At its most recent quarterly meeting on July 29, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved proposed changes in the degree and certificate programs offered by Arkansas State University. The changes involve a variety of program revisions, deletions, and name changes, as well as an expanded number of programs offered online.
Four name changes were approved by the board. The Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management will become the Department of Emergency Management and Occupational Health; the Department of Management and Marketing will become the Department of Management, Marketing and Supply Chain; and the M.A. in criminal justice will become the M.A. in criminology and criminal justice. Also, the CIP (classification of instructional programs) for the M.B.A. in business administration was changed from 52.0201 to 52.1301.
Additionally, four programs were approved to be offered online: the B.S. in occupational and environmental safety and health; B.S.R.S. in radiologic sciences; M.S.W. in social work; and the certificate of proficiency in emergency medical technician-basic.
A number of program curriculum revisions were approved for the M.S.E. in educational theory and practice, A.A.S. in paramedic, certificate of proficiency in emergency medical technician-basic, and technical certificate in paramedic.
A reconfiguration of the B.S.M.E. in mechanical engineering, the B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering, and the B.S. in engineering management systems was approved to create a B.S. in industrial systems engineering at A-State Campus Querétaro. The board also approved the B.S. in business economics to be offered at the Querétaro, Mexico campus.
Six programs were deleted from the list of those offered: the B.A. in environmental studies, the M.S.E. and graduate certificate in computer science education, the M.S.E. in biology, the M.S.N. in nurse anesthesia, and the post-master’s certificate in biotechnology.
More information about A-State can be found on the university’s website.