Mercer University will have a $244 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, and several new programs will be added.
At its meeting Friday, the Board of Trustees approved a management major; a civil engineering concentration; and graduate certificates in technical communication, health informatics, theological studies, social enterprise, integrated behavioral health and medical family therapy.
Tuition for undergraduate programs will increase by 2.5 percent, while other program rates will go up between 2 percent and 4 percent, according to a news release. Law and medical school tuition will remain the same.
In other news, three Mercer students are among 1,200 people to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Awards this year. Aaron Scherf, a senior, will spend 10 months in Germany doing research. Senior Alayna Williams will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Africa and alumnus David Wildes will serve as an assistant in Spain.