Programs Being Changed, Merged, Placed in Moratorium, or Closed

Updated 12-16-2020

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Status Definition
Closed Program will no longer be offered after this academic year. If students are currently enrolled in the program, a teach-out plan will be developed so they can finish their degrees.
Converted BSEd program will be converted to a BS or BA program plus an education certification
Merged Two or more programs combined to create better experiences.
Moratorium Program will no longer accept new students pending a curriculum change or redesign. Can lead to closure if the redesign does not result in a viable program.
Moved Program moved to a different college.
Split Program spilt into two or more programs, possibly in different colleges.
Renamed Name of program changed to better reflect area of study or current naming conventions.
Transition Program will transition from one degree type to another.

Programs Being Closed

These programs will no longer be offered after this academic year. If students are currently enrolled in the program, a teach-out plan will be developed so they can finish their degrees.

Program Status Note Current Students
Adult and Community Education Closed 0
Art Studio, MFA Closed Teach out 5
Art Education, MA Closed Teach out 5
Art Studio, MA Closed Teach out 3
Athletic Training, BS Closed Due to accreditation shift 8
Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Closed 0
Dance Arts, BA Closed Teach out 5

Update

As a result of ongoing discussions, as of 12-16-20, the Musical Theatre track in the BA Theatre program will continue to be offered. The dance minor also will continue to be offered.

Information announced in October included plans for the track to be closed; that initial recommendation has been reversed.

Programs Being Modified

Programs in the Colleges of Fine Arts or Humanities and Social Sciences that are not listed here will move to a new college focused on the creative arts, humanities, and design.

Program Status Note Current Students
Administration and Leadership Studies, PhD Moved To College of Health 79
Adult and Community Education/ Instructional Design and Technology Merged Transition to Education, Training, and Instructional Tech, MA 0
Anthropology, BA Merged Merged to form Anthropology/Applied, BA 17
Anthropology/Applied, BA Moved To Kopchick College 13
Anthropology/Archaeology, BA Moved To Kopchick College 18
Applied Archaeology, MA Moved Kopchick College 23
Behavior Analysis Certificate Moved To Dept. of Psychology, College of Health 1
Applied and Industrial Chemistry, PSM Moratorium 2
Biology Education, BSEd Converted To BS + ED certification 19
Biology/Ecology, Conservation, and Environment Renamed To Ecology, Conservation, and Evolution, BS 0
Biology/Environment Health, BS Moratorium 3
Business Workforce Development/Undeclared Moratorium Transition to Education, Training, and Instructional Tech MA 0
Business Workforce Development/Workforce, MEd Moratorium Transition to Education, Training, and Instructional Tech MA 2
Chemistry Education, BSEd Converted To Chem BS + ED cert 8
Chemistry/Interdisciplinary, BS Moratorium 2
Clinical Laboratory Science, BS Renamed To Medical Technology, BS 1
Clinical Psychology, PsyD Moved To College of Health 66
Comm Media and Instruct Tech, PhD Renamed Media and Communications Studies, PhD 32
Computer Sci/Info Assurance Moratorium 1
Early Child/Spec Ed/Urban, BSEd Moved To Urban Certificate, open to all BSEd 14
Earth and Space Science Ed, BSEd Merged With Geology, BS + Ed Cert 3
Economics, BA Moved To Dept. of Economics and Finance, Eberly College 28
Economics/Pre-Law, BA Merged With Pre-law (Political Science or Criminology) 2
Education of Exceptional Persons, BSEd Merged With Special Ed, BSEd 1
Education, Training and Instructional Tech/Instructional Design Merged Transition to Education, Training, and Instructional Tech MA 18
Educational Psychology, Med Moved To Dept. of Psychology, College of Health 10
Employ and Labor Relations, MA Merged with Human Res and Employ Relation, MA 4
English as a Second Language, Graduate Certificate Moratorium 0
English Education, BSEd Converted To English BA + Ed Cert 53
English/Pre-Law, BA Merged With Pre-law (Political Science OR Criminology) 3
English/Film Studies, BA Merged With Literature/Culture. BA 1
English/Literature, Textual, and Cultural Studies Merged With Literature/Culture. BA 3
Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BSEd Converted Human Development and Family Science BS + Ed Cert
16
Fashion Merchandising, BS Moved To Dept. of Marketing, Eberly College 94
Finance, BS Moved To Dept. of Economics and Finance, Eberly College 182
Geography and Geographic Information Science Merged To form Geography and Geographic Info Science 3
Geography/Econ Geographer, BA Merged To form Geography and Geographic Info Science 0
Geography/Environ-Energy, BA Merged To form Geography and Geographic Info Science 13
Geography/Environment Plan, MS Merged To form Geographical Sciences and Planning, MS 7
Geography/GIS Cartography, MS Merged To form Geographical Sciences and Planning, MS 7
Geography/GIS and Geospatial Tech, Certificate Moved To Dept. of Geography and Geoscience, Kopchick College 1
Geography/GIS Cartographer, BA Merged To form Geography and Geographic Info Science 17
Geography/Human Geography Merged To form Geography and Geographic Info Science 4
Geography/Regional Planning, MS Merged To form Geographical Sciences and Planning, MS 4
Geology/Environmental, BS Merged Into Geology, BS 9
Geology/Energy Resources, BS Merged Into Geology, BS 1
Geospatial Intelligence Analysis, Certificate Moved To Dept. of Geography and Geoscience, Kopchick College 0
Health and Physical Education/Athletic Coaching, MEd Merged To form Health and Physical Education /Adapt Phy, MEd 3
Health and Physical Education /Rec-Leis, BSEd Merged With Health and Physical Education/Community Health, BSEd 1
History/Pre-Law, BA Merged With Pre-law (Political Science OR Criminology) 4
Hospitality Management, AS Moved To Dept. of Management, Eberly College 1
Hospitality Management, BS Moved To Dept. of Management, Eberly College 115
Human Development and Family Science, BS Moved To Dept. of Professional Studies in Education 60
Instructional Design Technology Merged Transition to Education, Training, and Instructional Tech MA 1
Interior Design, BS Moved To Art and Design 148
Journalism and Public Relations, BA Moved To Dept. of Communications Media 40
Management/Energy Management Moratorium 12
Management Information Systems BS Split Program split into Information Systems, BS and Information Technology, BS 1
Middle Level Ed/English-Lang Arts Moratorium 9
Middle Level Ed/Math, BSEd Moved Moved to Mathematical and Computer Sciences 0
Middle Level Ed/Science, BSEd Moratorium 2
Middle Level Ed/Social Studies, BSEd Moratorium 5
Nanoscience/Industrial Materials, PSM Moratorium 1
Natural Sci/Pre-Audiology BS Moratorium 1
Natural Sci/Pre-Chiropract, BS Combined Into Natural Sci/Pre-Profess Studies, BS 14
Natural Sci/Pre-Dentistry, BS Combined Into Natural Sci/Pre-Profess Studies, BS 24
Natural Sci/Pre-Optometry, BS Combined Into Natural Sci/Pre-Profess Studies, BS 12
Natural Sci/Pre-Pharmacy, BS Merge With Chemistry and Physics Pre-Pharmacy, BS 16
Natural Sci/Pre-Podiatry, BS Moratorium 0
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS Renamed To Medical Imaging (3 tracks) 3
Nutrition/Culinary Dietetics Merged With Nutrition/dietetics, BS 5
Philosophy/Pre-Law, BA Merged With Pre-law (Political Science OR Criminology) 1
Physics Education, BSEd Converted To Physics BS + ED cert 4
Physics/Applied Physics, BS Converted To Physics BS 3
Psychology Honors Program Moved To College of Health 20
Psychology, BA Moved To College of Health 350
Regional Planning, BS Moved To Dept. of Geography and Geoscience, Kopchick College 7
Regional Planning/Environmental Planing, BS Merged To form Regional Planning BS 9
Regional Planning/Land Use and GIS Merged To form Regional Planning BS 4
Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences, BS Moved To Kopchick College 223
Safety Sciences, BS Renamed To Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences, BS 1
Safety Sciences, MS Moved To Kopchick College 51
Safety Sciences, PhD Moved To Kopchick College 45
School Psychology, Ed Spec Moved To Dept. of Psychology, College of Health 17
School Psychology, DEd Transition DEd in transition to PhD in Dept. of Psychology, College of Health 13
Social Science Ed/Soc, BSEd Moratorium 1
Social Studies Ed/Hist, BSEd Converted To History BA + Ed Cert 65
Sociology, MA Moved To College of Health 14
Sociology/Disability Serv, BA Moratorium 3
Sociology/General, BA Moved To College of Health 50
Sociology/Human Services, BA Moved To College of Health 46
Spanish Education K-12, BSEd Converted To Spanish BA + Ed Cert 14
Sport Science/Sport Studies, MS Moratorium 5