PASSHE approves new degree programs
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Thursday approved three new degree programs, all designed to address growing workforce needs.
The new programs are:
• Bachelor of science in software engineering at Shippensburg University;
• Bachelor of applied science in technology leadership at Clarion University; and
• Bachelor of science in mechatronics engineering technology at California University.
The bachelor of science in software engineering degree at Shippensburg is designed to prepare students for careers developing large-scale software while working in highly effective development teams.
Graduates will have the skills necessary to design, construct and test large-scale software systems. They will understand the tools and techniques used by software development teams to plan and manage such projects, and will be ready to help meet the large and growing demand for trained software developers in the commonwealth and surrounding region.
The bachelor of applied science in technology leadership at Clarion will be offered completely online and is designed to provide those with associate degrees in applied science a pathway to a baccalaureate degree in order to enhance their skills and their career opportunities. The program will offer a combination of coursework and field experiences in leadership development, business skills and advanced technology.
Online course offerings will enable those enrolled in the program to achieve their academic goals while also meeting family and work demands.
The programs at Shippensburg and Clarion will be offered beginning next fall.
The bachelor of science degree in mechatronics engineering technology at California will be offered beginning fall semester 2013. The program is designed to provide graduates with a high-tech skill set and knowledge in mechanical, electrical and computing technology through automated control and information systems.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has identified these skills as a high priority for future jobs. In a study of 280 U.S. companies, growth rates averaging 20 percent were reported in the manufacturing, service, medical and robotics sectors, all of which represent future employers for graduates of the new program.
For more information about any of the new programs, contact the appropriate university.