Adult and Part-Time Students

Thinking About Returning to School or Attending College Part-Time? Think Marist!

Marist College offers over 40 undergraduate degrees, bachelor completion programs, and certificates, making it the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree. Marist has a longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities that accommodate the unique needs of working adults including full-time and part-time options, 100% online, and hybrid courses. Once you look at what we have to offer, you will see that the time is right to fulfill your goal of a college education.

You are considered an adult student if you are a full-time undergraduate student who is 22 years of age or older or a part-time undergraduate (of any age).

The best way to find out about our programs is to attend an event. We offer Information Sessions and Discover Marist Days throughout the year. You can also contact Adult Undergraduate Admission at 845.575.3226 or email to schedule an appointment or visit us at community colleges throughout the region as part of regularly scheduled events.

Programs of Study

Visit each degree page to learn more about program distinctions and honors, admission requirements and deadlines, curriculum, tuition rates, and more. Request a program information packet today and get ready to start your application!

Online Undergraduate Program

B.A./B.S. in Professional Studies
Courses in the Professional Studies program are both challenging and relevant to the contemporary needs of working adults. The breadth of topics available within the program can help learners enhance their abilities to better meet the demands they currently face in their jobs as well as provide leading-edge skills to advance their careers. Credits in the major can be earned through focusing on two or three career-related concentrations or areas of study.

Professional Studies Concentrations include:

Note: Professional Studies other Areas of Study are available based on student's career interest and include:
American Studies
Communication Studies
Data Center Facilities Management
Enterprise Computing
Professional Administration
Project Management
Public Administration

Adult Cohort Programs

Paralegal Certificate Program
B.S. in Professional Studies - Organizational Leadership and Communication (OLC)

Campus-based Undergraduate Programs

BA/BS Traditional Undergraduate Programs (B.A. or B.S.) 
Traditional Undergraduate Majors include:

American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)*
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Environmental Science
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Information Technology and Systems
Medical Technology
Political Science
Psychology/Dual Certification—Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Social Work
Studio Art (B.A. or B.S.)
Honors Program: Available for all majors

* Teacher Education programs available in these areas

B.A./B.S. in Professional Studies (see above for Areas of Study)
Paralegal Certificate Program


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Credit for Prior Learning


Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning gives adult students an additional opportunity to gain college credits towards an undergraduate degree utilizing work experience, community service, or professional training programs.
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