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Six new majors to be offered this fall

Erskine is launching six new majors in Fall 2023, a move which offers students more educational options and flexibility. Students can now complete degrees in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, and Supply Chain Management. Several of these majors are in rapidly expanding fields, so coursework will equip students with skills currently in high demand in the workplace.

“These programs will be undergirded by Erskine’s core curriculum, and they will prepare students to compete in today’s marketplace,” says Senior Director of Enrollment Gabe Hollingsworth.

The initiative to expand major offerings fits with the college’s strategic plan. The plan’s four “pillars” are Missional Fidelity, Financial Stewardship, Educational Excellence, and Expanding Reach. The new majors will help to promote educational excellence and aid in expanding Erskine’s reach to new segments of students.

The Supply Chain Management major, for example, will open doors for students in a field where the demand for qualified professionals outpaces available workers by 6 to 1, according to a recent DHL Supply Chain report. In the program, students will receive a liberal arts education and complete business courses for the major on Erskine’s campus, along with a specialized set of Supply Chain courses online.

Similarly, the B.S. in Digital Marketing prepares students with sought-after skills in areas such as search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, social media strategy, and email marketing. The program provides a balance between marketing theory and practical expertise.

Erskine’s B.S. in Accounting taps into a specialized field that is expected to grow by 6% over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The Information Technology major helps students enter a field which, also according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is predicted to increase by 700,000 new jobs over the next decade.

Assistant Professor of History Dr. Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah has helped to launch the International Studies major, which is geared toward students with eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and global vision. The degree offers an interdisciplinary approach in which students can choose between three specialized tracks: Cultural and Religious Studies; Politics, Law, and Diplomacy; or International Business and Development.

The Interdisciplinary Studies major, under faculty guidance, blends two fields of study into one major, allowing students greater flexibility in academic pursuits as they consider their calling.

Hollingsworth is pleased to offer prospective students a range of new major choices in addition to Erskine’s established programs.

“The strategic addition of these new majors will help position Erskine graduates for success in their vocations and in life,” he says.

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