Troy University provides scholarships to military personnel in wake of tuition assistance cuts

Posted: Thursday, 14 March 2013

TROY – Troy University is now offering three new online undergraduate degrees to students in Florida. The new additions – a bachelor of science in anthropology, a bachelor of science in sociology and a bachelor of liberal studies program – brings the number of bachelor degree programs offered in the state to 13, in addition to two associate degree programs and 13 graduate degrees.

The liberal studies program is designed to foster critical thinking and communication skills.

“This degree would be attractive to adult learners who have vocational and professional skills from on-the-job experience but lack a college degree,” said Dr. James Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Traditional students who are planning to pursue graduate degrees in areas that demand critical thinking skills such as law, business administration or public administration would also find the degree program beneficial.”

Degree programs in anthropology and social science will bring new opportunities for Florida students, said Dr. Bill Grantham, Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences and chair of the University’s Social Sciences Department.

“The U.S. Department of Labor expects career opportunities in anthropology and social sociology to grow at an above-average rate during this decade. These programs are designed to offer students not only the opportunity to prepare for social science careers, but will prepare them to further their education at the graduate level,” he said.

Details about the full range of online programs and the application and admissions process are available at the Troy University Florida locations in Tampa, Orlando, Panama City (including Tyndall Air Force Base), Fort Walton Beach (including Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field) and Pensacola, or by visiting the University’s web site at