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Semester Conversion

New Academic Offerings

New Academic Offerings Coincide with Aug. 27, 2012, Semester Conversion

New academic offerings – from new graduate programs, integrated undergraduate programs and new minors and certificates – will be put in place as of or by the Aug. 27, 2012, implementation date for the University of Cincinnati’s conversion to semesters.

Below is a working listing of new offerings. It should not be considered a comprehensive listing of all new program offerings.

 

CARL H. LINDNER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Master Degree: Finance
The Masters of Science in Finance program at the Lindner College of Business is designed to provide the analytical skills needed for a successful professional career in today’s global financial markets. The program features a pioneering curriculum that provides a strong foundation in all areas of finance, while allowing considerable flexibility.
http://business.uc.edu/programs/graduate/ms-finance.html

Master of Science: Tax
This is a 100 percent online program to give professionals an edge in handling complex tax issues, or specialized areas of taxation.  They can boost professional skills in tax advice and planning for individual and corporate entities. 
http://business.uc.edu/news/programs/online-learning/2012/jul/ms-tax.html

Corporate Tax Certificate:
The corporate certificate develops skills for those advising companies on tax consequences of entity selection and structure, life cycle strategies, mergers and acquisitions and other planning opportunities.
http://business.uc.edu/news/programs/online-learning/2012/jul/ms-tax.html

Individual Tax Certificate:
The individual certificate is for professionals who want to assist individuals with their tax planning and preparation needs.
http://business.uc.edu/news/programs/online-learning/2012/jul/ms-tax.html

Undergraduate Minor: Business Analytics
Business Analytics is a rapidly growing field and offers many opportunities. Business analytics uses data and statistical and modeling tools to improve organizational decision making by describing what has occurred, predicting what will occur and prescribing what should occur. This undergraduate minor can be a strong complement to any business major by developing analytical skills that can be used across business functions including operations, finance, purchasing, accounting, marketing, economics and management.
http://business.uc.edu/minors

Undergraduate Minor: Operations Research
Operations research uses concepts from statistics, mathematics and engineering to build models to describe and optimize organizational problems. These problems occur across business functions including operations, finance, purchasing, accounting, marketing and management. Examples of problems include issues in scheduling, transportation, facility location, resource allocation, pricing and many other areas in both profit and non-profit organizations. This undergraduate minor was developed primarily for non-business majors such as engineering and mathematics majors.
http://business.uc.edu/minors

Certificate: Family and Private Business
The curricula will cover all aspects of the management of family and private business. As far as can be determined, no other college of business offers such a program. Because this offering comes as a certificate program, students need not be matriculated (enrolled in a degree-granting program) at UC in order to take courses in this certificate program. There will be prerequisites for some of the courses, but these can be obtained in various ways at other institutions if desired.
http://business.uc.edu/centers/goering/certificate-program.html

UC3: Certificate in Innovation Transformation
Offered across colleges, including UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business; the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, this multidisciplinary certificate program is designed to help undergraduate students turn their ideas into commercial services that can be applied to market/societal needs. Through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential-learning activities, students are advised on how to bring their ideas to market after graduation.
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=15932

 

COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Bachelor of Music: Commercial Music Production
This new program, for which no other comparable program exists within the region or the state, will combine core training in music theory, composition, arrangement and musicianship along with recording-studio techniques, commercial music and media technologies. In earning this baccalaureate degree, enrolled students will simultaneously earn a business minor in entrepreneurship. The end result will be graduates with mastery over every aspect within the process of creating, recording, producing and marketing commercial music.
http://ccm.uc.edu/admissions.html

Undergraduate Minor: Electronic Media
CCM’s Division of Electronic Media will offer a minor, consisting of 18 credit hours and open to all UC undergraduate students. The curriculum will consist of three core classes and three electives. The core classes will consist of “Media in Your Life,” “Integrated Media Production 1” and “Integrated Media Production II.” Elective courses will range from “Digital Video,” “Digital Audio,” “Writing for Media,” “New Media I,” “Studio TV Production,” “Student Media Practicum,” “News Writing and Production,” “Media Aesthetics,” “Integrated Media Market and  Sales,” “Media Programming and Management” and more.
http://ccm.uc.edu/emedia/news_productions/news/electronimedia_minor.html

 

COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART, AND PLANNING

Doctoral Degree: Architecture
New doctoral program in architecture, Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, housed within UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. This new offering will be Ohio’s only doctoral program in architecture.
http://www.daap.uc.edu/academics/said/phd_arch.html

Bachelor of Science Degree: Graphic Communication Design
The existing graphic design major and digital design major will be integrated into a new major, Graphic Communication Design. The goal in integrating these majors into a single curricular offering is to provide students a flexible and adaptable design program in keeping with demands within the professional field. Students graduating spring semester 2015 or later will earn a bachelor of science in design degree while still having the option to specialize in one of three focus areas: print-based design, time-based design (creating video or digital animation), or interaction design (developing websites or digital device applications). All areas of focus create systems of information that persuade, inform, educate or entertain an intended audience or user for a specific purpose.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1393&ProgramOutlineID=341

UC3: Certificate in Innovation Transformation
Offered across colleges, including UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business; the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, this multidisciplinary certificate program is designed to help undergraduate students turn their ideas into commercial services that can be applied to market/societal needs. Through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential-learning activities, students are advised on how to bring their ideas to market after graduation.
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=15932

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATON, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN SERVICES

Specialization Tracks in Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education
-          Social Studies – Geography
-          Social Studies – Political Studies
Numerous specialization tracks within the BS in Secondary Education have previously and will continue to be offered: chemistry, earth science, life sciences, mathematics, physics and social studies-history. To these will be added two new specialization tracks: social studies – geography and social studies – political sciences.

Bachelor of Science Degree:  Secondary Education - Social Studies – Geography
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1280&ProgramOutlineID=233

Bachelor of Science Degree: Secondary Education - Social Studies - Poli Sci
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1287&ProgramOutlineID=237

UC3: Certificate in Innovation Transformation
Offered across colleges, including UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business; the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, this multidisciplinary certificate program is designed to help undergraduate students turn their ideas into commercial services that can be applied to market/societal needs. Through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential-learning activities, students are advised on how to bring their ideas to market after graduation.
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=15932

 

HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE (UC CLERMONT COLLEGE)

Health Information Systems Degree is designed for students who desire an associate degree focusing on organizing and managing health information by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security.  It's a pathway to a career in health care that is challenging and in demand.
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=16119

 

COLLEGE OF LAW

Master Degree: U.S. Legal System
This program of study on the United States legal system is open to foreign-trained practicing attorneys and law school graduates. The LLM program is a one-year program which provides a substantive introduction into the US legal process, while allowing students to tailor their studies to particular areas of law.
http://www.law.uc.edu/institutes-centers/llm

 

McMICKEN COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry
Previously offered as an optional track within chemistry, the new bachelor of science in biochemistry is well suited for students with a background and interest in sciences such as biology and chemistry. The BS biochemistry program is most appropriate for students with strengths in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Also, since the program requires extensive laboratory work, an enjoyment of hands-on laboratory work is important.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1270&ProgramOutlineID=223

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry-ACS
The BS chemistry-ACS degree program is a rigorous program of study intended for students seeking careers as professional chemists, often with an advanced degree in chemistry. This degree program is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1269&ProgramOutlineID=222

Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry-BIO
Chemists explore the molecular structure of matter in order to develop theories about how these structures work and to apply those theories to the development of useful new products. Biochemistry applies the ideas and theories of chemistry to the complex realm of biological systems. Biochemists explore the chemical structure and functioning of biological molecules such as proteins, enzymes and DNA. Biochemists also study the chemical reactions that provide energy to cells so that they can carry out their physiological functions. The BA in chemistry with a concentration in biological chemistry is a degree program containing both an emphasis on the interface between chemistry and biology and sufficient flexibility for students to pursue a second major or health professions coursework.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1268&ProgramOutlineID=221

Undergraduate Certificate: Chinese Language and Culture
The proposal for the certificate received approval from the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate on Feb. 14. It now will be sent for approval by the Academic Coordinating Committee, which met March 8. If approved by the committee, the Certificate can officially be added to the University of Cincinnati’s academic offerings.

The program will parallel the already-established Japanese Language and Culture certificate and will be housed in the Department of German Studies.
http://www.uc.edu/news/nr.aspx?id=15183

Undergraduate Minor: Communication
The bachelor of arts in communication will continue to be offered. A new offering will be an option for a minor in communication.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1370&ProgramOutlineID=318

Undergraduate Certificate: Innovation Transformation
Jointly offered with UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business; College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science; and College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Undergraduate Certificate:  Japanese Language & Culture
Students completing the certificate in Japanese language and culture will be prepared to handle linguistic challenges successfully and will develop an understanding of Japanese society and its culture. Students will exercise critical thinking and analytical skills while integrating cultural activities and linguistic analysis into language study.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1375&ProgramOutlineID=323

Specialization Tracks in Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
-          Magazine
-          News
-          Photojournalism
Bachelor of Arts Degree:  Journalism – Magazine

https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1275&ProgramOutlineID=228

Bachelor of Arts Degree:  Journalism – News
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1276&ProgramOutlineID=229

Bachelor of Arts Degree:  Journalism – Photojournalism
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1277&ProgramOutlineID=230

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics
Specialization Tracks in BA and BS degrees: Mathematics-MT and Mathematics-SA (Statistics/Actuarial Sciences)
Undergraduate Certificate: Mathematics

Previously, the undergraduate mathematics option consisted of a bachelor of arts degree. That degree will continue. Additional options will consist of a bachelor of science in mathematics, tracks in statistics/actuarial sciences and an undergraduate certificate.

Students will choose between the BA and the BS options. The BA degree in mathematics is ideal for students who enjoy and are strong in mathematics, including students who are interested in pursuing a double major with mathematics as one of the areas of study. The BS degree in mathematics requires additional advanced mathematics courses and coursework in another scientific or quantitative discipline and is ideal for students planning for graduate studies in mathematics or related disciplines or who plan to work professionally in a math-intensive area such as the actuarial field.

Students will also choose between the mathematics and the statistics/actuarial sciences tracks. Students who plan to pursue graduate study in mathematics, plan a career in applied mathematics, or who seek to become secondary mathematics teachers should choose the mathematics track, while those who are primarily interested in careers or graduate study in statistics or actuarial sciences should choose the statistics/actuarial sciences track. Students interested in financial mathematics may choose either track, depending on their preference and focus.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1290&ProgramOutlineID=240
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1291&ProgramOutlineID=241
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1289&ProgramOutlineID=239
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1382&ProgramOutlineID=330

Undergraduate Minor: Minority Health
Joint offering with UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services.

UC3: Certificate in Innovation Transformation
Offered across colleges, including UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business; the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, this multidisciplinary certificate program is designed to help undergraduate students turn their ideas into commercial services that can be applied to market/societal needs. Through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential-learning activities, students are advised on how to bring their ideas to market after graduation.
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=15932

 

 

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE:  MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE PROGRAMS

Masters Degree:  Biostatistics Concentration

The biostatistics concentration prepares students to take positions as statistical consultants, data analysts or project managers in health-related organizations, research establishments focusing on clinical trials, statistical consulting companies and academic establishments requiring bio-statistical support.
http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/20605/

 

Masters Degree: Environmental Public Health Concentration:

The environmental public health concentration prepares students to take and/or advance careers in public health related fields.  Graduates of the MPH program with a concentration in environmental health are appropriately trained to assume leadership positions in agencies including but not limited to the Environmental Protection Agency, National Disease Control and Prevention, nonprofit agencies and for-profit agencies.
http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/20605/

 

 

COLLEGE OF NURSING
Certificate: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

This program has been designed for post-baccalaureate-entry to enable students to prepare for academic roles in higher education while completing master's and doctorate degrees.
http://nursing.uc.edu/academic_programs/graduate_certificateinnursingeducation.html

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (CO-OP): SERVICE LEARNING
Certificate: Service Learning and Civic Engagement

This university-wide certificate program for undergraduates and will consist of 18 hours of coursework, including “Foundations of Service Learning” and “Leadership Through Service” (capstone course).

http://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/propractice/service-learning/docs/resources/Table%20One_Breakdown%20of%20Courses%20for%20Certificate_SUMMER%202011.pdf

http://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/propractice/service-learning/docs/resources/Service%20Learning%20and%20Civic%20Engagement%20Certificate%20Proposal_SUMMER%202011.pdf

Certificate: International Academic Internship and Practice Certificate
This new certificate will allow students to receive formal recognition and academic credit for completing language and international internship experience, which is – in turn – integrated into a capstone course.

 

CHANGES TO EXISTING OFFERINGS

COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART, AND PLANNING (DAAP)
Bachelor of Science: Industrial Design track changes

Currently, industrial design majors choose between two tracks, product design or transportation design. These two tracks will no longer be offered as an option as of Aug. 27, 2012. The goal in integrating these distinctive tracks into a single curricular offering is to provide students a flexible, adaptable design program in keeping with demands within the professional field. Students who will graduate spring semester 2015 or later will earn a bachelor of science in design degree while still having the option to concentrate in one or two focus areas: product or transportation design. Students in both areas of focus in Industrial Design are concerned with the appearance and usefulness of manufactured goods.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1017&ProgramOutlineID=117

Bachelor of Science: Fashion Design track changes
Currently, fashion design majors choose between two tracks, fashion design and fashion product development. These two distinct tracks will no longer be offered as options as of Aug. 27, 2012. The goal in integrating these distinctive tracks into a single curricular offering is to provide students a flexible, adaptable design program in keeping with demands within the professional field. Students who will graduate spring semester 2015 or later will earn a bachelor of science degree while still having the option to specialize  in one of two focus areas: fashion realization or fashion development. Realization allows students to focus on the design and construction of garments, while development allows students to work through the process of bringing consumer-driven fashion goods to the marketplace. Both areas of focus prepare students for the pace and demands of the fashion industry.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1014&ProgramOutlineID=116

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN SERVICES
Bachelor of Science: Signed Language Interpreting

Previously, signed language interpreting was offered as a specialization within special education. As of Fall 2012, signed language interpreting will be a degree program. http://www.cech.uc.edu/interpreting/programs/18BSED-DL-SPED-I/

Undergraduate Certificate: Violence Prevention in Families, Schools and Communities (Distance Learning)
Formerly offered as a distance learning undergraduate certificate in Child Abuse Recognition, the focus of the offering has been broadened to encompass a wider examination of violence and its causes beyond child abuse.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1663&ProgramOutlineID=612

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
Bachelor of Science: Computer Engineering Technology becomes track option in Electrical Engineering Technology

Beginning with fall semester 2012, the Computer Engineering Technology, CET, degree will become a track within the Electrical Engineering Technology program. The 41 students currently enrolled in the CET degree program will have full support and access to all classes needed to complete their degree by 2016 and will graduate with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. Incoming and transfer students seeking a degree to further careers in computer networks, microcontroller programming, industrial and robotics intelligence systems are encouraged to apply for a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (with computer engineering electives) or a degree in Computer Engineering.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1296&ProgramOutlineID=245

 

McMICKEN COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Bachelor of Arts: Creation of Department of Journalism, formerly Journalism Program

The bachelor of arts in journalism program has been administratively housed in the Department of English and Comparative English since the 2004-2005 academic year, but as of Aug. 1, 2012, the major will have departmental status as the Department of Journalism within the college. Departmental status for journalism already exists at other higher education institutions offering the major, and departmental status will facilitate  accreditation since a journalism unit must be fiscally independent in order to be accredited. In addition, departmental status is a requirement for support consideration by foundations that support journalism education.
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1276&ProgramOutlineID=229
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1275&ProgramOutlineID=228
https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1277&ProgramOutlineID=230

 

PROGRAM PHASE OUTS

COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Master Degree: Technical Production track
One of several tracks within CCM’s Theatre Design & Production major, the master’s level technical direction track will be phased out in order to focus resources in the undergraduate baccalaureate track in technical direction. No students will be affected as there are no master’s students in the track as of fall 2012.

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Wig and Make-up Design
Over the next several years, CCM’s baccalaureate degree program in wig and make-up design will be phased out; however, the nine current undergraduates in the program will be able to complete their degrees without interruption. (And the master’s level Wig and Make-up Design program will continue.)

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree: Computer Engineering Technology
Admissions to the bachelor’s degree in CET is suspended as of fall 2012. All 41 current students in the program will have the opportunity to complete the degree, as the phase out will require up to seven years. 

 

McMICKEN COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Bachelor of Sciences: Biological Sciences with a botany concentration
UC will continue of offer bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in biological sciences. The BS degree options in biology will continue to offer concentration options in biology of animals, biomedical studies, cell & molecular biology, and ecology & evolution, as well as offering a new option to minor in biology and a new associate degree option in biology. However, the option for a concentration track in biology of plants (botany), which consisted of an enrollment of about five students, will be phased out.