Delta State University Freshman Viewbook 2013–2014
20 14 DEGREE PROGRAMS BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) Art Art Education English Philosophy Concentration Creative Writing English Concentration Foreign Languages French Philosophy Spanish History Journalism Music Political Science Psychology Communication Studies & Theatre Arts Communication Studies Theatre Arts BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) Accounting Computer Information Systems Finance General Business Administration Entrepreneurship General Business Administration Insurance & Real Estate Real Estate Financial Planning Management International Business Development Management Services Management Marketing BACHELOR OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION (BCA) Aviation Management Flight Operations BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) Art Crafts Emphasis Graphic Design Emphasis Painting Emphasis Photography Emphasis Sculpture Emphasis Digital Media Arts BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) Music Keyboard/Instrumental Vocal Performance BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES (BSMIS) Music Industry Studies Audio Engineering Technology Music Industry Entrepreneurship BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (BMEd) Music Education Instrumental Music Choral/General Music BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (BSEd) Elementary Education English Education Health, PE, & Recreation Mathematics Education Social Science Education BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) Athletic Training Biology General Biology Concentration Premedical Science Concentration Biology Education Concentration Chemistry General Chemistry Concentration ACS Certified Chemistry Premedical Science Concentration Chemistry/General Science Educ. Conc. Environmental Science General Environmental Science Conc. Geospatial Information Technology Wildlife Management Conc. Family & Consumer Sciences Child Development Concentration Nutrition/Dietetics Concentration Fashion Merchandising Concentration Health, PE & Recreation Health & Physical Education Recreation Concentration Sports Information Concentration Sports Management Concentration Exercise Science Concentration Mathematics Social Science Geography Concentration Sociology Concentration Applied Development Studies Conc. Social Science Concentration Speech & Hearing Sciences BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY (BSJC) Social Justice & Criminology BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BSIS) Interdisciplinary Studies Geospatial Information Technology BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) Pre-Nursing Pre-RN/BSN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK (BSW) Social Work PRE-PROFFESSIONAL CURRICULA (BS) Biology Clinical Laboratory Sciences Cytotechnology Dental Hygiene Health Information & Informatics Mgmt. Medical Records Administration Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Pre-Dental Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Radiologic Sciences Respiratory Therapy Chemistry Pre-Dental Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Physical Therapy Mathematics Pre-Engineering www.deltastate.edu/majors Experience Something Different Delta State University offers an educational experience like no other. Found in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, our campus is alive with excitement. Our students come from all walks, and there is an energy in the way they carry themselves. Our professors don’t just teach, they create new pathways of thought that lead to ideas you’ve never considered. With every discovery, you will see the world differently. It’s time to experience something. It’s time to join Delta State University. DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | QUICK FACTS COOL THINGS ABOUT CAMPUS There are absolutely no Out-of-State tuition fees. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the university’s hometown, Cleveland, was voted “Second Best Small Town to Visit in America” by Smithsonian Magazine. THE NUMBERS The campus is 331 acres. That means it takes less than 10 minutes to walk from your dorm room to class. Delta State is a National Arbor Day Tree Campus. In fact, there are over 124 species of trees and shrubs on campus. 100+ STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO 20+ COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES UNDERGRAD ENROLLMENT INTRAMURAL SPORTS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES 13 GRADUATE ENROLLMENT DIVISION 2 INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS SCHOOL OF NURSING You shouldn’t have a problem finding a place to park your car, thanks to Delta State having 2,622 Parking Spaces 20.5 AVERAGE ACT SCORE Some of the most popular majors at Delta State are: Elementary Education Biology Exercise Science Athletic Training Business Social Work Nursing Pre-Med Home to the worldâ€™s most vicious mascot, the Fighting Okra Check out feartheokra.com DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | ACADEMICS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS At Delta State University, the courses you take are organized under three colleges and one school: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES SCHOOL OF NURSING While working toward your degree, you will have the opportunity to study in one or more areas, depending on the major you choose and the concentration within that major. You may also select a minor area of study, which is a group of courses outside your major field that you can explore in depth. You will also have many opportunities to travel as part of your studies at Delta State. Study abroad programs range from just a few days, to several weeks, or an entire semester. UNIQUE DEGREES Delta State offers some of the most unique and interesting degree programs found in Mississippi. These aren’t your average college degrees, so you can expect above average experiences. COMMERCIAL AVIATION You can learn how to fly an airplane at Delta State’s very own airport. With over 20 planes to choose from, you will get a whole new perspective of college while you earn a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation. MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES Interested in song writing, recording or music production? The Delta Music Institute has three full recording studios and its very own record label—Fighting Okra Records. Learn the ins and outs of the music industry with the best in the business. GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Take location to the next level. Our GIT program prepares students for groundbreaking work in mapmaking for the 21st century. The GIT Center has created maps for the FBI, the Secret Service and worldwide disaster emergency response maps. OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP Don’t worry about sitting at a desk all day when you’re in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program. With classes like White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking and even Skydiving, you will learn wilderness skills and gain confidence in leadership situations. DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | CAMPUS LIFE JOIN IN The same individual attention that applies to academics carries over to other campus activities at Delta State. From the first day you arrive on campus, you can become part of Delta State’s community service groups and over 100 student organizations. No matter what your interest, there is an on-campus organization for you. Being involved in student organizations at Delta State gives you the opportunity not only to join in and participate, but to lead and make a difference. From traditional to avant-garde, you’ll find an influx of art, music and ideas waiting for you. Sit on the quad and hear a local band or get dressed up for a show at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The region’s best venues are only a short walk away. GET YOUR TICKETS There are two locations to eat on campus—Young Mauldin Cafeteria for international or home-style meals, or the Union Food Court for national brand foods: Chick-fil-A, Burger Studio, Java City and Freshens. From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., you will be able to eat what you want, when you want. Just swipe your Okra Kard. PLENTY TO EAT GET YOUR DSU GEAR The Barnes & Noble Bookstore offers brand excellence, technology innovation, and a commitment to customer service. All Delta State merchandise can be found here. HOME SWEET HOME Living on campus will broaden your college experience and provide you with opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to making your resident experience the best it can be. READ ALL ABOUT IT Library Services offers a broad range of resources and services that allow you to excel in your coursework and research. PLAY IT SAFE The Police Department provides 24/7 safety and security for students, staff, faculty, residents and visitors. LIVING HEALTHY The fitness center is equipped with every piece of fitness equipment and recreation space a student needs to work off that last meal, even an olympic sized swimming pool. With over 20 team and individual intramural sports available, there’s plenty to keep you on the move. Plus, there’s the O.W. Reilly Student Health Center to provide medical services for when you play too hard. DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | ATHLETICS | QUICK FACTS GET IN THE GAME You feel it when you wake up in the morning. . . anticipation. As game time gets closer, the feeling grows more intense. No matter the sport, there’s excitement in the air. As a student athlete, the pressure is on. Take part in one of the most competitive athletic programs in Division II sports. Maybe you prefer screaming from the student section. Join your friends and get into the excitement. Hit the stands and cheer the green and white to another national championship. ACCOLADES The Delta State University Statesmen and Lady Statesmen boast 9 national championships, 58 regional crowns and 53 conference titles in their legendary history. In over 80 years of competition, no other Mississippi university has enjoyed the level of success Delta State University has achieved on the field. Visit gostatesmen.com to learn more about our successes. DELTA STATE SPORTS Football Cheerleading Basketball Softball Baseball Tennis Golf Soccer Cross Country Swimming & Diving DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | LOCATION CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI The Delta State experience isn’t all about classrooms and studying. It’s also about experiencing the unique culture of Cleveland and the Delta. When you’re caught up on your studies, there is always something to do. GOOD EATS Cleveland offers the best of the best in dining with hometown restaurants. SHOPPING Boutiques, specialty shops and franchise stores are all near campus. OUTDOOR RECREATION Experience awesome golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching and water sports. Stand out or fit in with your camo. NIGHTLIFE Hang out with your friends and catch some live local bands or test your team skills at trivia night. CULTURE The Bologna Performing Arts Center, the Dave “Boo” Ferriss Baseball Museum, art and archive galleries, live music by the Delta Music Institute and the future home of the Mississippi Grammy Museum—need we say more? CAMPUS FACILITIES 1. Soccer Field 2. Softball Field 3. Statesman Park 4. Travis E. Parker Field/Horace McCool Stadium - Football 5. Billy Dorgan, Jr. Student Performance Center 6. Chadwick Dickson Intercollegiate Athletic Building 7. J.A.“Bud”Thigpen, Jr. Baseball Annex 8. Bryce Griffis Practice Center 9. Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field - Baseball 10. Robert L. Crawford Center & Dave “Boo” Ferriss Museum 11. Tennis Courts 12. Darrell Foreman Golf Course 13. Walter Sillers Coliseum 14. Hugh L. White Hall 15. Kent Wyatt Hall 16. Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House 17. Bologna Performing Arts Center 18. Harkins Residence Hall-closed 19. Lawler Residence Hall-closed 20. Hammett Residence Hall-closed 21. Tatum Residence Hall-closed 22. Cain Residence Hall 23. Fugler Residence Hall 24. William H. Zeigel Music Center 25. Thomas L. Bailey Hall 26. Hamilton-White Child Development Center 27. W.M. Kethley Hall 28. Fielding L. Wright Art Center/ Holcombe-Norwood Hall 29. James W.Broom/Kathryn Keener Hall 30. E.R. Jobe Hall 31. James M. Ewing Hall 32. Eleanor Boyd Walters Hall 33. R.L. Caylor Hall 34. Robert E. Smith School of Nursing 35. Brumby-Castle Residence Hall 36. O.W.Reily Student Health Center 37. Ward Hall 38. H.L. Nowell Student Union 39. Cleveland Residence Hall 40. Charles W.Capps, Jr. Archives & Museum 41. Gibson-Gunn Aviation Building 42. Wesley Foundation 43. Baptist Student Center 44. E.B. Hill Family Apartments 45. Intramural Fields/Walking Trail 46. Hugh Cam Smith, Jr. Physical Plant 47. Cafeteria Family Apartments-closed 48. Faculty and Staff Apartments 49. New Men’s Residence Hall 50. Tennis Courts 51. Court of Governors Residence Hall 52. Young-Mauldin Dining Hall 53. Foundation Hall 54. Forest Earl Wyatt Gymnasium 55. Aquatics Center 56. Odealier J. Morgan Laundry 57. George B. Walker Natatorium 58. Whitfield Building Delta Music Institute 59. Lena Roberts Sillers Chapel 60. Roberts-LaForge Library 61. President’s Home 62. Administrative Housing 63. Cassity Hall 64. Administrative Housing 65. Administrative Housing SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR ONLINE AT WWW.DELTASTATE.EDU/VISIT DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY | FRESHMAN ADMISSION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Complete the College Prep Curriculum* (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 GPA Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.5 GPA and score and at least 16 on the ACT (at least 760 on the SAT) Complete the CPC with a class rank in the upper 50% and score at least 16 on the ACT (at least 760 on the SAT) Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.0 GPA and score at least 18 on the ACT (at least 860 on the SAT) Satisfy the NCAA standards as a full qualifier under Division I guidelines REQUIRED COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM ENGLISH (4 Carnegie Units) Course must require substantial communication skills. MATHEMATICS (3 Carnegie Units) Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. A fourth class in higher level mathematics is highly recommended. SCIENCE (3 Carnegie Units) Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Physics, and Advanced Physics or any other science course with comparable rigor and content. One unit from a Physical Science course with content at a level that may serve as a introduction to Physics and Chemistry may be used. Two of the courses chosen must be laboratory based. SOCIAL STUDIES (3 Carnegie Units) Courses should include United States History (1 unit), World History (1 unit with substantial geography component), Government (1/2 unit), and Economics (1/2 unit), or Geography (1/2 unit). ADVANCED ELECTIVES (2 Carnegie Units) Requirement may be met by earning 2 units from the following areas/courses, one of which must be in Foreign Language or World Geography. Foreign Language, World Geography, 4th year Laboratory-based Science, or 4th year Mathematics. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Carnegie Unit) The course should include use of application packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation. PRE-HIGH SCHOOL UNITS Algebra I, first-year Foreign Language, or Computer Applications taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided course content is the same as the high school course. RECOMMENDED COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM ENGLISH (4 Carnegie Units) Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included. MATHEMATICS (4 Carnegie Units) Includes Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and any one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, or AP Statistics) SCIENCE (4 Carnegie Units) Includes Biology I, Chemistry I, and any two Carnegie Units of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Physics, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, Physics II, AP Physics B, AP Physics C—Electricity and Magnetism, and AP Physics C—Mechanics, Botany, Microbiology, or Human Anatomy and Physiology.) SOCIAL STUDIES (4 Carnegie Units) Includes World History, U.S. History, Introduction to World Geography, U.S. Government, Economics, and Mississippi Studies. (Credit earned for a State/Local Government course in any other state may stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies.) ARTS (1 Carnegie Unit) Includes any one Carnegie Unit of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation. ADVANCED ELECTIVES (2 Carnegie Units) Includes any two Carnegie Units of Foreign Language (I and II), Advanced World Geography and a Foreign Language (I) or any combination of English, mathematics, or lab-based science courses of comparable rigor and content to those required above. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Carnegie Unit) Course should emphasize the computer as a productivity tool. Instruction should include the use of application packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation. PRE-HIGH SCHOOL UNITS Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course. SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS Delta State University recognizes students through its scholarship and awards program. We provide scholarship assistance to those students who demonstrate the potential for academic success in college. To be considered for scholarships and awards, you must be admitted to the University and submit a scholarship application. Scholarships and awards are available for undergraduate study up to the completion of 124 earned hours, summer terms are excluded. Note that annual renewal is based on the completion of 30 semester hours per year and maintaining a 3.00 cumulative GPA. To receive the most up-to-date information on the achievement scholarship, opportunity award, valedictorian/salutatorian, honors, and national merit finalist and semifinalist scholarships please visit our website at www.deltastate.edu. COST OF ATTENDANCE All costs are calculated per semester, unless otherwise noted. UNDERGRADUATES (12–19 HRS) | $3,155 RESIDENCE HALLS & MEAL PLAN FEES Foundation Hall | $3,804 Cleveland, Lawler-Harkins | $3,304 Court of Governors, New Men’s and Brumby Castle | $3,419 Private Room Rate Surcharge | $800 Students living in residence halls must select one of the following meal plans: Unlimited + $150 Flex 12 Meals Per Week + $250 Flex 10 Meals Per Week + $350 Flex Fees for 2014–2015 are estimates only and are listed as per-semester costs. Please refer to the University website for the most accurate information. ADMISSIONCHECKLIST MEET YOUR RECRUITER We encourage you to meet with your Recruiter prior to applying for admission to the University. Your recruiter will arrange a campus tour, assist you in meeting with an academic advisor, review your transcripts and help you through the application process. APPLY FOR ADMISSION The application for admission begins the process. Visit admissions.deltastate.edu to apply and pay your non-refundable application fee of $25. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT Ask your school counselor to mail your official high school transcript (6 semester transcript for provisional review and final transcript with graduation date). TEST SCORES Entering freshman should request ACT or SAT scores be sent to Delta State University. Delta State’s college code for the ACT is 002190 and the SAT college code is 1163. IMMUNIZATION RECORDS Proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella is required of all students, unless exempt because of (1) actual, suspected, pre-planned pregnancy, (2) medical contraindication or (3) birth prior to 1957. 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