Curriculum

The Pressure to Prioritize

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Small college provosts and business officers are urged to shun across-the-board cuts and instead reallocate money from weaker to stronger programs.

New Programs: Education, Health, Theology

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  • Norwich University is adding a bachelor of science program in education.
  • Raritan Valley Community College is starting a certificate program in electronic health records.
  • University of Notre Dame has added a specialization field in theology and science to the university's graduate programs in the history and philosophy of science.
  • New Programs: Dance, Nursing, Fine Arts

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  • George Washington University is starting an M.F.A. for mid-career dancers, performers and choreographers to allow them to refine individual style, technique and repertoire.
  • Middlesex Community College, in Massachusetts, is starting a nursing assistant certificate program.
  • The Vermont College of Fine Arts is starting new M.F.A. degrees in graphic design and music composition.
  • Active Learning = More Majors

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    NEW ORLEANS -- It is no secret that these are hard times for anthropology. The discipline claims little more than one-half of 1 percent of undergraduate degrees conferred, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

    New Programs: Sustainability, Homeland Security, Engineering

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  • Furman University is starting an undergraduate major in sustainability science.
  • Georgian Court University is starting a master's program in homeland security.
  • Saint Leo University
  • New Programs: Education, Nursing, Materials Science

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  • Edison State College, in Florida, is starting three bachelor's programs focused on training middle school teachers. The three programs focus on different disciplinary areas.
  • Mount Marty College, in South Dakota, is starting a master's program in nursing.
  • Texas State University is starting a Ph.D.
  • New Programs: Linguistics, Health, Economics

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  • Hofstra University is starting a master of arts program in forensic linguistics.
  • Marygrove College is starting an associate degree in health science.
  • University of Delaware has started a Ph.D. program in economic education.
  • Wharton, Rebooted

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    Penn’s business school revamps its MBA program with an offer of a free “sabbatical” course to graduates every seven years.

    New Programs: Emergency Management, Nursing, Leadership

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  • Jacksonville State University, in Alabama, is starting a doctor of science degree in emergency management.
  • Judson College is starting an associate degree in nursing.
  • North Central College is starting a five-year bachelor's/master's program in leadership.
  • New Programs: Business, Rehabilitation, Civic Engagement

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  • Johns Hopkins University is starting an executive M.B.A.
  • Marquette University is starting a Ph.D.
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