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JFK University Adds Three New Bachelor's Programs for Fall 2014

August 15, 2014

Online Programs Offered in Accounting, Convergence Journalism,and History of Conflict

PLEASANT HILL, CA – John F. Kennedy University has added three new online Bachelor completion programs beginning this fall in Accounting, Convergence Journalism, and History of Conflict. Online registration opens on September 6, 2014, with classes starting the week of October 6.

“We are continually updating our course offerings to reflect the demands of the economy and needs of our students,” says JFK University President Dr. Mac Powell. “Our completion degree programs work well with students coming from local community colleges and transfer students from four-year universities. The online format makes them not only more convenient for working adults, but also accessible to students across the country and around the world.”

The programs are designed with the needs of the marketplace in mind. Advisory boards of leading professionals in these fields participated in the program development to ensure that the courses are robust in their delivery and provide students the preparation needed. As with other programs in the University, students will obtain the latest information from faculty who are practitioners in the areas of study.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Convergence Journalism (digital journalism, journalism and social media, social journalism) is a fully online completion program of upper division courses that give students a solid foundation in journalistic principles and skills. The program focuses on digital media, but also includes traditional forms of media. Students will learn to write for standard media outlets including print, radio, and TV, as well as social media including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

The program provides students with the practical preparation they will need to succeed through the combination of an internship component and the preparation of professional portfolio tailored to their chosen direction.

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting is a completion program of upper division classes, designed to meet the growing demand for accountants. The program meets the educational requirements for licensing as a CPA or a Certified Management Accountant, preparing students to be successful on these certification exams. Unlike other online accounting programs, this program will keep class sizes small -- no more than 18-20 students -- to ensure that students are able to receive individualized attention and support from the professor.

The Bachelor of Arts in the History of Conflict was developed for the growing number of veteran students, providing them the opportunity to use their experience to advance their education and careers. Because it can be taken completely online, even those on active military duty can enroll. The program will also work with service members to maximize the amount of college credit they receive for classes they took in the military. The program is not just for active duty military and veterans. Anyone with an interest in history, conflict management, and teaching would benefit from the program.

JFK University is offering a number of scholarships for this fall, including transfer scholarships to students who attended a community college in the past year. In addition, as a participant in the Department of Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon program, JFK University provides scholarships to service members who qualify for the post-9/11 GI bill®, making it possible for them to attend the University for little or no cost.