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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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Syracuse Academy
Syracuse , Italy

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, crea ... +

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, create their personal portfolio and to learn the Italian language from beginner to advanced level. The ideal pathway to enrolment into Italian universities or fine arts and design schools. The program is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and also grants direct admission (with no entry test) to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy. -
Undergraduate Pathway Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
7 - 9 months
English
Jan 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London , Canada

This graduate certificate program is designed to enhance and build on the theoretical knowledge gained from studies in electrical engineering and provides students with traini ... +

This graduate certificate program is designed to enhance and build on the theoretical knowledge gained from studies in electrical engineering and provides students with training in various electrical technologies, embedded systems and computer-aided design (CAD) with a focus on automation, robotics and control systems. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Lucerne , Switzerland

IMI's Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Undergraduate Programmes are validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

IMI's Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Undergraduate Programmes are validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. -
BA Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam , Malaysia

The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is an academic bridge for students to transition successfully into undergraduate studies at Monash University and other universiti ... +

The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is an academic bridge for students to transition successfully into undergraduate studies at Monash University and other universities. As the only provider of the MUFY programme in Malaysia, Sunway College MUFY is positioned strategically for students wishing to prepare themselves for an undergraduate degree at Monash University. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Manhattan College
The Bronx , USA

Manhattan College's International Pathway Program (IPP) helps students learn the English language while gaining College credit in a small classroom setting on a traditional co ... +

Manhattan College's International Pathway Program (IPP) helps students learn the English language while gaining College credit in a small classroom setting on a traditional college campus in New York City. Students in the two IPP levels gain English language proficiency while engaging in for-credit degree courses. Qualified students who successfully complete the IPP will be granted admission into undergraduate studies at Manhattan College. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
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
Campus
 
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee , USA

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from TCC is your gateway to a bachelor's degree or higher and guarantees your admission into one of Florida's four-year public universities.

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from TCC is your gateway to a bachelor's degree or higher and guarantees your admission into one of Florida's four-year public universities. -
Associate of Arts Undergraduate Pathway
English
Campus
 
VGC International College
Vancouver , Canada +1 More

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary language ... +

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary language requirements for acceptance and direct entry into our partner colleges or universities. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
8 - 36 weeks
English
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
Feb 2021
Campus
 
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Glasgow , United Kingdom

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Accountancy at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you will study HND Accounting at Glasgow Clyde Coll ... +

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Accountancy at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you will study HND Accounting at Glasgow Clyde College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
4 years
English
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 - 3 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester , United Kingdom

On this programme, you will enter the first year and are guaranteed progression to the second year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes pl ... +

On this programme, you will enter the first year and are guaranteed progression to the second year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth , United Kingdom

Students can enter at either Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the seco ... +

Students can enter at either Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 and 2 take place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
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
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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