Clemson University trustees approved new majors and renovation projects last week.
The trustees approved six bachelor of arts degrees: Global Studies, Women’s Leadership Studies, Cinema and World Cultures, Pan-African Studies, Sports Communication and Religious Studies —funded by reallocations within the college.
School officials in a statement said the added majors reflect the need for graduates who have broad global views and are based on student demand.
The degrees could be available by fall 2013, pending the approval of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education and the university accrediting organization, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Among building projects approved is an addition to Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the baseball venue. The $7 million project will be financed by private donations.
The board also OK’d the addition of a research and education center to the Clemson University/Greenwood Genetic Center for genetic research on a cellular level. That $6.5 million project would be funded through state infrastructure bonds.