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Professional Development

Noncredit professional and workforce development courses and certificates in a wide array of up-to-the-minute topics provide the opportunity to learn, explore and share practical information, resources and strategies for immediate application in the real world. Exceptional instructors and a first-rate curriculum offer fresh perspectives, competitive tools and best practices that can enrich and strengthen even the finest employees, and organizations.

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Gaming Management

Extended Studies offers gaming education opportunities including management programs and seminars on the University campus, short and weeklong courses offered around the globe, an international executive development program, as well as customized on-site programs available anywhere in the world — all designed by industry leaders and University faculty.

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Academic Credit Options

Academic credit courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees, teacher recertification and career advancement are offered each semester through Academic Credit Options (ACO). ACO offers late-start short courses that start after the regular semester begins, evening and weekend classes, workshops, institutes, and travel programs for academic credit from a variety of University colleges, departments and programs.

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KIDS University

Learning has never been so cool! Choose from exciting themed camps combining the academic STEAM components — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — with a healthy dose of just plain FUN! Kids can choose a different themed class each week.

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Let us make your next conference a success! Extended Studies, collaborating with a wide variety of University departments and organizations, provides conference coordination, support and logistics. Host your next association conference with the support of Extended Studies.

Travel Programs

Earn academic credit while traveling abroad! Extended Studies collaborates with a variety of University colleges, departments and programs to offer international travel and field study programs throughout the year and around the globe through Academic Credit Options (ACO).