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    Lackawanna College announces Human Services bachelor’s degree


    SCRANTON, Pa. – Building upon the upcoming availability of bachelor’s degrees in Business and Criminal Justice, Lackawanna College announced today that it will also offer its first bachelor’s degree in Human Services next fall.

    The Human Services bachelor’s degree will expand upon Lackawanna’s popular associate degree while it adds important instruction in additional counseling theories, case management, ethics, substance abuse, and more. The degree will also add higher level competencies in English, social and behavioral sciences, psychology, and more.

    Lackawanna College announced its first-ever bachelor’s degree in Business in July 2016, followed by the announcement of the Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree in September. Currently, enrollment in all in all business-, criminal justice-, and human services-related associate degree programs comprises more than a third of total enrollment at Lackawanna College, making each bachelor’s degree initiative for Fall 2017 an ideal area to expanding the College’s services. Additionally, the College’s associate degrees can serve as a launch pad for students wishing to explore careers in the broad related fields.

    This announcement continues to meet the request of the College’s graduates, more than 70% of whom express their intent to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

    Lackawanna remains committed to offering its valuable associate degree programs and continuing its strong relationships with other education institutions that accept our graduates. The College will remain an open-enrollment institution; however, new admissions criteria will be applied to aspiring bachelor’s degree applicants to ensure their success after graduation.

    With tuition under $15,000 per year for at least the next three years, Lackawanna has positioned its bachelor’s degree programs as the most affordable regional options.  Students will have the opportunity to take part in accelerated programs and graduate in just 3 years by utilizing summer and intersession classes which feature reduced tuition rates.

    Prospective students wishing to obtain more information should contact the Admissions Office at (570) 961-7814 or by visiting www.lackawanna.edu/bachelors.

    Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.