Bloomsburg University OF PENNSYLVANIA
ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2012-2013
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.
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, the Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education and the American Chemical Society.
On the Cover: Students pass behind Carver Hall on their way to class.
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.
Activities: Approximately 200 student organizations, intramural athletics and club sports.
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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.
The Right Location
The university is one mile south of exit 236, Interstate 80, in northcentral Pennsylvania.
The business district of downtown Bloomsburg, featuring shops and restaurants, begins just 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 45 undergraduate minors. Costs total about $7,900 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.
A newly renovated Sutliff Hall, home of the College of Business, overlooks the Academic Quad. Students study on the Academic Quad lawn. Century-old stained glass windows are a focal point of Andruss Library. Andruss Library is a popular place to meet. The library has a Starbucks café inside and a dining area outside on a patio. A brick walkway snakes between Luzerne and Northumberland residence halls toward the Academic Quad.
See www.bloomu.edu/fees for the most current and complete fee schedule and www.bloomu.edu/aid for information about financial assistance.
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 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.
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 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)
Four Bloomsburg graduates, all partners or former partners in major national accounting firms, share their experiences with BU students. BU alumna Carissa Anthony, a project leader for Vanguard, gives insights to students. Management professor John Okpara shares an international perspective with students. Finance professor Victoria Geyfman teaches students how to assess the value of a business. Accounting professor and chairperson Gary Robson brings a friendly, approachable style to class. Sultan Riaz, right, talks with BU graduates who are business leaders, at a special networking reception sponsored by BU’s Zeigler Institute.
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.
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
Education major Melanie Nogueras helps a student during a field experience in a Lehigh Valley school. Exceptionalities professor Barbara Wilson brings a passion for teaching to the classroom and has been honored with teaching awards. Christopher Blair gets hands-on experience in the classroom as a junior through one of BU’s field experience programs. Meghan Sullivan, a Spanish and elementary education major, puts her passion for teaching into practice by spending a month in the Dominican Republic teaching English to children and adults. Frank D’Angelo, early childhood and adolescent education professor, gives feedback to BU student Veronica Tobin during a field experience. Jennifer Laputka, Spanish and education major, leads an afterschool Spanish club at an elementary school near BU.
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’s a printing
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.)
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 its 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 Student Brittney Logan pulls a print in the art graphics 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. Theatre majors assemble the set for one of the Bloomsburg University Players’ award-winning productions. Students present research projects at BU’s annual Frederick Douglass Conference for Undergraduate Research. A student majoring in audio/video recording puts in time on a project behind the mixing board. Telecommunications student Sarah Popple records a segment for a Youtube video in BU’s television studio.
Science & Technology 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.
Audiology and Speech Pathology (B.S.) Specializations: Exceptionalities, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Biology (B.S., B.A.) Specializations: Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Natural History, Pre-Medicine Health Sciences (B.S.) Specializations: Clinical Laboratory Science, General Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy Chemistry (B.A., B.S.) Specializations: Biochemistry, Nanotechnology Clinical Chemistry (B.S)
Bloomsburg is home to one of the largest and most modern science buildings in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Computer Science (B.S.) Digital Forensics (B.S.) Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.) Engineering Science 3+2 (B.A.+B.S.) Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences (B.S.) Tracks: Professional Geology Environmental Geoscience Geography and Planning Earth and Space Science Exercise Science (B.S.) Health Physics (B.S.) Mathematics (B.A., B.S.) Specialization: Statistics Medical Imaging (B.S.) Nursing (B.S.N.) Physics (B.A., B.S.)
11 Chemisty professor Mark Tapsak, left, involves students in research. Tapsak has two dozen patents. 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. Kathleen Paiva, majoring in both education and geography, discusses a how she made a tactile map to teach visually impaired students about geology. Junior chemistry major Jenna Hludzik prepares solutions during 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.
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. The shaded lawn of Luzerne Hall is a casual study spot. The distinctive facade of Centennial Hall is fronted by a fountain and trees. Trees abound on campus. Here students leave the Student Services Center, which houses the offices of admissions, financial aid, the registrar, international education, and academic advisement among others. The building also has an eatery and coffee shop. 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.
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:
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n Civic Engagement
n L.I.F.E. (Summer Extension)
n Fine Arts & Humanities
n Presidential Leadership
n Frederick Douglass
n Science & Health Sciences
n Global Awareness
The upper campus viewed from the air showing the university's three apartment complexes, Nelson Field House, athletic fields and Monty's eatery. The Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments, the newest complex, are in the foreground near the tennis courts. BU alumna Julia Camara from Spain gives Tango dance lessons for BU’s Spanish Club. Kurt Smith, a philosophy professor and accomplished classical guitarist, trades licks with students in the afternoon after class.
Music is a big part of campus life. Bloomsburg’s music ensembles include an orchestra, a chamber orchestra, four choral ensembles, a jazz band, a wind ensemble, concert and marching bands, guitar ensemble and a percussion ensemble. 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. The patio of Warren Student Services Center is a prime place for meeting friends. 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. From the upper campus, you can view the Susquehanna River Valley, with Columbia Hall peeking above the tree line. The fountain in the center of the Academic Quad is a popular place to meet, and just hang out.
Engagement With hundreds of student organizations, ranging from manga and anime to lacrosse, you’ll meet people who share you interests and discover new interests to explore. BU’s Student Dance Ensemble, the largest student organization on campus, performs to a packed house in Mitrani Hall each spring. Student conductor Keywuan Caulk leads a performance of BU’s popular Gospel Choir. The Student Concert Committe brings national acts to campus each year. Here OAR performs in Nelson Field House. Students play intramural flag football on the Rec Fields on upper campus. BU holds more than two dozen intramural tournaments each year. There are also club sports, including men’s ice hockey. 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. BU’s Spanish Club, Hablas, sells ethnic food on the Warren Center porch. Students catch candy thrown from floats at the Homecoming parade. Roongo, Bloomsburg’s mascot, leads cheers at a home football game.
Athletic Excellence Bloomsburg’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Divsion 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.
Excellence in athletics is a BU tradition.
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
Team name: Huskies Colors: Maroon & Gold Website: www.buhuskies.com
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Bloomsburg students take their zest for life to many places, including 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. Bloomsburg students have the opportunity to visit China and take courses for several weeks as part of a group. Katrina Bradley, a junior Spanish and secondary education major, spent a summer in Xalapa, Mexico. Digital forensics major and Middle Eastern studies minor Michael Curry spent part of a summer studying Arabic in Morocco. Education majors and other students spend summers both teaching and learning in Cameroon and Ethiopia.
Bloomsburg University Campus Map
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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.
To schedule a weekday visit or register for an open house program, contact Admissions at (570) 389-4316 or online 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).
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.
Plan a visit.
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Office of Admissions Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 104 Warren Student Services Center Bloomsburg PA 17815-1301 (570) 389-4316 www.bloomu.edu