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Drexel Online Announces New Degrees and New Partners
Drexel University Online now offers bachelor of science degrees in communications and general studies and a master of science degree in teaching, learning and curriculum. Like Drexelís other online degree programs, these fully accredited programs are offered entirely online and are intended for working professionals. Students will have 24/7 access to class materials, group discussion, instructor feedback and exams.
The online degree in communications is built on a common core of courses that emphasize communication theory and methods, followed by a concentration in corporate communication and public relations. The general studies curriculum is broadly based and designed to encourage a breadth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences fields. The general studies curriculum offers the option of creating an individualized concentration tailored to each studentís specific needs. Graduates of the teaching, learning and curriculum graduate program will gain the education needed to qualify for positions such as curriculum director, educational consultant, grant writer and academic advisor within governmental and nonprofit agencies.
In addition to the launch of new degree programs, Drexel University Online announced the newest members of its growing Educational Partner Network. The new members are Traffic.com, Chester County Hospital, Norristown Area School District and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Drexel Onlineís rapidly expanding network now includes more than 100 corporate partners. Through these partnerships, Drexel Online now offers participating organizations and their employees and members a 10 percent to 25 percent reduction in tuition and career development programs as well as the opportunity to earn a degree, with all the flexibility working professionals need.
For professionals debating whether to continue their education in a traditional setting compared with an online degree program, Dr. Kenneth Hartman, director of academic affairs at Drexel Online, and Mark A. Palladino, director of institutional research at Philadelphia University, authored the first comparison study between adult students earning their degrees on-campus and adult students earning their degree online to compare the level of intellectual rigor and the impact both delivery methods had on family and work-life issues.
For more information, visit www.drexel.com.