Bloomsburg University Viewbook 2021-22

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Henry Carver never took the easy path forward. He was an educator with a restless streak, unafraid to take drastic measures for the sake of education. He laid the foundation for Bloomsburg University because he believed that a desire for knowledge and having a remarkable work ethic went hand in hand.

He embodied the Husky spirit. Do you?

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FIND YOUR WAY,

wherever it leads. A college is a family of educators and students dedicated to a specific discipline and area of knowledge. A university is a family of colleges, committed to building knowledge across disciplines.

Bloomsburg University is the sum of �ve distinct colleges, each representing rigorous and rewarding paths onward and upward.

Learn to be the teacher who inspires students to become teachers.

Make the science of life your livelihood.

The heart of our College of Education is the McDowell Institute, which focuses on curriculum that embraces the social, emotional and behavioral wellness of youth and young adults across school and community settings. It’s why our alumni are sought-after and successful.

Our College of Science and Technology opens up worlds of possibilities. Whether you’re graduating from one of the top nursing programs in Pennsylvania; pursuing a career in audiology and speech pathology; or creating a healthier, safer world in environmental science or digital forensics — your place in the sciences awaits.

Be ready to thrive in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

Get into the business of doing business better.

Our College of Liberal Arts is where you’ll master critical thinking, hone your creativity and practice social responsibility. Learn inside and outside the classroom as you pursue a degree in criminal justice, media and journalism, or any of 15 other programs that put your mind to work.

In the Zeigler College of Business (an elite AACSBaccredited school), you can learn to master accounting, supply chain management and professional sales. You can also pitch — and potentially win funding for — your big business ideas at the Husky Dog Pound, and grow your network at the ZIPD Business Conference.

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HONORS COLLEGE Lean into your intellect with professors and peers who will push and lift you toward greater heights of success.

Colleges and Programs

Do we have your major? See pages 6 and 7 to find out. Still open to ideas? Perfect. Undeclared is our favorite major.

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WHERE WILL YOUR CLIMB TAKE YOU? We all have our own idea of where we’re going, and what it will look like when we arrive. Here’s what four recent Bloomsburg grads found at the top of the hill.

In my time as an undergraduate, I was able to perform research among graduate students. Engaging in this research project showed me that I am interested in research as a potential career path and helped shape my ambitions for graduate school!” J EN WE STON ’2 1 Speech Pathology and Audiology Major

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I was taking a class called psychology of learning, which is about different types of conditioning and how people learn things. The professor was great, Dr. (Julie) Kontos. She worked with us. She was super understanding.” STE VEN LO P EZ ’2 0 Psychology Major, Spanish Minor

When I started looking into schools, Bloomsburg University caught my attention because of the education program. I scheduled a tour and fell in love with the aesthetic of the warm and welcoming campus. I met a variety of students and faculty and got a glimpse of what being a student there felt like. The feeling of not wanting to leave campus that day is when I knew this was the school for me. RYA N L A N D RY ’22 Deaf Education Major

Student Profiles

It was always a goal of mine to play soccer at the college level. When I first arrived to Bloomsburg not only did I find their soccer program a great fit for me, but its campus and atmosphere is what really made my final decision. The school, the professors, and the other students showed me why Bloomsburg is different from the rest. I’ve visited plenty of other schools, but I knew that Bloomsburg was the right choice for me.” KAC PER G RYCEL ’2 1 Business Management Major

As an undergraduate nursing major at Bloomsburg University, I was able to work in my profession starting my second year of school. Through weekly clinical experiences and simulation labs I was able to gain confidence in my skills. G I TA MUKUN DAN ’21 Nursing Major

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MAJOR (AND MINOR)

opportunities ahead. If you’re passionate about it, you can study it here. Across five colleges and dozens of programs, you’ll always have options at Bloomsburg.

Undeclared, but by no means unassisted. Nearly 11 percent of Huskies enroll without a major in mind, making “Undeclared” our most identified major. Should you choose to not choose right away (you can earn up to 45 credits before declaring), you’ll have your own academic adviser—a person who’s familiar with every program and ready to help you focus on your path upward.

Zeigler College of Business

College of Education

MAJORS

MAJORS

Accounting

American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Business Administration Finance Finance—Personal Financial Planning Information Technology Management International Business Management Management (Supply Chain Track) Marketing Professional Sales and Marketing Research and Analytics in Marketing

Business Education Supply Chain Management

MINORS

Accounting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Finance Fraud Examination General Business Human Resource Management Information and Technology Management Legal Studies Management Marketing Personal Financial Planning Professional Sales Real Estate Finance Supply Chain Management

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) Fine Arts Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies

Early Childhood (PreK-4)/Deaf and Hard of Hearing N-12) Dual Certification Middle Level Education (Grades 4-8) English Mathematics Science Social Studies

Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) Biology Chemistry Citizenship (History) Earth and Space Science English Mathematics Physics

Special Education (PreK-8)/ Early Childhood (PreK-4) Dual Certification

MINORS

American Sign Language Child Life Specialist Education Technology Playwork Special Education

GI BRYL LI V I N GSTO N ‘2 3 Theatre Arts Major President, Community Government Association (CGA)

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College of Liberal Arts MAJORS Anthropology Applied Anthropology General Anthropology Research Anthropology

Art History Art Studio Drawing Fabric Design Graphic Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture

Communication Studies

Criminal Justice Economics Business Economics General Economics Political Economics

English Creative Writing Digital Rhetoric and Prof. Writing Literature

Fine Arts History Languages and Cultures Arabic Chinese French German Russian and East European Studies Spanish

Media and Journalism Emergent Media Journalism Public Relations Telecommunications

Audio/Video Recording Liberal Arts Music Education

Philosophy

MAJORS Audiology and Speech Pathology Biology Ecology, Conservation, and Field Biology Molecular Biology Natural History Pre-Medical Sciences 3+2 Master of Science Degree

Political Science Psychology Sociology Social Work

Chemistry

Theatre and Dance Design and Technology Performance Integrated

MINORS

Aging Studies and Gerontology Anthropology Archaeology Art History Art Management Art Studio Chinese Communication Studies Creative Writing Criminal Justice Dance Economics Emergent Media Ethnic Studies in the United States French Gender Studies German Health Communication History Latin American Studies Linguistics Literature Middle East Studies Music Philosophy Political Science Professional and Technical Writing Psychology Russian Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts

Biochemistry Nanotechnology Physician Preparation

Computer Science Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Electronics Engineering Technology Engineering Science 3+2 Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences Earth and Space Science Environmental Geoscience Geography and Planning GIS and Spatial Analysis Professional Geology

Exercise Science Health Sciences General Health Science Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Medical Genomics and Counseling Medical Lab Science

Mathematics Data Science Statistics

Medical Imaging Nursing Physics Radiation Science Technical Leadership

MINORS Biology Chemistry Computer Science Data Science Digital Forensics Electronics Geography Geosciences

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Hydrology Mathematics Natural History Physics Spatial Analysis and GIS Statistics Web Development

Majors and Minors

Interpersonal Communications Leadership and Public Advocacy Organizational Communication

College of Science and Technology Music


FIND YOURSELF INSPIRED TO GREATER HEIGHTS.

Program for program. Professor for professor. Bloomsburg faculty live to sharpen your intellect, impart real-world knowledge, and challenge you to blaze your path, no matter how steep.

I always see tremendous growth in the students I teach from the beginning to the end of the semester. SH AVON N E SH OR TER , PR OFESSOR OF COM M UN ICATION STUDIES, A N D SPECIA L A SSISTA N T TO TH E PR ESIDEN T FOR DIVER SITY, EQUITY, A N D IN CLUSION

STUDENTS WHO JOIN MY LAB INITIALLY MAY NOT KNOW WHAT OR WHERE THEIR INTERESTS ARE, BUT THEY KNOW THEY LIKE TO MAKE THINGS AND SOLVE PROBLEMS.” M ATT H E W J . P O LI NS K I , A S S O C I AT E PRO F E S S O R OF CHE M I ST RY A N D B I O C HE MI ST RY

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Providing experiential learning opportunities in class allows students to take what they are learning and apply it to realworld experiences, so that they are work ready upon graduation.” J E SS I C A B E N T L E Y-S AS S AMAN, A S S O C I ATE PRO F E S S OR OF AS L A ND E N G L I S H I N TE R PRE T I NG

LA M N GUYEN , PR OFESSOR A N D CH A IR OF TH E M A N AGEM EN T A N D IN TER N ATION A L BUSIN ESS DEPA R TM EN T

Creativity is sparked by discovering what ignites you. That process is different for everyone. My job is to lead students on that path to discovery.” A . G. “JER RY” WEM PLE, PR OFESSOR OF EN GLISH

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Faculty Profiles

WHAT I REALLY LOVE ABOUT MY ROLE AS A FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR IS THAT I CAN WORK CLOSELY WITH STUDENTS AND MAKE REAL IMPACTS ON THEM THROUGH TEACHING, ADVISING, AND MENTORING.


23 NCAA VARSITY TEAMS Take the field, the course or the court for Bloomsburg. Watch our D1 wrestling team pin the competition in the Mid-American Conference. Or fill the stands to cheer on the maroon and gold against our 17 rivals in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

MEN’S SPORTS Baseball

Soccer

Basketball

Swimming

Cross Country Tennis Football

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Golf

*Wrestling

Track and Field

*Wrestling is Division I at Bloomsburg

WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball

Softball

Cross Country Swimming Field Hockey

Tennis

Golf

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Lacrosse

Volleyball

Track and Field

Soccer Indoor and Outdoor

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Athletics

THE ONE AND ONLY

ROONGO

The living, furry embodiment of Husky pride. Roongo is named after our colors, maroon and gold. You’ll see him all over campus, as close to the action as regulations allow. And he’s always up for a selfie.

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Don’t just go to college,

LEARN AND LIVE.

Downtown to the top of the hill. Above the quad and below. From your first year to your last, Bloomsburg is here to help you have the best experience possible, wherever you wish to live it.

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There’s more to living on campus than convenience. It’s also about getting the most out of your college experience. That’s why new first-year Huskies are required to live on campus for their first two years.

STRETCH YOUR LEGS.

MOVE ON IN, MOVE ON UP. Student housing is always available for first time in college and transfer students, making college life easier from the start.

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Campus and Residential Life

So when you’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of suite or apartment-style living, you’ll find plenty of options with 4 on-campus complexes or university affiliates right next to campus.


FOOD FOR EVERY COMFORT LEVEL.

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Face it: you’ve got to eat. And here, we take your hunger—and your health and dietary needs—seriously. SCRANTON COMMONS DINING HALL Our flagship food spot features cutting-edge, made-to-order entrées; an array of global cuisines and next-level salad bars; and simple pleasures such as baked goods from our in-house bakery and a mindblowing ice cream station.

MONTY’S

Signature rotisserie chicken. Custom-made salads. Grille Works burgers. This cafe on upper campus even features upscale, affordable cuisine on Restaurant Night Wednesdays.

HUSKY LOUNGE

You can also open wide for familiar favorites such as

• Qdoba • Bento Sushi • Subway • Chik-fil-A • Starbucks plus, two P.O.D. kiosks (Provisions on Demand) for meals on the move.

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Campus Dining

Offering over-stuffed wraps, cheesesteaks, fresh bagels, made-from-scratch soups and the Burger Studio. Located in the Kehr Union, it’s an easy spot for meeting up between classes.


GIVE YOUR

spare moments value. There are no idle moments here. You’re either pushing yourself into new academic territory or making memories with your fellow Huskies. There are more than 225 clubs and organizations for you to consider.

Here are many ways to take action.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Home to Huskies with shared academic paths, so they can all climb together

CLUB AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS Get to know your fellow Huskies in the heat of intramural competition, or square off against our rivals in some of our 16 active club sports.

PROGRAM BOARD Have a say and hand in shaping events and activities, whether that’s planning monthly midnight pizza or staging entertainment.

QUEST Bloomsburg’s Quest outdoor adventure program teaches you leadership at the helm of a kayak, along a hiking trail, screaming down a zipline, and yes, even through outdoor medicine.

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CGA student leaders at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg for Advocacy Day 2019.

Organizations and Clubs

COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Gain legit leadership experience by overseeing the operation of on-campus housing, retail, activities and more.

WEATHER-PROOF YOUR WORKOUT Our Student Recreation Center will put an end to your excuses — with an indoor track, racquetball courts, aerobics classes, and about every imaginable type of strength and cardio equipment.

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Contact Us

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READY TO BECOME

a Husky? We’re ready to help you find your way here. Visit us online to apply, plan a visit, and more.

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WHERE W I LL YO U R

W P U BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY


Bloomsburg University

D R A W LEA D ?

Turn the page to learn about the Husky difference


YOU ’ V E L E A R N E D A LOT A BO U T B U .

Now learn why BU. A world-class school for the hardworking people who put this part of Pennsylvania on the map. Bloomsburg University lives this vision every day, and it only grows bolder and brighter. Some might call it the Husky difference. This is what it looks like.

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A BE AU TI FU L C A M P U S

with plenty of brains. In northeastern Pennsylvania, on the northern bank of the Susquehanna River and nestled amid mountains, you’ll find the Town of Bloomsburg. It’s as picturesque as it sounds. Our campus is built along a hill and rises above the shops along Main Street, so you’ll have plenty of places to find a new point of view or simply see things from a different perspective.

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HUSKY DIFFERENCE #1

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REAL-WORLD

WHEREVER IN THE

YOU WANT.

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IN FRONT OR BEHIND THE CAMERA, RUN THE SHOW. Live on the sidelines of the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans to covering breaking news in Nashville, and yes, to the head of Disney’s digital network programming. Huskies have done just that, and it started here.

Get more out of study abroad, whether it be a month-long adventure with fellow Huskies from different majors, a themed faculty-led trip with a deeper look into your career focus or a semester fully immersed in a different culture.

GIVE YOUR PASSION A PROFESSIONAL EDGE Since its inception in 2011, nearly 9,000 business students have participated in the annual ZIPD Business Conference to network, connect, and interact with successful business professionals, many of whom are alumni. The most recent conference alone provided over 1,500 Huskies the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from over 106 business professionals. PUBLISH RESEARCH BEFORE COLLECTING YOUR DIPLOMA Drone efficiency to Viking sagas to metastatic melanoma. If you’re interested in it, you can research it. The jungles of Guatemala, the sub-Saharan dessert of Morocco, the festive markets of Xalapa, Mexico. If you’re willing, the research will take you there. And as a Husky, it’s likely to garner some national spotlight and possibly an award or two.

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Go global, discover a new side of you


A JOB AFT ER COLLEGE IS GOOD.

Your pick of jobs is the Bloomsburg difference. GET READY

GET EXPERIENCE

GET HIRED

Get serious about your future. What do you want to do? We can help you figure that out through major exploration, workshops, and informational interviews with Husky alumni.

Get ahead of the game with our Career Intensive Boot Camp. Find the right fit with professional mentoring. Network with Husky alums who will open doors and help you kickstart your future career.

After four years of real-world experience, career guidance and relationship building, you’ll be more than ready to take the next big steps. That could mean graduate school prep, portfolio development or job search support.

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1 0 WAYS HUS KIES L EAV E PREPARED TO LEAD THE PACK.

Walk in a professional’s footsteps as a job shadow.

Take a road trip with fellow Huskies to explore industries and opportunities.

Build your resume through internships, research projects, and study abroad programs.

Post-grad prep. Think mock interviews, resume support and network-building.

Land a job at a career connection expo or alumni networking events.

Professional experiences can be expensive. Apply for a Professional Experience Grant (PEG) to help defray costs.

Make the transition from college student to professional at the Career Intensive Boot Camp.

Talk to your faculty and visit the Greenly Center for ways to prepare and practice.

Engage in a focused research, scholarly, or creative experience — and get paid to do it. We’ll also cover up to $1,000 for supplies.

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HUSKY DIFFERENCE #3

Discover your interests early on by taking a career interest inventory, building a career map, and major exploration events.


OUR T S A P R U O Y E R U FUT BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY


Rooted in wisdom and work ethic. Our first president, Henry Carver, would fit right in here today. He sailed the high seas among pirates and privateers. He taught coast to coast without the benefit of a transcontinental railroad. And while he was on the mend from losing a hand, he founded a university. Henry Carver saw no reason why the hardworking people of Northeastern PA shouldn’t have a world-class education. He knew that those who’ve faced down challenges are the ones who get the job done.

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Fast-forward 180+ years, and you’ll find that same spirit woven into the fabric of every single member of the Husky Family.


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HUSKY DIFFERENCE #5

No matter where you come from — big city or small town — you’ll find people at BU who live and see life the way you do. People unafraid of a challenge, willing to hustle for every opportunity, ready to make the most of their experience. This is what it means to be a Husky. And what makes us Huskies makes all the difference.

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EVERY UNIVERSITY RANKS SOMEWHERE. BLOOMSBURG RANKS

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BU SPEAKS FOR ITSELF College reviewer NICHE found that Bloomsburg is not only a good value for in-state students, it’s also an exceptional college experience, ranking in the top public universities in Pennsylvania. Washington Monthly named BU a Best Bang for your Buck institution for research and service in the Northeast. And because of our commitment to civic engagement, we’ve been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Classification, which recognizes volunteerism and community involvement.

A SMART NEXT MOVE

AMONG THE BEST BU boasts statewide and national recognition for our campus experience and high-quality academic programs. • #5 Best College Campus in Pennsylvania (Niche) • #10 Best College Food in Pennsylvania (Niche) • #4 on the list of Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Forensics (Study.com) • #8 on the list of Best Bachelor’s Degree programs in Communications (Study.com) • Nursing program recognized among the best in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization • Grad level Instructional Design and Technology program is ranked number two in the nation by the College Affordability Guide

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Bloomsburg is a designated center of academic excellence in cyber defense education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, boasting one of the top digital forensics and cyber-security programs in the country. BU is in the top 10 percent of colleges and universities in the country working to embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as students. Our MAC-RB program offers academic credit for military service.


ANYO NE CA N P OIN T YO U TOWAR D A J OB. B LO O MSB UR G P OIN TS YOU

toward a life. 79%

20%

1%

of alumni employed within a year of graduation

of alumni enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation

of alumni possibly too busy to respond

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OTHERS TOUT THEIR ALUMNI NETWORKS.

OURS IS ALL OVER THE MAP. ALUMNI BY REGION

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WE DON’T JU ST L E A R N HE R E .

E V I L E W E R E H We’re part of the community. That means we take care of our campus and our community. More than 2,000 Huskies come together to lift up the town of Bloomsburg at our annual Big Event. We beautify the river bank. We help local organizations with spring cleaning. We build gardens and put down mulch. But mostly, we build connections by doing something good for the town that does good by us.

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WHAT D O YOU WAN T TO REMEMBER ABOUT

your college experience?

We’re Huskies, and we’re proud of it.

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HUSKY DIFFERENCE #9

Bloomsburg University is different. But what really stands out is how when Huskies graduate, they continue to look up–to what comes after, to the next big climb. Because that’s what makes us who we are.


EXPERIENCE THE HUSKY DIFFERENCE SEE IT FOR YOURSELF. Schedule your campus visit or virtually explore Bloom from the comfort of your own home.

START YOUR CLIMB. Ready to apply? Great! We’re ready for you. Start your application and your journey to BU today.

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