KGI Receives Approval from WASC for Three Minerva Schools Undergraduate Programs
On March 6th, KGI received approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for its proposal to change its mission to include an undergraduate program-a Bachelor of Science in social sciences from the Minerva Schools at KGI. The program was the first of several undergraduate programs in the works. This week, KGI received additional approvals from WASC for a Bachelor of Arts in arts and humanities and a Bachelor of Science in computational sciences.
Last year, KGI formed a partnership with the San Francisco-based Minerva Project to offer a unique, high innovative undergraduate university experience in the form of the Minerva Schools at KGI. KGI was required to obtain approval from WASC prior to changing its mission to include undergraduate programs. "The Minerva Schools at KGI represent a completely new experience in undergraduate higher education," said Sheldon Shuster, president of KGI. "This is the first educational innovation that combines the science of learning with what technology can offer in the 21stcentury."
KGI has submitted a proposal for an additional undergraduate program, including a major in natural sciences. This program is still pending WASC approval. In addition, KGI plans to submit a proposal for a Bachelor of Science in business. The Minerva School of Arts and Sciences joins the School of Pharmacy and the School of Applied Life Sciences to make up the three schools at KGI.