Alcorn’s Vicksburg Expansion Center to offer bachelor’s degrees

Students residing in Vicksburg, Mississippi will soon be able to complete their degree without commuting to Alcorn State University’s Lorman campus.

Beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, students majoring in criminal justice, business administration, psychology, sports management and recreation will be able to complete their degrees at Alcorn’s Vicksburg Expansion Center. A total of 20 courses will be offered at the Expansion Center.

Dr. Robert Carr, Dean for the School of Education and Psychology, believes that University’s newest venture will be perfect for recruiting students in the Vicksburg area who have earned an associate degree.

“The program will strongly recruit students that are completing or have completed academic track associates degrees,” said Carr. “However, the courses are the same courses that are offered on the main campus. If the course is in a student’s program of study, they will be able to enroll into and take the course at the Vicksburg site if that will make completing their degree more convenient.”

Carr also mentioned advantage that students in the area will have by earning a degree while staying in their hometown.

“I believe that there are many benefits for students to be able to complete the upper division courses at the Vicksburg campus. 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.”

Carr said that the Expansion Center’s long-term goal is to provide citizens of Vicksburg with access to high quality and affordable educational opportunities.

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