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East-West University, Chicago:
East-West University in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, is a private, non-profit, non-denominational college offering two and four year degrees and certificates in academic fields that include Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Communication, Health Sciences, and more. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1983. Along with job and career related professional education, our program offerings of liberal arts and sciences are designed to the service economy of modern times.

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Photo of College Degree Programs in Chicago, ILUndergraduate Degree Programs:

- BA in Liberal Arts with Major in Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in the Behavioral and Social Sciences guides the student through an interdisciplinary group of courses in Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

- Associates of Arts Degree, Concentration – Criminal Justice
96 Credit Hours - Regional Accreditation as required by the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police.
The criminal justice practitioner deals with the broad areas of law enforcement, courts and corrections. The work may include police work; juvenile probation or parole work; or counseling and correctional work in institutions, group homes or halfway houses. Within these broad areas the practitioner enjoys exciting professional challenges and opportunities for serving society and helping people.

- Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) offers students a diversified and challenging set of core courses that all East-West University business students must take. In addition to traditional courses like Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing, students also take courses in challenging and important areas such as Business Communications, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. The purpose of these courses is to offer the student a well rounded background in business before specializing in an area of concentration.

- Computer and Information Science
East-West University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program and various certificate level continuing education courses in the Division of Computer and Information Science.

- Computer Engineering Program
East-West also offers specialization in Computer Engineering program. Computer engineers design, develop, analyze, research and manufacture hardware, software and systems that process, store and convey digital information. The diversity of products that involve the design talents of a computer engineer is unlimited. This range from large to small computers to special purpose computing hardware and software embedded within devices and systems. The applications, for example, are in business to organize, process, and communicate data, communications over mobile and satellite networks, digital sound and picture processing for entertainment, household appliances, automotive systems, manufacturing process control, biomedical instrumentation and machine control. The emphasis in computer engineering is on the design of hardware as well as software tools and systems for acquisition, processing, storage, and transmission of data and signals by digital means.

- BA in Liberal Arts with Major in English and Communications
The English and Communications program at East-West University is designed to develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively. The program concentrates on reading, writing and analyzing. In the introductory courses students develop the skills of listening, perceptive reading, clear writing and effective speaking. In advanced courses, students develop an ability to read and write with an increased awareness of structure, substance and style; sophistication in expository and creative writing; a sense of literary and film history and genres; an ability to argue persuasively; and an appreciation of differing values in visions of human existence.

- Mathematics program
The Mathematics program is designed for students to develop skills that can be used in everyday life as well as in other academic areas. The main objective of the Mathematics program is to prepare students to pursue degrees in computer science, business, electronics, and related fields. Courses are offered in both theoretical and applied mathematics to meet the needs of students from differing academic and professional areas.  The Mathematics program offers the following three options:

- An Associate of Arts degree program in which a liberal arts education can be combined with a solid background in mathematics.
- A Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in mathematics which prepares the student for a mathematics-related career.
- Specialized classes in mathematics which prepare students who major in other disciplines to increase their effectiveness in their own particular fields

Certificate Programs:
- Multimedia Program
- General Office Assistant certificate program
- E-Commerce Technology certificate program
- Medical Office Technology certificate program
- Polysomnography certificate program
- CPR Certification & First Aid Training
- Basic EEG / ECG certificate program
- Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) certificate program
- Nerve Conduction Studies certificate program
- Crossover certificate programs

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National Personal Training Institute, Chicago area
Courses / Programs
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Day, evening, and weekend class are available. We provide free nationwide job placement assistance for all our graduates, as well as free ongoing consultation with nutritionists and fitness experts. Financial assistance is offered to those who qualify.

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500-hour comprehensive program that can be completed in 6 months (5 hours a day, 4 days a week) or over the course of 1 year (8 hours every Saturday)

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Illinois College
Courses / Programs
Illinois College is a private liberal arts college in Jacksonville, IL that offers a Bachelor Degree Program where students complete a series of general education requirements, then choose a major at the end of their sophomore year. At Illinois College, we offer more than 45 different majors, and the possibility of developing your own. We also offer 30 minors, and a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) program, while and many students have more than one major or minor. Categories include Modern Languages, Music, Theatre, Education, Computer Science, and more.

Our 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures comprehensive guidance for each student from our qualified mentors. A rich array of experiential learning opportunities including Study Abroad, student-faculty research, internships, and community service projects complement our rigorous academic programs.

Our graduates include past governors of Illinois, doctors, teachers, business persons, and people notable in their communities as caring family members. Illinois College is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Bachelor Degree Majors include:
- Art
- Communication
- English
- Modern Languages
- Music
- Theatre
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Education
- Economics, Finance, and Accounting
- Psychology
- Sociology, and more ...

Graduate Degree Program:
- Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)
Knox College, Galesburg
Courses / Programs
Knox College in Galesburg IL (200 miles from Chicago), is a four-year co-educational private liberal arts college offering undergraduate degree programs at Bachelor degree level. Course categories include Business, Classics, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and more. The whole idea behind a Knox education is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and capacity for independent thought and inquiry you need to thrive in any professional endeavor.

More than 60 percent enter graduate school within five years of graduation, while others enter law and medical schools. Knox numbers among its alumni a White House Chief of Staff, a foreign correspondent for CNN, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and the former CEO of Gillette as well as teachers, business leaders, Peace Corps volunteers, and countless other professionals.

With a campus population that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, members of the Knox community are actively challenged to broaden their points of view. We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Bachelor Degree Programs:
- Art
- Classics
- Modern Languages
- Biochemistry
- Environmental Studies
- Computer Science
- Mathematics
- Medicine (pre-professional and early admission programs)
- Neuroscience (major, minor)
- Physics
- Psychology
- Business and Management
- Economics
- Educational Studies
- Self-Designed Major
- College Honors Program
- Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Optometry...
Taylor Business Institute
Courses / Programs
With over 50 years of history in downtown Chicago, Taylor Business Institute provides a range of associate degree programs in career-specific fields.

Taylor prides itself in creating a culturally sensitive environment that embraces its students, a counseling support system that supports its students and a mentoring program that restores and motivates its students.

Taylor Business Institute is home to a diverse population of students who are seeking real world careers and the opportunity for education and social assimilation in the United States.

Our HLC-accredited college offers accelerated degree programs, hands-on practical training, personalized attention, small classes, internships, job placement services, affordable education, scholarships and grants, and a diverse learning environment.
Associate Degree Programs:

- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

- Electronics Engineering Technology

- Criminal Justice and Security Administration

- Accounting Technician

Certificate Program:

- English As Second Language (ESL)
Morrison Institute of Technology
Courses / Programs
Located in Morrison, Illinois, 130 miles west of Chicago, Morrison Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, not-for-profit institution of higher learning. We offer a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Construction, Drafting Design and CAD. Morrison Institute of Technology is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Illinois under the applicable state statutes administered by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

This program has a very open architecture to permit students to concentrate their technical electives in the area of their interest, either in Construction or the Computer Aided Drafting & Design field.
2-Year Associate Degree Program in Engineering Technology:

Courses / features include:
- Design & Drafting Technology
- Computer Aided Design & Drafting
- Surveying
- Building Construction Technology
- Highway Construction Technology
- Soils & Materials Testing
- System and Networking Administration
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
Monmouth College
Courses / Programs
Located in Monmouth, Northwestern Illinois, Monmouth College is a co-educational, private liberal arts college offering a wide range of Bachelor of Arts Degree programs as well as Pre-professional courses. The College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Monmouth integrates a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning.

We provide a variety of majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as outstanding academic advising, small, seminar-style classes, and varied internship & study abroad opportunities. Thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students attend Monmouth, from across the United States, and around the world.

Monmouth's most unique aspect is its new focus on "integrated learning." A forward-looking study was the impetus behind a realization that an integrated learning emphasis would become central to providing a liberal arts education of exceptional value. Focusing on connecting ideas from different disciplines that sometimes seem incongruous, Monmouth’s integrated education prepares students to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs:

Majors include:
- Accounting
- Art
- Biology
- Business Administration
- Chemistry
- Classics
- Communication Studies
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Educational Studies
- English
- Environmental Science
- International Studies
- Journalism
- Pre-professional Programs
- Physical Education
- Public Relations...