Bethune-Cookman University Begins New Degree Programs in Environmental Science

Bethune-Cookman University, the historically black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida, has begun new bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in environmental science.

Environmental science is a field in which traditionally there have been very few black scholars. Bethune-Cookman has hired Michael Reiter, a white professor who had taught at historically black Delaware State University, to head up its new program. Dr. Reiter holds a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Virginia.