It’s How You Finish

Degree Programs for Working Adults

At Athens State, we believe there’s a nobility in choosing to complete your education, particularly when you’re managing the pressures and constraints of adult life.

To help, our Adult Degree Program provides flexible and affordable online degree completion programs for working adults. This is your chance to earn college credit for your career experience and finish what you’ve started. 

Fill out our Adult Degree Program form and one of our Admissions Representatives will help you get started.

Finish With the Flexibility You Need

Athens State is the most affordable of all public, state schools in Alabama and Tennessee. As an Upper Division University, Athens State has a rich history of serving a diverse student population – no matter the need or credits completed.

Continuing your education means balancing life’s priorities. It’s why we offer some of the best online degree programs for working adults. No matter if you’re looking to finish a degree or advance your career, you’ll find a University that understands the challenges you may face.

Why Choose the Adult Degree Program?

Your career or prior experience can translate into college credit. Our Adult Degree Program can provide a cost-effective and customized path to earn your degree, meaning you get the flexibility of an accredited online education paired with the lowest tuition rates in Alabama. What’s more, these accelerated degree programs are crafted for working adults. You get personalized attention from student-focused faculty and the support from our Career Development Center.


Athens State University is a proud member of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), which recognizes institutions and organizations who support adult learners in their educational journey to career pathways.

What Online Degree Completion Programs are Available?

The following degree options are available through the Adult Degree Program:

  • Bachelor of Science in Individualized Degree Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Management of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Education – Technical Education (non-teacher certification track)
    • Post Secondary Instruction
    • Military Instructor
    • Instructional Design
    • Early Instructor

Career-Focused Education. Flexible Formats.

We believe the hallmark of a modern university should be focused on designing flexible course formats combined with a curriculum that’s built with your next step in mind. Whether you’re in our classrooms or in a connected classroom, you get the same experience, learn from the same instructor, and receive the same career counseling and services. Be sure to check out our other degree options to see if a different degree path is right for you.


Choose from more than 50 majors and 40 minors in Business, Arts and Sciences and Education.


Quality instruction and affordability combined with convenience of flexible online degrees and programs.