New academic programs

Getting Them In, Getting Them Back

As state lawmakers look for ways to increase college access for rural students, some want to safeguard against graduates jumping to the nearest big city.

New Programs: Digital Journalism, Sports Management, Equine Studies, Christian Associate Degrees, Forest Management, Business and Public Policy, Biomedical Technology

  • American University in Cairo is starting a master's degree in digital journalism.
  • Daniel Webster College, in New Hampshire College, has started an M.B.A.
  • New Programs: Construction Management, Health and Kinesiology, Theater, Psychology and Child Development, Environmental Studies, Criminal Justice and Nursing

  • Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are offering a joint degree in construction management, which can be taken through a 2+2 program by starting at one of the community colleges.
  • The University of Houston is starting a master's degree in theater.
  • New Programs: Global Politics, Accounting Technology, Nursing

  • Carnegie Mellon University is introducing global politics as a new undergraduate major.
  • Seminole Community College, in Florida, is starting a associate of science degree in accounting technology.
  • Valparaiso University is starting a doctor of nursing practice program.
  • New Programs: Architecture, Energy Technology, Life Sciences MBA, Information Management

  • The Cooper Union has started a new, full scholarship master's program in architecture.
  • New Programs: Planning, Sustainable Construction, African-American Studies, Engineering and Architecture, Management

  • The College of Charleston is starting a graduate certificate program in urban and regional planning.
  • Gateway Community College, in Connecticut, is starting a certificate program for people who want to advise groups or individuals on how to construct sustainable buildings.
  • Indiana University at Bloomington is starting a Ph.D.
  • New Programs: Mathematical Biology, Animation, Fine Arts, Public Health, Divinity and the Professions

  • Colgate University is starting a major in mathematical biology.
  • DePaul University is starting two majors -- one a bachelor of arts and the other a bachelor of science -- in animation.
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate of fine arts p
  • New Programs: Mechatronics, Science and Society, Exercise Science, Engineering, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Sound Recording

  • Five community and technical colleges in South Carolina have started a new degree program in mechatronics, which combines control systems, computer systems, and mechanical systems.
  • New Programs: Leadership, Wind Energy, Public Safety, Autism Treatment, Polish

  • Black Hills State University, in South Dakota, is starting a master of science degree in strategic leadership.
  • New Programs: Information Systems, Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Nursing, Culinary Science

  • California Lutheran University is starting a master of science in information systems and technology.
  • Kapiolani Community College, of the University of Hawaii, is starting a certificate program in hotel and restaurant operations.
  • The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is starting a doctor of nursing pra
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