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City College of New York ditches general writing courses for weightier discipline-specific writing courses team taught by upper-level professors and writing instructors.

New Programs: Architecture, History, Health

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  • Ferris State University is starting a bachelor's degree in architecture and sustainability.
  • Georgetown University and King's College London are jointly starting a master of arts program in global history.
  • University of California is creating a Global Health Institute,
  • New Programs: Entrepreneurialism, Environmental Sustainability, ESL

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  • Lone Star College System has started a certificate program in entrepreneurialism, offered at several of the community colleges in the system.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology is starting a bachelor of science degree program in environmental sustainability, health and safety.
  • Valley City State University, in North Dakota, has added a new concentration -- focused on teaching Engl
  • When to Specialize?

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    Students who choose a major early accumulate more skills than their peers but are likelier to switch to an unrelated occupation, study finds.

    New Programs: Sustainable Building, Library Science, Architecture

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  • Montgomery County Community College, in Pennsylvania, is starting a nine-month program in sustainable building.
  • The Great Community College Experiment

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    City University of New York continues designing new two-year institution -- aimed at maximizing student outcomes -- from ground up.

    New Programs: Viticulture, Information Security, Public Health, Advertising

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  • Finger Lakes Community College is starting an associate of applied science program in viticulture.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology is starting an online master's degree in information security.
  • Touro College is starting a master of public health program.
  • New Programs: Commerce, Physical Therapy, Bioethics, Education, Nursing

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  • Arizona State University is starting a master of science degree in commerce.
  • New Programs: Federal Acquisitions, Climate Change, Integrated Bioscience, Physics, Renewable Electricity

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  • American University has started a certificate program to train federal executives to lead acquisition programs.
  • Johns Hopkins University is starting an interdisciplinary major and minor in global environmental change and sustainability.
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are st
  • New Programs: Materials Science, Engineering Technology, Health Care, Global Public Health

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  • Catholic University is starting a master of science program in materials science and engineering.
  • Drexel University is starting an online master's degree in engineering technology.
  • Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana, is starting an associate of associate of applied science in health care support, as well as certificates in pharmacy
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