Degree Specifics

A True College Degree - Respected and Accredited

The Achieve Degree is a 120-credit Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Studies with companion classes in Computer Science.

Coursework is consistent with the content and demands of courses offered in other Sage undergraduate degree programs.

The degree is granted by the coeducational Sage College of Albany, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

This degree was structured from the ground up with the guidance of  Professor Dana R. Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D, the director of Sage’s highly successful and acclaimed online master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis, the most-widely accepted and scientifically quantifiable method for assisting persons on the Autism Spectrum.  Thus, it was designed to meet the specific needs of this and other special-needs populations. It is not a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to learning; rather it is designed to focus on the academic and social needs of each individual student and provide intensive support in both areas.

From course design and pacing, to length of academic term, to the availability of mentors via e-mail, Skype and telephone, to the creation of life-skills classes, this program has been designed with the needs of students at the forefront.

Students are guaranteed three hours per week of one-on-one interaction with their ABA-trained mentor.  This  person will also spend a minimum of one hour per week in consultation specific to that student with the faculty members teaching the student’s current coursework.