Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New programs meet student's needs
While Oakland University’s enrollment numbers continue to increase, the College of Arts and Sciences is growing its programs to meet the needs of thousands of OU students. This past fall, the college launched three new undergraduate majors – graphic design, criminal justice, and biomedical sciences.
The graphic design major expands on the existing minor in the Department of Art and Art History. It provides students with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills required to be a graphic designer. The program will not only teach design and industries practices but also explore the history and theory behind design.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology also expanded on a previous program to create a criminal justice major. "We are very excited to be offering a criminal justice major at OU. The program is designed to offer students a strong foundation in theory, research, and policy, and to prepare them well for criminal justice careers and/or graduate school, particularly through the required internship component of the program," explained Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Assistant Professor of criminal justice. The interdisciplinary program offers a variety of specialties for students to study including law enforcement, courts, and homeland security among others.
Also launched this fall was the biomedical sciences major. Housed in the Department of Biological Sciences, the major is designed to prepare students for further education in the medical professional field or research in human biology. The program incorporates theoretical and practical experience including courses in ethics and psychology.
Visit Oakland University's website for more information on these and other OU programs.