FARMINGTON — Navajo Technical University is continuing to expand its academic programs.

The university will offer its first master's degree in Diné Culture, Language and Leadership this spring, according to an NTU press release.

The Higher Learning Commission approved NTU's application for the master's degree program in late September after it was reviewed by the commission in May.

"In getting the approval for the master's degree in Diné Culture, Language and Leadership we solidify our university status and now we're aiming to add more," said Casmir Agbaraji, dean of academics.

The university also received approval to start offering bachelor's degrees in electronics and computer engineering and in creative writing and new media, as well as an associate degree in mathematics.

These degrees will be offered starting in the spring.

"All of these programs are about opening opportunities for our students," Agbaraji said.

NTU is located in Crownpoint and has 1,777 full-time and part-time undergraduates enrolled this semester.