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Earn your bachelor's degree right here

Through the University Center, you can earn a bachelor's degree from a four-year university by taking courses offered at Harper's Palatine campus. The University Center makes earning a university degree more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

Program highlights

  • Earn your associate's and bachelor’s degrees on Harper's campus.
  • Take advantage of a 3+1 and 2+2 transfer pathway (see FAQs).
  • Save money on your four-year degree.
  • Enroll concurrently in a 3+1 pathway at Harper and the university to complete a degree program.
  • Access admissions, registration and academic advising staff from the university on Harper's campus.

Current majors and programs

  • DePaul University’s Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies (BAPS) with a major in Business Administration program is designed for adult students who aim to advance to leadership or managerial positions in the workforce. 
  • The Business Administration major offers a practical business curriculum that provides exposure to a variety of functional areas such as: technology; project management; marketing; and, operations. 
  • DePaul University’s BA in Communication and Media is designed for students interested in multiple fields of communication. 
  • You will learn fundamental communication and critical thinking skills needed to enter jobs across the public, private and non-profit sectors. 
  • You will take courses from a variety of programs in the College of Communication and School of Cinematic Arts, including: digital cinema; communication and technology; journalism; organizational communications; and, public relations and advertising.
  • DePaul University’s BS in Information Technology emphasizes the technical aspects of information technology while also providing you with a foundation in business and technical communication. 
  • You will gain expertise in: computer security; database construction; programming; problem solving; and, project management.
  • Nationally ranked business program
  • Contemporary and innovative marketing curriculum
  • Flexibility of both face-to-face and online courses
  • Personalized one-on-one advising with Marketing advisor at Harper campus
  • Explore the tensions and challenges in the criminal justice system and seek to improve it through a socially responsive perspective.
  • Take courses on topics such as Crime in America, Police & Society, Women & Crime and more to prepare you for the workforce.
  • Graduates are prepared for successful careers in policing, courts, corrections and more, as well as for graduate school.
  • Courses are held onsite at the Harper College University Center and online.
  • Become a highly qualified educator in child care of early schooling programs via diverse field placements and a capstone clinical experience.
  • Completion of the Early Childhood Education concentration entitles students to the Level 5 ECE and Infant/Toddler Credentials, state recognized employment credentials that signal substantial training, education and experience with children from birth through age 8.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in administration and organization of health care, and medical laboratory settings.
  • Enhance your career opportunities as a working professional engaged in health care service delivery or laboratory science fields.
  • Graduates are prepared for successful careers in administration, lab science management or technology, as well as for graduate study in public health, health care administration or health policy.
  • Courses are held onsite at the Harper College University Center and online.

Take the first step

Take your first step toward earning a bachelor’s degree at the University Center by requesting information. A University Center representative will reach out to review your academic goals and create a customized University Center plan.

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