When fall classes get underway, more folks can stay at home to pursue an advanced education. The college is offering two new online master’s degrees and four certificate programs. They join its already existing online master’s degree program in retailing and tourism management.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide this opportunity,” said Larry Grabau, associate dean for instruction. “This will open the door for a lot of people who might not have the time otherwise to pursue an advanced degree or certificate on their own schedule and in their own homes.”

New online master’s degree programs are available in entomology and in science, translation, and outreach. Graduate certificates in positive youth development and family and consumer sciences are being launched in conjunction with the latter degree program.

The certificate for positive youth development will explore current issues in youth and agriculture. The family and consumer sciences certificate will provide students with knowledge to help individuals and families improve their lives.

The college is also offering two undergraduate certificate programs online: distilling, wine, and brewing studies and food systems and hunger studies.

“Kentucky as a whole will benefit from our improving our academic outreach,” Grabau said. “These programs will produce highly-educated, savvy graduates who will use their knowledge to build stronger families and communities.”

—Jeff Franklin