Beginning this fall, Lindenwood University-Belleville will increase its undergraduate degree programs by nearly twofold. New to the list of approved academic programs are bachelor of arts degrees in English, accounting, marketing, finance, and sports management, as well as a bachelor of fine arts in acting.
The campus of nearly 500 day students received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education on August 16 to offer the new degrees. Based on a variety of data, projected student enrollment in each of these programs is optimistic with the following growth expected:
•The English program will consist of 10 students in the first year and increase to approximately 60 students by its fifth year.
•The accounting program is expected to grow from 15 to 24 students by its fifth year.
•Marketing enrollment will increase from 15 to 23 by the program’s fifth year.
•Finance enrollment will grow from 9 to 14 by the program’s fifth year.
•Sports management will start off with 17 students and grow to 26 by the program’s fifth year.
•Enrollment in the acting program will increase from 17 to 26 in the program’s fifth year.
“This expansion of our academic offerings reflects our campus’ ongoing adherence to the mission of Lindenwood University, to ‘provide an integrative liberal arts curriculum’ for our students,” said Dr. Todd Mick, dean of academics.
Jerry Bladdick, Lindenwood vice president and chief administrative officer, said the campus is committed to providing for the academic needs of its students.
“The addition of six new undergraduate degrees will help us tremendously in meeting our students’ academic needs and desires in even more ways,” he said.