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New Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs – July 2020

Recently, a number of colleges and universities have announced the launch of new online undergraduate degree programs, including online bachelor’s and bachelor’s completion programs in business administration and management, and computer science, data analytics, and cybersecurity. Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), John Brown University, Buena Vista University, Norwich University, and St. Petersburg College are five of the schools that will begin offering new online bachelor’s program this year.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) – Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Programs in Management, Marketing, and Finance

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), a public university located in Richmond, KY, is adding three new specializations and one undergraduate certificate to its online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. The School of Business at EKU, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), currently offers online BBA in Accounting, General Business, and Risk Management and Insurance programs. Starting this fall, students will be able to choose from three additional BBA program specializations that will be offered online: Management; Marketing; and Finance. In addition, EKU will begin offering an undergraduate certificate in global supply chain management online that students will be able earn while completing the school’s BBA program. EKU’s online BBA programs are 100% online, require the completion of 120 undergraduate credits, and will accept up to 90 transfer credits from incoming students.

John Brown University – Online Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology

Arkansas’ John Brown University, a private, non-profit university in the town of Siloam Springs, will begin offering four of its Bachelor of Science (BS) programs in a four-year, 100% online format this fall. Currently, the university offers Bachelor of Science (BS) programs in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology through JBU Online as bachelor’s completion programs, requiring incoming students to have completed 45 of the program’s 120 required credits prior to enrollment. The Liberal Arts program has two optional concentrations: Communication; and Politics & Ethics. Starting this fall, all four of JBU Online’s BS programs will be offered as full bachelor’s degree programs that enroll students with no prior college credits, as well as transfer students who have some prior college coursework.

Buena Vista University – Online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business Program

The Extended University Programs division at Iowa’s Buena Vista University is rolling out a number of new, fully online, four-year undergraduate degree programs, including an online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business program with concentrations in Agricultural Business, Financial Decision Making, Management, Marketing, and Sport Business. In addition to the online BAS program, Buena Vista University has announced that it will be offering online bachelor’s programs in the following fields this fall: Accounting, Agricultural Studies; Applied Management; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Human Services; Organizational Leadership; and Psychology.

Norwich University – Online Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs in Data Analytics and Computer Science & Information Systems Programs

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) at Vermont’s Norwich University has announced that it will be adding two new bachelor’s degree programs to its growing slate of online programs: an online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Data Analytics program; and an online BS in Computer Science & Information Technology program. Both of these programs are designed to be bachelor’s completion programs, which means that students are required to have 30 college-level credits or approximately one year of undergraduate studies completed prior to enrollment and are allowed to transfer into the programs with up to 90 of the 120 credits required to graduate. The Data Analytics curriculum includes coursework in applied calculus, discrete mathematics, object-oriented programming, relational databases, algorithm design, and data mining. The Computer Science & Information program also includes coursework in discrete mathematics and statistical methods, as well as courses in computer programming, operating systems, digital networks, and software engineering. Both programs are currently accepting applicants for a September of 2020 start date.

St. Petersburg College – Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Program

St. Petersburg College, a public school that is part of the Florida College System, is launching a new online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity program this fall. The program is a bachelor’s completion program that requires applicants to have completed 60 of the program’s 120 required credits prior to enrolment – the equivalent of a two-year associate degree program. It is designed for students who have already studied cybersecurity, computer science, information technology, or a related field at the undergraduate level. Students in the program complete 21 courses in the Cybersecurity major, which cover topics in operating systems security, ethical hacking, network security protocols, cloud computing, data governance, digital forensics, cyber warfare, socially engineered hacking, and penetration testing.


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