New CCU degree programs target regional job demand

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina University says it had to make sure six new degree programs it wanted to offer led to jobs in high demand.

Now, a masters in Sports Management, an Education Specialist degree, a bachelor's in Digital Content Development, Integrated Humanities, Special Education and Civil Coastal Engineering have all been approved and are on the way to the campus.

CCU says a degree in Special Ed will help fill an immediate need for special education teachers in Horry County Schools, and the university says it's new Coastal Civil Engineering degree fills an obvious need.

"Well consider where we are," says Provost & Senior VP for Academics, Ralph Byington. "We are at the beach we are in a coastal environment and we also consider the needs of our community and I think that's a prime example of the needs of our community.

Students can start taking classes toward degrees in the new programs starting in the fall of 2014.

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