The Best Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate pathway programs offer students the opportunity to work on their second-language speaking and writing skills while completing classes that apply to a university degree in their main fields of study. Many universities require minimum test scores to verify language proficiency prior to acceptance into an advanced education program. Depending on the university, some credits may be… Read more

Undergraduate pathway programs offer students the opportunity to work on their second-language speaking and writing skills while completing classes that apply to a university degree in their main fields of study. Many universities require minimum test scores to verify language proficiency prior to acceptance into an advanced education program. Depending on the university, some credits may be applicable to other degree programs.

What is an undergraduate pathway program? Often considered to be one of the most flexible programs, this is an educational track that allows students to improve their language skills while creating their own paths of study that incorporate two or more academic, artistic or scientific disciplines. Course combination examples include technical writing and environmental studies, social justice and communication, economics and sustainability, political science and business, graphic design and computer science, or global health and engineering management.

Pathway program graduates can use advanced language skills to succeed in any type of career or to qualify for attendance in advanced university degree programs. Students also typically graduate with improved critical-reasoning skills and a greater ability to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively.

Tuition and fees for online pathway programs are typically different than for those programs that require in-person attendance for some or all of the classwork or lab sessions. Other factors that can impact program costs include the location of the university, experiential trips and the length of the program.

The types of jobs available to an undergraduate pathway program participants with a concentration in interdisciplinary studies vary depending on the fields chosen. Career paths can include interpreter, corporate trainer, sales manager, social services director, marketing manager or compliance specialist. Other possibilities are journalist, freelance writer, data scientist, quality consultant, academic advisor, publications officer, project manager, teacher, interdisciplinary scientist or researcher. Graduates also frequently choose academic careers as adjunct professors, lecturers or teachers.

Pathway programs may have online and classroom content depending on the university, and some require travel. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Undergraduate Pathway in Business has been designed to address perceived gaps in the industry, allowing you to specialise and making you more employable upon graduation.

The Undergraduate Pathway in Business has been designed to address perceived gaps in the industry, allowing you to specialise and making you more employable upon graduation. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

UNIC can also provide you entry to the First Year Pathway in Accounting and Finance so that you complete your degree in three years. You will study your first year at UNIC bef ... +

UNIC can also provide you entry to the First Year Pathway in Accounting and Finance so that you complete your degree in three years. You will study your first year at UNIC before completing your second and third years at the University of Northampton. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
GISMA
Berlin, Germany +1 More

With the University Pathway Programs at GISMA, you get the chance to learn German in a German-speaking environment and reach the required level with the necessary skills to st ... +

With the University Pathway Programs at GISMA, you get the chance to learn German in a German-speaking environment and reach the required level with the necessary skills to study a degree program in Germany. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
44 weeks
German
Campus
 
St. Petersburg College in Florida
Saint Petersburg, USA

The Associate in Arts degree emphasizes a Liberal Arts education and is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare ... +

The Associate in Arts degree emphasizes a Liberal Arts education and is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare you for your major at the four-year level, you also take at least 36 hours in general education areas. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Don't have the score you need to enter your preferred program? Need to complete specific subjects or other prerequisites, like a portfolio? If the answer is 'yes', join us as ... +

Don't have the score you need to enter your preferred program? Need to complete specific subjects or other prerequisites, like a portfolio? If the answer is 'yes', join us as a Foundation Studies student. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Our range of academic programs is designed to prepare you to meet the entry requirements for your approved QUT course. You will also be able to experience and become familiar ... +

Our range of academic programs is designed to prepare you to meet the entry requirements for your approved QUT course. You will also be able to experience and become familiar with Australian life and university culture. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Science at Swansea University incorporates a range of subjects, from biology through to zoology. All these subjects bring together a range of research centres and provide an u ... +

Science at Swansea University incorporates a range of subjects, from biology through to zoology. All these subjects bring together a range of research centres and provide an understanding of the world we live in. Swansea University is renowned for its research excellence in aquaculture, climate change, geo-informatics, geography, glaciology and zoology. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Undergraduate Pathway in Events and Sports Management leads onto degree courses accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The degree courses have been developed ... +

The Undergraduate Pathway in Events and Sports Management leads onto degree courses accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The degree courses have been developed around industry trends and offer lots of opportunities to gain valuable work experience. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Degrees have been accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), SENr: the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register, and the Association for Physic ... +

Degrees have been accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), SENr: the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register, and the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Professional Development Board. The University’s industry-standard facilities enable you to work with professional athletes on campus, to develop your practical skills and give you a real-life experience. The Sports Department boasts partnerships with both athletes and sports teams, including Warwickshire County Cricket Club. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cutting-edge facilities are housed in a purpose-built Media Centre - featuring a green screen studio, four TV studios, six radio studios and a post-production suite! Students ... +

Cutting-edge facilities are housed in a purpose-built Media Centre - featuring a green screen studio, four TV studios, six radio studios and a post-production suite! Students are encouraged to engage with the industry by securing work placements and working on commercial productions within the University. Previous students have obtained placements with companies including Disney, IBM and Philips Acoustics. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The School of Law ventures beyond boundaries by combining legal studies with a focus on social justice and human rights, helping you to become an ethical legal professional. A ... +

The School of Law ventures beyond boundaries by combining legal studies with a focus on social justice and human rights, helping you to become an ethical legal professional. Access valuable work placement opportunities at some of the biggest law firms in the West Midlands. The City Centre Campus houses simulated Crown and Magistrates Courts and is ideally located close to Birmingham’s legal district. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences boasts platinum ACCA teaching status. The University’s Accounting courses offer nine exemptions from ACCA exam papers. If you’ ... +

The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences boasts platinum ACCA teaching status. The University’s Accounting courses offer nine exemptions from ACCA exam papers. If you’re ambitious, this pathway can lead directly to an integrated Master’s degree: MAcc Accounting and Finance -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

97% of the University’s Architecture graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17). Many degrees are accredited by the Royal Institute o ... +

97% of the University’s Architecture graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17). Many degrees are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Access to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops from day one – as well as industry-standard software and guidance from experienced technicians. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment has received professional recognition from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Town ... +

The University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment has received professional recognition from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University's Education courses are ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020). 98% of students from this Early Years degree are in work or full-time ... +

Birmingham City University's Education courses are ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020). 98% of students from this Early Years degree are in work or full-time study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17). A range of work placements is available - preparing you for employment after graduation. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus