Philadelphia University Announces New Degree Programs

Philadelphia University announces three new programs in the School of Liberal Arts that will begin Fall 2008.  They are the B.S. in Environmental Sustainability, B.S. in Law and Society and B.S. in Professional Communication.slaprograms.jpg 

With training across multiple professional fields, the B.S. in Environmental Sustainability program provides students with the technical expertise, professional experience and problem-solving skills needed to design environmentally sustainable approaches for communities, businesses and organizations.   “We’re excited to offer an innovative new program that draws on Philadelphia University’s strengths in sustainable design, environmental sciences and engineering and ‘green’ business,” said Dr. Tom Schrand, associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts and associate professor of History.  “We expect our graduates to have a comprehensive understanding of sustainability strategies and to serve as the leaders and consultants for the green companies and societies of the future.”

The B.S. in Law and Society program allows students to explore and gain a deep understanding of literary, political, philosophical and ethical approaches to legal issues and differing concepts of justice.  Graduates of the program will benefit from a broad global awareness necessary for jobs in businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations or for continued education.  “For students interested in studying law, the American Bar Association recommends an undergraduate degree that is strong in the basics: critical thinking, research and communication skills,” said Dr. Marion Roydhouse, dean of the School of Liberal Arts.  “Philadelphia University’s new Law and Society degree is an excellent liberal arts program that prepares students not only for law school, but for a variety of other career options as well.”

As they work both collaboratively and individually to produce effective presentations for an array of audiences, students enrolled in the B.S. in Professional Communication program will explore the intersections of writing, business, design and new media.  Graduates of the program can anticipate job placements as writers, public relations specialists, web site content developers, corporate communication representatives, bloggers, journalists and editors, or they may choose further study in a variety of areas.  “Professional Communication is a compelling major precisely because it encompasses so many of the skills essential for success in the 21st century global business environment,” said Dr. John Eliason, director of Writing Across the Curriculum and assistant professor of English.  “It is significant that our graduates will possess the knowledge and thinking skills to help their employers communicate meaningful messages to clients and peers in physical and virtual communities.”

In keeping with Philadelphia University’s tradition of professional education, the University’s new liberal arts majors are designed to guide students into emerging new career fields.  For more information on these programs, CLICK HERE >>

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