PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) announced the expansion of its undergraduate online degree programs to provide students and working professionals the opportunity to advance their education, on their schedule.
After gaining approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, UPIKE is now providing its second fully online degree program, an Associate in Communication (A.S.) under the College of Arts and Sciences.
“The University of Pikeville is pleased to add an Associate Degree in Communication that will be delivered exclusively online,” said UPIKE Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D. “This degree opens up doors to a wide variety of career fields ranging from government, business and marketing, to media and journalism. With such a range of job and career pathways, students will be equipped for entering a particular field or changing careers down the road.”
Choosing to continue education online with this program allows for greater flexibility, enabling students to juggle career, community, and family responsibilities while simultaneously completing their degree. Through an innovative curriculum, students enrolled in UPIKE’s accredited online degree programs are positioned to be successful learners and leaders in the 21st century. The communication program emphasizes both a firm theoretical foundation and practical experiences to enhance student’s abilities to communicate in a variety of settings.
“Communication is excited to be the first online program in the University of Pikeville’s College of Arts and Sciences. We are confident that the A.S. in Communication will offer students critical communication skills needed in today’s workplace in a way that is flexible and accessible to more students,” said Associate Professor and Communication Program Coordinator Chandra Massner, Ph.D. “It is our hope that by offering an A.S. program in communication online, those academic opportunities will be accessible to even more students. I invite anyone who wishes to add these essential skills for life and career to join us online.”
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