ALEXANDRIA, La., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana State University of Alexandria (LSUA) today announced the launch of three additional fully online bachelor's degree programs. The new offerings in psychology and emergency management join the university's growing portfolio of 100 percent online baccalaureate programs, which are designed to accommodate working adults who wish to earn a college degree.
"College graduation rates have been steadily rising in Louisiana for many years, yet the state has more than 500,000 residents who have some higher education experience but have not earned a college degree," said Dr. Barbara Hatfield, LSUA provost and vice-chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. "Our online bachelor's programs are designed to make higher education more convenient, accessible and affordable, thus fulfilling our vision of helping residents graduate to a better life."
The new programs are:
- Bachelor of General Studies: Disaster Science & Emergency Management
- Bachelor of General Studies: Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
LSUA will transfer as many previous college credits as possible, and each program offers accelerated and flexible timeframes for completion. Ultimately, students can graduate with a degree from LSUA, one of the state's most affordable universities and a member of the prestigious LSU family.
Applications are now being accepted, and the first round of classes for each program will begin on May 9, 2016.
The university is experiencing sustained and rapid enrollment growth, and it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. LSUA selected Dallas-based Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading global provider of online services for higher education, to support the launch and marketing of the new online degree programs in psychology and emergency management.
LSUA is a public institution of higher education that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College, Inc. (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. The university is a unit of the LSU System and operates under the auspices of the Louisiana Board of Regents. Established in 1959, LSUA is home to over 3,000 students studying a wide variety of subjects. For more information, please visit www.lsua.edu."
About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by a social entrepreneur, Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.
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