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February 2001

Release Date: February 8, 2001

Regents Approve Criminal Justice, Accountancy Degrees for ASU

The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System approved the creation of two bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and a master of public accountancy degree for Angelo State University during their regular meeting Thursday in San Marcos.

Programs leading to the new degrees will begin in the fall semester. The regents established both a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. ASU currently offers a bachelor of arts degree in government with a criminal justice option. The new degrees will build upon the existing criminal justice option.

Regents also approved a master of professional accountancy degree and a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with athletic training option. Both of those degrees, also effective with the start of the fall semester, are designed to meet changing workforce needs in the region.

Regents also changed the name of the Department of Business Administration to the Department of Management and Marketing, effective in the fall, to more accurately reflect the department's educational program. Additionally, the board established a minor in Southwest Studies; made nonsubstantive changes in the bachelor of science in interdisciplinary child development and learning degrees; and added 39 courses, deleted nine and changed the title of 14 others.

In other business, the board okayed $174,301 in routine budget adjustments. The board approved a student endowment fee of $1 per semester credit hour and authorized a $1 per semester credit hour increase in the student services fee and a $2 per semester credit hour increase in the designated tuition fee. The fee changes are to be effective at the start of the 2001 fall semester.

The regents also revised room and board rates for the fall semester. The revised room rates range from a 7.3 percent decrease to an 8 percent increase, depending upon the specific residence hall and double or single occupancy. The board also okayed a 3 percent increase in the meal plans, beginning next fall.

Regents also authorized ASU to take bids to complete the demolition of the Rosemont Apartments and to purchase up to $700,000 in capital equipment to make various repairs on campus. Finally, the board formally accepted of $668,861 in gifts to ASU.

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