New at WilmU: New Science Degrees

Concentrating BotanistWilmington University has significantly broadened the range of exemplary career-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs for its growing and diverse student population by offering two new science programs.

This academic year an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Policy is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences (formerly Allied Health), which is housed in the College of Health Professions.

“This is a great development for the University and our students who now have these additional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs,” says Dr. Jim Wilson, vice president of academic affairs. “This brings the total number of STEM offerings to 49, which includes 27 undergraduate and graduate programs, six undergraduate minors and 16 certificates.  The faculty is to be congratulated for these significant advances.”

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY

The interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Environmental Science will draw upon undergraduate courses from the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Technology and Business. The degree is practical and career-oriented, yet adaptable enough to be used as a step towards graduate education. Graduates can market themselves to local, state and federal agencies, private and non-profit organizations, and for academic and environmental positions. Courses will be offered at several locations and times, and students will have the option to complete the full degree face-to-face, online or a combination of both.

“Because it is obvious that environmental issues are not going away,” says Milton Muldrow Jr., chairman of science and chair of environmental science and policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, “the expertise to preserve and protect our very limited and fragile natural resources is expected to be a continuously valuable skillset, both nationally and in the state of Delaware. Wilmington University is well positioned to train highly qualified individuals to address these issues.”

 

HEALTH SCIENCES

This program enables students to gain a strong science foundation and proficiencies in multiple areas of health care, like health care policy, research and leadership. Upon graduation, they will be prepared to pursue many health care positions, such as wellness coordinator, research assistant, health screener, health educator and patient care coordinator, among others. Graduates would also be prepared for graduate work. The program, which is accessible as both a four-year degree program and a completion program, is also available face-to-face, online or a combination of both. WU


(For Environmental Science, visit wilmu.edu/artsandsciences/environmental-science-policy-curriculum.aspx. For Policy and Health, visit wilmu.edu/health/health-sciences.aspx.)