Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the establishment of several new degree programs.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved the expansion of the accelerated online bachelor’s degree programs in business administration and sports management offered by the university’s Metropolitan College. Students enrolled in the business administration degree program can choose between concentrations in management or accounting.
Laura McLean, dean of Metropolitan College, stated that “this is a historic moment for JCSU and the surrounding community. We now have the unique opportunity to make it easier for our students to achieve their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.” The university also hopes that the new online courses will boost revenues and help the university’s financial position.
The university also announced that it is now offering a new bachelor’s degree program in dance. Previously, students could major in an interdisciplinary program in visual and performing arts that included a concentration in dance. Students interested in the program must audition either on campus or by sending in a video of a performance.