As Missouri’s official applied learning university, Missouri Western wants you to have the flexibility for hands-on learning experiences while positioning you for success. We offer a four-day course schedule Monday through Thursday while Fridays are primarily reserved for concentrated and purposeful experiential learning opportunities.

What will you do with your Gold Fridays?

Not having to go to classes on Friday frees up an entire day for flexible learning opportunities. Meet and engage with faculty. Conduct research. Work with peers and mentors. Gain real-world experience at an internship. Focus on lab work or clinical practices. Take advantage of student services. Get involved in a club or organization. Earn money at your job. On Gold Fridays, you’ll have an opportunity you won’t find at any other Missouri university to apply what you are learning in meaningful ways.

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