Educational Technology

September 30, 2011

Universities Pressured to Boost Science and Math Degrees

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by Lilly Rockwell, The News Service of Florida

Florida’s colleges and universities are facing mounting pressure to graduate more students with science and math degrees as part of a statewide effort to more closely align workforce demands with college degrees and keep Florida competitive with other states. The business community, in particular, has clamored for a de-emphasis on liberal arts degrees such as philosophy and history toward more practical degrees like engineering and computer science to keep pace with demand. Businesses recruiting for these high-paid, high-skilled jobs say they have to look out of state to fill positions, and Florida is ranked “average” compared to other states in student preparation for science and math careers.

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