undergraduate programs

Undergraduate Programs

Cleary’s academic programs are now and have always been designed to meet the practical needs of business. Indicative of the same practices originally set forth by our founder, Patrick R. Cleary, who started a school of penmanship as a direct response to the needs of business employers. Cleary’s Business Arts curriculum was designed with the same intent; however, because employers now seek graduates that possess key characteristics and leadership attributes, along with business-ready skills, we built an academic path that promotes the development of skills, subject mastery, and the cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal development in our students to meet the outcomes writ large but, at its core, is also designed to promote student self-authorship.

The Cleary University Undergraduate Program has student learning goals for the undergraduate program that provide faculty and students a shared understanding of the purpose of the major and what graduating seniors are expected to know or to be able to do at the end of their course of study as it relates to our mission. The learning goals, which have their origin in the core Business Arts curriculum are listed below:

  • Students will be skilled in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Students will be effective and persuasive communicators who can prepare and deliver oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.
  • Students will be sensitive to the ethical and regulatory requirements of business activities.
  • Students will be able to tackle strategic and organizational challenges with innovative and creative solutions.
  • Students will apply business concepts and theories appropriately.
  • Students will be able to articulate internal identity separate from external influences.

Upon mastering these learning goals, students will be self-authored and uniquely able to contribute to the dynamic world of business because they leave Cleary not only as graduates, but as leaders.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)