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Bachelor Degree Completion

With seven-week sessions, evening classes in Pittsfield, and hybrid course offerings, you can do this!

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What to Expect

At MCLA, our core mission is preparing you for personal and professional growth and success. That’s why we combine the academic core of a liberal arts education with so many ways to earn a degree.

You will be able to complete your bachelor’s degree through one of three pathways: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (coming soon), a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with focus in Health and Human Service, or Children, Families, and Society.

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for students seeking a non-traditional pathway to completing a bachelor's degree.  Students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together.  Classes are offered in the evenings and online to help students meet the demands of work, family, and their studies. 

IDST Program Overview

BADM Program Overview

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  • Cohort-style learning provides peer support for students managing work and family demands.
  • Students can complete in just over two years with year-round classes.
  • Classes are offered in Pittsfield and North Adams.
  • Seven-week classes with class meetings one night per week for 4 hours.
  • Prior learning credits are available for those who qualify. Click here to review the policy and learn the steps in the Credit for Prior Learning portfolio submission process. The portfolio submission due date for fall is November 1. The portfolio submission due date for spring is April 1.

  • Additional college credits may be awarded via the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Applicants should have an Associate's Degree or equivalency, with 45-75 transfer credits, and a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for admission.

Virtual Info Session 

  • Click here to see when our next information session is scheduled.

Your Cohort

We know you have a busy life—but you’re not alone. MCLA’s cohort approach to degree completion means you will work closely with the same group of people as you finish your degree, opening the door for support, networking, and friendship.





With multiple degree programs to choose from, learn how you can finish your bachelor’s at MCLA -without interrupting your life.

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Since earning her bachelor's degree from MCLA, Penny Christman '17 has found tremendous satisfaction with her career at General Dynamics--and has received multiple promotions to reflect the passion and skill she has as a program manager.

Andy Cambi

When Andy Cambi '20 started working for the City of Pittsfield Health Department, he knew he wanted to advance in his career. With hard work, mentorship, encouragement, and an MCLA degree, he did—and is now the city's director of public health.


Meet your support staff, click here.

Amanda Schuler, Coordinator of Advisement for Academic Pathways and Degree Completion
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247