Albertus Magnus College Undergraduate Viewbook 2013-2014
Founded in 1925, Albertus Magnus College is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts college located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Albertus Magnus College A Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition 3 4 201 -1 ART Art Therapy Graphic Design History of Art Photography Studio Art ART MANAGEMENT BIOLOGY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Finance General Business BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Business Management International Business Marketing Management Sport Management CHEMISTRY COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMMUNICATIONS Performance Communications Promotional Communications Sports Communications Visual Communications CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TEACHER PREPARATION Program in Teacher Certifications, Grades 4-8; 7-12 ENGLISH Creative Writing Dramatic Studies GENERAL STUDIES GLOBAL STUDIES HISTORY HUMANITIES HUMAN SERVICES MATHEMATICS PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY Art Therapy Child Development Counseling and Mental Health General Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIOLOGY Criminal Justice General Sociology Social Work & Social Welfare Urban Studies A SPANISH SPORT MANAGEMENT PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Honors Program Teacher Preparation Pre-Medicine Pre-Law GRADUATE PROGRAMS Master of Arts in Art Therapy Master of Arts in Leadership Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Master of Business Administration Master of Fine Arts in Writing Master of Science in Education Master of Science in Human Services Master of Science in Management and Organization Leadership Post-Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling lbertus Magnus College offers a small-school environment, a beautiful campus setting, a dedicated group of professors, and a chance to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Your future starts here. 13 T O 1 S T U D E N T- P R O F E S S O R R AT I O 550 F U L L - T I M E S T U D E N T S 50-A C R E S U B U R B A N C A M P U S I N N E W H AV E N , C T 5 RESIDENCE HALLS 14 N C A A D I V I S I O N I I I AT H L E T I C P R O G R A M S 90% O F O U R FA C U LT Y H O L D A P H . D . O R E Q U I VA L E N T 15 I S T H E AV E R A G E C L A S S S I Z E 50 A C A D E M I C M A J O R S A N D C O N C E N T R AT I O N S www.albertus.edu/majors FOR FULL DEPARTMENT AND MAJOR DESCRIPTIONS! VISIT US ONLINE Albertus Magnus is a college with a clearly-defined purpose: to serve a close-knit community of learners as they confront the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual challenges of the 21st century. Our size supports and strengthens what we do and how we do it. Dr. JULIA M. McNAMARA PRESIDENT OF ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE A note from We believe that true learning takes place in a setting that values the individual, while he or she works hard to find his or her role here on campus, in the greater community, and in the world. W e are a Catholic college in the DOMINICAN TRADITION. We hold fast to SCHOLARSHIP, to CRITICAL THINKING, and to VIGOROUS DISCUSSION and DEBATE. We welcome students of all faiths and world views, and invite them to share our deep conviction that learning is, first and foremost, a search for truth in all its forms and dimensions. Sincerely, A L B E RT T H E G R E AT So why did we name a vibrant, forwardthinking college after someone who taught nearly eight hundred years ago? Because he was amazing. And he would have fit right in. He believed in knowledge and its transformative power. He dedicated his life to the idea that science and religion could exist peacefully side by side. Today, that idea still sparks lively debate, just as it did in the 13th century. The foundation of academia as we know it started then. He was the Dominican bishop, scholar, and humanist Albertus Magnus, or Albert the Great. Considered by many to be the greatest theologian and philosopher of medieval Germany, his writings filled thirty-eight volumes, and ranged in subject matter from astronomy to zoology. As both a learner and a teacher, he was systematic, disciplined, logical, and tireless. Our College is proud to trace its roots back to the tradition of devoted study and scholarship that he embodied. www.albertus.edu/whyalbertus The first-year experience Your first-year experience will be full of excitement, new beginnings, and a smooth transition to college life. Just imagine: in four years you will be surrounded by family and friends, with that well-earned college degree in hand! GIVE BACK: Albertus believes everyone benefits from service-learning. During your first semester freshman year, you will team up with classmates and donate three hours of your time to an organization of your choice. ONE-ON-ONE ADVISING: Not sure what you want to major in? No problem. Dead set on a major and looking to start building your résumé? Let’s get you started. No matter where you are in your academic process, your advisor will be there to help you along the way. Individual appointments help you choose a major and develop a personalized path to reach your goals. OUT AND ABOUT: Familiarize yourself with downtown New Haven, East Rock Park, and the community surrounding campus. Walking tours of local areas are offered throughout the year, including a hike to the top of East Rock Park to catch amazing views of the city. Come on your own or bring a friend and enjoy the fun! GET INVOLVED: Attend the Activities Fair during orientation and get involved on campus! Whether you want to join the Student Government Association or martial arts club, you will find a group that interests you. Becoming involved on campus will allow you to gain even more from your college experience! EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING DAY: Classes are canceled for a day during the spring semester so that students can share all of the great projects they have worked on over the past year. You can listen to students present on their biology research, watch a student theater group perform a segment from their spring musical, and participate in an interactive experiential learning activity… And that is all before lunch! BUS TRIPS: Sign up to take an adventure off campus! Bus trips are offered throughout the year to a variety of places including Lyman Orchards for some apple picking and New York City to see a major league baseball game or Broadway play. STUDENT PROFILE “In my first year at Albertus, I made a lot of friends, increased my time-management skills, and became involved in campus activities.” DANIEL VALMONT ’15 ORANGE, NJ Christ the King Preparatory School Resident Student Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design “I was attracted to Albertus by its small size and the personal feeling on campus. My professors are helping me reach my career goals.” ELVIS SANTANA ’15 BRONX, NY Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School Resident Student Major: Psychology A n Albertus Magnus College education is about pursuing the truth in all its dimensions and learning to make a difference in the world. A priority for the College, which is highlighted in its mission, is to provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential and prepare for meaningful careers through experiential learning. Our students participate in practica, internships, service-learning, faculty-mentored student research, field experience, and student teaching. These types of experiences help you to: • see the relevance and application of academic coursework in a real-world setting • develop professional behaviors, social responsibility and civic engagement • network with professionals in a career field • gain self-confidence • improve oral and written communication skills Hear more about Elvis’s experience: www.albertus.edu/santana STUDENT PROFILE Experiential Learning SOME RECENT INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS Barnum Financial Group Central Park Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society Citigroup Clear Channel Communications - KC 101.3 Radio Station Community Partners in Action Connecticut State Police Connecticut Sun, WNBA Enterprise Rent-A-Car Entertainment Tonight and the Insider Eric Brushett Photography ESPN at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA Ethan Allen Global, Inc. Hamden High School Madison Square Garden Mohegan Sun Casino MTV Networks NBC Universal New Haven Police Department New Haven Register Provident Bank Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection Subway Franchise World Headquarters, LLC United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) WTNH News Channel 8 XL Center SERVICE-LEARNING: ACROSS BORDERS The course focuses on helping others, social injustice, and developing a global perspective. During Spring Break 2013, a group of students traveled to Montreal, Canada, to work on a Habitat for Humanity Project. This trip was the result of a Service-Learning course that focuses on helping others, social injustice, and developing a global perspective. NEW FOR FALL 2013: STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN ROME, ITALY Through a partnership with Assumption College, Albertus Magnus College students have the opportunity to apply for a semester-long experience in Rome, Italy. Students in this program will take liberal arts classes, visit historical locations, and have the chance to travel on their own. Our graduates and their O ur students are provided with a Liberal Arts education that will prepare them for the demands of our society. Students are encouraged to become leaders and give back to their communities. See where some of our graduates are today! accomplishments “Albertus did a wonderful job preparing me for the career path that I am on for a couple of reasons, but the most advantageous one was its Liberal Arts education. I was exposed to many different courses, professors and concepts that broadened horizons and helped me to understand my different points of view on the world.” ANTHONY KANE ’03 WATERBURY, CT “My advice to any Albertus Magnus College student is to embrace the college years to the fullest and realize that this time is about personal growth. Learn, question, discuss and argue. These skills and their results will be with you long after graduation and they will help you create a very meaningful life.” VERICA MILIVOJEVIC ’04 NEW BRITAIN, CT Holy Cross High School Waterbury, CT Major: B.A. – Mathematics B.S. – Economics with a concentration in Finance Current Occupation: Fixed Income Specialist working at FactSet Research Systems in Norwalk, Connecticut Rupprecht Gymnasium, Munich, Germany Major: Biology Post-Graduate Accomplishment: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Ph. D in Biomedical Science ’12 Current Occupation: Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale University Department of Psychiatry New Haven. New England. O ur host city, New Haven, is a renowned center of learning and the venue for events that bring the world to our doorstep. Itâ€™s also a transportation hub with bus, rail, and airline connections to New York City, Boston, Providence, and international airports. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS. NEW OUTLOOK. What to do for fun off campus Downtown New Haven features... a wide variety of restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world, museums and theaters for those looking to gain cultural experiences, shopping that ranges from local businesses to major clothing stores, and festivals that are held on the New Haven Green throughout the year. For those who are nature enthusiasts, the New Haven area features beautiful parks that include beaches, hiking and biking trails. Just a few towns away, you will find shopping malls and movie theaters. The Greater New Haven area is vibrant and is the true definition of a college town. We would be happy to suggest a few places to have lunch during your visit to New Haven! STUDENT PROFILE “The tranquil environment on campus along with the very exciting city of New Haven attracted me to Albertus Magnus College.” FURAHA “MIMI” MITIMA ’14 ANSONIA, CT Ansonia High School Resident Student Major: Social Work Hear more about Mimi’s experience: www.albertus.edu/mitima Traditions celebrate past achievements and invite future opportunities. Your participation in the many clubs, events, and service organizations at Albertus Magnus round out the learning you do in the classroom. COMMUTER RESOURCES helps ensure that the schoolâ€™s non-resident students take an active part in student activities, sports, and social events. COMMON GROUND CAFE is our informal cyber lounge where students can check their email, work on homework, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. STUDENT GOVERNMENT is the voice of the student body. Representatives from each class, residents, and commuters work together to plan events and discuss issues affecting life at Albertus. HOUSE OF BOLLSTADT provides the Albertus community with a friendly and relaxing environment to interact. Enjoy a snack or take in a game of table tennis, pool, or air hockey. Student life Some Albertus Traditions CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY FALL FEST New students are welcomed into the Albertus community by the senior class. A celebration of the season for students, staff, alumni and families. STUDENT PROFILE “I have been really involved with activities on campus and it has helped me grow as a person, become more independent, and has made my experience here so incredible.” WINTER WONDER The Hubert Campus Center and pub are transformed into a wonderland to host our holiday formal. SPRING JAM The barbecue fires are lit in celebration of the end of the academic year. GINA D’AGOSTINO ’13 HAMDEN, CT SPRING FORMAL Dinner, dancing, fun and festivity. Hamden High School Resident Student Major: Business Administration concentration in Marketing. Minor in Communications. Enrolled in the 5-year Master of Business Administration Program M.B.A. Hear more about Gina’s experience: www.albertus.edu/dagostino BACCALAUREATE MASS LAUREL NIGHT An event in recognition of commencement and the achievement of many personal goals. An opportunity to honor the achievements of our graduates. One of four students selected nationwide for a CASE ASAP (Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Affiliated Student Advancement Programs) Career Fellowship. McAULIFFE HALL NILAN HALL SIENA HALL SANSBURY HALL Residence life DOMINICAN HALL STUDENT PROFILE “I love that the residence halls are mansions. They are the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen on a college campus.” ALEX LaROSA ’14 MERIDEN, CT SERVICES PROVIDED: Laundry Facilities Kitchens in the mansions 24-hour quiet buildings Substance-Free Housing Co-ed and single gender housing for women St. Paul Catholic High School Resident Student Major: Psychology TO SEE OUR HOUSING, TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR AT www.albertus.edu/virtualtour THINK OF THE CAMPUS AS A FIFTY-ACRE ESTATE, WITH A FEW HUNDRED OF YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. Hear more about Alex’s experience: www.albertus.edu/larosa MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL WORK AND NO PLAY? WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY BASEBALL WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Not AT ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S SOCCER MEN’S TENNIS MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY Athletics www.albertusfalcons.com MEN’S LACROSSE A WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MEN’S SOCCER s a member of the NCAA, we sponsor 14 varsity sports, STUDENT PROFILE “As a member of the baseball team, I enjoy excelling both on the field and in my classes. All of the coaches and professors here really want me to succeed.” ROB KEIDEL ’15 VALLEY STREAM, NY compete at the Division III level, and take part in the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. We are the Albertus Magnus Falcons and we continue a proud tradition of competition, sportsmanship, and fair play. Kellenberg Memorial High School Resident Student SOFTBALL Major: Political Science Our athletic facilities feature a 25-yard pool, racquetball courts, a dance/aerobics space, a fully equipped workout room, a basketball/ volleyball court, outdoor tennis courts, and a WOMEN’S LACROSSE state-of-the-art turf athletic field. Hear more about Rob’s experience: www.albertus.edu/keidel Applying for Admission and A lbertus operates on a rolling admission process and we do not have an application deadline. Please note, however, that there are financial Aid Deadlines listed below. In order for the Admissions Committee to make a decision on your application, the following items are required for submission: FINANCIAL AID Albertus Magnus College seeks to enable every student accepted for admission to attend the College, whatever his/her financial circumstances, by providing financial aid to students demonstrating financial need. Financial aid may include scholarships, grants, loans, and work programs. To be considered for your optimum financial aid package, you must: • Obtain and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. • Request that information be sent to Albertus Magnus College no later than February 28 to receive first priority for awarding funds (March 15 for transfer students). Albertus Magnus College School Code: 001374. 1 * DECEMBER Rolling Admission Application Review Begins 28 * FEBRUARY • Financial Aid Priority Deadline: Submit FAFSA to receive need-based financial aid. • Scholarship Deadline: Must submit a completed application by this date to be considered for a merit-based scholarship. MAY 1 National Candidates Reply Date DATES TO REMEMBER GRANTS The following grants are available to incoming freshmen and are awarded based on both merit and need. Students must submit a completed application for admission by February 28 to be considered. These grants are renewable annually provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. To be eligible for these grants, students must have demonstrated financial need and must complete and submit the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS GRANT • Awarded to incoming freshmen with a demonstrated commitment to community service • Up to a $7,500 tuition reduction • Students must have a 3-year documented history of community service (minimum of 40 hours per calendar year) and a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. LONGSTRETH-RUDNICK SCIENCE GRANT* • Awarded to incoming freshmen with a demonstrated interest in the sciences • Up to a $7,500 tuition reduction • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.; B or better coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 1000 (no component score lower than 450) HONORABLE RICHARD C. LEE GRANT FOR NEW HAVEN AREA STUDENTS* • This grant is offered to students attending high school in New Haven, North Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Hamden, or Orange/ Woodbridge. Up to a 25% tuition reduction: minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 900 and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 * FRESHMAN APPLICATION REQUIRES: • Completed Application with $35 application fee • Official Copy of High School Transcript • Official SAT I or ACT Scores • Guidance Counselor/Teacher Recommendation • Personal Essay TRANSFER APPLICATION REQUIRES: • Completed Application with $35 application fee • Official Transcripts of all colleges attended • Official Copy of High School Transcript • Official SAT I or ACT Scores • Personal/Employer/Professor Recommendation • Personal Essay www.albertus.edu/applynow *Scores on the Writing section of the SAT will not be used when considering academic scholarship and grants eligibility for those applying at this time. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission. Financial Aid SCHOLARSHIPS Each year Albertus Magnus College awards a variety of scholarships. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: • Submit a completed application by February 28 • Attend a regionally accredited high school or college/university • Plan to attend Albertus Magnus College as a full-time student The Office of Admission makes every attempt to evaluate each student’s transcripts fairly. In doing so, we reserve the right to recalculate cumulative grade point averages. SISTER MARIA PATRICIA DEVANEY SCHOLARSHIP* • Awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.7 cumulative high school G.P.A., and minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 1200 (no component score lower than 500) • 75% tuition reduction • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP* • Awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.2 cumulative high school G.P.A. • $14,000 tuition reduction • Minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 1100 (no component score lower than 500) OR a 3-year documented history of community service (minimum of 40 hours per calendar year) • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. MOHUN SCHOLARSHIP* • Awarded to incoming freshmen who attend Catholic high schools • $7,500 tuition reduction • Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 950 (no component score lower than 400) • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. SISTER FRANCIS DE SALES HEFFERNAN AWARD • Awarded to incoming freshmen who attend Catholic high schools • $2,500 tuition reduction • Student must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 • Renewable provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.5 G.P.A. TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The Transfer Scholarships are offered to students who plan to transfer to Albertus Magnus College from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 transferable credits. • $12,000 tuition reduction with a minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. oo Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. • $9,000 tuition reduction with a minimum 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. oo Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. • $6,000 tuition reduction with a minimum 2.8 cumulative G.P.A. oo Renewable provided the student maintains a 2.8 cumulative G.P.A. HONORABLE RICHARD C. LEE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW HAVEN AREA STUDENTS* This grant is offered to students attending high school in New Haven, North Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Hamden, or Orange/Woodbridge. • Up to a 75% tuition reduction: minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 1100 and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 • Up to a 50% tuition reduction: minimum SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of 1000 and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 • Have demonstrated financial need COST OF EDUCATION The following are estimates of the educational and housing expenses for the academic year. 2013-2014 Per Year 2 Semesters (30 Credits) Tuition $27,888 Room & Board $12,342 Fees $2,130 Total (including Room & Board) $42,360 Personal expenses, which should be anticipated, include transportation and other miscellaneous items. Albertus regrets that it cannot, at this time, consider International Students for financial aid. *Scores on the Writing section of the SAT will not be used when considering academic scholarship and grants eligibility for those applying at this time. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission. The Albertus Magnus College Financial Aid Office’s mission is to serve the student body, provide financial means, promote financial knowledge, and facilitate access to higher education. In the 2012-2013 academic year, 78.6% of students at Albertus received some form of financial aid. ARRANGE A PERSONAL VISIT TO OUR CAMPUS. W e have created a campus that combines a TRANQUIL setting with a STRATEGIC LOCATION. We benefit from the college town that is New Haven, and from our proximity to Boston and New York. We have created an ELEGANT and airy campus which integrates state-of-the-art facilities with elegant and HISTORIC architecture. See for yourself how our campus, our COMMUNITY, and our mission align with your EXPECTATIONS of what a college should be. Put yourself in our place: arrange for a personal visit to our campus. Visit Us! Put Yourself in O TOUR OUR CAMPUS… Call the Office of Admission to set up an individual tour with one of our student tour guides. You will also have the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor. ATTEND OUR FALL OPEN HOUSE... INSTANT DECISION DAY… Our Open House provides you with a chance to mingle with our faculty, students, and staff in an informal setting on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This day allows you to bring in your completed application and required materials for an instant admission decision on Saturday, December 7, 2013. STUDENT PROFILE “At Albertus, you really feel like you are at home. You have a great social atmosphere and incredible professors that push you to excel.” EMILY MATOUSEK ’13 HENNESSEY, OK www.albertus.edu/visitus Hennessey High School Resident Student Major: Psychology with a concentration in Counseling and Mental Health Our Place SATURDAY VISIT DAYS… We offer select Saturday tours and information sessions. Please schedule your visit in advance to ensure we have a student tour guide available. September 14, 2013 September 21, 2013 September 28, 2013 October 12, 2013 October 19, 2013 October 26, 2013 November 16, 2013 November 23, 2013 To set up your campus visit, please call the Office of Admission at 800.578.9160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hear more about Emily’s experience: www.albertus.edu/matousek Connect with Albertus Magnus College. 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