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AU Adds 12 Programs to Catalog

By Adrienne Frank

From public health to international disability policy, AU’s five schools and colleges have developed a dozen innovative, new offerings. Here’s a look at the university’s expanded catalog:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • BS in computational science: computational simulation and modeling of systems are used to solve problems in engineering, natural and social science
  • BS in environmental science: draws upon the natural sciences, which form the foundation of environmental science
  • BA, BS, and minor in public health: interdisciplinary program focuses on the scientific dimensions of health or the social and behavioral aspects of health
  • BA in literature, cinema studies concentration: courses include critical approach to cinema and cinema in the twentieth century

Kogod School of Business

  • Professional MBA: applications are currently being accepted for a new, cohort-style, 27-month MBA program aimed at working professionals
  • MS in sustainability management: interdisciplinary degree, which allows students to specialize in business, science, or policy, enrolls its first class in fall 2012

School of Communication

  • Digital media skills online certificate: designed for professionals who want to learn how to use social networking tools, program includes courses in video for mobile platform and Web and mobile development

School of International Service

  • Global Scholars Program: three-year bachelor’s program kicks off this fall with cohort of 50 students—twice the expected enrollment
  • MA in comparative and international disability policy: prepares professionals for the design, implementation, and evaluation of disability policy in international and comparative perspective
  • MA in social enterprise: the first program of its kind gives students the skills to launch an entrepreneurial venture

School of Public Affairs

  • MS in justice, law and society, terrorism concentration: focuses on issues of national security from the perspective of criminology and criminal justice
  • AU/NTL international organization development certificate: Noncredit graduate certificate gives mid-career professionals the skills, business acumen, and cultural competence to practice organizational development around the globe