Lackawanna College announces new degrees and programs for Fall 2018
SCRANTON, Pa. – Beginning in Fall 2018, students at Lackawanna College can select from four new majors being offered by various departments across the College. Each of the new programs has been created in response to growing job markets and the needs of current and prospective students.
“The College’s faculty and administration are proud and excited to launch the next wave of degrees that integrate theoretical and practical learning opportunities to prepare graduates to problem solve and think critically in today’s rapidly changing social and business environment, “said Lackawanna College Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, Erica Barone-Pricci.
Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Professional Studies, and Restaurant and Foodservice Management, and Associate degrees in Baking and Pastry have all been added to the College’s offerings. The College is also now offering online degrees, allowing students to complete their education in less than two years.
The degrees and programs have been added to expand curricula based on current trends in education, career viability, potential student interest, and current enrollment. The new degrees build on the College’s existing strengths and provide greater opportunities for students who will be entering the workforce.
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Overview of New Degrees and Programs at Lackawanna College:
The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting provides students with an in-depth education in business fundamentals, accounting principles, communication skills, and real-world experiences. Lackawanna College’s Accounting Bachelor’s Degree has been developed to be fully-aligned with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Uniform CPA Examination Blueprints, ensuring students will have the foundational knowledge and skills to successfully complete the exams necessary to become a CPA in Pennsylvania.
Professional Studies (General)
The Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies provides students the opportunity to create their own interdisciplinary study which suits their professional goals. Students will begin their degree with the classics – philosophy, English, and sciences – and expand into other disciplines creating an individualized program of study.
Professional Studies (English Writing Track)
The Professional Studies English Writing Track Bachelor’s degree shapes today’s writers. Students will build their degree from a strong Professional Studies foundation while developing their writing technique through intensive creative and professional writing courses. The program offers classes in technical writing, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Restaurant and Foodservice Management
The Restaurant and Foodservice Management Bachelor’s Degree is dedicated to the study of management and leadership in the food and restaurant industry. Students will explore operational principles that lead to increased revenues and profitability including staffing, purchasing, marketing, and financial practices specific to the foodservice business.
Baking and Pastry
The Baking and Pastry Associate Degree will prepare students for success in the booming professional baking, pastry, and confection industry. Students will learn to master classical and contemporary skills and techniques needed to thrive in business.
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, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.