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Bridgepoint Education's University of the Rockies to Offer New Specialization in Organizational Diversity


SAN DIEGO, Dec 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that University of the Rockies, a graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels, has added a new specialization in Organizational Diversity. The specialization is part of both the Master of Arts in Psychology and the Doctor of Psychology programs.

Graduates from this specialization will be positioned to seek, or seek to advance in, roles including but not limited to: Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Diversity, Diversity Manager, EEOC Managers, Human Resource Professionals, Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs, and Ombudsman.

"Inclusion is one of the most important words spoken with regard to diversity. The leaders of many organizations and corporations understand that they must create an inclusive environment in order to ensure a level of productivity among their employees," said Dr. Charlita Shelton, University of the Rockies president. "The practitioner who enrolls in this program will learn how to best contribute to a multi-cultural world through organizational leadership practices."

The Master of Arts in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology Specializations in Organizational Diversity are currently available online and on-campus through the University of the Rockies. These specializations are not intended to prepare students for licensure as professional counselors, and do not lead to licensure. Students should check applicable laws in the state in which they reside and work to determine requirements for licensure.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in master's and doctorate degree programs in psychology. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, classes are offered online and at the University's Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.

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