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CSU announces new online degree offerings

Clayton State University recently announced a way for students to complete bachelor's degrees in applied science, and integrative studies without having to sit in a classroom on one of its campuses.

The university said last week that students can use its new eCore, and Clayton State Degree Completion programs, to earn a degree from the school by taking only online courses.

Students can use eCore to take the first two years of their college core courses, in the areas of chemistry, communications, English, electronic technologies in educational environment, geology, history, integrated science, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, sociology and Spanish, according to the university's announcement.

Tuition for eCore classes is $189 per credit hour, and they are transferable among 36 institutions in the University System of Georgia, because it is a system-wide initiative, according to Clayton State's announcement.

There is also a $150 per semester, institutional fee that students will have to pay, the announcement said.

According to Clayton State's web site, www.clayton.edu, students also have the option of taking upper-division courses, entirely online, through the Clayton State Degree Completion program.

For more information about the programs, call (678) 466-4098.

-- Curt Yeomans