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Newly Approved Degree Programs

PASSHE Universities continue to develop new and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the interests of students as well as the changing needs of the workforce.
















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 Undergraduate Programs

Lock Haven – Associate of Arts in Sustainability Studies

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.

Clarion – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The new degree is designed to prepare graduates to become licensed registered nurses, providing comprehensive direct and indirect nursing care.

 Reorganized Programs

Clarion – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management

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.

Bloomsburg – Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics

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.

California – Master of Business Administration

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.

 Graduate Programs

Bloomsburg – Doctor of Nursing Practice

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.

Clarion and Edinboro – Doctor of Nursing Practice

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.

Slippery Rock – Doctorate of Education

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.

Lock Haven – Master of Health Science

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.