Bloomsburg University Admissions Guide
A guide to admissions and the programs of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Bloomsburg University OF PENNSYLVANIA ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2011-2012 Overview Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It was founded as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute in 1839. Enrollment: About 10,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Programs: 54 undergraduate programs and 19 graduate programs. Faculty: Nearly 400, full time, most with doctoral degrees Campus: 282 acres, 54 buildings, just a short walk from downtown Bloomsburg. Seven modern residence halls and three apartment complexes on campus, six dining facilities, student union, recreation center, university store, library and intercollegiate sports facilities. www.bloomu.edu www.facebook.com/bloomuniversity www.youtube.com/user/BUTVCH8 twitter.com/#!/BloomsburgU bupresident.blogspot.com Activities: Approximately 200 student organizations, intramural athletics and club sports. 4 Accreditations Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Council on Education of the Deaf, Council on Social Work Education, American Society of Exercise Physiologists, Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Audiology and Speech Pathology/PSB/ASHA Certified, The National Association of Schools of Theatre, The National Association of Schools of Music and National League for Nursing. Programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Nursing and the American Chemical Society. On the Cover: The golden dome of historic Carver Hall overlooks students walking to class. This photo: The modern glass-walled McCormick Center addition is a focal point of Bloomsburgâ€™s Academic Quad. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to affirmative action by way of providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Engage your future Challenging. Exciting. Welcoming. The Right Size Bloomsburg’s 10,100 students experience personal growth, new perspectives, expanded horizons. Gain confidence, earn respect, discover strength. Find new beginnings and second chances. Bloomsburg is not too close and not too far from home. The university is large enough to offer the programs and services you need, but small enough to feel comfortable. Enjoy personal attention, form life-long friendships and find security in an extended family of caring people. Learn from nearly 400 full-time faculty, most with doctoral degrees. Live on a 282-acre campus where everything is within walking distance. Comfort, security, opportunity and a sense of belonging. Bloomsburg is a great place to be you. 81 15 84 11 80 BLOOMSBURG 78 476 76 81 01 80 95 76 95 83 The Right Location The university is one mile south of exit 236, Interstate 80, in northcentral Pennsylvania. Travel Times The business district of downtown Bloomsburg, featuring shops and restaurants, begins a block from campus. Allentown, 1.5 hours Altoona, 2.25 hours Conshohocken, 2 hours Downingtown, 2.5 hours Doylestown, 2.5 hours Harrisburg, 1.5 hours Lancaster, 2 hours Lower Bucks County, 2.5 hours Philadelphia, 2.25 hours Reading, 1.75 hours Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 1 hour Stroudsburg, 1.5 hours Williamsport, 1 hour Opportunity &Value As a comprehensive university, Bloomsburg offers 54 majors leading to bachelor’s degrees in science and technology, teacher education, business, health care, social sciences and the arts and humanities. BU also offers preparatory programs for professional study in law, medicine and engineering as well as 44 undergraduate minors. Costs total about $7,800 per semester for tuition, all fees, room and meals for Pennsylvania residents and about $12,000 per semester for non-residents. Add about $500 for books and classroom materials. Exact costs vary depending on meal plans and housing options and are subject to change, usually in early July, for the following year. Nearly $1 million in scholarships are awarded to students in a typical year. Other support includes loans, grants and work-study. About 90 percent of students receive some form of financial aid; the average amount of aid is $10,000 per year. See www.bloomu.edu/fees for the most current and complete fee schedule and www.bloomu.edu/aid for information about financial assistance. 02 Sidewalks, like this one behind Carver Hall, are lined by trees. Students study on the Academic Quad lawn. Century-old stained glass windows are a focal point of Andruss Library. The Fountain on the Quad is a popular spot to meet friends. 03 Business College of Through the support of a $1.67 million gift from successful alumni couple Terry ’76 and JoAnn Schultz Zeigler ’77, you will have the opportunity to meet with visiting executive speakers and network with business leaders and alumni. You will also attend seminars on resumé writing, interviewing and building a portfolio. Add to that special programs to develop the soft skills that you need ... how to navigate a corporate meeting or a business lunch ... and you can expect to graduate as a polished professional. MAJORS 04 Bloomsburg University’s College of Business is structured so every student is exposed to the full range of business disciplines at the start of their college experience. This will help you make the best career choice and prepare you for a leadership role in that career. Accounting (B.S.B.A) Business Education (B.S.Ed.) Finance (B.S.B.A.) Information and Technology Management (B.S.B.A) Management (B.S.B.A.) Marketing (B.S.B.A) Profile Management professor John Okpara gives students a real-world perspective on business. Finance professor Victoria Geyfman teaches students how to measure the value of a business. Accounting professor Mike Shapeero is renowned for his dynamic teaching style. Kyree Ransome, represented BU at the National Association of Black Accountants Conference. A senior business major talks with a business leader at a social mixer organized by the college. Bloomsburg gave 2011 graduate Megan Miller opportunities to be a leader, and those experiences have translated directly to her career. Seven months before graduation, she was hired by the accounting firm ParenteBeard. Miller was president of BU’s Accounting Association and Student Association for Fraud Examination and served on the College of Business Strategic Planning Committee. 05 Education 06 Real schools, real classrooms and real students with all the exuberance, curiosity ... and restlessness of children. Bloomsburg’s College of Education pairs a strong foundation in fundamentals with opportunities to work with children throughout your college career. Cap off your experience with a semester of student teaching and you’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll have already gained experience that makes you much more than a classroom rookie. Profile MAJORS College of Meghan Sullivan, a Spanish and elementary education major, put her passion for teaching into practice by spending a month in the Dominican Republic teaching English to children and adults. Sullivan taught two classes American Sign Language/English Interpreting (B.S.) Education Pre‐K through Grade 4 (B.S.Ed.) Specialization: With Deaf/Hard of Hearing Middle Level Education Grades 4-8 (B.S.Ed.) Specializations: Language Arts, Language Arts with Deaf/HOH, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Secondary Education (B.S.B.A.) Specializations: Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship (History), Communications, Earth and Space Science, English, French, German, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish Special Education PK-8/Early Childhood PK-4 (B.S.Ed.) Specialization: With Deaf/Hard of Hearing totalling more than 80 students. But the biggest lessons may have been learned by Sullivan herself as she experienced a new culture while adapting to professional challenges. Education major Kimberly Noler helps a student in an academic enrichment after-school program at the local Bloomsburg elementary school. Kayla Riccuitti teaches French to an elementary student at an after-school club in Bloomsburg. BU hosts a variety of summer programs that connect future teachers with today’s children. BU student Michael McCormick helps a school-age student at a math camp. 07 Liberal Arts College of As the largest university in northeastern and northcentral Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg has the depth and breadth to offer a rich variety of programs in the arts, the humanities and the social sciences. As a student, you will work with the traditional tools of your field ... whether it be a printing MAJORS 08 Anthropology (B.A.) Art History (B.A.) Art Studio (B.A.) Specializations: Digital Art, Drawing, Fabric Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture Communications Studies (B.A.) Specializations: Interpersonal Relationship Management, Leadership and Social Influence, Organizational Communication Criminal Justice (B.A.) Student Brittney Logan pulls a print in the art graphic studio. A sculpture student gets feedback from art history professor Nogin Chung. An anthropology major sifts soil in search of artifacts on a summer archaeological dig with BU faculty. English professor Ted Roggenbuck works closely with students in BU’s Writing Center. Students Keashla Marengo (left) and Jazmin Carrasco give a presentation about a Puerto Rican pirate at a symposium on Caribbean nations. A student majoring in audio/video recording puts in time on a project behind the mixing board. press in the art studio or a trowel and a sifter on an archaeological dig ... as well as the latest technology in a computer graphics lab or modern recording studio. Bloomsburg keeps it’s small school spirit. Through it all, you’ll be learning from professors in the classroom, in the studio and in the field. Economics (B.A.) Specializations: General, Political, Business Economics English (B.A.) Specialization: Creative Writing History (B.A.) Languages and Cultures (B.A.) Specializations: French, German, Spanish Mass Communications (B.A.) Specializations: Journalism, Telecommunications, Public Relations Music (B.A.) Specializations: Audio/Video Recording, Education (K-12), Liberal Arts Philosophy (B.A.) Political Science (B.A.) Specialization: Legal Studies Psychology (B.A.) Pre-Social Work (B.S.W.) Sociology (B.A.) Specialization: Applied Theatre Arts (B.A.) Specializations: Design, Performance, Integrated 09 Profile From the moment telecommunications major Tim Hipszer could walk, he has been an entertainer. Coupled with a gregarious personality, the Pennsburg native seemed ready-made for work behind the camera before ever reaching Bloomsburg’s campus. Since then, Hipszer has helped create a landmark campus television show while being a student employee of the BU Sports Information Department, which is responsible for marketing and coordinating media coverage of the university’s 18 sports programs. College of Science & Technology Bloomsburg is home to one of the largest and most modern science buildings in Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Bloomsburg, science isn’t confined to the classroom or even the lab. As a student you’ll find opportunities for technology internships, health care clinical experiences or science research. These experiences will give you an edge in your career, and along the way you’ll be able to take pride in making a difference — for the environment or for your community. MAJORS 10 Audiology and Speech Pathology (B.S.) Specializations: Exceptionalities, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Biology (B.S., B.A.) Specializations: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Natural History, Pre-Medicine Health Sciences (B.S.) Specializations: Clinical Laboratory Science, General Pre-Cytotechnology, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy Chemistry (B.A., B.S.) Specializations: Biochemistry, Nanotechnology Clinical Chemistry (B.S) Computer Forensics (B.S.) Computer Science (B.S.) Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.) Engineering Science 3+2 (B.A.+B.S.) Exercise Science (B.S.) Geography (B.A.) Specializations: Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning Geoscience (B.S.) Specializations: Earth Science, Environmental, Geology, Planetary Health Physics (B.S.) Mathematics (B.A., B.S.) Specialization: Statistics Medical Imaging (B.S.) Nursing (B.S.N.) Physics (B.A., B.S.) A chemisty student focuses on a lab assignment. Biology major Emily Barkanic participates in field research by measuring the amount of light reaching a stream. It’s late afternoon and class is long over, but electronics engineering professor Ghassan Ibrahim and his students are still working in the electronics lab in Hartline Science Center. Students test cardiovascular fitness in Bloomsburg’s exercise science lab. Nursing professor Debra Sanders guides an upper-level student at her clinical experience at Geisinger Medical Center, one of the premier hospitals in the country. Profile Katie Daud, a double major in political science and geoscience/planetary science, learned how space research policy is crafted during a 10-week Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy internship with the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. This was Daud’s second prestigious internship. She spent summer 2010 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum helping to analyze satellite images of the moon. 11 12 Campus Community Bloomsburg’s primary academic buildings ring a beautifully landscaped Quad. Nearly every academic building on campus has been recently renovated ... and many have been expanded as well. A brick walkway snakes between Luzerne and Northumberland residence halls toward the Academic Quad. Downtown Bloomsburg’s Main Street, lined with shops, restaurants and student apartments, is just one block from campus. The dome of the university’s Carver Hall is a community landmark. The shaded lawn of Luzerne Hall is a casual study spot. Street lamps illuminate the walk between the Scranton Commons and Kehr Union. Meals in the Scranton Commons are served in a scattercourt setting. In the Kehr Union on the left, you’ll find the Student Health Center for minor illnesses. Bloomsburg’s community hospital is adjacent to campus and a major regional medical center is only a dozen miles away. 13 Living Living amenities on Bloomsburg’s lower campus include seven residence halls, four dining facilities and the Student Recreation Center. Residential living at BU is safe, affordable and convenient. All residence halls are hardwired with smoke detectors and sprinkler systems, restricted to cardkey access and staffed by resident advisers. Upper campus, about a half-mile away and connected by continuous shuttle service, features three university-owned student apartment complexes, a dining and conference center and athletic facilities. For students who wish to take their studies further, Bloomsburg offers Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). An LLC is a group of students who share common academic interests, live together in a residence hall, participate in the same activities and are enrolled in related courses. Activities include trips to cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Students help plan special campus events, attend career counseling sessions, develop professional connections and gain opportunities for leadership. To learn more about Living and Learning Communities at Bloomsburg University, visit www.bloomu.edu/LLC. LLCs include: n Business n Honors n Civic Engagement n International Studies n Education n Presidential Leadership n Fine Arts & Humanities n Science & Health Sciences n Frederick Douglass n Social Justice & Sustainability n Helping Professions 14 The Mount Olympus Apartments as viewed from a grove of trees. Members of the BU Dance Ensemble prepare their makeup before their spring showcase. A guitarist from the Bloomsburg Guitar Ensemble warms up before a concert. Bloomsburg’s music ensembles include an orchestra, a chamber orchestra, four choral ensembles, a jazz band, a wind ensemble, concert and marching bands, and a percussion ensemble. A student catches up on her reading while working out on an elliptical machine in the Student Rec Center. From the upper campus, you can view the Susquehanna River Valley, with Columbia Hall peeking above the tree line. The patio of Warren Student Services Center is a prime place for meeting friends. Warren Center is home to the admissions office, financial aid office, registrar and Roongo’s Café. Students work out in the weight room of the Student Rec Center. The center also features racquetball courts, a dance room, a cardio room, multipurpose basketball courts, an indoor track, a dance floor and an indoor climbing wall. The porch of the community center at the Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments frames a view of apartment buildings and distant mountains. The community center features a small gym for students living in upper campus apartments. Nearby is Bloomsburg’s full-featured tennis center. 15 16 Social Engagement From the moment you arrive on campus, you start building a network of friends. You will find people who will accept you for who you are and who will inspire you to be your best. BU’s Student Dance Ensemble, the largest student organization on campus, performs to a packed house in Mitrani Hall each spring. BU’s popular Gospel Choir performs each fall and spring semester. BU’s club hockey team won the 2011 American Division Championship of the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference. BU's Spanish Club, Hablas, sells ethnic food on the Warren Center porch. Service is an important goal of many student organizations. Here Jessica Tucker, Linh Nguyen, Frangel Martinez and Victoria Sauers package leftover food from campus dining for the local food cupboard. Students watch the Homecoming parade from their porch on College Hill. 17 18 Team name: Huskies Colors: Maroon & Gold Website: www.buhuskies.com Athletic Excellence Excellence in athletics is a BU tradition. Bloomsburg’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in 18 NCAA Division II and I (wrestling) sports and belong to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. In the trophy case: 19 national championship (NCAA, AIAW, NAIA) trophies, more than 100 conference titles and recognition of hundreds of all-Americans in many sports. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Football Field Hockey Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Wrestling Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Softball Men’s Track (Indoor & outdoor) Women’s Track (Indoor & outdoor) Baseball 19 Challenge yourself. 20 Bloomsburg students take their zest for life to many places, including high adventure trips to near and distant places through outdoor adventure and study abroad trips to Europe, China, Africa and Canada. BU’s outdoor adventure and leadership program, Quest, takes teams of students to locations around the world. Here a team of students starts their climb of Mount Rainier in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Quest offers plenty of programs closer to home, including climbing, kayaking, hiking and a climbing wall on the upper campus. Students in Ferda Asya’s English class pose in front the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Katrina Bradley, a junior Spanish and secondary education major, spent a summer in Xalapa, Mexico. Adam Wendoloski, a criminal justice major, spent part of a summer studying Arabic at Qalam wa Lawh School for Arabic Language Studies in Rabat, Morocco. Jake MacLean, a Spanish major and Chinese minor, toured China with a group from BU. Development Alumni House Bloomsburg University Campus Map Hippenstiel Drive Parking Stud ent R ecre To Upper Campus ation Ctr BMC Litwhiler Field Parking Mt. Olympus Apts. To Lower Campus Parking om ery Pla ce A Mo nty â€™s Mult Stad ipurpos e ium Swisher Circle m Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments n Nels o Tennis Center Buckalew tadiu Chestnut Street Andruss Library an S Parking pts Red m Mo ntg Hutchinson Field Parking Waller Parking Welsh Circle Sutliff Warren Student Services Haas Parking Hartline Laubach Drive Franklin Osuna Drive Northumberland Navy Plan a visit. East Second Street Bakeless Parking Columbia Bookstore Honeysuckle Apartments Athle Schuyler Drive Simon Lycoming Kehr To register for an open house program, visit the BU website at www.bloomu.edu/admissions. Weekday visits include a general information session and campus tour. Students may contact departments directly to schedule a personal meeting. Visitors may pick up a parking pass at the Buckingham Maintenance Center (BMC) upon arrival. The Admissions Office is located in Warren Student Services Center (shown below). Union Science Schuylkill Carver Parking Open house events include campus tours, general information sessions and an opportunity to meet with representatives of academic departments to learn about specific degree programs. Montour Parking Scranton Commons Bloomsburg University encourages visits from prospective students and their families. In addition to four organized open house programs, two in the fall and two in the spring, prospective students may schedule individual visits throughout the year. Elwell Athletic Fields Luzerne tic F ield McCormick Centennial To Downtown Bloomsburg Penn Street 9 To schedule a weekday visit, contact Admissions at (570) 389-4316 or visit us online at www.bloomu.edu/admissions. Printed on Forest Stewardship Council Certified paper and finished with a water-based aqueous coating. Office of Admissions Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 104 Warren Student Services Center Bloomsburg PA 17815-1301 (570) 389-4316 www.bloomu.edu