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Millersville offers a world-class education—one where our students can seize the opportunity to make the most of their potential. You will sense it the first moment you visit campus. It’s the result of the commitment that our students, professors, coaches, counselors, advisors and alumni share. We believe that a good life begins with learning, that hard work leads to great things, and that caring for one another results in a better world.
IT’S TIME TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY Millersville offers a world-class education—one where our students can seize the opportunity to make the most of their potential. You will sense it the first moment you visit campus. It’s the result of the commitment that our students, professors, coaches, counselors, advisors and alumni share. We believe that a good life begins with learning, that hard work leads to great things, and that caring for one another results in a better world. Our students have high expectations for themselves, and they thrive in our challenging academic environment. Our professors and the many people who contribute to the life of the campus are improving ways that students can collaborate and push the boundaries of learning. 1 2 Stephanie “ Millersville’s education program has really challenged and strengthened me as a future math educator. T he professors have equipped me with knowledge and tools that I can’t wait to use in my future classroom.” Jessica “ People are connected here. It’s so easy to network. I know I have grown as a leader. I think if I went to a bigger school, I’d be swallowed up and would have gotten lost in the background with the other 10,000 students.” 3 Dennis B. Downey, Ph.D. Professor of History and Director of the University Honors College â€œ Every challenge is an opportunity. T his is most apparent in the expanding opportunities for faculty-student collaborative research. Across campus, students apply theory and expand their knowledge base through hands-on research with faculty in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and the diverse fields of education. Such experiences are critical to professional development and success.â€? 4 A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS. A WELCOMING COMMUNITY. Millersville’s campus stretches over 250 scenic acres, graced by manicured lawns, towering oaks and pines and our pond . Approximately 50 percent of Millersville’s campus grounds are maintained organically. It’s just one of the reasons why the University has earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts. Just beyond campus are the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. You’ll find a safe and warm community where “hellos” are comfortably exchanged and close friendships are easily formed. But when the mood strikes for a larger city experience, you can take your pick. Next door is the historic and vibrant city of Lancaster, a thriving business center and a hub of culture and entertainment with dozens of art venues, cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Or explore some of the country’s top metropolitan centers. Want to visit the Philadelphia Art Museum? Hop on an Amtrak train in Lancaster and travel along Philly’s Main Line. A day in the Big Apple is just as convenient. Alex “ Lancaster City has a lot of fun things to do. You can hear all kinds of music for free on T hird Fridays. T here are fireworks at Clipper Stadium, Central Market food vendors and all the unique shops along Queen Street. Plus, there’s the Fulton T heatre, with student rush tickets, and across the street is a great ice cream shop! Whatever you’re up for, it’s the perfect night out.” 5 nL ocated in downtown Lancaster, Millersville University’s Ware Center provides students with arts and cultural offerings. nM illersville University is located 11⁄2 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, 21⁄2 hours from Washington, D.C., and 3 hours from New York City. An Amtrak station is also located nearby in downtown Lancaster. Alexandra From Medford, NJ “ As an out-of-state student, I like the fact that this location gives me access to some of the Northeast’s greatest cultural centers—Baltimore, Philadelphia, D.C. and N.Y .C. To me that really adds to my learning and educational experience.” NEW YORK CITY 3 Hours PHILADELPHIA 1 ½ Hours WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 ½ Hours BALTIMORE 1 ½ Hours 6 ACADEMICS: IN-DEPTH AND PERSONAL Millersville students have two big advantages: the resources of a large university and the support of a caring, residential learning community. This means small, interactive classes, with an average class size of 25. A nationally recognized faculty, including acclaimed scientists, artists, writers, economists, educators and mathematicians. Hands-on learning opportunities within each academic program. Modern facilities with the latest equipment and technologies. Support and encouragement are everywhere at Millersville. If you have the drive to succeed, weâ€™re firmly committed to providing the tools and opportunities you need to reach your goals. One of the highest-ranked, public universities in Pennsylvania, Millersville is listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the North. Christopher Hardy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology â€œ Plant science in the 21st century will be the preeminent contributor in our quest for sustainable foods, fibers, fuels and biodiversity conservation. As a regional center for exciting botanical study, Millersville is uniquely suited to ignite the intellect and innerbotanist of its students.â€? 7 With our emphasis on the liberal arts, you’ll gain the skills that today’s employers value most and that are never obsolete: the ability to think critically, write effectively and speak persuasively. Paired with specific preparation for a wide range of careers, you’ll graduate ready to reach your professional goals. Choose from more than 55 programs of study, each of which has distinctive strengths: nS tudents in our education program have achieved an overall passing rate of 99 percent on the licensure tests needed for teaching certification. nO ur nationally recognized Meteorology program boasts a state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. facility, including the DeSouza Weather Station. n The Department of Computer Science is one of only seven nationally accredited undergraduate computer science programs in Pennsylvania. n The Broadcasting program operates two television studios, digital video and audio computer editing suites, multi-track audio recording facilities and a 24-station computer lab with multimedia software. Students get plenty of hands-on experience producing programming for the campus cable TV channel and its radio station. n The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ investments in classroom technology, geology labs, music and the visual and performing arts are enhancing students’ learning experiences and preparing them for their future careers. 8 PROFESSORS WHO GUIDE WITH REAL EXPERIENCE Millersville’s professors are recognized leaders in their fields. What does that mean to you? An accomplished geneticist will lead your genetics course. A published author will teach your English class. And an experienced therapist will teach you psychology. You’ll be developing relationships with expert professors, not teaching assistants. Millersville faculty members are passionate teachers who will challenge and support you. They will inspire in you a passion for learning and awaken in you a sense that anything is possible. Adam “ After seeing the facilities and talking with several professors, I knew this place was right for me. I was able to get involved with faculty members doing research projects and inter-department jobs starting in my freshman year. All this is really going to help prepare me for graduate school and the future.” 9 10 LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE Want to work on projects that make a difference and gain experience that will give you an edge in your future career? At Millersville, you’ll learn theory in the classroom, and you’ll apply it in the “real” world. You’ll gain professional experience through internships—each year our students intern at more than 230 companies and organizations. Millersville students have participated in internships with a wide variety of employers, including: n Big Sky Audio/ Philly Sound Studio n Capital BlueCross n Clark Associates n Clear Channel RadioPhiladelphia n DuPont n FEMA n GlaxoSmithKline n Harley Davidson n Hershey Entertainment & Resorts n March of Dimes n Morgan Stanley n NASA nN ational Aquarium nN ational Weather Service nN BC Olympics nP hiladelphia 76ers nP hiladelphia District Attorney’s office nP hiladelphia Zoo nQ VC, Inc. nU .S. Army War College nU nited Way n Volunteer Adventure Corps n Volvo Powertrain North America n WGAL-TV n WXPN 11 GLOBALLY INVOLVED You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad— our students travel to every corner of the world. With these experiences, you’ll broaden your perspective and grow as an individual. You’ll also acquire the skills, the maturity and the résumé that will attract employers and help you to stand out. Our global education program is a recognized leader among public universities in Pennsylvania. Partnering with institutions around the world, we’re able to send students to nearly any country for a summer, a semester or an entire year. These include: n Australia n Chile n China n France n Germany n Japan nS pain n United Kingdom Students may also study at non-partner programs with approval. Janelle “ T he biggest reason I want to study abroad is to improve my fluency in Spanish. I also have never left the United States, but have always wanted to travel, so studying abroad is the perfect opportunity for me to get travel experience while broadening my resume.” 12 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IS STEEPED IN OUR CULTURE. The passion to lead and serve—to focus on others—will become a part of you. Every individual has the capacity for leadership, and we work to develop that potential in our students. We connect them to national civic leaders; as well as hands-on leadership initiatives ranging from urban revitalization, to sustainable agriculture, to health and nutrition imperatives. Tutoring children in city schools… Working in a homeless shelter in New York City… Conducting a food drive to fight hunger… During the past year, nearly 2,500 Millersville students participated in service-learning activities, providing more than 170,000 hours of service to the community. This commitment to service supplements classroom learning and leaves a powerful impression on each and every student. 13 T he Corporation for National and Community Service recognized Millersville with a place on the Presidentâ€™s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to Americaâ€™s communities. 14 LOVIN’ THE BLACK AND GOLD Serve as a Student Ambassador. Lead a fraternity. Compete on an intercollegiate athletic team. Write for our award-winning student newspaper. Participate in a leadership program. Pitch in on a community service project. Attend a concert. Join a club. DJ a radio show. Perform in a campus musical. Enjoy a Saturday Midnight Breakfast. Go crazy in the stands at a Marauders sports event. Play bass in a jazz band. Compete in intramural sports Hang out with Miller and S’Ville—our campus swans. Scale a climbing rock wall. Get cooking in our MU Iron Chef competition. At Millersville, there are so many ways to get involved, explore your interests and have fun. The level of student involvement outside of the classroom at Millersville is extraordinary, which is why we created the Student Involvement Transcript—an official record of each student’s activities, leadership experiences, accomplishments and contributions. It serves as an impressive supplement to our students’ résumés and academic transcripts when they apply for graduate school or employment. Zach “ Here at Millersville, we just don’t talk about how great our community is, we experience it and live it throughout campus. With the support of the staff, I organized and managed an orientation program involving more than 2,000 incoming students. I am thankful to have so many opportunities to grow.” 15 At Millersville, you can choose from more than 130 clubs and organizationsâ€”from the Rugby and Ice Hockey Clubs, to the National Broadcasting Society and the Black Student Union, to the Psychology Club and Gospel Choir. Greek life includes ten sororities and eight fraternities, all providing a great balance of socializing, community service and opportunities for personal development. National speakers and performers come to Millersville, including: n Ludacris, rapper and actor n Randi Zuckerberg, social media expert n Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist n Garrison Keillor, humorist and radio personality n Temple Grandin, autistic activist and educator n Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist n Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico n Ailey II, dance company n Plena Libre, Puerto Rican band n Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst 16 A CULTURE OF CREATIVITY, ENGAGEMENT AND INNOVATION Each year, students produce three main-stage theatrical shows, as well as several one-act plays and staged readings. We even have a professional costume shop on campus, home to the famous Loeb Costume Collection. Love music? Make your own at Millersville. Choose from a dozen ensembles including orchestra, concert bands, jazz bands, various choirs and chorus organizations, marching band and even a West African dance and drum ensemble. MUTV is Millersville’s on-campus cable station, giving you the hands-on opportunity to write, direct, produce or star in productions. Tony Elliot Associate Professor, Communication & T heatre “ T heatre is the place where all of the arts come together…literature, music, dance and the visual arts. It’s all there in a theatre production. At Millersville, we welcome students from all majors to participate in our shows, and we challenge and engage our audiences with every new project.” 17 Millersville Universityâ€™s Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, brings the arts together and provides a focused approach to the importance of creativity, innovation and engagement for students and the community. Using state-of-the-art technology, the Winter Center provides the optimal experience in education and entertainment. Among its features are a professional recording studio, a one-of-a-kind piano lab, art galleries, dance studio, plus concert, performance and recital halls with world-class acoustics. Exhibiting student artwork is part of the experience at Millersville. There are numerous galleries throughout campus including one dedicated to showing student work. Whether it is oil painting, sculpture or jewelry making, inspiration is encouraged. In nearby Lancaster, students explore the cultural offerings featured at Millersville University Lancasterâ€™s Ware Center. Or, visit Lancasterâ€™s more than 70 arts venues including Gallery Row, which showcases the work of many successful artist alumni from Millersville. 18 HOUSING AND DINING THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME Construction is under way on eight new halls to provide an innovative living/learning environment for students. The choices range from joint bedrooms, with no more than two residents sharing a bathroom, to fully furnished suites that include a living room and private bedrooms. Also featured in the halls will be large study areas, game rooms, Wi-Fi throughout and a smart laundry facility, where students can monitor the progress of their wash/dry cycles online. Freshmen and sophomores, who are not commuting, live on campus in residence halls, which are coed by wings/ floor. Suite-style housing halls are also available as well as healthy choice options. 19 See a fly-through video of our new suite-style residence halls! Scan the QR code or visit mville.us/newhousing FEELING SAFE AND SECURE… Student safety and security are always a top priority of the Millersville University Police Department. Important campus security features include: electronic card access, peripheral door alarms, fire alarms, smoke detection, sprinkler system, emergency blue phones/push stations, mass notification alert system, siren system, the MU Alert (text message system) and the campus Threat Assessment Team. So it is no surprise that, in a campus survey, more than 90 percent of our students indicated they feel safe on campus. …TO WELL-FED AND HEALTHY Rushing from class to class will build up your appetite quickly. That’s why conveniently located throughout campus are eight dining facilities. From buffet-style dining halls, like The Upper Deck, to the deli-style speed and convenience of The Galley, you can be sure of a great meal to suit your unique tastes and busy schedule. n Nutritious, tastefully prepared meals are designed to meet a wide range of dietary requirements n Choice of eight meal plans allows students to determine the right option that suits them n Wide range of service hours 20 GO MARAUDERS! Millersville fields 19 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level as part of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The Marauders have a proud winning tradition, having achieved many conference and national championships. Our students-athletes are also ranked #1 in the PSAC for academic excellence. For the sixth straight year, more than 100 Millersville athletes—from football, to field hockey, to tennis—were designated as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. DIVISION II ATHLETICS Men’s n Baseball n Basketball n Football n Golf n Soccer n Tennis n Wrestling Women’s n Basketball n Cross Country n Field Hockey n Golf n Lacrosse n Soccer n Softball n Swimming n Tennis n Track and Field— Indoor & Outdoor n Volleyball 21 Intramural and club sports are a vital part of life at Millersville, as many of our students compete in leagues and one-day tournaments. INTRAMURAL SPORTS n Badminton n Basketball n Coed Inner Tube Water Polo n Dodgeball n Field Hockey n Flag Football n Poker Tournament n Sand Volleyball n Soccer—Indoor & Outdoor n Softball n Tennis n Volleyball n Wii Tournament Club Sports n Bowling—Competitive n Bowling—Social n Fencing n Ice Hockey n Martial Arts n MU Dance Company n Lacrosse (Men’s) n Roller Hockey n Rugby (Men’s & Women’s) Marauders care just as much about the community as they do about winning. T hey raise money to benefit Make-A-Wish, mentor young athletes and host “Parents Night Out, Sports Spectacular,” where parents can enjoy a night out while their kids have fun with Millersville athletes. n Ultimate Frisbee n Volleyball (Men’s) n Water Polo (Men’s) 22 FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE Millersville graduates are well-prepared to lead successful professional lives and be engaged citizens of the world. Our graduates earn their way into the finest graduate schools and are highly sought after by employers. In fact, in a survey of Millersville graduates, 97 percent reported that they were currently employed, and 75 percent reported that they were hired within three months of graduation. Our well-prepared graduates go on to attend some of the nation’s most rigorous and prestigious graduate and professional schools. Recent Millersville graduates have attended a range of top graduate schools including: Harvard University, California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), Cornell University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Kentucky, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Arizona, University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, Lehigh University, University of Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State University and Drexel University. Many go on to attend professional schools such as: Drexel University College of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Pa. College of Optometry at Salus University, Temple University (both medicine and dentistry), Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania (both dental and veterinary medicine) and University of Maryland Medical School. Gina “All my classes and professors contributed to preparing me for my first job in some way or another. It still seems surreal that I landed the position I wanted at an amazing company six months before I graduated.” 23 The Four-Year Career Management Plan gives students clear, specific direction from the first year through graduation. Students meet with their advisors, set goals and explore majors and activities. With assistance from Millersville staff, students attend career fairs while they develop and update their résumés. Along the way, students sharpen their job search and interviewing skills. They plan meticulously for success—and, not surprisingly, they achieve it. When you graduate, you’ll join 60,000 Millersville alumni around the world. Ours is a proud and loyal alumni community—a network of highly successful and caring professionals to whom you’ll be connected for life. 24 THE VALUE OF A MILLERSVILLE EDUCATION Millersville is one of the most highly regarded public universities in the United States, and it’s also one of the most affordable. Plus, nearly 79 percent of students receive $148 million in aid. That unusual combination of quality and affordability has earned Millersville impressive distinctions. 2014-15 Annual Tuition/Fees MU In-State MU Out-of-State Private College $10,268* $19,618 $31,674*** Room/Board $9,884 — $12,876** * Based on 15 credits (in-state undergraduate students are charged at a rate of $264 per credit); 2 semesters per year. ** Range based on room option selection and 19 meals/week plan annual cost. *** Based on average published tuition prices for private nonprofit, four-year institutions in the Middle-States region (College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2013). 25 CONNECT WITH THE MILLERSVILLE ADMISSIONS TEAM Office of Admissions: mville.us/admissions 1-800-MU-ADMIT firstname.lastname@example.org Millersville University P.O. Box 1002 Millersville, PA 17551-0302 Virtual Tour: mville.us/tourmu Millersville University Admissions @VilleAdmissions 26 PROGRAMS OF STUDY With more than 100 programs of study, Millersville has academic offerings to meet every interest. MAJORS Allied Health Technology* • Medical Technology • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Pre-Athletic Training** • Respiratory Therapy Chemistry • Biochemistry • Cooperative Engineering • Environmental Chemistry • Nanotechnology • Polymer Chemistry • Pre-Pharmacy French • International Business Pre-professional Geography • Environmental Studies • Geospatial Applications • Global Studies Anthropology • Archaeology Communication and Theatre* • Broadcasting • Communication Studies • Public Relations • Theatre Geology German • Pre-Athletic Training *** • Pre-Dental ** • Pre-law (available to various majors) ** • Pre-Med ** • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Podiatry • Pre-Veterinary ** Applied Engineering and Technology Management* • International Business Government & Political Affairs History International Studies Mathematics • Actuarial Science • Applied Mathematics • Statistics • Advanced Manufacturing Technology • Computer Aided Drafting & Design • Construction Technology • Control Systems Technology (AT Only) • General Technology • Graphic Communication Technology • Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology • Robotics & Control Systems Technology • Pre-law (available to various majors) ** Computer Science Earth Science Economics Psychology Social Work Sociology Spanish • Criminology • International Business • Environmental Geology • Meteorology • Financial Economics • Political Economics • Quantitative Economics MINORS •A ccounting •A dv Manufacturing Technology •A frican American Studies •A rcheology •A rt History •A thletic Coaching •B iochemistry •B iology •C hemistry •C omputer Aided Draft/Design •C omputer Science •C onstruction Technology •C ontrol Systems Technology •C riminology •C ultural Anthropology •E arth Sciences •E conomics •E nglish •E nglish - American Literature •E nglish - British Literature •E nglish - Film Studies •E nglish - Linguistics •E nglish - Print Media Studies •E nglish - Writing Studies •E ntrepreneurship •E nvironmental Hazards & Emergency Mgmt •E nvironmental Policy & Regs •E nvironmental Chemistry Art & Design • Art (advisory focuses include: Ceramics, Drawing/Painting/Watercolor, Fine Art Metals, Graphic and Interactive Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture) ** • Fine Arts Education Meteorology Multidisciplinary Studies* Biology • Animal Behavior • Botany • Environmental Biology • Marine Biology • Medical Technology • Molecular Biology/Biotechnology • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Pre-Athletic Training *** • Pre-Dental ** • Pre-Med ** • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Podiatry • Pre-Veterinary ** • Respiratory Therapy • Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) • Middle Level Education (Grade 4-8)*: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies • Special Education PreK-8/PreK-4 Dual Degree • Secondary Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, English, French, German, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish • Art (K-12) • Music (K-12) • Technology and Engineering Education (K-12): Engineering Design Education Concentration (optional) • Applied Disability Studies • Digital Journalism • Emergency Management • Individualized (an individualized concentration may be developed based on your interests with faculty approval and oversight) Music • Music Business Technology • Music Performance ** English Nursing- BSN (must have R.N. degree) Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies • Physical Oceanography Business Administration* • Accounting • Finance • International Business • Management • Marketing • Comparative Literature • English as a Second Language • Film Studies • Linguistics • Print Journalism • Writing Studies Philosophy Physics • Environmental Geography • Finance • French • General Applied Engineering & Technology • General Anthropology • General Business • Geography • Geology • Geospatial Applications • German • Gerontology • Global Geography • Government & Political Affairs • Graphic Communication Technology • History • Industrial Environmental Health • International Studies • Land Use • Latin • Latino/a Studies • Management • Marketing • Mathematics • Meteorology • Molecular Biology/Biotechnology • Music • Occupational Safety & Environmental Health • Oceanography • Philosophy • Physics • Psychology • Quantitative Methods Environmental Science • Sociology • Spanish • Statistics • Studio Art • Technical Economics • Theatre • Water Resources • Women’s Studies Exploratory Program (Undecided) • Cooperative Engineering **** • Computer Science • Meteorology • Nanotechnology • Philosophy • Polymer Chemistry Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 5732-ADMI-0614-JL * Must choose a concentration. ** Advisory focus only – specific focus does not appear on transcript. *** Dual degree offered in conjunction with West Chester University. **** Dual degree offered in conjunction with Penn State University (3/2 or 4/2)