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Carson-Newman to offer three-year degrees

Staff Report • Nov 9, 2009 at 12:00 AM

JEFFERSON CITY - As the average time it takes for undergraduates to complete college soars well past four years, Carson-Newman College is offering an innovative program to well-prepared students in certain majors: a three-year undergraduate degree.

Beginning in fall 2010, the 158-year-old Baptist liberal arts college will offer three-year baccalaureate degree programs for 13 academic majors, and the college anticipates more in the future, said Provost Kina Mallard.

"This is a way that our faculty felt like they could step up to the plate and meet the needs of the students and repackage what they were doing so that students could graduate in three years," Mallard said. "It's another way that Carson-Newman can individualize the education of our students who want to choose this option - it's about matching student strengths to where they want to go in their future and how we can do that best at Carson-Newman."

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's Web site.

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