Welcome from the President 

For four decades, we have had only one mission — to provide flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults.

Today, this mission remains at the heart of everything we do.

Our Catalog articulates the academic policies that will govern your educational experience at Thomas Edison State College. It also provides a description and summary of requirements for the degree and certificate programs offered by the College. In addition, this Catalog includes information on the learning outcomes objectives for our academic enterprise, methods for earning credit and information on the School of Applied Science and Technology, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Management, the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, and the John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies.

Since our inception in 1972, Thomas Edison State College has helped nearly 43,000 adults achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

I am pleased to welcome you to our College family, and I wish you well as you pursue your educational goals.


George A. Pruitt