SOU Ranks Their Programs

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Mon, May 20 2013 at 4:46 PM, Updated: Mon, May 20 2013 at 4:50 PM

Southern Oregon University is planning for the future in a tight economy... by ranking their 183 academic programs... but not everyone's pleased with the process. NBC-5's Craig Smullin has the story.

Note - below you will find the rankings, this information courtesy Southern Oregon University.

Program Rankings by Quintile
QUINTILE 1 - Enhance
Department Name Program Name
Art & Art History Studio Art (BA/BS)
Biology Environmental Education (MS)
Business Business Degree Completion
Business Business Management (BA/BS)
CCJ Criminal Justice (BA/BS)
Communication Communication Studies (BA/BS)
Communication Film, TV, & Convergent Media (Major)
CPME ACS Chemistry (BA/BS)
CPME ACS Biochemistry (BA/BS)
CS Computer Science (BA/BS)
Education Continuing Licensure / Add'l Endorsement
Education Early Childhood Development (BA/BS)
Education Education (MEd MS)
Education Elementary Degree Track (BA/BS)
Education Elementary Licensure Track (BA/BS)
Education English as a Second Language (Certificate)
Education Masters of Arts in Teaching
Education Special Education (Certificate)
Education Special Education (MEd, MA, MS)
HPEL Health and Physical Education (BA/BS)
HPS History (BA/BS)
LLP English Education (BA)
LLP Foreign Language (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
LLP Spanish (BA)
LLP Philosophy (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Mathematics Math (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Performing Arts Theatre (BA/BS)
Psychology Mental Health Counseling (MA/MS)
Psychology Psychology (BA/BS)
Psychology Psychology (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Economics (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Economics (Minor)
SSPC Sociology (BA/BS)

QUINTILE 2 - Maintain & Possibly Enhance
Department Name Program Name
Art & Art History Art & Art History (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Biology Biology (BA/BS)
Biology Biology (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Biology Ecology, Organismal & Field Biology (BA/BS)
Business Accounting (BA/BS)
Business Hospitality & Tourism (BA/BS)
Business Interactive Marketing & E-Commerce (Certificate)
Business Management (BAS)
Communication Communication (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Communication Film, TV, & Convergent Media (Minor)
CPME Chemistry (BA/BS)
Education Initial Administrative Licensure (Certificate)
HPEL Outdoor Adventure Leadership (BA/BS)
HPS History (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
LLP Spanish Language Teaching (MA)
LLP Spanish (Minor)
LLP Philosophy (Minor)
LLP Creative Writing (BA)
Mathematics Developmental Math & Tutoring
Mathematics Financial Mathematics (co-Major, Business)
Mathematics Math (BA/BS)
Mathematics Math (Minor)
Mathematics Math Education (Minor)
Performing Arts Music (BA/BS)
Performing Arts Theatre (BFA)
Psychology Human Services (Degree Completion)
Psychology Psychology (Minor)
SSPC Anthropology (BA/BS)
SSPC Economics (BA/BS)
SSPC Gender, Sexu. & Wom. Stud. (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Geography (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Native American Studies (Minor)
USEM University Seminar

QUINTILE 3 - Maintain
Department Name Program Name
Art & Art History Studio Art (BFA)
Business Accounting (Certificate)
Business / SSPC Applied Finance & Economics (Certificate)
Business Business (Minor)
Business Business Administration (MBA)
Business Business Information Systems (Certificate)
Business Management (MiM)
Business Management of Human Resources (Certificate)
Business Marketing (BA/BS)
CCJ Criminal Justice (Minor)
CCJ Criminology & Criminal Justice (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Communication Communication (Minor)
CPME Chemistry (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
CPME Physics (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
CS Computer Science (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Education Continuing Administrative Licensure (Certificate)
Education READ Oregon (Certificate)
HPEL Health & Physical Education (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
HPEL Military Science (Minor)
HPS Political Science (BA/BS)
LLP French (Minor)
LLP French Language & Culture (BA)
LLP Literary Studies (BA)
Performing Arts Music (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Performing Arts Music Instruction (BA/BS)
Performing Arts Music Performance (BA/BS)
Performing Arts Theatre Studies (MoTS)
SSPC Anthropology (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Gender, Sexu. & Wom. Stud. (Minor)
SSPC Geography (Minor)
SSPC Native American Studies (Certificate)
SSPC Native American Studies (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC Sociology (Minor)
SSPC Sociology (Gen Ed / Service / Other)

QUINTILE 4 - Review
Department Name Program Name
Art & Art History Art History (BA)
Art & Art History Art History (Minor)
Biology Biology (Minor)
Business Non-Profit Management (Certificate)
CCJ Criminal Justice - Forensics (BA/BS)
CPME Applied Physics (BA/BS)
CPME Chemistry (Minor)
CPME Forensic Chemistry (BA/BS)
CPME Materials Science (BS)
CPME Physics Engineering Dual Degree (BA/BS)
CPME Standard Physics (BA/BS)
CS Computer Science (Co-Major, Math)
Education Education (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Education Education (Minor)
ES Ecology and Conservation (BS)
ES Environmental Studies (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
ES Land Use Planning (BS)
ES / SSPC Land Use Planning (Minor)
ES Sustainability & Policy (BS)
ES Watershed Science (BS)
History History (Minor)
HPEL Outdoor Adventure Leadership (Minor)
HPS Political Science (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
HPS Political Science (Minor)
Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Studies (MIIS)
LLP Creative Writing (Minor)
LLP Rhetoric & Reason (Minor)
LLP Shakespeare Studies (Minor)
SSPC Anthropology (Minor)
SSPC Applied Cultural Anthropology (Certificate)
SSPC Cultural Resource Management (Certificate)
SSPC International Studies (BA/BS)
SSPC Latin American Studies (Minor)

QUINTILE 5 - Restructure
Department Name Program Name
Art & Art History Digital Art & Design (Minor)
Art & Art History General Studio Art (Minor)
Art & Art History Photography (Minor)
Biology Botany (Certificate)
Business Business (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Business International Business (Certificate)
Business Sustainability Leadership (Certificate)
Business / CPME Business-Chemistry (co-Major)
Business / CPME Business-Physics (co-Major)
CPME Engineering Physics (BA/BS)
CPME Physics (Minor)
CS Computer Science (Minor)
CS Computer Science (MS)
ES Cultural Resource Management (BS)
ES Environmental Studies (Minor)
ES Geology (Minor)
Honors Honors (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)
Library Instruction Library Instruction (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
LLP English & Writing (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
LLP English Education (Minor)
LLP German (Minor)
LLP Literary Studies (Minor)
LLP Professional Writing (BA/BS)
LLP Professional Writing (Minor)
LLP Special Studies (BA)
Performing Arts Music (Minor)
Performing Arts Music Composition (BA/BS)
Performing Arts Theatre Arts (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
Performing Arts Theatre Arts (Minor)
Performing Arts / Business Music-Business (co-Major)
SSPC International Studies (Gen Ed / Service / Other)
SSPC International Studies (Minor)

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Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. When he's not reporting news, Craig spends time with his wife, young son and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

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