New undergraduate degrees programs support UVM’s efforts to expand STEM education

Vermont Business Magazine At its February meeting, the UVM Board of Trustees approved two much-anticipated undergraduate degree programs – a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering and a bachelor of science in data science – and heard an encouraging report on UVM’s comprehensive campaign. The new degree programs support UVM’s efforts to expand STEM education, with a goal of doubling enrollments in STEM-related programs by 2020. The programs in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences will be housed in the new $104 million STEM complex of laboratories, classrooms and research facilities scheduled for completion in May of 2019. “With existing faculty experts, courses already in place and both student and societal demand,” the two new degrees are a “fine addition to UVM’s portfolio,” Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee chair Cathy…


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