Degree programs expanding

The University has increased its undergraduate and graduate school offerings in Fall 2020. Fifteen new programs were approved within the Colleges of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, and Sciences, along with the Graduate School of Business and the College of Education Department of Mental Health and Wellness. These new programs include dual/accelerated degrees, interdisciplinary and innovative bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and certificates. Many of these new programs are offered in a fully online format.

The College of Allied Health has added to its educational offerings with the launch of two dual-degree programs for undergraduate students. One program combines a B.A. in communication sciences and disorders with an M.S. in speech-language pathology. The second offering combines a bachelor’s degree meeting required prerequisites with a new M.S. in strength and conditioning. These dual-degree programs allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s within five years instead of six, saving a year of tuition and allowing graduates to enter the workforce a year earlier with higher academic credentials. While the new dual-degree programs were offered beginning Fall 2020, a standalone M.S. in strength and conditioning will begin in Fall 2021.

“Harding’s leadership continually assesses current academic programs and researches the market for new, mission-fit programs that equip our students for lives of service in their chosen vocation,” said Dr. Marty Spears, provost. “The new programs include a number of certificate programs that provide specific skills or expertise, several new bachelor’s programs including interdisciplinary majors in areas like cybersecurity or a master’s in student affairs that integrate coursework from technology and business or social work and counseling. We continue to develop new accelerated programs to save students time and money.”

At a glance

College of Allied Health

  • Certificate in American Sign Language
  • B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
  • B.A./M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders-Speech Language Pathology (dual accelerated)
  • B.S./M.S. in Strength and Conditioning (dual accelerated)

College of Arts and Humanities 

  • B.A. in English and Business Communication
  • B.A. in Foreign Language and Missions  

College of Business Administration

  • B.A. in Cybersecurity

Graduate School of Business

  • Certificate in Project Management (MSIS)
  • Certificate in Healthcare Management (MBA)
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • Certificate in Principled Leadership

College of Education Department of Mental Health and Wellness

  • Certificate in Counseling Skills
  • M.S. in Student Affairs 

College of Sciences 

  • B.S. in Community Engagement 
  • B.S. in Event Management 
  • M.S. in Kinesiology and Sport Administration
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