New Degree Offerings in High-Demand Fields Added in South Carolina

February 11, 2010

New_Degree_Offerings Saint Leo University is happy to announce that South Carolina residents can now earn a bachelor’s degree in human services administration or in health care management at the Saint Leo University teaching location in Sumter.

Courses will begin in March and will be offered evenings and weekends. Both programs will prepare graduates for careers in growing occupational areas. “This is a need we are fulfilling in this community,” said Center Director Frank Osage, Ph.D.

Students who earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in human services administration will be equipped to fill leadership positions in a broad variety of social service agencies. Students take courses in psychology, sociology, and social problems, as well as courses in management, accounting, and related business topics. The program in human services administration is offered by the School of Education and Social Services.

The Bachelor of Science degree in health care management is designed specifically for students who aspire to management careers in hospitals; at specialized government health care programs; at medical laboratories or pharmaceutical companies, or elsewhere in the expanding field of health care delivery. Students take foundation courses common to all Saint Leo undergraduate business degree programs and then complete upper-level courses in health care organization, health care management, health care law, community health evaluation standards, and related topics. This program is offered by the School of Business.

The Sumter teaching location is at Wise Baptist Church, 2751 S. Wise Drive, and is easily accessible from neighboring communities. Saint Leo has been serving the community’s continuing education needs for more than 35 years. The main office for the local SLU Continuing Education Center is at Shaw Air Force Base. Interested students are invited to call (803) 666- 2221 or visit: www.saintleo.edu/shaw.