Johnson State’s External Degree Program (EDP) serves adult students throughout Vermont who have already completed 60 or more credits of acceptable, college-level work. Each student works closely with an advisor who has an office at the student’s local Community College of Vermont site or on campus at JSC. The advisor helps the student develop and carry out a plan to earn the remainder of the credits needed for a B.A. degree. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned while in the program.
Students can take courses in a variety of formats and at various locations, including: JSC courses held on Saturdays or Sundays once a month throughout Vermont, 15-week online courses, accelerated weekend and online courses in a 7-week format, courses on campus at Johnson State, and courses at other colleges.
The following degree programs are available statewide through the External Degree Program. Additional programs are available to students who can attend classes on the JSC campus.
Two of the majors, the B.A. in Business and the B.A. in Professional Studies , are available entirely online as well as in the classroom or through a combination of online and classroom-based courses. More than half of the courses for the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and the B.A. in Psychology are available online as well.
For information on specific requirements, please refer to the departmental and General Education Curriculum sections of this catalog.