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SU to launch online bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies degree, Fall 2013 - Tuesday, June 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.

"With the 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."

"Southern 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).