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Dillard to offer new major in health science and criminal justice online among other academic offerings for Fall 2021

NEW ORLEANS — Dillard University will introduce a slate of new academic offerings for the fall of 2021. The University will introduce health science as a new major along with a new healthcare science minor, a concentration in supply chain management, a certification in geoscience, and the criminal justice program will offer an online option.

Health science will be offered as a major in the School of Health and Wellness. Moving from a concentration, health science will include a cross-section of coursework including public health, physics, kinesiology, biology, psychology and sociology. The interdisciplinary major will expose students with hopes for a career in the healthcare field to social science and public health concepts integral in providing culturally competent care such as the social determinants of health, human behavior, culture, and health disparities and equity. 

The University will welcome its first online cohort for its criminal justice program. It marks the first time in Dillard’s history that one of its academic programs will also be available 100 percent online. The online criminal justice program is expected to play a significant role in the University’s Evening and Weekend Studies program.

New to the College of Nursing will be a minor in healthcare science. Students who take on the minor will have coursework that includes EKG interpretation, medical billing and coding, philosophy of health and wellness, healthcare advocacy, and healthcare disparities.

The College of Business will be adding a concentration in supply chain management. With the United States government attempting to address critical supply chain issues across the country, the program would seem to be timely. Dillard’s supply chain management concentration will be part of the business administration program in the School of Business Administration. 

New to the menu of certificate programs is the certificate in geosciences. Offered through Dillard’s biology program, the geosciences certificate will provide the University’s students with a pathway into careers in natural resources and/or environmental sciences. The program aims to produce professionals who can particularly address environmental issues such as drinking water resources availability, the effects of climate and land-use change on water and wetland resources, water supplies, wastewater treatment, and water quality and quality assessment.

For more information on Dillard’s new academic offerings, contact Dr. Yolanda Page, vice president for academic affairs, at