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Dean's Welcome

Dr. Arletha McSwain

Welcome to the College of Online & Professional Studies family. 

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Dean. The College of Online and Professional Studies seeks to serve the great Bethune Cookman University by providing online, weekend and evening degree programs and certificates to the traditional and non-traditional student. Designed to meet the educational, social and cultural needs of these students, The College of Online and Professional Studies enriches, expands, and extends the University’s primary mission of teaching, research and community service. The  College of Online and Professional Studies shares the mission of Bethune-Cookman University, which is to develop global leaders committed to service, lifelong learning, and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence and transformative experiences.  Bethune-Cookman University is extremely proud to be the first college or university in Florida to have its eleven online degrees nationally certified by the United States Distance Learning Association.

Whether it be an online degree, certificate, or courses, take your time and enjoy this wonderfully exciting educational and fulfilling journey! 

Arletha McSwain, Ph.D.
Dean, The College of Online & Professional Studies
Professor of Education

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