†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† September 27-28, 2001

 

ITEM 112-1601-R0901†††††† Approval of Proposal to Convert the Bachelor of Arts Option in Business and Communications to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with Three Options in Computer Technology, Business Administration, and Tourism; The University of Montana-Western

 

THAT:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Western to convert the Bachelor of Arts Option in Business and Communications to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with Three Options in Computer Technology, Business Administration, and Tourism.

 

EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††† UM-Westernís Bachelor of Arts Option in Business and Communications currently has an enrollment of over 200 students, representing 20 percent of the Collegeís total enrollment.† Relatively minor modifications to the option that require no additional faculty or resources will allow the optionís conversion to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with three options.† The proposed three options in the B.S. degree mirror the existing related areas (secondary options) in the current B.A. option.† The B.S. option will feature an increased emphasis on developing appropriate professional skills and knowledge.† All course work required by students currently enrolled in the B.A. option will continue as offerings in the new B.S. degree.

 

The completed signature page resides on file at the Presidentís Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.

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