New Programs: Animal Studies, Senior Housing, Energy, Computer Security, Organizational Supervision

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  • Eastern Kentucky University is starting an undergraduate major in animal studies.
  • George Mason University is starting a master of science program in senior housing administration.
  • Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City is starting an associate of applied science program in renewable and sustainabl
  • New Programs: Public Health, Sustainability, Cybersecurity, Fire Protection

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  • Franklin & Marshall College is starting an undergraduate major in public health.
  • Messiah College is starting a major in sustainability.
  • Utica College is starting an online master's degree in cybersecurity.
  • New Programs: Music Technology, Writing, Analytics, Visual Arts, Journalism

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  • Brookdale Community College is starting an associate degree in music technology.
  • Coastal Carolina University is starting a master of arts degree in writing -- with tracks in technical and creative writing.
  • DePaul University is starting a master
  • New Programs: Art, Communications, Business, Entertainment Management, Dance, Sustainability, Corrections

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  • Athens State University, in Alabama, is starting a bachelor's degree in art.
  • Black Hills State University is starting an undergraduate major in corporate communications.
  • Indiana State University is starting an M.B.A.
  • Animal Studies Beyond Biology

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    In his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s archaeology department, Matthew E. Hill made a move that many other junior faculty would’ve considered risky: he said he wanted to teach an undergraduate seminar on animals and culture.

    “When I first proposed the course, I thought I would get a more negative response – ‘Oh, it’s fluffy’ -- and I still worry about some of my colleagues having that attitude,” he says. “But my chair and other people have been supportive, interested.”

    New Programs: Leadership, Homeland Security, Labor Relations, Taxation

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  • Hampton University is starting two new online doctoral programs in leadership: one in business leadership and one in educational leadership.
  • Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey, is starting a certificate program in homeland security.
  • Pennsylvania State University is starting an online bachelor's program in labor and employme
  • As the Crow Flies

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    Arizona State University has serious problems, and that’s just the way Michael Crow wants it.

    Technologically Illiterate Students

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    ORLANDO -- Say you are an employer evaluating college students for a job. Perusing one candidate’s Facebook profile, you notice the student belongs to a group called “I Pee My Pants When I’m Drunk.” What is your first thought?

    It should not be that this student is unemployable for being an intemperate drinker, said Susan Zvacek, director of instructional development at the University of Kansas -- though that it might mean that, too. Mainly, though, it should suggest something else -- something that might be more relevant to the student’s qualifications.

    New Programs: Sports Management, Art Education, Recreation Therapy

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  • Liberty University is starting an online master of science in sports management.
  • University of Florida is starting an online master of arts in art education program.
  • Vermilion Community College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate degree in outdoor recreation therapy.
  • Languages Plus

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    Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”


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