Accelerated Degree Programs

Core Curriculum

CC 101A PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE STUDY (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Introduction for adult students seeking to complete an undergraduate degree. Overview of important concepts of self-management and an awareness of effective skills for
implementation in college-level study.

EN 103A COLLEGE WRITING (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Familiarization with basic strategies of the composing process. Emphasis is on the craft of expository writing and its use as a vehicle of critical thinking.

EN 104A INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY GENRES (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Exploration of the comprehension and analysis of fiction, poetry, drama and essay, and the articulate and cognent explication of literary texts.

CO 141A SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Comprehensive approach to organization, presentation, and theory associated with the practice of oral communications. Through classroom exercises and formal student speech presentations, students improve their ability to speak publicly. Special attention is given to perceptual skills, listening skills, and leadership styles. 

PY 111A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPTS (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Introduction to the major areas, theories, concepts, and methods of contemporary psychology.

SC 105A SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Exploration of current issues in Physics, Science, Biology, Health and Medicine which have appeared in the popular press. Provides an understanding of how science is done and how to critically evaluate the news media’s interpretation of current research from a scientific perspective.

CO 121A COMMUNICATIONS OVERVIEW (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Survey of communication theory, process, practice and ethics. Explores questions such as: How many years does the average individual spend watching television? What prophecies did Marshall McLuhan make in 1965 that are becoming true today? Have books been replaced or forgotten? What does a film producer really do? What effects does violent television programming have on society?

PO 122A AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Description, analysis, and evaluation of the primary national government institutions in the United States: the Congress, the Presidency, the Bureaucracy, and the Federal Court  system. Focus on the powers of these institutions, the behavior of the people within them, the way the institutions operate, and the quality and nature of the policies the produce.

MA 105A MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGERS (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Introduction to mathematical skills needed by business managers. Topics include algebraic equations, percents, fractions, decimals and their use in solving business related problems. Also included are markups, markdowns, simple interest, depreciation, inventory, and cost control. 

SO 111A SOCIOLOGY OF WORK (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Presents the perspective and terminology of the discipline of sociology and its insight into the world of work. Examines the motivations for working, the principles ways of classifying occupations, the factors affecting the placement of individuals in specific occupations, the organizational context of work, and the “future” of work. 

BE 106A LEADERSHIPS STUDIES FOR BUSINESS (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Overview of characteristics that are inherent to being a successful leader. Management theories are explored and leadership qualities are put into practice. This course also introduces learners to the use of case studies in solving business problems and uses roleplays,  team and individual presentations, and personal journals in the accomplishment of the main objective, helping the learner to understand leadership behaviors. 

PH 261A SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Tracing of the development of social and political theory. Critically considers questions regarding the relationship between the individual and the state, particularly in the context of the contemporary alienation of the individual from society. Various contemporary social issues, such as racism, sexism, and war and peace are examined. 

BE 121A INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Economic analysis of American Industry in terms of market structure, conduct, and performance, application of anti-trust laws, and economic effects of mergers and corporate “take-over” an economic efficiency. Special topics in the regulation and deregulation of business are examined.

HI 252A TOPICS IN HISTORICAL STUDY (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Study of a single topic or theme in business in European, American, or world history.

BE 104A APPLIED ECONOMIC THEORY (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Overview of Economics, focusing on a limited but crucial set of macroeconomic and microeconomic principles as tools of analysis.

BE 215A INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
This course reviews basic principles of finance, including money and credit, how the financial system functions, the role of the Federal Reserve, and the structure of financial markets. Specific investments will be examined, including bonds and how interest rates are determined, equities and how the stock market works, the efficiency of financial markets, and the management of risk. Problems, classroom debates, and a financial planning project are used to apply course concepts to real-world business and personal situations. 

RS 105A RELIGION IN THE WORKPLACE (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Study of the influence of religious beliefs on the world of work and the impact of the Judeo-Christian Work Ethic on business behavior. 

HU 111A HUMANITIES (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Two-part study of classical, medieval, renaissance, and contemporary texts from the broad range of liberal arts disciplines enhancing students’ ability to intelligently read texts.

HU 112A HUMANITES II (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Continuation of work begun in HU 111A.

BE 240A BUSINESS CASE STUDIES (5 weeks) 3 semester credits
Presentation and discussion of innovative approaches to solutions of a variety of contemporary business issues.

What will your Albertus experience be?

Accelerated degree programs at Albertus Magnus offer you the flexibility to earn the degree you seek in the format that best fits your busy schedule and lifestyle. All programs are accelerated. At Albertus, you customize your learning experience - while we support your success! Your enrollment advisor will guide you through your options, which include:

  • A team-based format that follows a preset sequence of courses, in which students complete one course at a time for the duration of the program. Courses are typically 5-6 weeks long.
  • A modular format that allows you to choose up to two courses to complete during each 8-week module.

Programs also feature these delivery options:

  • Fully online
  • A blended format (combination of on-ground and online delivery)
  • Face-to-face at a location near you

Albertus Magnus College
Main Campus

700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

East Hartford
Learning Center

111 Founders Plaza, 7th Floor
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 289-1182
Fax: (860) 622-0785

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(800) 394-9982

Learning Center

Bristol Eastern High School
632 King Street
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 289-1182
Fax: (860) 622-0785

Asnuntuck Community College

170 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 289-1182