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July 23, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions for the Orlando Campus

 

 

Which undergraduate programs are offered at the Orlando Campus?

PBA Orlando currently offers three evening bachelor’s degree programs designed for working professionals in the Central Florida area. These programs include ministry, psychology, and organizational management (with concentrations in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, and Early Childhood Education & Care). Students can also elect to minor in any one of these programs in addition to their major.
 

 

Which graduate programs are offered at the Orlando Campus? 

PBA Orlando currently offers two evening master’s degree programs designed for working professionals in the Central Florida area. The first program is a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, with tracks in Mental Health, Marriage & Family, and School Guidance Counseling. This program is designed to prepare students for professional licensure with the State of Florida. Our second graduate program is a Master of Science in Leadership. Students in the Organizational Management program can elect to enroll in our Dual Degree option, which allows them to complete both the ORM and Leadership programs in a shorter amount of time.

 
How long will it take me to complete my degree?

 

For the undergraduate programs, most students who transfer at least 60 credits can complete their degree in four to five semesters. For the graduate programs, the Leadership degree can be completed in five semesters (attending one night per week), and the Counseling degree is normally completed in seven semesters (attending two nights per week).

 
How will my credits be transferred to PBA?

 

For undergraduate programs, the number of transfer credits allowed will depend upon the standing of the institution(s) attended, the nature of the courses taken, and the grades earned. A maximum of 67 credit hours may be transferred from all two-year or community colleges. All major courses must be completed at PBA. Students with credits from an institution not regionally accredited may transfer their coursework after successfully completing 30 credits hours at PBA.

 

For the graduate programs, a maximum of nine credits can be transferred to the Leadership program and a maximum of 15 credits to the Counseling Psychology program.

(For more information about PBA’s transfer credit policy, please review the university catalog.)

 
What is the class format?

All of the classes at PBA Orlando meet from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for eight weeks. Each class meets only one night per week (with the exception of some classes that are shorter in the Counseling Program) and there is no outside study group requirement.

 
When can I start taking classes?

 

For the undergraduate programs, we start new students in three semesters each year: Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May). For the graduate programs, we start new students in the Fall (August) and Spring (January) only

What kind of professors teach the classes?

 

The professors who will be teaching your classes are very qualified and have a high level of education and experience. In order to teach in our undergraduate program, professors must have at least a master's degree, with a minimum amount of credit hours in the area they are teaching.

At the graduate level, professors must have a doctorate in the specific subject area that they are teaching. In addition, all of our professors bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge based on real-world experience in the professional workplace.

 


Is the school accredited?

Yes! PBA is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate's, bachelor's, master's degrees and a doctor of pharmacy degree. Persons wishing to review documents related to PBA's accreditation should contact the Office of the Provost at (561) 803-2051.

 
How do I get my textbooks?

Textbooks for PBA Orlando students will automatically be shipped to each student prior to classes starting through the book company MBS Direct. PBA Orlando subsidizes the cost of the textbooks and places all orders for students.

 

 

 

If you have any additional questions about PBA's Orlando Campus, please call us at 407-226-5955, or e-mail orlando@pba.edu.

 

 

 

  

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