SU launches new online degree: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Southern University, in partnership with Education Online Services Corporation, is launching a new online degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies online degree, which will start Aug. 5, will be housed in the College of Education and will enable students to develop competencies across a range of disciplines as selected by the students as they prepare for various career tracts. The degree provides a high-quality, comprehensive liberal education and will meet the diverse needs of current and future students and increase their employment opportunities.
“With the professional landscape and job market becoming increasingly competitive, people are investing in themselves and seeking to advance their careers through education,” said Ezell Brown, Education Online Services Chairman. “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 to accept prior credits and academic experience from prospective online degree students who wish to attain a degree at Southern in their chosen field of study.
SU System President Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr., said, “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,” Mason said.
"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 Dr. Luria Young, interim dean of the College of Education. “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."
Chancellor Dr. James L. Llorens said the new online degree "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 visit Southern University Online at http://gotosouthernuniversityonline.com/bais/