University of the Potomac

Introduction

Providing Personalized Education Since 1991

University of the Potomac is an independent institution focused on providing education to a diverse, multi-cultural student population. UOTP’s student-to-faculty ratio provides an unprecedented level of mentoring to help.

Fully Online: Fully online programs allows you to study when and where you like. There are no scheduled classes, so students work with their professors through UOTP’s digital learning platform. This is great for those who like maximum independence and flexibility.

Once-a-Week on Campus: While still allowing for flexibility, the hybrid option requires students to attend class with their professors once-a-week. This helps build interpersonal communication and collaboration skills along with working through digital platforms.

ProtomacAdvantages

Our Degree Programs & Adult Learning Resources

Have you ever wondered what college life might be like for you? At University of the Potomac, you’re able to balance current commitments like a job and family while earning a valuable degree.

Working class time into your busy schedule is easy. Our classes can be taken on Saturdays, or two evenings a week. It is possible to earn up to nine credits every eight weeks. With the appropriate prerequisites, you may earn a Bachelor of Science degree in two years. And all the credits earned in our degree programs include a perfect balance of theory and practical application courses.

International Students are Invited to Study in One of the Most Dynamic Cities in the World

  • Smaller class size – more individual attention
  • MSCHE Accredited University
  • Flexible schedule – day, evening and weekend classes
  • Convenient Location – Northern Virginia campus, Washington, D.C. campus and online learning
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Post- Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) – U.S. Internships authorization
  • Washington, D.C. has consultates and embassies from your country

Receive a No-cost Transferring Credit Evaluation from UOTP

When transferring from another school, University of the Potomac may be able to accept up to 84 semester hours toward your bachelor’s degree program. Or, if you’ve already earned your associate degree, University of the Potomac may accept of up to 60 semester hours for students who have completed associate degrees.

Admissions

Our combination of online and on campus courses offers much needed flexibility to students who must honor other commitments while simultaneously pursuing an education. Prior to enrollment, students are assigned a personal admissions advisor who is knowledgeable in assisting, guiding, and advising students to ensure a successful college experience. University of the Potomac

Mission Statement

University of the Potomac provides educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level leading to career enhancement for its multicultural adult learners by offering affordable and accessible education in career-oriented disciplines. The practitioner-led curriculum, building on a strong foundation in general education, utilizes flexible online and campus-based teaching and learning models that feature small classes emphasizing collaborative learning in the classroom and through technology. Instruction is delivered by professionally and academically qualified faculty committed to student success.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Accreditations

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
SEVP Certified

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in International Business

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in International Business is to prepare students with fundamental managerial skills to succeed in a global business environment and to pursue careers in managerial positions in public or private companies and in non-profit organizations. [+]

International Business degrees have become very important in our global market. With more and more companies pursuing global influence, Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in International Business gives many advantages. International Business Program Mission The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in International Business is to prepare students with fundamental managerial skills to succeed in a global business environment and to pursue careers in managerial positions in public or private companies and in non-profit organizations. International Business Program Learning Goals Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business are able to: Analyze how social, economic and political paradigms impact ethical issues in various international business strategic planning situations. Work in teams, use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate legal issues pertaining to international business law and international business operations. Utilize written and oral communication to effectively analyze and synthesize economic and financial information with an emphasis on international business. Evaluate nature, significance and context of managerial activities as undertaken by leadership in various organizations in international business contexts. Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analyses and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies that relate to international business management, marketing and finance. Global Business Professional The lower division required international business courses prepare students for the examination leading to certification as a Certified Global Business Professional offered by NASBITE. Concentrations Students majoring in International Business may select six upper division elective courses in management or choose one of the following concentrations to add an additional... [-]

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Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It Potomac’s Bachelor IT degree gives many advantages. [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It Potomac’s Bachelor IT degree gives many advantages. The information technology degree provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization’s technical resources. These resources include logical, physical, human and financial resources. Subject areas covered include cyber security, computer forensics, networks and operating systems, project management, and management of information technology. IT Program Learning Goals Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are able to: Demonstrate communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation including documentation understandable to users (e.g., requirements specification, risk management plan, assumptions, and constraints). Apply knowledge of emerging technology, together with new and/or updated software and hardware in the information technology discipline. Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context. Apply feasibility analysis, requirements analysis and Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling in practice. Apply project management methodology in order to design and develop information technology projects. Discuss wireless and hard-wired network solutions and their application in business operations. COMPTIA A+ certification The course COMP 150 under major requirements prepares students for the examination leading to COMPTIA A+ certification as an IT support technician. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) The four courses listed below from the Network Systems Administration concentration prepare students for the examination leading to MCTS certification: COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services MICS 468 Windows Server –... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Potomac offers an online bachelor’s degree in accounting and two convenient campuses for students in the DC and Virginia area. The Bachelor’s in Accounting is a robust program with courses designed to give students a competitive edge with real life skills for a variety of accounting roles in public, private and government careers. [+]

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Potomac offers an online bachelor’s degree in accounting and two convenient campuses for students in the DC and Virginia area. The Bachelor’s in Accounting is a robust program with courses designed to give students a competitive edge with real life skills for a variety of accounting roles in public, private and government careers. Additionally, students can choose one of several concentrations within the accounting program to further focus their learning and help students differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Accounting Program Learning Goals Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting are able to: Identify and discuss the ethical and social responsibilities of accounting professionals and apply professional judgment to present financial statements fairly. Prepare and analyze financial statements and managerial reports using various accounting standards, theories and techniques. Develop written and oral business communication skills to deliver accounting information to appropriate users effectively. Work in teams, analyze practical accounting problems and financial statements consistent with real world situations. Use technology to solve accounting problems and improve decision-making skills. Students majoring in Accounting may select six upper division elective courses in accounting or management or choose one of the following concentrations to add an additional focus to their studies: Finance Government Contract Management Healthcare Management Information Management International Business Management Marketing To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are as follows: Program Outline Prerequisites... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Policy

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Cyber Security is a rapidly growing field. Students in the Cyber Security and Policy program are prepared for a burgeoning career field fighting worldwide “cybercrime” and protecting digital resources from hacking, fraud, and malware viruses. Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in Cyber Security and Policy provides many advantages: [+]

Networks are always on and a constant vigilance is needed to protect corporate data, government confidential information, and classified military information. Students who earn a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Cyber Security and Policy will be prepared for a challenging and rewarding career field fighting worldwide cybercrime and protecting the digital world from hacking, fraud, and malware. Cybersecurity students will be in a growing field of study with multiple opportunities to assist businesses, governments, and the military to protect their networks, data and systems. What is Cyber Security? Cyber security is the protection of networks, data, and people from data theft, identity theft, and attacks. Cyber security consists of information security, network security and application security. With the use of policies, technologies, and people, organizations can protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their systems. Cyber Security is a rapidly growing field. Students in the Cyber Security and Policy program are prepared for a burgeoning career field fighting worldwide “cybercrime” and protecting digital resources from hacking, fraud, and malware viruses. Potomac’s Bachelor Degree in Cyber Security and Policy provides many advantages. Cyber Security and Policy Program Outline Computer Forensics is a young and growing field. Graduates will be entering a market where opportunities are expanding and companies are looking for the brightest in a new tech revolution. Cyber Security Program Learning Goals Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Policy are able to: Design a network that meets identified strategic objectives and which reflects emerging trends and... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions. [+]

University of Potomac’s Government Contract Management Degree is a powerful step for students interested in contract management and government level careers. Imagine getting your contract management degree right in the heart of the country’s leadership center. At our Washington DC campus you are only a 6 minute walk to the White House. If you can’t be in DC, you can still earn your Government Contract Management Degree online, taking advantage of all the same great teaching and resources. Individuals that interact with government need a special set of skills and the Potomac Government Contract Management program is one of the few programs in the country geared specifically to this arena. Potomac also offers an advanced Government Contract Management Certificate for those who might not have time for a bachelor’s degree. Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions. Government Program Learning Goals Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management are able to: Evaluate issues as business managers and apply ethical principles and sound judgments to resolve contracting issues. Work in teams, apply customer needs analysis, procurement strategy development and source selection skills necessary for successful contract performance. Demonstrate the use of... [-]

Contact

University of the Potomac

Address H Street Northwest 1401
Washington 20005, United States
Website http://www.potomac.edu/
Phone +1 202-274-2303