By Rich Petschke

Hartwick College received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a Public Health degree program which will be the fifth new major to be offered to students beginning this fall.

According to a news release, the B.A. degree program joins Criminal Justice, Environment, Sustainability and Society, Actuarial Mathematics and Global Studies, which were added last November.

The college has developed five new courses for the Public Health major, with the remainder of the curriculum drawn from existing coursework.