Several New Degree Programs Announced at HBCUs

• The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is adding three new science degree programs. The university will offer a bachelor’s degree program in biochemistry, beginning this fall. Within four years, the university hopes to have 35 majors in the subject.

In addition, the university will offer a master’s degree program in chemistry and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. The master’s degree in chemistry program will begin accepting students this fall. The physician assistant master’s program will begin in 2013.

Fort Valley State University in Georgia will now be offering a master’s degree program in history. The university has received several applicants for the new program.

• The School of Business at Howard University is offering an online executive MBA program. The program, scheduled to begin in January 2012, will allow students to complete their degree program in 18 months while continuing to hold full-time jobs.

North Carolina Central University in Durham will offer a Ph.D. program in integrated biosciences. The program will be offered on two tracks, biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences. It will be the first Ph.D. program and second doctoral program at the university. NCCU had an educational doctorate program from 1955 to 1964.

The university hopes to have 20 students enrolled in the new Ph.D. program within four years.