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Jefferson to Offer Bachelor’s in Emergency Services

ROANOKE, Va. — As Jefferson College of Health Sciences continues to transform its offerings away from associate degrees and toward more traditional bachelor’s degrees, the school has announced plans to offer an emergency services bachelor’s degree starting next fall.

Jefferson College garnered approval last week to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in emergency services beginning in fall 2009. The new program was approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the regional accrediting agency for degrees in higher education.

The shift to a bachelor’s program follows a trend that commission president Belle Wheelan said has been occurring in many occupational degree fields.

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