A word of warning to prospective college students: If a new degree program is awaiting accreditation at a college, you may want to wait until the program is formally accredited before you enroll.
Most of the time programs get accredited, particularly at regionally accredited colleges. However, not all do. And the plight of students enrolled in such programs can be tragic. Colleges usually allow those students to transfer into another degree program at the college. However, the students do not get the degree they set out to earn and usually cannot enter their desired field even though they have taken a substantial number of courses in the program that failed to obtain necessary accreditation.