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Cazenovia College is pleased to announce four updates to the curriculum. They include a new finance program offering Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees—over a four-year period or a three-year accelerated period; a business management concentration of the management program now available as a three-year accelerated course of study; and, an individual studies program offering the Bachelor of Science degree.

The college's recently established finance program prepares students for careers including budget director, broker, financial planner, or analyst. Program Director Dr. Lou Marcoccia shares, "Both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Professional Studies finance degrees provide students with the broad underpinnings of knowledge necessary for a robust career in finance or pursuit of a graduate degree."

An existing course of study, the business management concentration of the management program, also can now be completed in three years. It leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies and combines a comprehensive range of business courses with a strong emphasis in modern management theory and application.
 
Another addition to the curriculum is the individual studies program. It is designed to prepare students for the challenges of contemporary life by fostering originality, creativity, and flexibility, while drawing on the established strengths of the college's liberal arts and professional offerings. Through interdisciplinary research and applied-learning experiences such as internships, the program provides students with the skills and opportunities to achieve academic and professional goals.
 
"The curriculum at Cazenovia College is never static," says Dr. Sharon Dettmer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. "Rather we as a faculty continually examine ways to improve our pedagogical offerings—building off a core set of foundational courses that teach skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication to advanced courses from the more than 50 majors and minors the college offers."