October 20, 2010 | | Leave a comment Online degree programs are becoming mainstream as more working professionals look to further their careers with a higher education. This week, Campbellsville University announced that it will introduce four new associate of science degree programs next spring. The Kentucky school says all courses will be online. Online Education Business administration, Christian studies, criminal justice and general studies are already offered on campus, but students will now have the opportunity to pursue degrees in these areas over the internet. “The associate programs provide general education to students wanting to obtain a college degree with a specific focus or concentration,” said John Burch, dean of distance learning and library services at Campbellsville University. Strategy The first-year curriculum is designed to teach students fundamental knowledge through 32 credit hours. The rest of the online programs will be tailored to one area of focus over the course of 32 to 35 credit hours. Associate vice president for academic affairs, DeWayne Frazier, says he hopes the addition of these online programs will expand the Kentucky-based school’s influence beyond the campus. Campbellsville University currently offers 63 undergraduate programs for the 3,000 students who are enrolled at the school.