I am delighted to announce that, beginning this fall, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology, and an applied computer science track as part of the existing Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. These are the first new degree programs to be added at Pitt-Johnstown since 1997, and were developed as part of the campus’ recently implemented strategic plan, A New Dimension of Excellence for Real-World Readiness.
These are, indeed, significant enhancements to our curriculum, providing Pitt-Johnstown with greater capacity to meet the needs and interests of our students while preparing them for productive and meaningful careers in high-demand areas. The programs also enable Pitt-Johnstown to expand our growing partnerships with local and regional industries, particularly those in the high-tech areas including web design and development, data communication, network systems, healthcare technology, and scientific research and development.
These new programs would not have been possible without the support and expertise of the Pitt-Johnstown faculty members who researched and developed the proposals. Through their strong commitment to our community, our students, and our institution, our faculty continue to add to the quality and excellence of the Pitt-Johnstown experience.