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ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 13, 2006

UMT's Vice President, Dr. C. Eric Kirkland, announced that UMT has received approval from the Distance Education and Training Council to offer Associate of Science in General Studies (ASGS) and Bachelor of Science in General Studies (BSGS) degrees. In the letter from. Ms. Nan Bayster, Accreditation Director of the DETC, she wishes “UMT congratulations and success with its new Associate and Bachelor of Science in General Studies degree programs.”

The General Studies (GS) program at UMT is designed primarily for working adults who are returning to college to complete their degrees. In a sense, the GS program is a “second chance” degree program to enable students to finish what they did not finish initially.

Highlights of the program include:
  • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) that defines the coursework for each student
    • One-on-one advising of students to design their program to incorporate their prior learning and to achieve their current education goals
  • Students must complete courses in:
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences
    • Science and Technology
    • Business
  • Students must demonstrate competencies in:
    • Computer Technology
    • Information Literacy
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Writing
  • BSGS students complete a capstone Summary Project integrating their course work and demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, the University of Management and Technology provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults with specializations in business administration, computer science, general studies, information technology, management, project management, and acquisition management.

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