UTC and Chattanooga State Create Applied Leadership Program


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Adults looking to return to school have a new option here in Chattanooga.

UTC and Chattanooga State have signed an articulation agreement to streamline a Bachelor of Applied Science in the Applied Leadership discipline.

This will allow any adult learners with previous work, military, or college experience to take 60 hours of coursework at Chatt State then transferring to UTC to finish the remaining 60.

This work will be able to be done all online with courses that run 7 weeks designed to give busy adults an opportunity to get a degree tailor made for the 21st century.


Dr. David Rausch, the the Associate Dean for the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies and as Professor and Director for the Learning and Leadership programs, said that, “But as we’ve seen and learned through Covid and ways that society as you’ve pointed out has evolved to where we are today. There’s many people whose priorities who say they can’t just do going to school. They need to be able to engage in other aspects of life and this gives them the opportunity to do that because we fit it into what they have going on right now.”

Dr. Rausch also says having the online component is an essential part of the program to allow adult learners a shot to get their degree. More information about the program can be found here.

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