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INNOVATIVE EDUCATION New Majors Make Their Debut Chestnut Hill College has added two majors effective this semester in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) and one that will be available in the fall 2017 semester in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS).

By Brenda Lange

thinking, informed decision-making and emergency planning knowledge and skills. This interdisciplinary degree is designed to meet these needs, and more, of security professionals from diverse backgrounds. Through this course of study, students will be prepared for careers in the fields of forensic science technician, emergency management director, information security analyst and others. The SCPS majors are interdisciplinary and offered in

Organizational Dynamics is the study of

human resource management, change leadership, the cultural structure of organizations and much more. Applicable to nearly every industry, this new major within SCPS is designed to give students marketable skills through the Accelerated Adult Degree Program and designed for the adult learner. Some key concepts include understanding critical organizational theory, team dynamics, effective communication, negotiation/conflict management, cultural competence and data analytics. It will prepare students for careers in management of medical and health services, sales, purchasing, human resources, public relations, fundraising, education, government and other fields. “This major includes courses that help students understand human behavior, how organizations work, team dynamics, cultural competencies and organizational leadership,” says Elaine Green, Ed.D., dean of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies. “And the Security Studies major prepares students in areas such as risk analysis, emergency planning, threat assessment and criminal investigation. “We continually review the curriculum and look for opportunities to add new majors and minors — a detailed process that includes many different levels of approvals,” she adds. The Security Studies major — also in SCPS — meets a need to prepare police, first responders and emergency management personnel with critical The Security Studies major prepares students for a variety of careers as security professionals.

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Chestnut Hill Magazine, Spring 2017  
Chestnut Hill Magazine, Spring 2017