Goldey-Beacom College Announces Updates to Spring Schedule
Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) today announced additional updates to the class schedule for the spring 2021 semester. Rising numbers in the positive cases of COVID19 has heavily impacted the decision to pushed back the start date for student move-in and classes.
Official move-in for undergraduate students will take place January 15-17, 2021 which is one week later than originally planned. The 15-week spring semester will start on Saturday, January 16, 2021 and end on Friday, April 30, 2021. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the College is closed Monday, January 18, 2021.
Day classes will operate fully in the classroom while evening classes will be in hybrid format, meeting 50 percent in the classroom and 50 percent online. Additionally, some classes have been earmarked as fully online. Graduate classes will offer both hybrid and online formats.
“Making predictions for the spring is impossible,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of the College. “Every decision we make, whether it is to open or close the College or to delay classes or NCAA sports, is predicated on the safety and well-being of our students.”
While the College has made these updates to the spring semester, it is understood that state or federal governance can overrule these decisions if the pandemic worsens in the coming weeks and months.
Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,800 students enrolled from 22 states and over 60 nations. The College offers 41 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English and all areas of business including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance.
Recent program additions include the Doctor of Business Administration program which started in fall 2018 and the M.A. in Counseling Psychology in fall 2019. The B. A. in Human Services and the B. A. in Communication and Media began in fall 2020.
The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90 percent placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.