Southern New Hampshire University programs are designed to be practice-oriented and to fit in seamlessly with the life of busy adult learners. Each subject is typically organized on a weekly basis and accompanied by discussion forums, although there are different learning activities in each subject. Activities can include the reading of academic content, academic exercises and specific deliverables, which are generally aimed at producing final projects. Students will often be presented with the opportunity to create a final project within their field of study to help them develop advanced, practical knowledge.
In addition to subject exercises, readings, and learning activities, students also have the opportunity to participate in live, regularly scheduled “Office Hours” for each subject. These informal virtual sessions allow students to connect with faculty and peers in real time and enhance their learning experience.
While SNHU’s degrees are globally focused and internationally recognized, we also ensure that the curriculum is relevant to students in India - including with local cultural references, industry awareness and regulatory/governmental knowledge. A group of professional academics, subject matter experts, and experienced industry professionals review all program materials to provide local context and highlight specific examples that will be hyper-relevant to students in India.
A team of professionals with advanced degrees and credentials also reviews final program materials to ensure that the highest pedagogic standards are being met. At the end of the program, students can feel confident that they are achieving the same learning outcomes and experiencing the same high level of quality that SNHU intended.
SNHU’s practice-oriented postgraduate courses are designed and intended for the adult learner. Each course represents a unique learning process for the student, with weekly activities and discussion forums. The activities include designated readings and application exercises, which generally culminate in final projects. Final projects are seen as opportunities to encourage additional and advanced learning for students, and they typically will have career relevance.
Credit transfer: When starting a graduate degree at SNHU, students can transfer up to 12 equivalent credits, depending on the program.
All of our undergraduate programs offer a transformative college experience that encourages personal growth and proactive participation. Each student accesses basic training for their field of study, which can be complemented with elective subjects. The number of courses required in each area of study will depend on the specific degree selected and the number of approved credits a student has.
General education subjects: Through these core, exploration and integration subjects, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, providing the differentiator that employers seek.
Basic business training subjects: Business-focused programs require students to take a variety of specific subjects. These subjects focus on 10 core competencies to prepare students for success in a global business landscape.
Electives: Students will select electives from a list of available business subjects to customize their program of study.
Concentration subjects: Concentration subjects provide students with specialized knowledge and allow them to deepen certain skills.
Approval of credits: At SNHU, each undergraduate student's journey is unique. By starting an undergraduate program at SNHU, students can transfer up to 90 equivalent credits toward their SNHU degree. These credits may pertain to previously completed courses at other institutions and are applied toward one of our 120-credit college degrees.
SNHU can independently evaluate credits to be approved in each case, so it is not necessary for the applicant to carry out this procedure through the Ministry of Education or third parties. In doing so, we offer a valuable benefit to our students, saving them time, effort and money.