Misericordia U To Open Site In Hawley; Launches Unique Program in Govt, Law and National Security


On June 2, Misericordia University (along with Lackawanna College) will host an open house at its new Hawley location, becoming the only on-site university to offer a bachelor’s degree in that region. The event will have elected officials, school administrators, and others in attendance. Misericordia also has a Monroe County presence with a branch in Tannersville, dubbed the Expressway (http://misericordia.edu/misericordia_pg.cfm?subcat_id=134&page_id=148).

In other news at Misericordia, students will soon be able to explore national security through case studies of Cuban Missile Crisis, 9/11 attacks, and learn about peacemaking and peacekeeping thanks to its new Government, Law and National Security program. Starting in the fall of 2010, the Center for Adult and Continuing Education introduces a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, Law and National Security (GLNS). Designed for adult learners with an associates degree, it will prepare students to enter the expanding national and homeland security workforce within the government and private sector.

“Over the past decade, there has been an increased interest in National Security Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,’’ said Brian Carso, J.D., Ph.D. (in photo), assistant professor and program director at Misericordia University. “The program is designed to appeal to students from a variety of academic backgrounds and to provide them with a specialization that is at once directed and focused, and yet broad enough to give them flexibility in this growing and emerging career field.’’

For more information about the GLNS program call (570) 674-6791 or e-mail Maki McCann, assistant director of off-campus programs and special initiatives, at mmccann@misericordia.edu.