Houston Baptist University is eager to begin four new program offerings after receiving official approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) this week.
The HBU College of Engineering, established in September 2017, will specialize in cyber security. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the college will enroll for Bachelor of Science degrees in Cyber Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
In the HBU Archie W. Dunham College of Business, the Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME) will be offered also for the first time this fall. Students gain the tools to launch their ventures in this one-year, flexible program.
Ritamarie Tauer, associate provost of HBU Academic Operations and SACSCOC accreditation liaison, said the official approvals are the culmination of work to create strong curricula that meets a need for students and the market. “I know everyone associated with each of these new programs is ready to go,” she said. “We are so eager to see the inaugural class matriculate!”
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
An undergraduate degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to design algorithms and use programming and state-of-the-art concepts in computer and information systems. Professionals may develop and secure computer hardware and software systems that address defense, biomedical, business, and general computer and information needs.
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Engineering
A Cyber Engineering undergraduate degree teaches learners to use skills developed in digital forensics, security policy and network defense to perform cyber security tasks, as well as work on engineering hardware and software. Cyber engineers design secure systems at the interface of operational technology and information technology.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering applies the laws of electrical phenomena to the design, development and improvement of electronics and solid-state devices, and to the controlling, converting and distributing of energy. Electrical engineering is applicable to fields ranging from infrastructure to transportation.
Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship
The Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME) degree is ideal for those who wish to take their business and entrepreneurial skills to the highest level. Learners gain strategies for their business ventures. Classes are offered over the course of 23 weekends on Fridays and Saturdays.