BOV Approves New Degree Programs

Posted: December 2, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

Three new degree programs were approved by George Mason’s Board of Visitors at its meeting yesterday. The programs are: MA in Teaching in Education; MA in Systems Engineering Management; and BS in Applied Computer Science.

The BOV also approved changing the name of the BS in Systems Engineering to a BS in Systems and Industrial Engineering.

In addition, President Alan Merten reported on his recent 20-day visit to Asia, calling it “very successful.” Also, Provost Peter Stearns updated the BOV on the university’s efforts to launch a campus in the United Arab Emirates. (Detailed articles on these topics will appear in upcoming editions of the Daily Gazette.)

In other matters, Robert Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College, and Jack Dale, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, made a joint appearance in which they reaffirmed their commitment to work closely with Merten and the university in providing educational opportunities to secondary school students who are college-bound.

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