The program comes as the state is experiencing an ongoing teacher shortage.
The Individualized Major Program at Indiana University will soon lead to a first for the school: a degree in stand-up comedy.
Lubbers says it will take a joint effort from students, the state and its colleges and universities to meets the needs of a changing workforce.
The percent of Hoosiers with college degrees is still below the national average.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education would be able to dictate how many credit hours it takes to graduate under a bill currently in the state Senate.
An Indiana researcher says a person's field of study is more important than the level of his or her degree.