New Information Technology Major Approved at Florida A&M

The board of trustees of Florida A&M University has approved a new bachelor’s degree program in information technology. Some trustees questioned whether the new major would duplicate the current offering of computer information systems. But Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris convinced the board that the new major was necessary and stated that she believed 60 to 80 students would choose the discipline.

The board, faced with cutting 20 percent of the operating budget, was also concerned about adding the expense of a new major degree field with its accompanying administrative costs.