Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University has announced the addition of three new degree options to its undergraduate curriculum.
Students can now choose a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Sports and Culture, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Sports Psychology.
TU’s new international major in sports and culture has been added for students who want to understand how sport can shape or change one’s personal identity, and how one’s personal sport identity can help bridge gaps created by differences related to race, gender or class . It is an interdisciplinary degree that will capitalize on the love of sport that many TU students share, and will use their interests as a means of learning and holding courses.
The Sports Psychology concentration is designed for those who wish to equip themselves with the behavioral knowledge and skills necessary to improve the physical and mental performance of those who participate in recreation, fitness, exercise and sports-related settings.
Combined, the global sports and culture education and sports psychology concentration represent new efforts to offer interdisciplinary courses that support the university’s commitment to athletic excellence and support the TU’s many student-athletes. The aim is to harness students’ passion for sports and related topics by using their interests as a lens through which knowledge, research and cultural exploration are presented. The completion of both involves sports studies as a science, a business, part of culture and part of social science.
The computer science major’s UAS technology concentration is affiliated with TU’s Drone Academy and caters to students who aspire to become leaders in the burgeoning drone technology industry in a number of established fields: law enforcement, business, agriculture, transportation and surveying, journalism, and others.
“These developments will represent significant growth for our signature programs at TU, and the said additions demonstrate our academic leaders’ continued commitment to providing high-quality and innovative options for the modern student,” said Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “I am pleased to say that this confirms my long-held belief that our institution is consistently adapting to meet the needs of ever-changing industries, ensuring that our students graduate well-prepared to meet new professional standards as they arise.”
For more information on the international sports and culture major, visit tiffin.edu/academics/school-of-arts-sciences/global-sports-culture.
For more information on the UAS technology concentration, visit tiffin.edu/computer-science-unmanned-aircraft-systems-uas.
For more information on sports psychology concentration, visit tiffin.edu/psychology-sports-psychology/.