The mission of The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College is to provide lifelong learners the opportunity to continue and enhance their education and to do so in ways that recognize their experience, maturity, motivation, life circumstances, and capacity for independent scholarship.
Lifelong learners are very different from traditional-age full-time students. Recognizing this, we offer innovative programs of study with distinct and specialized opportunities. Wescoe students can complete a degree by enrolling in classes at night, during the day (on a limited basis), and on weekends.
The Wescoe School offers the bachelor’s degree in an accelerated format for the following majors: Business Administration; Business Administration with concentration areas in Healthcare Management, Human Resources Leadership, and Supply Chain Management; and Information Systems. Students learn collaboratively in a feedback-intensive program that prepares them for leadership in their chosen field and graduate level academic study. The curriculum is designed for immediate application to the workplace and develops presentation, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
Students in these programs complete 16 modules of study in a team-based experiential learning environment. They attend one four-hour class each week and meet outside of class for a weekly three- to four-hour session during which they work together on team projects and presentations. The program concludes with a culminating capstone project. This project is completed in cooperation with a local not-for- or for-profit organization whereby the students act as a consulting group to the organization. The students then present their findings to a panel of their instructors.
Liberal Arts Programs
Adult students have the option to enroll in traditional 15-week program and 8-week weekend sessions. The weekend sessions are available only to Wescoe students and incorporate pedagogical practices appropriate to this population. While most classes feature in-classroom instruction, a limited number of courses are now offered in online and blended learning formats.
Day students may register in courses offered through the Wescoe School’s 15-week session during the add/drop period, on a space-available basis, with permission from the appropriate department chair. No more than one such course may be registered in any one semester, and registration is possible only after consultation with the student’s academic advisor.
The Wescoe School offers major certificates in every major offered by the College. Students pursue certificates to prepare for future graduate study or to upgrade or learn new skills. In addition to major certificates, Wescoe students can complete a six-course certificate in Data Analytics in one year. The blended learning format of this certificate allow students to complete two courses per semester by attending class just one night per week, with the remainder of instruction provided online. Students entering the Data Analytics program should be a current college senior or have already earned a bachelor’s degree; successful completion (with a final grade of C or better) of a basic statistics course within the last five (5) years is also required.
Wescoe students may also earn the associate of arts degree in selected majors or enroll in courses for their own enrichment. Additionally, the Wescoe School oversees a highly regarded Teacher Certification Program and on-site workplace learning opportunities. Go to www.muhlenberg.edu/wescoe for more information.
Muhlenberg College offers a variety of day, evening, and online courses during a series of summer sessions. These courses, typically offered in an accelerated format, incorporate pedagogy appropriate for full-time undergraduate students. All course units and grades earned through summer study at Muhlenberg are attributed to the total program of the student and influence the cumulative grade point average and academic standing of the student accordingly. Summer study materials are available through the Wescoe School in early March.