2020-21 Draft Academic Catalogs Published

Apr. 1, 2020

2020-21 Draft Academic Catalogs Published

The 2020-21 draft academic catalogs, which will become effective June 1, are live online. 

See summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council. Please note that each committee is still reviewing curriculum proposals. Updates to the draft catalogs will be published as proposals are approved. 

2020-21 Curriculum Changes (as of April 1)

The draft catalogs can be accessed at the following links:

Undergraduate Studies Catalog

New Majors/Emphases

  • Anthropology and Sociology (BA)
  • Biological Sciences (BS) with an Emphasis in Computational Biology
  • Biology (BA) with an Emphasis in Computational Biology
  • Individualized Major in Religious Studies (BA)
  • Languages and Transcultural Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in French 
  • Languages and Transcultural Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in German
  • Languages and Transcultural Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in Spanish
  • Music (BM) in Composition with an Emphasis in Concert Music
  • Music (BM) in Composition with an Emphasis in Songwriting
  • Music (BM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Collaborative Piano
  • Music (BM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Jazz
  • Music (BM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments
  • Music (BM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Piano
  • Music (BM) in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice
  • Psychological Science (BS)
  • Strategic Communication (BA)

Revised Majors/Emphases

  • Biological Sciences (BS)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Creative Writing (BA)
  • Criminology (BA)
  • Education (BA) with an Emphasis in Middle School
  • Education (BA) with an Emphasis in Secondary Biology
  • Education (BA) with an Emphasis in Secondary English
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Finance (BS)
  • General Studies (BA)
  • History (BA)
  • International Human Rights (BA)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Management (BA) with an Emphasis in Marketing
  • Management Information Systems (BS)
  • Media Communications (BA) – New program name – Media Studies (BA)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music (BM) in Music Direction for Musical Theatre
  • Music Education (BMEd) with an Emphasis in Choral Music K-12
  • Music Education (BMEd) with an Emphasis in Instrumental Music K-12
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Political Science (BA) with an Emphasis in Public Law
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology (BA) with an Emphasis in Mental Health
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy (BA)
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (BA)
  • Combined Degree: Education (BA) with an Emphasis in Secondary English/Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)
  • Combined Degree: Marketing (MS)

Deleted Majors/Emphases

  • Computational Biology (BS)
  • Cultural Anthropology (BA)
  • Education (BA) with an Emphasis in Early Childhood/Elementary 
  • French (BA)
  • German (BA)
  • Global Journalism (BA)
  • Management (BA) with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration
  • Motion Media Production (BA)
  • Music (BM) in Collaborative Piano
  • Music (BM) in Composition
  • Music (BM) in Composition (Songwriting)
  • Music (BM) in Instrumental Performance
  • Music (BM) in Jazz Studies – Music Technology
  • Music (BM) in Jazz Studies – Performance 
  • Music (BM) in Piano Performance
  • Music (BM) in Vocal Performance
  • Professional Writing (BA)
  • Religion and Global Society (BA)
  • Religious Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in Religion and the Arts and Humanities
  • Religious Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in Religion and the Social Sciences
  • Religious Studies (BA) with an Emphasis in Religious Traditions
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Speech Communication Studies (BA)

New Minor

  • Entrepreneurship

Revised Minors

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology: Archaeology Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Educational Psychology – New program name –Psychology: Educational
  • Education
  • General Psychology – New program name –Psychology: General
  • Health Psychology – New program name –Psychology: Health
  • International Human Rights
  • Media Communications – New program name –Media Studies
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Theatre

Deleted Minor

  • European Studies
  • Media Literacy
  • Speech Communication Studies

Revised Certificates

  • Diversity and Identity in the U.S.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Psychology – New program name – Psychology: General
  • International Human Rights
  • International Studies

Deleted Certificate

  • Professional Writing

New Prefixes

  • ANSO – Anthropology and Sociology
  • EDEX – Educational Experiences 
  • MDST – Media Studies

Deleted Prefixes

  • ANTH – Anthropology 
  • MEDC – Media Communications 
  • SOCI – Sociology 

For further details on these changes and others that have been approved by the Curriculum Committee (such as new, revised, and deleted courses), view the 2019-20 Approved Proposals.

Graduate Studies Catalog

New Majors/Emphases/Tracks

  • Management and Leadership (MA) with an Emphasis in Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics for Educators (MA) (without emphases)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an Emphasis in Middle School Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an Emphasis in Secondary School Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an Emphasis in Special Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Corporate Communication
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Information Technology Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in International Business

Revised Majors/Emphases/Tracks

  • Applied Educational Psychology (MA)
  • Applied Educational Psychology (MA) with a Track in Fostering Resilience in “At Risk” Children and Youth
  • Counseling (MA)
  • Data Analytics (MS)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Transformative Learning in the Global Community – New program name – Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Education and Innovation (MA)
  • International Relations (Global MA)
  • Management and Leadership (MA)
  • Management and Leadership (MA) with an Emphasis in Organizational Development – New program name – Management and Leadership (MA) with an Emphasis in Organizational Development and Change
  • Marketing (MS)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Corporate Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Digital Marketing Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Health Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Project Management
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • National Security Studies (MA)
  • New Media Production (MA)
  • Nursing (MSN)
  • Organizational Development (MA) – New program name – Organizational Development and Change (MA)
  • Reading (MA)
  • School Psychology (EdS)
  • School Psychology (EdS) with a Track in International Children’s Rights
  • Special Education (MA)
  • Special Education (MA) with an Emphasis in Severe Developmental Disabilities

Deleted Majors/Emphases/Tracks

  • Applied Educational Psychology (MA) with a Track in Psychology and Education of Gifted Students
  • Communication Arts (MA)
  • Communication Arts (MA) with an Emphasis in General Communication Arts
  • Counseling (MA) with an Emphasis in Family Life Counseling
  • Early Childhood Education (MA)
  • Early Childhood Education (MA) with an Emphasis in Inclusive Education
  • Early Childhood Education (MAT) 
  • Educational Technology Leadership (EdS)
  • Elementary Education (MAT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Environmental Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in International Relations
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Media Communications
  • Mathematics for Educators (MA) with an Emphasis in Community College Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Educators (MA) with an Emphasis in Middle School Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Educators (MA) with an Emphasis in Secondary Mathematics
  • Middle School Education (MAT)
  • Multimodal Literacy for Global Impact (MA)
  • Secondary School Education (MAT)
  • Special Education (MAT)

New Dual Degree Options

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Environmental Management (MS)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)/International Relations (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Media Communications (MA)

Revised Dual Degree and Dual Major Options

  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Business and Organizational Security Management (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Finance (MS)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Human Resources Development (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Human Resources Management (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Information Technology Management (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Management and Leadership (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Marketing (MS)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Procurement and Acquisitions Management (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)/Science Management and Leadership (MS)
  • National Security Studies (MA)/Cybersecurity (MS)
  • National Security Studies (MA)/Criminal Justice (MS)
  • National Security Studies/International Relations dual major (MA)

New Certificate

  • Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism

Revised Certificates

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Dyslexia
  • Fostering Resilience in “At Risk” Children and Youth
  • Government Contracting
  • Mobile Technology in Education
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Organizational Development (New program name – Organizational Development and Change)
  • Robotics for STEM Educators

Deleted Certificates

  • Advanced New Media Production
  • Fundamentals of Multimedia Production
  • Pedagogical Coordination in the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Psychology and Education of Gifted Students
  • Writing for Educators

New Prefix

  • MBA – Master of Business Administration

For further details on these changes and others that have been approved by the Graduate Council (such as new, revised, and deleted courses), view the 2019-20 Approved Proposals.

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