UBB offers prisoners several options for pursuing a post-secondary education:
- College Pathway: Students earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree through Ohio University’s College Program for the Incarcerated. The courses are taught on-site by UBB instructors: faculty members from local institutions such as the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Green River Community College who volunteer their time and expertise to administer roughly 20 courses per semester.
- Certificate Pathway: These non-credit courses are structured as workshops, seminars, or semester-long courses and are designed by UBB instructors.
- Arts and Lecture Series: Guest artists and lecturers, from actors to activists, astronomers to cellists, present to UBB students and other interested prisoners. Presentations are held twice monthly on Saturday evenings from 5:50-8:30pm. Find information about our upcoming presentations here and here.
For a sample of past courses, please see the College Pathway, Certificate Pathway, and the Arts and Lecture Series. UBB offers between 18-20 courses per semester, with most students taking 2-3 each. To prepare students to succeed in college courses, all new UBB students are required to complete or test out of our two college preparatory classes: Math and English.