Three new degree programs to be offered through University College

Fall Preview Night set for Aug. 8

University College, the adult, evening and continuing education division in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed three new degree programs, including a master of science in statistics — the only one offered in the St. Louis area.

The other two new degree programs are a bachelor of science in communications and a bachelor of science in journalism. University College will offer the three degree programs this fall semester, which begins Aug. 27.

For those interested in learning more about the three new degree programs or other University College programs, a fall Preview Night is being held at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, on the Danforth Campus.

The master of science in statistics prepares students for an information-rich, data-driven workforce that requires both general and specialized skills in statistical analysis.

The bachelor of science in communications focuses on theories and applications of communications — organizational, interpersonal, cultural, political and social — while the bachelor of science in journalism provides an academic and experiential foundation to help launch a career in print, broadcast and Web-based journalism and other news media fields.

For more information on the bachelor of science in communications, visit here.

For more information on the bachelor of science in journalism, visit here.

For more information on the master of science in statistics, visit here.

Doors for Preview Night open at 6 p.m.; a light dinner will be served. RSVP at (314) 935-6700 or online.

Among the topics to be covered during the hour-long program are tuition, transferring college credits, financial aid, academic advising and class schedules.

About University College

Originally founded in 1853 to serve the diverse educational needs of the St. Louis area, Washington University continues to grow and thrive more than 150 years later. The first educational step of the fledgling university, on Oct. 22, 1854, was to establish an evening program.

Washington University Extension, addressing the needs of local teachers, was begun in 1908, and, after much expansion and diversification, became University College in 1931.

Then and since, people of all ages attend Washington University through University College, earning associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or certificates, or taking courses for personal enrichment.