It’s all about you! The ESyou experience is not a spectator sport. It’s a place to unleash your Warrior spirit and be truly involved. It’s a challenging academic experience focused on your talents and aspirations. Majors you won’t easily find elsewhere. And an experience designed to expand your horizons and prepare you not only for a fulfilling career, but for life. The ESyou experience is the best of big and small. Personal attention and small-school feel. Exceptional “big university” resources and facilities. It’s a place for you to be passionately involved as a leader in the causes, clubs, organizations and athletics that help you reach your full potential. It’s a place to be an individual—while being a key part of a dynamic and diverse international community that learns from each other. It’s a chance to make your mark with your unique contributions to university life.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering nearly 60 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree and certification programs, is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, ESU is only 90 minutes away from New York City and two hours away from Philadelphia. Surrounding ski resorts, campgrounds, and downtown Stroudsburg serve as the backdrop of our beautiful campus. Visit us and catch the Warrior spirit!
Hands-on, Real-World and Personal An academic focus on personalized attention combined with real-world experience. A faculty dedicated to bringing out the best in you. A challenging curriculum with majors to match your talents and aspirations. Nearly 60 undergraduate degree programs and 30 master’s degree and certification programs. Committed to teaching, our outstanding faculty bring deep scholarship and broad experience in their disciplines along with knowledge of the latest and emerging technologies. More than 90 percent of permanent faculty hold the highest degrees in their disciplines.
At ESU, you are encouraged to complete at least one internship, study-abroad experience, field study or community service project to gain the hands-on experience necessary for an edge in today’s competitive workplace. You can study abroad in China, Germany and Spain, or choose one of hundreds of universities across the world. You will find exceptional academic resources, including Kemp Library with a collection of some 361,410 books, 106,214 periodical back files, subscriptions and licenses to over 28,600 print and electronic periodicals, and access to 70 online full-text and bibliographic databases. The library also holds over 91,600 government documents, more than 1.4 million microform items, and provides access to government documents available online.
Allatah Mekile ’13
ESUacademics Allatah Mekile majored in biotechnology with a minor in chemistry. An honors student, she completed three internships while at ESU. Her research at the University of Pennsylvania won her an award and a one-year membership in the American Society for Microbiology. Mekile’s internship at Johns Hopkins University, studying effects of cancer on genes, piqued her interest in oncology. With a 3.9 GPA, she is now in a program allowing students to go directly from a bachelor’s degree to study for a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology. For more information on Allatah, visit esu.edu/allatah_mekile.
ESUacademics Challenges, Choices to Shape Your Future
Justin Amann ’15 In high school, Justin Amann found himself alone after school while his mother worked, but instead of hanging around an empty house, he spent time tutoring and volunteering. He also found a mentor in his principal who helped shape the philosophy he has today: to care for and champion a cause. His principal made such an impression that Amann’s dream is to become a principal. Today, Justin is a history major at ESU and president of Student Senate. Amann is applying his philosophy about caring for a cause to the students he serves daily in his position and he cares deeply for the student body he represents. “People aren’t going to remember me,” he says, “but hopefully, they’ll remember Student Senate and ESU. I’m proud to serve the students and I’m proud to call ESU my university.” For more information on Justin, visit esu.edu/Justin_Amann.
Whatever you are interested in, you will find a curriculum that challenges you, and fosters critical thinking and a broad understanding of the world. Perhaps you want to study communications, Chinese or computer science. Whether you want to learn medical technology or marine science, study psychology or social work, there is an ESU program for you. The concentration in Fine Art allows students to create their own individualized program in studio art by taking courses in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Want to perform? The Fine and Performing Arts Center has two theaters, a gallery, concert hall, rehearsal areas, art studios, and classrooms. The state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center named for the late ESU alumnus Warren Hoeffner ’55 and his wife, Sandra, offers a theatrical style planetarium, a rooftop observatory, smart classrooms, 17 teaching laboratories, nine research laboratories, and an auditorium. If you want to work with video, television, or graphics, you’ll want to check out the Media Communication and Technology program. Or maybe you want to major in English and write for the Stroud Courier, the voice for all students. Hands-on. Feet wet! Take advantage of our partnership with the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Virginia, for outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning. Want to start your own business? If a career as a leader in business or management or as an entrepreneur is for you, ESU has distinctive majors and opportunities.
The Innovation Center hosts a Business Accelerator Program, an Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, an Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and high-tech computer training labs for workforce training. ESU fosters entrepreneurship! Prepare for the competitive workplace by creating your own business. The “Entrepreneurship Across the Colleges” initiative allows all students to discover their potential to create businesses in many fields. The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)— one of only 51 accredited schools in the U.S. and across the world. Students graduating from Recreation Services Management are immediately eligible to sit for the examination to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP). The Army ROTC program offers exceptional Leadership Development Training that will serve its students in every aspect of their career, both in the military and civilian positions. If you want to make your mark in education or human services, the education programs are for you, including 24 separate teaching, supervisory, and administrative certification programs. Today, the healthcare fields are wide open and top-notch professionals are in demand in emerging fields such as public health and gerontology. ESU also offers an accelerated bachelor degree completion program for working adults at three locations: Bethlehem, Philadelphia and ESU. Designed for students with associate degrees or 60 transfer credits, the accelerated degree program can be completed evenings and weekends in two years. Programs include Public Health, Business Management, Psychology and Computer Security. For more information visit esu.edu/degreecompletion.
ESUacademics majors, minors & concentrations Art and Design B.A. Design Concentration Fine Art Concentration Art History Concentration Athletic Training B.S. Professional Practice Pre-Professional Rehabilitation Services Biochemistry B.S. Biology B.A, B.S. Biology B.S. Integrative Organismal Biology Integrative Animal Behavior Laboratory Medicine Pre-Medicine Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician’s Assistant Secondary Education Biotechnology B.S.
Business Management B.S. Accounting Concentration Finance Concentration Management Concentration Marketing Concentration Entrepreneurship Concentration
Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) B.S.
Chemical Biotechnology B.S. Pharmacy
English B.A. Literature Professional/Media Writing Writing
Chemistry B.A., B.S. Chemistry B.S. Secondary Education Communication Studies B.A. Track I: Broadcasting Track II: Media Studies Track III: Speech Communication Track IV: Public Relations Computer Science B.S. Computer Security B.S. Criminal Justice B.S.
Earth and Space Science B.A. Secondary Education Economics B.A.
English B.S. Secondary Education Secondary Education/SPED Environmental Studies B.A., B.S. Exercise Science B.S. Exercise Physiology Sport and Exercise Conditioning Pre-Professional Therapeutic Sciences Fine Arts: Art Emphasis B.A. Art History Studio Art
Fine Arts: Music Emphasis B.A. Applied Music Concentration Jazz Studies Concentration Music Literature and Theory Concentration French B.A. French B.S. Secondary Education General Science B.A. Secondary Education Health Education B.S. School Health History B.A. American and World Latin America and Latino Public History Secondary Education Social Studies Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management B.S. Hotel Management Restaurant Management Tourism Management Interdisciplinary Studies B.A., B.S.
Haklin Kimm, Ph.D.
Marine Science B.S. Mathematics B.A.
During the summer of 2013, ESU graduate student Steve Kendall, and undergraduates Josh Gaston (far left) and Mohammad Khan (left), had an experience of a lifetime—they conducted research with the help of the U.S. Naval Academy in a field near Lancaster, Pa. With the support of their professor, Haklin Kimm, Ph.D., of ESU’s computer science department, they launched a small satellite attached to a special balloon. The satellite reached higher than 100,000 feet and stayed up for three hours. The U.S. Naval Academy provided the balloons, gas and GPS tracking devices while ESU developed the payload and a satellite modem with batteries. Kendall, Gaston and Khan had to assemble the cubic satellite before they could launch it and determine under what conditions they could communicate with it by laptop computer. “There is a kind of magnetic force in the sky,” Kimm explained. The crew wanted to see what kind of effect this magnetic force would have on satellite communication. This fall, the students will take their research back into the classroom and let the results unfold. For more details about ESU’s computer science program, please visit esu.edu/cpsc.
Jonathan Weber ’16
At 22, Jonathan Weber is pursuing a double major in computer science and computer security. He owns five websites and has either designed or been involved with 25. Weber took first place in the Annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Business Plan Competition, winning $10,000 and a year’s office space at ESU’s Business Accelerator. The money’s fine, but what excites Weber most is connecting with business executives through his office. “The business accelerator we have,” he says, “is a great opportunity for just about every field.” For more information on Jonathan, visit esu.edu/jonathan_weber.
Mathematics B.S. Applied Mathematics: Biology Applied Mathematics: Chemistry Applied Mathematics: Computer Science Applied Mathematics: Finance Applied Mathematics: Physics Secondary Education Education and Special Education Media Paraprofessional A.A.S. Media Communication and Technology B.S. Track I: Internship Track II: Non-Internship Medical Technology B.S. Middle Level Education B.S. English Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
Spanish B.S. Secondary Education
Physical Education Teacher Education B.S. Physics B.A. Secondary Education Engineering Transfer Physics B.S. Professional Track Earth and Space Track Industrial Physics Track Political Science B.A. Politics and Government Public Administration Pre-Law Accelerated Law Psychology B.A. Psychology B.S. Applied Concentration Counseling Concentration Research Concentration Public Health B.S. Health Services Administration Community Health Recreation Services Management B.S. Rehabilitative and Human Services B.S.
Special Education/Early Childhood (Spec. Ed. PK-8 with dual certificate in Early Childhood) B.S. Special Education/ElementaryMiddle (Spec. Ed. PK-8 with dual certificate in Middle Level) B.S English Language Arts Special Education/ElementaryMiddle (Spec. Ed. PK-8 with dual certificate in Middle Level) B.S Math Special Education/ElementaryMiddle (Spec. Ed. PK-8 with dual certificate in Middle Level) B.S Science Special Education/ElementaryMiddle (Spec. Ed. PK-8 with dual certificate in Middle Level) B.S Social Studies Speech-Language Pathology B.S. Sport Management B.S. Theatre B.A. Acting for Theatre, Television and Film Design/Technical Theatre Musical Theatre Directing Fine Arts
Sociology B.A. Social Work B.S.
A Beautiful, Comfortable Campus with Great Facilities is Waiting for You.
College residence halls are much more than just a place to sleep. They are where students live, learn and build lifelong relationships. Learning extends beyond the classroom, so campus residence halls are also hubs for academic and student life, providing an environment that supports students’ growth, builds community and helps students learn to live with different kinds of people. ESU has nine housing options ranging from the traditional double dorm room, to suite-style living, to apartments. The new suites are a popular choice and include two- and four-person suites, and either single or double rooms. Other ESU housing options include special-interest housing, where students with specific interests can find common ground, for example, honors students and those with specific academic majors. For more information on ESU’s housing options, visit esu. edu/reslife. University Ridge is a student apartment complex with full kitchens and single rooms. For more information about University Ridge, visit esuridge.com. Our 58,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Mattioli Recreation Center serves more than 1,500 students daily with sports leagues, fitness classes, and extensive facilities which include a fitness arcade, elevated track, and a four-court arena. Or if you reside in Hawthorn Suites, you can work out in Rec B, right in your own building! ESU also offers one of the premier outdoor athletics venues in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with recent major upgrades to Eiler-Martin Stadium, including field turf and lights for night football and soccer games and a newly redesigned and resurfaced running track. The Koehler Fieldhouse and Natatorium serves as the primary physical education and intercollegiate athletics facility. The University Center includes a commuter lounge, convenience store, computer lab, the University Store, and a food court. Or why not dine in Dansbury Commons, the 1,000-seat dining hall offering selections for every taste? The McGarry Communication Center houses two television studios and is the distribution center of campus cable television as well as the community-wide ESU television telecasts. WESS 90.3 FM radio is also located in the center. There is an open access computer lab in each residence hall and 23 computer laboratories across campus. Enterprise Car Share offers anytime, low-cost rentals to students who need temporary transportation. Visit EnterpriseCarShare. com/esu for details. Go to esu.edu/tour/ to take a virtual tour of campus!
Suite-Style Living Options
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B: Single Suite (2BR)
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Dr. Margaret Ball “Our students work well as individuals; the Chinese students work more collectively,” observed Dr. Margaret Ball, associate professor of theatre, who spent three weeks at Shanghai Normal University with four undergraduate students from ESU. Shanghai is one of ESU’s two sister schools in China—and one of five global partners. Working together in music and dance, East and West created a happy medium. The Chinese are eager for exchange with the West; and everyone benefits from a well-made bridge. Dr. Ball sums it up: “There are good things in both approaches. And putting them together we got something even better.” For more information on Dr. Ball, visit esu.edu/margaret_ball.
Make Your Mark, Follow Your Passion Opportunities abound at ESU for you to gain leadership skills and experience, make lifelong friends and have a real impact on university life. • More than 100 student-run organizations including Student Senate, a literary magazine and newspaper, the Entrepreneurship Club, and various arts and sciences clubs • 28 career-oriented/academic clubs • 28 honor societies • 11 musical organizations including the Warriors Marching Band, Concert Choir and Orchestra • 12 Greek organizations
Sean Eich ’13
ESU has two television studios and the student-run radio station WESS 90.3 FM. An active Multicultural Affairs program offers events and chances to discover more about your world—and yourself!
Campus radio stations do more than entertain listeners. For Sean Eich ’13, working at ESU’s 90.3 WESS while pursuing a communication studies major gave him the opportunity to serve as a music programming intern with SiriusXM, the broadcaster with 165+ channels and 24 million subscribers. While his degree could take him almost anywhere, Eich wouldn’t mind a full-time gig running with a top dog like SiriusXM. He’s been asked back for a second internship, and that bodes well. In the meantime though, he loves what he does. As Eich puts it, “The job is just so much fun.” For more information on Sean, visit esu.edu/sean_eich.
The Great Outdoors Awaits You Stony Acres, ESU’s 119-acre wildlife sanctuary and recreation facility in Marshalls Creek, Pa., is open to ESU students, staff and faculty throughout the year. Whether you want to camp, picnic, hike, fish, take on the challenge course, conduct water studies or just play Frisbee. Stony Acres provides free equipment for backpacking, skiing, ice skating and more!
Matt Tholis ’13 Matt Tholis, an exercise science major and track & field standout, closed his ESU career with a bang in the summer of 2013 with All-America, Academic All-America and several major regional awards. Tholis was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his combined academic and athletic excellence. Competing in the javelin, Tholis was the national runner-up at the NCAA Division II Championships with the 12th-best mark in DII history. He was the PSAC champion and received “Field Athlete of the Year” awards at the conference and regional levels. Tholis was an All-American in both seasons in which he competed after transferring to ESU. For more information on Matt, please visit esuwarriors.com/MattTholis.
ESUathletics Competitors. Scholars. Champions. Meet the ESU Warriors! Men’s Sports (8): baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, wrestling Women’s Sports (12): basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, volleyball
Scholars … ESU student-athletes annually rank among the PSAC leaders in major regional and national academic awards. In the 2012-13 academic year, the Warriors had eight student-athletes named to Academic All-America teams, the most in school history. Champions … 10 of the Warriors’ 20 varsity sports have won PSAC championships, and ESU regularly advances teams and individual athletes to NCAA postseason competition. ESU has gained national recognition for its football, field hockey, track & field, and wrestling programs. For more information on ESU athletics, visit esuwarriors.com.
Jessica Ras came to ESU from the Scranton/WilkesBarre area in 2008 as a softball player with big dreams for her career with the Warriors. Then she was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of her freshman year, and everything changed. After more than two years of chemotherapy, followed by a double hip replacement due to its effects, she won her battle to return to the field. On track to graduate with a degree in health and physical education in December 2013, Jessica pitched in one game in the spring of 2012 and started the first game of Warriors’ Senior Day doubleheader in April 2013. With the help of her family, doctors and teammates, tremendous optimism and a great deal of determination, Jessica’s ESU journey was truly inspirational. For more on Jessica, visit esuwarriors.com/JessicaRas.
Jessica Ras ’13
Competitors ... ESU student-athletes participate in 20 varsity sports in the PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference), one of the premier athletic conferences in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Melissa Shaw M’11 Melissa Shaw M’11 and other students working at ESU’s Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory had often been asked by community residents to test ticks. Deer ticks can carry Lyme disease and if one is bitten it is essential to know promptly whether the tick was in fact a carrier. While conducting such research, Shaw, mentored by faculty member Dr. Jane Huffman, distinguished professor of biological sciences, developed an idea for a tick-testing kit—called Lyme-Aid— to be made available to the general public. That idea won Shaw first place in ESU’s 2010 annual Student Business Plan Competition. For more information on Melissa, visit esu.edu/melissa_shaw.
Covering 2,400 square miles in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains are known for rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, winding rivers and clean air. The area has been famous as a resort area for more than 100 years. Situated on a hill facing Prospect Street in the community of East Stroudsburg, our 256-acre campus has large grassy expanses shaded by towering trees. Our location is ideal for both historic and scientific research as well as recreation, and students take advantage of the many scenic, historic, and recreational sites, including the Delaware Water Gap, Bushkill Falls, and the Pocono ski areas. The area offers outstanding restaurants, high quality entertainment and excellent shopping. In addition, the many resorts and restaurants offer an excellent opportunity for employment. ESU is located approximately 75 miles west of New York City and Newark, 85 miles northeast of Philadelphia, 40 miles southeast of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, and 40 miles northeast of the Allentown/ Bethlehem/Easton area. The university, located approximately one-quarter mile from the East StroudsPittsburgh burg exit of Interstate 80, exit 308, is within easy reach of major highway systems and commercial air services.
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ESUaffordable An Elite Education You Can Afford At ESU, we pride ourselves on making your education affordable. Seventy-five percent of our students receive some type of financial aid, and our goal is to make obtaining your education stress-free and financially reachable. Aid includes grants, loans and scholarships. Many scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Eligibility for most student financial aid programs (other than unsubsidized loans) is based on financial need rather than academic accomplishment. Financial need is the difference between the estimated cost of attendance and the ability of the family to contribute to those educational costs. To qualify for both need- and merit-based financial aid, you must submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. ESU’s school code is 003320.
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For information about financial aid and your personal options, talk to one of our financial aid counselors in the student enrollment center or visit esu.edu/financialaid.
James Burke ’13 When James Burke ’13 says he owes his “great path ahead” to ESU, he isn’t just talking about a debt to his professors; he means everyone. Burke feels he’s had opportunities for growth—in computer science, his major, and in leadership and management skills—as much from staff as from faculty. Burke’s education was partly shaped by such electronic endeavors as designing a website, creating YouTube videos and writing code. He rounded all that out with active memberships on numerous committees and organizations. As Burke readies the launch of a web-based company, he’s grateful for his allinclusive education. For more information on James, visit esu.edu/james_burke.
ESUapply Samantha Swank ’13
Samantha Swank’s clothing designs are inspired by her family, particularly her father, who is a chiropractic neurologist. Her design for a tennis outfit with a back that resembles a human spine won the ESU communication studies major a contest sponsored by FILA, the sportswear company. The outfit was worn at the 2013 Sony Open in Miami by Jelena Jankovic, one of the world’s top female tennis players. Swank holds an associates degree in fashion and plans to combine her work experience at a public relations firm with her own boutique, featuring her unique designs. For more information on Samantha, visit esu.edu/samantha_swank.
An ESU transfer applicant is a person who has attended any post-secondary institution after high school graduation. ESU welcomes over 900 transfer students from regionally accredited two- and four-year institutions each year. At ESU you’ll fit right in! Transfer applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and 12 college-level credits. Applying as a transfer student has never been easier with our streamlined, online application process. It’s easier, accessible, and accurate! Your status is updated daily, and we will notify you of your application status throughout the application process. Just go online to esu.edu/transfer to get started. • Complete the online application, including a non-refundable $45.00 application fee. • Submit your official college transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended. • Submit an official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED score report. • Applications are due: Fall admission—May 1; Spring admission—November 15 All official correspondence during the application process will be sent to the email address provided on the online application form. Our admission counselors are here to help you! Contact us at esu.edu/counselors if you have questions or if you would like to learn about your program options. To schedule a visit or transfer appointment, please go to esu.edu/visit.
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East Stroudsburg University (ESU) is a comprehensive university, founded in 1893 as a Normal School. The college officially became East Stroudsburg University in 1983. Today ESU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary
Education. ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with nearly 115,000 students. The 14 PASSHE universities offer degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. About 500,000 PASSHE alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.
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