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About UF The University of Findlay was founded in 1882 as Findlay College by the citizens of Findlay and the Churches of God, General Conference. From its inception, the institution has served the higher education needs of students through programs of study that focus on career preparation and are grounded in the liberal arts. Today, The University of Findlay is a forward-looking private university that is constantly seeking ways to better serve students and the community. UF is continually adapting programs and teaching methods, and adopting new technology, to meet the needs of current students. UF is located in Findlay, Ohio, a small Midwestern city that offers a high quality of life with opportunities for shopping, recreation, dining and more. In March 2010, Site Selection magazine ranked Findlay as the 11th best micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities. The Findlay-Hancock County area was named among the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americaâ€™s Promise Alliance for the past four years. The University of Findlay also was recognized in 2010 as a Promise Place with Americaâ€™s Promise Alliance, a designation that identifies the University as an organization that provides five developmental resources that young people need for success in life: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education and opportunities to help others. Dr. Katherine Fell joined The University of Findlay on July 1, 2010, as its 17th president and was inaugurated on Oct. 1 in a ceremony held in front of Old Main. The University of Findlay is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,* as well as the national accrediting organizations for athletic training, environmental, safety and occupational health management, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, social work and teacher education. The pharmacy program holds candidate status with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. *Questions regarding accreditation status with HLC should be sent to: Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, or call 800-621-7440, or visit the website at http:/www.higherlearningcommission.org.
Fast Facts Enrollment for fall 2010 Undergraduate Graduate Total College of Business 367 271 638 College of Education 208 338 546 College of Health Professions 548 244 792 College of Pharmacy 255 119 374 College of Liberal Arts 351 35 386 College of Sciences 954 82 1,036 Other 201 0 201 TOTAL: 2,884 1,089 3,973
Degrees Offered • 16 associate • 57 baccalaureate • 51 minors • 7 master’s • 2 doctoral/professional
Faculty • Students benefit from caring faculty who teach, mentor, advise and inspire. • Courses are taught by accomplished professors, many of whom have written books, had their articles accepted in academic journals, conducted research, given presentations at national academic conferences and are leaders in their professional organizations. • Approximately 200 full-time and 135 parttime faculty teach regular and online classes.
Alumni • 18,777 living alumni with known addresses. • 12,168 alumni live in Ohio. • 2,734 alumni live in Findlay and Hancock County. • More than 1,216 international alumni with known addresses live abroad.
Financial Aid • 80 percent of UF students receive financial aid, either in scholarships, work-study grants or government loans. • Tuition and fees cover only 89 percent of the cost of an education at UF.
A Reputation for Excellence • Findlay was ranked for 2011 in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” in the Midwest for the fifth consecutive year and also was named to the “A+ Schools for B Students” list. • Findlay is one of 152 institutions profiled as a “Best in the Midwest” college for 2011 by The Princeton Review, which administers surveys whereby students rate their own schools. Findlay also received the rating for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Fast Facts Facilities The University of Findlay has a total of nearly 390 acres of facilities.
Student housing includes: • Bare Hall • Deming Hall • Fox Hall • Lovett Hall • Morey Hall • Myers Hall • UF Cottages • UF Haven • UF Village • University Townhouses • Zahler Townhouses • Four fraternity and sorority houses • 43 special interest houses
Among the major buildings on the 75-acre main campus are: • Old Main • Alumni Memorial Union • Edward and Joyce Brewer Center for the Health Sciences • William B. Brewer Science Hall • Carrothers Home for the President • Dr. Frank and Mary Jane Cosiano Health Center • Croy Physical Education Center • Davis Street Building • Egner Center for the Performing Arts Additional off-site facilities are: • Kenneth L. Frost Science Center • The All Hazards Training Center – five • Phil Gardner Fitness Center acres on State Route 12 providing hands• Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on simulations for students, industry and • Ralph and Gladys Koehler Fitness and government involving emergency planning Recreation Complex and response. • Morey Hall (Office of Admissions) • Animal Sciences Center – 152 acres off • Nuclear Medicine Institute State Route 68 containing the Center for • Renninger (on-campus facilities for The Equine and Pre-Veterinary Studies and the All Hazards Training Center) Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science • Shafer Library Building. • Glenn and Helen Stout Alumni Center • Russell & Peg Armstrong Sports Complex • Technology, Learning and Training Center – 20 acres on the corner of Trenton Avenue • University Bookstore and North Blanchard Street containing • UF Haven – offices six professional-grade tennis courts and a • UF Pavilion – Offices of Development and practice football field. Public Information • James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex – • UF Village – Hospitality management 32 acres on the corner of Olive Street and program and Office of Career Services Brookside Drive is home to the English • Winebrenner Theological Seminary – a equestrian studies program and University separate institution also affiliated with Equine Veterinary Services Inc. the Churches of God, General Conference, • Olive Street Wilderness Area – 30 acres on located on campus and shares facilities and Olive Street used as a nature preserve. services with The University of Findlay • Rieck Center for Habitat Studies – 47 acres on County Road 166 serving as a biology field station.
Innovative Programming Career-focused studies, combined with a liberal arts foundation, equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers in their roles as professionals and as contributing citizens. Many of UF’s programs are nationally known for their excellence and innovative features.
College of Business Undergraduate Degree Highlights
• The 11 business-related majors combine theoretical knowledge with practical applications and examples. • The college emphasizes experiential learning, such as projects and internships, as well as classroom lectures and study. • Students can earn scholarships for publishing articles, presenting papers at professional conferences or practicing their managerial abilities in student-run businesses. • Seven student organizations complement the academic program and provide students with opportunities to interact with the business community, as well as gain project experiences. • One of the student organizations, the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, promotes economic concepts and regularly competes at the national level. • The Dana Scholars Program honors the top 10 business students with special scholarships and the chance to be men tored by a community business leader.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Students have a choice of concentrations in organizational leadership, health care management, hospitality management and public administration. • A significant number of international students are attracted to the program from approximately 27 countries and territories, providing every student the chance to become more familiar with global opportunities and challenges. • The MBA degree is offered to both full- time students (campus) and part-time employed students (online). • Classes use software that permits students and faculty to interact in real time. As a result, in 2009, U.S. News and World Report also cited UF’s online MBA as one of the 20 largest online programs in the country.
Innovative Programming College of Education Undergraduate Degree Highlights • Practical experience in classrooms is integrated during all four years. • Licensure is available in adolescent/young adult (grades 7-12 science, math, language arts and social studies), multi-age (K-12 in visual arts, drama/theater, health, physical education, Japanese and Spanish), early childhood (pre-kindergarten – grade 3), intervention specialist and middle childhood (grades 4-9). • Students are prepared to integrate technology into their classrooms. • Quality programs are built around the theme of reflective practitioners. • “The Clubhouse” is a free literacy outreach service provided to school children by the College of Education Reading and Literacy Center. • Service-learning projects allow students to tutor children and youth in public schools. • Endorsements are offered in reading, prekindergarten special needs, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), bilingual education and early childhood or middle childhood generalist.
Master of Arts in Education
• The MAE is now available entirely online. • Core topics include principles of leadership, management of change, collaboration concepts and research. • Emphasis areas include: curriculum and teaching, educational technology, educational administration, reading, children’s literature, human resource development and science education. • Post-baccalaureate licensure is available in adolescent/young adult education, multi-age, intervention specialist, middle childhood and early childhood. • Endorsements in technology, reading, prekindergarten special needs (PKSN), early childhood generalist and middle childhood generalist are available, as well as a principal’s and/or superintendent’s license. • A human resource development strand prepares students for careers in business, nonprofit, education and government settings. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare caring, competent, reflective and highly qualified professionals.
College of Health Professions Undergraduate Degree Highlights • Brewer Center for the Health Sciences provides a high-tech environment with classrooms, program laboratories, a cadaver laboratory and a top-notch lecture hall. • A strong common core of pre-professional courses leads to 16 programs of study in the health professions, providing interdisciplinary experiences and shared faculty expertise. • The Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at The University of Findlay offers a one-year certificate program, an associate of arts and a bachelor of science degree. NMI, the largest nuclear medicine technology program in the United States, is associated with 10 academic institutions and more than 100 affiliate hospitals and radiopharmacies in 15 states. • The strength and conditioning program prepares entry-level practitioners who apply scientific methods when programming exercise and conditioning routines for various individual needs. Career opportunities exist in YMCAs, colleges, wellness centers, corporate fitness and health clubs. • The social work major prepares individuals to address societal problems through valuing the worth and dignity of all people. • A one-year graduate certificate program in health informatics has been added to prepare students for careers in collecting, reporting and analyzing health information used in making health care decisions through shared computer database systems.
The University has contracts with more than 1,000 facilities such as hospitals, outpatient clinics and rehabilitation facilities, where students can gain hands-on experience and training.
Master of Athletic Training (MAT)
• The entry-level MAT offers two options: a 3+2 program for undergraduates leading to a B.S. in strength and conditioning and a MAT degree; and a two-year professional program that students enter as graduate students. • It is one of only 22 accredited entry-level MAT programs in the world and the only one offered within a 450-mile radius. • The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. • Graduates are employed in high schools, colleges, professional sports, sports medicine clinics and other health care settings.
Innovative Programming College of Health Professions Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) • Traditional program (five-and-one-half-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program): Students entering as undergraduates take two years of prerequisites, plus three years of professional studies. • After the fourth year, students receive a bachelor of science degree in health science, with a master’s degree awarded at the end of the program. • A weekend completion program is offered for occupational therapy assistants or those who have completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a health-related field. • The OT Home serves as an educational and research center by providing an environment modified to meet the needs of a person with a disability or an older adult. • Approximately 99 percent of UF occupational therapy graduates successfully pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam. • 100 percent of graduates obtained jobs in the field.
Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) • The physician assistant program is a 27 month program leading to a MPA degree. • The program consists of four semesters of classroom work followed by three semesters of supervised clinical experiences with physicians and physician assistants. • The MPA is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). • Graduates are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination and to practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians, delivering a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) • Traditional program (3 + 3): Students may enter as undergraduates to take three years of prerequisites, plus three years of professional studies. • Graduates in the traditional program receive a bachelor’s degree after the fourth year of study and a doctor of physical therapy degree after the sixth year. • Weekend program: Less than three years for physical therapist assistants (PTAs) with a bachelor’s degree, who want to complete a doctor of physical therapy degree. • UF offers the only weekend PTA to DPT program in the nation. • Over the past four years, 30 percent of physical therapy graduates have presented at national conferences. • Approximately 95 percent of UF physical therapy graduates successfully take the National Physical Therapy Examination, which they must pass to earn a physical therapy license.
College of Pharmacy • Students enter directly from high school into the six-year Pharm.D. program. • The College of Pharmacy selects 70 students to begin the six-year program each fall based on their potential to succeed. • Instructional classes of 35 students or less are taught interactively, integrating subjects such as pharmacy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, therapeutics, medicinal chemistry, kinetics, herbal and over-the-counter therapies around organ systems. • The sixth year includes various rotations in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, general medicine, family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, surgery, nuclear pharmacy, poison control centers, drug information and compounding. • Our rotations program is unparalleled. Students are matched with a preceptor in
one geographic location, and rotations are set up to imitate a post-graduate residency where students are part of a health care team over an extended period of time instead of moving to a new site each month.
College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Degree Highlights • Distinctive art majors such as art management and children’s book illustration, which utilize the resources of UF’s Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books, are offered, along with traditional training in ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and other areas.
• Communication majors gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through participation in: - The campus radio station, WLFC-FM; - The student newspaper, The Pulse; - The campus chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America. • The psychology major prepares students for graduate studies or careers in a variety of settings, including government, business and education. The Community and Urban Experience (CUE) program within the major promotes real-world volunteer experience and the new psychology lab offers practical training for research-minded students. • Criminal justice blends academic theory with applied theory and practice, preparing students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice, forensics, crime analysis and other areas. • The law and the liberal arts major was developed as a preparatory program after consultation with nine Ohio law schools. It is a member of the prestigious Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Criminal Justice Programs.
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education
• Key areas of study include instructional methodology, curriculum development, linguistic analysis of English, theories of second-language acquisition and the impact of culture on learning. • Teachers are prepared to develop curricula and provide instruction for non-native English learners. • International students receive training that prepares them to teach English as a foreign language in their countries. • As a result of the high-quality academics offered, many graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees at American universities. • Teachers with Ohio licensure can obtain an endorsement in TESOL.
College of Sciences Undergraduate Degree Highlights • The environmental, safety and occupational health management program prepares students with a comprehensive background in
The mission of the TESOL/bilingual education program is to provide an intensive curriculum that prepares teachers and other interested persons to function successfully in bilingual/English as a second language (ESL) education programs.
science, environmental regulations and business practices. An online degree completion program also is available. • A major in equestrian studies, with English and western riding emphases, and majors in both equine business management and animal science are offered. In these programs, academic preparation in the fundamentals of large and small animal science is combined with practical experience and training. • A unique animal science program for pre-veterinary medicine offers hands-on experience with large and small animals all four years. All 28 veterinary schools in the United States, and several internationally, have accepted UF students. • The biology program has state-of-the-art laboratories for genetics, cell biology and microbiology and a field study area (Rieck Center for Habitat Studies) for teaching ecology. The faculty support science
teacher education and mentor students in undergraduate research. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs and also for graduate and professional studies (e.g., medical and dental schools) and other health-related professions, such as physician assistant programs. • Information assurance teaches students to work with computer Internet security. A certificate program also is offered by the President’s Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency. A new network security lab is equipped with the latest computers, including removable hard drives to provide multiple, interchangeable computing environments. • Mathematics majors may choose from five emphases that, alone or in combination with other majors, lead to careers in teaching mathematics, actuarial science in insurance and health care fields, business, computer science and science. • A major in chemistry is moving toward American Chemical Society accreditation, with new instrumentation and partnerships with other program areas to complement majors in forensics, pharmacy and environmental, safety and occupational health management.
Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management • The degree is accredited by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council. • The program combines science, engineering, policy and business concepts to prepare students in: - Business knowledge; - Analytical skills; - Managerial skills; - Technical knowledge; - Integrative skills. • Graduates acquire the skills to make managerial decisions and to provide leadership in environmental, safety and occupational health careers. • Courses may be taken entirely online. • Graduate certificates are offered in emergency and disaster management, and occupational health and safety management.
The All Hazards Training Center • The All Hazards Training Center blends classroom lectures with hands-on experience for students, private-sector industry and state and federal agencies. • The center provides worker safety and health (OSHA) training, as well as emergency preparedness, emergency response, workplace violence avoidance, maritime security and school/campus safety and security training and consulting. • Training programs are offered either on campus at two facilities that provide handson scenarios or at the client’s location anywhere in the U.S. • In 2009, the center trained more than 12,500 people in 260 locations in 43 states and Canada. Since its inception in 1989, the center has trained more than 140,000 people coast-to-coast. • The Center is also a member of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training & Integration Division partnership. • For details, see www.allhaztraining.com.
Programs of Study
Accounting - Financial Accounting - Managerial Accounting Animal Science Animal Science - Pre-Veterinary Medicine - Science Art Art Management Biology* Business Management Chemistry* Children’s Book Illustration Computer Science - Business - Computer Systems - Information Assurance - Mathematics - Web & Database Criminal Justice Digital Media Economics Education - Adolescent/Young Adult • Integrated English/ Language Arts • Integrated Mathematics • Integrated Science • Integrated Social Studies • Life Science - Early Childhood - Intervention Specialist Education/Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Middle Childhood • Language Arts/Math • Language Arts/Science • Language Arts/Social Studies • Math/Science • Math/Social Studies • Science/Social Studies - Multi-Age • Drama/Theatre • Health Education • Japanese • Physical Education • Spanish • Visual Arts English - Creative Writing - General Writing - Literature
- Teaching English as an International Language Entrepreneurship Environmental, Safety & Occupational Health Management Equestrian Studies - English Riding/Training - Western Riding/Training Equine Business Management Finance Forensic Science - DNA/Serology - Toxicology Graphic Design Health Communication Health Education Health Science - Pre-Occupational Therapy - Pre-Physical Therapy Health Studies - Gerontology - Health Care Management - Personal Training - Psychology History Hospitality Management Human Resource Management International Business Japanese Journalism Law & the Liberal Arts Marketing Mathematics - Applied Emphasis for Actuary Preparation - Applied Emphasis for Computer Science - Applied Emphasis for Engineering Science - Applied Emphasis for Operations Research - Pure Mathematics Medical Technology Nuclear Medicine Technology Operations & Logistics Organizational Communication - Interpersonal Track - Professional Track - Public Track Philosophy/Applied Philosophy Physical Education Political Science
Pre-Nursing** Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science Psychology - General Major Public Relations Religious Studies - Biblical Studies - Christian Studies - Comparative Religion Studies - Individualized Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Strength & Conditioning Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Theatre - Music Theatre - Performance - Production Design & Technology
*recommended majors for students interested in medical school **non-degree course of study in cooperation with Mt. Carmel College of Nursing or Lourdes College
Graduate and Professional Degrees Athletic Training Business Administration Education Environmental, Safety & Health Management Occupational Therapy Pharmacy (candidate status) Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/ Bilingual Education
Unique Opportunities Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute/ Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books • The world’s first and largest museum devoted to literacy and the art of children’s picture books. • Contains nearly 5,000 pieces of original artwork by award-winning artists. • Sponsors presentations by numerous visiting artists and hosts young artists’/authors’ conferences, family Funday Sundays, youth art camps, summer and fall weekend conferences, study tours and in-service training for teachers. • More than 10,000 students, families, educators, art lovers and artists visit the museum each year. • The Children’s Book Center, containing new books released by publishers, was added in 2010 to serve as a lending library to students, teachers and librarians. • Open to the public: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Online Education • Online degree completion programs are available in business management and environmental, safety and health management. • The master of arts in education, master of business administration and the master of science in environmental, safety and health management degrees can be taken entirely online. • Individual undergraduate and graduate courses are offered online, as well as supplemental materials and multimedia content for use with classroom courses.
• Available online to students: class schedules, grades, transcripts, course information, biographical entries, financial aid and billing information. • Students have the ability to determine grade point average and perform degree audits online.
Career Services • Major and career direction guidance is available for students choosing or changing majors. • Assistance in locating on- and off-campus part-time employment is provided, including the convenient online C.A.$.H. Network. • Help obtaining internship and degree-related work experience is available. • Résumé and cover letter writing assistance, interview skills training and job search coaching are some of the placement services offered. • An online job search database/résumé referral system can be found at www.collegecentral.com/findlay/. • On-campus interviews and job fairs hosting more than 150 employers, plus regional recruiting events, are held. • More than 1,600 internships and full-time job opportunities from employers across the country were posed through the Office of Career services for 2009-10. • Career Services serves students, alumni and employers.
Activities & Events Student & Community Cultural Activities • The UF Concert and Lecture Series provides cultural enrichment experiences through hosting symphony and other cultural performances. • The theater program presents four productions during the academic year, ranging from classic to contemporary, in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre. • SummerStock brings professional guest actors and student interns from across the country to perform in multiple theater productions each summer. • Students can develop their musical talents through participation in the ConcertChorale, University Singers, Oiler Brass marching band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. • Guest musicians are invited to campus to play for the Bach’s Lunch music series and to perform in various concerts. • The Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery hosts art exhibits by students, faculty and guest artists throughout the year for the campus and community. • Each fall and spring Senior Forum presents a series of topics of interest and musical performances for persons over age 50.
• UF offers nearly 80 student organizations, including: - Academic honorary organizations; - Career and special interest groups; - Greek sororities and fraternities; - Music and theater groups; - Service organizations; - Spiritual life groups; - Student Government Association; - Student media. • 28 intramural sports, ranging from basketball and volleyball to ping pong and billiards, are open to all students.
Athletics • UF’s Oilers basketball team, English and western riding teams, football team and Roughneck wrestling team have all won national championships in their respective divisions. • UF participates in 23 intercollegiate sports: 11 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling) and 10 women’s (basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball). Varsity sports in western and English equestrian riding have both male and female participants. • The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The equestrian teams are members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). • The focus of the athletic program is helping student-athletes excel in the classroom as well as in competition. The Oilers have had 1,159 All-GLIAC All-Academic selections since 2000.
Service Learning/Community Service Opportunities • The mission of Campus Compact Center for Service and Learning is “to integrate service into the life of the University to benefit the larger community.” • Nearly 550 first-year students participate in the Orientation Service Project by going into the Findlay community to provide hands-on help to more than 50 non-profit, civic and government organizations during orientation weekend. • The University of Findlay was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts in 2010 for the second consecutive year. During the 200809 academic year, UF students engaged in 13,373 hours of service. • Examples of service projects include: - Alternative Spring Break; - Organizing charitable drives to collect food, clothes, supplies and toys for local non-profits; - Sweet Service Saturdays; - Academic service-learning projects in the classroom; - Mobile food pantries.
A Celebrated History • Founded in 1882 as Findlay College by the citizens of Findlay and the Churches of God, General Conference, the University has as its mission to equip our students for meaningful lives and productive careers. • The institution changed its name to The University of Findlay in 1989 to reflect the dynamic growth in enrollment and the diversity of academic offerings available.
• The Griffith Memorial Arch is the centerpiece of UF’s longest-standing tradition. Each fall, first-year students march in through the arch to mark the beginning of their time at the University, and following commencement, graduates parade out through the arch to signify leaving UF at the completion of their studies and going out into the world.
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