The Executive Committee of Mercer’s Board of Trustees recently approved six new degree programs in four of the University’s 12 schools and colleges.
B.S. and B.A. in Cybersecurity
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in cybersecurity on the Macon campus, beginning fall 2020, building on existing courses within information sciences and technology, as well as computer science. B.S. majors may choose to specialize in secure software development or cybersecurity operations.
M.S.E. in Civil Engineering
The School of Engineering will offer a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E) in civil engineering on the Macon campus, beginning fall 2020, supported by existing graduate programs in environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and technical management.
B.S. in Kinesiology
The College of Health Professions will offer a B.S. in kinesiology on the Macon campus, beginning fall 2021, following the recruitment of new faculty with backgrounds in exercise physiology, exercise science, biomechanics and/or kinesiology. Accelerated programs will be developed for students who wish to pursue graduate and professional training in Mercer’s physical therapy, physician assistant, athletic training and public health programs.
M.S. in Cybersecurity
The School of Engineering will offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in cybersecurity on the Macon campus and online, beginning fall 2021, building on existing bachelor’s and master’s programs in computer engineering with support from programs in electrical engineering and software engineering.
M.S. in Health Outcomes
The College of Pharmacy will offer an M.S. in health outcomes online, beginning fall 2021, to prepare students for the burgeoning field of health economics and outcomes research. Mercer’s new fully online master’s-level program is intended to address employment demands in areas such as health care systems, the pharmaceutical industry, managed care, government agencies and academia, as well as the lack of comparable master’s-level programs nationwide.