Raleigh, NC, April 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it is expanding its curriculum to include majors of Anthropology, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, and Writing, along with a minor in Forensics. The new curriculum was unanimously approved by the University Board of Trustees and faculty, and will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2014. Each major will require a total of 120 credit hours, including 49 hours of liberal education. The Forensics minor will require 19 credit hours, including 13 hours of required curriculum and six hours of electives.
Keeping in line with its mission of preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow, the University chose to broaden its curriculum based on research, the economic demand, and job opportunities available in each of the aforementioned fields. For example, according to results from a recent study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “today’s employers expect more from their employees: a broader skill set, increased teamwork capabilities, a global perspective, and high-level problem solving abilities.” Additionally, a 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” were identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates.
“William Peace University is proud to announce an expansion in its curriculum,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are always looking to adapt to the job market, and add innovative and creative courses that will prepare our students for a bright and successful future. We believe that each of these major and minor additions will greatly benefit our University and students.”
For more information on the added majors, and minor, please visit: http://www.peace.edu/academics/fields-of-study/majors.
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About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit www.peace.edu.