Supply chain management, public health and esports management announced as academic programs

ADRIAN — Adrian College is adding to its curriculum with the addition of two new majors, two new minors and two new certificate programs.

AC announced last week the additions that aim to provide student with skills employers, nonprofit organizations and corporations seek.

New offerings include:

• Bachelor of Business Administration in supply chain management

• Bachelor of Science in public health

• Minor in esports management

• Certificate in digital marketing and analytics

• Certificate in multimedia marketing

This is in addition to the Bachelor of Administration degrees in human resources management and professional sales that were announced last month.

“I’d like to commend our faculty and academic leadership for working to create these new programs that are so relevant to today’s marketplace,” said Jeffrey Docking, Adrian College president. “These additional programs will be highly relevant to the workplace and economy for years to come.”

It's expected there will be a large demand for those career field in the coming years, according to a news release.

“I am excited about the new major and minor in public health as it is relevant to students interested in science, math, and health,” said Cheryl Nutter, Adrian College assistant professor in healthcare management. “The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of coordinating health and wellness along with socioeconomic factors and legal issues that impact outcomes. Knowledge in this subject area will be in demand in practice as well as research.”

Courses and programs are available starting this fall semester.

Current students can receive more information on the new programs through their academic advisor. Perspective students can receive more information by contacting Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@adrian.edu.