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WBC adds three new degrees, approves $13.6 million budget

(Source: Williams Baptist College) (Source: Williams Baptist College)
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

Three new degree programs were announced during the Williams Baptist College Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, April 6.

With the addition of the new degrees, WBC will now have 27 undergraduate programs.

A Master of Science in Education (MSE) course was also added, making it the second masters level course the college offers.

According to a news release, all of the degree programs launched earlier this year.

The MSE will be online and available to those who have a bachelor's degree in education.

"The Master of Science in Education at Williams is an ideal program for someone who has earned a BSE and wishes to learn and develop new best practices in the teaching profession," Dr. Brad Baine, academic dean, said.  "The coursework for the MSE at Williams was developed by experienced educators with proven success in P-12 classrooms."

Williams launched its first graduate degree last year.

The two undergraduate programs added to the curriculum were Criminal Justice and Business Marketing.

The board also approved a $13.6 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

The School also welcomed the new president of Williams, Dr. Stan Norman.

"This is a budget that allows Williams to continue growing in key areas, while also reflecting good stewardship of our resources.  It also shows that Williams continues to make a sizable economic impact on our community and region," Norman said.

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