in this course will help set Post University students apart as leaders in their fields.
Career and Self-Awareness Core
To be successful in life, people need to understand who they are and what they want to achieve. Our career program offers seminar classes designed to help students enhance self-awareness, build confidence and develop a strong sense of direction.
This collection of short courses offered during your academic studies is intended to provide you with the experiences to become a self-aware, lifelong learner. These courses include personal assessment tools with detailed diagnostic feedback including specific career information, computer simulations, self-study exercises as well as in-class discussion and discovery. All of these activities are supported in the classroom and online through interactive exercises, using a new individualized, career-based resource program available only at Post University.
To learn more about these courses, please review the university catalog.
Internship and Cooperative Education Opportunities
At Post, students can take advantage of a robust internship program and co-op opportunities where they have opportunities to participate in real-life work situations related to their field of study before they graduate.
Our program can give Post students a real edge over their competition. Not only do they get a chance to put their classroom learning to the test, but they also get opportunities to meet prospective employers, network with people in their field, test-drive their intended career, and build their resumes with concrete examples of how they've made the connection between theory and practice.
Because the ability to communicate ideas is a key for success in today's marketplace, Post University has instituted a writing-across-the-curriculum policy that requires a writing assignment in every course offered by the University. The Post University Writing Center is open to all students who want to improve their skills and/or get feedback on their writing.
Academic Support Services and Resources
The goal of the academic advising program is to assist students in realizing their full academic potential. At Post University, the advisor-advisee relationship involves a shared responsibility. While students benefit from individual attention and interaction with their academic advisors, they are expected to know and understand the curricular degree requirements for their selected major field of study. Academic advisors assist their advisees in selecting majors, scheduling courses, and interpreting academic policies and procedures.
Prospective Students needing Advice on Selecting a Program
To be considered for federal financial aid, students must be enrolled in an eligible degree program. Prospective students who are having difficulty selecting a major should work closely with the Academic Advising Office and the Office of Admissions to identify a major that meets their career needs and objectives. There also are resources available in the Office of Career Services to assist potential students to assess individual preferences and strengths and to explore career options. The Office of Career Services can be reached at 203.596.4504.