The College at Brockport Viewbook
An informational booklet that was sent to prospective students this fall. Learn more about what The College at Brockport has to offer.
PursueGreateracademics School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences African and African-American Studies (BA, BS) Anthropology (BA, BS) Art - Studio (BA, BS); Studio Art (BFA) Arts for Children (BA, BS) Communication (BA, BS) Dance (BA, BS, BFA) English (BA, BS) French (BA, BS) History (BA, BS) Journalism and Broadcasting (BA, BS) Philosophy (BA, BS) Political Science (BA, BS) Sociology (BA, BS) Spanish (BA, BS) Theatre (BA, BS) Women and Gender Studies (BA, BS) School of Health and Human Performance Athletic Training (BS) Exercise Science (BS) Health Science (BA, BS) Kinesiology/Physical Education (BS) Nursing (BSN) Physical Education Teacher Education (Certification program) Recreation and Leisure Studies (BS) Sport Management (BS) School of Science and Mathematics Biochemistry (BS) Biology (BA, BS) Chemistry (BA, BS) Computer Information Systems (BS) Computer Science (BA, BS) Earth Sciences (BA, BS) Environmental Science (BS) Geology (BA, BS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Medical Technology (BS) Meteorology (BA, BS) Physics (BA, BS) Psychology (BA, BS) Water Resources (BA, BS) PursueSomethingGreater Special Programs Delta College Program Honors College Pre-professional: Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary School of Education and Human Services Criminal Justice (BS) Education and Human Development Teacher Certification Programs: Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education with Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5 – 12 Childhood Inclusive Education, Grades 1 – 6 Health Education, Pre K – 12 Physical Education, Pre K – 12 Social Work (BS) Accelerated/Cooperative Programs 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Rochester Institute of Technology 4+1 Accelerated Master of Business Administration Program with Clarkson University 4+2 Master of Business Administration with the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business (Early Leaders; not accelerated) 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical Center School of Business Administration and Economics Accounting (BS) Business Administration (BS) Finance (BS) International Business and Economics (BA) International Studies (BA) Marketing (BS) FromTheProvost sciences, and law; and combined bachelor and master degree programs in a number of fields, the College embodies an exceptional experience. Our faculty is comprised of experts in their fields of study, nationally recognized scholars and passionate teachers. Importantly, they strive to develop relationships with their intellectually-curious students, who work with them to conduct research, debate theory, write creatively, and discover their potential. Subjects of study include everything from examining the water quality of Lake Ontario to creating mobile apps, from dance performance to philosophic discourse, from exercise science to forensic science, from kinesiology to nursing. Our academic facilities are first-rate. You will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment, classrooms designed for collaborative learning, and modern science laboratories. In 2014, we will open a new building dedicated to the liberal arts featuring an auditorium, collaboration spaces and state-of-the-art technology. Visit our vibrant campus to take a tour or attend one of our Fall Open Houses to explore, in depth, the transformational learning environment that awaits you. At www.brockport.edu/admissions/visit you will learn more about our community of learning. I look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is a leading comprehensive college with a reputation for academic excellence at an extraordinary value. At this point in your college search, you may be wondering how you can make the most of your education and where your studies may take you after graduation. We can help you discover your potential through our rigorous academic programs. Learning at Brockport goes well beyond the walls of our classrooms through internships, service learning, undergraduate research and over 100 study abroad programs in more than 30 countries. These are just a few examples of the kinds of transformative learning experiences where students benefit from intense engagement with faculty members. At Brockport, each of our students has the opportunity to enrich classroom learning with these high impact experiential learning activities that will give you an advantage as you enter the job market or pursue an advanced degree. Built on a strong liberal arts foundation, Brockport offers extensive and diverse offerings within our 49 undergraduate and nearly 50 graduate programs of study. With majors like Anthropology, Broadcasting, and Meteorology; signature programs such as Delta College (an integrated experiential learning community) and the Honorâ€™s College; pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary Doug Scheidt, PhD Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 17:1 student-faculty ratio SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Awards 119 335 full-time faculty 260 part-time faculty average class size 23 94% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field Fulbright Scholars 17 28 SUNY Distinguished Faculty Rank 28 AcademicsAtBrockport The world is changing. Rapidly. And as technology evolves, the environment shifts, and complex global issues continue to emerge, it is impossible to predict exactly what the future holds. An education from The College at Brockport, State University of New York, ensures our students will be ready for whatever it brings. The Brockport academic experience instills in its students an intellectual curiosity that will help them leap life’s hurdles. The core of this experience is an environment that stresses the development of superior skills in writing, speaking, critical thinking and mathematical analysis — abilities that will always be in high demand. Those courses are complemented by a vast array of professional programs that prepare students for the career of their choice. Academic life at Brockport isn’t confined to the four walls of a classroom or even to the perimeters of its campus. Students at the undergraduate level conduct original research, pursue scholarly and creative works, complete internships and study abroad. Our 17:1 student/faculty ratio creates opportunities for students to collaborate with our dynamic faculty and often results in invaluable relationships that last a lifetime. You won’t just get a teacher. You’ll get a mentor. DiscoverOurSchools School of The Arts, Humanities And Social Sciences The School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences casts an eye to the future â€” and teaches our students to do the same. The workforce of the future will require an understanding of our global community. And it will demand prolific writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Each of our students are encouraged to experience the world during their time at Brockport. Employers are seeking individuals who are bilingual and who have demonstrated an ability to problem solve in a foreign environment. Each of the many international experiences we offer provides our students with an invaluable opportunity to see the world through a different lens. Our students are asked to write, to discuss, to question and to engage. But it doesnâ€™t stop there. Our faculty are committed to helping our students develop those writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. It happens through in-classroom instruction, prodding, encouragement and through regular feedback that aims to hone and refine those key abilities. Armed with these skills and global experiences, our graduates leave Brockport prepared to positively impact the world. MariahMaloney, MFA Professor Mariah Maloney has danced all over the world with modern dance icon Trisha Brown and is nationally recognized in her field. Today, through her work in Brockport’s Dance Department, Maloney conducts research and teaches the craft while working to create opportunities for her students. “This year, I facilitated exposure and opportunity for 24 students to be involved in the professional dance world as performers, scholars, and educators,” Maloney says. “The ongoing wealth of learning that weaves in and out of and walks alongside teaching, scholarship and relationship building is awesome at Brockport. I am blessed to be spending my life engaged in this important work.” We offer an ever-evolving array of intellectual opportunities that encourage our students to be creative, collaborative, and curious. Here are a few examples: • An interdisciplinary Fine Arts course that combines Art, Theatre & Music and Dance • The Departments of History and Anthropology have developed an interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies and Public History law program to create courses that emphasize writing and language skills BA/BS in Sociology and a master’s of Public Administration (4+1) include: video production art installations, and anthropological site excavation • The Department of English has partnered with our pre- • A fast-track combined degree program that culminates in a • Numerous independent studies are available, examples DiscoverOurSchools School of Business Administration And Economics Remarkable value. That’s what students receive from our School of Business Administration and Economics. Brockport is one of just 672 institutions in the world that is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the gold standard in business education. That puts our business school in the top five percent of business schools internationally, while our students pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. Our world-class faculty are passionate about teaching undergraduate students and preparing them for meaningful and successful careers. This instruction takes place in an intimate atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring. And while teaching is their top priority, they are also active scholars who stay current in their disciplines. Internships provide our students with an invaluable pipeline into professional practice. And often, Brockport is presented with more internship opportunities for our students than we are able to fill. That’s because they arrive ready to work. For example, our finance students have the opportunity to become Bloomberg certified. We possess the same Bloomberg terminal that they’ll be asked to use by their employer when they enter the field. But for our students, no training is necessary. SandeepSingh, PhD Dr. Sandeep Singh, professor of finance, sees the School of Business Administration and Economics at The College at Brockport as a program on the rise. “We are doing many unique things that will make the school stand apart and excel.” From the new Bloomberg terminals to international competitions, Brockport business students are on the path for success. Students are being accepted to more competitive graduate programs, finding better jobs and moving up the corporate ladder more quickly. Brockport business graduates are in high demand. Below is a small sampling of where our recent graduates have started their careers: Aramark • • Citigroup • Coca-Cola • Enterprise • JP Morgan Chase • KPMG • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management • Paychex, Inc. • Target • Thermo-Fisher Scientific • United Airlines • Xerox DiscoverOurSchools School of Education and Human Services Students come to our School of Education and Human Services seeking to become a social worker, counselor, teacher, public or school administrator or a criminal justice practitioner — and they acquire a blend of practical and theoretical knowledge that equips them to do just that. They’ll also be prepared to make a positive impact on society. Each student’s education — regardless of major — addresses three key themes: Ethics: Our graduates won’t always have a supervisor standing over them. They’ll be independent practitioners. Therefore, making ethical decisions should be intuitive. We’ll ensure that it is. Diversity/cultural competence: Each community is unique. We develop practitioners who appreciate the richness of the communities they serve and possess the skills necessary to effectively engage with complex societies. Social justice: Our students believe that their chosen profession should have a social benefit. They are encouraged to discover ways they can take what they learned during their Brockport experience and advocate on behalf of disadvantaged populations. Practical skills along with these key competencies combine to prepare our students for long, successful and difference-making careers in their field of choice. AnnW.Bunch, PhD Dr. Ann Bunch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, an accomplishment that less than 100 individuals can claim. She has traveled the world, to far-reaching sites from Vietnam to Russia, identifying missing service members and civilians. Bunch seeks to translate those real-word experiences to her students. “I teach to instill a habit of critical thinking: to inspire my students to ask ‘why?’ At the end of the day, they need to be able to arrive at the ‘aha’ moments for themselves.” Our academic programs: Adolescence Inclusive Education in: • Biology • Chemistry • Earth Science • English • Physics • Social Science • Mathematics • Foreign Language – French • Foreign Language – Spanish Childhood Inclusive Education Criminal Justice Social Work DiscoverOurSchools School of Health And Human Performance Students in our School of Health and Human Performance are the beneficiaries of top-flight instruction from some of the finest faculty in the country—faculty who choose to come to Brockport because they want to spend a considerable portion of their time in a classroom, not strictly in a research laboratory. They work hard to ensure that our students’ education is not only grounded in sound theory, but that they have an opportunity to put that theory into practice. Nearly every program within the school requires students to complete an internship before graduating. That’s because we believe that an undergraduate experience is not complete without an opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom. By the time they complete their degree, students are not only familiar with their program content, but understand the importance of reading, writing, and thinking critically. Faculty create opportunities to develop vital skills like analyzing problems, weighing evidence, developing arguments and deriving conclusions. This ensures that our students will leave Brockport prepared for their careers — and for their lives. ElizabethHeavey, PhD Dr. Elizabeth Heavey brings both passion and high expectations to the Nursing program. She engages students in her research, listens to their input and at the end of the day, is proud of the nurses they become. “We are producing nurses you can trust with your loved ones. When I encounter a nurse trained at Brockport, I know my child is safe in his or her care.” Our academic programs: Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education • Kinesiology Department of Health Science • H ealth Science (liberal arts degree with public health emphasis) • Physical Education Teacher Education Education • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Administration • Adapted Physical • Sport Management • Exercise Science • Athletic Training Department of Nursing • Nursing (traditional) • RN-to-BSN • Second Degree • Health Care • Health Education Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies • Recreation Management • Therapeutic Recreation • Tourism Management DiscoverOurSchools School of Science And Mathematics Our School of Science and Mathematics possesses the formula necessary to produce a generation of graduates that are both prepared and eager to change the world. Itâ€™s simple: outstanding faculty + state-of-the-art facilities + faculty/student collaboration = dynamic graduates. Outstanding faculty: Our award-winning faculty members are active scholars who stay on the cutting edge of their respective fields by engaging in scholarship and research. But they also have a passion for teaching. They possess an enthusiasm for the subjects they teach that captures the imagination of their students. State-of-the-art facilities: There have been nearly $30 million in renovations made to our facilities in recent years, providing our students and faculty with premier space for learning and research. Our top-notch laboratory equipment allows students to gain valuable, hands-on experience. Faculty/student collaboration: Many undergraduates earn the opportunity to work alongside faculty on research projectsâ€”a process that enhances knowledge and stokes curiosity. Our faculty interact with students one-on-one in a number of different settings and seek to mentor them so that they can reach their fullest potential. JacquesRinchard, PhD Undergraduate students are essential to the research conducted by Jacques Rinchard, PhD, who teaches in our Department of Environmental Science and Biology. He hires them to work in his research laboratory and takes them out onto Lake Ontario to conduct fieldwork. “Lectures are beneficial, but giving our students the opportunity to be hands-on out in the field or in the lab is even more important,” says Rinchard, who examines the reproductive potential of key fish species in the Great Lakes. “We put our students in a position where they are working with the same equipment and doing the types of things they’ll be doing in their careers.” In recent years, our graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at an array of prestigious institutions. Here is a sampling: • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine • Duke University • Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine • The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine • University at Buffalo School of Medicine • University of Colorado • University of Maryland • University of Michigan • University of North Carolina • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry • University of Wisconsin • Virginia Tech OurAcademicExperience We encourage our students to take advantage of key active learning opportunities that will enrich their time at Brockport and, most importantly, prepare them for life after Brockport. Take a look at what some of our current students have done: School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Jill Stewardson had her eyes opened in the summer of 2013 when she participated in Brockport’s Archaeological Field school in Jordan. She learned about more than archaeology. She learned about another culture. “I learned that I can disagree with another culture but still respect it. I now have a whole new perspective.” School of Business Administration and Economics By the end of her sophomore year, Mary Dray possessed the skills necessary to be coveted by a Fortune 100 company. She spent her summer working to increase AT&T’s market share in upstate New York. “I learned about branding and how we, as employees, must present ourselves to the public in order to make the biggest difference.” School of Education and Human Services Andrew Walik emerged from his research methods class with three things he never expected: an interest in academic research, an opportunity to present at a national conference, and a mentor in Professor Melchor de Guzman. “I was hesitant to take on a research project, but Dr. de Guzman helped ease my fears and helped me become more confident.” School of Health and Human Performance Spending a week coaching an athlete at Camp Abilities, a one-week sports camp for children with visual impairments, gave Stephanie Bond the opportunity to put the skills she learned in her adapted physical education classes into action. “It was the best experience of my college career. I learned just as much from the kids as they learned from me.” School of Science and Mathematics Matt Luther’s summer job was anything but typical. He spent his summer inside a Brockport research laboratory—preparing for his future. Matt researched the role of the Rad52 protein in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA regulation. “It’s invaluable. I had the opportunity to work full-time doing something in my field.” To learn more, visit: www.brockport.edu/greater Academic Scholarship Opportunities Honors College Scholarship (New York residents)..... Full tuition (Out-of-state residents).................................................... $9,870 Presidential Scholarship — in Residence....................... $4,500 Dean’s Scholarship — in Residence................................ $2,250 Out-of-State Recognition Scholarship............................ $4,000 Outstanding students can stack the Out-of-State Recognition Scholarship with other high performing scholarships, up to a total of $9,870 annually. See www.brockport.edu/scholarships for more details. 84% of our students receive financial aid. Tuition Information New York State Resident Annual Costs Tuition.............................................................................. $5,870 Room and board............................................................ $11,140 Fees................................................................................... $1,352 Total direct cost.............................................................. $18,362 Other estimated expenses*.............................................. $2,668 Estimated total cost of attendance................................. $21,030 Out-of-State Resident Annual Costs Tuition............................................................................ $15,320 Room and board............................................................ $11,140 Fees.................................................................................. $1,352 Total direct cost.............................................................. $27,812 Other estimated expenses*.............................................. $2,434 Estimated total cost of attendance................................. $30,246 *The College does not bill estimated expenses. They may include loan fees, books, transportation, supplies and personal expenses. All items are subject to change without notice. Become a Brockport VIP! Get personalized information about your areas of interest by visiting www.brockport.edu/VIP or scanning this: Explore our campus through an interactive walking tour at www.brockport.edu/tour. CollegeTownPlus The Village of Brockport, NY: The Victorian Village on the Erie Canal Approximate miles/hours from campus Downtown Rochester.....19/0.5 Buffalo..............................64/1 Niagara Falls..................80/1.5 Syracuse....................106/1.75 Toronto......................139/2.75 Albany........................244/3.75 Cleveland........................249/4 Pittsburgh....................285/4.5 New York City..................352/6 The College’s location in Western New York is ideally situated alongside the historic Erie Canal. With its quaint shops, restaurants, a movie theater and other amenities, the small Victorian village of Brockport provides everything you might need — all within walking distance of campus. Nearby destinations include shopping malls, professional sporting events, museums, concerts and festivals. The natural wonders that surround us are abundant, with the proximity of Letchworth State Park, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, historic points of interest, as well as the cities of Rochester, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Buffalo. Other major cities are just a road trip away. Brockport offers its students the best of both worlds — the quintessential small college town experience, with mid-sized and major metropolitan cities just a short drive or plane ride away. Downtown Rochester is just around the corner — there, you can enjoy sports, arts, entertainment, shopping, festivals and more. Check out a professional sporting event in Buffalo or one of the wonders of the world in Niagara Falls. The best of the Northeast is at your fingertips. Office of Undergraduate Admissions 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420 Want to learn more? Become a VIP and get personalized information about your area of interest. Visit www.brockport.edu/ VIP or scan this with your smart phone: Accepted Freshman Profile Mean SAT: 1100 Mean ACT: 24 Average GPA: 90 Accepted Honor’s College Profile Mean SAT: 1278 Mean ACT: 29 Average GPA: 94.96 ImportantDates March 1, 2014, Preferred Deadline for Freshman Applications May 1, 2014, National Candidates’ Reply Date JuniorPreviewDays Friday April 18, 2014 Friday May 2, 2014 Schedule a visit at: www.brockport.edu/admissions/visit Take a virtual tour at: www.brockport.edu/tour