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About the School of Continuing Studies

Mission - A Redlands Education is for Everyone

In the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), we believe a Redlands education is for everyone. Partnering with each of the University of Redlands schools, the alumni association, corporations, and local governments, SCS offers a flexible learning environment at a fair price. Our range of certificate programs and general education courses are designed to fit the needs of any student seeking personal or professional growth—from professionals completing continuing education credits to curious learners looking to break into a new field. The School of Continuing Studies supports the Mission of the University of Redlands by
  1. Providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices
  2. Emphasizing academic rigor, curricular diversity, and innovative teaching
  3. Welcoming intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Flexible, In-Demand Academic Offerings 

The School of Continuing Studies offers a range of Certificate Programs that represent some of the most in-demand career fields. These programs offer immense professional development in a flexible format that includes online coursework and an average time to completion of less than a year. Students can also take courses prior to opting to complete the full certificate program.

Our General Education & Elective Courses can be applied for credit to an undergraduate degree for University of Redlands students. Students interested in these courses should consult their academic advisors to ensure applicability to their degree program. These exciting course offerings are also available to the general public who are seeking academic fulfillment as well. 

In addition to these two options, SCS also offers Custom Instruction, which are unique academic programs designed to meet the specific needs of an organization, including on-site training, workshops, and degree-earning pathways.

Student Profile  

The School of Continuing Studies student population is diverse with a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. This establishes an environment where SCS students can broaden their perspectives, think creatively and critically, and build a supportive career network.

    • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) – CAS students make up 45% of students enrolled in SCS classes. They take general education classes year-round to help keep them on track, as well as certificate courses to supplement their liberal arts education with career-focused certificate programs. SCS also powers CAS Summer Term, allowing students to get ahead or catch up on important general education classes in person and online.
    • School of Business and Society (SBS) Undergraduates 40% of SBS undergraduates enroll in SCS courses for degree credit, including concentrations or general education/elective credits. The SBS student success team helps manage these enrollments, and SBS students make up about 27% of students in SCS classes.
    • Employees of Corporate PartnersSCS collaborates with numerous business and corporate partners to bring students in for certificate, degree preparation, and custom instruction programs. The University recently established a partnership with the Amazon Career Choice program, which makes a Redlands education more accessible to a wide variety of students.   
    • General Public – 26% of our enrollments come from the general public pursuing certificates and SCS general education courses. 
    • Degree Preparation  SCS is in the final steps of finalizing a Prep Year program with the School of Education (SOE), which will allow students with less than 40 units to complete degree preparation coursework and later matriculate into SOE. 
    • Workforce Development – SCS maintains enrollment partnerships with San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and other counties that fund the completion of certificate programs for residents to rejoin the workforce.
    • Alumni, Employees, and FriendsA small percentage of enrollments come from the university's alumni/friends, including University of Redlands employees seeking professional development opportunities.

Core Values of SCS

Welcoming – We value a welcoming, vibrant, and safe environment.  

Collaborative Learning – We value learning through rigorous quality instruction, focused student support, and appropriate student activities.  

Agile - We have the means to provide the university and community with a quick turnaround with approval of coursework and certificates. 

Student Learning & Success  Ensuring students gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve their academic, career, and/or personal enrichment.  

Access – Providing opportunities to all persons who wish to participate and succeed in higher education through traditional and distance delivery formats.  

Continued Growth – Dedicating attention to new ideas that lead to higher levels of achievement for all stakeholders. Developing and delivering exceptional instruction that is tailored to a diverse student population.  

Social Responsibility – Demonstrate honesty, transparency, and clear communication with our stakeholders, our community, and each other. 

Diversity & Inclusion – Committing to a diverse and inclusive community that values, celebrates, and learns from our differences and in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.