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Both major Baton Rouge universities adding new academic programs

Both major Baton Rouge universities adding new academic programs
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POSTED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:37pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:38pm

Both LSU and Southern University are planning on adding academic programs.

LSU is scheduled to receive a new bachelor's degree program in Athletic Training, while Southern will have three new Doctorate of Nursing Practice programs.

Southern students believe these new programs could boost the university's sagging enrollment numbers.

"I think it's a great thing,” said S.U. grad student Maria Harmon. “I mean, it gives those who are studying nursing more of an opportunity, to actually want to stay at Southern, and to get their doctorate. Hopefully, it'll bring more people to Southern University."

The nursing program will be a mix online and in class learning.

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