Message from the President

Choosing to finish your education as an adult is an admirable and bold commitment.

Students are often faced with constant demands on time and talent, which are forever competing with their desire to complete an education. Often it is hard to simply take the first step.

But, at Thomas Edison State University, our mission is at the heart of what we do – providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality collegiate learning and assessment opportunities.

Inside our Undergraduate Catalog you will find the academic policies and procedures that will guide your experience at the University, providing details and requirements for each of the undergraduate degree and certificate programs we offer. This Catalog also includes pertinent information about the learning outcomes and objectives you will achieve once you have completed your program of study as well as information about each of our Schools: the Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology, the School of Business and Management; the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions; and the John S. Watson School of Public Service.

I am honored to welcome you to the University community and look forward to supporting as you achieve your educational goals.

To your success,


Merodie A. Hancock, PhD