Mississippi College

MC Adds Sociology to Accelerated Degree Program

August 19, 2008

Do you want to join the Peace Corps, work as a human resources manager or become a school counselor?

If so, Mississippi College's sociology program is just the ticket for students to get there. Beginning this fall, MC makes it a little easier to earn a sociology degree. The study of human behavior and interaction, sociology is the newest addition to MC's Accelerated Degree Program catering to working adults during evening hours.

The Accelerated Degree Program offers eight-week sessions that meet two evenings a week (Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m.- 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. -10 p.m.) to allow students to earn 30 hours per year towards a degree. MC offers its Accelerated Degree Program at the main campus in Clinton and at branches in Brandon and Madison.

Sociology joins four other degree tracks in MC's accelerated program: business administration, accounting, marketing and public relations. The program also makes sense from an economic standpoint. Students receive a 10 percent tuition discount for the accelerated classes. Instead of paying $382 per credit hour, ADP students pay $350 per credit hour.

So far, at least ten students have signed up for the new sociology classes, including some who changed majors, school officials say. Gary Mayfield, the sociology chairman, also serves as dean of MC's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He says he's pleased MC is now making sociology available through the ADP route starting at the main campus in Clinton.

The next registration for new ADP applicants is Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Self Hall on the Clinton campus. The next registration is Oct. 21 for the second fall semester that runs from Oct. 23 to Dec. 15.

ADP enrolled about 400 students during the spring semester and officials anticipate that number in the fall.

For more information, call Mississippi College's Accelerated Degree Program Office at 601-925-3979 or 800-738-1236.

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