Earn Your Degree in 3 Years? Let's Try It

President Eric Kaler announced Friday that the College of Design will pilot a year-round plan for undergraduate students in the graphic design and retail merchandising programs.  The proposed plan will give students in those programs enrolling in the fall of 2014 an option to compete their studies in three years, instead of four years, by taking full credit loads during the summer.

“I have long felt that we have, frankly, all this capacity in the summer that’s under-utilized,” Dean Fisher said in an interview with the Star Tribune. “We’ll see where the student demand goes. Some want to get through in three years, while others like the idea of staggered terms.”

On Monday, WCCO-TV interviewed students in a graphic design course taught by Associate Professor Carol Waldron and spoke with Dean Fisher about the pilot program. You can also read coverage of the story in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Daily, and Twin Cities Daily Planet.

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