ELMHURST, Ill., October 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Elmhurst College has launched two new undergraduate academic programs in environmental studies and digital media and a graduate program in public health, which capture student interest and address a growing demand for workers and experts in those fields.
· Environmental Studies: Distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach and integral use of the Chicago metropolitan region as a real-world laboratory, the new environmental studies program offers a policy-focused Bachelor of Arts degree and a science-focused Bachelor of Science degree. Students with a degree in environmental studies will be prepared for careers in environmental policy analysis for government agencies and the private sector, urban and regional planning, environmental advocacy, and natural resource management and research.
· Digital Media: The College’s new digital media major gives students get a hands-on program of study that builds up their digital skills. The program includes three new majors and four new minors, all in rapidly expanding fields. Students can pursue the major along three tracks: digital audio and video production, digital animation and game design, and writing for film and television. They also can minor in digital media or film studies. New majors and minors in multimedia journalism and digital marketing communication round out the program.
· Master of Public Health: The Master of Public Health program (MPH) will prepare students for entry to the multi-disciplinary field of public health. The curriculum uses an ecological framework to explore biological, environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, and political systems' influences on health. MPH students at Elmhurst explore the factors that influence local, national and global legislative issues and social policies. The program is offered completely online and can be completed in two years.
Elmhurst College is a leading four-year college that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, evening and online programs for adults, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst College is among the top-ranked colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report, as well as one of the region’s best values in higher education.
Source: Elmhurst College