Regents approves three new degree programs
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday (Aug. 27) approved Southeastern Louisiana University’s proposals to create three new degree programs designed to address area workforce needs.
Receiving final approval were bachelor of science degrees in engineering technology and supply chain management as well as the addition of a clinical option in radiologic technology.
“These new programs will provide education options in workforce areas that are vital to the economic future of Southeast Louisiana,” said Interim President John L. Crain.
Four concentrations will be available in the engineering technology program: industrial engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and construction engineering. The programs in mechanical engineering and computer engineering will be the only concentrations of their kind offered in the state.
The supply chain management degree would be the first of its kind in the state. The program will prepare professionals in both management and logistical functions as they relate to the distribution and supply chain industry.
The radiologic technology clinical option will be offered through Southeastern’s health studies degree program. It will be available to students who have already completed a diploma or associate degree program and who hold basic certification. The new program will provide these students the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree while pursuing clinical training in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.