Southern University System
SU to launch online bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies degree, Fall 2013 - 6/25/2013 -
Southern University & AM College at Baton Rouge (SUBR) and
Education Online Services Corporation (EoServe) are pleased to announce
the launch of a new online degree: bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary
studies commencing on August 5, 2013. The bachelor of arts in
interdisciplinary studies online degree is housed within the SUBR
College of Education and is designed specifically for adult learners who
are striving for a higher level of education to enable them to access
increased growth and employment opportunities.
professional landscape and job market becoming increasingly competitive,
people are investing in themselves and seeking to advance their careers
through education. The B.A. in interdisciplinary studies program at
Southern University is accredited, respected, accelerated and
specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals and
adult learners. The uniqueness of this online degree program lies in its
various disciplinary concentrations, which allows Southern University
to accept prior credits and academic experience from prospective online
degree students who wish to attain a degree at Southern University in
their chosen field of study," said Education Online Services chairman
and CEO, Ezell Brown.
"The bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary
studies online degree program is geared towards non-traditional and
traditional students who are motivated to complete a degree with a
unique experience that will complement their current occupation or
prospects for advancement, and better prepare them for the future
educational goals. Adding this program to our expanding inventory of
online degrees allows students more flexibility for completion of their
bachelor's degree. It's certainly aligned with our goal of branding
Southern University as the online HBCU alternative" said Ronald Mason
Jr., president, Southern University System.
"The bachelor of arts
in interdisciplinary studies embraces the opportunity for students to
design a course of study that meets their personal and academic
objectives and further their professional growth," said Luria Young,
interim dean of the College of Education. "Students will develop
competencies across a range of disciplines as selected by the students
as they prepare for various career tracks. By attending the classes
online, the students will be able to work at a pace that fits their
lifestyle, while earning a broad-based degree that will demonstrate to
employers and peers that they have the ability to succeed at college
level courses from an internationally, renowned accredited university."
University is excited to offer an Interdisciplinary degree online,"
said SUBR chancellor James L. Llorens. "It will provide an avenue for
those persons, eager to be part of Southern University, to immerse
themselves in the sciences, history, critical thinking, and disciplines
across the University landscape while being at home or sometimes working
in remote locations. It offers an excellent opportunity for former
students who were unable to complete their degrees to apply previously
earned credits toward the degree in interdisciplinary studies and
enhance their career opportunities."
Federal financial aid is
also available to those who qualify. For a complete list of admission
requirements and further information on financial aid, please call
Southern University Online at 866-895-8019 or click here.
Southern University also offers online a bachelor of science degree in criminal Justice (BSCJ) and an executive master of public administration degree (EMPA).