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South Carolina State University will soon offer political science/public administration courses online as well as through traditional classes.

At a special called meeting Tuesday, trustees voted by teleconference to approve a proclamation adding 12 credits of public administration courses and six credits of management courses as online offerings toward a bachelor’s degree.

The curriculum change is meant to increase enrollment and appeal to working adults, Provost Dr. Learie Luke said.

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“The significance of this program revision is the delivery of the public administration program online for non-traditional students, so it’s a flexible format, and our three professors in the program are all trained to deliver this program online,” Luke said.

“So we think it’s going to be a great benefit to the state. Many people work in the public sector and the private sector, and they would like to get a full degree for career mobility, so we think it’s going to be a great program for that,” he said.

The proclamation will be presented to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Luke said.

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