Waynesburg University is expanding its curriculum, adding four majors and one minor during the fall semester.

The school announced Monday (June 24) that it will offer majors in Data Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Investigation and Healthcare Management, and a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Data Science will be conducted through the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. That major will be made up mostly of computer science, mathematics and data science courses.

The Forensic Biology and Forensic Investigation programs will be offered through the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science. The former, according to a news release, will “learn the principles and techniques utilized by forensic biology practitioners.” The latter is designed to prepare students “for entry-level employment in crime scene investigations, evidence handling and criminal investigations, as well as other areas of law enforcement and investigative work.”

Healthcare Management, a blend of healthcare and business basics, will be a program within the Department of Business Administration. It is designed to prepare students for positions in healthcare administration and medical management.

Entrepreneurial Leadership will be the university’s first cross-campus minor. It will be an 18-credit program open to all students, regardless of major.

Jackie Palko, director of admissions, said in a statement, “Waynesburg University is continually finding ways to evolve and meet the needs of today’s students who are preparing for a changing workforce. With the creation of these new programs, we are showing our commitment to providing relevant and valuable career options for students to pursue.”

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-225-7393 or admissions@waynesburg.edu.

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Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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