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- September 2, 2015 Student Workshop: What Kind of Leader Are You? Join the Office of Career Services and the student leaders from Omicron Delta Kappa! William Peace University students are invited to attend this special workshop presented by members of Omicron Delta Kappa on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at 5 p.m. for a one-hour event in the President's Dining Room, Belk Dining Hall. Questions? Contact the Office of Career Services by clicking here. view Event
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William Peace University Expands Curriculum to Include New Majors and Additional Minor
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Launches Anthropology, Global Studies,
Environmental Studies, and Writing Majors, along with Forensics Minor
RALEIGH, N.C., March 31, 2014 – William Peace University, 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, click here.
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