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Mount St. Joseph University accommodates busy lifestyles with flexible scheduling options, personalized attention, and expert faculty.

Undergraduate Studies for Adult Students

Serving Our Students with a Lifetime of Value

As a university, the Mount reflects a breadth of academic programming and services to prepare graduates who are career-ready and leadership-focused. The Mount’s programs are led by award-winning faculty experts dedicated to student success. At Mount St. Joseph University, students connect to a lifetime of value.

Our campus is conveniently located in Delhi Township near Downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with easy, on-site parking. Our student resources include on-campus computer labs, health sciences labs, library services, and workout facilities.


  • A student to faculty ratio of 11:1 means smaller classes and personal attention.
  • Daytime classes are accompanied by online, evening, and Saturday options for flexible scheduling.
  • Student organizations like Phi Alpha (social work), Helping all Veterans in Communties, and Student Nurses Association provide academic support and professional development opportunities.


Majors for Working Adults

With more than 30+ options in majors, minors, and programs, the Mount’s adult undergraduate programs provide flexibility. Whether you are looking to finish a degree, enhance your education, or change careers, our programs provide flexible learning formats, strong career outlooks, and preparation for graduate school to meet future goals. Featuring courses with evening, weekend, or online degree options, the following majors are a popular option among adult students.

Make an appointment with the admissions team and simply lay out your concerns and any questions you might have.  They truly are there to make your transition as smooth as possible and are genuinely happy to have you there.

[The admission staff explained that] the aim of the Mount community was to guide and assist all students, no matter their background, to achieve a degree and to be successful.


Check out Loraine's story here where she discusses her positive enrollment experience as a working adult.

Loraine Delaney, Current Behavioral Sciences Student
I love the social work field because there are so many avenues that can be pursued. I did my first field placement at Hamilton County job and family services but also learned about jobs in the medical field, substance use and addictions, working with at risk youth and now working with the veteran and first responder populations. You can find jobs with nonprofits or for profit organizations. There are so many opportunities to make positive change in our communities as social workers and that is my favorite part about this field. Michaela Terry `20, Social Work

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts major combines the fundamental disciplines of English, history, religious studies, and philosophy into an engaging and flexible program that enables students to develop research, writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills. The program prepares students to enter a variety of graduate programs that will serve them well as they pursue an advanced degree.


MBA Pathway

Students seeking an advanced business degree can enroll in the liberal arts major with a Business Administration minor and follow a path to the Master in Business Administration (MBA).

For a customized curriculum for a specific career path, the liberal arts program can be concentrated with one of the following minors:

Behavioral Science 

The Behavioral Science major is customizable and can be crafted according to each student’s unique interests and career aspirations. Students will select from an array of psychology, sociology, and criminology courses and have flexible scheduling options including day, evening, blended, and online course offerings.

Upon graduation, students may utilize their Behavioral Science degree to pursue employment as a:

  • Research Assistant or Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Case worker
  • Correctional officer
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Law enforcement
  • Asset protection or loss prevention
  • Welfare/social services
  • Marketing research analyst (with the additional courses MKT 300 and MKT 415)
  • Victims’ advocate
  • Rehab counselor
  • Mental health specialist
  • Therapeutic service provider

The new Business - Management & Leadership  major, begining fall 2023, will be able to apply knowledge of leadership and management to increase efficiency and effectiveness in accomplishing organizational goals. Flexible, online courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can choose to take the program in-person on the Mount's campus or enroll in the fully online option. 

Students gain a strong ethical foundation and awareness of global and social issues in business, as graduates use their knowledge to contribute to business operations in organizations ranging from large corporations to small businesses. Future careers include:

  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Quality management
  • Project management

Social Work

The Social Work major is available in accelerated evening and weekend formats, convenient for the working adult. Students majoring in social work learn to appreciate the cultural and human diversity in society through classroom experience and field work.

The field work experience (two days a week at a social agency) provides on-the-job learning experience under close supervision by both a faculty member and an agency professional, including

  • Mental health programs
  • Crisis centers for domestic violence
  • Homeless shelters
  • Other public service areas

CDCA Phase I and Phase II Certificate: Online

The CDCA Phase I and Phase II Certificate Requirement Course: Online gives students an option to become board-certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor.

  • These fully online courses prepare students for the state of Ohio CDCA Phase I and Phase II certificate requirements.
  • Courses are offered online in an eight-week format.

Educational Studies

The Educational Studies major is an individualized program designed with course scheduling flexibility for students with an interest in the field of education, focusing in areas other than formal classroom teaching and/or teacher licensure. This program offers a solid foundation of liberal arts, social sciences and education courses, with flexibility for pursuing electives, a minor or even a dual major in an area of interest. Educational Studies graduates can pursue graduate programs in education, counseling, business administration or organizational leadership.


Transfer Students

Get more information from our adult students admission page and learn about admission requirements, transfer guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions.


This program is designed to serve students enrolled at Cincinnati State, Ivy Tech, Sinclair, & KCTCS campuses to connect the path of their associate degree from one of our education partners, to completing their bachelor degree at the Mount. Click here for details.