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Learn more about Saint Xavier's professional studies program

Attend March 22 information session at Orland Park campus

Chicago (March 1, 2007) – Discover what Saint Xavier University’s new accelerated bachelor of arts degree program in professional studies can do for your career at an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park campus, 18230 Orland Parkway.

The program, with a concentration on organizational behavior, prepares students who have already earned associate degrees or equivalent credit hours to be agents of change and leaders in the workplace in as little as 18 months. Combining coursework, applied research and professional experience, the program equips students with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to succeed.
At the information session, representatives from the Office of Financial Aid as well as members of Saint Xavier’s faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information about the program, which will be offered starting fall 2007 at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park campus.

“This program is for adult learners who want to continue their education and complete their bachelor’s degree in a collaborative learning environment that helps students develop academic skills and reach career goals,” said Leslie Petty, dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Students who have majored in organizational behavior work in health care administration, marketing management, nonprofit administration, human resource leadership, information technology, government and in countless other fields. 

Students can earn additional credit through the College Level Examination Program, portfolio development and the American Council on Education for college credit equivalency for military and professional training programs. Portfolio development allows students to earn college-level credit based on their prior experience of work, community service and/or military.

Saint Xavier University designed the School for Continuing and Professional Studies for adult students and their busy lifestyles. It provides a variety of opportunities for adults who are establishing new careers, completing a degree or enriching their personal or professional development. In addition, the school offers a variety of degree options and flexible scheduling.

For more information, contact Robert Weierman, associate director of admission at the Orland Park campus, at (708) 802-6200 or e-mail opcadmission@sxu.edu.


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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