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Campbell expands online degree offerings

Posted July 21

— Campbell University announced Monday it is expanding online degree programs that target non-traditional students.

The university is accepting applications for enrollment for online bachelor’s degrees in psychology, criminal justice, religion, information technology security, information management, business administration and clinical research.

Campbell will also offer online certificate programs this fall. The first concentration will be in Christian studies, and the school expects to add organizational management and accounting soon.

Nearly 100 students are expected to enroll in online degree programs this fall, administrators said.
The majority of the students are working professionals between the ages of 34 and 37.

“The stereotypical image of the undergraduate student being 18 to 22 years old, living in a residence hall, eating in the cafeteria and attending classes in columned buildings is being challenged by a new reality,” John Roberson, dean of Campbell’s extended programs, said in a statement. “The new reality is almost half of all undergraduates are older than 22 years and are nonresidential students. As many nontraditional students are juggling the responsibilities of work, marriage, family and school, they prefer the convenience of online learning. Campbell is embracing this new reality.”

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  • Jordy Jul 25, 9:07 a.m.

    As a Campbell graduate I feel online degrees do cheapen the school's reputation. There are pluses and minuses that come with online degrees...as an adult learner it allows you to obtain a college degree while tending to family and work. Unfortunately online courses do require a significantly larger workload and lack the personal interaction that is important to higher learning. As far as the degree itself, you receive your degree from Campbell University Buies Creek, not the online site.
    Finally, Campbell is a religious based school so you have to expect religion to be a large part of the instruction, if you are unhappy with the religious aspects then maybe it is not the school for you or your children. Campbell was a wonderful school to attend...GO CAMELS!

  • CombatMed Jul 21, 5:13 p.m.

    "If you have ever attended Campbell you would realize that every professor/ teacher/ instructor incorporates Christ/ Christian teaching and ethics into each class."

    TITAN4x4...no they don't. I went to Campbell the entire 4 years. Outside of the specific Christian courses (Campbell University Worship, Introduction to Christianity, etc) you might have one or two professors that mention the Bible, prayer, or something but that's it. The ethics part is there for the most part.

    Having said that, Campbell is one of the best schools I've ever been to.

  • Fuquay Resident Jul 21, 4:51 p.m.

    An online degree is not worth the paper its printed on. Its a money making ruse for schools to... View More

    — Posted by bobbruck

    It's not an online degree. You get a degree from Campbell, there is no designation that it is an "online degree".

  • TITAN4X4 Jul 21, 3:27 p.m.

    Evidently lots of people are not up on their worldly education. Yes IOPSYC is correct that Campbell is a religious private college. You, or your child, will only convert to Atheism or Agnosticism if you choose, not because of Campbell teachings. If you have ever attended Campbell you would realize that every professor/ teacher/ instructor incorporates Christ/ Christian teaching and ethics into each class. As far as on line courses/ Degree, they are as relevant as any you will get from any other in resident accredited college if you apply yourself. If you earn your Degree on line, Your diploma doesn't state "on-line Degree." In many cases, the courses are harder because of the total amount of work that must be accomplished. And yes I did attended Campbell, and several other colleges in resident and have taken on line courses. And, yes I am an older working professional.

  • The Anti Hans Jul 21, 2:49 p.m.

    Good for Campbell. As an adult student juggling a full-time job and the demands of a curriculum, I can apprecaite the struggles that non-traditional students face. Universities that don't embrace new learning paradigms will fall behind.

  • iopsyc Jul 21, 2:42 p.m.

    Campbell will convert your child to Atheism or Agnosticism.

    — Posted by truthhurts1000

    That's really weird considering they are a Baptist university that actively promotes religion.

  • bobbruck Jul 21, 2:41 p.m.

    An online degree is not worth the paper its printed on. Its a money making ruse for schools to cash in on---- period.

  • truthhurts1000 Jul 21, 2:20 p.m.

    Campbell will convert your child to Atheism or Agnosticism.

  • itsyoureternalsoul Jul 21, 11:43 a.m.

    There once was a time when correspondence courses were laughed at. Now, they are all the rage! You do not have to go to class and see or meet anybody, or get along. You can get your degree while reaching into the refrigerator for a snack.