Arcadia University Announces Five Three-Year Undergraduate Degree Programs
Accelerated degree programs address college affordability while integrating study abroad
Glenside, Pa. March 5, 2010—Arcadia University, the national leader in study abroad, has announced five new three-year accelerated undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Communications, International Business and Culture, International Studies, and Psychology to begin in the fall of 2010.
The three-year programs will give academically talented students a faster path to graduate school or the job market while continuing to provide Arcadia’s distinctly global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. Two summer experiences—each of which can be done abroad or domestically—will allow students to participate in one summer of service learning and one summer internship.
“At Arcadia, we pride ourselves on helping our students to achieve a global perspective through an education that integrates real-world experiences and allows research and creative engagement with our dedicated faculty,” said Dr. Jerry Greiner, President of Arcadia University. “Our three-year programs allow high-ability students to make their world turn a little faster. Their accelerated path to graduate school or the job market allows for cross-cultural study abroad experiences and helps to address affordability.”
The three-year degree format provides an accelerated degree program path for students who are able and willing to complete their degree programs within a shorter time. Students can choose from five majors: Business Administration; Communications, including concentrations in Print-Journalism, Video and Corporate; International Business and Culture; International Studies; and Psychology.
Arcadia’s three-year degree programs also help to reduce the cost of college. The three-year program eliminates one year of tuition and room and board, while including two summer experiences that can be customized to individual needs. These cross-cultural experiences can be done abroad or within the United States. A service project is completed after the first academic year, and a major-related internship is required after the second academic year.
The number of credits and the program requirements for the three-year programs remain the same as Arcadia’s traditional four-year format. Students participating in the three-year programs will take 16-20 credits per semester and are required to maintain a 3.00 overall grade-point-average.
In addition to Arcadia’s new three-year degree programs, the University has introduced nine new Majors Abroad Programs (MAPs), four-year programs that require a year of study abroad. The nine new MAPs that require two semesters of study abroad are: Fashion Studies, Digital Media, Media Industries, Sound and Music, Spanish Cultural Studies, Global Legal Studies, Sports Psychology, French Studies and Italian Studies. Students participating in MAPs generally spend their junior year abroad and return to Arcadia their senior year to complete an integrative capstone project.
For more information on Arcadia’s new three-year programs and nine MAPs, please visit www.arcadia.edu or call Lori Bauer at (215) 572-2969 or (215) 847-1819.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad. Arcadia University has the highest rate of undergraduate participation in study abroad of any master's university in the nation, taking the #1 spot for the second year in a row in the Institute of International Education Open Doors 2009 report. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master's universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and a "top up-and-coming school." The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.