In the 2019–20 academic year, the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs and the campuses developed 13 new collaborative programs using the Office of Online Education's Collaborative Build Process. Students in these programs can take classes from several campuses and benefit from the collective expertise and perspectives of IU faculty. The following degrees received final approval between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Degrees in emerging fields of study
The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies prepares students to become agents of change in addressing today's ever-growing environmental challenges. Students learn to design and assess sustainable practices, communicate the importance of sustainability, and lead collaborative efforts to apply solutions in practical settings. This program is offered by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
The Bachelor of Science in Data Science prepares students to manage the massive amounts of data generated in such areas as social media, healthcare, defense, and retail. Students learn to collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. And they evaluate the social, legal, and ethical issues related to mass data collection. This program is offered by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
The Master of Science in Education–Educational Technology for Learning equips students to meet the growing demand for instructors skilled in teaching in today's technologically enhanced environments. Students learn and evaluate new technologies and assess which ones can best meet various pedagogical goals. They gain skills in designing active and creative learning experiences. This program is offered by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
Stackable degrees and certificates for dual-credit teachers
Ten new collaborative online programs are designed for dual-credit teachers at the high school and community college levels who need to meet Higher Learning Commission guidelines. The guidelines require these instructors to (a) hold a master's degree in the discipline they teach or (b) hold a master's degree in another area and 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline they teach.
These certificates and degrees "stack" together, meaning that credits from the certificates apply toward the degrees.
|Degree/Graduate Certificate||Collaborating Campuses|
|Graduate Certificate in Biology||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Graduate Certificate in Chemistry||IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Graduate Certificate in History||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|Graduate Certificate in Political Science||IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in Biology||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in Chemistry||IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in History||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in Mathematics||IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in Political Science||IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, IUS|
|MAT in French||IUB, IUE, IUPUI, IUN, IUS|
IU Online continues to develop and release new programs. Watch the IU Online website for updates.