November 20, 2014
The Wall Street Journal featured Southern New Hampshire University in its article “New on Campus: The 3-Year Degree” by Melissa Korn. Korn discusses how in order to combat rising college costs and student debt, more schools are offering a time- and money-saving idea: a three-year bachelor’s degree. She explains that most of these degrees are compressed or accelerated, where students take more classes in a semester, and often at the expense of otherwise full involvement in campus life as well as summers off.
Unlike these other programs, however, Korn writes, “Southern New Hampshire University found a new way when it revamped its course content for a three-year honors program in 1997. It squeezed out multiple introductions to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, for instance, said Robert Seidman, a retired professor of computer information technology who helped spearhead the program. SNHU created a six-semester system that incorporated more nontraditional coursework and faculty assessments to award credits. Korn quotes Seidman’s description of the program: ‘We tore the curriculum down, brick by brick, competency by competency, and then we reassembled it in a coherent way.’ Due to the success of the honors program, SNHU’s business school has already rolled out 10 of its majors in this new program.
Five women pursuing cybersecurity careers left Tuscon, Ariz., feeling exhilarated and inspired earlier this month after attending the Women in Cybersecurity conference.
Tom Williams, a 21-year-old SNHU student, and liver transplant recipient, completed his third consecutive Boston Marathon yesterday, in honor of another patient with liver disease.
SNHU will celebrate its 85th Commencement May 13-14, 2017. More than 16,000 family, friends and community members will join in celebrating more than 4,600 graduates at the SNHU Arena.