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South Carolina State University’s department of health and physical education is adding a new academic degree program for fall 2000 — a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education with an option in sport communication.
Students seeking admission to the program must possess a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 and then maintain that cumulative GPA in order to graduate. Students will be required to complete 125 credit hours consisting of 68 specialized hours and nine elective hours.
The university’s department of communications and languages and the department of industrial and electrical engineering technology will offer a significant number of courses for the program.
The proposed curriculum has been designed according to guidelines set forth by the Sport Management Program Standards and Review Protocol, which was established by the North American Society for Sport Management. Once the program has begun, the university has five years to get it accredited by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education and by the NASSM.
For more information, contact BerNadette Lawson, the department of health and physical education’s coordinator for the program, at (803) 536-7000.

Prince George’s Community College and the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore have formed an alliance that allows nursing students at the two-year school to transfer credits to the four-year institution so that they can graduate with a baccalaureate degree.
Students seeking the baccalaureate will be able to attend Prince George’s on weekends through Notre Dame’s Weekend College program that was designed for part-time study for registered nurse aspirants. They may choose either a five-year or seven-year plan of study. The program offers three educational options — the registered nurse, the licensed practical nurse and advancement from licensed practical nurse to registered.
For more information, contact Rochelle R. Daniel at (302) 322-0157.

Morgan State University’s school of engineering has obtained a new laboratory that will be used to introduce middle and high school students to real-world problems in aeronautics. The state-of-the-art, computerized classroom is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The lab is to be the centerpiece of the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy at Morgan. Academy classes are scheduled to begin in January. The mission of the academy is to expose children to the sciences. The lab will enable the students to research, plan and then conduct a simulated cross-country flight across the United States.
For more information, contact Wiley Hall, public relations specialist, at (443) 885-3022.

The Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York has introduced a new baccalaureate degree program in computer animation and interactive media.
The program, which is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of 3D modeling, animation and interactive media design.
The two-year bachelor’s of fine arts program builds on a minimum of two previous years of design education. Students must also have previously taken courses in computer-assisted design, introduction to 3D-computer modeling, 2D computer animation and design and authoring for interactive media.
For more information, call  the office of admissions at
 (212) 217-7576.

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