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Lock HavenUndergraduate
The new Associate of Arts degree in sustainability studies to be offered at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania will produce graduates for “green jobs” in fields including construction and manufacturing and with government and non-profit organizations. Demand in the field is growing, with about one out of every five companies in Pennsylvania employing such workers, according to a recent survey conducted by the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The program was developed by faculty at LHU by repackaging existing coursework currently offered at the main campus and Clearfield branch campus. It will utilize existing resources and faculty and will be available online and via other distance education methods, making it more accessible to working adults.
Link7/8/2014YesSustainability
  
Lock HavenGraduate
The new Master of Health Science degree program at Lock Haven University will prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a variety of healthcare settings, especially hospitals, community health centers and nonprofit health and human services settings, including the Susquehanna Healthcare System and the American Cancer Society.

They will be able to assess the health needs of populations, plan and evaluate health education and promotion programs, and promote and apply relevant research findings to contribute to the effective delivery and management of health education and healthcare. The program will be delivered online and via interactive videoconferencing.
Link4/10/2014YesHealth Science
  
Slippery RockGraduate
The new Doctorate of Education in special education at Slippery Rock University will equip college faculty to prepare K-12 teachers to become effective in inclusive classrooms and to serve in special education leadership positions in the K-12 system or related support service agencies.

The program, designed to meet the needs of working professionals, will take three years to complete, using a cohort model. Most courses will be offered online during the fall and spring semesters. Students in the program also will take face-to-face classes on weekends during the summers at the Cranberry Township Regional Learning Alliance.
Link4/10/2014YesSpecial Education
  
BloomsburgGraduate
Working in partnership with Geisinger Health System, Bloomsburg will offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree that will provide the only aligned pathway from a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program to the DNP. The new program will help address the healthcare needs in the north central and northeastern regions of the state.
Link1/23/2014YesNursing Practice
  
Clarion and EdinboroGraduate
Clarion and Edinboro Universities will jointly offer a new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree that will help meet the need for advanced care nurses in rural northwestern and midwestern Pennsylvania. Building upon their joint Master of Science in Nursing degree program, the doctoral program will prepare graduates to serve as primary care providers as well as clinical nursing faculty.
Link1/23/2014YesNursing Practice
  
ClarionUndergraduate
The new degree is designed to prepare graduates to become licensed registered nurses, providing comprehensive direct and indirect nursing care.
Link1/23/2014YesNursing
  
BloomsburgReorganized
Bloomsburg University's digital forensics program prepares students for careers as digital forensic specialists who can work with law enforcement, homeland security agencies, law firms and private companies.
Link1/23/2014YesDigital Forensics
  
CaliforniaReorganized
The Cal U Master of Business Administration degree directly addresses the needs of today's progressive businesses.  This advanced degree is offered on a full- or part-time basis and can be completed in 12 months at either main campus or the Southpointe Center in Canonsburg, PA.   All courses are evening and/or online making it easier to fit into your busy lifestyle.
Link1/23/2014YesBusiness Administration
  
ClarionReorganized
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management works to establish the terms and conditions of employment and the employer-employee relationship.  It also establishes the rules for interaction at the workplace and society.
Link1/23/2014YesHuman Resource Management
  
West ChesterGraduate
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice at WCU will focus on skills such as collaboration, innovation and evaluation. The majority of the program will be offered online. The doctoral degree is expected to become the required level of preparation for advanced practice nurses beginning in 2015.

The flexible design of the proposed 35-credit online program is intended to meet the needs of working advanced practice nurses in the region while still allowing for face-to-face advising and interaction with faculty.
Link7/9/2013NoNursing Practice
  
Slippery RockGraduate
The new MBA program at Slippery Rock is designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s high priority occupations in the areas of financial services, logistics and management.  The 36- to 39-credit program will consist of three tracks: general, accounting/finance and management/marketing and will be offered at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry Township.  The RLA is located in a high-growth economic corridor five miles from Pittsburgh city limits and 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.

Utilizing an eight-week mini-semester format with blended face-to-face and distance education courses, the MBA program will provide flexibility and accelerated delivery formats designed to meet the needs of working adults who wish to maintain or advance in their careers.
Link7/9/2013NoBusiness Administration
  
BloomsburgGraduate
Bloomsburg University began offering the Doctor of Audiology degree program in conjunction with IUP in 2003. At the time, BU had been offering a Master of Science degree in audiology for more than 30 years, and its program graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam. Changes in the field – similar to those in nursing – resulted in the entry-level degree for professional audiologists being elevated to the doctorate.
Link7/9/2013NoAudiology
  
EdinboroUndergraduate
This program of study provides students with both technical and business training, which will enable graduates to advance their careers in a variety of technical fields. The program provides individuals with technical certification or training from other accredited institutions the opportunity to complete a relevant associate degree.

Multiple tracks from which students can choose in accordance with their career goals will include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology; industrial engineering technology; environmental engineering technology; and civil engineering technology.  This program will prepare students for occupations such as engineering technicians, industry team leaders, quality coordinators, new product development coordinators and sales specialists, among others.
Link6/28/2012NoApplied Technology
  
MansfieldUndergraduate
The new degree in natural gas production and services is designed to prepare graduates for various career paths in the natural gas industry. The five concentrations within the program—permitting and inspection specialist, mud logging/geology specialist, environmental specialist, geographic information systems specialist and safety management specialist—have been identified by industry employers as well as major corporations in the Northern Tier of the Commonwealth as meeting a critical need. The program is closely aligned with the emerging and growing careers in the drilling industry as outlined by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association.
Link6/28/2012NoNatural Gas Production and Services
  
MansfieldUndergraduate
Mansfield University’s program in safety management is designed to prepare graduates for the expanding Marcellus Shale industry and associated energy businesses that have an immediate need for safety professionals. It also will prepare graduates for a range of occupational health and safety positions in other industries, both regionally and globally.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has indicated a strong demand for safety workers, as has the Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Workforce Needs Assessment.
Link6/28/2012NoSafety Management
  
Lock HavenGraduate
This graduate degree program is designed to address the need for mental health counselors to work in rural areas and to work with military veterans, especially those who may be suffering with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The program will utilize both online and interactive (ITV) delivery methods to all easy access by potential students who may already be working full time. The need for mental health counselors in these two areas of expertise is expected to increase rapidly throughout the next decade.
Link6/28/2012NoClinical Mental Health Counseling
  
Lock HavenGraduate
This program will prepare students to work in the areas of sport administration or sport exercise psychology. The sport administration track is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in the sport industry including marketing, administration, public relations, financial management and coaching. The sport psychology track will prepare graduates to become certified consultants who will work with coaches, athletes, officials and parents about sport and exercise psychology and performance enhancement techniques. They may also work as academic advisors to student-athletes, fitness consultants or lifestyle coaches.
 
The flexible online delivery method of the program will meet the needs of graduate students, many of whom work full time.
Link6/28/2012NoSport Science
  
ShippensburgUndergraduate
This program 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.
Link4/5/2012NoSoftware Engineering
  
ClarionUndergraduate
The Bachelor of Applied Science in technology leadership 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.
Link4/5/2012NoTechnology Leadership
  
CaliforniaUndergraduate
The Bachelor of Science degree in mechatronics engineering technology at Cal U. will be offered beginning in Fall 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 state 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.
Link4/5/2012NoMechatronics Engineering Technology
  
BloomsburgUndergraduate
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is the first university in the System and the Commonwealth to offer a low-cost, affordable Bachelors of Applied Science degree to students with Applied Associate degrees.

The Technical Leadership program will provide graduates of Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) technical degree programs with a direct pathway to a baccalaureate degree. It is designed to offer technical professionals in the Commonwealth the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to not only go beyond their knowledge in their specific technical field but also to effectively assume technical supervisory or management roles. The degree’s focus on the leadership, supervision and management skills required in today’s high-technology work environment makes it an applied baccalaureate degree well suited for students with an A.A.S. degree.

Bloomsburg University offers this B.A.S. degree completion program by co-locating and offering the program through varied instructional delivery methods in partnership with a community college(s). The proposed methods include, but are not limited to, face-to-face and online.
Link1/19/2012NoTechnical Leadership
  
ClarionUndergraduate
Clarion University of Pennsylvania is offering an online Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Allied Health Leadership. The interdisciplinary focus of the program is unique within PASSHE and provides core courses in health care (with a significant clinical component) and business administration combined with courses in the liberal arts that support the development of decision makers and leaders.

This program will provide a career ladder for working professionals who have completed an accredited allied health educational program, and will position graduates for employment and career advancement opportunities in high-demand fields such as health services management as well as positions in health care education and medical sales. Further, the BS in Allied Health Leadership will prepare highly-qualified students for graduate education in fields such as health policy and health care administration.
Link1/19/2012NoAllied Health Leadership
  
ShippensburgGraduate
Maintaining a corps of highly-qualified science teachers is an important component of increasing economic competitiveness in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 

The eighteen month 30-credit program is designed for those who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a scientific discipline from an accredited institution. At present, no other science-specific, post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs exist within PASSHE or the region for highly qualified, second career teachers.

This cohort-based program consists of technology blended coursework as well as extensive field-based experiences.
Link1/19/2012NoScience Education
  
CaliforniaUndergraduate
Cal U’s new Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence degree is designed with a multi-dimensional approach and will offer graduates immediate employability in rising demand careers, including title examiners, administrative judicial personnel, not-for profit advocacy groups, think tank researchers, insurance analysts, securities enforcement, commodities regulators, inspectors and disability evaluators. It also will provide a pathway for graduates to pursue advanced study in graduate and professional schools in fields such as public policy and law.
Link7/1/2011NoJurisprudence
  
MillersvilleGraduate
Unique in the state and nation, this interdisciplinary program will include specializations in environmental systems management, geo-informatics, weather intelligence and risk management and climate science applications. Each area of specialization represents an area of current or emerging workforce demand, and will engage Millersville’s existing and readily accessible business and employer partners throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States for internship, research and immediate employment opportunities.
Link7/1/2011NoIntegrated Scientific Applications
  
IndianaGraduate
This Doctoral program will be unique in the Commonwealth and the nation, designed to address a critical shortage of safety professionals with advanced skills. It will be offered via both distance education and through on-site experiential learning providing graduates of the program with advanced skills in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of safety, health and environmental hazards in the workplace.
Link7/1/2011NoSafety Sciences
  
IndianaGraduate
Developed in response to a specific request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the new Master of Science in Strategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction degree program will provide career agents with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify threats to critical assets; to prevent, delay, intervene and respond to attacks on critical assets; and to fulfill the growing need for experts in the field of strategic studies in weapons of mass destruction.
Link7/1/2011NoStrategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction
  
CaliforniaUndergraduate
A one hundred percent (100%) online, thirty (30) credit program designed to provide students with the skills and experiences that are needed in this high priority foreign language field. Emphasis is on reading, writing, and speaking in Modern Standard Arabic.
Link1/1/2011NoArabic Language and Culture
  
EdinboroUndergraduate
A new interdisciplinary degree program builds on the strength of the University’s associated-level engineering technology program and other technical training programs in the region. It will prepare graduates for careers such as production team leader, quality coordinator, new product development coordinator, production analyst and industrial sales specialist.
Link1/1/2011NoIndustrial and Engineering Administration
  
ShippensburgUndergraduate
Designed to prepare graduates for careers developing software and hardware for embedded systems including microcontrollers, industrial controls, and mobile computers, graduates will enter the workforce, meeting or exceeding federal requirements for journeyman engineers.
Link1/1/2011NoComputer Engineering
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