Agenda Item FA 16-29

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate) - (Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology):

Programs of Study changes (3 packages)

09/01/16: Passed

09/09/16: Approved

Log Number: 201508-123

Mathematics and Statistics - Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Master of Science – Mathematical Science Major

Summary of the Changes:

We propose to add the course MAP6xxx-Mathematical Biology as an elective to both the Mathematics concentration of the MS degree in Mathematical Sciences and the Statistics concentration of the MS degree in Mathematical Sciences. We propose to add this course so that our graduate students have a broader range of graduate courses from which to select their electives. Total credit hour does not change. This course has been approved by the APC committee with log number 201508-72.
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Log Number: 201508-124

Mathematics and Statistics - Graduate

Change an existing non-degree program
Certificate – Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Mathematics

Summary of the Changes:

We propose to add MAP6XXX Mathematical Biology as an elective in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Mathematics. We propose to add this course so that our certificate students have a broader range of graduate courses from which to select their electives. This course has been approved by the APC committee with log number 201508-72.
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Log Number: 201601-29

Psychology - Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Master of Science – General Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:

The request to change the existing name of the Masters program from General Psychology to Psychological Science. This change is to better reflect the current course content:
1) It involves thesis work as a requirement for degree completion.
2) There is a strong concentration on research.
3) The focus of the program is to develop students' knowledge, skills and abilities in scientific inquiry, methods and analysis
4) It covers the key areas of psychological topics, including development, cognition, social, and neuropsychology.
The PoS includes changes as part of different packages (201508-132) and (201601-31)
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