Make Your Life Exceptional

Our Center for Continuing & Professional Studies brings the liberal arts tradition of Belmont Abbey College to our adult learners in a flexible, affordable way. The Center offers mature students (23 years of age and older), also known as non-traditional students, the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree through participation in challenging courses that are designed to help adult learners meet their educational and career goals in a timely fashion. Unlike other choices, at the Abbey you’ll also get the kind of attention you deserve. Your professors will know you by name, and give you the insights and help you need.

The Center for Continuing & Professional Studies 

The Center for Continuing & Professional Studies at Belmont Abbey College has long served Gaston County residents through its various leadership programs, camps, and conferences. Bachelor’s degree programs for adult students began in 1987, when neighboring Sacred Heart College closed and its adult program relocated to the Abbey. The Center expanded to Mecklenburg County and opened a campus at the Charlotte Catholic High School in the fall of 2009.

The Flexibility and the Degree You Need

Courses are available to adults in the evening and/or during the day. Classes are available at the Main Campus, the Sacred Heart Campus, and at the Charlotte Campus located at Char_L7W0168lotte Catholic High School.

Our non-traditional adult students are fully integrated into the College program and are eligible to enroll in any of the College’s academic degree programs. Non-traditional students who can attend day classes can major in any of the majors offered to traditional students.

For students who can attend classes only at night, Belmont Abbey currently offers seven evening majors: Accounting, Applied Psychology, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education (K-6), Educational Studies, and Liberal Studies. The evening schedule provides a full range of courses that enables the ADP student to complete a degree in one of the aforementioned majors.

Get Your Personalized Consultation

Making the transition back to school can be difficult. We understand. We are here to help. Call 704-461-7500 today for a personalized consultation, or plan to come to one of our information sessions. We’ll answer all your questions. You will learn details about the college, the majors we offer, the application process, degree requirements and adult student support services. In short, everything you need to get started on the road to your new future!

Julia Gunter
Executive Director

David Haun
Associate Director


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