Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced that it will now offer bachelor’s degree programs at its satellite campus in Vicksburg. Previously, students at the Vicksburg location could take courses only leading to an associate’s degree.
Beginning in the fall of 2017, 20 courses will be offered at the Vicksburg Expansion Center. Students majoring in criminal justice, business administration, psychology, sports management, and recreation will be able to earn their degrees without taking classes on the university’s main campus in Lorman.
Robert Z. Carr Jr., dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State, noted that “the program will strongly recruit students that are completing or have completed academic track associates degrees. The benefits will include access and convenience by being able to complete the degree in the same location they completed their associates degree. Also, students who work will be able to continue their employment while earning a degree.”
Dr. Carr is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University.