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TBR approves new bachelor's degree

December 18, 2000

Austin Peay's proposal to establish a bachelor's degree of professional studies was approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Dec. 8.

Requiring a minimum of 128 semester hours, the program offers a broad-based curriculum that allows students strengthen both their technical and leadership skills. “This program is ideal for students who have completed a technical program and want to enhance their critical thinking and analytical abilities,” said Gerald Beavers, interim executive director of the APSU Center @ Ft. Campbell, who assembled the proposal for the TBR. “It also makes a baccalaureate degree program available to those practicing in the technical trades.”

The TBR-approved proposal will be forwarded to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for consideration at its March meeting. If the degree is approved, Austin Peay could begin offering courses toward the degree by Fall 2001.