DISCOVER YOURSELF AT DOWLING COLLEGE
Discover your future At Dowling College, we believe education leads to important discoveries — discoveries about the world around you as well as discoveries about yourself. We’re very proud of the programmes offered through our schools of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education. Working with our faculty you will discover talents and abilities that you may not yet know you have. Dowling is where your interests and skills come together to form a foundation that will help you achieve your goals.
As a Dowling student you will have the advantage of small class sizes that allow for
one-on-one opportunities with your professors. Over 95 percent of our full-time faculty have earned the highest degrees in their discipline, and they are ready to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Rest-assured that every class you take at Dowling will be taught by a professor and not a teaching assistant.
Student life at Dowling is vibrant and designed to enhance your academic and social
journey. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field, or 5,000 feet above the ground in one of our School of Aviation’s Piper Warriors, you will be driven to succeed at Dowling. There are over 35,000 successful alumni who are proud of their Dowling heritage and we hope you will soon join their ranks.
Dr. Jeremy D. Brown, President
Discover your home
The Dowling College campus is an integral part of the college experience. Whether students choose to live on campus in one of
our apartment-style suites or commute, they all think of Dowling as home.
The residence halls at the historic Rudolph-Oakdale campus and Brookhaven campus give students the opportunity to live on their
own while learning how to manage their time between classes, working on or off campus, maintaining a comfortable living environment and attending different school activities. Of course, amenities including the Lion’s Den student lounge, convenient fitness centers, and two cafeterias—one newly redesigned, where students can dine overlooking the scenic Connetquot River—add to the fun of being on campus.
With over $50 million invested in the campus infrastructure since 2000, Dowling’s facilities enhance every student’s learning
experience. To create a personal learning environment, you won’t find a single lecture hall on campus. And “SMART” classrooms bring the curriculum to life with Internet access, digital projectors and the Blackboard Learning System, which enables students to access and share documents from anywhere in the world. A new science laboratory, flight and air traffic control simulators, new classrooms, a newly converted Music House, and a newly redesigned library are just some of the exciting improvements happening around campus.
Discover new friends
With more than 30 clubs and organizations, 12 honor societies, an active Student Government Association, numerous annual themed
events, and student trips, Dowling offers a rich and vibrant community for students. September is “Welcome Back” month and provides a wide range of activities to promote social diversity. It’s also the perfect time to join the clubs and organizations that interest you. And if you see an opportunity for a new club, any student is welcome to create one. The Lion’s Voice student paper, online event calendars, and a ticker on campus keep students informed of upcoming events.
There’s always something happening at Dowling: Take one of the campus kayaks for a paddle in front of historic Fortunoff Hall; join
other students working out on the Fit Trail; take part in an Open Mic night; feast at a club-sponsored cookout; take in a play at the Loft Theatre; or check out art exhibits at Dowling’s Anthony Giordano Gallery. It’s all part of life at Dowling—and you’re invited to be part of it all.
Some of our clubs and organizations: American Association of Airport Executives Art Club Music Club Commuter Council Overdrive Dance Project Council for Exceptional Children Photography Club Drama Club Psychology Club Fashion Club Lion’s Voice and Raven’s Quill Gay-Straight Alliance Spoken Word Humanitarian Club Sport Management International Club STAND (Students Taking A Positive Direction) La Familia True Life Ministries
Make the world a better place by making your contribution to society. The School of Arts and Sciences prepares you for a career that can impact the world through art, poetry and music or by exploring and preserving our natural environment.
DISCOVER NEW WORLDS
THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. A well-rounded foundation for your future.
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
The School of Arts and Sciences has developed a core curriculum
the classroom and in a host of club activities, campus performances
of arts and humanities, natural science, math and social sciences that
ensures career versatility in an ever-changing world. Dowling College
is constantly evolving to prepare students for growing career sectors,
Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Computer Science offers unique
and we offer newly revised programs including Math and Computer
opportunities to work closely with esteemed professors in the lab
Science, Graphic Design, and Digital Arts, and graduate studies in
and on important research projects across Long Island and around
the globe in locations like Belize, Costa Rica or the Galapagos Islands.
Express yourself and forge your own path with a curriculum that
Dowling Collegeâ€™s Center for Estuarine, Environmental and Coastal
celebrates individualism and prepares you for a life of leadership and
Oceans Monitoring (CEECOM) field station on the Great South Bay
civic responsibility. From the Social Sciences, such as Anthropology,
of Long Island, as well as the areaâ€™s renowned beaches and unique
Economics, History, Political Sciences, Psychology and Sociology,
forests, complement our on-campus venues creating a rich research
to the Arts and Humanities, such as English, Romance Languages,
environment for Dowling students.
Philosophy, Visual Arts, Drama and Music, your skills are shaped in
Studying Earth and Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
â€œMy professor led a research trip to the Galapagos Islands. And I was there learning about the conservation of the giant tortoises. None of my friends get to do hands-on research at other colleges. This class definitely helped me discover my love of the ocean and my major, Marine Studies.â€?
DISCOVER YOUR INSPIRATION
Whether you’re interested in literacy education, early childhood education or physical education, Dowling College’s School of Education will help you discover how to inspire the next generation.
School of Education graduates shape young minds around the world. The education of many starts with your education here.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Dowling College’s School of Education is one of the largest
track record placing graduates in full-time, tenure-track positions
teacher and administration preparation programs in New York. In fact,
in the area’s top school districts. Dowling College ranks within the
approximately 5,000 teachers working on Long Island have received
top 10 percent of New York state colleges in the number of teachers
their education degrees from Dowling College.
achieving New York State Certification.
Dowling’s faculty are among the most accomplished in the
The faculty, administration and staff of the School of Education
nation. The School of Education’s expertise in special education and
pride themselves in the support that is given to each student as he or
literacy, among other areas, has distinguished Dowling as the region’s
she progresses through the program knowing that a student concern
premier teacher of teachers. With unmatched success in placing
is never too insignificant to be addressed.
student teachers in the field, Dowling College boasts a remarkable
â€œMy professor just finished writing a book on the importance of play in early childhood. Today he taught me how a simple toy like building blocks can translate into important ideas of space and geometry. I am always discovering something new I can use in my student teaching.â€?
DISCOVER YOUR LEADERSHIP
The Townsend School of Business prepares tomorrow’s leaders for the challenges and opportunities of today’s marketplace and emerging world economy. You’ll gain the training and confidence you need to flourish in the professional world.
â€œMy professor is the CEO of a health care corporation. He helped me write a business plan for my own startup company. When I first came to Dowling College I had no idea the professors would work with me one-on-one. I always imagined college as a place where I would be just another number. Not so at Dowling. I feel like the professors really want me to be the best I can be.â€?
THE TOWNSEND SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. Discover your place in the world of business with help from people who’ve been there.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Students enrolled in the Townsend School of Business learn the
As a result, our graduates are motivated entrepreneurs
knowledge and skills that are in high demand by employers in today’s
and executives, taking full advantage of the growing business
economy. You’ll work closely with classmates and receive instruction
opportunities and trends that exist in today’s business world. From
from professors who combine excellent academic credentials and
accounting and finance to management, marketing and computer
practical work experience. Recreating real-world business situations
information systems, students with a degree from the School of
within a professional and supportive educational environment allows
Business have gone on to careers with some of the world’s most
students to gain valuable, hands-on training.
At The School of Aviation you learn about aviation from the ground up. Our full spectrum curriculum gives you a wide range of career options from air traffic control to becoming a pilot. The skyâ€™s the limit.
DISCOVER YOUR WINGS
Take flight at THE SCHOOL OF AVIATION, where the Brookhaven Airport is your campus.
SCHOOL OF AVIATION
The School of Aviation offers students the education they
more. We have three sophisticated FRASCA Flight Simulators and a
need to excel in careers like air traffic control, aviation management
full-motion RedBird Simulator, which students can use seven days a
and commercial pilot. Dowling graduates are intensely recruited by
week, any time of the day or night.
employers who know they have a balanced liberal arts background
as well as experience with the industry’s most advanced equipment.
the United States that participates in the Air Traffic Collegiate Training
Situated at Brookhaven Airport, the School of Aviation offers
Initiative (AT-CTI) program, which provides you with the opportunity
extensive flying opportunities with close proximity to some of the
to become an air traffic controller. Our interactive, state-of-the-art
world’s most varied and demanding airspace. Dowling’s flight training
air traffic control lab is a computerized environment that allows you
is certified under Part 61 and Part 141. The aircraft fleet includes nine
to develop the essential skills required to succeed as an air traffic
Piper Warriors, an Arrow, a twin-engine Seminole, Cessna 152s, and
Dowling is one of only 36 approved colleges and universities in
“My professor is an aerobatic stunt pilot. Today he showed me how to recover a stall. After we practiced in the simulator I felt safe executing this maneuver in the plane. And I discovered there’s no one better to have next to you in the cockpit than someone with decades of flying experience.”
Discover your potential
The Dowling College Honors Program attracts
highly motivated, academically superior, and creative students. The classes shared by students in our Honors Program are specially developed versions of our general education core classes. You will have many opportunities for intellectual and cultural experiences, including lectures, discussions, debates, films, and other events that go beyond regular core curriculum activities.
All Honors Program students are expected to
develop and carry out projects that serve the public good at Dowling College and beyond. Honors students participate in the many student clubs on campus, eventually taking leadership positions. You will be encouraged to participate in community service and government programs that involve you in the social, environmental and educational issues in our amazingly diverse region.
Discover your next step
If you’re interested in furthering your education with a Master’s or Doctorate degree, Dowling College offers unique programs to
help you achieve your goal. Whether you want to progress in your current career or make a career change, you’ll find the opportunity and resources you need at Dowling.
To accommodate the busy schedules of students balancing work, school and family, classes are held mornings, evenings and
weekends at campuses in Oakdale, Brookhaven and at our Melville Center. And, for the ultimate in flexibility, we offer classes online as well.
As you dedicate your time and energy to achieve your graduate degree, know that the administration, staff and faculty of Dowling
College are devoted to providing the facilities, courses and flexible class schedules that will make your experience convenient, challenging and fulfilling.
Discover your pride
Whether you join a team on the field or the fans cheering on the sidelines, the Golden Lions are a source of pride at Dowling College.
The $12.5-million Dowling Brookhaven Athletic Complex opened in the spring of 2008 is the home of our championship caliber teams. As one of the premier athletic facilities in the northeast, Dowling Athletics has hosted six NCAA postseason championships at the complex.
With one of the most successful NCAA Division II athletics programs in the northeast, Dowling College has risen to prominence on the
national scene. In 2010-2011, Dowling Athletics received the East Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the school with the most successful teams throughout the year. The Golden Lions took home regular season titles in men’s soccer, volleyball, softball and women’s lacrosse and competed in 10 East Coast Conference championships with tournament titles in men’s soccer, volleyball and baseball. Dowling Athletics has had 240 All-Conference team members and 66 All-Americans, with 39 All-Conference members and 9 All-Americans being named in 2011 alone.
Dowling athletes pride themselves not only on excelling on the field and in the classroom, but also in the community by raising money
and awareness for various causes. Dowling Athletics contributes to 25 different organizations and logged 2,567 service hours in 2010-2011. For the past five years, Dowling Athletics has teamed up with Keep Islip Clean to clean up the areas surrounding Dowling College. Nearly 300 student athletes collected more than 100 bags of trash and painted over graffiti to beautify the neighborhood. And for the past two years Dowling Athletics has received the East Coast Conference “ECC Cares Award,” awarded to the institution that leads the conference in money raised for charitable causes.
Dowling sponsors the following NCAA sports: Men: baseball basketball cross country golf
lacrosse soccer tennis
Women: basketball cross country lacrosse rowing
soccer softball tennis volleyball
Dowling sponsors the following club sports: cheerleading dance menâ€™s rowing
equestrian bass fishing
Discover a career
Within a year of graduation, 96 percent of Dowling College graduates are employed or attending graduate school. As a Dowling student, you will have access to an extensive array of career services support including career development workshops and internship opportunities as early as your sophomore year. Career-related work experience, complementary to your degree major or minor, is an ideal way to establish yourself as a professional in a given field or industry. Dowling College provides students with practical work experience through internship placements, which often result in employment offers at the completion of the internship and/or graduation from college.
Dowling College internships include: Airmid Theater BET Networks Brookhaven National Lab Cablevision Citicorp Investment Services Clear Vision Optical Cox Radio (WBLI) Danâ€™s Papers
Enterprise Rent-A-Car FAA/JFK Towers JPMorgan Chase Long Island Ducks Long Island MacArthur Airport Merrill Lynch MTV Networks Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum National Grid
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance New York Islanders Newsday Nikon Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center Seader Fitzgerald, CPAs WABC-TV
Discover your resources
There are numerous sources of financial aid available
to help students achieve their goal of earning a degree from Dowling College. More than three out of every four Dowling students receive some form of financial aid to cover all or part of their educational costs. Many of our students take advantage of college grants and scholarships, state and federal grants, loans, work study and funding from private organizations. And, keep in mind, if you are accepted into our Honors Program, you are immediately eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per semester.
Our professional financial aid associates will meet with
you to review your specific needs and help you identify financing options available through institutional, federal, state and private sources as well as guide you through the application procedures. Our goal is to bring Dowling Collegeâ€™s high-quality education within the financial reach of all our students.
Discover the details Dowling College is a private, comprehensive, coeducational college offering classes at two campuses, our historic Rudolph-Oakdale Campus and our 105-acre Brookhaven Campus in Shirley. Founded in 1955 as part of Adelphi Collegeâ€™s outreach to Suffolk County, the College purchased the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale in 1962. In 1968, the College severed its ties with Adelphi and was renamed after its chief benefactor, Robert Dowling, a noted city planner and aviator.
Accreditation Entities Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools New York State Education Department, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Tuition (2011â€“2012) Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition is $24,118 for 24-34 credits (Annual). Graduate Tuition per credit hour: $933. Distance Learning M.B.A. per credit hour: $796. Doctoral Program: $48,000 (Full Program). Saturday M.B.A.: $37,500 (Full Program). Enrollment Total Enrollment: Over 6,300 (approximately 496 freshmen); Undergraduate: 54%, Graduate: 38%; School of Education: 38%; School of Business: 29%; School of Arts and Sciences: 20%; School of Aviation: 4%. Transfer Students: 44% of all undergraduates have transferred from other institutions. Average Student Age Undergraduate: 26; Graduate: 33; Doctoral: 43
Student Demographics Most students are residents of Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Long Island, New York. Others from 30 states and 59 countries. International students represent 6% of total. Ethnicity: White/Non-Hispanic: 61%; Black: 9%; Hispanic: 8%; Asian: 4%. Full-Time Students: 60% Female, 40% Male. Faculty 121 full-time faculty. Over 94 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees. Degrees Conferred Dowling confers academic degrees to approximately 1,600 students annually (undergrad/grad/doctoral). Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration. Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Education. Advanced Certificate Programs through the School of Education and School of Business. Most Popular Majors Top majors for undergraduates: Management, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Psychology. Top degree programs for graduate students: M.B.A. in General Management; Master of Science (Adolescent Education); Master of Education (Literacy Education); and Master of Science (Special Education).
MAJORS: Accounting (B.B.A.) Aerospace Systems Technology (B.S.) Applied Mathematics (B.S.) Aviation Management (B.S.) Biology (B.A.) Chemistry (B.A.) (B.S.) Communication Arts (B.A.) Computer Information Systems (B.S.) Computer Science (B.S.) Earth Science (B.A.) Economics (B.A.) Early Childhood Education (B.A.) Elementary Education (B.A.) English (B.A.) Environmental Sciences (B.S.) Finance (B.B.A.) Gerontology (B.A.) Graphic Design and Digital Arts (B.A.) History (B.A.) Humanities (B.A.) Management and Leadership (B.B.A.) Marine Studies (B.A.)
Marketing (B.B.A.) Mathematics (B.A.) Music (B.A) Natural Sciences and Mathematics (B.S.) Philosophy (B.A.) Physical Education (B.S.) Political Science (B.A.) Professional and Liberal Studies (B.S.) Psychology (B.A.) Romance Languages (B.A.) Social Sciences (B.A.) Sociology / Anthropology (B.A.) Special Education (B.S.) Sport Management (B.S.) Visual Arts (B.A.) See our website for list of minors. GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS: School of Arts and Sciences Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Master of Science in Integrated Mathematics and Science Education
School of Business Master of Business Administration in: Aviation Management, Banking and Finance, Corporate Finance, Management and Leadership, Health Care Management, Public Management School of Education Master of Science in: Adolescent Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, or Special Education Doctor of Education in Educational Administration Pre-Professional Health Program ADVANCED CERTIFICATES School of Education Educational Technology Specialist Gifted Education School Building Leader School District Leader School District Business Leader
Discover your way The best way to discover Dowling is to experience it for yourself. We invite prospective students, parents and guidance counselors to come for a visit. Strolling through the historic Vanderbilt mansion overlooking the Connetquot River at our Rudolph-Oakdale Campus or visiting the airport runways and athletic facilities of our Brookhaven Campus is not to be missed. For a guided tour of our Rudolph-Oakdale Campus or Brookhaven Campus, please call 631-244-1390.
Rudolph-Oakdale Campus Idle Hour Blvd., Oakdale, NY 11769
Brookhaven Campus 1300 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967
Melville Center 145 Pinelawn Road, Suite 350 S, Melville, NY 11747
The Rudolph-Oakdale Campus is located just 50 miles east of Manhattan and minutes from the ocean beaches on Long Island. The Brookhaven Campus is located 18 miles east on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. Free shuttle bus service is offered between campuses. Selected courses are offered at the Melville Center.
Rudolph-Oakdale Campus 150 Idle Hour Boulevard Oakdale, NY 11769 631.244.3000
1300 William Floyd Parkway Shirley, NY 11967 631.244.3000
145 Pinelawn Road, Suite 350 S Melville, NY 11747 631.244.3420