Great Opportunities for Adult Learners

The Greater Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) program provides opportunities for students to continue their studies culminating in a baccalaureate degree. These students must have completed 60-64 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution to be admitted to the GOAL program. GOAL program majors are available in the following curricular areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Health Management, Human Services, Nursing, and Religious Studies.


Courses in the GOAL Program are scheduled on weekday evenings and some weekends in sixteen GOAL centers. Some majors are offered online. In addition to the Gardner-Webb campus in Boiling Springs, GOAL centers are provided in the following locations: Anson, Brunswick, Burke, Gaston, Isothermal, McDowell, Montgomery, Richmond, Surry, and Wilkes Counties; Mayland Community College; Charlotte, Hickory, Statesville, and Winston-Salem.