Program News

There is always a lot happening at The University of Scranton. Here are just a few highlights about some of our programs.

Physiology Major Among Fall Curriculum Choices

A new major in physiology, a field of biology focused on organism functions ranging from single cells to animals and humans, will position graduates to pursue careers as physicians, physical therapists and physician assistants or pursue further study or research in pharmacology, toxicology, physiology or exercise science, among other areas. In addition to a pathway to graduate and medical degree programs, the physiology major provides students with lab research proficiency and technical skills.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Receives Seven Seals Award

In honor of outstanding support provided to active military and reserve members, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented its Seven Seals Award to the graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program. ESGR’s most expansive and inclusive award, the Seven Seals, recognizes significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative or support promoting the program’s mission. The Nurse Anesthesia Program was nominated by current student Brandon Coury of Scranton, a former Marine infantryman and current Army Reserve commissioned officer.

New DBA Seeks to Fill Critical Need for Accounting Academics

A new doctor of business administration (DBA) degree seeks to address a critical need for qualified accounting teachers at accredited U.S. universities. The new program, with a concentration in accounting, will be offered through the Kania School of Management and was developed to provide experienced practitioners with a practical and flexible, yet scholarly, pathway to an academic career. George W. Krull, Jr., Ph.D., who was a partner and chief learning officer in the executive office of Grant Thornton LLP and is a professor emeritus at Bradley University, has been named the program’s global strategic adviser. 

University’s Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Opens New Center

The new Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime, housed in the University’s Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, combines faculty research expertise and criminal justice practitioner knowledge with state-of-the-art technology for extensive data analysis.

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