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LINCOLN — Two bachelor's degree programs formerly offered only at Lincoln College's Normal campus are being added to the four-year-degree lineup on the main campus in Lincoln.

Starting this fall, students in Lincoln will be able to major in organizational leadership and in liberal arts.

That will bring to 12 the number of bachelor's degree programs at the Lincoln campus as it continues moving back to its roots as a four-year degree-granting university.

The two degrees added to the Lincoln campus have been offered in Normal through its Accelerated Bridge to Education program aimed at nontraditional students. Those degrees will continue to be part of the ABE program.

“Both of these degrees have been very popular in our ABE program and we saw that we could help meet the demand for these programs by offering them to traditional students at the Lincoln campus as well,” said Lincoln College President David Gerlach.

“The nice thing about both of these programs is that they prepare students for careers in a broad range of fields, which will complement some of our more specialized degrees and give incoming students a good mix to choose from,” he said.

The other four-year degrees offered on the Lincoln campus are: business management; community and human services; conservation biology; contemporary jazz studies; criminal justice; exercise science; radio, television and new media; sports management; theater and vocal performance.

The core curriculum for the liberal arts degree program will include courses in communications, humanities, social sciences, critical reasoning and analytical methods.

Students in the program also will be required to complete a senior research project or senior internship.

The organizational leadership program includes courses on management, psychology, minority relations, critical thinking and contemporary philosophy and politics.

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