FAMU to offer STEM master’s programs online
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida A&M University says it will soon offer STEM master’s programs online. The university is partnering with Bisk, a global leader in online education, to make this happen, according to a press release.
Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics continue to be in high demand as those industries have seen steady growth over the last decade, FAMU says.
Since those fields are expected to have more jobs than non-STEM industries in the coming years, FAMU and Bisk will offer flexible online learning options for broader accessibility to FAMU’s STEM Degree Program.
“STEM skills are vital for individuals to have success at all levels of employment,” said Jennifer King, Ph.D., executive director of academic success for Bisk. “With minorities being underrepresented within the STEM fields, this is a terrific opportunity to support a premier HBCU’s STEM programs. Providing upgraded flexibility and mobility for students will allow them to complete the programs online, get matriculated and move into the workforce.”
The Learning Design Team from Bisk will convert FAMU’s Master of Science degree programs in physics, chemistry and biology to fully online learning from the College of Science and Technology, the release says.
The Master of Science in Facilities Management, as well as the Bachelor of Architecture Fifth Year Commuter Program, will also be retooled for fully online learning, the release says. Both of those programs are under the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology’s umbrella.
“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity it provides to expand the University’s digital footprint,” said Genyne Boston, Ph.D., FAMU associate provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. “Our collaborative efforts with Bisk will expand online course offerings and enrich the student learning experience.”
For more information about enrolling in FAMU’s programs, follow this link.
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