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Program changes will help manage student enrollment growth

July 16, 2012
KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo is responding to rapid increases in the number of degree programs and student enrollment with changes designed to manage growth and provide world-class education.

Susan Sciame-Giesecke, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, said the School of Arts and Sciences is now divided into two new schools, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Sciences. The campus also moved two majors in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs into other departments.

"We want to maintain the personal attention and small class sizes that have attracted so many students to our campus," she said. "The School of Arts and Sciences added 12 new degree programs and had nearly 20 percent more students in the last two years. This change allows us to manage growth effectively and use our resources efficiently to insure student success."

The new School of Humanities and Social Sciences includes the criminal justice and homeland securities programs, which were formerly part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The public affairs program, renamed the Department of Public Administration and Health Management, is now part of the Division of Allied Health. The campus is committed to growing its programs in the health care field.

"This gives us flexibility to provide the degrees needed in north central Indiana," Sciame-Giesecke said. "We are committed to enhancing educational opportunities in our region, and these changes allow us to achieve that goal."

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 08/21/2014