The new summer catalog touts more than 200 courses in business, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and the humanities. The list, available at www.uindy.edu/summer, includes introductory and upper-level courses in campus-based, online and hybrid formats.
Already, for most graduate programs and adult evening courses at UIndy, the traditional nine-month, two-semester schedule is a thing of the past, said Executive Vice President and Provost Deborah Balogh, who added that some observers think year-round schedules may become the new norm for undergraduate programs nationwide.
“Increasingly, summer programs are not just for those who are falling behind, but also for those who want to get ahead,” Balogh said. “Graduating in four years or less is important to our students and their families, and that is one population that can certainly benefit from these expanded course offerings.”
In selecting the summer courses, faculty and administrators focused on those that typically have waiting lists, are especially challenging, or are required for accelerated degree programs. When possible, the courses correspond with Indiana’s Core Transfer Library, which assures that the credits earned will transfer among all of the state’s universities.
Tuition costs are competitive, and a special streamlined admissions process has been set up to accommodate students not already enrolled at UIndy.
Taking summer courses could be helpful to students who struggle with the standard 15-hour course load, want to change majors or pursue double majors, or simply want to make room in their fall or spring schedules for other studies, she said.