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New Program Development

Moffett in the WinterSince 2000 nine new major program proposals have been approved by SUNY System Administration. These majors complement the traditional major programs (over 30) offered in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as teacher preparation programs in Adolescence Education. Arts and Sciences also offers relatively new programs in Professional Writing, Musical Theatre, Business Economics, and Social Philosophy. The School of Arts and Sciences has also been active in developing new learning community programs for our students. Many of these initiatives were supported by a Title III grant from the Department of Education.

 

New Major Programs
Art and Art History Department B.A. in New Media Design
B.F.A. in Studio Art
Biological Sciences Department B.S. in Conservation Biology
B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
Chemistry Department B.S. in Biochemistry
Communication Studies Department B.A. New Communication Media
Geography Department B.A. in Geographic Information Systems
Sociology/Anthropology Department B.A. in Archaeology
B.A. in Criminology

 

Seeking SUNY Approval

Several programs are in development: Professional Science Master's programs in Advanced Materials (Chemistry Dept.) and Sustainable Energy Systems (Physics Dept.).  

Learning Communities

The array of Learning Communities offered for pre-majors is always changing. A recent example of learning community options is provided below. The School of Arts and Sciences is the home of most of these programs, our goal is to provide a Learning Community experience for every first-year arts and sciences and pre-major student.

For more recent information on learning communities students should consult the advisement Web site.

  • American History and Music
  • Backgrounds in Art
  • Earth and Sky
  • Forming History
  • Human Communication
  • Learning (In)Deed
  • Molecular World
  • Our Storied Land
  • Outdoor Adventure and Recreation
  • Peace and Justice
  • Play Across Cultures
  • Social Issues in Sport
  • Tech First! Planet Earth
  • World First
  • New Departments

In 2006-07 the College welcomed a new department, housed in Arts and Sciences: the department of African-American Studies. The department has since adopted a new name and more information on the Africana Studies Web site.