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New SHSU Degrees Authorized In Board Of Regents Meeting

Aug. 23, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

OnlineAdditional online degree offerings from Sam Houston State University were among the items approved on Aug. 23 during the Texas State University System quarterly Board of Regents meeting at Sul Ross State University.

In Academic and Health Affairs, the degree program addition of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology was approved. The new program will differ from a classic mechanical engineering program in that it is more focused on current technologies to solve practical problems.

In Distance Learning, a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration in the Department of Population Health was approved. The new degree is a part of the university’s initiative to offer select, undergraduate online degrees focused toward adult learners.

Also authorized in Distance Learning, a Bachelor of Arts in Victim Studies and Bachelor of Science in Victim Studies in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology. The degrees provide new options for non-traditional working professionals. The addition of the online format will further expand the reach of the program and serve to attract students from across the nation.

Implementing a semester credit hour decrease for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from 231 semester credit hour to 191 in the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine was authorized. The credit hour change is in line with the requirements of other colleges of osteopathic medicine.

In course changes, 39 course additions, 15 course deletions and 25 course title/number changes were authorized.

In contracts, an agreement with Under Armour, Inc. for the purchase of athletic apparel and equipment and a renewal contract for Microsoft Licensing were both approved.

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