More adults are looking to go back to school because they want to increase their chances of employment opportunities. Many professions do not offer positions without a higher degree, which is why more individuals are going back to school in order to boost their resume qualifications.
However, attending school full-time can be difficult for some, which is why more schools are offering programs specifically geared toward adult learners. According to U.S. News & World Report, George Fox University, which is based in Oregon, announced that it would be offering a bachelors degree in social and behavioral studies (SBS) specifically geared toward those going back to school.
"We have had renewed interest in the social and behavioral studies curriculum in the Salem area, and we are committed to providing those looking to enter, or who are already employed within, human services the education to deepen their understanding of people and to develop professionally," Dan Predoehl, an adult degree programs enrollment counselor, told the news provider.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in the counseling sector are expected to increase by 18% through 2018.