Part Time & Continuing Studies

Make Your Next Step the Greatest One Yet!

At Fairfield, we know that every student has a different educational goal, and that each student takes a different path to meet that goal. This might mean attending college part time. As a part-time student at Fairfield, you'll have access to a dynamic, personalized learning environment, with the flexibility of day, evening or online courses.

Maybe you're completing your bachelor's degree, or perhaps you just want a richer learning experience on a particular subject. Whatever your interest in part-time learning, it's easy to get started. In fact, we don't always require an application.



Fairfield University provides a variety of stepping stones on a path to starting or completing your degree. With flexible part-time day, evening, weekend, intersession and online courses, you can successfully go back to school as a busy adult learner.

Courses & Programs

There are many different opportunities to advance your education through Fairfield’s part-time studies program. Students can earn a bachelor’s degree, work toward a certificate, participate in professional development courses or rediscover their passion by taking personal enrichment classes. We also offer summer programs for high school students, courses for college credit and special programs for lifelong learners.

Course Registration

Whether you are a new or returning student, the course registration process is as easy as following a few simple steps. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so be sure to review each course description to determine your eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about our Part-time and Continuing Studies Program.

Financial Aid & Tuition

Investing in a college education can be a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own resources for assistance. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students find the best opportunities to meet their needs, including a wide range of scholarships, loans, tax credits, veterans' benefits and other programs.

Academic Sessions

Whether you're a visiting student, non-degree student, high school student or a degree student, you can take a wide variety of day, evening and online courses for credit during our many academic sessions and intersessions.

Resource Guide

Fairfield University prides itself on offering students access to a wide assortment of first-class services and state-of-the-art facilities that enhance their educational experience. In an effort to ensure our students take full advantage of these opportunities, we have created a Part-Time Student Resource Guide that highlights all of the offices and services available on campus.

Contact Us

Office of Part-Time and Continuing Studies Admission

Fairfield University – Kelley Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (203) 254-5532


Advisor Information

Fairfield University provides a variety of opportunities for starting or completing your undergraduate degree. With flexible part-time day, evening, weekend, intersession and online courses, you can successfully go back to school as a busy adult learner and earn your bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about part-time degree opportunities that are best suited to your academic and career goals, please contact the appropriate advisor listed below for your program of interest.

We look forward to working with you to help you chart your course toward your bachelor’s degree.


School of Nursing

RN to BSN Degree
Second Degree Nursing Program

Contact: Carol Pomarico
203-254-4000, Ext. 2711

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Contact: Cathy O'Donnell

Dolan School of Busines

Traditional business majors

Contact: Cathy O'Donnell

School of Engineering

Traditional engineering majors

Contact: Cathy O'Donnell

College of Arts & Sciences

Traditional undergraduate majors

Contact: Cathy O'Donnell

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