Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that they have added five new science courses to their online college course curriculum. With the new courses, the Science Department at StraighterLine now offers 15 courses. As part of the expansion of their science department, StraighterLine now also offers students the option to choose courses led by four new science professors.
The new courses are General Physics II, with and without a lab option, Microbiology, with and without a lab option, Introduction to Environmental Science, First Aid/CPR and Personal Fitness & Wellness. The new science professors are Prof. Regina Hoffman, Ph.D. (Anatomy & Physiology 1), Prof. Dr. A Michelle Prejean, Ph.D. (Introduction to Nutrition), Prof. Dr. Kelvin Bentley, Ph.D. (Introduction to Psychology) and Prof. Nikki Epps, (Medical Terminology).
The expansion of the science department is in direct response to the increasing job demand for students with degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Nursing and Healthcare fields. Microbiology was the most requested new course at StraighterLine. There are now enough science courses at StraighterLine to satisfy core science requirements for freshman and sophomore years at of most colleges and universities, as well as numerous popular science electives.
“Our students are very outspoken when it comes to pursing their degrees,” says Josef Katz, VP of Marketing. “When they tell us they want something, like more courses to help them land lucrative STEM jobs, or healthcare, or even criminal justice, we listen, and we give them what they want.”
With the addition of professor-led courses, cohort-based courses, and credit-by-examination, StraighterLine has increased the ways that its students can get a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take college prep, freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.
StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in Business, English, Humanities, Math and Science, as well as College Prep. In addition, StraighterLine offers a wide variety of CBEs (credit-by-examination) that allow students to earn college credit based on test scores.
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”
In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.
StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), which includes over 1,800 participating colleges and universities. In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.
Currently, StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are now offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. Five StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. Recently, StraighterLine began offering a wide variety of credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit based on test scores.
For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).