Hodges University unveils new programs for fall semester

With new student registrations already underway, classes for the new fall term at Hodges University begin on September 8, 2008. The new semester will see several new academic programs offered at the University. 

For students pursuing a career in healthcare, Hodges University has a new Master of Science in Health Administration degree. “The demand of health care professionals continues to remain strong,” said Dr. Carlene Harrison, Dean of the School of Allied Health at Hodges. ”The Master’s program will help students gain the needed education that will help them face the ever growing complexity of management in the healthcare industry,” she said.

The University will also bring its successful Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree program to its learning site on the Edison College campus in Charlotte County. Anyone considering career choices in the healthcare field has a wonderful array of positions to select from, and for students in the Charlotte County area, the addition of this program should help them to realize their higher education goals,” said Harrison.

Another new program coming to Hodges University is a Bachelor of Science in American Studies degree. The program, geared mainly toward students born in another country, is the first American cultural studies program offered in Southwestern region of Florida.

Students who graduate with an American Studies degree will have a better understanding of American society and political processes. The program will also increase awareness of the role citizens must play within the political system and recognize the responsibilities that go along with being an American citizen.

Students will acquire research, reading, writing and critical thinking skills, as well as problem-solving skills through case studies that specifically involve the United States.

Graduates of the program should have the knowledge to assimilate into and/or appreciate the American culture, thereby improving their opportunities in the job market.

The new programs combine to offer students as many as 18 degree options at Hodges University which is comprised by the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, a School of Professional Studies, School of Technology and School of Allied Health.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, Hodges University has garnered state, national, and international acclaim for the quality of its academic curriculum, faculty and educational leadership.

By offering flexible scheduling, accelerated degree programs, online and distant learning opportunities, and a range of services designed to help students achieve goals, Hodges University has emerged as a leading resource for non-traditional students confronted with the responsibility of working full-time and raising families, and all while pursuing their education.

For more information on available degree programs and enrollment procedures, phone (239) 513-1122 or visit online at www.Hodges.edu.

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