IU Board of Trustees approves three new degrees at three campuses

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved three new degrees on three campuses: a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science at IU Bloomington, a Bachelor of Science in applied data and information science at IUPUI and a Master of Science in speech-language pathology at IU South Bend.

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The IU Board of Trustees approved three new degrees, including a Master of Science in speech-language pathology at IU South Bend. Photo by Eric Rudd, Indiana University

Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science

This undergraduate degree will be offered on the Bloomington campus and is designed for students who are preparing for careers in fields including meteorology and climate science. Students will complete 120 credit hours in courses such as weather forecasting, global warming, environmental impacts, and the study of past, present and future climates.

Bachelor of Science in applied data and information science

IUPUI will offer an undergraduate degree in applied data and information science for students to learn about data curation, management, analysis and dissemination. This 120-credit-hour interdisciplinary program will be offered through the Department of Library and Information Science and the Department of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Informatics and Computing, and students can specialize in either applied data science or information science. After finishing the program, students can further their education with graduate study in fields such as applied data science or library science.

Master of Science in speech-language pathology

Since 2010, IU South Bend has worked to strengthen the quality of health care education in the region. Following the introduction of a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a concentration in speech-language pathology in 2016, this new Master of Science degree is the terminal degree for the field of speech-language pathology. Students will complete 67 credit hours, typically over the course of six semesters, in both classroom and clinical settings. Graduates will be immediately employable as entry-level speech-language pathologists in any educational or health care environment.

The degrees approved by the trustees still await final approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

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