Kansas University is seeking approval of a new computer science degree program.
The issue will be considered by the Kansas Board of Regents during its Dec. 15-16 meeting.
The proposed bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary computing is in response to the need for students who can integrate computing with other subjects.
The program will offer five areas of specialization: astronomy, chemistry, biology, geography and physics.
“This is a program where students can excel in two fields, computing and another field,” said Arvan Agah, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
KU officials say the program can be established at no additional cost because current faculty, academic support services, facilities and equipment already are in place.
Regents members on the Academic Affairs Committee said they liked what they heard about the proposal.
“This is responding to student needs,” said Regent Dick Hedges of Fort Scott.