Bellevue University Reviews
My experience ranges about 9 years. I started at BU in 2009 with the Criminal Justice Administration BS degree. I completed the major in about a year and had to complete general education classes. I would say the major was rather easy, but being an active LEO helped with assignments. I had to drop out in 2011 after my first semester of general education classes. This was due to BU's finance department screwing up my VA payments. I received a letter in the mail from the VA stating they over paid me $7,000. I contacted my congressman, and after 18 months of fighting the VA, a settlement of $900 was agreed upon. I just returned to BU on June 4, 2018. I noticed the student coaching is much improved, the financial department is much improved, and as of 2012, it appears more safeguards are in place for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I began with the Kirkpatrick Signature Series. If anyone is sweating this, stop. It is not a big deal. I dedicated most of my personal time from June 4th -June 25th, and completed every single assignment. All that was left was the volunteering which was easy as well. This class is designed to pad your GPA and make you more aware of the political system. On August 27, 2018, I begin my final three month semester at BU. I will be completing three general education classes and have my degree conferred. If you were to ask me a year ago about BU, I would say that this is a terrible school. However, I can satisfactorily state that BU has come a long way, and should be respected.
This review is for the Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science as well as a Master's degree in Human Resource Strategic Management. B.S. in Behavioral Science: I would rate it 8 out of 10 The classes were challenging however, as with most online colleges, you are left to do a lot of reading to learn. The professor provided video discussions which was greatly appreciated and respectable (A+ for that). The discussion boards made me question their effectiveness, as it can be quite difficult to approach an already awkward situation such as forced discussion when you have encounter some discussion posts that resemble those you may expect from jr. high students. I wish the professor was more involved with discussions. However, although I didn't like this aspect I feel it made me learn how to object to others' opinions more respectfully. For all those who think that you can begin to practice in a counseling setting- DO YOUR HOMEWORK (excuse the pun)! IN MOST STATES YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST A MASTER'S AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF INTERNSHIP BEFORE YOU CAN PRACTICE. If you do not research the requirements in your state please do not blame Bellevue for your inability to practice with only your Bachelor's degree. The Bellevue curriculum is sufficient in preparing you for further education in the field if you study hard. Worst thing about this degree: The Kirkpatrick Signature Series. It was basically 12 weeks of Political Science and History, and being in a major that relies mostly on theory, the teacher does not allow you to have a difference of opinion from him (even when supported by valid references). Other than that I would suggest going to Bellevue for your degree in Behavioral Science if you are actually interested in the inner-workings of behavior; you will learn a lot if you apply yourself. Just hone in on your history and political science knowledge.... and remember your degree won't be just handed to you- you're going to have to earn it in this discipline. Master's of Science in Human Resource Strategic Management: 8 out of 10 I would give the program a higher rating however I am just finishing the third class. So far the material, assignments and discussions are relevant and effective. I am about to switch teachers yet this teacher has been attentive and educational. The discussion boards are still awkward; I feel more emphasis should be made on discussions between professors and students. I learned a lot more from the teacher's feedback than the students'. Look, stop forcing people to have two uncomfortable "conversations" with students. It doesn't work. I want to learn from someone with knowledge on the matter, not struggle to correct another student. Please Bellevue, find another way to engage students with one another. Even though the collaborative projects are terrible (as our grade depends on the contribution of all parties) sprinkle those in the curriculum and stop making us answer others' discussion posts so much! Also, if the student receives a grade of less than 100% professors should provide feedback, giving the student a chance to improve their grade the next go-around. Okay. I'm done with the venting. I have done extensive studying and devoted much time to my assignments and I feel it is paying off. Aside from the regular frustrations you will feel in this program (and doing online courses) at this school, I would recommend this program. I've learned a lot already about Human Resources, and anticipate much more learning.The teacher answers all questions quickly and completely, and furthers discussions when necessary (A+) and is a great contributor to your learning. Worst thing about this degree: We are forced to respond to discussion posts from peers. Please create a way where we can respond to the professor's questions instead. The professor will be able to more easily gauge our learned knowledge, and students won't have to be forced to replying with sub-par responses. Overall, I still recommend Bellevue University. I have attend other online universities (Ashford and Capella) and have seen these same problems that I have listed. Bellevue is more affordable and their curriculum is comparable to the schools I have attended before.
The best Masters of Information Systems degree a working class man or woman can attain. I swear by Bellevue Univ...Got my undergrad in IT in 2006...took me 10 years to finish my masters.. They have been very patient with me for over 14 years...For somebody who has the general edu. out the way.. a soldier. ..a nurse...a teacher...a gov contractor or anybody it's the way to go! One of the best decisions I ever made in my life was choosing Bellevue Univ.
I transferred in from a J-co and pursued a Bachelors Degree at Bellevue. It was odd doing most on line work, but after awhile I grew to like it. Most instructors were pretty good, albeit there were a turkey or two along the way. I felt that my writing improved, my analysis of the subject matter improved, and my ability to analyze a wide variety of subjects, has definitely improved. I feel fairly well prepared for the work market. I graduate soon--so I cannot say much about job market, income, etc. However, my Brother attended a traditional 4 year large State College and he feels the material at Bellevue is comparable, if not more comprehensive. Bellevue is not cheap, financial aid is occasionally a weakness, but I feel I obtained a good degree, for my investment.
In looking at some of the reviews, please use some discernment before making any judgments on this school. 1. Online learning is different from traditional education. You get out what you put into it. 2. Yes, people can steal work. No different than any other group setting, it's on if you don't advocate for yourself for what is right. 3. School, life, and work are all hard. 4. Education is not a panacea for finding a decent job. It's merely another tool. Nothing is for certain; your success is up to you. I enjoyed my time at this school and can say that the education has made me sharper, pushed me further, and has been one of the best investments that I have made. I would do it over again and urge anyone in my career field to pursue an education here.
The college was a pleasure to attend. The teachers and staff were there to make sure you succeeded. The course material was current and relevant to my career path.
I attended this school twice, once for my BS HR Management and returned again to complete the MSHRSM. Although I think the programs and the ability to complete your education are worth attending this university. I remain unimpressed with the lack of compassion and empathy from two of the professors, one who is the program direction. I have learned they both happen to be close friends which is understandable why they both similiar lack of human empathy. The first time, the professor failed to explain my incorrect research before granting me an F. At the start of the graduate program, I was late turning in my final paper (worth 50% of the class grade) by one day and although grades had not been submitted, I received an F. This created financial aid problems for me. Although I understand the importance of syllabus instructions and turning papers on time, there are times when unexpected situations arise. The next class I received a C for a a paper when the information contained had been used previously for a paper I received a A. These type of vindictive actions compromised my financial aid and I am now expected to pay out of pocket to bring my GPA up to 3.00. If you are a hard working student and don't mind HR professionals who are not value based leaders, go for it! If your expectations include HR professionals accountable with the ability to collabortively work with your towards your educational goals with great empathy! This is not the school for you! Don't bother appealing, instead of answeringif the process lacked overt empathy, the Dean will provide you with random filters from overall class information.I only complain because the principle of the syllabus overtly allows these two professors to discrimiate especially if you enter the program with more experience.
The college makes it easy to learn online. The registration is simple and they provide great support for those who are utilizing the GI Bill. The Major courses are great and the instructors are excellent. They fall short a bit in the core course and especially in their required Kirkpatrick series. That particular class is poorly setup and completely useless. I would recommend this college even though you have to really knuckle through some bad general requirements.
I attended Bellevue University from 2009 - 2011. I completed the Business program online, and found it to be rather challenging. I chose the accelerated program, so I had to put myself into high gear just to keep up. However, I enjoyed it, and feel as though I've accomplished a great feat.
The University has a very good credit transfer program, as well, which was the clincher for me (when choosing which school), as I already had an Associate's degree, as well as many additional credits from courses taken since receiving the AS. But, they found a way to use them all. That made the path shorter, and kept the costs to a minimum.
The only downside - and I've read this elsewhere - is their milk toast diploma. When I received it in the mail, it was sort of a let down: small in size, and underwhelming in appearance (no degree program listed on the diploma itself, only "Bachelor of Science").
I believe it is high time to take those Marketing principles taught at the university, and really put them into action. Hey, a good looking diploma, can be a great way to attract new customers, and of course please the regulars so they will come back for more.
The day I find out that they've upgraded, I'll order a duplicate, specifically asking for the new design. In the meantime, it sits in my closet. But hey, I didn't go to school just to get a diploma, I went there to get an education, and did just that.
I pursued a degree in Management of Health Information Systems. I quit taking classes because I got a job offer before I was even finished with my degree. I have a good job, but I still have 6 electives to finish up which I should have done this year.
As I said, I found employment so I cant complain. I had a great instructor, she really tried hard to help the students and was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. My only gripe is that there is a required course called the kirkpatrick series which I found absurd. It was basically christian nationalism mixed with fiscal libertarianism. There were so many falsehoods, half truths, lies, opinions presented as facts and logical fallacies that I was astounded. There was just a complete absence of academic integrity. I was frankly very disappointed in this respect
My core classes were great as I said and I do not regret attending Bellevue despite my concerns about the kirkpatrick series.