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Posted on Jul, 15 2008

North Dakota State University Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) announces 4 new online degrees beginning Fall Semester 2008. New online degrees offered include: Bachelor's in Sociology, Bachelor of University Studies, Master's in Communication, and a Master's in Construction Management.

A bachelor's degree in Sociology offers curriculum flexibility which allows majors to pursue various interests. Areas of study include small groups, population, inequality, diversity, gender, social change, families, community development, organizations, health care, and aging. The online bachelors degree in Sociology consists of 38 core credits with additional credits required.

The online Bachelor of University Studies degree is individually tailored to meet unique needs of a particular student. Each degree plan is designed by the student with the assistance of an academic advisor. This degree is not designed to replace any existing NDSU major, and all students should seek an existing campus major when such a major is available.

Graduate study in communication is beneficial for those seeking advancement in business, industry, education, and the allied health professions. The online master's degree in Communication consists of 30 credits, including advanced study in communication theory and practice, as well as research methods.

The M.S. degree in Construction Management prepares students for managerial opportunities in the construction industry. Students focus on key elements of estimating, scheduling, equipment, and project management. The M.S. degree in Construction Management consists of 31 credits which can be completed in 9 months.

NDSU DCE now offers a total of 16 fully online degree and certificate programs. Other master's degree options offered online include: Community Development, Dietetics, Family Financial Planning, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Gerontology, and Merchandising. Online graduate certificates are offered in: Family Financial Planning, Food Protection, Gerontology, Merchandising, and Software Engineering. One additional online bachelor's level program is offered which is a LPN/RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing.

For more information contact NDSU DCE at 701-231-7015 or 1-800-726-1724 or visit http://www.ndsu.edu/dce