Albertus Magnus College Viewbook 2014-2015
Founded in 1925, Albertus Magnus College is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts college located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Albertus Magnus College We have faith in your future. 4 5 201 -1 ACCOUNTING ART Art Therapy Graphic Design Photography Studio Art ART MANAGEMENT BIOLOGY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Finance General Business BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Business Management Health Care Management International Business Marketing Management Sport Management CHEMISTRY COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMMUNICATIONS Digital 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 SPANISH SPORT MANAGEMENT PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Honors Program Teacher Preparation Pre-Medicine Pre-Law A 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. 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 Accounting 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 FIVE-YEAR BACHELOR’S TO MASTER’S PROGRAMS Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Human Services 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 VISIT US ONLINE albertus.edu/majors FOR FULL DEPARTMENT AND MAJOR DESCRIPTIONS. Albertus Magnus is a college with a clearlydefined purpose: to serve a close-knit community of learners as they confront the intellectual, ethical and spiritual challenges of the 21st century. A note from Dr. JULIA M. McNAMARA PRESIDENT OF ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE Our size supports and strengthens what we do and how we do it. 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, T H E G R E AT A L B E RT 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. albertus.edu/whyalbertus “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: Hear more about Elvis’s experience: albertus.edu/santana STUDENT PROFILE • 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 Experiential Learning SOME RECENT INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS SERVICE-LEARNING: ACROSS BORDERS Barnum Financial Group NBC Universal Boys and Girls Club of New Haven New Haven Police Department During Spring Break 2014, 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. Central Park Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society Citigroup Discovery Communications New Haven Register Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection KC 101.3 Radio Station Subway Franchise World Headquarters, LLC Community Partners in Action Triple Threat Television Connecticut State Police United Technologies Corporation Connecticut Sun, WNBA United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Entertainment Tonight and the Insider ESPN at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA Viacom Media Networks, Music and Entertainment Madison Square Garden World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Mohegan Sun Casino WTNH News Channel 8 MTV Networks Yale New Haven Health Center 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. albertus.edu/StudyAbroad 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. 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 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! Hear more about Mimi’s experience: 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. Some Albertus Traditions CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY New students are welcomed into the Albertus community by the senior class. FALL FEST A celebration of the season for students, staff, alumni and families. 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. SPRING FORMAL Dinner, dancing, fun and festivity. BACCALAUREATE MASS An event in recognition of commencement and the achievement of many personal goals. LAUREL NIGHT An opportunity to honor the achievements of our graduates. Student life STUDENT PROFILE MEN’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S SOFTBALL BASEBALL WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S TENNIS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S SOCCER MEN’S TENNIS MEN’S SOCCER MEN’S GOLF WOMEN’S GOLF MEN’S LACROSSE “I am amazed by the experiences and opportunities that are available outside of the classroom. I’ve had the opportunity to join a number of clubs on campus and gain experience with an internship at a law firm.” ROB KEIDEL ’15 VALLEY STREAM, NY Kellenberg Memorial High School Resident Student WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S LACROSSE Athletics albertusfalcons.com Major: Political Science Hear more about Rob’s experience: albertus.edu/keidel McAULIFFE HALL NILAN HALL SIENA HALL SANSBURY HALL Residence life DOMINICAN HALL SERVICES PROVIDED: Laundry Facilities Kitchens in the mansions 24-hour quiet buildings 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.” Substance-Free Housing Co-ed and single gender housing for women TO SEE OUR HOUSING, TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR AT albertus.edu/virtualtour THINK OF THE CAMPUS AS A FIFTY-ACRE ESTATE, WITH A FEW HUNDRED OF YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. DANIEL VALMONT ’15 ORANGE, NJ Christ the King Preparatory School Resident Student Major: Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design 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: DATES TO REMEMBER 1 * DECEMBER Rolling Admission Application Review Begins 28 * FEBRUARY Financial Aid Priority Deadline: Submit FAFSA to * * receive need-based financial aid. MARCH 15 Albertus Scholarship Deadline: Must submit a completed application by this date to be considered for a merit-based scholarship. MAY 1 New Student Deposit Deadline 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 albertus.edu/applynow 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. 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 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 • $15,000 tuition reduction with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. • $11,000 tuition reduction with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. • $7,500 tuition reduction with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 • Renewable provided the student maintains a 2.5 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. COST OF EDUCATION 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. • 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. • 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. • 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 The following are estimates of the educational and housing expenses for the academic year. 2014-2015 Per Year 2 Semesters (30 Credits) Tuition and Fees: Resident Student: $42,240 Commuter Student: $28,930 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 2013-2014 academic year, 78.6% of students at Albertus received some form of financial aid. Connect with Albertus Magnus College. 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