July 30, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
University Center Adds Programs in Sociology, Public Administration
The University Center at College of the Canyons will offer two new degree programs: a bachelor of arts program in sociology and a masters program in public administration. Both programs are slated to begin in early 2005.
The two-year programs are being launched by California State University, Northridge, and the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning. Classes are presented one at a time in an accelerated mode and augmented by on-line instruction.
The sociology program is designed for students who want to extend their education in the liberal arts with an emphasis in sociology, prepare for graduate work in the field or enter a career in which a substantial background in sociology is essential. The deadline for applications is Oct. 5, with classes scheduled to begin in February.
The public administration program is designed for practitioners in the public sector who have a need for professional development in order to carry out their current or desired responsibilities, as well as those who seek to enter the field. The application deadline is Nov. 1, with classes slated to begin in January.
Both programs follow the cohort model of instruction, which increases retention and graduation rates among working adults. Students enter each program as a cohort, with the group progressing through the program as a cohesive and supportive unit.
Class schedules are already set for both programs, and enrollment is guaranteed in every class. Classes will meet in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate the work schedules of students.
The University Center offers a wide variety of degree programs from a collection of public and private universities in an interim facility on the College of the Canyons campus, allowing residents to earn advanced degrees without leaving the Santa Clarita Valley. Plans are under way to build a permanent University Center on the campus.
To learn more about the sociology program and to attend an upcoming information session, contact Simin Bahmanyar at (818) 677-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the public administration program and an upcoming information session, contact Dr. Henrik Minassians at (818) 677-4618 or email@example.com.
To learn more about these or other degree programs being offered at the Interim University Center, call (661) 362-5474. Additional information is available on-line at http://www.canyons.edu/offices/UnivCtr/.