Friday, September 21, 2007

JSU free to expand 2 degree programs


MONTGOMERY — Jacksonville State University has received a green light to expand its degree programs in public administration and in secondary education.

The Academic Affairs Committee of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved two proposals Thursday that will allow the university to offer a concentration in athletic administration in its Master of Public Administration program and a concentration in coaching for its Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

While this does not change the number of graduate programs the university offers, it does allow students more options, said JSU President William Meehan.

More options could mean more graduates. Though the number of students enrolled in graduate courses dropped from 1,183 in 2005 to 1,091 in 2006, the number of degrees awarded has gone up.

According to the proposal for the master’s program, the athletic administration concentration targets those interested in working for municipal recreation departments, athletic departments for community/junior colleges, and entities such as the YMCA.

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