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We’ve been

EMPOW ERING students since 1852.

Empowering them to pursue their dreams. To make a meaningful difference in the world. To reach their full potential. We invite you to be part of this proud tradition.

Start your story at Cal U.

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activities

Creative

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Thoughtful


Active

Fun

With access to over 100 clubs and organizations at Cal U,

you’ll be able to broaden your skills, develop life-long friendships, strengthen your resume and become your best you! Where It All Begins | 3


you

MATTER Cal U’s faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you do well in college by providing resources and opportunities that ensure you’re able to excel in and out of the classroom.

At Cal U, we are there for you whenever you need us.

C I M E D ACA

unity g comm in n r a le stacles rant ome ob of a vib rc t r e v a o p e . B you to rsework powers ing cou g n that em e ll a h brace c ops and em Worksh g in r to u • Free T ps dy Grou and Stu n Plan raduatio ies G r a e Disabilit h it • Four-Y w s t en for Stud • Office m rs Progra • Hono

support

EMOTIONAL

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d counselors Connect with peers an d advocates. who serve as guides an ram • Peer Mentoring Prog • Counseling Center • End Violence Center ss Recovery Center • Prevention Awarene


L L ' U O Y T A H W ! E R E FIND H

PHYSICAL

Challenge yourself, bu ild a healthy you and try ne w things. • Student Health Cente r • Herron Recreation an d Fitness Center • Fitness and Wellnes s Programs • Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

SPIRITUAL

Find balance. Bu ild community. Learn about others. Re -energize. Rest or e you. • Meditation Ro oms • Campus Min istry • Young and G ifted Gospel Cho ir • Faith-Based Student Organ izations

L A I C N A FIN

it work to make w o h g in u don’t determin ething yo m o s Get help is ge for colle elf. — paying by yours t u o re u g have to fi s cial Aid ortunitie of Finan e c ffi tudy Opp O -S • rk o W d rships an • Schola Program c Litera y l ia c n a • Fin upboard • Cal U C Where It All Begins | 5


daniel beeck bringing a

CAREER into focus Going into the 2019 football season, Daniel Beeck converted an internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a full-time job. Now, as a video producer for the franchise, he shoots video and puts together highlight reels, game day trailers and other segments that are used on the Bucs’ social media platforms and website.

dedication

Beeck gained what he calls the “foundational building blocks” for his career at Cal U, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in May 2019.

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As an undergraduate, he served as an announcer and reporter covering Cal U sports for the campus radio and TV stations. Eventually, Beeck took on the role of editor-in-chief of the Cal Times student newspaper. Then, during his senior year, he was a video production intern and part-time production assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins. These opportunities allowed him to explore communication from a lot of different angles and helped him develop valuable storytelling abilities. As a student at Cal U, you, too, will have access to a host of resources and applied learning opportunities that will help you build the skills and experience you need to land YOUR dream job.


“Storytelling plays into every facet of what I do, and I owe a lot of my storytelling ability to the foundational building blocks that I was able to gather at Cal U.”

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g n i d n a t s t u o g n e i p i lo z e v e e d k e i b nthia o

cy

S R E LEAD

ie Cynthia Obiekez

leadership

ed like ns at Cal U seem tio za ni ga or s pu volved in cam ed, however, kezie, getting in . She soon realiz ol ho sc For Cynthia Obie gh hi in e’d done uation of what sh ge on campus. the natural contin a catalyst for chan be d an le ro er rg to play a la d the SAI Board of that she wanted t Government an en ud St of r be mem Student , Obiekezie was a ent of the African id es pr ce vi d By her junior year an udent Union; for minority ent of the Black St served as a voice e sh s, le ro Directors; presid e es th Through ked with staff she co-founded. campus and wor to es nc Association, which rie pe ex l cultura ts, brought African gagement. and other studen n and student en io us cl in , es iti tiv s for ac to implement idea

“I feel like everyone should be a leader in at least one of the organizations that they're in.”

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in Obiekezie, who graduated or’s hel bac a h wit 0 May 202 degree in psychology, was also shaped by the experience. She met l challenges she didn’t fee e am bec and — for ready more confident as she a discovered that it was n tha er rath s ces pro “growth s.” ces pro nce ma for a per


Cal U Students Love to Lead Through the Office of Student Activities’ emerging leaders training program, the Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute and other leadership development opportunities and resources, Cal U will empower you to transform campus — and yourself — as a student leader.

“When I first came to Cal U, I didn't know anyone — becoming involved completely changed my college experience and shaped me into the true leader I am today.” Amanda Considine, Student Government President, Vice President of the SAI Board of Directors

“Cal U’s openness to student leadership has fundamentally shaped me and my career. From the moment I came on to campus, I felt I could make a difference.” Jeromy Mackey, President of SAI’s Board of Directors, President of University Players

“Through my leadership, I have gained personal growth along with a family through the Cal U community. I am so grateful for the experiences I've had so far!” Maria Dovshek, Student Trustee, Vice President of Student Government

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going

ABOVE

and beyond

Our faculty take a personal approach to education — providing individualized support to students and serving as mentors. They are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.

“Dr. Walker has been helpful for me because she is very approachable with problems in class and is very willing to work with students to help them fully understand what is happening and what she expects of us as students in her class.” Matt Bauerle

faculty

Senior, Health Science

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DR. AYANNA WALKER

Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences

“Dr. Cormas truly cares about his students and HOW they learn. He teaches by example. He is a prime example of ‘showing not telling.’” Isabella Porcari

Junior, Middle Grades Education: English/Language Arts

DR. PETER CORMAS

Associate Professor, Department of Education

“Dr. Bocetti helped me to gain real-world experience through exciting hands-on labs and field work activities, and even led me to my first internship! She encouraged me to network with other professionals across our field through various workshops and seminars, which helped me to develop the skills I needed for my career.” Kirstin Palumbo ’20

Fisheries and Wildlife Biology

DR. CAROL BOCETTI

Professor, Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences


“Dr. Argent’s mentorship was enthusiastic in the classroom and the field, which enriched my desire for work in the natural sciences. Dr. Argent, and the environmental studies faculty, furthered my career and educational goals by providing relevant coursework, research exhibitions and engagement in professional societies.” Nathan Backenstose ’16

Fisheries and Wildlife Biology

DR. DAVID G. ARGENT

Professor, Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences

“I have worked with Dr. Riley every year to plan the Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, and she has been a tremendous help with putting on the event every year. She is the faculty member that I rely on 100% to help me with anything I could ever need.” Logan Tew

Senior, Parks and Recreation

DR. CANDICE RILEY

Assistant Professor, Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences

“Dr. Edmonds encourages participation and critical thinking. He has always been very supportive of my input. There are no wrong answers in his classes, and he always builds onto a student’s answers. He has allowed me personally to be more confident to participate in class and carry on a discussion.” Lauren Lavezoli

DR. KELTON EDMONDS

Professor, Department of Humanities

Senior, History

“I worked closely with Dr. Kuba on several research projects beyond the scope of typical classwork. She allowed me to be as hands-on with my education as I wanted to be, and afforded me experiences that guaranteed my success in the field after graduation. My time with her was invaluable.” Ressa Throckmorton ’16

Anthropology

DR. CASSANDRA L. KUBA

Professor and Chief Forensic Anthropologist, Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences

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“Dr. Sweitzer has been excellent in anything that I have asked for. Whether it be an assignment or the changing of my major, she was right there with me.”


finding a

MAJOR

that is just right

“If I’d known how much fun I’d have learning, I’d have done this a long time ago,” says Beverly Rathbun, who first toured Cal U as a high school student but enrolled years later, when the time finally felt right. She started out in the liberal studies associate degree program. After her first year of college, though, she realized that she wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree and reached out to her faculty adviser, Dr. Emily Sweitzer. They had a long conversation exploring Rathbun’s passions, motivations and goals. Rathbun talked about her interest in studying serial killers to better understand the “why” behind what they do and about her career goals: to become a counselor and consult for the FBI. Together, they considered the program options and decided on a good match. With Dr. Sweitzer’s help, Rathbun was soon officially a sociology major, with a focus on studying deviant behavior. As a student at Cal U, you won’t have to face major decisions about your future alone. You’ll work closely with your faculty adviser and the Office of Academic Success to find a path that helps you achieve YOUR goals.

beverly rathbun

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blaze your

PATH

The path you take to reach your dreams should be your own.

exploration

Maybe that means earning your degree quickly so that you can launch your career as soon as possible. Maybe it means savoring your college experience and following a more traditional four-year plan. Maybe it means getting more hands-on experience. Or maybe it means going to graduate school before you start your career.

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No matter what path is right for you, Cal U has the resources to help you navigate along the way.


TAKE THE ROAD YOU WANT TO TRAVEL EARLY ADMIT

Earn up to 30 college credits in high school through Cal U’s High School Early Admit Program. Use the credit to graduate sooner — or to free up more time for internships or a second major.

TRADITIONAL

Follow Cal U’s Four-Year Graduation Plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years and then move directly into your career or go on to graduate school.

ACCELERATED

Enroll in one of Cal U’s accelerated bachelor’s-tomaster’s degree programs to start earning credits toward your graduate degree while you’re still an undergraduate student.

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learning

D N O Y E B om ro ss la c e th

passionate d fully explore what you’re an st mo u yo ue rig int t tha ns ssroom at Cal U. Find answers to the questio rtunities in and out of the cla po op ng rni lea e tiv ma for about through trans

e Center for Undergraduat Research Fund

research, Provides grants for student jects scholarship and creative pro

l and elementa Empowers future preschoo ding and hands-on school teachers through fun classroom experience

Student Travel Fund

Speech and Hearing Clin

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Faculty-Led Trips

ions at local, Supports student presentat regional and national events munity’s wide range Highlights our learning com creative work of research, scholarship and

focus

Honors Program

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Institute Karen and Tom Rutledge ation uc for Early Childhood Ed ry

Challenges students to go

above and beyond

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orders majors Offers communication dis e insight into clinical experienc adventures Guide students on learning road throughout the U.S. and ab


igrations Tracking Raptor M dents and spring — and Cal U stu and eagles migrate in the fall

key vultures brothers established Raptors such as hawks, tur hawkcount.org. In 2018, the on s ber num ir the ck tra p hel iontown, Pa. Calvin and Peter Livengood in the mountains above Un ge Rid nut est Ch on site watch a new North American Hawk Center for y completed through Cal U’s the t tha t jec pro ch ear res a e part of mathematical Their observations becam fessors, the brothers built a pro h wit g rkin Wo g. din fun ich provided prediction variables in the Undergraduate Research, wh re and wind direction are two atu per tem t tha ine erm det U’s April 2019 Strike a model that helped them sented their findings at Cal pre y The . day en giv a on e types of raptors they’ll observ Spark Conference.

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Play a part in something bigger than you.

Work together to achieve common goals.

Find your people — those folks you’ll rely on even beyond college.

FORGING BONDS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

Join a community that supports and inspires you to be your very best.

Create friendships while exploring what interests you.

Team up with others who share your passion for winning.

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balance

“I’ve grown from my internships. I’ve made a lot of friends, and I think I’ve matured.”

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Opportunities to apply what you’re learning in real-world settings are a hallmark of Cal U’s academic programs.


colby roberts

gaining

REAL-WORLD experience Professional golf management (PGM) majors complete four internships by the time they graduate. Colby Roberts, a junior in the PGM program who is also majoring in psychology, completed her first internship the summer after her first year of college. Fairly new to the golf industry, she worried that she didn’t know enough — and that she might have trouble balancing her summer coursework with 40-or-more-hour weeks. However, interning at the Milwaukee Country Club, a smaller facility not far from her hometown of Chicago, allowed her to explore different aspects of the profession and discover what interested her most. As she proved herself, she took on more responsibilities and gained confidence. She also soon found a rhythm that allowed her to balance work and school with time on nearby courses. Armed with what she’d learned through her first internship experience, the following summer she interned at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md. Because she’s interested in instruction, she wanted a chance to shadow the club’s director of instruction, Trillium Rose. She also took on additional coursework and longer internship hours. Where It All Begins | 21


success stories

START here

Cal U is part of the Pittsburgh region — the home of Fortune 500 companies and emerging industries; of top sports teams and a thriving arts scene; and of an amazing array of outdoor recreational activities.

location

Western Pennsylvania is the perfect place to prepare for the future and launch your career. Key local industries such as advanced manufacturing and robotics, healthcare, education, financial services and information technology offer internship and job opportunities for early career professionals.

Established companies, including major financial services providers, and start-ups offer exciting opportunities for business-minded professionals in western Pennsylvania.

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Recognized as a “NextTech” market by MetLife Investment Management, Pittsburgh is helping to innovate in the field of technology and engineering.


Pittsburgh’s professional sports teams — including football, baseball,

hockey and soccer — are a source of pride as well as internship opportunities.

Regional healthcare systems create thousands of well-paying jobs in patient care, medical research and business operations.

Western Pennsylvania’s

rivers, mountains and wooded hiking trails offer outdoor recreation opportunities for all seasons.

Museums and historic sites

throughout western Pennsylvania provide insight into our rich local history, in addition to research and internship opportunities.

Arts and culture flourish throughout

the region, including in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and at art museums and the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival. Where It All Begins | 23


leah marie seader

a formula for

EXCELLENCE Leah Marie Seader credits her career success to the opportunities she had at Cal U. It’s an experience she doesn’t believe she could have gotten anywhere else.

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Faculty Mentors

Honors Program

Math, business and Honors Program professors served as mentors to Seader, providing individualized attention that helped her grow as a scholar and young professional — and ultimately sparking her interest in the banking industry.

Seader served on the Honors Program student advisory board, representing it at conferences. Through an internship with the program, she surveyed fellow Honors Program students and analyzed the results. Based on her findings, she made recommendations for the program’s promotional materials.


IN 2017, LEAH MARIE SEADER GRADUATED FROM CAL U with bachelor’s degrees in math

IT ADDS UP TO SUCCESS

and finance — and a 4.0 GPA. She went directly into a job in quantitative development with PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh, just where she wanted to be. She now holds an assistant vice president position with PNC and serves as an analyst in credit portfolio management. In 2020, she also earned her MBA from Cal U, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

“I wouldn’t change anything about my time at Cal U. It was a unique experience.”

Math Research

Leadership Opportunities

As a member of the Undergraduate Mathematics Research Group, she published articles in The Fibonacci Quarterly and presented her findings at conferences in Columbus, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Finding solutions required research and looking at problems in new ways.

As a student leader at Cal U, Seader helped shape decisions on campus and was instrumental in bringing the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honors Society and the Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority (an organization focused on volunteering and philanthropy) to Cal U.

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justin binion

EMBRACE new opportunities A degree from Cal U provides a strong foundation for achievement — no matter where your career takes you. In 2011, Justin Binion graduated from Cal U with a degree in sport management and started working in sales with sports teams in New York City.

achievement

Then, an ESPN special about the difficulties professional athletes often face when managing finances inspired him to change direction. He wanted to be that person they, and others, could turn to for help. Today, he’s a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch’s Irick Group, which helps clients such as professional athletes, business owners and executives invest wisely, and he’s proud to have made it in such a competitive industry. “Cal U’s approach to helping students develop their interpersonal skills, as well as the emphasis on building and having a positive personal brand, allowed me to make the career shift from sports to wealth management,” says Binion. At Cal U, he had opportunities to apply what he was learning in real-world settings, build a professional network and work closely with professors.

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“If it wasn’t for my experience at Cal U, I probably wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today.”

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“I had some really great mentors at Cal U. They were able to help me grow as a young professional.” Brianna Riggi ’10

where it all BEGINS “The problem-solving skills that I learned from my experience at Cal U are one of the main reasons for everything I have accomplished.”

alumni

Gavin Sikorski ’13

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you’ll take

PRIDE

h is pl om cc a ou y lp he n ca U l a C t a wh in s been preparing students For over 168 years, Cal U ha a difference. to stand out, thrive and make

Grow Into Your Career

anna Riggi wanted to be When she started college, Bri s initially drawn to Cal U a preschool teacher. She wa education programming because of the quality of the soon discovered a passion and the campus. However, she a major in marketing — a for business and shifted into career that she loves. move that prepared her for a n specialist with Today, she’s a talent acquisitio erienced sales and Smith+Nephew, recruiting exp company’s robotics and marketing personnel for the isions and helping to fill ambulatory surgery center div lly love being able to global training positions. “I rea their careers,” she says. watch people I hired grow into U in 2010, notes that Riggi, who graduated from Cal ualized attention, gave her professors provided individ the job market looked like” her a “realistic picture of what t herself professionally. and showed her how to presen pursue a career path that That helped her discover and was perfect for her.

Offer a Helping Hand

Sikorski’s STEM class at Each year, students in Gavin in Scottdale, Pa., design and Southmoreland Middle School y s in need. In the process, the build prosthetic hands for kid y. log hno and 3D printing tec learn about STEM concepts kids around the world have Thanks to their efforts, over 30 ble them to complete basic received prosthetics that ena e handle or a knife and fork. tasks, such as gripping a bik Cal U’s technology education Sikorski, a 2013 graduate of d for excellence in education program, has been recognize Business Times. He says, and featured in the Pittsburgh impact on my students that “I wanted to make the same me.” some of my teachers had on program helped him get there. Cal U’s technology education e h his professors at Cal U gav The relationships he built wit same with his students. him insight into how to do the in competitions, honed his At Cal U, he also participated rned new technology. problem-solving skills and lea

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2021-2022 MAJORS AND CONCENTRATIONS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND LIBERAL ARTS Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Arabic Language and Cultures 5850 Art 5020 Art Studio (BFA) 5025 PreK-Grade 4 1500 Commercial Music Technology 5100 • Commercial Music Business 5102 Communication Disorders 9003 Communication Studies 5870 Criminal Justice 5820 • Criminology 5823 • Cyber Forensics 5829 • Forensic Investigation 5830 • Homeland and International Security 5827 • Homeland and International Security 5828 • Law and Justice 5824 English* 5300 • Creative Writing 5313 • Journalism 5310 • Literature 5315 Global Studies 5207 Grades 4-8 Education* 1600 • Language Arts/Reading 1601 • Mathematics 1602 • Science 1603 • Social Studies 1604 Graphic Design 5022 History 5420 Jurisprudence* 7136 • Legal Studies 7137 Liberal Studies 5005 Liberal Studies 5006 Political Science 5660 • Pre-Law 5661 Professional Studies in Education 1189 Psychology 5694 Secondary Education* 2000 • Art 2021 • Biology 2060 • Chemistry 2090 • Communications 2325 • Earth and Space Science 2363 • English 2300 • Mathematics 2480 • Physics 2630 • Social Studies 2781 Social Sciences 2781 Social Work (BSW) 9815

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Sociology 5810 • Deviance 5816 • Deviance 5818 Special Education K-12 3003 Technology Education 4901 Theatre 5871 • Design and Entertainment Technology 5874 • Musical Theatre 5872

Associate Degree Programs

Early Childhood Education 1100 Liberal Studies 5001 Liberal Studies 5002 Technical Studies 7725 • Applied Policing and Technology 7728 Technical Studies 7727 • Applied Policing and Technology 7729

Certificates

Arabic Language and Cultures 5855 Diversity and Multicultural 5693 History of War, Service, and American Experience 5426 Mental Health Technician 5692 Spanish for Business 5952 Spanish for Law Enforcement 5950 Studio Art 5026 Technology Education Certification 4901 Violence Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools (VICES) 7134

Certification Programs

PreK-4 1910 Grades 4-8 Language Arts and Reading 1901 Grades 4-8 Math 1902 Grades 4-8 Science 1903 Grades 4-8 Social Studies 1904 Special Education 3900 Technical Education 4901

EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Accounting 7815 Anthropology* 5010 • Archaeology 5012 • Forensic Anthropology 5011 Biology 7160 • Mortuary Science (Cooperative) 7566 • Plant Biology 7163 • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine 7531 • Pre-Dentistry 7592

• Pre-Medicine 7561 • Pre-Optometry 7564 • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine 7565 • Pre-Pharmacy 7591 • Pre-Podiatric Medicine 7563 • Pre-Veterinary Medicine 7562 Business Administration* 7010 • Integrated Business 7029 Business Administration* 9010 • Management Information Systems 9029 Chemistry 7190 Computer Engineering Technology 7041 Computer Information Systems 7489 Computer Information Systems 7491 Computer Science 7488 Digital Media Technology 7036 Earth Science* 5363 • Climate Science 5346 • Meteorology 5364 Economics 7816 Economics 9011 Electrical Engineering Technology 7300 Environmental Studies* 7150 • Conservation Ecology 7154 • Environmental Science 7175 Exercise Science 9533 • Professional Golf Management 9534 Finance 7817 Fisheries and Wildlife Biology 7172 Geography* 5360 • Geographic Information Technology 5347 • Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Studies 5353 Geology 5362 Gerontology 9812 Health Science 9502 • Pre-Athletic Training 9504 Human Resource Management 7809 Industrial Technology Management 7123 Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce 7814 • Corporate Communication 7813 Management 7819 Marketing 7818 Mathematics 7480 Mechatronics Engineering Technology 7350 Molecular Biology 7164 Nursing for RNs 7505 Parks and Recreation Management 5582 Physics 7630 Science and Technology: Multidisciplinary Studies 7131

Science and Technology: Multidisciplinary Studies 7132 Sport Management 9530 • Professional Golf Management 9531 Statistics and Data Science 7483 Veterinary Technology 7568

Associate Degree Programs

Accounting 7700 Accounting 7703 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting 7400 Computer Engineering Technology 7702 Digital Media Technology 7411 Electrical Engineering Technology 7742 Industrial Technology 7051 Technical Studies 7727 • Nursing Diploma 7084 (Co-op with Washington Health System, degree issued by WHS) Physical Therapist Assistant 9601 Technical Studies 7725 • Nursing (RN) 7083 (Co-op with CCAC, degree issued by CCAC) • Radiologic Technology 7081 • Robotics Engineering Technology 7726 • Unmanned Aerial Systems/ Drone Technology 7724 Technical Studies 7727 • Washington Health System Pre-Nursing 7084 Veterinary Technology 7567

Certificates

Aging Specialist 9813 Data Science 7482 Forensic Accounting 7028 Industrial Safety 7751 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 7034 Nursing Co-ops • With Washington Health System (WHS), (Nursing Diploma issued by WHS School of Nursing) 7088 • Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing, (Nursing Diploma issued by HVK School of Nursing) 7091

For a complete list of programs, visit CALU.EDU

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UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS & MINORS

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BLAZE IS THE

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61,000 Living Alumni

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SPORTS & CLUBS

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STUDENT POPULATION

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UNDERGRADUATES

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TOTAL STUDENT POPULATION

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(Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

STUDENT CLUBS

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COUNTRIES

REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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33 FEET

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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Custom salad combinations possible using just 20 of the ingredients available at the Gold Rush salad bar

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NCAA Division II Teams

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MILITARY

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OVER 1 MILLION

19.6%

OF CAL U STUDENTS REPRESENT MINORITY POPULATIONS

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FUN CAMPUS FACTS

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

100+ species of trees

and shrubs in the on-campus arboretum

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STUDENTS

in ROTC

6%

179 undergraduate students receive a reduced military rate for their tuition

23

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

of undergraduate students are active military/reserves/ national guard, veterans or their dependents

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TUITION and Fees Full-Time Student Tuition and Fees*

PA RESIDENT

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT

$5,656.60

$8,016.60

per semester

per semester

1,500+

* For 2020-21 academic year. Estimates are based on 18 credits. Fees vary based on total credits.

the average number of students who participate in internships or other hands-on learning each year

FACULTY

18:1

STUDENT-TOTEACHER RATIO

18

85%

of Cal U’s full-time faculty have earned the highest degree in their field

INTERNSHIPS AND CAREERS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE VISITING SCHOLARS SINCE 2003

ZERO CLASSES TAUGHT BY TEACHING OR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

94%

OF CAL U GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED OR PURSUING FURTHER EDUCATION WITHIN 6 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION.* * Survey results of 1,334 Cal U graduates of the class of 2019

FINANCIAL AID

VULCAN

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

GPA

3.00-3.49

3.50-3.99

4.00+

SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000 $2,500 $3,500

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4.6 MILLION

$

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APPROXIMATELY

90%

of all of Cal U students receive some sort of financial aid

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