Cumberland University Announces 10 New Programs, New Focus in STEM

Cumberland students’ educational opportunities are expanding beginning in the fall 2023 semester with the addition of 10 new bachelor’s and master’s level degrees. More new programs are expected to be available soon and will be listed in the 2023-2024 University Catalog soon. The following programs are now available for enrollment:

Bachelor Degrees:

Homeland Security (BS)

Musical Theatre (B.Mus.)

Coaching and Sport Performance (BS)

LPN to BSN (Licensed Practical Nurses to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Master’s Degrees:

Information Technology Management (MS)

Engineering Management (MS)

Forensic Psychology (MS)

Professional Studies (MAE)

Athletic Coaching (MAE)

Physical Education & Physical Activity Leadership (MAE)

“Our institution wants to ensure we are growing academic programs in a direction that continues to interest students,” said Dr. C. William McKee, University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Therefore, we are excited to offer new undergraduate and graduate areas of study that cover a wide range of disciplines, including technology and engineering.”

Additionally, Cumberland was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students. This year, Phi Theta Kappa has named 208 colleges and universities to its 2023 Transfer Honor Roll, with Cumberland as one of only six in Tennessee to receive this honor. The university also offers a $500 Phi Theta Kappa annual scholarship that is combinable with the Cumberland Promise– which offers students up to $16,000 in scholarship dollars toward a bachelor’s degree at Cumberland– and most other transfer scholarships.

“We’re thrilled to be named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Honor Roll once again,” said Vice President for Enrollment Services, Reggie Blair. “We remain committed to doing everything we can to make transferring to Cumberland University as simple as possible. It’s always an honor to be recognized for hard work, and I’m extremely proud of Cumberland’s dedication to streamlining the enrollment process while also expanding our academic offerings.”

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse, and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways. The Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges.

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