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OCU Shows Busy Adults How They Can Finish Their Degrees
OKLAHOMA CITY — A presentation at Oklahoma City University will show adults in the workforce how they can return to school to finish their bachelor’s degrees without interrupting their careers. The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 in room 151 of the Walker Center for Arts and Sciences, located at the 2600 block of N. Florida Avenue. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, people who have college degrees have higher annual salaries. Median earnings in the 2007 census for full-time workers at least 25 years old are $32,500, while those who have a bachelor’s degree earn $53,000 and master’s degree holders earn $63,000. The informational session will feature officials from OCU’s School of Adult and Continuing Education (SACE), which offers accelerated bachelor’s degrees in behavioral studies and liberal studies along with concentrations in business, accounting, mass communications and organizational communication. SACE officials will also introduce a new Bachelor of Science professional studies degree concentrated in accounting. “Accountants may be in charge of individuals’ finances or those of an entire company,” said SACE Admissions Assistant Director Rick Fernandez. “Either way, the profession is here to stay. At an average starting salary of $46,000 a year, thinking and talking about money all the time certainly pays off in this career field.” Classes meet in eight-week cycles, one night per week. Through portfolios, students can receive credit for college level work experience and learning. Online classes are also available. For more information, visit www.okcu.edu/sace or call (405) 208-5820.