FAQs for Working Adults

DBU offers bachelor's degrees for working adults in a variety of majors, including several online bachelor's degrees.



DBU offers many different majors for working adults. Many working adults choose to major in the area of their expertise (e.g., a police officer would major in criminal justice or a business personnel director would major in business administration); however, some working adults wish to major in a completely different field of study. The interdisciplinary studies major offers additional flexibility, allowing working adults to study in two concentrations, one of which could align with their work experience.

DBU will initially accept an unlimited number of hours from working adults in transfer from most accredited* four-year institutions and up to 66 hours from accredited* two-year colleges. All classes must carry a grade of "C" or higher and be college level to transfer. Selected hours from non-accredited institutions or training programs may also be accepted as credit. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

*Institutions must be accredited by an Institutional Accrediting Agency approved by the US Department of Education.

At DBU, how long it takes a working adult to finish a bachelor's degree is entirely up to them! While many working adults typically take six or nine credit hours during a traditional semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), our condensed semester options enable working adults to schedule classes in a concurrent, overlapping, or linear fashion throughout the year. Talk with your academic counselor to determine the pace that's right for you.

DBU makes it easy for working adults to attend an online or in-person information session, schedule meetings with academic counselors, or complete registration online.

Contact Us: Call 214-333-5337 or email professional@dbu.edu

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