TSC introduces new online degree programs for fall 2022

Beginning fall 2022, Texas Southmost College will expand its offerings with five new, fully online degree programs, in addition to its online General Studies program.

The new online programs will include: Social Work, Criminal Justice, Business, Teaching 4th – 8th Grade and Teaching 8th – 12th Grade.

TSC Dean of Humanities Brian McCormack, Ph.D. said introducing these fully online degrees is a game changer for the college and the communities it serves.

“These programs can be completed from anywhere at any time, broadening who we reach and serve and increasing what our students can do online,” he said. “If the past two years have taught us anything, it is that students are becoming progressively comfortable with online course technologies.”

McCormack added that students, especially non-traditional students, are preferring the flexibility that online programs and courses provide in relation to in-person learning.

A significant portion of TSC’s student population are non-traditional students, meaning they are older, have families to provide for or other responsibilities, or must maintain full-time to part-time employment, leaving little to no time for in-person learning.

“All of this is a reflection of changing times,” said McCormack. “We’re excited to introduce this option, to meet demand and increase the opportunities students have to earn a degree.”

The new online programs are already popular programs on campus, graduating several hundred each year and offering great paying careers upon graduation.

McCormack said being able to offer these programs as an online degree has brought TSC goals to fruition.

“From our Board of Trustees and president to our faculty and staff, the design, creation, review and implementation of these programs has been made possible for our students because of them. Everyone has been instrumental,” he said. “We’re about to change more lives and we’re doing it together.”

Students can begin to register for the new online courses that begin in fall 2022, on April 1, the first day of summer and fall registration.

For more information, call 956-295-3600.