Since 2018, historically Black Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, has more than doubled the number of degree programs offered to students. The university recently announced that by the end of this year, it will have introduced six new undergraduate degree offerings and two new graduate degrees.
The new bachelor’s degree programs are in forensic science, computer and information science, social work, accounting, public health, and sports management. The university will also be offering a master of public administration degree and a master’s degree in cybersecurity.
According to Donna H. Oliver, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters University, these new academic offerings are not only progressive they are also distinctive and relevant in that they are strategically focused upon aligning student interest with business, industry, and community workforce needs. “Further, it is our goal to grow enrollments at EWU by providing an infrastructure for online programs and an extensive array of degree offerings while vigorously expanding professional development and leadership opportunities for our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Oliver.
“We are working to continuously demonstrate the efficacy of our programs through high student performance and success,” added Dr. Oliver. “The university is engaged in a continuous state of ongoing assessment of our faculty and instructional methods as we look for our new programs to distinguish themselves on a national scale.”