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  1. 1. IU Kokomo introduces new degree programs - Kokomo Perspective: Local News Advanced Search 21° GO Overcast Home News Vitals Sports Lifestyles Blogs E-Edition Events Coupons Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below. Login | Signup Home News IU Kokomo introduces new degree programs Biochemistry, health sciences join eight others as Bachelor of Science options for students Story Comments Share Print Font Size: Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 9:19 am Most Recent Indiana University Kokomo has been transitioning itself into a force to be reckoned with in the regional campus scene, and with the addition of 10 new degrees, other regional campuses had better watch out. Posted on Jun 27, 2011 by Tim Turner CATS hits the stage at Beef & … CATS, it’s the musical that has quite the reput… IU Kokomo has always focused on giving students a well-rounded education in the liberal arts, but that has been a detriment to some of the students focusing in the hard sciences. When Chancellor Michael Harris came to the campus, it was one of the first things he recognized. He felt the university needed to offer more Bachelor of Science degrees to go with their Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students with B.S. degrees spend more time taking classes in their major. Author traces history back four… "When Chancellor Harris came to campus, that was obviously one thing that he really noticed was that we had a whole complement of B.A. degrees, but really not a complement of B.S. degrees," said Susan SciameGiesecke, executive vice chancellor of academic affairs. "He urged all of us to really take a look at that because he felt it was really important that we have a full menu of options to offer our students." IU Kokomo student earns Inter… After the proposals went out, it was a matter of waiting for approval from the Indiana University Board of Trustees and the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. "I am delighted that the Commission for Higher Education has approved our request for additional degree programs, which will help Indiana University Kokomo meet the needs of the region," said Harris. "With the addition of these new programs, we will continue to provide academic excellence and student success, contributing to the economic well-being and quality of life in north-central Indiana." Harris noted that providing these additional majors is necessary to the growth of north-central Indiana with the changing economy. "We are moving from a traditional manufacturing and agricultural society to a global economy, which is based on knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship," he Ludie Brown grew up in the early 1920s as a … Sport Shorts University of Evansville sophomore D.J. Balen… Indiana University Kokomo senior Pamela Plai… Wes Moore hopes book is ‘call … Wes Moore and another Wes Moore were onc… Winter Is Not Finished, But IND… INDOT is monitoring weather ahead of predict… Northwestern and Kokomo Red… The eighth grade teams for both Northwestern… H.E.S.P. trip gives gift of sight Group heads to Haiti to put on eye clinic, finali… Author traces history back four… Novel shares life of Ludie who later moved to … Fund raising efforts underway f… The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial … 1 Yr Bachelors Degree Accelerated format. Tailored for Working Professionals. Apply Now![2/16/2014 11:00:09 AM]
  2. 2. IU Kokomo introduces new degree programs - Kokomo Perspective: Local News … … … … said. "We have to change the way we compete in order to continue to allow for the American dream to go on." Two of the new degrees, biochemistry and health sciences, never before have been offered at Indiana University Kokomo. The additional eight programs, currently offered as B.A. degrees, now will be offered as B.S. degrees as well. They include biological and physical sciences, chemistry, biology, psychology, mathematics, sociology, new media and communication. Online Degree Programs Want To Become a Teacher? Chamberlain® College Sciame-Giesecke discussed the importance of offering several of the new programs: "The B.S. in biology and chemistry is really important for many students when they are thinking about professional schools like medical school or dental school. "The B.S. in new media really allows students to do more of the practical kinds of courses that they want to take, like writing for the web and graphic arts, where they have time to concentrate on that and really develop their portfolio of skills. "The B.S. in sociology really was directed towards a concentration in applied sociology and human services. It allows students who really are interested in doing more social work kinds of activities to really focus on that. When you major in that, you have to do a lot of interning -- a lot of practicums -- because you obviously want to be learning those skills with the different populations." Sciame-Giesecke said the university still will produce well-rounded students under the new degree programs, and their liberal arts education will not suffer. "I think we see it more as an opportunity to really educate students when they come in and talk to them about the advantages of both," said Sciame-Giesecke. "Don't get me wrong; there still is a nice compliment of general education and rounding in the B.S. program. Students still have to meet the general education requirements. "They are still getting a little piece of some things. They are probably not getting as much depth in some of the areas they would have gotten." She also feels that IU Kokomo's small size will contribute to attracting B.S. students. "We do believe a lot of students are overlooking the advantage of being in a small school with faculty who will really help you know that you are well-trained and well-versed in what you want to do," said Sciame-Giesecke. She shared a quote that Harris likes to make. "Chancellor Harris always says you get a private school experience at a public school price," said Sciame-Giesecke. Students can start enrolling in the new programs now. Share Print Posted in Local news on Monday, June 27, 2011 9:19 am.[2/16/2014 11:00:09 AM]
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