Landmark College Approved for New Baccalaureate Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership will be the College’s fifth baccalaureate degree program

Putney, VT ─ Landmark College, a global leader in educating neurodiverse students with learning differences, announced it has received approval from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership (BA-COMEL), starting in the Fall 2019 semester.

The BA-COMEL builds on Landmark College’s current Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Communication and also articulates with the A.A. in Business Studies. Eight full-time faculty members are assigned to deliver program-specific coursework, supplemented by faculty from Liberal Studies, Fine and Performing Arts and writing faculty from the Education Department.

“This new bachelor’s degree will focus on project management and will prepare our students for entry-level jobs in fields such as civic organizing, media production, public relations, management, and other positions that focus on organizational communication. This program will also foster our students’ natural entrepreneurial spirit and creative strengths that frequently drive development of their own businesses,” said Gail Gibson Sheffield, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Landmark College.

With the addition of the new BA-COMEL program, Landmark College will now offer five baccalaureate degrees, including Computer Science, Liberal Studies, Psychology, and Studio Art.

NECHE will conduct an on-site evaluation of the program within two years of its initiation.  In addition, Landmark College will prepare a report on the initial success of the programs in advance of the visit, in compliance with guidelines for accreditation.

About Landmark College: Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for neurodiverse students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, executive function challenges, and autism). The College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, online dual enrollment for high schools, post-baccalaureate certificate programs, professional development credentials and training for educators and professionals, as well as summer programs for students. Students, faculty, and professionals from around the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model, designed through research and practice to help all students become confident, empowered, and independently successful learners.

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