Friday, December 17, 2010

Board Of Trustees Approve Degree Changes At Ferris State University

Ferris State University has had some changes in its degree offerings.

These changes were announced during the most recent Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning in Stanwood.

Here is a portion of the News Services story:

The Ferris State University Board of Trustees, in a special session today (Dec. 17), approved a series of changes related to academic degrees.

Trustees approved a new academic concentration in Sports Communication, the reinstatement of the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education and a new academic minor in Medical Informatics.

Due to the growth of sports as an industry, University officials sought to address statewide, regional and national needs for support personnel to administer, market and broadcast events. The 2010-11 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (a biennial publication on employment projections from the U.S. Department of Labor) predicts that jobs in the sports industry will increase 20 to 25 percent during the next six years, second only to careers in the healthcare industry. It is the intent of the University to begin enrolling students requesting the Sports Communications concentration beginning in the Fall 2011 semester.

For the full version of the story, visit: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/news/News.cfm?AnnouncementID=1286&CatID=1

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