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Laurier Brantford’s first graduate degree among new slate of programs
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As Wilfrid Laurier University celebrates its 100th anniversary, it’s preparing to launch a variety of new programs at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses that will meet the academic and applied needs of today’s student, and the next century.
“These new programs exemplify Laurier's strength as a university of matching excellence in academic programming with the interests of our students and faculty to make an impact on the world,” said Deborah MacLatchy, vice-president: academic & provost. “It is especially fitting that we have these innovative programs launching as we begin our second century.”
There are several new graduate programs being introduced, including a two-year Master of Arts in Criminology at the Brantford campus. It is Brantford’s first graduate program, with three fields of specialized study: international crime and justice; media criminology; and culture, crime, and policy.
New this fall in Waterloo is Laurier’s first Master of Science in Management in the Technology Management field, called the Executive Masters in Technology Management or EMTM. The EMTM is a one-year, part-time program with three fields of specialization: organizational behaviour/human resource management, supply chain management and technology management.
This past spring, Laurier’s Waterloo campus also launched a part-time Master of Education program.
New undergraduate programs include a Bachelor of Business Technology Management degree starting this year and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies next year. Both are being offered through the Brantford campus.
Starting in 2012, the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary will offer its first undergraduate degree: a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship.
"This program will help to prepare a new generation of faith-inspired leaders in building a better world,” said David Pfrimmer, principal dean at the seminary. “These leaders will need a variety of new skills, among them a self-critical understanding of the role of faith and creative ways of collaboratively thinking and working together across disciplines, cultures and faiths."