Posts Tagged with “majors”

Bryant adds Chinese, Spanish

January 12th, 2011

WRNI radio's education blog reports on two new majors at the University — Chinese and Spanish.

Bryant offers two new language majors: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

January 10th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University has added Mandarin Chinese and Spanish to the list of majors available through the College of Arts and Sciences. They are the first language majors offered by the University.

Courses in each language, as well as in French and Italian, have been offered for several years in the Department of Modern Languages, and students have been able to minor in any of the four languages. But as part of the University's mission to cultivate a global perspective and to accommodate the growing number of students eager to build their fluency in a second - or even third - language, the University's Curriculum Committee approved the new majors this past fall.*

The addition of the two majors "is a natural progression of the University's interest in expanding the College of Arts and Sciences," said David Lux, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "The curriculum of each major offers students an advanced level of language proficiency and intercultural insight that prepares them to live, study and work in countries where Mandarin Chinese or Spanish are spoken."


Bryant to inaugurate new bachelor’s degree in biology

August 1st, 2010

The Providence Journal "At the Colleges" column reports on Bryant University's new bachelor of science in biology.

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Bryant U. announces new biology major

July 26th, 2010

New program focuses on integrative biology, intensive laboratory research

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University is launching a new major, the bachelor of science in biology.

What sets the Bryant biology major apart is an intensive research program that cuts across disciplines, said Jose-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., the University's vice president for academic affairs. After working with the Department of Science and Technology faculty who teach environmental science, botany, chemistry, biotechnology and cellular biology, the biology major will work one-on-one with faculty mentors to develop an independent research project. Some of these projects may culminate in scientific papers suitable for publication or presentations at major scientific conferences.