Clayton State University is launching a new degree program that will offer students a chance to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in a short time.
The combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in English and Liberal Studies lets students earn a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an English Concentration within a five-year period.
With a combined degree, students can complete four years of undergraduate coursework in English followed by a fifth-year graduate concentration in liberal studies. The “4+1” approach means students can complete both degree programs at an accelerated pace, which saves time and money.
“We have exceptional, highly qualified, and motivated students among our academic population who are capable and prepared to earn their degrees at an accelerated pace but have not been able to do so. This dual degree program serves their needs,” said Dr. Susan Copeland, director of MALS.
Students in the degree program can potentially take a range of courses including professional writing, multicultural literature, digital and multimedia, American Romanticism, advanced fiction writing, African American literature, visual rhetoric, the short story, professional editing, women and literature, and writing for non-profits.
Classes can be taken on campus or online.
The English department is hosting a celebration for the new combined degree program on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11:45 a.m. in front of suite G110 on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.