Monmouth to launch STEM programs in 2019

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MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College will launch a major academic shift to better position its students to be competitive in careers dealing with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The school announced Tuesday that the STEM initiative will debut in fall 2019.

The programs will be in data science, neuroscience and engineering. Officials say engineering will be a “renaissance program,” offering an area of concentration in chemical, electrical and mechanical.

Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt says the school is fortunate to be able to invest in and expand academic programs at a time when many colleges are forced to pull back.

The programs were developed by the college faculty. They will be housed in the college’s Center for Science and Business.