Earn a UR degree on your terms.
Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals, balancing academic rigor with flexibility and value. You can attend part time in the evening at a pace that supports your other life commitments. As an added value (and surprise to many), our tuition ranks among the most competitive in Richmond, and financial aid is available.
Build new skills.
Our noncredit professional development programs offer you the opportunity to expand your expertise and build your resume when you don’t have the time to commit to a degree program. Take a class or earn a certificate in dozens of topic areas from computing and technology, eMarketing, and writing to customer service and communication skills.
Catch up or get ahead at Summer School.
Stay on track with your degree plan. Pick up classes for a double major, minor or concentration. Catch up on degree requirements. Or explore something exciting or different. Plus our flexible schedules, varied class formats and multiple terms allow you to take a class or two and still have time for other summer fun.
Explore your love of learning in retirement.
Learning is refreshing — at any age. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond provides intellectual stimulation for a vibrant community of students age 50 and better. Attend Osher courses. Participate in interest groups. Audit select University classes. Do it all without tests or grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all. It’s your love of learning that counts.
Find your path. Explore your potential.
More than 50 years ago, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) pioneered professional and continuing education in Richmond. Today, we enrich the lives and careers of more than 5,000 part-time and nontraditional students of all ages.
As one of the five schools of the University of Richmond, we make available to nontraditional students the resources of the University. We’re the only school in the nation’s top 50 small private liberal arts colleges with a dedicated division for professional and continuing education.
- SPCS New Student OrientationJan066:00 PM - 8:00 PMNewly-admitted students to degree programs in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies are invited to attend... Continue reading
- Spring Spider Career Expo and Diversity Networking BrunchJan2710:30 AM - 3:00 PMJoin us for Career Service's annual Spring Spider Career Expo (with prep session!) and Diversity Networking... Continue reading
- 2017 Peple Lecture Featuring Dr. Matthew DesmondFeb015:00 PM - 7:00 PMDr. Matthew Desmond will be visiting campus to present the Edward C. and Mary S. Peple Library Lecture on this... Continue reading
- Webinar: Can You Really Find Passion in Life & Work?Feb0812:30 PM - 1:30 PMIn the past, you might have been told that finding your passion was the key to career success. Some people have been... Continue reading
- ChinaFest - Inventing Nana Hsu: Creativity in Academic WritingFeb094:30 PM - 5:30 PMIn the fall of 1948, a young woman in Shanghai left behind her high school Chinese literature textbook just as Communist... Continue reading
- ChinaFest - The Irby B. Brown Lecture: Global China: Connections in ArtFeb097:00 PM - 8:00 PMChina has had a long history of interconnection with peoples outside of its borders, the effects of which have impacted... Continue reading
- SPCS Degree Program Information SessionMar226:00 PM - 7:30 PMOur Information Session for Working Professionals will answer questions about cost, careers, majors, transfer credits,... Continue reading
- SPCS Degree Program Information SessionApr136:00 PM - 7:30 PMOur Information Session for Working Professionals will answer questions about cost, careers, majors, transfer credits,... Continue reading
- SPCS Degree Program Information SessionMay226:00 PM - 7:30 PMOur Information Session for Working Professionals will answer questions about cost, careers, majors, transfer credits,... Continue reading
- SPCS Degree Program Information SessionJun206:00 PM - 7:30 PMOur Information Session for Working Professionals will answer questions about cost, careers, majors, transfer credits,... Continue reading
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