New Programs of Study

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Forensic science, biomedical engineering, and molecular and cellular biology top the list of new programs introduced this fall. An engineering co-op program is also underway, and a B.S. degree is now an option for exercise & sport science majors.

  • Watch out, CSI! A forensic science major will give students a real-world approach to investigating forensic evidence. Students will take a rigorous science core and all the courses required for a criminal justice minor. They will also benefit from an internship at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
  • The new molecular and cellular biology major will prepare students for research or further study in the growing fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and genetics. Unlike many other molecular programs, the major blends a strong molecular biology core and specialized molecular electives with traditional, big-picture organismal biology.
  • The exercise science major will now be offered as a Bachelor of Science degree in addition to its current Bachelor of Arts degree. This change allows students who take extra science classes the option of a B.S. The choice of a B.S. versus a B.A. gives the students flexibility as they determine which type of degree would best prepare them for graduate school and a graduate assistantship.
  • A new engineering cooperative education (co-op) program will allow students to gain engineering experience in professional settings while they are still in school. Beginning in the junior year, a student who selects this five-year program will alternate semesters between school and work. The student will typically earn more than $20,000, be more likely to get the job he or she wants, and start at a higher salary after graduation.
  • A biomedical engineering minor has been added in support of a growing interest in biomedical technology, which includes artificial limbs and joints, tissue mechanics, and medical imaging. The program will allow all three types of CU engineering majors (computer, electrical, and mechanical) to apply their discipline to the medical field by taking classes in biomedical engineering, anatomy, and physiology.

For more information, call 1-800-CEDARVILLE.