HLGU Degree Completion

The HLGU Degree Completion Program was a crucial part in earning my degree in criminal justice. I do not know how I would have accomplished it through traditional courses, due to my already hectic and inflexible work schedule. Now, I have the knowledge and added confidence to thrive in a difficult, demanding field.

Cpl. Johnathan Borgmeyer ’13 HLGU Degree Completion Program, Criminal Justice

The mission of the Adult and Graduate Studies Division is to provide an excellent education that is accessible, innovative, and is offered in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Biblical worldview and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.


We have four locations in Missouri!

Hannibal  |  Sikeston  |  Poplar Bluff  |  Jefferson City


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ADVANCE Your Career!

You’ve worked your way up the job ladder. Now, suddenly those technical skills aren’t enough. Broaden your career options with a bachelor’s degree and get the management, problem-solving, and communication skills you need.


The Solution for Working Adults

The HLGU Degree Completion Program offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in convenient time frames for working adults. This program has been viewed as an innovative and exceptionally effective approach to education by employers.

Convenient Cohort Classes

HLGU Degree Completion Program classes meet one night per week, one class at a time over a five week period. Students stay with the same group of adult learners throughout the remainder of their degree program.

Short-term Commitment, Life-long Benefits

With an associate’s degree (AS, AA, or AAS) or its equivalent, from an accredited institution, you may be able to complete a bachelor’s degree requirements in as little as 20 months.

Individual Advising Provided by Qualified Staff

Not sure if you qualify for our degree completion program? Our staff is available for consultation at the University office or at your job site with no obligation.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science

  • Business Management (for business or management careers)
  • Criminal Justice (for law enforcement or corrections)
  • Social Services (Bachelor of Science only)
  • Christian Ministries (Jefferson City location only)

Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS program gives employees with technical training or an AAS degree from post-secondary accredited institutions, new career options. Hannibal-LaGrange University is the only university in the tri-state area offering a BAS degree. Earning a BAS will provide an excellent foundation for those considering to pursue a master’s degree.

Now, technically-educated adults can develop skills in leadership, communication, problem-solving, and other expertise areas necessary in management positions. No longer will the lack of a college education hold you back in job promotions.

Bachelor of Science

For those with an AS or AA degree, or equivalent general education hours, a Bachelor of Science degree will give you the management skills needed for today’s workforce. At the same time, it will provide a foundation for those considering to pursue a master’s degree.


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