Continuing in its tradition of offering flexible program options, Medaille College has introduced two new online bachelor’s degree programs in homeland security and health information administration.
In the wake of terrorist events like 9/11, environmental crises like the BP oil spill and natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Japan, the demand for professionals who can effectively manage emergency situations has led to the introduction of academic degrees in homeland security. Medaille’s Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security is tailored to meet the demand for professionals who can prepare for and mitigate the effects of large- and small-scale disasters.
The Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Health Information Administration will prepare individuals for management positions in the fast-growing field of electronic health records.
“Few colleges in Western New York are offering online programs,” said Jacqueline Matheny, vice president for enrollment management. “We’re taking our existing approach – of working individually with students and providing the support they need to be successful – and applying that to an online environment.”
These two degrees build upon Medaille’s initial online degree offering, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems. Each of these programs is designed for working adults who have already earned approximately two years’ worth of college credits. Students pursue these degrees by taking one class at a time, with each class running for seven weeks. Degrees can be completed in about two years, and the programs are accepting applications for classes that start in September 2011.