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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Online Degree Programs


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Overview

Voorhees University offers online undergraduate programs which are administered by the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at the University. These programs serve adult and distance learners seeking the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with either a General Business or Finance concentration.

Established to address a growing need to provide ease of access to education for mature and adult learners and others who are unable to gain University credit through the more traditional residency program. The online program at Voorhees University will provide alternate diverse ways for these learners, often characterized by a sense of control, self-direction, and goal-focused motivation, to obtain the credits needed to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

Course in the online degree program will be offered at an accelerated pace and will be scheduled to maximize convenience. In addition to prior University credit, alternative sources of credit may be considered to include credit for experiential learning, military training, sponsored professional training, advanced placement, national testing programs, and national credit recommendations.

Admission Requirements For Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Applicants seeking admission to a Bachelor’s degree program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at Voorhees University:

  • Has earned a minimum of 20 transferable credits as defined by Voorhees University transfer credit policies;
  • Have a regular high-school diploma earned through University preparatory or regular high school courses, a GED or state certificate awarded after passing an authorized test that the state recognizes as equivalent to a high school diploma, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.
  • An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to Voorhees University.
  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Voorhees University may also require, at its discretion, that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • If no high school diploma was earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two- year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by Voorhees University transfer credit policies, may be admitted.
  • Is seeking readmission to Voorhees University after withdrawal from a degree program; Is a current degree-seeking student at Voorhees University requesting to change majors; or Is a former Voorhees University student requesting to transfer to the online modality.
  • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in this Catalog.
  • Have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following:
    • Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English;
    • Received a GED that was taken in English;
    • Earned a minimum of 30 transferable credits from regionally or approved nationally accredited Universitys/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or
    • Took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment, and official scores must be submitted for full admission.

Online Degree Program Course Sequencing

All Bachelor’s program students are required to successfully complete a Career Pathway Seminar (CP 120 /CP 121 , CP 201 /CP 202 , CP 301 ,CP 302 , CP 401 ,CP 402 ) as one of their first courses. Students with zero (0) traditional University-level transferable credits are also required to successfully complete an online orientation prior to enrolling in credit-bearing coursework. Unsuccessful completion of the Career Pathway Seminar or Orientation will result in the rescheduling of the course and revision of future course sequence. A minimum grade of C is required to successfully complete the course. The Career Pathway Seminar cannot be replaced or waived by credit in transfer, unless a student provides proof of one of the following:

  • 90 credits of lower-division transfer credits that are applicable to the student’s chosen degree program prior to initial program enrollment;
  • A previously earned Bachelor’s degree at Voorhees University, or from a regionally or approved nationally accredited institution;
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a country other than the United States that has been evaluated by an approved evaluation service, and accepted by Voorhees University as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the United States; or

Students who have not previously completed the coursework applicable to the Voorhees University General Education requirements, and have not fulfilled the Bachelor’s progression requirements, will generally be enrolled in the General Education course sequence or in specific General Education courses required for degree completion and then progress into their appropriate major course sequence. Students who do not wish to take any or all of the General Education course sequence through Voorhees University must generally fulfill the Bachelor’s progression requirements and contact their Academic Advisor to request a schedule change in order to begin major coursework.

It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar of potential equivalent transfer courses and to provide appropriate supporting documentation prior to each course start date.

General Education Curriculum (GER) Requirements


Analysis and Communication


(Reading, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Information Literacy)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will extract and construct meaning through interaction and involvement with written language.
  • Students will clearly express ideas in appropriate academic language, demonstrating reasoning, an understanding of audience, context, and the mechanics of academic writing in an organized, clear, and coherent manner.
  • Students will use research strategies to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share information.
  • Students will systematically analyze complex real-world topics or issues.
  • Students will develop and deliver purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

Quantitative Literacy


(Understanding mathematical processes and their applications)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of everyday life situations
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, analyze, and convey quantitative evidence in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc.).

Natural Sciences


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will collect scientific data, evaluate, and draw conclusions about given problems using the scientific method.

Health and Wellness


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply life-long skills to improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Global and Intercultural Learning


(Historical, Religious, Artistic and Political Learning and Languages)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply global and intercultural perspectives in the analysis of historical and cultural events and theoretical frameworks.

Personal and Career Development


(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will increase self-awareness and develop skills critical for collegiate success.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of college history, values, and resources.
  • Students will map career pathways and develop essential tools for professional promotion.

General Education Curriculum (GER) Requirements


This General Education 44-hour curriculum is applicable to students entering the online degree program.

Special Notations

  • Students are encouraged to earn the grade of “C” or better in each course of the General Education Curriculum. However, a minimum grade of “C” must be earned in ENG 131  and ENG 132 .
  • Usually, first-semester freshmen do not enroll in 200-level courses; however, exceptions may apply depending upon an individual student’s academic readiness and upon the recommendation of the advisor.
  • As recommended by the Department Chair, the Registrar and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs will give the final approval or disapproval of a first- semester freshman’s request to enroll in 200-level courses.

Curriculum for Business Administration with a Concentration in General Business or Finance


The goals of the Business Administration major are to:

  1. Equip the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills and background to pursue graduate studies in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law or other related areas; and
  2. Equip the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and background to pursue meaningful careers in the public or private sector.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will have knowledge of basic functions and theories of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and other areas of Business Administration in our economy;
  2. Analyze and solve business problems;
  3. Pursue successfully graduate level studies and/or a career in Finance, other areas of Business Administration or other related areas;
  4. Plan and conduct research projects using various research techniques in Finance and other areas of Business Administration; and
  5. Students will use technology for management and analysis.

Business Administration With A Concentration In General Business


A minimum of 126 HOURS needed to graduate

Analysis and Communication (9 Hrs.)


Quantitative Literacy (3 Hrs.)


Information Technology (3 Hrs.)


Personal and Career Development (8 Hrs.)


(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Free Electives (6 Hrs.)


Courses of your choice

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total: 17

4th Semester

Total: 14

Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Credit Hours: 126


Business Administration With A Concentration In Finance


The goals of the Business Administration major are to:

  1. Equip the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills and background to pursue graduate studies in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law or other related areas; and
  2. Equip the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and background to pursue meaningful careers in the public or private sector.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will have knowledge of basic functions and theories of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and other areas of Business Administration in our economy;
  2. Analyze and solve business problems;
  3. Pursue successfully graduate level studies and/or a career in Finance, other areas of Business Administration or other related areas;
  4. Plan and conduct research projects using various research techniques in Finance and other areas of Business Administration; and
  5. Students will use technology for management and analysis.

Note: Business Administration majors may choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Finance
  • General Business

A Major In Business Administration With A Concentration In Finance Requires:

General Education Requirement Courses: 44
Business Administration Courses: 58
Finance Courses: 15
Finance Elective: 3
Free Electives: 6
TOTAL: 126 hours

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total: 14

4th Semester

Total: 17

Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Credit Hours: 126


Graduation Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees


To be eligible for a Bachelor’s degree, a student must successfully accomplish the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 total credits; including:
    • A minimum of 35 credits completed at the College as a matriculated student (residency requirement); and o A minimum of 18 credits of upper-division
    • coursework in the chosen major (upper-division requirement).
    • Completion of the General Education competency requirements, including core competencies;
    • Completion of all required major, minor, and specialization course requirements; o Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework attempted at the College. o Submit a completed Application for Graduation Form to the Office of the Registrar and Student Records by the due date for each semester; Applicants must also pay the required $25.00 graduation application fee.
    • Receive approval for graduation by the faculty and Board of Trustees.

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all academic degree requirements. However, the release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Application for Graduation Form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the College.

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