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Finlandia Adds Arts & Sciences Majors

July 30, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Suomi College of Arts & Sciences has announced the start of several new degree options beginning this fall.

The three new bachelor of arts degrees, and the conversion of a four-year program to a two-year associate degree, are in response to national trends, student demand, and constantly changing job opportunities, said Judith Budd, dean of the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences.

A new four-year bachelor's degree in Psychology offers concentration options in general Psychology or Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Psychology, rated the second most popular major in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, prepares graduates for careers related to community and social services, mental health services, vocational rehabilitation, corrections, and many other professions. A Psychology degree is also good preparation for graduate school, Budd notes.

The four-year Communications major at Finlandia offers specializations in Journalism, and Visual, Environmental, or Organizational Communications. A Communications degree can lead to careers in public relations, marketing, writing and reporting, and broadcast media, to name a few. Nationwide, communications is the eighth most popular major.

The Criminal Justice program, established in 1983, has added a four-year bachelor of arts degree option, in addition to the associate degree program, which is still offered. Two- and four-year Criminal Justice graduates can look forward to careers in local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections, private security, and related fields.

Finlandia's Human Services major, formerly a bachelor's degree program, is now a two-year program. The Human Services associate degree program serves students who wish to begin careers as social services professionals. Finlandia students currently pursuing the bachelor's degree in Human Services may continue the four-year degree path.

For additional information about these new Suomi College of Arts & Sciences majors, please contact Finlandia University Admissions at 906-487-7208 or admissions@finlandia.edu.