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New Programs Open More Doors for Students

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The University of San Diego has added three new degree programs to its academic plate for the fall. New program areas include: environmental studies, real estate and international business.

The environmental studies major is offered by the Marine Science and Environmental Studies Department and is designed as an interdisciplinary approach studying environmental issues from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities perspectives. This major is intended to provide students with a background in the natural sciences, balanced by breadth in the social sciences and humanities most directly connected to environmental issues facing the world today.  Students majoring in environmental studies are expected to be well-prepared to pursue graduate studies in environmental policy, resource management, environmental science, law or any area in the rapidly developing industries related to environmental sustainability.

The School of Business Administration has added bachelor of business administration degrees in real estate and international business. Both international business and real estate were previously offered as concentrations within the business administration major.

The real estate major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the different disciplines and facets that make up the real estate profession. The real estate curriculum provides students with a solid foundation and helps them develop the specialized skills needed by real estate professionals and prepares them for careers in mortgage lending, development, equity investment, brokerage and sales, valuation, consulting, property and asset management, among other specialties.

The international business major is designed to provide students with a broad background in the major functional areas of business while exploring their interests in the field of international business.  The curriculum allows students to pursue studies that are complementary to international business, including foreign languages, geographic area studies and international issues in general.

– USD Public Affairs

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