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$10,000 Bachelor's Degree

Texas Business reports:  ODESSA—The University of Texas of the Permian Basin plans to offer a $10,000 flat fee undergraduate degree, known as the Texas Science Scholar undergraduate degree program.

 “UT Permian Basin is pleased to offer what we believe is an innovative undergraduate degree at an affordable cost to students,” said president David Watts in a prepared statement. “The Texas Science Scholar Program improves access to critical degrees in science and technology and also addresses the institution’s goal to increase enrollment while improving the four-year graduation rate.”

Beginning in Fall 2012, the bachelor of science degree will offer majors in chemistry, computer science, geology, information systems and mathematics.

Courses will be offered on the UTPB campus, allowing students to interact with UTPB’s outstanding faculty within state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. The program has rigorous admission standards.

 “I am very pleased The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has worked diligently to develop a high quality undergraduate degree program in critical fields that will cost students no more than $10,000,” UTPB regents chairman Gene Powell said in a statement. “I congratulate UTPB and President Watts for their ongoing efforts and innovative approaches to improve student access and success while also enhancing excellence in the classroom. I am very proud, as is this Board, to see an outstanding UT System institution be the first in Texas to offer a $10,000 degree on one campus.”

Applications are currently being accepted for a limited number of qualified resident full-time students.