Shorter college announced plans to expand programs earlier this week. A Shorter spokesperson said there are a growing number of students that can look forward to more educational and athletic choices. This includes on-line courses, with a bachelor’s degree in sports management now available completely on-line. There is also a new nursing program in the final stages of  installation and the football team has created a need for expanding facilities on campus. Also, the band program is growing. The Shorter spokesperson says the focus in education will remain as changes continue in preparation for the change from Shorter College to Shorter University in June of next year.