Curriculum

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.
  • New Programs: Creative Writing, Dental Assisting, Nursing

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  • Hofstra University is starting an M.F.A. in creative writing.
  • Ozarks Technical Community College is starting a dental assisting certificate program, with an option to go on to an associate degree. The program will mix online and in-person instruction.
  • University of Southern Maine is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree.
  • New Programs: Law, Nonprofit Management, Learning Sciences

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  • The Pardee RAND Graduate School and Southwestern Law School are jointly starting two certificate programs. Students from the Pardee RAND Graduate School will be able to take courses in law at Southwestern, leading to a certificate in legal studies.
  • New Programs: Nonprofit Management, Education, Environmental Forecasting, Nursing

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  • Misericordia University has added a specialization in nonprofit management and fund-raising to its master's program in organizational management.
  • Robert Morris University is starting a master's program in special education.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology is starting a master’s program on environmental forecasting and disaster preparedness and response.
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