The baccalaureate degree, which may be either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, requires the completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours, and is generally completed in four years. For a full list of areas of study, see our Areas of Study page. Each program combines a core of general education courses, a concentration in a specific major (a minor is optional), and elective courses. Specific degree requirements are listed in the University Catalog.
Associate of Arts degree
For students who may not be initially interested in a four-year baccalaureate degree, the Associate of Arts degree offers many exciting areas of academic concentration. The Associate's program takes at least two years to complete and prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities.
Associate of Arts degrees are available in:
- Computer Applications
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
Certificate in Innovation
Manchester offers master's degrees in two areas. The Master of Education provides practical development for teaching professionals, as well as additional courses for teachers to enhance their licenses. The Master of Athletic Training is an entry level master’s program for students whose undergraduate degree is in a discipline other than athletic training. Each degree requires successful completion of 33 credit hours. Find more information on the Graduate Programs pages.
By taking two elective classes in entrepreneurship, students can also earn a Certificate in Innovation. The program teaches students in any major to think creatively, innovatively, and resourcefully, and adds value to their degree when competing in the job market. Learn more >