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MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE 2011-2012 CATALOG

Excellence In The Mercy Tradition

7373 Admiral Peary Highway Cresson, PA 16630-1999 (814) 886-4131 www.mtaloy.edu

If then a practical end must be assigned to a university course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. Cardinal Newman: Idea of a University


MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE - AT A GLANCE Cresson, PA 16630-1999 (814) 886-4131 www.mtaloy.edu • an accredited Catholic, co-educational, private college • enrollment approximately 1,200 full-time students, male and female, residents and commuters; approximately 400 part-time students each session • sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy • career and liberal arts education • 193-acre campus

Accreditations CAPTE: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAAHEP: American Association of Medical Assistants CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation for programs of Diagnostic Medical Sonography CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation for Programs of Surgical Technology Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools NAACLS: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NLNAC: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission In order to review documentation on accreditation, contact the Office of Academic Affairs. Names and addresses of accrediting agencies can be found elsewhere in this catalog.

Special Academic Features • • • •

academic skills center educational enrichment first-year foundation course honors program

• low student to faculty ratio • personalized advisement • small classes

Tuition Full-time Students (12-18 credit hours per semester) • Biology, Medical Imaging/Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,090 • Arts, Business, General Science, Professional Studies, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, and all other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,965 • Part-Time Students - per credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $560

NCAA Division III Athletics Program

Student Life

• dances and concerts • baseball • full network of student clubs • men’s and women’s basketball and organizations • men’s and women’s cross-country • intramural sports • men’s and women’s golf • campus ministry • men’s and women’s soccer • comfortable, safe residence halls • men’s and women’s tennis • professional food service • softball • tennis courts and basketball courts • women’s volleyball • local points of interest include downhill and cross-country ski areas, state parks, golf courses, shopping malls and historical sites

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE While preparing students for careers or advanced study, Mount Aloysius College recognizes the importance of a broad liberal arts education. Thus, in addition to solid preparation for a chosen career, every student at Mount Aloysius is provided a liberal arts education. The College’s distributive core of courses ensures that every Mount Aloysius student has a basic body of knowledge in preparation either for a career or for further education. NOTE: Although the academic programs and courses represent available areas of study at Mount Aloysius College, the College reserves the right to withdraw any course or curriculum at any time. Transportation to and from practicum sites must be provided by students. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE • Professional Studies • Accounting — Behavioral/Social Science — Concentration in Forensic — Education (non-certificate) Accounting in Criminal — Health Studies Investigations — Math, Science and Technology • Biology — Ultrasonography — Biological Science Specialization BACHELOR OF ARTS — Environmental Science • Criminology Specialization — Concentration in Forensic — Molecular Biotechnology Accounting in Criminal Specialization Investigations for Criminology — Pre-Health Professional Majors Specialization — Correctional Administration — Forensic Investigation Certificate Certificate — Secondary Education Certification — Criminal Justice Addictions • Business Administration Professional Certificate — Health Care Administration — Forensic Investigation Certificate Specialization • English — Human Resources Management — Secondary Education Certification Specialization — Theatre Concentration — Marketing and Entrepreneurship • History/Political Science Specialization — Secondary Social Studies Education — Management Specialization Certification • Education — Early Elementary Level Pre K-4 • Professional Studies — Middle Level 4-8 — Humanities — Secondary — Pre-Law • General Science -- Paralegal Certificate — Secondary Education Certification • Psychology • Information Technology — Counseling Specialization — Concentration in Computer Security — Criminal Justice Addictions • Medical Imaging Specialization (Certificate) — Radiography Concentration — Forensic Investigation Specialization — CT Specialization (Certificate) — MRI Specialization — General Specialization — QM/M Specialization — Human Resources Specialization — Ultrasonography Concentration • Sign Language/Interpreter Education • Nursing (RN-BSN)

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS • Business Certificate • Certified Professional Coding Certificate • Correctional Administration Certificate • Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Certificate • Finance Certificate • Forensic Investigation Certificate • Paralegal Certificate (while completing the Professional Studies: Pre-Law bachelor’s degree)

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

• Liberal Arts • Sign Language/Deaf Studies ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

• Applied Technology • Business Administration — Accounting Specialization — Computer Applications Specialization — Management Specialization • Criminology • Early Childhood Education • General Studies • Legal Studies • Medical Assistant — Phlebotomy Specialization — Professional Coding Specialization — Office Management Specialization • Medical Imaging — Radiography — Ultrasonography • Medical Laboratory Technician • Nursing • Physical Therapist Assistant • Surgical Technology

COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS • Business Administration/MBA or MS • Chiropractic • Nuclear Medicine • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Physician Assistant

PROGRAMS OF STUDY - GRADUATE MASTER DEGREES

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Master of Arts: Criminal Justice Management in Correctional Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Science: Community Counseling Master of Science: Education Master of Science: General Psychology

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

- Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate

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CONTENTS Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13 Academic Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Academics – General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Accelerated Degree Completion Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 Accounting Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Administration, Faculty and Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Alternative Credentialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Applied Technology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Articulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Biology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Business Administration Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Campus Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Cooperative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Core Goals and Learning Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 Criminology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Education - Early Level Pre K-4 Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Education - Middle Level 4-8 Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Education - Secondary Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 English Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 11 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 General Science Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 General Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Graduate and Continuing Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 Graduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 History/Political Science Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Information Technology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Legal Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Liberal Arts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Medical Assistant Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Medical Imaging Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Medical Laboratory Technician Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mount Aloysius College - At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mount Aloysius College - Then and Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Nursing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Nursing - RN to BSN Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Philosophy Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Physical Therapist Assistant Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Professional Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Programs of Study – Undergraduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Psychology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 Sign Language/Interpreter Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Surgical Technology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to alter the programs, courses, regulations and schedule of charges defined within as necessary. Mount Aloysius College also reserves the right to terminate or renew the registration of a student for reasons in the best interest of the institution.

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MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE — THEN AND NOW

History The history of the College is rooted in the life of the Religious Sisters of Mercy who founded and sponsor Mount Aloysius. Catherine McAuley founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, in 1831 as a congregation devoted to service. It was one of the first active congregations of women religious in Ireland. Today, Sisters of Mercy serve in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia continuing their original charism of service to the needy through advocacy and direct service in health care, educational and social service agencies and institutions. The spirit of the congregation, dedicated to honoring the mercy of God, is one of enterprising response to need, coupled with compassion and hospitality, a spirit which is a goal of the Mount Aloysius family. Mount Aloysius College traces its Mercy heritage to the small community of Sisters who were sent to Pittsburgh in 1843. From Pittsburgh, they established a community in Chicago in 1845 and by 1848 they settled in nearby Loretto. On St. Mary’s Street in Loretto, the Sisters built a school in a tinner’s shop, which was to be the forerunner of St. Aloysius Academy. The Academy, built in 1853, was moved to its present site in 1897. In 1939 Mount Aloysius Junior College was founded through the initiative of Sister M. deSales Farley, R.S.M. In 1991, Mount Aloysius amended its charter and scope of programs to include bachelor degrees. In the Spring of 2000, the College’s charter was again amended to include master degrees.

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Mission Statement The Mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for lifelong learning within an environment which reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.

Philosophy As a Catholic College founded and sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College provides a setting in which students are encouraged to synthesize faith with learning, to develop competence with compassion, to put talents and gifts at the service of others, and to begin to assume leadership in the world community. With emphasis on values of justice, hospitality, mercy, and service, the College’s liberal arts core curriculum provides the necessary basis for leadership and the knowledge and skills for success in a wide range of professions. While the academic focus is paramount at Mount Aloysius, the College also considers spiritual, cultural, social and personal growth as essential elements in the development of the student. Encouraging all students to explore their religious heritages, Mount Aloysius College welcomes women and men of all creeds, races, nationalities and ages who wish to participate in the life of the campus community. Through course work, religious activities, and service, all students are challenged to grow in faith and to fully engage in their intellectual growth and personal religious commitment. Committed to making available a student-centered education, Mount Aloysius tailors its academic and co-curricular programs to meet the developmental needs of each student. Welcoming students with a range of abilities and economic resources, the faculty and staff work to enable each student to reach his or her fullest potential. Academic advising, direct contact with faculty and staff, personal counseling, and educational enrichment courses are resources provided to students throughout their college careers. Students are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that include student government and other student organizations, athletics, theatre, and other social and service programs. Mount Aloysius strives to be a just and caring learning community where hospitality and compassionate service are hallmarks. Building on its early history as a women’s college, Mount Aloysius continues to have a particular interest in the education and advancement of women even as it has made the commitment to co-educational offerings in all programs. The College is firm in its commitment to creating an environment for living and learning in the hope of supporting the lifelong intellectual, spiritual, and emotional development of every student who experiences the unique and exceptional Mount Aloysius College education.

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Core Goals and Learning Outcomes – Mount Aloysius College GOAL 1: Following the Mercy tradition within Catholic higher education, students will synthesize faith with learning, develop competence with compassion, and make a commitment to justice. Students will be able to 1. demonstrate and further develop integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect for all life; 2. engage in and nurture personal and professional relationships that promote hospitality, civility, respect, peace, justice, and love; 3. engage thoughtfully in mature discussions concerning basic religious and spiritual questions; 4. examine questions of personal faith while respecting other beliefs and values; and 5. recognize their roles as global citizens and leaders committed to service of the entire community, especially its most marginalized members. GOAL 2: Building upon the Liberal Arts tradition, students will further develop a sense of curiosity and an inquiring disposition by employing a variety of learning styles and complex reasoning strategies to serve as a foundation to a commitment of lifelong learning. Students will be able to 1. engage in a variety of learning strategies and understand various approaches used in different disciplines; 2. communicate knowledge and opinions to others both orally and in writing; 3. find, evaluate, and use information, accessing it through various forms and modes; 4. use technology effectively to enhance their own learning; 5. think reflectively and critically; 6. value and understand differing cultures; 7. comprehend the historical and contemporary influences on the global society through the study of history and the social sciences; 8. develop an understanding of quantitative and scientific reasoning; and 9. appreciate the value of aesthetics and humanities. GOAL 3: In preparation for future professions, students will experience ways of learning in different disciplines, develop an in-depth understanding of one discipline, and develop the ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge from various disciplines and a major area of study. Students will be able to 1. demonstrate a wide experience of learning in different disciplines; 2. demonstrate competence in a chosen field of study marked by the ability either to be employed upon graduation or to continue on for advanced education; 3. apply research to a specific discipline integrating understanding from other areas; 4. work effectively in diverse interpersonal and group settings; 5. use technology to enhance professional development and performance; and 6. communicate professional knowledge both orally and in writing.

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Facilities Located in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in the Southern Allegheny Mountains, Mount Aloysius College is adjacent to U.S. Route 22 between Altoona and Johnstown. Ten buildings compose the administration, academic, and residence areas of Mount Aloysius College’s 193-acre campus. The Administration building, also known as the Main Building, is a picturesque structure dating to 1897. The Administration complex has four contiguous buildings: St. Gertrude Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, and Alumni Hall. Administration and academic offices along with classrooms, computer labs, and an art studio are in these buildings. The third floor of the Main Building houses an art studio as well as several high technology nursing simulation labs. Health Services is located in St. Joseph Hall. Alumni Hall, previously used for theatre productions and as an auditorium, has been newly renovated as a mulit-purpose structure. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, telescoping seating and a new vestibule have given a fresh update to one of the oldest buildings on campus. Alumni Hall will now host not only new theatre productions and a speaker series but will also be used as a community meeting space and lecture hall. Cosgrave Student Center, the student union, is the hub for all student activities. Student Affairs offices, dining hall, snack bar, meeting rooms and lounge are located on the upper level. The bookstore, Ann Harris Smith Little People’s Place daycare center, cardio room, nautilus room, The First Commonwealth Aerobics Freestyle Room, and The McLanahan Recreation Area can be found on the lower level. The College’s Health and Physical Fitness Center is located adjacent to Cosgrave Center. This center has a seating capacity of 1,800 and serves as the home for intercollegiate basketball and volleyball as well as most intramural programs and fitness activities. The facility provides space for two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, a tennis court, a weight and exercise room, two locker rooms, an office area, two changing rooms for sports officials, storage rooms, public rest rooms, a lobby and vestibule. Academic Hall is an instructional facility housing classrooms, labs, seminar rooms and faculty offices. Pierce Health and Science Hall is a 31,000 square-foot facility which houses all laboratory science courses and certain allied health programs providing state-ofthe-art instructional resources. McAuley Hall, St. Gertrude Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Misciagna Hall and Ihmsen Hall are the housing facilities for resident students. The Ray and Louise Walker Athletic Complex on campus provides Mountie athletes with top-level playing conditions and is comprised of three state-of-the-art athletic fields: the Kimball Soccer Field, the Ward Softball Field, and the CalandraSmith Baseball Field. Mount Aloysius College’s facilities are open twelve (12) months per year and are made available to outside groups as scheduling permits.

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Computer Facilities Students have ample access to computers. The College continually upgrades and expands all facets of the hardware and software that is managed. By doing so, our students are able to keep pace with dynamic technology. Laptops may be borrowed from the Library. The campus residence halls are wired for connection to the Internet and the College maintains a wireless environment. Four computer labs contain ninety-six computers that offer students access to the campus network, Internet, and e-mail. Every student is provided with a Mount Aloysius College e-mail account that can be accessed via the Internet.

Library The Library at Mount Aloysius College is a 31,000 square-foot facility that was opened in 1995. The collections provide users with access to more than 89,000 bound volumes, over 10,000 current print and electronic journal subscriptions, and around 10,000 audio-visual items and microforms. The facility includes the Buhl Computer Lab and Ecumenical Studies Collection on the lower level; the Main, Legal, and Juvenile Collections as well as a classroom and reading lounge are on the top level. The first floor of the Library is a Learning Commons housing reference, circulation, tutoring and basic computing assistance. The area is outfitted with collaborative work tables, small group study rooms, individual study areas and desktop and wireless computing. The Learning Commons brings together academic support services for research, tutoring, and technology assistance, helping students to achieve academic excellence in their studies.

The Library provides access to its collections through Mountlink, an online catalog. To borrow books that are not available in Mountlink, patrons can use E-ZBorrow, a user-initiated statewide borrowing program for requesting books from other libraries. Access to databases is provided through the Library’s web page. The Library has high-speed Internet available at public terminals and wireless Internet throughout the facility. The Library circulates wireless laptop computers to registered students. Additional access to the collections of other libraries is provided through Access PA, indirectly through the library’s interlibrary loan program, and through memberships in regional and national resource-sharing consortia. The Library staff takes an active role in the instructional and research programs of the College by assisting students in the effective use of available resources. Through reference service and in-class instruction professional librarians assist students in developing and refining the information literacy skills necessary for academic success and lifelong learning. The Ecumenical Studies Collection houses Pastor Gerald L. Myers’ personal library of more than 17,000 books, audio-visual materials, journals, pamphlets and artifacts on theology, religion, philosophy and related subjects. This collection enables understanding across denominations and religious traditions.

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CALENDAR Spring Semester 2012 January 5 Faculty Development Activities Begin 6 Faculty Development Activities End 9 Classes Begin; Official Add-Drop Course Period Begins; Last Day to Register; Late Registration Fee Applies 16 Official Last Day to Add or Drop a Course; Martin Luther King Day (Classes Will Meet) 17 Withdrawal From Course Period Begins 20 Last Day to Make Up Incompletes for the Fall 2011 Semester

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May 1 Semester Ends After Last Class 3 Final Grades Due - 4:00 p.m. 5 Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement Ceremony (Weather Cancellation Make-up Day is May 2 if necessary.) ***Summer Sessions 2012 To Be Announced*** MOUNT ALOYSIUS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY CHANGES IN THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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ADMISSIONS In its admissions process, Mount Aloysius reviews each applicant’s academic background, high school activities, college board scores, and academic potential. This process is personal. The College makes every effort to discuss the admissions process and requirements with every prospective student. Accordingly, students who will benefit from the College’s opportunities for intellectual, moral, social, and professional growth are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Prospective students seeking full-or part-time admission are also urged to contact the Admissions Office in person, by letter, by telephone, or by e-mail/web to benefit from the College’s personal admissions approach.

Admission Requirements — Associate Degree Prospective students must submit the following materials to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA 16630, (814) 886-6383: 1. Application for Admission with non-refundable $30 fee; payable once; 2. Evidence of completion (or anticipated completion) of study at an approved secondary school (or GED diploma); 3. High school transcript, and college transcript if transferring from another college; 4. SAT or ACT college board scores. Taking the college placement test does not exempt a student from submitting the SAT or ACT scores. College board scores must be received prior to matriculation. *Note: College board scores are not required of an applicant who has graduated five years prior to date of application.

5. Health forms including health history, physical exam and immunization record, are obtained from the Health Services Office. Completed health forms are returned to the Director of Health Services and kept confidential. Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes. An official copy of the secondary school transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Vice President for Enrollment Management. The transcript should include all pertinent data available, including the SAT or ACT results. Persons presenting a GED diploma must have the scores forwarded from the testing center to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Students who have previously attended college will be accepted as degree candidates if they fulfill the requirements for entering freshmen. An official transcript from each college or university attended must be submitted along with a course description for each class a student may wish to have considered for transfer to Mount Aloysius College.

Admission Requirements — Bachelor Degree Prospective students must submit the following materials to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA 16630 (814) 886-6383: 1. Application for admission with non-refundable $30 fee, payable once;

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2. Evidence of completion (or anticipated completion) of study at an approved secondary school (or GED diploma), college transcript if transferring from another college; 3. a. Nursing applicants must provide evidence of completion of an associate degree earned at a regionally-accredited college or diploma in nursing from an approved school of nursing (for those students applying for the RN-BSN program, only), with a minimum 2.0 cumulative quality point average; b. College or nursing school transcript. 4. Health forms including health history, physical exam and immunization record, are obtained from the Health Services Office. Completed health forms are returned to the Director of Health Services and kept confidential. Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes. 5. Students who have completed at least twelve (12) credits at another college or university but did not obtain a degree must submit a College Clearance Form signed and completed by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at the students’ previous institution of higher learning. The Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions supplies the form to the transfer student. An official copy of the college or diploma school of nursing transcript must be sent directly to the Vice President for Enrollment Management; transcript must currently indicate the date, type of degree, and field of study. Although students may be admitted into the RN-BSN program before being licensed to practice, evidence of licensure must be submitted before enrolling in NU 316P Leadership Practicum.

Admission Requirements — Non-Matriculated Status Students may be admitted to the College on a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) basis and continue under this status until fifteen (15) credit hours of course work have been earned. At that time, admission (matriculation) into a specific degree program is required in order to permit continued enrollment in Mount Aloysius College courses. Please refer to the above mentioned admission requirements for the Associate and Bachelor degree. See also Matriculation elsewhere in this catalog.

Readmission Policy Mount Aloysius students who leave the College for one semester or more must reapply to the institution through the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Readmit students need to place their intent in writing to the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Once the letter is received, it will be processed through all key departments and offices. Students who were academically dismissed and are seeking readmission must follow academic standing policies as indicated in this catalog. When granted readmission, students will follow rules and policies listed in the catalog that is in effect at the time of their re-entrance to the institution. Students who completed other college courses during any interim will need to submit an official transcript from the institution which they attended. Courses with a “C” letter grade or better will be evaluated as indicated in the transfer policies of this catalog.

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Students called to active duty in the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard or Reserve for a period of more than thirty (30) days are entitled to re-enroll at the institution. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for the complete Veterans’ Readmission Policy.

Reservation Fee All students who are accepted to Mount Aloysius College through the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions are asked to pay a $200 tuition deposit/reservation fee which will guarantee a student a place in each respective fall and spring class. The deposit is deducted from your student account/tuition. The deadline for paying is clearly outlined in the student letter of acceptance from the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Students who request a refund in writing prior to May 1 for the fall semester will be reviewed for a refund when an extenuating circumstance exists. Refund requests are only reviewed for students wishing to enroll in the fall semester. Readmitted students are ineligible for refunds. Mount Aloysius College does have an official housing requirement. Residential students must submit an additional $125 housing deposit to reserve a room in campus housing. Residential/housing deposits are non-refundable. For students residing on campus for a full academic year, the fee is only charged once. Graduate students are ineligible for refunds.

Special Status: Early Admission A high school student who has successfully completed the junior year and meets the entrance requirements of the College may be considered for admission provided the student has obtained a written recommendation from the high school principal or superintendent. International Students International students are welcome to apply to Mount Aloysius College for both the fall and spring semesters. International students are responsible for following the same procedures as all freshmen or transfer students. The following is a list of what must be supplied or completed when applying to Mount Aloysius College as an international student. 1. Submit a completed Application for Admissions with a non-refundable $30 fee, payable only once. 2. Submit official high school and college transcripts. Please send your official transcripts to an international agency or to an embassy to have scores converted to the United States academic scale. We recommend using World Education Services for transcript conversion. You may reach this agency at 1-800-937-3897 or 1-202-331-2925. 3. A TOEFL score is required as part of the application for an individual whose native language is other than English. 4. Students who perform below a 500 on SAT Math or 173 on the TOEFL and below a 500 on the SAT Critical Reading may be required to take Educational Enrichment courses. (Please see Educational Enrichment section in this catalog.) However, everyone is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and admission is never guaranteed. 5. All international students who are age 23 or younger must complete the SAT or ACT and send official scores.

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6. International athletes must submit the SAT/ACT regardless of age. 7. Courses from international colleges and universities will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. These courses must be equivalent to a “C” or better and comparable to a Mount Aloysius College course. 8. If offered admissibility to Mount Aloysius College, an international student must return a financial affidavit form to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions within two weeks of receiving the acceptance letter. The office will provide an I-20 form when the tuition deposit and room reservation fee of $325 is received. Your tuition and room and board fees for the first semester must be paid in full to the Controller’s Office by the billing due date and prior to arriving to the United States. 9. Housing is available to international students. During major college breaks, the residence halls will be closed. However, the institution will make every effort to find available off-campus housing when the residence halls are closed. 10. Mount Aloysius College upholds the policy for international students as set forth by the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). 11. Submit proof of health insurance. 12. Health forms including health history, physical exam and immunization record, are obtained from the Health Services Office. Completed health forms are returned to the Director of Health Services and kept confidential. Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes. Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) — Concurrent Admission Program (ConAp) Mount Aloysius College is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which means that the College recognizes appropriate credits earned by servicemen in military schools or college extension programs while serving their country. Also, Mount Aloysius College participates in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp) sponsored by the Army Recruiting Command. In this program, a person can enroll at Mount Aloysius College at the same time that he or she enlists in the military or while he or she is currently serving. In this way, the student is guaranteed a place when his or her active duty service is completed with tuition and fees being paid for from Montgomery G.I. Bill education benefits.

Transfer Credits Mount Aloysius College will consider credits for transfer into associate and bachelor degree programs from coursework taken at regionally-accredited postsecondary institutions which have received full accreditation, where the course work is equivalent to that of Mount Aloysius College and in which the student received a grade of “C” or better. Transfer credits are also granted from nationally accredited post-secondary institutions on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credits will be awarded based on the similarity of course exit competencies and is a function of course content, length, caliber of faculty, and quality of practical experiences, where applicable. As a central principle, implementation of this policy will provide equitable treatment for native and transfer students and ensure that students will not be required to repeat course work completed at an acceptable level of performance at a previously attended institution. It is the student’s responsibility to

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provide course descriptions and catalogs to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions from the college or university in order to evaluate course equivalence. Failure to submit course descriptions will void advanced academic standing. Course work that has been completed seven (7) or more years previously may or may not be accepted as transfer credit. Students transferring a microbiology or an anatomy and physiology course must have credit for a laboratory. Students seeking transfer admissions to Mount Aloysius College will have all transcripts reviewed initially by the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions or the Center for Lifelong Learning in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar. Matriculated students at Mount Aloysius College are required to obtain permission from the Registrar prior to enrolling in courses at another postsecondary institution. Appropriate faculty will be involved as needed to determine the appropriateness and applicability of accepted courses to a specific degree program. For further detailed information regarding transfer credits and the complete Transfer Credit Policy, please see the Registrar.

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ACADEMICS GENERAL INFORMATION Academic Divisions There are three academic divisions of the College: Humanities, Social Science, and Professional Studies Division; Health Studies and Sciences Division; and Nursing Division.

Academic Honors The Dean’s List is issued each semester and honors the student who is enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and has achieved a 3.50 GPA; or enrolled in 9-11 semester hours and has achieved a 3.70 GPA; or enrolled in 6-8 semester hours and has achieved a 3.90 GPA.

Academic Support Services Academic Advising Academic advising is important and available to every student, including incoming students who have been accepted and paid their deposits. Each new student will meet with a professional Academic Advisor. During this meeting, students schedule their planned course work and are assigned an advisor, typically within their specific discipline. Schedules in semesters subsequent to the first semester will be completed in conjunction with the assigned academic advisor. Each student’s relationship with his or her academic advisor is important, and it is the student’s responsibility to meet with the advisor. Through discussion with an academic advisor and the use of services provided by the Offices of Retention and Academic Advising and Career Services, a student is better able to: clarify academic, life, and career goals; understand the nature and purpose of higher education; gain information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures; plan a program of study consistent with interests and abilities; select and schedule appropriate courses; and understand College resources that might provide assistance for academic success.

Educational Enrichment The Educational Enrichment department offers developmental courses in study strategies, reading, English, and mathematics. These courses are designed to assist students in strengthening skills to prepare them for college-level work. Students are placed in Educational Enrichment (EE) courses based on SAT and ACT scores. While students can earn institutional credits by successfully completing Educational Enrichment courses, these credits are not counted toward graduation requirements. The College will place incoming, first-year students in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. A student may take the College Placement Test if he/she believes their skills have been under assessed by these national exams. Any incoming, non-traditional student without prior college work and no SAT/ACT scores will be required to complete the College Placement Test and complete EE courses as appropriate and according to current guidelines.

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While all transfer student records are reviewed individually, the following guidelines for transfer students will be used: 1. Students with an Associate or Bachelor Degree: Students who apply to Mount Aloysius College and who possess either an associate or bachelor degree earned at a regionally-accredited institution will normally not be required to take EE courses. (In some majors with a heavier mathematics requirement, students may need to take an EE mathematics course.) 2. Students with Transfer Credits: Transfer students who have completed at least 24 credits at a regionallyaccredited institution and have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average will normally not be required to take EE courses in reading and writing. Transfer students will not be required to take EE writing courses if they transfer to the College the equivalent of EN 110 and/or EN 111. Transfer students will not be required to take the EE algebra course if they transfer to the College the equivalent of a college mathematics course. Students are highly encouraged to complete their Educational Enrichment (EE) coursework prior to taking courses in their major. Students should complete EE courses by the conclusion of their second semester. Algebra requirements may be postponed until the semester prior to scheduling a college mathematics requirement. It is recommended that this be done early in the program of study, and the plan of study should be reviewed by the Academic Advisor. Completion of EE course requirements in the immediately preceding summer will usually allow the students to complete any potential course requirements necessary to declare a major within a timely fashion. Mount Aloysius College offers a peer and professional tutoring program to all students. Professional tutors are available in both the Nursing Division and the Health Studies and Sciences Division. Additionally, Mount Aloysius College offers peer tutoring for a number of courses offered on campus. It is important for students to seek academic assistance early in the semester to encourage a better chance for academic success.

Mount Aloysius Academic Preparation Program (MAAPP) MAAPP is a conditional admission program. During the week prior to fall semester classes beginning, MAAPP students participate in a residential program aimed at easing the transition from high school to college, thereby increasing a student's chance for academic success. Students engage in college-level reading and writing seminars to help formulate accurate academic expectations for college success. Additionally, students are introduced to campus technology and opportunities to build connections with other students, staff and faculty. Students in the program must complete the program successfully to receive permission to matriculate into the fall semester. During the year students will be full-time students and take some courses together, attend group meetings and will meet their advisors often. Once students are accepted for college matriculation, students work closely with the MAAPP coordinator. Admission into the program is based upon criteria set by the College.

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Undecided/Exploratory Advising Students who are exploring bachelor degree programs at Mount Aloysius College may choose to begin in Undecided/Exploratory Studies. All students in Undecided/Exploratory Studies will complete CP 101, Career Planning Seminar, within their first year of study. Students will schedule classes to meet the College’s Core requirements and meet regularly with their advisors. Students are encouraged to declare a major by the end of the first year and not later than their fourth semester of full-time college enrollment.

College Catalog This Catalog is the official record of College policies. Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to make essential policy changes at any time. It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the policies and programs of the College and to keep informed of changes in policy and academic requirements. Questions on academic policy and requirements should be addressed to the Registrar.

Degree: Associate - Second Associate After completion of all requirements for an associate degree, graduates may choose to pursue a second associate degree in another field. The general core requirement credits earned during completion of the first associate degree may be applied toward the second associate degree. A maximum of six (6) major credits earned in the first degree program may be applied as general electives in the second degree program. A minimum of fifteen (15) additional unduplicated credits beyond the first associate degree must be earned by course work completed at Mount Aloysius as part of the requirements for the second associate degree. Students pursuing a second associate degree in another field of study should contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

Degree: Bachelor Mount Aloysius College provides students the opportunity to earn a bachelor degree in the traditional freshman through senior level fashion. The College also provides those graduates of regionally-accredited associate degree programs or diploma programs from approved schools of nursing the opportunity to complete their bachelor degrees. Bachelor degrees at Mount Aloysius may be obtained by: (1) enrolling as a freshman in a baccalaureate program of study, (2) building on diplomas earned at approved schools of nursing, or (3) building on associate degrees earned at Mount Aloysius or regionally-accredited colleges.

Degree: Bachelor - Double Major Students at Mount Aloysius College may complete a double major in bachelor degree programs. Students should select their second major no later than the end of their first year of study in a four-year program. They will be required to complete all requirements of both majors and meet all College-wide core requirements. Students should be advised that this might take longer than eight (8) semesters and will limit the number of electives. Students must review their intent to double major with the Registrar and will be required to submit a form declaring a double major.

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If both majors require the same capstone course, for example BD 400, then the students would complete BD 400 for their primary major and take an advisor approved 300/400 Level course in the secondary major. A substitution form would be completed. If both majors require different capstone courses, then the student must take both capstone courses. However, if the Department Chair and Academic Advisor of the secondary major deem the primary capstone to suffice for the requirement within the secondary major, then the student would take an advisor approved 300/400 Level course in the secondary major. A substitution form would be completed.

Degree: Second Bachelor A student who has earned one bachelor degree at Mount Aloysius and wishes to pursue a second bachelor degree at Mount Aloysius must complete a minimum of thirty (30) unduplicated credits earned at Mount Aloysius and fulfill all graduation requirements of the College. Students pursuing a second bachelor degree in another field of study should contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are as follows: (1) The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day Mount Aloysius College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar’s Office, the Registrar shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. Educational records are defined as those records related to a student and maintained by the institution or a party acting for the institution. The term “education records” does not include the following: • records of instructional, supervisory, administrative, and certain educational personnel which are in the sole possession of the maker thereof, and are not accessible or revealed to any other individual except a substitute who performs on a temporary basis the duties of the individual who made the records. • records maintained by a law enforcement unit of the college that were created by that law enforcement unit for the purpose of law enforcement. • records relating to the individuals who are employed by the college, which are made and maintained in the normal course of business, relate exclusively to individuals in their capacity as employees, and are not available for use for any other purpose. • records relating to a student which are (a) created or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, or other recognized professional or paraprofessional, acting in his/her professional capacity or assisting in a paraprofessional capacity; (b) used solely in connection with the provision of treatment to the student; and not disclosed to anyone other than individuals providing such treatment, so long as the records can be personally reviewed by a physician or other appropriate professional of the student’s choice. “Treatment” in this context does not include remedial educational activities or activities which are part of the program of instruction at the college. • records of the college which contain only information relating to a person after that person is no longer a student at the institution.

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(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask Mount Aloysius College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the Mount Aloysius College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If Mount Aloysius College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, it will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when he or she is notified of the right to a hearing. (3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Mount Aloysius College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom Mount Aloysius College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. (4) The right to request that Mount Aloysius College not release directory information including student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, degrees, and honors. Requests to withhold directory information should be made in writing to the Registrar within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. (5) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Mount Aloysius College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20202-4605

Directory Information The law provides students the right to expect that information in their educational records will be kept confidential, disclosed only with their permission or under provisions of the law. One such provision allows the release of “Directory Information” without the student’s permission. Directory information is a type of information that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. At Mount Aloysius College, directory information includes name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, photographs, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, honors, awards, most recent educational institution attended and weight and height for athletes. This information that the College has identified as directory information and that it routinely releases without a student’s explicit permission can also be made confidential at a student’s request. For students to do so, they must place their request in writing at the Registrar’s Office. Additionally, the College can refuse to release such information if a request seems improper, e.g., for commercial exploitation.

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Foundation Course and Capstone Seminar – Mount Aloysius College The Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course and Capstone Seminar provide Mount Aloysius College students with the opportunities to experience interdisciplinary instruction and to explore and reflect upon the implicit and explicit values of self and the contemporary world. Our Cultural Literacy: A Seminar in Learning, Service, and the Mercy Tradition (CLS) course is designed for all students. It is a required course for all students. A student who has: a. completed fewer than twenty-four (24) college credits prior to enrollment at Mount Aloysius College must take CLS 101. b. completed more than twenty-four (24) college credits and is a transfer student, must take CLS 102. c. failed CLS 101, must repeat CLS 101 during the next semester. This course is designed to integrate freshmen into our community of thinkers and learners and to provide Mount Aloysius students with a common academic experience. Within a highly interactive learning environment, the course challenges students to examine their convictions and to open themselves to the convictions of their peers. The interdisciplinary approach offers a broad array of readings and includes six convocations, activities that may feature nationally recognized speakers, visiting major cities of national interest, as well as participating in campus-wide activities. The Capstone Seminar is required for all students seeking a baccalaureate degree and provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their abilities to integrate and synthesize scientific, behavioral, social, historical, cultural, ethical and moral concepts. Students are asked to draw from their college experience, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of a discipline and the ability to complete a research project. Together the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course and the Capstone Seminar will foster the continuous exercise of students’ critical thinking over the years of their connection with Mount Aloysius College and throughout their lives.

Honors Program The Mount Aloysius College Honors Program is designed for students of all academic disciplines who enjoy critical and synthetic thinking and problem solving within an environment of highly interactive learning. The goal of the Honors Program is to create a community of scholars desiring to enhance each other's understanding of human living within our world. Admission into the Honors Program is dependent upon acceptance into Mount Aloysius College. Entry to the Mount Aloysius College Honors Program will be based initially upon the student's minimum combined SAT score of 1050 (25 ACT score) or a combined SAT score of 1000 (23 ACT score) and a high school QPA of at least 3.6. These students will be placed into the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course: Honors Section. Students with high school QPAs of 3.6 or above may request and complete the Student Application Form for Mount Aloysius College Honors Program and his/her candidacy will be considered by an Honors Committee. An interview with the Honors Program Director is not required but is highly recommended. Freshman students who have successfully completed one semester of study at Mount Aloysius College may be recommended to participate in the Honors Program through the Faculty Recommendation for Mount Aloysius College Honors Program Form. These students will be notified of their recommendation and will be invited to complete the Student Application Form for Mount Aloysius College Honors Program. The application will be reviewed by the Honors Program Director and students will be notified concerning their acceptance prior to spring registration.

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Students who meet the admissions criteria but are not participants in the Honors Program may select to take honors courses; these courses will be designated as honors on the students’ transcripts. Honors courses provide an in-depth, creative investigation of subject matter in a seminar format. The Honors courses, to date, include: Freshman Year:

Cultural Literacy Seminar: Honors (3 credits) Rhetoric II: Honors (3 credits) Sophomore Year: The Self and Beyond: Psychology/Spirituality: Honors (6 credits) History: HS 202 or HS 220 or HS 310: Honors (3 credits) Junior Year: Human Search for Meaning: The Epic Quest: Honors (3 credits) Program Requirements: Students in the Honors Program must meet the following requirements: (1) Maintain an overall 3.25 GPA. A student falling below the 3.25 GPA will be placed on one (1) semester of Honors Program probation during which he/she may attempt to raise the GPA in order to remain in good standing. (2) Attend the required convocations. Freshman honors students will attend required convocations as specified in the Cultural Literacy Seminar. Following the firsT semester, generally one (1) convocation each semester is required, with additional convocation opportunities offered. Convocations have included trips to theatre productions, visits to national historic sites and to art and history museums as well as various religious communities. Students should plan to attend on-campus events sponsored by the Honors Program during their years at the College. (3) Successfully complete a minimum of twelve (12) credits of honors work (or nine credits of honors work and an Honors Thesis) and attend four honorsdesignated convocations with appropriate written work in order to graduate with Honors Program status in the associate degree program. (4) Successfully complete a minimum of sixteen (16) credits of honors work (or thirteen credits of honors work and an Honors Thesis) and attend eight honorsdesignated convocations with appropriate written work to graduate with Honors Program status in the bachelors degree program. National Membership Mount Aloysius College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The main objective of this Council is the promotion and advancement of honors and similar educational programs in American colleges and universities.

Perkins Support Services (Associate Degree – Programs) Perkins Support Services are designed to provide support and educational enrichment to those enrolled in an Associate Degree program of study. The services are funded by a federal grant administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Emphasis is placed on career development and academic preparation to assist students during their time of enrollment and beyond in achieving success to obtain opportunities in a demanding and emerging workforce. Perkins staff works closely with various departments providing academic, vocational, and financial services to meet the needs of the students.

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Vox Nova Vox Nova is the “new voice� at Mount Aloysius College. Vox Nova is not a music major but, rather, is a performance-based opportunity for students who wish to continue their vocal success while pursuing another field of study. Vox Nova, a selected mixed vocal ensemble and keyboard accompanist, performs repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. There are opportunities as well for more individualized performance in duets, trios, madrigals, and the like from these two time periods. The ensemble performs its own series of concerts at the College, special events on campus, and guest appearances in the area and throughout the state. In addition, Vox Nova performers showcase and share their talents with high school choral singers in workshops developed for the educational purpose of exposing young students to noteworthy music performed by singers of outstanding quality. You must be accepted into the College and your program of study in order to be accepted and participate in the ensemble. All students applying to the Vox Nova program must successfully complete an audition which you must schedule with the music director in advance. You will be tested for aural and general music skills and be asked to sing two solo vocal works of contrasting style and time period. You must schedule an on-site audition with the music director by contacting her at (814) 886-6495. If you are unable to complete an on-campus audition, you may submit either an audio (cassette) or video tape of quality sound and clarity containing your two vocal selections. An information sheet, sent with your application materials, concerning your taped audition must accompany the tape when submitted. Any final acceptance into Vox Nova will be contingent upon a final on-campus re-audition. Vox Nova student performers in a bachelor degree program may choose to complete a choral performance minor. A student enrolled in the minor must be a member of Vox Nova for six semesters at two credits each semester. The remaining credits may be made up through any of the music courses offered at Mount Aloysius. This course of study is available to Vox Nova participants only. Please contact the music director with any questions regarding this program. For Vox Nova students not pursuing a choral performance minor, credits earned in Vox Nova may be applied to their program of study in lieu of humanities/social science electives. This substitution will be made only at the discretion of the student’s academic advisor.

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Student Classification - Undergraduate MATRICULATING STUDENT A matriculating student is a student who has been admitted on a full or part-time basis into a curriculum leading to a Bachelor degree or an Associate degree. FULL-TIME STUDENT Any student carrying 12 or more credits of course work per semester is a full-time student. PART-TIME STUDENT Any student carrying fewer than 12 credits of course work per semester is a part-time student. FRESHMAN Any student who has earned 0-29 credits. SOPHOMORE Any student who has earned 30-59 credits. JUNIOR Any student who has earned 60-89 credits. SENIOR Any student who has earned 90 or more credits.

Transcript Service Transcript service is available through the Office of the Registrar at $5 per copy. Transcripts cannot be released to any institution without the student’s written authorization. Telephone requests for transcript release cannot be honored. Transcripts will not be issued for students who have outstanding financial obligations.

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ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Academic Dismissal and Probation The Committee on Academic Support (CAS) conducts an academic review at the end of each fall and spring semester and recommends whether students should (a) continue their studies taking up to a maximum of 18 credits a semester, (b) be placed on academic probation taking up to a maximum of 14 credits a semester, or (c) be dismissed from the College. Students whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below certain prescribed standards will be dismissed from the College. Dismissal occurs if, after attempting 1. 0-12 credits, the CGPA is below 1.0. 2. 13-24 credits, the CGPA is below 1.3. 3. 25-39 credits, the CGPA is below 1.5. 4. 40-59 credits, the CGPA is below 1.7. 5. 60+ credits, the CGPA is below 2.0. For students whose total academic record shows considerable ability and marked improvement, the Committee on Academic Support may give special consideration and may not recommend dismissal but may recommend that the student be placed on academic probation. For students who have earned a 0.00 GPA in any term or if academic progress has not been achieved during the probation period, the Committee on Academic Support may recommend academic dismissal from the College. Students who have been academically dismissed from the College may appeal that decision in writing to the Committee on Academic Support within five (5) days of receipt of their dismissal letter. As stated in the dismissal letter, the appeal letter must include 1. a statement with supporting documentation indicating why the academic performance was poor; 2. a statement indicating how the student expects to improve his or her academic performance; and 3. a statement concerning the projected course of study. Dismissed students and dismissed students whose appeals were not granted are not eligible to enroll in any session (fall, spring, or summer) for at least one (1) calendar year following their dismissal. Thirty (30) days before the beginning of the semester for which they wish to seek readmission, the student must write a letter to the Committee on Academic Support requesting a review of their dismissal and petitioning readmission to the College. The letter of request for readmission must document extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., personal, medical, or a serious family emergency) that significantly interfered with his/her ability to successfully complete the required academic work. The letter of request for readmission must address the same areas as listed above. Permission to return is not automatic but is based upon the merits of each individual case. Students may be expected to show academic improvement through the completion of coursework at another institution. If the request for readmission is granted by the Committee on Academic Support, application for readmission must be made through the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions and students must follow the Readmission Policy as stated in the College Catalog. That is, they must place their intent in writing with the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Once a letter is received, the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions will process all requests through the Vice

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President for Student Affairs, Controller, Registrar, and appropriate Division and Department Chairs. If granted readmission, students will follow the rules and policies listed in the College Catalog that are in effect at the time of their re-entrance to the institution. NOTE: Certain degree programs stipulate satisfactory minimum grades with regard to their own major and certain general education courses. (More specific explanations of program degree requirements can be found in the College Catalog in the Programs of Study section under each individual program.) Students who do not meet the requirements of their major and are dismissed from their program of study but have a satisfactory CGPA may apply to another major and, if accepted, continue their studies at the College.

Academic Probation Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress in their coursework by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. A CGPA below 2.0 constitutes a designation of academic probation. The purpose of academic probation is to alert a student that he or she is at risk of not succeeding academically. It is the desire of the College to provide early intervention so that all students might achieve academic success as they pursue their educational goals. At a minimum, each student on academic probation will receive advisement and referral as appropriate. Specific methods of remediation will be prescribed to meet the needs of the individual student. The following actions will be taken to ensure a student is monitored for academic risk: (1) Warning All individual mid-term grades of D, F, E, and W will be reported to the student’s advisor. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with their assigned advisor to seek advisement. To aid students in achieving academic success, the advisor might recommend the level of remediation necessary trying to ensure that a student has the opportunity to raise his or her GPA by the end of the semester. Various methods of remediation may be used by the students including routinely scheduled meetings with the advisor, the Director of Retention and Advising, course instructors, the College counselor, and others as necessary. (2) Probation A full-time student whose cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 will receive a letter from the Committee on Academic Support and be placed on Academic Probation for the next full-time semester (either fall or spring) unless the CGPA rises above 2.0 as a result of summer coursework. Academic Probation is a period of restricted enrollment. All students on probation are subject to the following restrictions: • Students on Academic Probation are required to register for EE 100 Strategies for Academic Success (1 credit) during the following semester. • Students should meet regularly with their advisors to monitor their academic progress during the probation period and to discuss what remediation is needed to ensure that the student has had the opportunity to demonstrate his or her ability to benefit from instruction at Mount Aloysius College. • Students on probation may take a maximum of 14 credit hours per semester and should repeat courses under the Repeat Policy as stated in the College Catalog. • Students on probation must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher during every semester they are on probation. Failure to achieve a 2.0 semester GPA or better while on Academic Probation may result in dismissal from the College.

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Academic Divisions There are three Academic Divisions at Mount Aloysius College: Humanities, Social Science, and Professional Studies Division; Health Studies and Sciences Division; and Nursing Division. The current configuration of the divisions is as follows: HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, and PROFESSIONAL STUDIES - Accounting; Applied Technology; Art; Business Administration; Criminology; Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education; Educational Enrichment; English; General Studies; History/Political Science; Information Technology; Secondary Education; Sign Language/Interpreter Education; Legal Studies; Liberal Arts; Music; Professional Studies; Psychology; Religion, Philosophy, and Theology; and Social Science. HEALTH STUDIES AND SCIENCES - Biology, General Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Science and Mathematics, and Surgical Technology. NURSING: Nursing (ADN and RN-BSN).

Academic Forgiveness and Academic Grade Amnesty Policies In order to assist students who have been dismissed from a program or who have withdrawn from the College due to unsatisfactory grades, the College has instituted an Academic Grade Amnesty Policy in addition to the Academic Forgiveness Policy currently in place. Students are eligible to apply for only one type of policy during their career at the College. Application is made through the Registrar’s Office.

Academic Forgiveness Policy The Academic Forgiveness Policy is designed to avoid placing an unnecessary burden on students who previously made an unsatisfactory start at Mount Aloysius College. It is not intended to enable students with chronically poor academic performance to stay in school. Students can apply for the Academic Forgiveness Policy only once and not in conjunction with the Academic Amnesty Policy. Academic forgiveness is granted only once for students who meet the following requirements: 1. The student has not been enrolled full-time at Mount Aloysius College for three (3) years prior to the date of readmission 2. The student has completed at least twelve (12) credits of full- or part-time course work with a GPA of 2.0 or better since readmission to Mount Aloysius College and is currently matriculated in a degree/diploma granting program. Courses to be forgiven must meet the following requirements: 1. Up to fifteen (15) credits may be forgiven from the student’s previous work (meaning prior to re-admission) at Mount Aloysius College; credits to be forgiven need not all be from the same semester’s work. 2. Only courses taken at Mount Aloysius College will be considered for forgiveness. 3. All credits to be forgiven must be applied for at the same time. The application for academic forgiveness must be completed prior to the semester of graduation. 4. Grades of D, E, or F may be forgiven; however, grades of D which are forgiven do not satisfy any major or program specific degree requirements. All courses forgiven will remain on the student’s transcript but are not included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. Students may repeat courses in which they received a grade of D, E, or F without using the forgiveness policy. For more information, please refer to Repeating a Course section found elsewhere in this Catalog.

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Academic Grade Amnesty Policy The Academic Grade Amnesty Policy is designed to assist students who are struggling in their major and are dismissed from a program and cannot repeat a course in which they have earned less than satisfactory grades. The unsatisfactory grade would remain on the student transcript but would not be calculated in the CGPA. Students can apply for the Academic Grade Amnesty Policy only once and not in conjunction with the Academic Forgiveness Policy. Academic grade amnesty is granted only once for students who meet the following requirements: 1. The student has been officially dismissed from his/her original program of study and is not eligible to repeat the course(s) within the major. 2. The student has remained continuously enrolled at the College after his/her dismissal. 3. The student has completed 18 credits of required major course work in his/her new major with a 2.7 gpa or better. 4. Only grades of D or F would be considered. Grades of E or WF would not be covered by the policy as this is an indication that the student unofficially withdrew and did not respect the College’s withdrawal policy in regards to the course. Courses to be forgiven must meet the following requirements: 1. Only course(s) listed as required courses of the previous major in the catalog year in which the student was in the program can be considered for Academic Grade Amnesty. 2. The course(s) would have to be with the department code of the previous major. 3. Core courses are not eligible under this policy; they can be repeated under the current Repeat a Course Policy. 4. The number of credits to be forgiven in the Academic Grade Amnesty Policy may not exceed ten (10). 5. Graduate students or students pursuing a second undergraduate degree are not eligible for Academic Grade Amnesty. 6. Academic Honors or Academic Probation will not be recalculated for the semesters prior to the implementation of the Academic Grade Amnesty Policy. 7. Once Academic Grade Amnesty is granted and a degree is earned, a student is not eligible to apply again. Grades forgiven through the Academic Grade Amnesty Policy would remain on the student's official transcript but would not be calculated in the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and career hours earned for the student. They would remain calculated in the semester grade point average, hours earned, and hours attempted for the semester earned. A note on the transcript would indicate that Academic Grade Amnesty had been granted for those specific courses.

Academic Grievance Policy If a student has a cause for grievance in academic matters, the student is requested to meet with the faculty member involved. If an agreeable decision is not reached, the student should then request a meeting with the Department Chairperson and, if necessary, the Division Chairperson to discuss the matter. If the matter has not been resolved at the Division/Department level and further steps are necessary, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs will make the final decision. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs may convene an ad hoc

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grievance board consisting of two faculty members, two students, and a fifth member from the College community. Board members will be approved by both parties and will act in an advisory capacity to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The deadline for initiating a grievance procedure is thirty (30) days after the publication of grade reports. During internal appeals, the student may not be represented by anyone other than him or herself. The three academic divisions of the College are: Health Studies and Sciences Division; Humanities, Social Science, and Professional Studies Division; and Nursing Division.

Academic Honesty and Integrity All students are expected to be honest in their academic work and to display integrity in the demonstration of their achieved competencies. Cheating, which is the willful decision on the part of students to be dishonest in the representation of the work of others as their own, is unacceptable behavior. Faculty members establish standards of behavior that are consistent with the principles of honesty. If a student is found guilty of giving or receiving help in an examination or is guilty of deliberate plagiarism in the submission of a project, he/she will receive a grade of zero in the examination or on the project. Other penalties may be imposed as mandated by departmental policies and as dictated by specific circumstances.

Adding/Dropping a Course Adding and dropping courses begins and ends at the Registrar’s Office. The student is totally responsible for accomplishing the transaction according to published instructions. Failure to follow instructions as published may affect refunds, grades, and the accurate certification of status as a veteran, financial aid recipient, or resident student. The fee is $10.00 for each Add/Drop course. A student will be permitted to drop or enroll in a course during the first week of a semester. Exceptions must be approved by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. A student may officially withdraw from a course no later than twelve (12) weeks after the beginning of classes for the semester and receive either a “WP” or “WF” grade (see Grading).

Articulations Mount Aloysius College has articulation agreements with community colleges and vocational-technical centers where the College agrees to accept credits from those institutions into the associate and/or bachelor degree programs. Articulation Agreements are agreements between educational institutions intending to help students transfer into various programs. The College also has articulation agreements with other institutions of higher education. Please refer to Professional Studies - Cooperative Programs found elsewhere in this catalog for additional information on individual programs. For further information, contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

Attendance Mount Aloysius College supports the incorporation of the co-curricular into the academic life and fabric of the College. The holistic growth and development of students is at the core of the educational process. As such, the College understands the value of associated academic experiences such as involvement in theatre, the arts, athletics and student clubs, and students are encouraged to be involved in these activities.

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The College also understands that at times events can, and do, conflict with one another and possibly classes. The purpose of this policy is to provide structure and clarification as it relates to student involvement in the co-curricular. Students are expected to attend all classes, labs, clinicals, and internships; and faculty are expected to take attendance and keep attendance records. A student may need to miss a class/lab. Normally, students may be absent from class when they have been able to show suitable documentation that they are participating in a college-sponsored event or activity. This could include, but not be limited to, theater dress rehearsals and productions, Vox Nova dress rehearsals and productions, athletic contests (not practices), College’s Honors Program activities and collegesponsored club events and trips. The student is responsible for meeting the faculty member prior to the event or activity to discuss course expectations. The student is responsible for obtaining the appropriate documentation and presenting it to the faculty member. If the faculty member has any questions, the faculty member could contact the sponsoring person or organization or require further documentation. It is also the responsibility of the student to fulfill all requirements, assignments and class work due or missed as the result of an absence. The student is responsible for all material covered on the day of his/her absence. An absence/attendance policy and guidelines for make-up work should be included by the faculty in the course syllabus. Students are expected to attend all classes, clinicals, and internships. Data and research show a higher likelihood of academic success if the student is fully engaged in the learning experience (prepared, engaged, attending all learning/class sessions). Absences from classes or clinicals can put the student at risk. Courses operate differently, so faculty will describe the specific attendance/absence guidelines in their course syllabi. (For example, normally, more than three (3) absences from a 3-credit semester course that meets three times a week would be considered of concern. More than one (1) absence for a three-credit class that meets once a week would be of concern. In some classes, such as a clinical, any absence can be a serious problem.) Students must make up any work that is missed. They should be aware that missing course work, classes, or clinicals/labs might adversely affect their academic standing and goals unless the work and learning is fully made up. Instructors retain the right to limit avoidable absences due to participation in activities. Students who are not performing at a “C” or better level, have not met the instructor’s expectations, or provide indicators to the instructor that the student’s achievement is in jeopardy, will not be permitted absence from class for college-related events and activities. In addition students may not be released from clinical assignments, internships, or other academic endeavors where their presence is required or where an absence can jeopardize their academic standing.

Attendance at Liturgy As a Catholic college and as part of its rich heritage, Mount Aloysius celebrates the Liturgy as the traditional form of worship. Community members of all religious faiths are welcome to attend Liturgy throughout the school year. While the College respects other religious traditions and encourages students to synthesize faith with learning in whatever way they practice their individual faith traditions, familiarity with the Catholic heritage from which Mount Aloysius College derives its identity is a natural result of being a member of this community. On special occasions, the student body attends Liturgy as part of their educational experience at Mount Aloysius. These occasions include the Opening Liturgy to start the school year; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter holidays; and the Baccalaureate Liturgy to end the school year. The Baccalaureate Liturgy is for all graduating students and is an integral part of the Commencement activities.

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Auditing a Credit Course Auditing is enrolling in a credit course and waiving both the receipt of credit and a letter grade. The student must be officially registered in the Registrar’s office to audit a course. Audit fee payable to the Controller’s Office is: A. Lecture course—one-half tuition; B. Laboratory course-full tuition (laboratory courses include those with related laboratory, performance, clinic, or studio activity).

Change of Major A student wishing to change majors should discuss his or her plans with the current department chairperson and with the new department chairperson. Approval from the new chairperson is required. The change becomes official when the completed Change of Curriculum Form is returned to the Registrar.

Commencement Activities–Participation A student may lack up to a maximum of six (6) credits or one course (if more than six credits) and may apply to participate in the commencement ceremony (see Graduation Requirements #5). However, the student is not awarded a degree until that semester in which all requirements are fulfilled.

Credit and Credit Load Taking more than eighteen (18) credits in a semester requires specific approval by the advisor and the Division Chairperson. (Note: Please see Financial Aid section for relationship between credit load and financial aid.)

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Core Course Requirements — Associate Degree Mount Aloysius College Foundation CLS 101 Cultural Literacy: A Seminar in Learning, Service, and the Mercy Tradition - 3 Credits Communication/Writing EN 110 Rhetoric I - 3 Credits EN 111 Rhetoric II - 3 Credits Literature/Arts/Theatre/Social Science - 3 Credits History/Political Science - 3 Credits Science/Math/Technology CS 103 Communication Technology Literacy OR Test Out - 3 Credits Math/Science - 3 / 4 Credits Religious Studies - 3 Credits Cultural/Diversity (could be demonstrated in major) - 3 Credits TOTAL : 21-24/5 Credits In general, a student would complete an associate’s degree with at least half of the course work in disciplines other than the major. Some majors may have specific requirements in the core. CLS 101 (3 credits) is required of all new first-year students with less than 24 credits, and CLS 102 (1 credit) is required of all transfer students with 24 credits or more from another institution.

Core Course Requirements —Bachelor Degree Mount Aloysius College Foundation CLS 101 Cultural Literacy: A Seminar in Learning, Service, and the Mercy Tradition - 3 Credits Communication/Writing EN 110 Rhetoric I - 3 Credits EN 111 Rhetoric II - 3 Credits Upper Division Literature - 3 Credits Literature/Arts/Theatre - 3 Credits History/Political Science - 3 Credits Science/Math/Technology CS 103 Communication Technology Literacy OR Test Out - 3 Credits Science - 3 / 4 Credits Math - 3 Credits Religious Studies/Philosophy Must Take One 300 level RS - 6 Credits Cultural Diversity (could be demonstrated in major) - 3 Credits Social Science (may be specified in major) - 6 Credits Integrate Discipline Capping OR Interdisciplinary - 3 Credits TOTAL: 42-45/6 Credits In general, a student would complete a bachelor’s degree with at least half of the course work in disciplines other than the major. Some majors may have specific requirements in the core. CLS 101 (3 credits) is required of all new first-year students with less than 24 credits, and CLS 102 (1 credit) is required of all transfer students with 24 credits or more from another institution.

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Grading Each course offered by Mount Aloysius has measurement guidelines for the assessment of a student’s competence. How well a student demonstrates his or her competence will be indicated on a student’s transcript by means of a letter grade. The authorized letter grades, their descriptions and quality points are as follows: Letter A B+ B C+ C D F E P I IP W WF WP

Description Superior Achievement Excellent Achievement Above Average Achievement Average Achievement Passing Less than Satisfactory Failure Unofficial Withdrawal Passed (Credit by Examination and other approved courses) *Incomplete **In Progress Official Withdrawal Withdrawal Failing Withdrawal Passing

Quality Point 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.0 0 0

*At the semester, an incomplete grade must be removed within six weeks following the comprehensive testing date. Otherwise, the grade is automatically converted to an “F.’’ Only the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs may grant exception to this policy. (See additional information under heading Incomplete Grades.) **In Progress grades are generally given to students who are registered for continued fieldwork or practicums. These grades must be resolved by the end of the following semester.

Grades of “P” and “W” are entered on the student’s permanent record but are not computed in the grade point average. The time of withdrawal affects the grade for the course. Withdrawal from a course will incur a grade of “E” if permission has not been granted. Week 1 (approval of Department Chairperson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Not Recorded Weeks 2-12 (approval of Department Chairperson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Withdrawal at anytime (without approval) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E Students may withdraw from a course no later than week twelve of any given fall or spring semester with a non-punitive grade of “W.” See summer schedule for withdrawal dates.

Mid-Semester Grades At the end of the seventh week of both fall and spring semesters, instructors will submit mid-semester grades for each of their classes. It is the responsibility of all students to meet with their assigned advisor for advisement. If a student is demonstrating at-risk performance at mid-semester, the advisor will discuss this situation with the student and will prescribe the level of remediation necessary to ensure that a student has the opportunity to raise his/her GPA by the end of the semester. Various methods of remediation may be used including routinely scheduled meetings with the advisor, with the Retention and Advising Office, with the College counselor, etc. The Committee on Academic Support will be advised via the Academic Intervention Form of all related actions in this regard.

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Graduation Graduation Requirements—Associate degree Mount Aloysius College awards an associate degree or diploma to a student who has: 1. Matriculated in a specific curriculum and fulfilled all the requirements of that curriculum; 2. Attained a 2.0 cumulative quality point average; 3. Attained a grade of “C’’ or better in each major curriculum course which shall apply toward the fulfillment of the curriculum’s field-of-study requirements. This applies to all programs of study except General Studies and Liberal Arts; 4. Satisfactorily completed the required core credit hours for degrees; 5. Submitted a signed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar, usually one semester prior to graduation (specific date is on the Academic Calendar); 6. For the associate degree, earned by way of course work, at least 20 semester hours at Mount Aloysius College, 15 semester hours of which must be in a student’s major field of study; 7. For the diploma, all major field of study courses must be earned at Mount Aloysius College; 8. Successfully completed the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course (CLS 101 or CLS 102); 9. Fulfilled all financial obligations to Mount Aloysius College; 10. Completed a minimum of 60 credits for the associate degree; 11. Associate degree nursing students must pass the prelicensure examination.

Graduation Requirements—Bachelor degree Mount Aloysius awards a bachelor degree to a student who has: 1. Matriculated in a specific curriculum and fulfilled all the requirements of that curriculum; 2. Attained a 2.0 cumulative quality point average; 3. Attained a grade of “C’’ or better in each major curriculum course which shall apply toward the fulfillment of the curriculum’s major-course requirements; 4. Satisfactorily completed the required core credit hours for degrees; 5. Submitted a signed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar, usually one semester prior to graduation (specific date is on the Academic Calendar); 6. Earned, by way of course work from Mount Aloysius, a minimum of 30 credits at the 300-400 level. Eighteen (18) of these must be in the designated major. Additionally, all core requirements including the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course and the Capstone Seminar must be successfully completed; 7. Fulfilled all financial obligations to Mount Aloysius; 8. Completed a minimum of 120 credits.

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Each student is personally responsible for checking eligibility for graduation by being aware of general and curricular requirements. These requirements may be discussed at any time with the student’s Advisor or Department Chairperson. Honor at graduation is conferred on the student who qualifies for the academic distinctions of: Cum Laude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimum Cumulative GPA — 3.5 - 3.6 Magna Cum Laude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimum Cumulative GPA — 3.7 - 3.8 Summa Cum Laude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimum Cumulative GPA — 3.9 - 4.0 Mount Aloysius graduates students in May, August, and December of each year. The formal Commencement Ceremony is conducted only in May. Please refer to the Commencement Activities-Participation section of this catalog for information regarding participation in the ceremony itself.

Incomplete Grades Students may petition their instructor after the 12th week of a semester usually for extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student (i.e., prolonged illness, jury duty, family emergency, etc.). If permission is granted, the instructor will submit a grade of “I” at the conclusion of the semester/session. The work must be completed within six (6) weeks from the last day of the semester in which the “I” grade is issued. If the work is not completed, a grade of “F” will be noted on the student record. The Registrar may approve a request for an extension beyond the six-week period. NOTE: Incomplete grades can only be given at the end of a semester; they cannot be issued at mid-term.

Matriculation Students wishing to pursue a degree at Mount Aloysius must matriculate by completing an application and by being accepted into a degree program. To ensure proper advisement, this should be done as soon as possible after commencing college study. Once admitted, students who break matriculation for longer than one year, must reapply through the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Students are subject to catalog policies in effect when admitted. Some courses may require matriculation as a prerequisite. In any case, matriculation must occur after fifteen (15) credits have been earned at Mount Aloysius. Graduation requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of acceptance into a degree program.

Re-Examination If a student, whose work prior to the date of the final examination is of a passing grade, misses a final examination because of documented illness or emergency that occurred after the twelfth (12) week of the semester, he/she may be given the mark of “I” (Incomplete). No student is allowed to retake a final examination or do extra work after the final for the sole purpose of improving his/her grade. Students who fail a required course must retake the same course with a grade of “C” of better unless otherwise specified by the department.

Repeating A Course A student may only repeat a course in which a grade of D, E, or F has been received. The course may only be taken a maximum of three (3) times. The most recent grade will be used in the computation of the grade point average on a student’s transcript. If the repeated course is required in the major, the grade must be “C” or better to automatically remove the D, F, or E grade in the grade point computation. A course repeated at another college will not remove a D or F from the student’s transcript at Mount Aloysius College.

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Withdrawal From College The student wishing to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College can obtain the required form from the Registrar’s Office. The student should obtain their advisor’s signature on the form and is strongly encouraged to discuss the decision to withdraw with their advisor. The completed form must be turned into the Registrar’s Office to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College. The Registrar will notify the student's advisor, the Controller, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, the Director of Retention and Advising, and the Office of Student Affairs. Students should be aware of the consequences of failing to complete an official withdrawal form. Additional information regarding withdrawal is available in the Tuition and Fees Section of this catalog.

Withdrawal From College - Administrative Attendance has been proven to be a key factor in academic success. For this reason, students are expected to attend all classes. Failure to attend class may result in the student being withdrawn from the course or failing the course. Administrative withdrawal refers to the involuntary withdrawing of students from enrollment in classes due to excessive absences. An administrative withdrawal from courses or from the College may occur at any time during the semester. The Registrar in consultation with and recommendation from faculty, Academic Advising Coordinator, or other administrative offices has the authority to carry out an administrative withdrawal. The Registrar will notify the student by email that an administrative withdrawal has been initiated. The student will have three (3) days to respond to the Registrar before the withdrawal takes effect. Any student who is administratively withdrawn from a course or from the College has the right to make an appeal in writing. See the Registrar for further information on the administrative withdrawal policy and for information on the appeal process.

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ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALING Advanced Placement A student may fulfill one-fourth of the total requirements in a curriculum through Advanced Placement Tests administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. A list of advanced placement tests and the courses applicable is available in the Registrar’s Office. A student awarded credit for Advanced Placement Tests will be notified by the Registrar. A similar notification will be forwarded to the student’s Department Chairperson. Credits awarded will be posted to the student’s permanent file. See the Registrar for more details.

Challenge Examination (Constructed and Evaluated by Mount Aloysius College) A student who has had previous education or who believes course content has been mastered is eligible to apply for a challenge examination. A student wishing to challenge a course may do so prior to or within the first three (3) weeks of the course. A student must be currently enrolled at Mount Aloysius College to be eligible for in-house examinations. NOTE: The College retains the right to determine which courses may or may not be challenged. Procedures for Challenge Examination: 1. Course to be challenged must be listed in the current catalog and must be approved by the Department Chairperson and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; 2. Challenge Form must be secured from the Office of the Registrar; 3. A $100 fee must be paid to Controller’s Office and noted as “PAID” on the Challenge Form; 4. Challenge Form must be presented to the instructor responsible for the course to be challenged; 5. A challenge examination for credit may be taken only once; 6. The standard of performance required to merit a “P” grade is determined by the instructor responsible for the course; 7. “P” will be indicated on the student’s transcript, but the “P” and number of credits will not be computed into the quality point average.

College Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) Mount Aloysius College will not award credit simply for a student’s years of experience but, rather, the College will request that the student demonstrate his/her knowledge gained as a result of these experiences. Credit can be earned for work accomplished through the College Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL). The goal of this assessment procedure is to credential knowledge. Students wishing to pursue this process should contact the Registrar for detailed directions and proper forms. The administrative policy and guidelines for the College Assessment of Prior Learning are as follows: 1. The College will credential previous learning that is equivalent to Mount Aloysius College course credit for a maximum of forty (40) credit hours toward the associate degree or ninety (90) credits toward the bachelor degree. 2. Only Mount Aloysius College designated courses are CAPL eligible. Credits through the CAPL process must be approved by the Department Chairperson and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee. 3. A non-refundable application fee payable to Mount Aloysius College of $200 per course will be assessed for the initiation of the CAPL process.

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4. If a department does not have a designated CAPL evaluator, the Registrar will assist the student in securing a faculty member to assess his CAPL portfolio. The faculty member must receive permission from the department chairperson prior to committing him/herself to involvement in the CAPL program. 5. The CAPL committee will consist of the Division Chairs and the Registrar and will review CAPL applications and the portfolio. 6. The recommendation of the CAPL committee will be presented to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for approval. Upon final approval, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs will notify the Registrar of the credits to be awarded. The student’s department chairperson is notified of the approved credits and will then inform the student. (The student is then required to pay the appropriate per credit fees.) 7. Credits earned by way of CAPL will be assessed a fee of $25 per credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Mount Aloysius College recognizes advanced achievement by granting college credit to qualified students for work accomplished through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit may be granted in lieu of formal course work to the student who has demonstrated proficiency in the subject examinations given by the College Level Examination Program. Rules and Regulations for CLEP: 1. An individual is eligible to take a CLEP examination upon approval of the Department Chair and the Registrar; 2. An individual who achieves the qualifying score on a particular examination will receive credit for the Mount Aloysius College course corresponding to that examination; 3. Certain CLEP subject examinations, which have been approved by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the appropriate department chairperson, are recognized for the purpose of course fulfillment and credit at Mount Aloysius College; 4. In the absence of local norms, the recommendation of the Council on College Level Examinations will be followed in determining a satisfactory score; 5. Courses satisfied by means of the CLEP exam will be listed on a student’s transcript as “P” under the heading of CLEP. Failures will not be recorded; 6. A student may fulfill up to one-fourth of the total requirements in a curriculum through CLEP subject examinations; 7. Through a cooperative program with Saint Francis University, CLEP examinations are administered nine times during the academic year at Saint Francis under the direction of the Learning Resource Center. Arrangements for taking an examination may be made by contacting the Registrar at Mount Aloysius College one month before the exam date; 8. The cost for each CLEP examination is payable to CLEP, and a fee is payable to Saint Francis University.

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Directed Study (Credit Courses) Directed study is not to be confused with independent study. When a student undertakes directed study, the student enrolls for a course listed in the current catalog and by prior arrangement with the instructor, pursues the work independent of the classroom situation. The student in assuming responsibility for the initiation of directed study should understand that permission is limited. Request will be granted only in those few instances when no other viable alternative is available. The procedure for directed study is as follows: 1. The student consults with and receives approval of the department chairperson; 2. If the department chairperson approves the student’s request, he or she notifies the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; 3. If the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs concurs, the department chairperson notifies the specific faculty member; 4. A faculty member would be asked to direct the study and meet with the student. The student should understand that studying independently does not mean tutorial help will be provided but rather that more work and responsibility will be expected; 5. Regular tuition does cover the cost of directed study. The student will be responsible for paying other costs associated with the course such as textbooks, expendable supplies, etc.

Independent Study (Credit Courses)* Independent study is generally defined as a student-initiated academic pursuit mutually agreed upon by the student and the faculty member, and carried on outside the traditional classroom setting. A student is encouraged to plan independent studies primarily in his/her major area. The student in assuming responsibility for the initiation of independent study should follow these guidelines: 1. The student consults with and receives approval of the faculty member. The faculty member receives approval from the department chairperson; 2. The proposed independent study must address in writing all requirements expected of any course at Mount Aloysius College; 3. It should be recognized that independent study is to be attempted only when it is established by past record that a student will benefit more from such an experience than he/she would from the structure and guidance of a traditional setting. Independent studies may not duplicate regularly-offered courses; 4. After the course has been developed, the student must obtain the permission of his/her department chairperson and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs to proceed with the course; 5. Regular tuition does cover the cost of independent study. The student will be responsible for paying other costs associated with the course such as textbooks, expendable supplies, etc. *Independent study in Educational Enrichment courses does not follow these guidelines. Rather, it refers to independent work diagnosed by a placement program and required in a specific curriculum.

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Transfer Credits—Associate’s Degree Students who have earned college credits at approved institutions may apply to have such credits accepted by Mount Aloysius College and applied toward an associate’s degree. Regulations for the acceptance and application of transfer credits are: 1. A maximum of forty (40) credits (earned at another institution or obtained through examination) which are comparable to those offered by Mount Aloysius and satisfy either a required or elective course within the student’s major may be recognized as partially fulfilling requirements for graduation. 2. Only official transcripts forwarded by the institution which granted the credit will be accepted as proof of credit earned. Only those courses in which a “C” or better was obtained can be considered for transfer. The student is responsible for having official transcripts forwarded to Mount Aloysius College.

Transfer Credits—Bachelor’s Degree Mount Aloysius may award junior class status to a student who has earned an associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited community or junior college or, in the case of RN to BSN students, a diploma in nursing from an approved school of nursing. Associate’s degrees earned at regionally-accredited colleges with a minimum 2.0 cumulative quality point average will be equated to sixty (60) earned credits. These credits will be applied toward degree requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of approved diploma schools of nursing with a minimum 2.0 cumulative quality point average may be awarded equivalency credits only toward the bachelor of science degree in nursing. Students may apply to have up to ninety (90) total credits accepted by Mount Aloysius College and applied toward a bachelor’s degree subject to the requirements of the student’s intended major. Credits earned from regionallyaccredited colleges will be accepted. Credits earned from nationally-accredited post-secondary institutions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The course must be comparable to the one offered by Mount Aloysius College and satisfy either a required or elective course within the student’s major. The lowest acceptable grade will be a “C.” Course work that has been completed seven (7) or more years previously may or may not be accepted as transfer credit. The number of credits permitted in transfer is governed by the graduation requirements for bachelor’s degrees. All Mount Aloysius College graduation requirements must be met. Coursework accepted in transfer may be used to meet both elective and program requirements; however, it may take the student more than two additional years of study to complete all graduation requirements. Only official transcripts, forwarded by the institution which granted the credit, will be accepted as proof of credit earned. Transfer admissions and credit evaluations are conducted by the Vice President for Enrollment Management in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar.

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CAMPUS MINISTRY Rooted in the rich tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College values a person’s faith development as an integral part of education for life. The Campus Ministry program concerns itself with the spiritual and religious development of students. It also concerns itself with the important task of forming a Christian community that supports values associated with the rich tradition of Catholicism and other faith traditions. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for worship, pastoral counseling, educational programs, sacramental preparation, retreats, programs of fellowship and outreach to others. Persons of all faiths are welcome to participate in all these opportunities. Campus Ministry provides many opportunities to serve. Service trips are available throughout the year. Other projects include awareness days, fundraisers for the needy and soliciting donations for local food pantries. Through its auspices, students enjoy membership in the PCCMA (Pennsylvania Catholic Campus Ministry Association) and NCSC (National Catholic Student Coalition). Our Lady of Mercy Chapel is located in the Chapel Wing adjoining the second floor of the Main Building and is open daily for prayer. All students and staff members are welcome regardless of denomination. Special services are held for Mercy Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent and other occasions.

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STUDENT AFFAIRS The mission of Student Affairs at Mount Aloysius College is to promote a physically and psychologically safe and secure institutional environment that supports the overall mission of the College while contributing to the holistic development of students both within and outside the classroom. Student Affairs is comprised of Athletics, Career Services, Ann Harris Smith Little People’s Place, Counseling and Disability Services, Health Services, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Perkins Support Services. The staff supports and enhances the moral, cultural, religious and academic mission of the College by providing collaborative, lifelong learning opportunities that stress leadership development, student involvement, service to others, compassionate decision making, and responsibility to the campus and global communities. The Student Affairs staff strongly believes in the importance of treating others with respect, compassion and genuine concern. The Student Affairs staff encourages students to become actively engaged in in-class and out-of-class educational experiences. The opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds provides students the chance to learn more about oneself and the surrounding world. The professional staff from Student Affairs is available to support and encourage students’ personal and educational development. The Vice President for Student Affairs Office, located in Cosgrave Center, can help to answer any questions and make referrals to the appropriate campus or community resources.

Campus Child Care Center The College operates a fully-licensed, nationally-accredited child care center on campus. The Ann Harris Smith Little People’s Place serves students, faculty, staff and community members. The primary mission is to provide a high quality, safe, nurturing learning environment that is affordable and convenient. A professional and student staff provides childcare for ages two to five. Enrollment is limited. Center hours are Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and are flexible. The Center offers a learning model for both young and old. Various academic programs utilize the Center for required observations, service learning projects and volunteer hours that enable students to complete course requirements.

Career Services Career Center staff assists students with a wide variety of career planning needs. Services are available by individual appointment, walk-in, and self-directed use of office resources during regular business hours. Resources and services include: • Alumni Services • Job/Internship Fairs • Computer Assisted Career Planning Software • Career Center Library • Employer/Internship Directory • Graduate School Information • Internet workstations for job searching • Internship Information • Mock Interviews

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Commuting Students Commuting students are strongly encouraged to participate in student organizations and activities to enhance their marketability to employers as well as their personal development. The Commuter Leadership Association is a student organization that promotes commuter involvement and assists with matching students to activities that best suit individual interests and fit into the busy commuter schedule.

Health Services The Health Services Department provides services Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located in the Main Building, St. Joseph’s Hall, Rooms 100A-102. Quality health services for students are provided. Services include nursing assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Non-prescription drug dispensing is available. Physician Assistant consultation is available at specific times. Community referrals and coordination of services are accessible. Health promotion and disease prevention activities are offered to respond to the broad range of student needs. The health services program is directed by a registered nurse with a local consultant Physician Assistant. Confidential student health records are maintained. Health issues which are beyond the scope of Health Services are referred for further care and are subject to payment by the individual and/or insurance provider. All students are required to have a completed health form on file with Health Services including a physical exam and immunization record (Primary Polio series, Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine within the past ten (10) years, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella). Students who live on campus must receive the meningococcal vaccine or sign a waiver according to the Pennsylvania College and University Act of July 2002 (Senate Bill 955). Nursing and Health Studies majors have additional health requirements including a Hepatitis B series and titers (labs drawn) to determine immunity for Rubella, Ruboela, Mumps, and Varicella. Resident students and athletes must have health insurance and provide Health Services with a copy of their card to keep on file. CPR certification courses are provided. Nursing and Health Studies majors are required to have Basic Life Support Professional Rescuer CPR certification. NOTE: Degree Completion students are excluded from these requirements unless otherwise indicated by their major.

Intercollegiate Athletics An active intercollegiate athletic program is an integral part of the educational process at Mount Aloysius College. Thirteen intercollegiate sports are sponsored by the College including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. Mount Aloysius College competes as a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-III) and also as a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

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Intramurals A wide range of intramural activities is offered to students for enjoyment as well as improved physical and emotional health. Intramural activities include flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey, softball, Wii bowling and boxing, and bowling, golf, and billiards.

Counseling Services The Counseling Center is located in the Main Building, St. Joseph Hall. A licensed professional counselor provides consultations and short-term counseling. Services are confidential and are not noted on any student records. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The most common issues discussed are stress management, family and relationship problems, self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, domestic violence, and self-harm behaviors.

Residence Life Life in a college residence hall is a unique experience. Studying, socializing, dining, and living with friends and peers provides students with chances to learn about themselves, to explore and formulate attitudes and values, and to develop their interpersonal skills. Mount Aloysius offers residents the opportunity to experience the benefits of living away from home in a college community. Residence hall living can be one of the best experiences of a student’s college career. As members of the resident community, students have greater opportunities to participate in educational and extra-curricular programs and activities. In order to protect the rights of all students while allowing for differences in lifestyles, regulations governing residence life have been outlined in the Mount Aloysius Student Handbook. First and second-year full-time students are required to live on campus unless a student is living with parents or legal guardian within the local area of the College. Except in unusual circumstances, priority for on-campus residency is offered to full-time students on a full-time academic year basis only. Resident students are required to participate in the College Board Plan. All resident students are required to have health insurance and to provide a copy of their insurance card along with their completed health form to the Health Services Office. Fees for residence life can be found in the Tuition and Fees Section of this catalog.

Student Activities Student Activities, located in Cosgrave Center, coordinates and administers a wide variety of programs and activities which provide opportunities for socialization, leadership, and personal growth both within and beyond the campus community. The goal of the department is to expand the learning that students receive inside the classroom and make the college experience more worthwhile Student Activities Center (SAC): The Student Activities Center is a popular outlet for socialization, recreation, exercise, and fun. Located on the lower level of Cosgrave Center, the SAC provides an opportunity to enjoy pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, and television while relaxing between classes. In addition, nautilus and cardiovascular equipment along with an aerobics freestyle room are available for student use.

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Clubs: Biology Blub, Campus Activity Board (CAB), Campus Ministry Team, Children’s Advocacy, Colleges Against Cancer, Criminology Club, Dance Team, Information Technology Club, Legal Society, Mount Aloysius Gaming Initiative (MAGI), Medical Assistant Club, Medical Imaging Club, Multicultural Club, Nursing Student Organization, Open Minds-Open Hearts, Photography Club, PSEA (student branch), Psi Mu Alpha (Psychology), Radiate (Bible Study), Scrapbooking Club, Sign Language Club, Student Accounting, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Student Government Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Surgical Technology Club. Academic Organizations: The Belltower (Student Newspaper), Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society, Vox Nova. For more information on club and organization involvement, stop by the Student Activities Office in Cosgrave Center - Room 104. Recreational Events: There are numerous social activities for Mount students to enjoy throughout the school year. These include: dances, plays, comedians, coffeehouse events, and a wide variety of novelty events.

Disability Services Mount Aloysius College makes every reasonable effort to provide qualified students with disabilities the opportunity to take full advantage of programs, practices, services and facilities. Students with disabilities who wish to request an accommodation are required to do so through the Director of Counseling and Disability Services, St. Joseph’s Hall, Room 101, or call (814) 886-6515. At that time, students will be required to complete a formal request for accommodation and provide the necessary documentation. All requests should be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to an effective date of implementation. Upon receipt of the completed request form and documentation supporting the request, the Office of Student Affairs will forward these materials to the Director of Counseling and Disability Services. The Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the request, meet with the student, and determine what accommodations are warranted and will be approved. For any request for accommodations to be implemented, it must be formally approved. The College’s policy complies with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX and Section 504 of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and all other applicable Federal, State, and Local statutes, regulations, and guidelines.

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FINANCIAL AID Mount Aloysius College recognizes the expense of a quality college education and encourages students to apply for all available financial aid. Through its Financial Aid Office, the College assists students in applying for state and federal grants, loans and several Mount Aloysius grants and scholarships. All new academically qualified students will be reviewed for either a Mount Aloysius College Scholarship or grant.

Financial Aid Programs Grants: Loan Programs:

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Commuter Grant Family Tuition Grant Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) • Mount Aloysius College Grant • Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) • Residential Grant

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Additional Programs:

Alternative Loans Federal Perkins Loan Direct PLUS Loan Direct Subsidized Loan Direct Unsubsidized Loan Direct Graduate Plus Loan Nursing Loan

• Federal Work-Study Program • Veteran’s Benefits • SSI Education Benefits

Scholarships – (Endowed and Non-Endowed) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Anderson Family Scholarship H. A. “Barney” Barnhart Scholarship Biology Fellowship Mary G. Bionaz Nursing Scholarship Jack M. & Genevieve M. Calandra Scholarship Catholic Daughters of America Scholarship The Clearfield County Scholarship Fund For Mount Aloysius College Katherine Stroh Coakley Scholarship Bob Commers Memorial Scholarship Cresson Area Heritage Days Scholarship Damin Printing Scholarships Sister Mary deSales Farley Memorial Scholarship Martha Dillon Memorial Scholarship Sr. Mary Ann Dillon Scholarship Sister Camille Marie d’Invilliers Scholarship John Edward and Rebecca Jane Drenning Scholarship English Fellowship

• Theresa A. Fike Memorial Scholarship • Leonard S. and Mary E. Fiore Scholarship • Sister M. Urban Fox Memorial Scholarship • Rev. Demetrius A. Gallitzin Scholarship • D. C. Goodman Memorial Scholarship • Louis and Marcia Guzzi Scholarship • Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarship • Anna Marie Hanley Memorial Scholarship • Tyler Harrington Memorial Scholarship • Sister Mary Ursula Hauk Memorial Scholarship • Heritage Scholarship • Donald J. and Anne Shelly Hickey Memorial Scholarship • History/Political Science Fellowship • Robert L. Hite Memorial Scholarship • Sister Ruth Hollen Nursing Scholarship • Sister Mary Assumpta Houllion Memorial Scholarship • Sister M. Charlene Kelly Scholarship • Alan and Regina Kiel Scholarship

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Scholarships – (Endowed and Non-Endowed) Continued • Sister M. Fides Kiel Scholarship • Dr. M. Jayne Kimlin Memorial Scholarship • Dr. Marian L. Kirsch Memorial Scholarship • Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Scholarship • Michael John Kuhar Memorial Scholarship • Howard and Irene (McGraw) Mack Family Scholarship • Isobel Morningred Mack Scholarship • Mary Cypher Madden Scholarship • Mother M. Catherine McAuley Scholarship • Sr. Mary Ann McCue Scholarship • D. Megan McLanahan Scholarship for Mobility Challenged Students • Mary Hollen McManus Nursing Scholarship • Carolyn Claycomb Misciagna Scholarship • M. Teresa Mohler Scholarship • Mount Aloysius Alumni Association Book Scholarship • Mount Aloysius Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship • Mount Aloysius College Academic Scholarship • Mount Aloysius College Mercy Presidential Scholarship

• Sister Mary Magdalene O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship • Sister Mary deLourdes Rivers Memorial Scholarship • Richard R. Rullo Memorial Scholarship • Elsie D. Seymour Scholarship • Sr. Mary Thaddea Seymour Scholarship • Reverend Morgan M. Sheedy Memorial Scholarship • Sister Silverius Shields Memorial Scholarship • Sisters of Mercy Scholarship • Hazel Jones Slater Scholarship Fund • Marjorie Lazor Stager Scholarship • Stasny Memorial Scholarship • Theatre-Arts Scholarship • Sara and Salvatore “Sam” Valenty Scholarship • Ray and Louise Walker Scholarship • Sr. Benedict Joseph Watters Scholarship • Adelaide G. Heverly Welge Business Scholarship • Adelaide G. Heverly Welge Commuter Scholarship • Adelaide G. Heverly Welge General Scholarship • Dorothy Wirt Scholarship • George Anderson Wolf Scholarship • The Wolf-Kuhn Scholarship Fund at Mount Aloysius College

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How and When to Apply for Financial Aid All students applying for federal and state financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid Office encourages you to submit your FAFSA on-line. FAFSA worksheets are available at the Financial Aid Office or local high school guidance offices. A new application must be filed for each year of attendance at Mount Aloysius College. After completing the FAFSA, the student’s information will be sent to all colleges listed on the FAFSA.The student should use the PIN to review the information submitted for accuracy. If the student finds an error, he or she should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately and inquire with regard to electronic processing of the needed corrections. The College uses this information to make a determination of the types of and amounts of financial assistance for which the student is eligible.

Important Dates • January 1:

Begin the financial aid process for the upcoming year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted as soon after January 1 as possible. • April 1: Priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). • May 1: Deadline to apply for Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA). FAFSA form must be submitted before this date. ****Financial Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis**** WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. The financial aid eligibility of each student is based on financial need. Need is the total Cost of Education (determined by the College) minus the Family Contribution (determined by the Department of Education).

IMPORTANT CRITERIA REGARDING FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS: DEFINING AN ACADEMIC YEAR: An academic year at Mount Aloysius College consists of thirty (30) weeks (fifteen (15) weeks for the fall semester and fifteen (15) weeks for the spring semester) of instructional time that begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of classes. During this period, a full-time student is expected to complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits. (See additional requirements under Federal Stafford Loan Grade Level Advancement). Our academic year is classified as a Scheduled Academic Year. This means that the school term begins at about the same time each year and that the year is divided into two standard terms (fall and spring). FEDERAL PELL GRANT: In order to meet the full-time enrollment criteria for the Federal Pell Grant, a student must enroll in at least twelve (12) credits per semester. Other criteria apply to students who are enrolled on a part-time basis. Enrollment in nine (9) to eleven (11) credits per semester is classified as a three-quarter time student, six (6) to eight (8) credits per semester is half-time, and five (5) credits or less per semester is less than half-time enrollment.

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PHEAA STATE GRANT: In order to meet the full-time enrollment criteria for the PHEAA State Grant, a student must enroll in at least twelve (12) credits, six (6) of which must be regular credits (credits counted toward your graduation requirements). While enrolled in college, PHEAA will award students a maximum of eight (8) semesters worth of State Grant Assistance. Students enrolled full-time in a declared major leading to an associate degree are entitled to receive grants for a maximum of four (4) semesters. Students enrolled full time in a declared major leading to a baccalaureate degree are entitled to receive an additional four (4) semesters of grant assistance. The availability of funds from institutional, state and federal agencies is tentative at the time awards are made. Mount Aloysius cannot guarantee substitute awards if anticipated sources of aid do not materialize. PHEAA State Grants for part-time students (6-11 credits) and full-time degree completion students must be calculated according to the actual number of credits enrolled and actual tuition plus fees. Students enrolled in the online degree program or a certified program are NOT eligible for a state grant. CAUTION: Early PHEAA award notifications are subject to change once actual tuition and fee charges are reported to PHEAA. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information. DIRECT SUBSIDIZED/UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN: Each student must complete a Master Promissory Note or MPN. The MPN serves as your request for Mount Aloysius College to process a subsidized and/or unsubsidized Direct Loan. By signing the note, you agree to repay the loan with interest according to the terms included in the note. The MPN is valid for ten (10) years from the date you first sign it. Each year, your financial aid award letter will automatically include the full amount of Direct subsidized and unsubsidized Loan you are eligible for based on the number of credits you have earned. The award letter will afford you the opportunity to decline these loans if you wish. However, if you do not indicate your decline of the loan(s) on the award letter, your loan(s) will be officially processed by the Financial Aid Office. If you are an independent student and have not been packaged to include the unsubsidized portion of your loan, you must contact the Financial Aid Office to request the additional unsubsidized loan be processed. When requesting a Direct Loan for the Summer Session, it is important to note the summer session is used as a “leader” in determining your loan eligibility for the following fall/spring semesters. You must complete a form at the Financial Aid Office indicating the amount you wish to receive in a Direct Loan for the summer session. A loan will not be processed for the summer session without this form on file. The amount you borrow for the summer session takes away from what you can borrow for the fall/spring. For example: a first-year student who has never attended college can borrow a maximum of $3,500 under the Direct Subsidized Loan Program. If that student borrowed $500 for the summer session, he or she may borrow the difference between $3,500 minus the $500 for the fall/spring semesters ($3,000). When a student is enrolled in his or her final semester of college and will graduate at the end of the semester, the Federal Government requires the College to prorate the student’s loan eligibility for that semester. Please contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the amount for which you may be eligible.

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Out-of-State Students: Out-of-state students planning to attend Mount Aloysius College are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Out-of-state students are also encouraged to file an application for state grant aid in their home state. States vary in regulations concerning the use of state grant aid in out-of-state institutions; therefore, you should contact your high school guidance counselor or financial aid officer from a college in your state of residence. Please note: To secure information related to institutional accreditations and handicapped student facilities and services as required under subpart C - Student Consumer Information Services (668.34-36) of the Student Financial Assistance Program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, contact the Director of Financial Aid.

FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDY ABROAD Students opting to participate in Study Abroad should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may use state, federal and campus-based financial aid (excluding work-study) to defray the cost of their Study Abroad tuition/fees/expenses. The Office of Financial Aid will process your financial aid through Mount Aloysius College using your study abroad costs and the number of credits that you will be enrolled for in your program. Study Abroad programs may have higher costs than Mount Aloysius College; however, this does not mean that your federal or state awards will be increased (including your Direct Loan). Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional funding options if your costs exceed your aid awarded.

STANDARD OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FEDERAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID To be eligible for federal and institutional financial aid, students at Mount Aloysius College must be making satisfactory academic progress towards their degree as defined below. Federal student aid includes Federal PELL Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Nursing Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

Time Frame Mount Aloysius expects students enrolled in degree programs to complete all required course work within a given amount of time; therefore, students may receive financial aid for a maximum number of semesters as shown below: Type of Program 2 year associate’s degree 4 year bachelor’s degree

Normal # of Semesters to Complete 4 8

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Maximum # Semesters of Aid 6 10


Standards of Progress Once degree students have completed two semesters of enrollment, their academic records will be reviewed on a regular basis to determine whether they are making satisfactory academic progress as shown below. During each two semesters (normally one academic year), students will be required to complete a minimum number of credits, depending on the type of program. This review will be done each time final grades are posted. Progress is checked two ways depending on when you started full-time enrollment. For example: if you begin the fall semester, your progress will be checked at the end of the spring semester. At this time, you must have maintained satisfactory progress in order to receive aid for the following academic year. If you begin in the spring, your progress will be checked at the end of the following fall semester. At that time, you must have maintained satisfactory progress in order to receive aid for the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Any dropped, repeated or failed credits are not counted toward progress. Credits dropped, repeated or failed need to be taken during the summer sessions to ensure continuance of financial aid. Type of Program Associate Bachelor

1 Sem.

2 Sem. 24 cr. 24 cr.

4 Sem. 48 cr. 48 cr.

6 Sem. 72 cr.

8 Sem. * 96 cr.

10 Sem. * —

Direct Subsidized Loan Advancement The total number of credits successfully completed determines eligibility for Direct Loans. Grade level advancement is as follows: 0 - 29 credits earned Freshman, Level 01 $3,500 30 - 59 credits earned Sophomore, Level 02 $4,500 60 - 89 credits earned Junior, Level 03 $5,500** 90+ credits earned Senior, Level 04 $5,500** **In order to be considered a Junior or Senior, the student must be enrolled in their third or fourth year of a four-year program.

Credits to be included in total number completed are those for which the student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or P (credit by examination). Credit for which the student receives a grade of W, WP, WF, or I will not be included, although “I” (Incomplete) grades which result in a determination of unsatisfactory progress may be reviewed upon completion of course work. Incomplete grades not completed within six weeks of the ensuing semester are computed as “Fs.” Educational Enrichment courses which are satisfactorily completed will be counted as credit equivalency toward the student’s progress. Once students have completed sixty (60) credit hours, a “C” (2.0) average must be maintained for continuance of financial aid.

Change of Major Students who change majors will be allotted the amount of time needed to complete the new program without regard to time spent in previous course work provided the student was making satisfactory progress at the time of change.

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Second Degree Financial aid for a second degree will be awarded to students only after they present a statement from an advisor indicating the additional courses necessary for the second degree. Financial aid will be awarded for those credits required for the additional degree.

Transfer Students Course work transferred to and accepted by Mount Aloysius will be included in the evaluation of credits completed toward a degree. Transfer credits earned at other institutions which are applied to the student’s program of study at Mount Aloysius will be considered in the determination of the number of semesters allowed for completion of an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or diploma. Transfer credits will be considered at a rate of twelve (12) semester credits equal to one semester. Students who have received prior state grant assistance at another institution must submit a copy of their final college transcript to the Registrar’s Office at Mount Aloysius. Academic progress requirements for the PHEAA State Grant program require the College to verify that you were successfully making academic progress at your prior institution before transferring to Mount Aloysius. PHEAA State Grant funds will not be credited to a student’s account until the needed transcripts are received and progress has been confirmed.

Part-Time Students When a student receives financial aid, the government and school will expect that student to make Academic Progress. This means that the student must pass all credits attempted each semester. If a student withdraws from school, drops a class, or repeats a class, financial aid can be affected during the semester that the student is enrolled or in future semesters.

Termination At the end of every academic year, a student who fails to meet the requirements set forth for satisfactory academic progress will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office that all federal and institutional aid will be terminated.

Reinstatement A student who fails to make satisfactory progress may apply for reinstatement through the following procedures: A. A student must attain a level of progress commensurate with the time spent in school (see Standards of Progress). B. If a student takes course work at another school, the student must submit an official transcript to the Registrar’s Office and the credits must be accepted by Mount Aloysius College towards the student’s diploma or degree. C. The student must upon completion of course work notify the Financial Aid Office in writing that he/she wishes to be considered for reinstatement of aid eligibility. D. The Financial Aid Office will notify students in writing after determining whether sufficient progress has been made to merit reinstatement.

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Appeals Students denied financial aid due to lack of academic progress or because they have exhausted the maximum number of semesters for which they are eligible to receive aid may appeal if extenuating circumstances exist. Academic progress waivers may be granted for medical emergency/illness of student, spouse, or child; death of parent, spouse, child; or other documented extenuating circumstance. All appeals must be made in writing to the Financial Aid Office and accompanied by significant documentation to validate the student's reason for not making satisfactory academic progress. The appeal request will be reviewed and the student will be notified in writing of the results of the appeal. It is the policy of the Financial Aid Office to waive a maximum of six (6) credits towards satisfactory academic progress. If the student is still short credits after the waiver is granted, it is the student's responsibility to complete the remaining credits to be considered for reinstatement of aid eligibility. Failure to do so will result in the termination of future financial aid.

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TUITION and FEES College Costs for Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Full-Time Fall and Spring Tuition (12-18 credit hours): FULL-TIME TUITION COSTS: Biology, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant . . . . . . . .$20,180* Arts, Business, General Science, Professional Studies, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, and all other Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,930* * Plus Course-Related Fees as Applicable SEMESTER COSTS: Biology, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant . . . . . . . .$10,090* Arts, Business, General Science, Professional Studies, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, and all other Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,965* * Plus Course-Related Fees as Applicable

Part-Time Tuition (fewer than 12 credit hours): Fall/Spring*: Tuition - per credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $560 Tuition - Applied Piano and Voice — one credit (30 minute lesson) . . . . . $560 Audit Fee: Lecture Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One-half Tuition Laboratory Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Tuition * Plus Course-Related Fees as Applicable Summer*: Farley Summer School Courses - per credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400 Advanced Study Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $560 Registration Fee (non-refundable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 * Plus Course-Related Fees as Applicable Note: Programs that have required courses in the Summer must pay tuition.

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TUITION and FEES Application Fee — Payable Once — Non-refundable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 Clinical Education Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$275 Comprehensive Fee - Per Semester (12 credits or more) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$410 Comprehensive Fee - Per Semester (7-11 credits) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$210 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100 Nursing (ADN) Competency Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150 Orientation – All New/Transfer Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$90 Registration Fee for Part-Time Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 Reservation Fees: New Student (non-refundable after May 1st; tuition applicable) . . . . . . . . $200 *Part-Time Enrollment requires Special Authorization by the Department and Division Chairs.

FEES Charged for Optional Services: Add/Drop Course (each change) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Art Course Materials Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 CAPL – Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200 Late Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 Nursing (Associate Degree) Challenge Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 Other Challenge Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 Payment Plan Fee (non-refundable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$75 Return Check Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 RN to BSN Validation Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$75 Sign Language Internship Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 Pre-Student Teaching Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200 Student Teaching Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$400 Transcripts of Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5 Vehicle Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25

RESIDENCE FEES: Board — 19 meals, 7-day plan, per semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,010 Board — 15 meals, Monday-Friday Only, per semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,990 Housing Reservation Fee and Damage Deposit—Refundable less Damages1 . .$125 Room Per Semester - Misciagna Hall and McAuley Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,465 Room Per Semester - St. Gertrude’s Hall and Park Avenue House . . . . . . . . .$2,360 Room Per Semester - Ihmsen Hall and St. Joseph’s Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,050 Room - Additional Charge for Private Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 Room — Overnight Guests — Per Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 Summer Housing2 — Students — Per Week: Double Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 Single Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $170 1 For students residing on campus for the full academic year, the Housing Reservation Fee and Damage Deposit Fee is charged only once. This fee is refundable up to May 1. 2 Summer Housing is not always available. (Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to alter this schedule of charges without advance notice. The College does accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and MAC.)

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Comments on Tuition and Fees Mount Aloysius College’s full-time tuition covers from twelve (12) to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester. Each student’s account is to be paid or financial arrangements are to be made through the Controller’s Office in order to be officially registered at the College. The late payment fee can be avoided by making the required payment or completing financial arrangements by the stated due date. Previously incurred financial obligations must be paid in full before a student may register for another semester. Additional costs which a student incurs after the beginning of the semester are due and payable within thirty (30) days of posting to the student’s account. Students with outstanding financial obligations will not be permitted to receive grades, transcripts, or participate in graduation. Students who drop below twelve (12) credits after the first week of the semester will not have their tuition re-calculated based on part-time status. Room and Board costs for students are $4,060 per semester for residents of Ihmsen Hall and St. Joseph’s Hall and are $4,475 per semester for residents of Misciagna Hall and McAuley Hall, and $4,370 per semester for residents of St. Gertrude’s Hall and Park Avenue House.

Application Fee Each applicant to Mount Aloysius College is required to pay a one-time-only non-refundable application fee of $30. The application fee is submitted with the Application for Admission to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Art Course Materials Fee A $40 fee will be assessed for each art course that requires materials for studio art activities.

Fee for Returned Checks A $30 fee will be charged for each bad check or other instrument presented by or on behalf of the student and accepted by the College that is not negotiable. Payment of the fee and the amount of the non-negotiable instrument are due upon demand by the College.

Housing Reservation Fee and Damage Deposit Resident students are required to pay a Housing Reservation Fee and Damage Deposit of $125. The Housing Reservation Fee and Damage Deposit reserves a room in campus housing and also functions as a damage deposit fee. The deposit is in addition to tuition, room, and board charges and will be refunded to the student less damages to the room or dormitory.

Late Payment Fee A Late Payment Fee of $50 is charged to each student’s account for which the initial semester billing is unpaid or unsettled on the bill due and payable date.

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Payment Plans College Payment Plan. A College Payment Plan is available to assist students in meeting their financial obligations. One-half of the current semesters’ charges may be deferred beyond the due date. A non-refundable fee of $75 is due with the first installment payment. All eligible financial aid, including grants and loans, will be applied prior to calculating the amount due. First installments are due on the initial bill due dates. The final installment for the Fall Semester is due on October 1 and the final installment for the Spring Semester is due on March 1. The College reserves the right to refuse a payment plan to any student who has not met prior payment agreements.

Withdrawal from the College **Before withdrawing from the College, ask a Financial Aid Officer how it will alter your financial aid. When a student officially withdraws from the College before completing the period of enrollment for which they were charged, they may be entitled to receive a partial credit of tuition and/or board, if applicable. Board will only be credited if the student officially and voluntarily withdraws from the College and residence hall. A withdrawal is considered official only after the completed withdrawal form has been processed. Students will be advised to meet with the Office of Retention and Advising prior to withdrawing and all withdrawal forms must be completed through the Registrar’s Office. Official withdrawal forms must be retained in the student’s permanent file located in the Registrar’s Office. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students who are enrolled in an extended session(s) and who do not continue their enrollment in an extended session will not be refunded tuition for the unattempted credits.

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Students who drop below twelve (12) credits after the first week of the semester will not have their tuition re-calculated based on part-time status. Basic tuition and/or board paid may be credited as follows: Official Withdrawal Occurring Basic Tuition and/or Board Anytime During Credited to Account First calendar week of the semester through the Official Last Add/Drop Day. . .80% Second calendar week of the semester after the Official Last Add/Drop Day . . 60% Third calendar week of the semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40% Fourth calendar week of the semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20% Students who withdraw from Online or Degree Completion Program courses prior to first class will receive a 100% refund, prior to the second class, 80% refund; prior to the third class, 60% refund; prior to the fourth class, 40% refund; fourth class or after, no refund. Registration fees for Electronic College and Degree Completion Programs are refunded only when a course is canceled. Students who withdraw from summer courses prior to the first class will receive a 100% refund; prior to the second class, 80% refund; prior to the third class, 60% refund; prior to the fourth class, 40% refund; after the fourth class, no refund. Registration fees for summer courses are refunded only when a course is canceled. Students who withdraw from Electronic College (on-line) credit courses prior to the first class will receive a 100% refund (for the purposes of on-line courses, the 1st class date is considered to be the Friday of the first week of the semester in which the on-line class is offered); within five business days of the first class, 80% refund; within ten business days of the first class, 60% refund; within fifteen business days of the first class, 40% refund; after fifteen business days of the first class, no refund.

Return of Title IV Funds When a student who receives Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Perkins Loan, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and PLUS loans) withdraws, either officially or unofficially, before completing the period of enrollment for which they were charged, a return of Title IV funds may be required. • First, the net amount of Title IV aid that was and could have been disbursed is calculated. • Second, a calculation must be performed to determine the percentage of Title IV aid earned. The number of days attended by the student is divided by the number of days in the payment period. This equals the percentage of Title IV aid earned. If the percentage of Title IV aid earned is greater than 60 percent, the student is eligible for 100 percent of the aid. • Third, if the amount of aid disbursed equals the amount of aid earned, no further calculation is required. • Fourth, if the amount of aid disbursed is greater than the amount of aid earned, the difference must be returned to the appropriate Title IV agencies. • The College will return Title IV monies as follows: Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Perkins Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG and others. The student’s account will be debited for all monies returned to the Title IV agencies. The student will be responsible for paying any outstanding balance due to the Controller’s Office. Questions regarding the Return of Title IV funds should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

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Reservation Fee Each full-time student accepted into the College is required to pay a non-refundable Reservation Fee of $200 which guarantees a place in class. The Reservation Fee is credited to each student’s tuition.

Vehicle Registration All vehicles must be registered at the Security Office by the end of the first week of school. The non-refundable $25 fee is payable at the time of registration each academic year. Vehicles not registered will be subject to parking violations and fines.

Other Services Textbooks and Supplies - Textbooks may be purchased at the campus bookstore. The cost averages about $500 a semester. Students should arrive each semester with sufficient funds to purchase books and supplies. Check Cashing - A student’s personal check under $50 may be cashed on Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Controller’s Office if the student is in good standing with the College. Student Health Insurance - Health Services provides information on student health insurance options through various insurance companies. Health insurance is strongly recommended for all students. Health insurance is required for international and resident students and intercollegiate athletes.

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While preparing students for careers or advanced study, Mount Aloysius College recognizes the importance of a broad liberal arts education. Thus, in addition to solid preparation for a chosen career, every student at Mount Aloysius is provided a liberal arts education. The College's distributive core of courses ensures that every Mount Aloysius student has a basic body of knowledge in preparation either for a career or for further education. NOTE: Although the academic programs and courses represent available areas of study at Mount Aloysius College, the College reserves the right to withdraw any course or curriculum at any time. Transportation to and from practicum sites must be provided by students.

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APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Program Advisor - Mr. Christopher Mingyar The Associate of Science in Applied Technology program permits students to move from a vocational-technical diploma program to the associate degree to the bachelor’s degree seamlessly. This program complements the technical studies provided by postsecondary programs of vocational-technical schools by building upon collegeapproved technical courses as students pursue specialized technical occupations in fulfillment of a minimum 60-credit degree requirement. The Applied Technology program will afford graduates a level of knowledge which will permit them to assume more responsible employment positions than those for which they would be prepared by virtue of their diploma alone. Graduates of the Applied Technology program will 1. demonstrate proficiency in a specified vocational field; 2. effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, personal and professional knowledge and opinions; 3. develop critical thinking in the context of the liberal arts; 4. utilize quantitative and technical skills in the acquisition and application of knowledge; 5. identify and assess the influence of differing values and cultures on oneself and on society as a whole; 6. broaden one’s awareness of the moral and theological components of contemporary culture and of one’s personal view of life; and 7. build a foundation for further study and enhance employment opportunities. Presently, Mount Aloysius College has articulation agreements with Admiral Peary Vocational-Technical School, the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, and the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center. These articulation agreements allow students to transfer credits from their respective schools to Mount Aloysius. The list below outlines the total number of credits which may be transferred, contingent on students’ grades and program requirements and is subject to change. SCHOOL / PROGRAM Admiral Peary Vo-Tech Automotive Technology Commercial Art Computer Aided Drafting and Design Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Microcomputer Technology The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Computer Information Specialist Computer Repair Technology Electro-mechanical Technology Expanded Function Dental Assistant The Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center Architectural Drafting & Design Technology Automotive Technology Commercial Art Data Processing/Microcomputer Specialist Electrical Technology Electronics Technology Heating & Air Conditioning Technician Machine Shop Technology Mechanical Drafting & Design Technology Television Production Technology Welding & Metal Fabrication Specialist

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TOTAL CREDITS TRANSFERABLE 24 30 30 27 30 30 30 30 41 30 28 30 30 26 30 26 30 28 30 30


ACCOUNTING Department Chairperson - Mr. Christopher Mingyar The Accounting program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to provide students with a firm foundation of theory coupled with hands-on experience. The program is built upon the philosophy that the liberal arts provide the appropriate foundation for exploration of business studies; that classroom theory must be integrated with professional activity; that technology ought to be integrated with various concepts and skills throughout the curriculum; and that integration of varied concepts - being a reality of successful professional life - should be prominent in the program. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting will 1. emphasize decision-making from an organizational perspective, integrating the traditional academic areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing; 2. integrate business theory with business practice, bridging the gap between the classroom and the work place; 3. develop analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for problem solving; 4. learn how to manage business information, blending technological expertise with written and oral communication skills; 5. develop the technical skills necessary to begin a career in professional accountancy; 6. appreciate the impact of the liberal arts on social activity and business enterprise; and 7. become academically prepared for graduate and further study. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT Students who have been accepted for admission into the College are eligible to matriculate into any degree program sponsored by the Business and Information Technology Department. Accounting students will benefit from having a good math background including high school algebra and other advanced math classes. SCHEDULING All new students will initially register through the Academic Advising Office of the College. After the initial registration process, students will be assigned an academic advisor in the Department. Schedules in semesters subsequent to the first semester will be completed in conjunction with the assigned academic advisor.

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Accounting Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE ACCOUNTING CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS EC 201 CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BU 490 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 43-45

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS AC 101 Accounting Principles I AC 102 Accounting Principles II AC 208 Intermediate Accounting I AC 210 Intermediate Accounting II AC 216 Federal Income Taxation AC 231 Cost Accounting AC 308 Advanced Financial Accounting AC 318 Auditing AC 331 Advanced Cost Accounting AC 345 Accounting Field Experience Choose one course from: AC 326 Government and Non-Profit Accounting OR AC 416 Taxation of Partnerships and Corporations BU 490 Business Integrative Seminar (satisfies core requirement) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 -36

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BU 117 BU 211 BU 212 BU 220 BU 250 CM 305

Principles of Management Business Law I Business Law II Corporate Finance Principles of Marketing Statistical Research Total credits for other coursework

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18


Accounting Continued INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE REQUIREMENT Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree and majoring in either Accounting or Business Administration are required to have at least three credits in coursework oriented toward providing the student with an international perspective on business, politics, or social and cultural systems. Coursework taken to fulfill this requirement may simultaneously fulfill one other requirement for the College or in the Degree (e.g., PS 240 International Relations fulfills the International Exposure requirement while-at the same time-fulfilling a History/Political Science component of the College's Core Requirements). The following courses meet the International Exposure requirement: BU 413 GE 101 GE 201 HS 305/PS 305 HS 315/PS 315 HS 410 HS 415/PS 415 PS 240 PS 310 PS 340 PS 410 RS 206

Global Business World Geography: Man and the Environment Introduction to Geography History and Politics of Latin America History and Politics of the Far East Europe in the Twentieth Century History and Politics of Russia International Relations Comparative Politics International Political Economy U.S. Foreign Policy World Religions Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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Accounting Continued CONCENTRATION IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS Accounting majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may take advantage of a unique and cutting-edge opportunity through a joint curriculum with the Criminology program. This option is available to accounting majors who wish to pursue a wide range of fast-growing careers including work with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division; FBI; corporate auditing departments; and various law enforcement agencies which deal with financial investigations, white collar crime and forensic accounting. This program was designed with input from the IRS Criminal Investigations unit. Students who choose this option should work closely with their advisors to ensure all college and major requirements are satisfied. Students choosing this concentration must declare their intentions to the Registrar and to the Business and Information Technology Department Chairperson. Each of the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. AC 328 CR 101 CR 210 CR 260 CR 291 CR 295 CR 320

Financial Investigations General Administration of Justice Criminal Law Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence Theory and Techniques of Interviewing Criminal Investigation Evidence

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

A concentration is a selection or prescribed set of courses associated with a major designed to focus the student’s course of study according to interest and/or career goals. A concentration is not a required component of all majors. A concentration must be formally declared for it to appear on the transcript of record.

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BIOLOGY Department Chairperson - Dr. Merrilee Anderson The Biology major at Mount Aloysius College prepares students to enter careers in biology or to pursue graduate or professional education with a foundation in the liberal arts. The goals of the program include: 1. familiarizing students with the process of science; 2. preparing students for biologically-based careers or for graduate/professional study through an organism-focused biology curriculum; and 3. engaging students in the quest for a life-long commitment to learning. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology will 1. have a solid background in liberal arts through courses in the arts, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, religious studies, and sciences and have developed skills in the area of critical thinking; 2. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication and are able to use technology to enhance learning, find and use information, and do scientific inquiry; 3. understand the method of inquiry called the scientific method and recognize how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 4. understand and distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis; 5. relate the patterns of structure and function of organisms; the underlying physical, chemical and cellular processes that produce those patterns; and the mechanisms that continue those patterns through time; 6. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from related physical sciences; 7. be able to design and conduct biological research investigations; 8. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret research data sets and scientific research results; and 9. be prepared to accept an entry-level position requiring a science background or enter a graduate program of study. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION 1. Completion of high school coursework in biology, chemistry, and algebra with a “C” or better. 2. A combined score of 900 on the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT or a 19 on the ACT. Any required Educational Enrichment courses per the results of SAT or ACT testing must be completed with a “C” or better prior to achieving sophomore status. Please refer to the Educational Enrichment section found elsewhere in this catalog.

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Biology Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE BIOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS Credits College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History /Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 101 CM 112 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BL/SC 401 Total credits in core

1-3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 44-46

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BL 101 BL 102 BL 250 BL 320 BL 355 BL/SC 401

Biology I (satisfies core requirement) Biology II Genetics Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Animal Physiology Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) Total credits in major (Includes 7 credits in the core)

Credits -4 4 4 4 -23

(23 credits including Biology credits are listed under Core Course Requirements. Students in the Biology major will complete 37-43 credits within the major with the completion of the required specializations.) OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK CH 101 CH 102 CH 301 CH 302 CM 220 CM 305 SC 105 SC 106

Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Physics I Physics II Total credits in other required coursework Total credits in free electives Total credits for specialization Total credits for degree

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Credits 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 30 8-16 14-20 120


Biology Continued SPECIALIZATIONS Students complete one of the following specializations: Biological Science BL 210 Microbiology OR BL 260 Developmental Biology BL 255 Molecular Cellular Biology BL 301 Evolutionary Theory OR BL 305 Ecological Science BL 312 Principles of Biotechnology BL 398 Independent Research OR BL 400 Internship Total Credits for Biological Science Specialization

Credits 4 3 3/4 3 1-3 14-16

Pre-Health Professional (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry) BL 210 Microbiology BL 260 Developmental Biology BL 360 Immunology CH 401 Biochemistry PL 301 Bioethics OR RS 300 Christian Health Care Ethics Total Credits for Pre-Health Professional Specialization

Credits 4 4 3 3 3 17

Molecular Biotechnology BL 210 Microbiology BL 255 Molecular Cellular Biology BL 312 Principles of Biotechnology BL 315 Laboratory Techniques BL 398 Independent Research AND/OR BL 400 Internship Total Credits for Molecular Biotechnology Specialization

Credits 4 3 3 3 1-3 14-16

Environmental Science BL 210 Microbiology BL 305 Ecological Science BL 375 Botany BL 398 Independent Research AND/OR BL 400 Internship PL 301 Bioethics OR RS 300 Christian Health Care Ethics SC 406 Water Ecology Total Credits for Environmental Science Specialization

Credits 4 4 3 1-3 3 3 18-20

CERTIFICATE Forensic Investigation CR 101 CR 201 CR 260 CR 320 CR 325 CR 345 CR 475

General Administration of Justice Introduction to Forensic Science Criminal Procedure and Admissability of Evidence Evidence Medicolegal Investigation of Death Criminalistics and Crime Scene Analysis Criminal Investigative Analysis (Criminal Profiling)

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Biology Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 129-133 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Biology education students take the same science courses as other Biology baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The biology education program is designed to be completed in four years. The Biology Education Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education /psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in Biology. The additional requirements for Secondary Biology Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence, and an additional math course. The specific Biology outcomes are that students will 1. have a solid background in liberal arts through courses in the arts, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, religious studies, and sciences and have developed skills in the area of critical thinking; 2. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication and be able to use technology to enhance learning, find and use information, and do scientific inquiry; 3. understand the method of inquiry called the scientific method and appreciate how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 4. understand and distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis; 5. relate the patterns of structure and function of organisms; the underlying physical, chemical and cellular processes that produce those patterns; and the mechanisms that continue those patterns through time; 6. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from related physical sciences; 7. be able to design and conduct biological research investigations; 8. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret research data sets and scientific research results; and 9. be able to accept an entry level position requiring a science background or enter a graduate program of study.

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Biology Continued Related to the biology outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary Biology Education students. These students will 1. have a solid knowledge base in biology that includes concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of and a strategy for addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component; 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to lifelong learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 science guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. have passed the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS 300 Level or PL 301 RS Elective BL 101 PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 BL/SC 401 Total credits in core

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Biology Continued BIOLOGY MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION BL 102 BL 210 BL 250 BL 305 BL 320 BL 355 BL 375 BL 398

Biology II Microbiology Genetics Ecological Sciences Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Animal Physiology Botany Independent Research OR BL 400 Biology Internship BL/SC 401 Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) RS 300 Christian Health Care Ethics (satisfies core requirement) OR PL 301 Bioethics (satisfies core requirement) SC 406 Water Ecology Total credits Biology major requirements (Includes 6 credits in the core) OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CH 101 CH 102 CH 301 CH 302 CM 220 CM 305 SC 105 SC 106 SO 301

ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 445 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Physics I Physics II Multicultural Issues in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core) REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES

Credits 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 1-3 --3 37-39

Credits 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 -33

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary Science Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) -Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) -Total credits for education coursework 30 (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for degree 129-133

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Department Chairperson - Mr. Christopher Mingyar Mount Aloysius College offers a flexible and contemporary program in Business Administration leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and also offers three Associate of Science degree options. The Business Administration program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to provide students with a firm foundation of theory coupled with hands-on experience. The program is built upon the philosophy that the liberal arts provide the appropriate foundation for exploration of business studies; that classroom theory must be integrated with professional activity; that technology ought to be integrated with various concepts and skills throughout the curriculum; and that integration of varied concepts - being a reality of successful professional life - should be prominent in the program. The major in Business Administration offers flexibility to students. In consultation with an academic advisor, students can use the Business Elective block of credits to accommodate various business related interests. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration will 1. emphasize decision-making from an organizational perspective, integrating the traditional academic areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing; 2. integrate business theory with business practice, bridging the gap between the classroom and the work place; 3. develop analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for problem solving; 4. learn how to manage business information, blending technological expertise with written and oral communication skills; 5. appreciate the impact of the liberal arts on social activity and business enterprise; and 6. become academically prepared for graduate and further study. Students graduating with an Associate of Science degree with a major in Business Administration will 1. use the traditional areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing to build a foundation for creative decision making; 2. become aware of how academic study can enhance business practice, and how business practice sets the stage for future academic study; 3. develop technical and interpersonal skills necessary for entry-level employment; 4. learn how to access and use business information, using technology to enhance written and oral communication; and 5. become academically prepared for further study. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT Students who have been accepted for admission into the College are eligible to matriculate into any degree program sponsored by the Business and Information Technology Department. Business students will benefit from having a good math background including high school algebra and other advanced math classes.

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Business Administration Continued SCHEDULING Results of the SAT or ACT scores, the College placement test (if required), and prior academic performance are considered when planning appropriate course scheduling during the academic advising process. Each student is viewed as unique and important, and the optimal course scheduling that will lead to academic success will be recommended. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS EC 201 CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BU 490 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 43-45

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS AC 101 AC 102 BU 117 BU 211 BU 212 BU 219 BU 220 BU 239 BU 250 BU 345 BU 410 BU 490 BU - - -

Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Principles of Management Business Law I Business Law II Human Resource Management Corporate Finance Operations Management Principles of Marketing Business Field Experience Organizational Behavior Business Integrative Seminar (satisfies core requirement) Electives (9 credits must be at the 300-400 level) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 -12 48


Business Administration Continued OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK CM 305

Statistical Research

Credits 3 Total credits for other coursework 3

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE REQUIREMENT Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree and majoring in either Accounting or Business Administration are required to have at least three credits in coursework oriented toward providing the student with an international perspective on business, politics, or social and cultural systems. Coursework taken to fulfill this requirement may simultaneously fulfill one other requirement for the College or in the Degree (e.g., PS 240 International Relations fulfills the International Exposure requirement while-at the same time-fulfilling a History/Political Science component of the College’s Core Requirements). The following courses meet the International Exposure requirement: GE 101 GE 201 HS 305/PS 305 HS 315/PS 315 HS 410 HS 415/PS 415 PS 240 PS 310 PS 340 PS 410 RS 206 SO 360

World Regional Geography Introduction to Geography History and Politics of Latin America History and Politics of the Far East Europe in the Twentieth Century History and Politics of Russia International Relations Comparative Politics International Political Economy U.S. Foreign Policy World Religions Women and Global Cultures

. Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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27-29 120


Business Administration Continued SPECIALIZATIONS (Choose 12 credits in a given area) Students who have selected Business Administration as a major in the Bachelor of Science degree program may choose to specialize in one of the following areas. Courses selected for a specialization help to satisfy the business (BU) elective requirements in the major. Alternatively, students may choose not to specialize and may take courses from a combination of the areas below to help satisfy the business elective requirements in the major. Health Care Administration HCA 100 HCA 322 HCA 317 HCA 350 HCA 401

Introduction to Health Care Administration Financial Management of Health Organizations Organizational Management in Health Care Delivery Long-term Care Administration Health Law

Credits 3 3 3 3 3

Human Resources BU 321 HR Planning and Development BU 322 Labor Relations BU 323 Compensation BU 424 Employee Benefits (Students may declare a specialization in Human Resources or Management, but NOT both.)

Credits 3 3 3 3

Management BU 318 Applied Quality Management BU 321 HR Planning and Development BU 322 Labor Relations BU 323 Compensation BU 424 Employee Benefits (Students may declare a specialization in Human Resources or Management, but NOT both.)

Credits 3 3 3 3 3

Marketing and Entrepreneurship BU 223 BU 360 BU 370 BU 472 BU 474

Advertising and Sales Promotion Entrepreneurship Consumer Behavior Marketing Research Public Relations

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Business Administration Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - ACCOUNTING SPECIALIZATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EC 201 HS, PS BL, CH, CM, SC CS 103 RS Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS AC 101 AC 102 AC 208 AC 210 AC 216 BU 117 BU 211 BU 212 BU 220 BU 250

Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Intermediate Accounting I Intermediate Accounting II Federal Income Taxation Principles of Management Business Law I Business Law II Corporate Finance Principles of Marketing Total credits in major Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30 3-5 60

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SPECIALIZATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EC 201 HS, PS BL, CH, CM, SC CS 103 RS Total credits in core

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Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27


Business Administration Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS AC 101 AC 102 BU 117 BU 211 BU 212 BU 219 BU 220 BU 250 CS - - -

Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Principles of Management Business Law I Business Law II Human Resource Management Corporate Finance Principles of Marketing Computer Science electives Total credits in major Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 30 3-5 60

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EC 201 HS, PS BL, CH, CM, SC CS 103 RS Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS AC 101 AC 102 BU 117 BU 211 BU 212 BU 219 BU 220 BU 250

Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Principles of Management Business Law I Business Law II Human Resource Management Corporate Finance Principles of Marketing Total credits in major Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 24 9-11 60


CRIMINOLOGY Department Chairperson - Dr. Deanne D’Emilio The Associate of Science Degree in Criminology is intended to prepare students for entry-level criminal justice positions including law enforcement and corrections. The curriculum has a social justice focus that advances the following four core values: 1. a recognition of the innate worth of all human beings, including criminal offenders; 2. a belief in the potential for criminal offenders to be reintegrated into society; 3. a recognition of the responsibility of the criminal offender to make good faith efforts to change; and 4. a belief in society’s responsibility to assist the offender change process by providing reasonable assistance. With this foundation, the department has adopted the following outcomes. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to 1. appreciate the benefits of a liberal arts education grounded in the arts, sciences and humanities; 2. explore the world of crime from varied perspectives, especially one in which social justice and moral decision making plays a crucial role; 3. articulate the role of law enforcement in its relationship to crime and other criminal justice functions; 4. demonstrate a basic understanding of the agencies and processes dealing with juvenile justice in the United States; 5. discuss contemporary correctional theories and issues facing this field of criminal justice; 6. think critically about contemporary criminological issues by exposure to proponents and critics; 7. develop an appreciation of the practitioner’s ability to work on a team and confront the criminal as well as criminality; 8. understand the role of the police, courts and correctional institutions in criminal justice administration; 9. demonstrate a basic knowledge of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure; and 10. pursue either employment in a range of criminal justice careers or a bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology is intended to prepare students for entry-level and certain mid-level criminal justice positions as well as for graduate or professional school. The program has a social justice focus that advances the same core values as stated above in the Associate Degree introduction section. With this foundation, the department has adopted the following outcomes. Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate all of the outcomes stated above for the Associate’s Degree and, in addition, will be able to 1. further develop and enhance their preparation in the liberal arts; 2. engage in basic research methods designed to prepare the student for quantitative and qualitative social science research; 3. explore the function of law and the meaning of justice within the American jurisprudence system; 4. discuss ethical issues facing the field of criminology including ethical dilemmas encountered in police work, sentencing, correctional, and probation work; 5. critically analyze causes of crime and their application to the formation of public policy; and 6. pursue either employment in a wide range of criminal justice careers or graduate study.

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Criminology Continued Background Requirements for Most Law Enforcement Positions Students who wish to pursue a career in criminology should be aware that to secure a position in law enforcement or to teach criminology or criminal justice at most universities and colleges the student is required to pass a background check. In most states, specifically Pennsylvania, federal law enforcement positions require that the candidate provide reports on his/her background to law enforcement agencies in the particular state they are seeking employment. For example, in Pennsylvania these particular agencies are: the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (if working with children) and the Pennsylvania State Police. Most all state and federal positions require a report from the Federal Criminal History Record Information Department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the candidate will also undergo future background checks by the particular agency to which he/she applied. If your background check is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in most law enforcement positions. In Pennsylvania and most states, students can seek a security background check from their state police agency. Grade Requirements in Major Students must earn a C or better in all major courses, designated with a CR prefix. Major courses for which a D or less has been earned must be repeated. Grade Requirements in Concentrations and Certificates Students must earn a C or better in ALL courses listed for any concentration, minor, or certificate to be awarded the certificate or designation for the concentration or minor on the transcript. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE CRIMINOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU PS 203 BL, CH, SC CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS PY 101 CR 301 CR 213 CR 401 Total credits in core

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Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 43-45


Criminology Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS CR 101 CR 102 CR 210 CR 213 CR 260 CR 263 CR 264 CR 270 CR 301 CR 401 CR 450 CR - - -

Credits General Administration of Justice 3 Survey of Criminology 3 Criminal Law 3 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice (satisfies core requirement) - Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence 3 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Introduction to Corrections 3 Juvenile Justice System 3 Criminology Research Methods (satisfies core requirement) -Advanced Criminological Seminar (satisfies core requirement) - Criminal Justice Ethics 3 Electives (3 credits must be at the 300-400 level) 6 Total credits in major 39 (Includes 9 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives 36-38 Total credits in degree 120

CONCENTRATION IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR CRIMINOLOGY MAJORS The following option is available to criminology majors who wish to pursue a wide range of fast-growing careers including work with the IRS, criminal investigation division, FBI, corporate auditing departments, and various law enforcement agencies which deal with financial investigations, white collar crime and forensic accounting. This program was designed with input from the IRS and meets their requirements for training in accounting and business. Students who choose this option should work closely with their advisors to ensure all college and major requirements are satisfied. REQUIRED COURSES AC 101 AC 102 AC 208 AC 318 BU 211 AC 328

Accounting Principles I Accounting Principles II Intermediate Accounting I Auditing Business Law I Financial Investigations, A Forensic Accounting Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimes (to be taught by IRS agents)

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3


Criminology Continued Choose Two From The Following List: AC 216 Federal Income Taxation BU 120 Personal Finance BU 212 Business Law II BU 220 Corporate Finance EC 201 Introduction to Economics EC 212 Microeconomics

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3

A concentration is a selection or prescribed set of courses associated with a major designed to focus the student’s course of study according to interest and/or career goals. A concentration is not a required component of all majors. A concentration must be formally declared for it to appear on the transcript of record. NOTE: See “Accounting” program for information on Concentration in Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Option for Accounting Majors. See “Minors” section for information regarding Criminology Minor. CERTIFICATE CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION This certificate program consists of twelve (12) credits designed to give students and corrections personnel concentrated coursework in correctional administration. This will prepare students to work in a correctional facility as well as introduce them to management principles. Current correctional personnel who want to augment their education and/or advance in the workplace will also benefit from this certificate. REQUIRED COURSES CR 275 Correctional Institutions CR 305 Criminal Justice Management CR 310 Treatment of Addiction in the Criminal Justice System CR 407 Penology

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Credits 3 3 3 3


Criminology Continued CERTIFICATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONAL This is a Pennsylvania Certification Board approved program and these courses satisfy the academic requirements for certification. The certificate program consists of twelve (12) credits designed to provide students and human services professionals with up-to-date information on substance abuse and its impact on individuals, families, organizations, and the community. It will enable them to work more effectively with inmates, clients, students, and others who may be affected directly or indirectly by alcohol or other drugs. There are approximately one thousand substance abuse counselor positions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving both juvenile and adult offenders. The Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that approximately 70% of individuals who are incarcerated and 62% who are under some type of alternative sentencing (probation, parole, house-arrest, ARD) have offenses that are directly related to substance abuse. The certificate program is appropriate for current students of all bachelor programs who wish to prepare for human services positions as substance abuse counselors, teachers, school counselors, juvenile delinquent counselors, social workers, educators, health-care professionals, and those who work in the corrections field. REQUIRED COURSES CR 293 Substance Use and Abuse in Criminal Justice CR 310 Treatment of Addiction in the Criminal Justice System CR 420C Criminology Clinical PY 331 Introduction to Counseling

Credits 3 3 3 3

CERTIFICATE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION This certificate program consists of twenty-one (21) credits designed to give students and law enforcement personnel a foundation in crime scene investigation, evidence collection and preservation, and profiling. This certificate will enable current students to better prepare to enter the workforce in many law enforcement positions that involve criminal investigations and will also provide current law enforcement personnel the opportunity to augment their training with specialized knowledge regarding important legal and evidentiary procedures. REQUIRED COURSES CR 101 General Administration of Justice CR 201 Introduction to Forensic Science CR 260 Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence CR 320 Evidence CR 325 Medicolegal Investigation of Death CR 345 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Analysis CR 475 Criminal Investigative Analysis (Criminal Profiling)

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3


Criminology Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE CRIMINOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Math/Science Technology Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 CM 220 CS 103

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3

PY 101 PS 203 RS CR 213 Total credits in core

3 3 3 3 25-27

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS CR 101 CR 102 CR 210 CR 260 CR 263 CR 264 CR 270

General Administration of Justice Survey of Criminology Criminal Law Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence Introduction to Law Enforcement Introduction to Corrections Juvenile Justice System Total credits in major Total credits for free electives Total credits in degree

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21 12-14 60


EDUCATION - EARLY LEVEL PRE K-4/ MIDDLE LEVEL 4-8 Department Chairperson - Dr. Marilyn Roseman Students who enroll in the Education program for Early or Middle Level Certification will be prepared to pass the PRAXIS exams successfully, complete requirements for certification for Pre K-4 amd 4-8, and compete successfully for teaching positions. Drawing from the constructivist philosophies of Vygotsky, Bruner, and Piaget, as well as the perspectives of Maslow and Gardner, students will attain the target standards of excellence as identified by the Association of Childhood Education International. This professional preparation accompanies a liberal arts concentration that will provide the graduate with a broad foundation necessary for optimal teaching in grades Pre K-4 and 4-8. Any transfer students or students who previously took courses at the College will have their files reviewed and will be required to enter or matriculate into the existing program (College Catalog 2011-2012) or the new program. They will not be permitted to follow a program of study that might have previously existed. Any students who are returning and who previously took education courses in any of the earlier education programs will be admitted to one of the new education programs and must complete all of those requirements for graduation. Graduates from the program will 1. have a solid knowledge base in the liberal arts that includes concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2 use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of child development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. possess a knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component; 5. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 6. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population including English Language Learners; 7. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 8. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to life long learning; 9. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; and 10. be able to gain an entry level teaching position in the public or private sector and/or pursue graduate study.

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE EDUCATION - EARLY LEVEL PRE K-4 CHILDHOOD CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature Math Technology Science Religious Studies/Philosophy History/Political Science Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EN 120/206/233 EN 345 CM 213 CS 302 BL 101 RS 215 300-400-level RS Elective PS 203 GE 101 PY 204 SO 301 ED 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 44-46

EDUCATION - EARLY LEVEL PRE K-4 MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ED 119 ED/PY 206 ED 213 ED 251 ED 305 ED 310 ED 320 ED 330 ED 401 ED 402 ED 412 ED 414 ED 435 ED 460

Credits Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children 3 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 Basics of Early Childhood Education 3 Emergent Literacy 3 The Art of Effective Teaching 3 Methods of Teaching Math 3 Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Methods of Teaching Reading 3 Integrative Core (satisfies core requirement) -Student Teaching 12 Strategies for Reading Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention 3 Creating and Adapting Curriculum 3 Assessment Strategies 3 Methods of Teaching Science and Health and Social Studies 4 Total credits for Elementary Education /Early Childhood Education major courses 52 (Includes 3 credits in the core)

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued Concentrations - (Choose One from the List Below) ENGLISH CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS EN 110 EN 111 EN 120 EN 206 EN 233 EN 230 EN 231 EN 240 EN 345 EN - - EN - - -

Rhetoric I (satisfies core requirement) Rhetoric II (satisfies core requirement) Theatre: Introduction to Acting (satisfies core requirement) OR Modern Drama (satisfies core requirement) OR Introduction to Theatre (satisfies core requirement) Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Shakespeare Children’s Literature (satisfies core requirement) Elective 300-400-Level EN Total credits for English major coursework (Includes 12 credits in the core)

Credits ---3 3 3 -3 6 30

ENGLISH CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CM 112 HS 310 PY 221 SC 325

Credits College Algebra 3 Social and Cultural History of the United States 3 Educational Psychology 3 Integrated Sciences 3 Total credits for other required coursework 12 Total credits in Early Level English Concentration 123-125 GENERAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS

BL 101 BL 102 CH 100 SC 103 SC 325 SC 326 SC - - -

Biology I (satisfies core requirement) Biology II General Chemistry Applied Physics Integrated Sciences I Integrated Sciences II Elective Total credits for General Science Concentration coursework (Includes 4 credits in the core)

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Credits -4 4 4 3 3 3 25


Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued GENERAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CM 112 GE 101 HS 310

College Algebra World Geography Social and Cultural History of the United States Total credits for other required coursework Total credits for Early Level General Science Concentration

Credits 3 3 3 9 123-125

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS HS 101 HS 102 HS/PS 305 HS 315 HS/PS 415 HS 310 HS 325 HS 410 HS/PS PS 203 PS 240 PS 300

Credits World Civilizations to 1500 OR 3 World Civilizations since 1500 History of Latin America OR History and Politics of the Far East 3 OR History of Russia Social and Cultural History of the United States 3 Medieval Europe OR 3 Europe in the 20th Century Elective 3 American National Government (satisfies core requirement) - International Relations 3 State and Local Politics 3 Total credits for History/Political Science Concentration coursework 24 (Includes 3 credits in the core) HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CM 112 GE 101 SC 325

College Algebra World Geography Integrated Sciences Total credits for other required coursework Total credits for Early Level History/Political Science Concentration

90

Credits 3 3 3 9 123-125


Education - Middle Level 4-8 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE EDUCATION - MIDDLE LEVEL 4-8 CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature Math Technology Science Religious Studies/Philosophy History/Political Science Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EN 120/206/233 EN 345 CM 213 CS 302 BL 101 RS 215 300-400-level RS Elective PS 203 GE 101 PY 204 SO 301 ED 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 44-46

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS / READING CONCENTRATION MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS Credits ED 251 Emergent Literacy 3 ED 320 Applied Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 ED 330 Methods of Teaching Reading 3 ED 375 Introduction to Middle and Secondary Education 3 ED 412 Strategies for Reading Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention 3 ED 435 Assessment Strategies 3 ED 475 Reading in the Content Area 3 ED 402 Student Teaching 12 Total credits for English/Language Arts/Reading Concentration 33

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Education - Middle Level 4-8 ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS/READING CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS EN 110 Rhetoric I (satisfies core requirement) EN 111 Rhetoric II (satisfies core requirement) EN 230 American Literature I EN 231 American Literature II EN 240 Shakespeare EN 345 Children’s Literature (satisfies core requirement) EN 355 Linguistics EN 420 Multicultural Literature EN 120/206/233 (satisfies core requirement) Total credits for English Concentration (Includes 12 credits in the core)

Credits --3 3 3 -3 3 -24

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS/READING CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 102 CM 213 CM 220 CM 305 GE 101 HS 101 HS 102 HS 310 SC 325 SC 326

Biology II Mathematical Concepts Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research World Regional Geography World Civilizations to 1500 OR World Civilizations since 1500 Social and Cultural History of the United States The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II Total credits for Other Required Coursework

Credits 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 28

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 435 ED 465 ED 475

Applied Strategies for the Exceptional Learner Introduction to Middle and Secondary Education Student Teaching Assessment Strategies Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies Reading in the Content Area Total credits for History/Political Science Concentration

92

Credits 3 3 12 3 3 3 27


Education - Middle Level 4-8 HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS Credits EC 201

Introduction to Economics OR EC 211 Introduction to National Income Theory OR EC 212 Introduction to Price Theory GE 101 World Regional Geography HS 101 World Civilizations to 1500 OR HS 102 World Civilizations since 1500 HS 310 Social and Cultural History of United States HS 325 Medieval Europe OR HS 410 Europe in the 20th Century HS 360 History of Pennsylvania HS/PS 305 History of Latin America OR HS/PS 315 History of the Far East OR HS/PS 415 History of Russia HS/PS Elective PS 203 American National Government (satisfies core requirement) PS 240 International Relations PS 425 The Presidency OR PS 435 The Supreme Court OR PS 440 Legislative Process Total credits for History/Political Science Concentration Course Requirements (Includes 3 credits in the core) HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 102 CM 213 CM 220 CM 305 EN 355 SC 325 SC 326

Biology II Mathematical Concepts Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Introduction to Linguistics The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II Total credits for Other Required Coursework

93

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 -3 3

33

Credits 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 22


Education - Middle Level 4-8 SCIENCE CONCENTRATION MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ED 320 ED 375 ED 445 ED 435 ED 475 ED 402

Applied Strategies for the Exceptional Learner Introduction to Middle and Secondary Education Methods of Teaching Secondary Science Assessment Strategies Reading in the Content Area Student Teaching Total credits for Science Concentration

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 12 27

SCIENCE CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS BL 101 BL 102 BL 312 CH 100 SC 103 SC 325 SC 326 SC 404 SC 405 -- ---

Biology I (satisfies core requirement) Biology II Principles of Biotechnology General Chemistry Applied Physics The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II Cosmology and Culture Natural Disasters BL, CH, SC Elective Total credits for Science Concentration (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits -4 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3-4 33-34

SCIENCE CONCENTRATION OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CM 213 CM 220 CM 305 EN 355 GE 101 HS 101/102 HS 310

Mathematical Concepts Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Introduction to Linguistics Wold Regional Geography World Civilization to 1500 Social and Cultural History of the United States Total credits for Science Concentration

94

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21


Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADMISSION All students interested in teacher certification will enter into the pre-education program until all requirements for admission into the department have been met. Upon admission, all pre-education majors must declare a concentration that includes English, General Science or History/Political Science. An advisor will be assigned to aid in the scheduling of the courses for these majors. The following requirements for academic preparation and performance must be successfully met prior to admission into the program and education major. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  Earn a minimum of sixty (60) credits and have sophomore standing  Complete six (6) hours in communication/writing (EN 110/111)  Complete the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course (CLS 101)  Complete six (6) hours in college level mathematics (according to the requirements of the second major)  Pass PY 221 Educational Psychology and PY 204 Child Development and Adolescence with a “C+” or better  Successfully pass the PRAXIS Core Battery tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, and the Fundamental Content Knowledge Exam  Complete other courses as specified in the College Core Curriculum  In compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Education Guidelines meet a minimum overall GPA of 3.0  Have current Act 34 and 151 Clearances and FBI Federal Criminal History Record (fingerprinting)  Completed Health Appraisal including TB test

ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING All students will be charged a Student Teaching Fee. (Please see Tuition and Fees section.) STUDENT TEACHING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  A GPA of 3.0 or better  Successful completion of all PRAXIS exams as listed above  A grade of “C” or better in all education courses  Student Teaching Application and Data Sheet  An essay describing the student’s interest in and preparation for a career in teaching  Successful completion of all required education courses at the completion of the junior year  Successful completion of all field experiences DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS  Successful completion of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment PRAXIS Exams or appropriate Middle Level exams  A successful exit interview with College faculty and local school district administrators  A portfolio that demonstrates that the student has met each of the learning principles identified in Chapter 354.33, Professional Competencies of the Pennsylvania Department of Education General Standards  A satisfactory evaluation from the College supervisor on the state-wide performance evaluation and inventory of student teachers (PDE 430)  Successful completion of all student teaching assignments

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRAXIS EXAMS  PRAXIS bulletins and test information can be obtained from any education faculty member. Please see your advisor or any education faculty member for guidance and assistance regarding any facet of the PRAXIS exam.  Students should carefully read the bulletin to avoid problems in registering for the test and to mark test dates so that tests can be completed as required for admission into the department.  NOTE: Testing Centers might not offer all the tests for each testing date. Regular testing is not available during the summer months. While the PPST can be taken more frequently via the computerized format, this does not apply to The Fundamental Content Knowledge Exam or the Early Childhood or Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Exam. Please read the PRAXIS Bulletin carefully and plan accordingly.  Below is the timeline for completion of PRAXIS tests and the required passing scores in Pennsylvania: Sophomore, 1st Semester -have completed 45 credits by end of the semester -consider PRAXIS prep courses or practice tests -completed required rhetoric courses, math courses, PY 204, and PY221 Sophomore, 2nd Semester -by end of the semester, have successfully completed PRAXIS Series I exams including PPST Reading - passing score 172 PPST Writing - passing score 173 PPST Math - passing score 173 and Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge - passing score 150 OR A composite score of 521 with PA Minimum State Score Requirements (see ETS PA State Standards (www.ets.org) PPST Reading - passing score 171 PPST Writing - passing score 170 PPST Math - passing score 171 -have completed sixty (60) credits with a 3.0 GPA Junior, 1st Semester -prior to the start of the semester, submit formal application to the Education Office Junior, 2nd Semester -complete and submit student teaching application Senior, 1st Semester -take the Early Childhood Education PRAXIS Exam - passing score 530, or appropriate Middle Level exams -apply for graduation

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued Senior, 2nd Semester -complete final PRAXIS exams before end of student teaching: Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - passing score 168, or appropriate Middle Level Exam -submit certification form CLEARANCES The Education Department requires all students enrolled in a certification program to develop and maintain a sound professional record. Students applying to the Education Department must submit a Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record, the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and the FBI Federal Criminal History Record (fingerprinting) for review. Copies of these reports will be kept on file in the department. If individuals have offenses on the report, they may not be allowed to participate in practicum experiences or student teaching depending upon the policy of the public school district with which the College has a working relation and to which they are assigned. This will mean they may not be able to complete a certification program and be recommended by the department’s certification officer for certification. If offenses show on these reports, students should see their Education department advisor to discuss their situation and possibly consider other career options. TRANSFER STUDENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All transfer students interested in certification are subject to all current requirements for entrance to, retention in, and completion of certification program including the GPA requirements. Because of the integrated nature of our certification programs, many education credits completed elsewhere will not be transferable. The transfer of education credits will be evaluated individually to be sure they meet the dual standards as addressed in the education coursework at Mount Aloysius College. The transfer of field experiences will be evaluated individually. STUDENT ADMISSION WITH COMPLETED BACHELOR DEGREES Students who desire certification and who already have a bachelor’s degree will be admitted into the program after having completed one semester in the pre-education program demonstrating through transfer or Mount Aloysius coursework successful completion of college level mathematics and communications courses. Applicant must pass the PRAXIS Core Battery tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics and Fundamental Subjects Content Knowledge. Transfer students with bachelor degrees must complete all coursework as specified in the program.

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION The Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education has been drawn from the recommendations of the National Association for Education of Young Children. Accordingly, it is designed to provide the student with many opportunities to work with young children in supervised settings while developing a firm theoretical base to guide classroom decisions. The theoretical philosophies of Vygotsky, Piaget, Erikson, and Maslow undergird early childhood courses, while courses in the liberal arts help the students to become well-rounded and thoughtful practitioners. Students who complete the Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education can complete their Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education. Graduates from the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program will 1. have a solid grounding in the liberal arts that enables them to engage in critical and creative thinking in developing programs for young children; 2. understand the historical, cultural, and social foundations of early childhood education that influence current practices; 3. use technology as an educational resource and as a learning tool for children; 4. align developmentally appropriate assessment to goals, curriculum design and teaching strategies; 5. value play as the foundation for learning in early childhood; 6. use teaching strategies that create a sense of community for children, teachers, and family members; 7. communicate effectively with children, parents, and other professionals; 8. be reflective practitioners whose actions are guided by knowledge of child development, influences on development, and critical analysis; 9. demonstrate a commitment to children through continuous, collaborative learning and advocacy; 10. demonstrate ethical and professional characteristics of confidentiality, sensitivity and respect for all children and their families; and 11. be optimistic, enthusiastic, and caring practitioners who recognize the challenge and pleasure of educating young children. Students must complete a health form including health history, physical exam and immunization record. (Obtained from Health Services and returned to Health Services where the records are kept confidential.) Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes. A completed health form is required prior to any observations or field experiences required in coursework. TB testing (PPD) is required also. CPR and First Aid certification is strongly recommended. All applicants to the Early Childhood Associate Degree program must submit completed Child Abuse Clearance forms and completed clearance forms from the Pennsylvania State Police (Act 33/151). Copies of these forms will be kept in the student’s file and are required prior to completing any observations or field experiences that are included in coursework. Clearances will be good for one year and must be updated annually until permanent employment is secured. Students must provide their own transportation to all field sites.

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Education - Early Level Pre K-4/Middle Level 4-8 Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science Math/Science Technology Religious Studies History/Political Science Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111

Credits 1-3 3 3

EN 345 CM 112 OR CM213 OR BL101 CS 103 RS HS 201 OR HS 202 SO 301 Total credits in core

3 3-4 3 3 3 3 25-28

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ED 110 ED 119 ED 213 ED 251 ED/PY203 ED/PY206 ED 270 ED 271 PY 204 PY 221

Safety, Nutrition and Health of Young Children Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children Basics of Early Childhood Education Emergent Literacy Psychology of Infant Development Psychology of the Exceptional Child Supervised Field Experience: Child Care Administration Supervised Field Experience: Play as Curriculum Child Development and Adolescence Educational Psychology Total credits in major

Credits 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 25

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK GE 101

World Regional Geography Total credits for other coursework Total credits for free electives (Should be selected from Core Courses for Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education)

Total credits for degree

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Credits 3 3

4-7 60


EDUCATION - SECONDARY EDUCATION Department Chairperson - Dr. Marilyn Roseman Bachelor Degree programs leading to certification in secondary education are available in Biology, English, General Science, and Social Studies through the College’s Secondary Education Program and are designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base in the teaching specialty. The Secondary Education program at Mount Aloysius College flows naturally from the College’s philosophical roots. Preparation for a career in teaching requires a desire to serve others, engage in life-long learning, and work toward social justice and the common good. The Secondary Education program prepares students to accept people of all faiths and walks of life, respect their individual gifts and talents, and empower those who have been disenfranchised in the system. As guided by the philosophy of Mount Aloysius College, students are expected to value and engage in holistic learning experiences that synthesize intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and creative ways of thinking, and base their own teaching on these principles. The Mission of the Secondary Education certification is to develop teachers whose pedagogy is based on theoretical understandings, who employ frequent reflection, and who are competent in using a wide variety of teaching, learning, and assessment techniques. Recognizing that quality in teaching requires a broad knowledge base and content, Secondary Education students will complete one of the following majors: Biology, English, General Science or History/Political Science to be able to complete a secondary education program. PA State Department of Education changes in regulations may result in changes in the requirements of education programs. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses and education courses totaling 129-133 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Biology education students take the same science courses as other Biology baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The biology education program is designed to be completed in four years. The Biology Education Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in Biology. The additional requirements for Secondary Biology Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course.

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Secondary Education Continued The specific Biology outcomes are that students will 1. have a solid background in liberal arts through courses in the arts, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, religious studies, and sciences and have developed skills in the area of critical thinking; 2. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication and be able to use technology to enhance learning, find and use information, and do scientific inquiry; 3. understand the method of inquiry called the scientific method and appreciate how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 4. understand and distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis; 5. relate the patterns of structure and function of organisms; the underlying physical, chemical and cellular processes that produce those patterns; and the mechanisms that continue those patterns through time; 6. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from related physical sciences; 7. be able to design and conduct biological research investigations; 8. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret research data sets and scientific research results; and 9. be able to accept an entry level position requiring a science background or enter a graduate program of study. Related to the biology outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary Biology Education students. These students will 1. have a solid knowledge base in biology that includes concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of and a strategy for addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component; 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to lifelong learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 science guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. have passed the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position.

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Secondary Education Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS 300 Level or PL 301 RS Elective BL 101 PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 BL/SC 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 44-46

BIOLOGY MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION BL 102 BL 210 BL 250 BL 305 BL 320 BL 355 BL 375 BL 398

Biology II Microbiology Genetics Ecological Sciences Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Animal Physiology Botany Independent Research OR BL 400 Biology Internship BL/SC 401 Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) RS 300 Christian Health Care Ethics (satisfies core requirement) OR PL 301 Bioethics (satisfies core requirement) SC 406 Water Ecology Total credits Biology major course requirements (Includes 6 credits in the core)

102

Credits 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 1-3 --3 37-39


Secondary Education Continued OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CH 101 CH 102 CH 301 CH 302 CM 220 CM 305 SC 105 SC 106 SO 301

Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Physics I Physics II Multicultural Issues in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 -33

REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 445 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary Science Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) -Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) -Total credits for education coursework 30 (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for degree 129-133

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Secondary Education Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 120 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. English education students take the same courses as other English baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The English education program is designed to be completed in four years. The English Education Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in English. The additional requirements for Secondary English Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and be able to 1. use the English language clearly and appropriately as speakers in given contexts; 2. use the English language clearly and appropriately as writers in given contexts; 3. read, write, speak, and listen with discrimination and defensible judgment; 4. employ such cognitive skills as reading, listening, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in situations which call for critical thinking; 5. use technology in the effective presentation of material; 6. demonstrate familiarity with fundamental concepts in mathematics, science, and the social sciences; 7. create sound arguments; 8. discuss a broad spectrum of literary works, cultures, and historical periods; and 9. pursue either graduate study or employment in a wide range of career areas. Related to the English outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary English Education students. These students will be able to 1. link their solid disciplinary knowledge base with concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommdation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component;

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Secondary Education Continued 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to life long learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 English guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. pass the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 100-200 Level EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS/PL Elective 300 RS Elective BL/SC/CH PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 EN/BD 400 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3-4 3 3 3 3 43-46

ENGLISH MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS EN 230 EN 231 EN 240 EN 345 EN/BD 400

Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Shakespeare Children’s Literature Senior Seminar (satisfies core requirement)

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Credits 3 3 3 3 -15


Secondary Education Continued Credits At least three (3) of the following courses: EN 120 Theatre: Introduction to Acting EN 130 Play Production EN 203 Western World Literature I EN 204 Western World Literature II EN 206 Modern Drama EN 209 Introduction to Short Fiction EN 210 Themes in Western World Literature EN 215 Comparative Literature I EN 216 Comparative Literature II EN 233 Introduction to Theatre

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 Credits

At least four (4) of the following courses: EN 301 Advanced Public Speaking EN 303 Literature of Crime and Detection EN 304 Women Writers EN 307 Critical Thinking in Literature EN 309 Creative Writing EN 312 Modern American Novel EN 313 Professional Communication EN 321 Advanced Acting EN 330 Literature into Film EN 340 Studies in Poetry EN 360 Technical Communications EN 395 Special Topics in Literature EN 415 North American Native Literature EN 420 Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature EN 495 Major Author Studies Total credits English major requirements (Includes 3 credits in the core)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 12 33

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES CM 220 EN 355 SO 301

Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Linguistics Multicultural Issues in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core)

106

Credits 3 3 -9


Secondary Education Continued REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 455 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary English Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) -Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) -Total credits for education coursework 30 (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives 11-14 Total credits for degree 120

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Secondary Education Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Science in Secondary General Science Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 120 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. General Science education students take the same science courses as other General Science baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The General Science education program is designed to be completed in four years. The General Science Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in General Science. The additional requirements for Secondary General Science Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. The courses required under this program in the sciences are designed to enable the student to 1. be familiar with the method of inquiry called the scientific method and appreciate how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 2. distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis.; 3. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from major areas of the biological and physical sciences; 4. develop an ability to integrate concepts and processes of earth/space, life and physical sciences; 5. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret scientific research results and to appropriately analyze research data sets; 6. appreciate the interrelatedness of various areas of the biological and physical sciences and relate how the principles and discoveries in one area of science impact and contribute to the knowledge in others; 7. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; and 8. be adequately prepared for future professions in which a solid general science foundation is important and/or be adequately prepared to move into graduate level study.

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Secondary Education Continued Related to the General Science outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary General Science Education students. These students will 1. have a solid knowledge base in General Science that includes concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component; 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to lifelong learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 science guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. have passed the PRAXIS Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS 300 or PL 301 RS/PL Elective BL 101 PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 SC 401 Total credits in core

109

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 44-46


Secondary Education Continued GENERAL SCIENCE MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BL 312 CH 100 CH 301 SC 103 SC 325 SC 326 SC 401 SC 404 SC 405 -- ---

Principles of Biotechnology General Chemistry Organic Chemistry I Applied Physics The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) Cosmology and Culture Natural Disasters BL, CH, SC electives Total credits general science major requirements (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 3 4 4 4 3 3 -3 3 5 35

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 102 SC 121 SC 125 SO 301

Biology II Introduction to Astronomy Introduction to Geology Multicultural Isses in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 4 3 3 -13

RELATED MATH REQUIREMENTS CM 220 CM 305

Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Total credits related math requirements

Credits 3 3 6

REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 445 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education Student Teaching Methods of Secondary Science Education Reading in the Content Area Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) Total credits for education coursework (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

110

Credits 3 3 12 3 3 --30 2-4 120


Secondary Education Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 127-130 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Social Studies Education students take the same courses as other history/political science baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in History/Political Science. The additional requirements for Secondary Social Studies Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. The specific Social Studies and History/Political Science Outcomes are that students will demonstrate 1. a knowledge of historical and political facts, events, persons, themes, concepts, and issues; 2. an ability to explain, analyze, and show connections between change and continuity over time using the understanding of the disciplines of history and political science; 3. an ability to analyze historical and political information and synthesize different interpretations of that information; 4. an ability to make connections between historical interpretation and contemporary developments; 5. an ability to demonstrate knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; 6. a disposition to examine complex questions carefully, methodically, and fully; 7. an ability to respond actively and effectively to the challenges of contemporary society, relating the study of social sciences to current affairs; 8. an ability to recognize one's role as a global citizen and leader committed to service of the entire community especially its most marginalized members; and 9. an ability to gain an entry-level position in the private or public sector and/or pursue graduate study.

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Secondary Education Continued Related to the Social Studies outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary Social Studies Education students. These students will 1. know the major periods of United States, Pennsylvania, World, European, and non-western history and identify the basic political, social, economic, cultural, and geographical themes of each period; 2. recognize the influence of each civilization upon the world and acknowledge the heritage of significant United States institutions; 3. situate significant current events within an historical framework and recognize their interrelatedness; 4. understand the nature, content, and concepts of the social science disciplines (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) and apply social science concepts to the study of individuals, societies, and institutions; 5. develop constructive attitudes toward diversity, pluralism, change, conflict, and uncertainty; 6. understand the historical and contemporary place of Social Studies in public education, with particular attention to the current Pennsylvania Social Studies curriculum, and become familiar with recent trends and their significance for social studies educators; 7. formulate appropriate objectives and utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies, resources, and assessment techniques which are designed to develop the skills of inquiry, decision-making, problem solving, and critical thinking; 8. develop classroom management skills consistent with current professional standards, respect for all individuals, fairness, and a positive classroom climate; 9. exhibit a working knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate appropriate Computer Based Instructional resources and strategies into social studies instruction; 10. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 11. complete a sequenced program of field experiences and professional activities that develop a respect for the profession, a sense of individual competence, and an appreciation for continual reflective practice, collaboration, and professional development; 12. exhibit a clear understanding of the Pennsylvania K-12 social studies guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 13. have passed the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position.

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Secondary Education Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 100-200 Level EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level EN HS 101 CM 112 RS/PL Elective 300-400 Level RS BL/SC/CH PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 HS/PS 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3-4 3 3 3 3 43-46

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS HS 102 HS 201 HS 202 PS 101 PS 203 PS 240

World of Civilization Since 1500 American History to 1897 American History since 1897 Introduction to Political Science American National Government International Relations

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3


Secondary Education Continued Select one 3-credit course from each of the following categories: LW 315 PS 403 PS 425 PS 435 PS 440

American Governmental Institutions (3 credits) Constitutional Law Gender and Politics The Presidency The US Supreme Court The Legislative Process

HS 220 HS 310 HS 320 HS 340 HS 350 HS 360

American History (3 credits) Women in American History Social and Cultural History of the US Special Topics in American History Colonial and Revolutionary America America in the Interwar Years Pennsylvania History

LW 465 PS 310 PS 340 PS 360 PS 375 PS 410

Comparative/International Politics (3 credits) International Law Comparative Politics International Political Economy Comparative Public Administration Political Violence and Terror US Foreign Policy

Developing World/Regional History and Political Science (3 credits) HS/PS 305 History and Politics of Latin America HS/PS 315 History and Politics of the Far East HS/PS 415 History and Politics of Russia HS 325 HS 410

European History (3 credits) Medieval Europe Europe in the Twentieth Century

Theories of Government and Governmental Function (3 credits) PS 300 State and Local Politics PS 304 Intergovernmental Relations PS 318 Overview of Public Administration PS 380 Western Political Thought PS/PY 405 Political Psychology Total credits for social studies major coursework 36

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Secondary Education Continued OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK AN 101 CM 220 EC 211 EC 212 GE 101 GE 201 PY 101 SO 101

Anthropology Introduction to Statistics Macroeconomics Microeconomics World Regional Geography Introduction to Geography Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology Total credits other required coursework

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 24

REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 465 ED 475

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary Social Studies Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Total credits for education coursework 24 Total credits for degree 127-130

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADMISSION All students interested in teacher certification will enter into their desired major program (Biology, General Science, English or History/Political Science) until all requirements for admission into the education department have been met. The following requirements for academic preparation and performance must be successfully met prior to admission into a certification program. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  Earn a minimum of forty-eight (48) credits and have sophomore standing.  Successful completion (a grade of “C” or better) in the following coursework:  six (6) hours in communication/writing (EN 110/111)  six (6) hours in college level mathematics (according to the requirements of the content major)  Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course (CLS 101)  pass PY 204 Child Development and Adolescence  Successfully pass the PRAXIS Core Battery tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.  Complete other courses as specified in the College Core Curriculum and content major as directed by the student’s major.  In compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Education Guidelines meet a minimum overall GP A of 3.0.  Successful Interview (see Secondary Education Student Teaching Handbook).

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Secondary Education Continued ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING All students will be charged a Student Teaching Fee. (Please see Tuition and Fees section.) STUDENT TEACHING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  A GPA of 3.0 or better.  Successful completion of all PRAXIS exams as listed above.  A grade of “C” or better in all education courses.  A completed application to Student Teaching and Data Sheet.  An essay describing the student’s interest in and preparation for a career in teaching.  Successful completion of all required education courses.  Successful completion of all field experiences.  Current Act 34 and 151 Clearances (Request for Criminal Record and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance) and FBI Federal Criminal History Records for Prospective Employees (fingerprinting).  Completed Health Appraisal including TB test. DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS  Successful completion of Content Discipline and PRAXIS Exams.  A successful exit interview with College faculty and local school district administrators.  A portfolio that demonstrates that the student has met each of the learning principles identified in Chapter 354.33, Professional Competencies of the Pennsylvania Department of Education General Standards.  A satisfactory evaluation from the College supervisor on the state-wide performance evaluation and inventory of student teachers (PDE 430).  Successful completion of all student teaching assignments. IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRAXIS EXAMS  PRAXIS bulletins and test information can be obtained from any education faculty member. Please see your advisor or any education faculty member for guidance and assistance regarding any facet of the PRAXIS exam.  Students should carefully read the bulletin to avoid problems in registering for the test and to mark test dates so that tests can be completed as required for admission into the department.  NOTE: Testing Centers might not offer all the tests for each testing date. Regular testing is not available during the summer months. The PPST can be taken more frequently via the computerized format. Please read the PRAXIS Bulletin carefully and plan accordingly.

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Secondary Education Continued Below is the timeline for completion of PRAXIS tests and the required passing scores in Pennsylvania:  Sophomore, end of 1st Semester  completed 45 credits by end of the semester  completed six (6) hours in communication/writing (EN 110/111)  completed six (6) hours in college level mathematics (according to the requirements of the content major)  passed PY 204 with a C or better  passed PY 221 with a C or better  passed the Mount Aloysius College Foundation Course (CLS 101)  Recommended: complete a PRAXIS prep course or use PLATO or use practice tests  Sophomore, 2nd Semester - by end of the semester,  successfully completed PRAXIS Series I exams including:  PPST Reading - passing score 172  PPST Writing - passing score 173  PPST Math - passing score 173 OR  A composite score of 521 with PA Minimum State Score Requirements (see ETS PA State Standards (www.ets.org) PPST Reading - passing score 171 PPST Writing - passing score 170 PPST Math - passing score 171  completed sixty (60) credits with a 3.0 GPA  Junior, 1st Semester - prior to the start of the semester,  submit formal application to the coordinator of Secondary Education  successfully complete interview with secondary education admission committee  see secondary education handbook for admission requirements and interview information  Junior, 2nd Semester  complete and submit student teaching application  Senior, 1st Semester  take Content area PRAXIS Exam  Biology 7-12 Test Code 20235 Passing Score 147  English 7-12 Test Code 10041 Passing Score 160  General Science 7-12 Test Code 10435 Passing Score 146  Social Studies 7-12 Test Code 10081 Passing Score 157  apply for graduation  Senior, 2nd Semester  submit certification form

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Secondary Education Continued Prior to admission to Secondary Education, all students declare a major in a content area: Biology, English, General Science, or History/Political Science. All candidates for Secondary Education will have two advisors, one for the content area and one for education to aid in the scheduling of the courses. CLEARANCES The Education Department requires all students enrolled in a certification program to develop and maintain a sound professional record. Students applying to the Education Department must submit a Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and the FBI Federal Criminal History Record (fingerprinting) for review. Copies of these reports will be kept on file in the department. If individuals have offenses on the report, they may not be allowed to participate in practicum experiences or student teaching depending upon the policy of the public school district with which the College has a working relation and to which they are assigned. This will mean they may not be able to complete a certification program and be recommended by the department's certification officer for certification. If offenses show on these reports, students should see their Education Department advisor to discuss their situation and possibly consider other career options. TRANSFER STUDENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All transfer students interested in Secondary Education certification are subject to all current requirements for entrance to, retention in, and completion of the Secondary Education certification program including the GPA requirements. Because of the nature of our certification programs, many education credits completed elsewhere will not be transferable. The transfer of education credits will be evaluated individually to be sure they meet the standards as addressed in the education coursework at Mount Aloysius College. The transfer of field experiences will be evaluated individually. STUDENT ADMISSION WITH COMPLETED BACHELOR DEGREES Students who desire Secondary Education certification and who already have a bachelor’s degree will be admitted into the program after having completed one semester of coursework, demonstrating through transfer or Mount Aloysius coursework successful completion of college level mathematics and communications courses. Applicant must pass the PRAXIS Core Battery tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Transfer students with bachelor degrees must complete all coursework as specified in the program.

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ENGLISH - Bachelor of Arts Department Chairperson - Dr. Thomas Coakley The Bachelor of Arts degree in English is designed to give students an excellent background in the arts and sciences while helping them become sophisticated “producers” and “consumers” of texts, both written and spoken. In other words, the English major promotes the ability to bring critical thinking skills to bear in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Additionally, the program fosters a view of literature as what critic Kenneth Burke calls “equipment for living.” Burke suggests that in exploring literary works, readers are “trying on” the perspectives of different writers and characters. Such activities can help readers develop a capacity for empathy - particularly in examining the work of marginalized groups - as well as a store of strategies to employ in the readers’ own encounters with the world. Finally, through their development of sensitivity to matters of literary art, students open themselves to what Marshall Gregory calls “art’s dimension of mystery. . . the suggestiveness, emotiveness, and inexhaustible power that language can acquire when it is used as art.” The ability to avail themselves of that power enriches English majors as they explore the wide variety of career paths open to them. Students may major in English or in English with a Theatre concentration. The course requirements for both are listed below. (See also the Elementary Education/English description found elsewhere in this Catalog.) Students who already have associate degrees in business, education, health, technical or other areas should work with an advisor from the English department to design a course sequence that will help them meet their specific goals. The general college admission criteria apply to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English. Additionally, admission to the English program is contingent upon either satisfactory performance on an essay examination administered by the faculty of the English department or the achievement of a grade of “B+” or better in EN 110. Program Outcomes Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and will be able to 1. use the English language clearly and appropriately as speakers in given contexts; 2. use the English language clearly and appropriately as writers in given contexts; 3. read, write, speak, and listen with discrimination and defensible judgment; 4. employ such cognitive skills as reading, listening, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, writing, and speaking in situations which call for critical thinking; 5. use technology in the effective presentation of material; 6. demonstrate familiarity with fundamental concepts in mathematics, science, and the social sciences; 7. create sound arguments; 8. discuss a broad spectrum of literary works, cultures, and historical periods; and 9. pursue either graduate study or employment in a wide range of career areas.

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English Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE - ENGLISH CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BD 400 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 43-45

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS EN 230 EN 231 EN 240 BD 400

Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Shakespeare Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement)

At least 2 of the following courses: EN 120 Theatre: Introduction to Acting EN 130 Play Production EN 201 Journalism EN 203 Western World Literature I EN 204 Western World Literature II EN 205 Major British Writers EN 206 Modern Drama EN 207 Beginning Literacy Criticism EN 209 Introduction to Short Fiction EN 210 Themes in Western World Literature EN 215 Comparative Literature I EN 216 Comparative Literature II EN 233 Introduction to Theatre

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English Continued At least 6 of the following courses: EN 301 Advanced Public Speaking EN 303 Literature of Crime and Detection EN 304 Women Writers EN 307 Critical Thinking in Literature EN 309 Creative Writing EN 312 Modern American Novel EN 313 Professional Communication EN 321 Advanced Acting EN 325 Literature of Health and Healing EN 330 Literature into Film EN 340 Studies in Poetry EN 345 Children’s Literature EN 355 Introduction to Linguistics EN 360 Technical Communication EN 395 Special Topics in Literature EN 415 North American Native Literature EN 420 Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature EN 495 Major Author Studies Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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THEATRE CONCENTRATION REQUIRED COURSES EN 120 EN 130 EN 206 EN 230 EN 231 EN 233 EN 240 EN 321 EN 330 EN 331 EN 411

Theatre: Introduction to Acting Play Production Modern Drama Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Introduction to Theatre Shakespeare Advanced Acting Literature into Film Scene Design/Lighting Directing

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English Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 120 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. English education students take the same courses as other English baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The English education program is designed to be completed in four years. The English Education Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in English. The additional requirements for Secondary English Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and be able to 1. use the English language clearly and appropriately as speakers in given contexts; 2. use the English language clearly and appropriately as writers in given contexts; 3. read, write, speak, and listen with discrimination and defensible judgment; 4. employ such cognitive skills as reading, listening, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in situations which call for critical thinking; 5. use technology in the effective presentation of material; 6. demonstrate familiarity with fundamental concepts in mathematics, science, and the social sciences; 7. create sound arguments; 8. discuss a broad spectrum of literary works, cultures, and historical periods; and 9. pursue either graduate study or employment in a wide range of career areas. Related to the English outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary English Education students. These students will be able to 1. link their solid disciplinary knowledge base with concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommdation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component;

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English Continued 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to life long learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 English guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. pass the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 100-200 Level EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS/PL Elective 300 RS Elective BL/SC/CH PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 EN/BD 400 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3-4 3 3 3 3 43-46

ENGLISH MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BD 400 EN 230 EN 231 EN 240 EN 345

Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement) Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Shakespeare Children’s Literature

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English Continued Credits At least three (3) of the following courses: EN 120 Theatre: Introduction to Acting EN 130 Play Production EN 203 Western World Literature I EN 204 Western World Literature II EN 206 Modern Drama EN 209 Introduction to Short Fiction EN 210 Themes in Western World Literature EN 215 Comparative Literature I EN 216 Comparative Literature II EN 233 Introduction to Theatre

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 Credits

At least four (4) of the following courses: EN 301 Advanced Public Speaking EN 303 Literature of Crime and Detection EN 304 Women Writers EN 307 Critical Thinking in Literature EN 309 Creative Writing EN 312 Modern American Novel EN 313 Professional Communication EN 321 Advanced Acting EN 330 Literature into Film EN 340 Studies in Poetry EN 360 Technical Communications EN 395 Special Topics in Literature EN 415 North American Native Literature EN 420 Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature EN 495 Major Author Studies Total credits English major requirements (Includes 3 credits in the core)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 12 36

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES EN 355 CM 220 SO 301

Introduction to Linguistics Introduction to Statistics Multicultural Issues in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core)

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English Continued REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 445 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary Science Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) -Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) -Total credits for education coursework 30 (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives 11 - 14 Total credits for degree 120

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GENERAL SCIENCE Department Chairperson - Dr. Merrilee Anderson This program will prepare students to be sophisticated consumers of scientific information, to develop a general level of knowledge of the sciences, and to apply knowledge from the physical, chemical, and biological sciences to their personal and professional pursuits and as the basis for lifelong learning. Graduates of this program will be well positioned to make informed decisions in those areas of their personal and professional lives requiring knowledge of the sciences. They will be better able to evaluate scientific elements of the issues and controversies of modern society. By being able to view that world through the multiple lenses offered by major areas of the sciences, students in this program will have an enhanced awareness of the unity of the sciences - how insights and discoveries in one area of science influence and impact others. In conjunction with the liberal arts core, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the �grand synthesis� of intellectual pursuit - the integration and cohesiveness of the broad areas of human investigation. The program offers preparation for future graduate work and/or entry level into the public or private sectors that have a scientific core or focus. Additionally, this program offered in conjunction with the College’s Elementary Education major will prepare students with a solid grounding in the sciences to become more knowledgeable and effective providers of instruction. Program Goals and Outcomes The courses required under this program in the sciences are designed to enable the student to 1. be familiar with the method of inquiry called the scientific method and appreciate how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 2. distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis; 3. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from major areas of the biological, chemical, and physical sciences; 4. develop an ability to integrate concepts and processes of earth/space, life and physical sciences; 5. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret scientific research results and to appropriately analyze research data sets; 6. appreciate the interrelatedness of various areas of the biological, chemical, and physical sciences and relate how the principles and discoveries in one area of science impact and contribute to the knowledge in others; 7. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; and 8. be adequately prepared for future professions in which a solid general science foundation is important and/or be adequately prepared to move into graduate level study.

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General Science Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE GENERAL SCIENCE CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 101 CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS CR, EC, GE, PY, SO SC 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 44-46

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BL 312 CH 100 CH 301 SC 103 SC 401 SC 404 SC 405 -- ---

Principles of Biotechnology General Chemistry Organic Chemistry I Applied Physics Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) Cosmology and Culture Natural Disasters BL, CH, SC electives (3 credits must be at the 300-400 level) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

Credits 3 4 4 4 -3 3 10-11 34-35 44-46 120

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION 1. Completion of high school coursework in biology, chemistry, and algebra with a “C” or better. 2. A combined score of 800 on the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT or a 17 on the ACT. Any required Educational Enrichment courses per the results of SAT or ACT testing must be completed with a “C” or better. Please refer to the Educational Enrichment section found elsewhere in this catalog.

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General Science Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Science in Secondary General Science Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 120 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. General Science education students take the same science courses as other General Science baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The General Science education program is designed to be completed in four years. The General Science Program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in General Science. The additional requirements for Secondary General Science Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. The courses required under this program in the sciences are designed to enable the student to 1. be familiar with the method of inquiry called the scientific method and appreciate how knowledge in the sciences is acquired and advanced by application of the scientific method; 2. distinguish between a scientific law, theory and hypothesis.; 3. state the laws, theories and hypotheses from major areas of the biological and physical sciences; 4. develop an ability to integrate concepts and processes of earth/space, life and physical sciences; 5. have sufficient mathematical skills to analyze and interpret scientific research results and to appropriately analyze research data sets; 6. appreciate the interrelatedness of various areas of the biological and physical sciences and relate how the principles and discoveries in one area of science impact and contribute to the knowledge in others; 7. demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; and 8. be adequately prepared for future professions in which a solid general science foundation is important and/or be adequately prepared to move into graduate level study.

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General Science Continued Related to the General Science outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary General Science Education students. These students will 1. have a solid knowledge base in General Science that includes concepts and ideas included in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment; 2. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 3. integrate knowledge of late childhood and adolescent development with learning theories and apply those principles in teaching situations; 4. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 5. possess knowledge of technology as an educational resource, an instructional tool, and as a curriculum component; 6. use effective methodology in developing instructional plans that include active engagement in learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and inquiry; 7. use differentiated instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population; 8. demonstrate the use of informal and formal assessment strategies; 9. engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to lifelong learning; 10. demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching that includes advocacy for students and the profession, service to others, and professional collaboration; 11. exhibit a clear understanding of the PA K-12 science guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 12. have passed the PRAXIS Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE SECONDARY GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level Literature HS/PS CM 112 RS 300 or PL 301 RS/PL Elective BL 101 PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 SC 401 Total credits in core

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General Science Continued GENERAL SCIENCE MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BL 312 CH 100 CH 301 SC 103 SC 325 SC 326 SC 401 SC 404 SC 405

Principles of Biotechnology General Chemistry Organic Chemistry I Applied Physics The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II Seminar in the Sciences (satisfies core requirement) Cosmology and Culture Natural Disasters BL, CH, SC electives Total credits general science major requirements (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 3 4 4 4 3 3 -3 3 5 35

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 102 SC 121 SC 125 SO 301

Biology II Introduction to Astronomy Introduction to Geology Multicultural Issues in Education and Society (satisfies core requirement) Total credits other required coursework (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 4 3 3 -13

RELATED MATH REQUIREMENTS CM 220 CM 305

Introduction to Statistics Statistical Research Total credits related math requirements

Credits 3 3 6

REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 445 ED 475 PY 204 PY 221

Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education Student Teaching Methods of Secondary Science Education Reading in the Content Area Child Development and Adolescence (satisfies core requirement) Educational Psychology (satisfies core requirement) Total credits for education coursework (Includes 6 credits in the core) Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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GENERAL STUDIES Department Chairperson - Ms. Kristi Bowers The General Studies curriculum begins with a broad core of instruction in the humanities, behavioral/social sciences, and natural sciences. The courses provide students with a well-rounded academic experience and give them much flexibility in designing their personalized programs. Upon completion of all degree requirements for an Associate of Science Degree, graduates will be able to 1. communicate information clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; 2. examine their convictions critically and open themselves to understand the convictions of others; 3. think critically and creatively about problem-solving; 4. be aware of society and those characteristics which influence societal differences; 5. cope with personal questions of faith, consider the religious dimensions of contemporary culture, and participate in ethical decision making; 6. understand and use various application software; 7. explore various discipline perspectives and develop a broad world view; and 8. build a foundation for further study. Students in this major complete the core requirements and have three options. They may design a curriculum to focus on preparation for a particular occupation or entrance into a baccalaureate program. They may design a program that develops the skills in math, science, and technology, or they can focus on the behavioral and social sciences. All students in this program must complete, if required, the Educational Enrichment courses successfully. For further information and approval of course of study, students should see their advisor.

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HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE Department Chairperson - Dr. Brad Hastings The program in History/Political Science seeks to enhance the personal lives, professional competencies and commitment to life long learning of students whether they study history/political science as majors, minors, or through the general education program. The disciplines of history and political science are an integral part of the liberal arts. They can, with the other liberal disciplines, produce a liberally educated person who values knowledge and has the capacity to acquire knowledge, to think critically, and to apply the mature judgment required of a free and responsible citizen in a democratic society. Specifically, the program of History/Political Science seeks to bring students, through a study of the past and the present, to an understanding of the society of which they are members and the forces which mold its institutions. In a broader sense, it aims at helping students discover where their generation fits in time and in the development of the human race, and from their study of the experience of humanity to come to an appreciation of what is of value for their society and therefore to be preserved. The goals of this program in History/Political Science contribute to the College’s curricular purpose by enabling students to perceive the larger social, political, economic, historical, and environmental contexts within which individual action is set. Knowledge of the dynamic processes underlying these contexts will lead students to identify those points in their individual lives and careers where they can contribute responsibly to life in an interdependent world. Students who complete the major in History/Political Science will demonstrate 1. a knowledge of historical and political facts, events, persons, themes, concepts, and issues; 2. an ability to explain, analyze, and show connections between change and continuity over time using the understanding of the disciplines of history and political science; 3. an ability to analyze historical and political information and synthesize different interpretations of that information; 4. an ability to make connections between historical interpretation and contemporary developments; 5. an ability to demonstrate knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; 6. a disposition to examine complex questions carefully, methodically, and fully; 7. an ability to respond actively and effectively to the challenges of contemporary society, relating the study of social sciences to current affairs; 8. an ability to recognize one’s role as a global citizen and leader committed to service of the entire community especially its most marginalized members; and 9. an ability to gain an entry-level position in the private or public sector and/or pursue graduate study.

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History/Political Science Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Core Capping

Credits CLS 101/102 1-3 EN 110 3 EN 111 3 300-400-level EN 3 AR, EN, MU 3 HS, PS 3 BL, CH, SC 3 CM 100/200 3 CS 103 3 RS, PL 3 300-400-level RS 3 CR, EC, GE, PY, SO 6 *See courses with asterisk listed in major 3 HS 401/BD 400 3 Total credits in core 43-45

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS Credits HS 101 HS 102 HS 201 HS 202 PS 101 PS 203 PS 240

World Civilizations to 1500 OR World Civilizations since 1500 American History I American History II Introduction to Political Science American National Government International Relations

Select One 3-Credit Course From Each of the Following Categories: LW 315 PS 403 PS 425 PS 435 PS 440 HS 220* HS 310 HS 320 HS 340 HS 350 HS 360

American Governmental Institutions (3 credits) Constitutional Law Gender and Politics The Presidency The U.S. Supreme Court The Legislative Process American History (3 credits) Women in American History (satisfies core requirement-cultural diversity) Social and Cultural History of the United States Special Topics in American History Colonial and Revolutionary America America in the Interwar Years Pennsylvania History

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History/Political Science Continued LW 465 PS 310 PS 340 PS 360 PS 375 PS 410

Comparative/International Politics (3 credits) International Law Comparative Politics International Political Economy Comparative Public Administration Political Violence and Terror U.S. Foreign Policy

Developing World/Regional History and Political Science (3 credits) HS/PS 305* History and Politics of Latin America HS/PS 315* History and Politics of the Far East HS/PS 415* History and Politics of Russia HS 325 HS 410

European History (3 credits) Medieval Europe Europe in the Twentieth Century

Theories of Government and Governmental Function (3 credits) PS 300 State and Local Politics PS 304 Intergovernmental Relations PS 318 Overview of Public Administration PS 380 The Western Political Tradition PS/PY 405 Political Psychology Total credits in major 36 Total credits for free electives 39-41 Total credits for degree 120

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History/Political Science Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION CERTIFICATION The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education program at Mount Aloysius consists of liberal arts course requirements required for all Mount Aloysius students, major courses, and education courses totaling 127-130 semester hours which can be completed in four years. Academic content area courses and required electives are clearly documented. Upon successful completion of coursework and requirements for the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for recommendation to the State for Instructional Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Social Studies Education students take the same courses as other history/political science baccalaureate students at Mount Aloysius College. The program ensures that all necessary pedagogical and learning methods are taught in twelve (12) credit hours of professional education/psychology courses and eighteen (18) credit hours of secondary education methods courses. This program builds on the existing major in History/Political Science. The additional requirements for Secondary Social Studies Education Certification fulfill state requirements for secondary programs. The students are required to take thirty (30) credits in the education sequence and an additional math course. The specific Social Studies and History/Political Science Outcomes are that students will demonstrate 1. a knowledge of historical and political facts, events, persons, themes, concepts, and issues; 2. an ability to explain, analyze, and show connections between change and continuity over time using the understanding of the disciplines of history and political science; 3. an ability to analyze historical and political information and synthesize different interpretations of that information; 4. an ability to make connections between historical interpretation and contemporary developments; 5. an ability to demonstrate knowledge and reasoning through written and oral communication; 6. a disposition to examine complex questions carefully, methodically, and fully; 7. an ability to respond actively and effectively to the challenges of contemporary society, relating the study of social sciences to current affairs; 8. an ability to recognize one's role as a global citizen and leader committed to service of the entire community especially its most marginalized members; and 9. an ability to gain an entry-level position in the private or public sector and/or pursue graduate study.

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History/Political Science Continued Related to the Social Studies outcomes are the education outcomes for Secondary Social Studies Education students. These students will 1. know the major periods of United States, Pennsylvania, World, European, and non-western history and identify the basic political, social, economic, cultural, and geographical themes of each period; 2. recognize the influence of each civilization upon the world and acknowledge the heritage of significant United States institutions; 3. situate significant current events within an historical framework and recognize their interrelatedness; 4. understand the nature, content, and concepts of the social science disciplines (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) and apply social science concepts to the study of individuals, societies, and institutions; 5. develop constructive attitudes toward diversity, pluralism, change, conflict, and uncertainty; 6. understand the historical and contemporary place of Social Studies in public education, with particular attention to the current Pennsylvania Social Studies curriculum, and become familiar with recent trends and their significance for social studies educators; 7. formulate appropriate objectives and utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies, resources, and assessment techniques which are designed to develop the skills of inquiry, decision-making, problem solving, and critical thinking; 8. develop classroom management skills consistent with current professional standards, respect for all individuals, fairness, and a positive classroom climate; 9. exhibit a working knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate appropriate Computer Based Instructional resources and strategies into social studies instruction; 10. demonstrate an understanding of, and strategy for, addressing the accommodation and special needs of students; 11. complete a sequenced program of field experiences and professional activities that develop a respect for the profession, a sense of individual competence, and an appreciation for continual reflective practice, collaboration, and professional development; 12. exhibit a clear understanding of the Pennsylvania K-12 social studies guidelines and Chapter 354 standards; and 13. have passed the Praxis Exams and be eligible for PA Secondary Certification and an entry-level teaching position.

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History/Political Science Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Cultural Diversity Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Math Religious Studies/Philosophy Science Social Science Technology Capstone

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 SO 301 100-200 Level EN/AR/MU 300-400 Level EN HS 101 CM 112 RS/PL Elective 300-400 Level RS BL/SC/CH PY 204 PY 221 CS 103 or CS 302 HS/PS 401 Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3-4 3 3 3 3 43-46

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS HS 102 HS 201 HS 202 PS 101 PS 203 PS 240

World Civilizations since 1500 American History to 1877 American History since 1877 Introduction to Political Science American National Government International Relations

Select one 3-credit course from each of the following categories: LW 315 PS 403 PS 425 PS 435 PS 440

American Governmental Institutions (3 credits) Constitutional Law Gender and Politics The Presidency The US Supreme Court The Legislative Process

HS 220 HS 310 HS 320 HS 340 HS 350 HS 360

American History (3 credits) Women in American History Social and Cultural History of the US Special Topics in American History Colonial and Revolutionary America America in the Interwar Years Pennsylvania History

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History/Political Science Continued Comparative/International Politics (3 credits) LW 465 International Law PS 310 Comparative Politics PS 340 International Political Economy PS 360 Comparative Public Administration PS 375 Political Violence and Terror PS 410 US Foreign Policy Developing World/Regional History and Political Science (3 credits) HS/PS 305 History and Politics of Latin America HS/PS 315 History and Politics of the Far East HS/PS 415 History and Politics of Russia European History (3 credits) HS 325 Medieval Europe HS 410 Europe in the Twentieth Century Theories of Government and Governmental Function (3 credits) PS 300 State and Local Politics PS 304 Intergovernmental Relations PS 318 Overview of Public Administration PS 380 The Western Political Tradition PS/PY 405 Political Psychology Total credits social studies major coursework

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OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK AN 101 CM 220 EC 211 EC 212 GE 101 GE 201 PY 101 SO 101

Anthropology Introduction to Statistics Macroeconomics Microeconomics World Regional Geography Introduction to Geography Introduction to Psychology Introductory Sociology Total credits for other required coursework

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 24

REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES ED 320 ED 375 ED 402 ED 465 ED 475

Credits Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner 3 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Student Teaching 12 Methods of Secondary Social Studies Education 3 Reading in the Content Area 3 Total credits for education coursework 24 Total credits for other required coursework 24 Total credits for degree 127-130

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Department Chairperson - Mr. Christopher Mingyar The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) Degree at Mount Aloysius College is designed to provide a strong foundation in networking, programming, database management and related areas. The IT program is focused on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies associated with the IT profession. The curriculum presents a fundamental knowledge of both the function and development of information systems by providing a broad range of IT coursework, including vendor-certification training and hands-on courses. The program design is based on present and probable future characteristics of the information technology professions, emphasizing the essential knowledge, skill, and professional attitude needed by beginning professionals in the fields of web development, network and systems administration, programming, computer support, systems analysis and database administration. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Information Technology will 1. develop a broad understanding of microcomputer design concepts and applications; 2. be knowledgeable of operating systems and installation configuration; 3. gain a comprehensive knowledge of network design and implementation; 4. be equipped with system engineering skills; 5. understand system administrator functions; 6. apply industry-standard, SQL-based database design and application; 7. thoroughly grasp database principles including data-modeling, optimization and complex queries; 8. know how to apply database principles in a changing global workplace; 9. have a comprehensive base of computer science studies at an applied level; and 10. have a solid grounding in Liberal Arts and have developed skills in the areas of critical thinking, analysis and teamwork. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BD 400 Total credits in core

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Information Technology Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS CS 120 CS 206B CS 225 CS 226 CS 328 CS 345 BD 400

Introduction to Networking Systems Database Management Systems Current Microcomputer System Design Microcomputer Operating Environment Client/Server-Based Operating Systems Information Technology Experience Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement)

Programming Courses - Select 3 of the following courses: CS 104B Visual Basic Programming CS 303B C++ Programming CS 304 Advanced Visual Basic CS 360 Internet Technologies CS 403B Advanced C++ Programming CS 404 Advanced Concepts in Programming Analytical/Design Courses - Select 2 of the following: CS 301 Management Information System Analysis CS 305 Logic and Structured Design CS 306 Database Design CS 310 Computer Security, Ethics, and Fraud Special Interest CS Courses - Select 1 of the following: CS 229 Introduction to LINUX CS 242 Introduction to Web Site Development CS 281 Special Computer Topics CS 381 Special Computer Topics CS 411 Operations Management Science & Computer Modeling CS 420 Advanced Networking Systems CS 436 Information Technology Project Management CS 481 Special Computer Topics CS electives (200, 300, or 400 level) Select 2 additional courses from the Programming, Analytical/Design, or Special Interest categories. Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 -Credits 9

Credits 6

Credits 3

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OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK AC 101 BU - - -

Credits Accounting Principles I 3 Elective 3 Total credits for other coursework 6 Total credits for free electives 27-29 Total credits for degree 120

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Information Technology Continued CONCENTRATION IN COMPUTER SECURITY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MAJORS REQUIRED COURSES CR 101 General Administration of Justice CR 210 Criminal Law CR 295 Criminal Investigation Law CS 120 Introduction to Networking Systems CS 226 Microcomputer Operating Environment CS 310 Computer Security, Ethics, and Fraud

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LEGAL STUDIES Department Chairperson - Dr. Deanne D’Emilio The Associate of Science in Legal Studies program is designed to prepare students as Legal Assistants who play an integral part in providing legal services to law offices, private businesses, various government agencies and the general community. Working under the supervision of an attorney, legal assistants are active in all areas of law practice including civil law, criminal law, estate administration, real estate law, domestic relations and administrative law. Legal assistants perform a variety of tasks such as document and pleading preparation, legal research and writing, client and witness interviews, investigation, and trial preparation. The Legal Studies Program integrates substantive law with the practical skills necessary to function effectively as a legal assistant in any setting. Additionally, students are required to take courses from the humanities, arts, and sciences to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts. With these goals in mind, the program has adopted the following outcomes. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to 1. appreciate the benefits of a liberal arts education grounded in the arts, sciences and humanities; 2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the federal and state judicial systems along with jurisdictional requirements for gaining access to both; 3. engage in legal research, including computer-based research and to synthesize information gained from that research to answer legal questions; 4. organize and apply information in an efficient manner to produce common legal documents such as pleadings; 5. understand the ethical obligations of both legal assistants and attorneys; 6. utilize skill in written expression, particularly in forms common in the law, such as legal memoranda; 7. acquire and enhance analytical and problem-solving skills; 8. communicate effectively in oral settings; 9. demonstrate a broad knowledge of substantive law areas including torts, contracts, civil law, criminal law, family law, real estate law, probate and business; and 10. pursue either employment in a wide range of legal careers or a bachelor’s degree.

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Legal Studies Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE LEGAL STUDIES CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Math/Science Technology Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 CM, BL, CH, SC CS 103 PY 101 PS 203 RS Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS LW101 LW102 LW104 LW105 LW202 LW204 LW209 LW210 LW212

Introduction to Law and Litigation Introduction to Legal Research Introduction to Criminal Law Introduction to Civil Law Business Law I Real Estate Law Domestic Relations Probate Business Law II Total credits in major

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK ----PL 201

Elective in CR, EC, EN, GE, HS, LW, PS, PY, SO Ethics Total credits for other coursework Total credits for degree

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BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: PRE-LAW The Pre-Law Program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to prepare students to compete successfully for admission to law school and to excel in the unique law school environment. With this focus in mind, the curriculum provides a foundation in the liberal arts, American historical and political processes, ethics and the law. Additionally, the program is committed to the pre-law educational objectives recommended by the American Bar Association’s section on pre-law education. Therefore, the program has adopted the following outcomes. 1. appreciate the benefits of a liberal arts education that includes the arts, sciences, humanities, and technology; 2. employ skill in close reading and critical analysis of complex textual material such as statutes and case law; 3. demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in legal writing including memoranda and briefs; 4. engage in legal research, including computer-based research, and to synthesize and analyze information gained from the research to answer legal questions; 5. orally articulate clear and persuasive legal arguments; 6. organize and apply information in an efficient manner to produce common legal documents such as pleadings; 7. understand the importance of the American historical and political systems and how they have influenced the development of the present society; 8. demonstrate a broad understanding of areas of substantive law, including torts, contracts, civil law, criminal law, business law and constitutional law; and 9. pursue graduate study or law school or employment in a wide range of legal careers. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: PRE-LAW CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU PS 203 BL, CH, SC CM CS 103 PL 105 300-400-level RS PY 101 CR, EC, GE, PY, SO BD 400 Total credits in core

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Professional Studies: Pre-Law Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BD 400 LW 102 LW 104 LW 105 LW 202 LW 301 LW 315 LW 402 ---------

Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement) Introduction to Legal Research Introduction to Criminal Law Introduction to Civil Law Business Law I Pre-Law Seminar Constitutional Law Advanced Legal Research LW, HS, PS 300/400 Electives Advisor-approved electives (3 credits at 300-400 level) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 18 48

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK PL 201 HS 201 HS 202

Credits Ethics 3 American History to 1877 3 American History since 1877 3 Total credits for other coursework 9 Total credits for free electives 18-20 Total credits for degree 120

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE OPTION The student has the option to also obtain his/her Paralegal Certificate while completing the bachelor’s degree. As long as the twenty-seven (27) required credits listed in the Legal Studies major have been completed, the student can be awarded a Paralegal Certificate in addition to the bachelor’s degree. This option should be discussed with and approved by the academic advisor.

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LIBERAL ARTS Department Chairperson - Ms. Kristi Bowers The Liberal Arts curriculum begins with a broad core of instruction in the humanities, behavioral/social sciences, and natural sciences. The courses provide students with a well-rounded academic experience and give them much flexibility in designing their personalized programs. Upon completion of all degree requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree, graduates will be able to 1. communicate information clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; 2. examine their convictions critically and open themselves to understand the convictions of others; 3. think critically and creatively about problem solving; 4. be aware of society and those characteristics which influence societal differences; 5. cope with personal questions of faith, consider the religious dimensions of contemporary culture, and participate in ethical decision making; 6. understand and use various application software; 7. explore various discipline perspectives and develop a broad world view; and 8. build a foundation for further study. All students must complete the Educational Enrichment courses, if required, successfully and complete the core requirements. In addition, they take a sequence of approved courses in liberal arts. For further information and approval of course of study, students should see their advisor.

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT Department Chairperson - Ms. Cheryl Kowalczyk, MSN, RN, CMA Consistent with the philosophy of the College, the Medical Assistant Program centers on preparing students who are seeking gainful employment in community and hospital settings. The curriculum combines science and technical courses with the core courses to provide quality education that will assist the student in acquiring, maintaining, and improving competence in the delivery of patient healthcare. Students in the Medical Assistant Program may choose one of three specializations offered depending on their career or individual interests. With selection of a specialization, students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations for EKG Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Medical Transcriptionist, and/or Certified Professional Coder. Upon completion of the Associate Degree Medical Assistant program graduates will 1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes general science, psychology, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology of the human body; 2. have an in depth knowledge of the clinical responsibilities of a medical assistant to include: medical law and ethics, asepsis and infection control, specimen collection and processing, diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medical emergencies and patient care; 3. have a working knowledge of the administrative responsibilities of a medical assistant to include: legal concepts, communication skills, professionalism, patient instruction, clerical functions, bookkeeping and basic accounting, insurance and coding and facility management; 4. be able to effectively use basic equipment utilized by a medical assistant to include: autoclave, electrocardiograph, microscope, centrifuge, spirometer, audiometer, glucometer, computer, transcriber, and dictaphone; 5. be able to perform invasive and non-invasive procedures that provide pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient; 6. understand the code of ethics for Medical Assisting, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; 7. develop the commitment to life long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in education and professional activities; 8. be able to successfully pass the certification exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants and secure an entry-level position in the Medical Assisting field; and 9. successfully complete pertinent certification examinations in their chosen area of specialization. The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education*. Students are encouraged to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification examination and may also test for Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified EKG Technician (CET), Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT), and Certified Professional Coder (CPC). *The Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowment (AAMAE).

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Medical Assistant Continued SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 1. If required, completion of Educational Enrichment Courses 091, 093, and 098 are prerequisites to the beginning of formal Medical Assistant curriculum. 2. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 3. Students must achieve a minimum of “C” in all Medical Assistant designated courses and BL 116 Human Biology to remain in the Medical Assistant program. 4. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all clinical and practicum requirements. 5. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED) urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required), and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 6. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check, and have a child abuse history clearance. 7. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED). 8. Students are required to access their College e-mail daily. E-mail is the official mode of communication College-wide. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 PY 101 HS, PS BL 116 CS 103 RS Total credits in core

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Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27


Medical Assistant Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS MA 101 MA 109 MA 202 MA 202L MA 208 MA 209 MA 215 MA 220 MA 220C MA 225

Medical Assistant Medical Terminology Medical Assistant Clinical I Medical Assistant Clinical I Lab Medical Assistant - Administrative I Medical Assistant - Administrative II Introduction to ICD-9-CM Coding Medical Assistant Clinical II Medical Assistant Clinical II Introduction to CPT Coding Total credits in major

Credits 4 3 3 1 4 3 3 2 2 3 28

SPECIALIZATIONS (12 credits) Students may select one of the following specializations. OFFICE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION AC 101 BU 117 BU 219 MA 225

Accounting Principles I Principles of Management Human Resources Management Introduction to CPT Coding (major course requirement) Total credits for specialization Total credits for degree

Credits 3 3 3 3 12 62 - 64

PHLEBOTOMY SPECIALIZATION MA 109 MA 175 MA 175C MA 225 ML 102

Medical Terminology (major course requirement) Phlebotomy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Clinical Introduction to CPT Coding (major course requirement) Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology Total credits for specialization Total credits for degree

Credits 3 3 1 3 2 12 59 - 61

(Students with one-credit CLS course will need a one-credit elective to fulfill the 60-credit associate degree requirement.)

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Medical Assistant Continued PROFESSIONAL CODING SPECIALIZATION MA 215 MA 225 MA 230 MA 235

ICD-9-CM Coding (major course requirement) Introduction to CPT Coding (major course requirement) Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding Advanced CPT Coding Total credits for specialization Total credits for degree

Credits 3 3 3 3 12 59 - 61

(Students with one-credit CLS course will need a one-credit elective to fulfill the 60-credit associate degree requirement.)

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODING CERTIFICATION This stand-alone 21-credit certification is open to the public sector. Upon completion of this certification, successful enrollees are eligible to work both in the ICD-9 and CPT coding environments and are eligible to apply and take the CPC National Certification Exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders. All required courses for this certification could be applied towards the Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assistant/Professional Coder Specialization if desired. BL 116 CS 103 MA 109 MA 215 MA 225 MA 230 MA 235

Human Biology Communication Technology Literacy Medical Terminology ICD-9-CM Coding Introduction to CPT Coding Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding Advanced CPT Coding Total credits for certificate

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Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21


MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION SCIENCES Department Chairperson - Dr. Paula Scaramozzino, R.T. (R)(MR) The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging is designed to give students the skills needed to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medical imaging. Through preparation for more advanced work in specialty areas such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), quality management and mammography (QM/M), and ultrasonography (US), graduates are able to meet the challenges posed by advancing technology in the current health care environment. The student-focused curriculum includes a strong emphasis on liberal arts studies and professional courses in the advanced imaging modalities with a structured competency-based clinical education. Additionally, through their development in the liberal arts, students will learn to provide patient care that is oriented and responsive, by displaying the attributes of compassion, competence and effective communication in meeting the special needs of the patient. Graduates will also learn to exercise independent judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures by adapting the technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient. Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree Medical Imaging Program, graduates will 1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes arts, sciences and advanced imaging technology; 2. be able to effectively interact in the professional setting using various modes of communication; 3. possess advanced knowledge of imaging equipment and accessories, techniques, and procedures demonstrating expertise in several imaging modalities; 4. understand equipment operation and be able to employ basic interventional procedures to facilitate the production of high quality images; 5. be able to assess various imaging examination procedures and assist in attaining pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient; 6. understand the code of ethics for imaging specialists, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; 7. have developed the commitment to lifelong learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in educational and professional activities; and 8. be able to apply to take the licensure exam and be registered by the appropriate licensing agency, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - RADIOGRAPHY CONCENTRATION (CT, MR, and QM/M) CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 BD 400 OR NU 401 OR RAD 401 3 Total credits in core 43-45

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EN 313 AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 116 CM 220 CS 103 PL 301 OR RS 300 300-400-level RS PY 101 Social Science Elective

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BD 400 PL 301 or RS 300

Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement)

Bioethics or Christian Health Care Ethics (satisfies core requirement) RAD 103 Radiologic Sciences I RAD 108 Clinical Practicum I RAD 109 Radiologic Procedures I RAD 110 Radiologic Sciences II RAD 111 Clinical Practicum II RAD 202A Clinical Practicum III RAD 202B Clinical Practicum III RAD 203 Radiological Procedures II RAD 204 Radiologic Sciences III RAD 205 Clinical Practicum IV RAD 209 Clinical Practicum V RAD 211 Radiological Sciences IV RAD 212 Radiological Procedures III RAD 220 Radiologic Sciences and Procedures RAD 300 Imaging Principles RAD 303 Cross-Sectional Anatomy RAD* Degree Completion Requirement RAD* Degree Completion Requirement Total credits in major (Includes 6 credits in the core)

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 206 BU 410 /NU 440 HCA 317 CM 305 CS 230 CS 301 RAD 100

Human Skeletal Anatomy

Credits 1

Organizational Behavior OR 3 Organizational Management for Health Care Delivery Statistical Research 3 Technology and Management Information 3 Management Information Systems Analysis 3 Introduction to Basic Health Care 3 Total credits for other coursework 16 Total credits for free electives 9-11 Total credits for degree 120

* For degree completion, one of the three areas of specialization must be fulfilled. Each area consists of four courses, two courses in the area of specialization, cross-sectional anatomy and RAD 300 Imaging Principles. Areas of specialization include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), and quality management and mammography (QM/M). Students matriculating from the Associate to the Bachelor program must provide a copy of their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists card within one month from the start of the semester in order to complete the specialty course and clinical requirements. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - ULTRASONOGRAPHY CONCENTRATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EN 313 AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 116 CM 220 CS 103 PL 301 OR RS 300 300-400-level RS PY 101 Social Science Elective BD400 OR NU401 OR RAD401 Total credits in core

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS Credits BD 400 or NU 401 or RAD 401 Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement) DMS 100 Introduction to Ultrasonography DMS 200 Abdominal Ultrasonography DMS 202 OB/GYN Ultrasonography DMS 205 Superficial Structures and Vascular Ultrasonography DMS 401 Physics and Instrumentation I DMS 411 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum II DMS 409 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum I DMS 412 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum III RAD 103 Radiologic Sciences I RAD 108 Clinical Practicum I RAD 109 Radiologic Procedures I RAD 110 Radiologic Sciences II RAD 111 Clinical Practicum II RAD 202A Clinical Practicum III RAD 202B Clinical Practicum III RAD 203 Radiological Procedures II RAD 204 Radiologic Sciences III RAD 205 Clinical Practicum IV RAD 209 Clinical Practicum V RAD 211 Radiological Sciences IV RAD 212 Radiological Procedures III RAD 220 Radiologic Sciences and Procedures RAD 300 Imaging Principles RAD 303 Cross-Sectional Anatomy Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

-3 3 3 3 3 12 2 12 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 88

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 206 RAD 100

Credits Human Skeletal Anatomy 1 Introduction to Basic Health Care 3 Total credits for other coursework 4 Total credits for degree 132 - 134

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS Prerequisite requirements for entering the baccalaureate degree program in Medical Imaging for both Radiography and Ultrasonography concentrations: 1. For acceptance at the Freshman Level: a. Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” of better) in algebra and chemistry within the previous five years; b. **SAT score of 900 or above (or comparable ACT score); c. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT or Accuplacer scores; d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a minimum grade of “B” prior to program acceptance; and e. For entrance into the ultrasonography courses, students must first complete the first two years of course work in radiologic technology. 2. For acceptance at the Advanced Level: Current Registered Radiologic Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists OR Completion of an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography: a. Provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Tehnologists (ARRT); b. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT or Accuplacer scores; c. Applicants with **SAT scores above 1000 (500 math; 500 verbal) or who possess an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography do not need to take the College Placement Test; and d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a “B” or better prior to program acceptance. 3. Complete all general education course work with a “C” or better. 4. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 5. Urine drug screen and TB testing (PPD Mantoux). 6. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED). 7. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required) and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 8. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record, and have a child abuse history clearance.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued 9. Medical Imaging programs may require full-time summer clinical course work. 10. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. 11. Graduating Ultrasound students in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department should sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Ultrasound no later than four weeks after their May graduation date. Students will be required to provide evidence they are registered to take the exam in one of their final DMS courses. **SAT score is the combined total of only the verbal and math portions of the exam. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - RADIOGRAPHY The Radiologic Sciences program offers an Associate of Science Degree that is inclusive of all eligibility requirements for the entry-level American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam in Radiography. The student-focused curriculum includes professional courses in the radiologic sciences and a structured competency-based clinical education with an emphasis on liberal arts studies. In our commitment to provide the health care community with radiographers who are skilled professionals and responsive to human needs, students are educated to become caring, competent, and professional radiographers. Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Medical Imaging: Radiography the graduate will 1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes general science and an understanding of the biological and physiological aspect of human anatomy; 2. have indepth knowledge of patient care including legal issues, infection control, safety, and professional and caring behaviors; 3. have knowledge of radiation protection including utilization of equipment and accessories, techniques and procedures demonstrating expertise in limiting the radiation exposure to the patient, self and others; 4. understand equipment operation including the basic physical principals of electricity, x-ray production, and digital, fluoroscopic and radiographic imaging; 5. be able to critically assess images according to the four qualities of image production and make appropriate adjustments when necessary; 6. be able to perform radiographic examinations that provide pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient; 7. understand the code of ethics for radiologic technologists, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; 8. have developed a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in educational and professional activities; and 9. be able to apply to take the licensure exam and be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist and secure an entry-level position in the medical imaging field.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - RADIOGRAPHY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 PY 101 HS, PS BL 116 CS 103 RS Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 25-27

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS RAD103 RAD108 RAD109 RAD110 RAD111 RAD202A RAD202B RAD203 RAD204 RAD205 RAD209 RAD211 RAD212 RAD220

Radiologic Sciences I Clinical Practicum I Radiologic Procedures I Radiologic Sciences II Clinical Practicum II Clinical Practicum III Clinical Practicum III Radiological Procedures II Radiologic Sciences III Clinical Practicum IV Clinical Practicum V Radiological Sciences IV Radiological Procedures III Radiologic Sciences and Procedures Total credits in major

Credits 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 38

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 206 RAD 100

Credits Human Skeletal Anatomy 1 Introduction to Basic Health Care 3 Total credits for other coursework 4 Total credits for degree 67-69

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS Prerequisite requirements for entering the Medical Imaging Associate of Science Degree in Radiography (MI): 1. For program acceptance: a. Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” or better) in algebra and chemistry within the previous five years. b. **SAT score of 900 or above (or comparable ACT score); c. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT scores; and d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a “B” or better prior to program acceptance. 2. Complete all general education course work with a “C” or better. 3. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 4. Urine drug screen and TB testing (PPD Mantoux). 5. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED). 6. Students in the Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required) and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 7. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check, and to have a child abuse history clearance. 8. Medical Imaging program requires full-time summer clinical course work. 9. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. **SAT score is the combined total of only the verbal and math portions of the exam.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - ULTRASONOGRAPHY The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences department offers an Associate of Science Degree in Ultrasonography that emphasizes the study of physics, the abdomen, and obstetrics. Consistent with the philosophy of Mount Aloysius College, the curriculum provides students with a liberal arts and technical education that emphasizes compassion and competence and affords the student the opportunity to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to become an effective member of the health care team and serve the health needs of society. Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Medical Imaging: Ultrasonography, the graduate will 1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes arts, sciences and advanced imaging modalities; 2. be able to effectively interact in the professional setting using various modes of communication; 3. understand equipment operation and be able to employ basic interventional procedures to facilitate the production of high quality images; 4. possess advanced knowledge of imaging equipment and accessories, techniques, and procedures demonstrating expertise in several imaging modalities; 5. be able to assess various imaging examination procedures and assist in attaining pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient; 6. understand the code of ethics for imaging specialists, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; and 7. have developed a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in educational and professional activities. Program requirements may be changed as changes in the national standards occur. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL IMAGING - ULTRASONOGRAPHY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111

Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

PY 101 HS, PS BL 201 CS 103 RS 300 * Total credits in core *Any HS/PS course that satisfies Cultural Diversity

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS DMS 100 DMS 200 DMS 202 DMS 205 DMS 401 DMS 409 DMS 411 DMS 412 RAD 300 RAD 303

Introduction to Ultrasonography Abdominal Ultrasonography OB/GYN Ultrasonography Superficial Structures and Vascular Ultrasonography Physics and Instrumentation Ultrasound Clinical Practicum I Ultrasound Clinical Practicum II Ultrasound Clinical Practicum III Imaging Principles Cross-Sectional Anatomy Total credits in major

Credits 1 3 3 3 3 2 12 12 3 3 45

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 202 CM 112 MA 109 RAD100 SC 103

Credits Anatomy & Physiology II 4 College Algebra 3 Medical Terminology 3 Introduction to Basic Health Care 3 Applied Physics 4 Total credits for other coursework 17 Total credits for degree 88-90

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS Prerequisite requirements for entering the Medical Imaging Associate of Science Degree in Ultrasonography (MIU) Program: 1. For Radiographers with a hospital diploma in Radiography and graduates of an Associate Degree in Radiography: a. Possess an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography or provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); b. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT or Accuplacer scores; c. Applicants with **SAT scores above 1000 (500 math; 500 verbal) or who possess an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography do not need to take the College Placement Test; and d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a “B” or better prior to program acceptance. 2. For applicants applying directly to the three-year associate degree program: a. Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” or better) in algebra and chemistry within the previous five years; b. **SAT score of 900 or above (or comparable ACT score); c. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT or Accuplacer scores; and d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a minimum grade of “B” prior to program acceptance. 3. Complete all General Education course work with a “C” or higher. 4. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 5. Urine drug screen and TB testing (PPD Mantoux). 6. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED). 7. Students in the Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required) and one urine drug screen are included in this fee. If additional criminal back ground checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 8. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check, and have a child abuse history clearance.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued 9. The MIU program requires summer clinical course work. 10. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. 11. Graduating Ultrasound students in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department should sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Ultrasound no later than four weeks after their May graduation date. Students will be required to provide evidence they are registered to take the exam in one of their final DMS courses. **SAT Score is the combined total of only the verbal and math portions of the exam. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: ULTRASONOGRAPHY CONCENTRATION The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences department offers a four-year program culminating in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Ultrasonography. Students in this program will complete their general education courses in their first year and enter into the ultrasonography courses for their final three (3) years. This path affords graduates an in-depth understanding of healthcare and business and administrative issues confronting medical imaging departments. The curriculum provides students with a liberal arts and technical education that emphasizes compassion and competence and affords the students the opportunity to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective member of the health care team and serve the health needs of society. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: ULTRASONOGRAPHY CONCENTRATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 EN 313 AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 201 CM 220 CS 103 PL 301 OR RS 300 300-400 level RS PY 101 EC, GE, PY, SO BD 400 OR RAD 401 Total credits in core

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS DMS 200 DMS 202 DMS 205

Abdominal Ultrasonography OB/GYN Ultrasonography Superficial Structures and Vascular Ultrasonography Physics and Instrumentation I Ultrasound Clinical Practicum I Ultrasound Clinical Practicum II Ultrasound Clinical Practicum III Imaging Principles Cross-Sectional Anatomy

DMS 401 DMS 409 DMS 411 DMS 412 RAD 300 RAD 303 BD 400 or RAD 401 Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirement) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits 3 3 3 3 2 12 12 3 3 -47

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 202 BU 410/ NU 440 HCA 317 CM 112 CM 305 CS 230 CS 301 MA 109 RAD 100 SC 103 -----

Anatomy and Physiology II

Credits 4

Organizational Behavior OR 3 Organizational Management for Health Care Delivery College Algebra 3 Statistical Research 3 Technology and Management Information 3 Technology and Management Systems 3 Medical Terminology 3 Introduction to Basic Health Care 3 Applied Physics 4 Elective 3 Total credits for other coursework 32 Total credits for degree 120-122

PROGRAM SPECIFICS Pre-requisite requirements for entering the Professional Studies: Ultrasonography Concentration Bachelor of Science Degree program: 1. For acceptance at the Freshmen Level: a. Students with a **SAT score of 900 or above or ACT score of 19 or above; b. For applicants with **SAT scores below 1000 (500 math; 500 verbal) or ACT score below 21, take the College Placement Exam; c. Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” or better) in algebra and chemistry within in the previous five years; d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a minimum grade of “B” prior to program acceptance; and e. *If all program prerequisites are not completed prior to the start of the fall semester ultrasonography coursework, the student will be placed into the PSUSP Track.

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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Continued 2. For acceptance at the Advanced Level: a. Must be current Registered Radiologic Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or have completed an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography. Students, depending on the number of transfer credits, may be accepted as a Junior; b. provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); c. take the College Placement Test; d. applicants with **SAT scores above 1000 (500 math; 500 verbal) or who possess an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography, do not need to take the College Placement Test; e. complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a “B” or better prior to program acceptance; and f. complete all general education course work with a “C” or better. 3. Failure to complete all required EE course work may delay graduation. 4. It is important that students take the required science course work, as prescribed by their academic advisor. Failure to do so may delay graduation. 5. Students will complete full-time clinical course work during the summer between the second and third years in the Ultrasonography program. 6. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. 7. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 8. Urine drug screen and TB testing (PPD Mantoux). 9. Students in the Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPT certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required) and one urine drug screen are included in this fee. If additional criminal back ground checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 10. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, child abuse clearance, and clean criminal background check to participate in any of the medical programs. 11. Graduating Ultrasound students in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department should sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Ultrasound no later than four weeks after their May graduation date. Students will be required to provide evidence they are registered to take the exam in one of their final DMS courses.

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Medical Laboratory Technician Program Coordinator - Ms. Kathleen P. Hoyne, M.S., MT (AMT) Consistent with the philosophy of the College, the Medical Laboratory Technician curriculum combines science and technical courses with a liberal arts foundation to prepare graduates for entry into the field of medical laboratory technology. The student-focused curriculum provides an emphasis on liberal arts studies and includes courses in general and medical laboratory sciences and a structured clinical practicum. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine laboratory analyses which aid physicians by providing information used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The program offers the necessary academic and clinical instruction that prepares students for employment as members of the healthcare delivery team. Graduates may find employment in hospital laboratories, physician offices, private/reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, or industrial laboratories. An integral part of the program is a 25-week clinical rotation at an affiliated hospital laboratory. Students receive hands on experience working with certified technicians and technologists in the clinical laboratory setting. Upon completion of the Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technician Program, the graduates will 1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that incorporates the general sciences including human biology, chemistry and microbiology; 2. have an in-depth knowledge of the clinical responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician to include: medical ethics, effective communication, infection control, safety, specimen collection, specimen processing, diagnostic testing and basic patient care; 3. have a working knowledge of laboratory testing and equipment operations to include: test kits, automatic analyzers, microscopes, autoclave, centrifuge, point of care testing analyzers and spectrophotometer; 4. be able to perform invasive and non-invasive specimen collection procedures and perform laboratory analysis that provides patient diagnostic and treatment information to clinicians; 5. develop a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in educational and professional activities; and 6. be able to successfully pass the Board of Registry certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and secure an entry level position as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

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Medical Laboratory Technician Continued SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Prerequisites and requirements for entering the Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technician Program: 1. For acceptance at the freshmen level: a. Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” or better) in Algebra and Chemistry within the previous five years. b. SAT score (combined total of verbal and math portions) of 900 or above (or comparable ACT score). c. Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT scores. d. Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a minimum of “C” prior to program acceptance. 2. Complete all general education course work with a grade of “C” or better. 3. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 4. Students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check and have a child abuse history clearance. 5. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance (if required) and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal back ground checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 6. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED). 7. Students are responsible for their own transportation and incidental expenses related to participating in clinical practicum education.

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Medical Laboratory Technician Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation* Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111

Credits 1-3 3 3

PY 101 HS BL 116 CS 103 RS 206 ** Total credits in core

3 3 3 3 3 3 22-24

*NOTE: CLS 102 (1 credit) meets requirement for off-campus programs. **RS 206 satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement. MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ML 102 ML 103 ML 202 ML 211 ML 212 ML 215 ML 220 ML 290 ML 291

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures Hematology/Coagulation Clinical Chemistry/UA/Microscopy Immunohematology/Immunology Clinical Microbiology Medical Technology Skills Laboratory Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Practicum Medical Laboratory Technician Seminar Total credits in major

Credits 2 3 3 4 3 3 1 12 1 32

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 210 CH 101 CH 102

Microbiology Chemistry I Chemistry II

Credits 4 4 4 Total credits for other coursework 12 Total credits for degree 66-68

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NURSING - Bachelor’s Degree (RN-BSN) Program Department Chairperson Upon completion of the RN to BSN Program, graduates will be prepared to give professional nursing care in a variety of health care settings, apply for master degree level study in nursing, and serve as leaders in society. Graduates will 1. integrate knowledge from the natural and social sciences to provide safe quality care for improved patient outcomes, while utilizing the skills of inquiry, analysis, critical thinking and clinical judgment; 2. value the ideal of lifelong learning to support excellence in nursing practice; 3. participate in the political process and advocate for patients, families, and communities, the nursing profession, and vulnerable populations for the goal of promoting social justice; 4. practice populations-focused nursing to foster health promotion, disease and injury prevention across the lifespan to individuals, aggregates within the community and /or population; 5. provide multidimensional and culturally competent care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in diverse and changing practice environments; 6. develop leadership skills that emphasize respectful communication and collaboration within inter-professional teams, care coordination, delegation and problem solving; 7. exhibit caring, value-based behavior that reflects professional values consistent with nursing's commitment to altruism autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice; 8. foster effective inter-professional and intra-professional communication collaboration and socialization to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care; 9. apply knowledge, skills and ethical principles in information and patient care technology to deliver safe, quality patient care in a variety of health care settings; 10. interpret evidence for improving patient outcomes and disseminate evidence of best practices within the inter-professsional team; and 11. identify, assess and evaluate quality concerns within Microsystems while working with the inter-professional health care team to create a safe, caring environment for care delivery. The RN-BSN Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 at 1-866-747-9965 or 1-404-975-5000.) REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION: 1. Student must possess an associate degree or diploma in nursing. 2. Student must submit evidence of licensure in the State of Pennsylvania before enrolling in any clinical practicum. 3. See Transfer Evaluation Requirements – next page.

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Nursing - Bachelor Degree Program Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS: 1. Matriculated students must be licensed as an RN in the State of Pennsylvania within one (1) semester of matriculation. 2. After the first semester, students who are not licensed as an RN may not register for nursing courses. 3. The ratio of credit hours to contact/clock hours is as follows: Classroom (1:1), Clinical (1:3), and Seminar (1:3). TRANSFER EVALUATION Graduates of both diploma and associate degree programs who have earned college credits from regionally-accredited junior or senior colleges may apply to have up to ninety (90) total credits accepted by Mount Aloysius College and applied toward a bachelor’s degree subject to the requirements of the intended major as well as the core and graduation requirements of the College. Credits for previous coursework in nursing will be granted, up to a maximum of thirty (30) to forty (40) credits, upon successful completion of the RN-BSN Program. Prospective students who have graduated from an NLNAC accredited basic nursing program within the past three (3) years prior to admission or have work experience as an RN equivalent to 1000 hours within the past three (3) years qualify for direct articulation from their basic nursing program into the RN-BSN Program. Prospective students who have not graduated from an NLNAC accredited basic nursing program within the past three (3) years prior to admission or who do not have 1000 hours of work experience as an RN within the past three (3) years may validate their current nursing knowledge through successful completion of the NLN Accelerated Challenge Exam (ACE) II - RN-BSN. Test results will be valid for up to three years by which time the student must have begun nursing courses at Mount Aloysius College. If more than three years have passed, the student must show additional evidence of current knowledge. Students who are currently certified by a recognized organization may use the certification as evidence of validation of nursing knowledge in the area of certification. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE - RN-BSN CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM 220 CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS CR, EC, GE, PY, SO NU 403 (part of major) NU 401 (part of major) Total credits in core

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Nursing - Bachelor Degree Program Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS NU 302 NU 304 NU 305 NU 401

Health Assessment Human Pathophysiological Response to Illness Introduction to Research Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery (satisfies core requirement) NU 403 Community Health of Aggregates (satisfies core requirement) NU 430 Informatics in Health Care NU 440 Organizational Behavior NU 440P Leadership Practicum

Credits 3 3 3 --3 3 2-4

Total credits in major 23-25 (Includes 6 credits in the core) Additional credits from ADN, Diploma, or electives Variable Total credits for degree 120

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NURSING - Associate Degree Program Interim Department Chairperson - Regina M. Barr The Nursing curriculum at Mount Aloysius College provides an education to prepare graduates as Associate Degree Nurses, qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses following graduation. A blending of theory classes, campus laboratory, clinical seminars, and clinical agency experiences enables students to achieve the goals of the curriculum. The general education and professional components of the curriculum are designed to provide graduates with skills and knowledge to function effectively in structured acute, long-term, and community settings. Upon completion of the Mount Aloysius College Associate Degree Nursing Program, graduates will be able to 1. integrate knowledge and skills from nursing sciences, humanities, religious studies, and natural sciences in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health in structured health care settings; 2. adhere to standards of professional practice assuming accountability for own actions and behaviors and practicing nursing within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks; 3. perform comprehensive patient assessments, including dimensions of physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and functional status; 4. provide integrated, cost effective care to patients by coordinating and/or collaborating with members of the transdisciplinary health care team; 5. deliver competent and safe nursing care and make effective clinical judgments to evaluate and modify care as necessary; 6. demonstrate caring behaviors that reflect a respect for choice, cultural values and beliefs of patients, peers, and other members of the health care team; 7. communicate effectively with individuals and groups utilizing psychosocial nursing principles to establish therapeutic relationships and promote positive patient outcomes; 8. plan and implement patient teaching aimed at the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health; 9. utilize information technology to support and communicate the planning and provision of patient care; and 10. take and pass the National licensure examination and secure an entry-level registered nurse position. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 at 1-866-747-9965 or 1-404-975-5000).

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Nursing - Associate Degree Program Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE NURSING CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 PY 101 HS, PS BL 201 CS 103 RS NU 330 (part of major) Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 23-25

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS NU 130 NU 220 NU 240 NU 260 NU 275 NU 300 NU 330

Adult Nursing I Nursing Pharmacology Nursing of the Family Adult Nursing II Mental Health Nursing Transition to Nursing Practice Adult Nursing III Total credits in major

Credits 7 2 5 7 2 2 8 33

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK BL 202 BL 210 PY 102

Anatomy & Physiology II Microbiology Human Growth and Development Total credits for other coursework Total credits for free electives (if needed) Total credits for degree

Credits 4 4 3 11 2 69

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION 1. Completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including four units of English, three units of a social studies, two units of mathematics and two units of science with a related laboratory. (Biology and chemistry recommended.) The two units of science with a related laboratory must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.” 2. One course in algebra at either the senior high school or college level with a minimum grade of “C.” 3. Applicants who have graduated from high school within the past five years are required to submit satisfactory SAT scores or ACT scores. Applicants who have graduated from high school more than five years ago are required to obtain a satisfactory score on a pre-nursing test. 4. Other variables such as academic achievement and experience may be considered for individual candidates.

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Nursing - Associate Degree Program Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS 1. Since student employment during enrollment in the Nursing program is voluntary, students will not be excused from classes or clinical experiences due to conflict with employment schedule. Status as a student nurse does not qualify the student for employment in any nursing position for which the student is not otherwise qualified, certified, or licensed. 2 . Students enrolled in the Nursing program must comply with the requirements of the Professional Nursing Law of Pennsylvania. Among other restrictions, the State Board of Nursing will not issue a license to an applicant who has been convicted of a felonious act. Students will be required to submit to a criminal record check and a child abuse history clearance. Healthcare agencies have the right to deny employment based on background checks. The Board shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant who has been convicted of a felonious act prohibited by the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as “The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act,” or convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance in a court of law of the United States or any other state, territory or country unless: (a) at least ten (10) years have elapsed from the date of conviction; (b) the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the Board that he has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction such that licensure of the applicant should not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of patients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal violations; and (c) the applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications contained in or authorized by this act. The term “convicted” shall include a judgement, an admission of guilt or a plea of nolo contendere. An applicant’s statement on the application declaring the absence of a conviction shall be deemed satisfactory evidence of the absence of a conviction, unless the Board has some evidence to the contrary. 3. Prerequisite requirements for first level nursing clinical: a. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG anti body lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. b. Blood test to verify immunity to measles, German measles and chicken pox, or required vaccination; urine drug screen and 2-step PPD are also required. c. Prerequisite courses: BL 201 and any required EE courses. 4. Ongoing requirements for entry into other nursing clinical courses include: a. Required prerequisite courses b. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR (Adult, Child, Infant and AED) certification c. Annual TB testing (PPD Mantoux) 5. All courses listed in the catalog as prerequisites must be completed with a minimum “C” grade before the student is admitted into subsequent nursing courses.

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Nursing - Associate Degree Program Continued 6. Nursing majors must earn a minimum “C” grade in each nursing course. 7. A student earning less than a “C” in five credits of nursing will be dismissed from the nursing program. 8. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites. 9. Assessment testing is part of the nursing curriculum. Students must pass the comprehensive assessment test administered in the last semester of the Associate Degree Program as a condition of program completion. 10. Students in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with clinical education requirements. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED), urine drug screening, and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance and one urine drug screen are included in this fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearance or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 11. The ratio of credit hours to contact/clock hours is as follows: Classroom (1:1), Clinical (1:3), and Seminar (1:3). LPN ADVANCED STANDING POLICY The LPN Advanced Standing Policy outlines specific curricular strategies to facilitate the efficient and effective progression of graduates from licensed practical nursing programs through the Associate Degree Nursing program at Mount Aloysius College. The strategies to be utilized include validation of instructional program content and individual competency. Articulation Criteria Graduates of State approved practical nursing programs will be granted a maximum of twelve (12) credits in nursing. Applicants to the Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program (ADN) at Mount Aloysius College must meet the requirements of the College as well as the ADN Program for admission. All NLN Accelerated Challenge Exams (PN to RN) must be taken prior to NU 115. In addition, prior to granting advanced standing, the following requirements must be met: 1. depending on year of high school graduation, either passing score on the prenursing test or satisfactory SAT/ACT scores; 2. licensure in the State of Pennsylvania as an LPN; and 3. graduation within three (3) years from an LPN program; or work experience as an LPN equivalent to 1,000 hours in the last three (3) years; or completion of an approved refresher course in nursing; and 4. passing grade on NLN Accelerated Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN to RN Challenge Exam: Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child. Competency Validation Competency validation provides the opportunity for licensed practical nurses who have not met criteria #2 or #3 above to be awarded credits for previous learning through successful completion of validation examinations. A maximum of twelve (12) credits will be awarded following successful completion of validation examinations. Students may validate competencies by completing the NLN Accelerated Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN to RN: Foundations of Nursing.

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Nursing - Associate Degree Program Continued General Education Requirements Prior to enrolling in the sophomore nursing courses, students articulating directly as well as those validating competencies will be required to meet all acceptance and pre-enrollment criteria for the Associate Degree Nursing Program including required prerequisite EE courses and the following prerequisite courses: BL 20l Anatomy and Physiology I BL 202 Anatomy and Physiology II CS 103 Communication Technology Literacy CLS 101 Cultural Literacy EN 110 Rhetoric I PY 101 General Psychology PY 102 Human Growth and Development NU 115 LPN-RN Transition NU 220 Nursing Pharmacology *NOTE: NU 115 must be the first nursing (NU) course taken in the program. No other nursing course may be taken prior to NU 115. Graduation Requirements To graduate, students will need to complete all core requirements listed in the current College Catalog for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT Department Chairperson - Ms. Penelope Lescher Consistent with the philosophy of the College, and the core values of physical therapy, the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) curriculum combines science and technical courses with the core courses to provide an education leading to the development of a competent and compassionate graduate. The curriculum uses a variety of teaching and learning environments. Students are introduced to the importance of professional activities and life long learning through course content, assignments, availability of professional literature and exposure to academic and clinical faculty dedicated to the profession. The curriculum, although evolving and continually subject to revision, is designed to educate and graduate students possessing an understanding of, an appreciation for, and a competence in, the field of physical therapy and their role as physical therapist assistants. Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree Physical Therapist Assistant program, the graduate will 1. perform as a competent and skilled physical therapist assistant at the entry level, having an in-depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences, relative to patient/client management from the simplest to the most complex patient conditions; 2. apply knowledge to prevent, correct and/or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunctions; 3. function in a clinical team atmosphere, appropriately referring patients/clients to other healthcare providers/agencies/resources within the context of managed patient care; 4. demonstrate awareness for the commitment to a pursuit of personal and professional development and growth, becoming life long learners seeking experiences necessary to remain current with changes in health care policy and patient care; 5. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Core Values, and Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy as a guide for practice; 6. demonstrate advocacy skills for the professional and the consumer; and 7. be eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE) to enable entry-level employment in the physical therapy field. The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is designed to prepare successful graduates to pass the NPTAE and enter the work force as health care providers skilled to assist the physical therapist in the delivery of physical therapy services. State registration/certification requirements and Practice Acts vary and the assistant must abide by the Practice Act in the state in which they wish to be employed. The physical therapist and the physical therapist assistant work as a team, the assistant conducting treatments under the supervision of the therapist. Physical therapists establish plans of care which require the physical therapist assistant to utilize special equipment while conducting thermal, electrical, and mechanical treatments. Physical therapy plans often include exercise and functional training programs administered by the assistant. Assistants are responsible for reporting patient response to the physical therapist, documenting physical therapy interventions and performing selected measurements. The curriculum is a combination of general study and technical courses. The technical or physical therapist assistant courses include both theoretical and laboratory instruction. Clinical education courses occur in a variety of health care settings.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111

Credits 1-3 3 3

Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science PY 101 3 History/Political Science HS, PS 3 Science/Math BL 203 4 Technology CS 103 3 Religious Studies RS 3 Cultural Diversity (requirement met through completion of the PTA program) Total credits in core 23-25 MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS PT 100 PT 110 PT 113 PT 114 PT 116 PT 161 PT 220 PT 232 PT 235 PT 241 PT 251 PT 260 PT 270

Credits Terminology for Physical Rehabilitation 1 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 Physical Agents 4 Clinical Kinesiology 4 Human Diseases 3 Clinical Education I 1 Therapeutic Exercise 4 Management of Cardiopulmonary & Orthopedic Conditions 4 Rehabilitation 3 Clinical Education II 2 Clinical Education III 2 Professional Issues 1 Neurology in Physical Therapy 3 Total credits in major 35 OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK

BL 204 PY 102

Credits Applied Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Human Growth and Development 3 Total credits for other coursework 7 Total credits for degree 65-67

TO APPLY, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: 1. College Application. 2. Completed work equal to standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including four units of English, three units of a social studies, two units of mathematics and two units of science with a related laboratory. 3. One course in chemistry or physics, one course in algebra and one course in biology at either high school or college level with a minimum grade of “C.”

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Physical Therapist Assistant Continued 4. Minimum combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 800 or minimum ACT score of seventeen (17). College board scores are not required of an applicant who has graduated five years or more prior to date of application, but the applicant must submit demonstrated evidence of academic ability through college level course work. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Forms and information relevant to application are obtained from the Admissions Office. All admissions requirements standard to Mount Aloysius College apply to Physical Therapist Assistant candidates. Class enrollment is limited. PROGRAM SPECIFICS 1. All students must follow College policy regarding admission eligibility. 2. If required, EE 091, EE 093, and EE 098 must be completed with a “C” or better before matriculation into the Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum. 3. Students must complete or maintain certification in American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider (Adult, Child, Infant and AED). 4. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 5. A student earning less than a “C” in any technical or science course will be dismissed from the PTA program. 6. Students are required to complete summer clinical coursework. 7. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. 8. Students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum may not be employed as a physical therapist assistant. 9. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with the PTA program’s clinical education requirements. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED), urine drug screening, and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance, and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 10. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check, and have a child abuse history clearance.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Continued FACTORS CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION OF STUDENTS Motivation and Knowledge of the Field - The Admissions Committee believes that students who are knowledgeable about the field of Physical Therapy are more likely to take maximum advantage of the educational opportunities in physical therapist assistant school. Interest in and knowledge of the field may be evidenced by an applicant having taken advantage of all available opportunities for learning about physical therapy. A minimum of sixteen hours of observation/volunteer/actual work experience hours are required. Students are required to submit an essay conveying their knowledge of the field and the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant. ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM The Physical Therapist Assistant Program admits thirty (30) students annually to the Fall Semester. Those applicants who have met minimum acceptable requirements will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions of their acceptance into the College. Final acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program is contingent upon completion of all prerequisite courses and, if required, EE 091, EE 093, and EE 098 with a “C� or better; documentation of 16 hours of clinical observation; and submission of an essay that conveys knowledge of the field.

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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Department Chairperson - Dr. Paul Farcus The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies balances a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences with a specialized emphasis in one or more fields of knowledge. The intent of the program is to provide the kind of continuous learning and freedom of inquiry deemed to be necessary ingredients for personal growth and for achievement in both the public and private employment sectors. Students who graduate in the Professional Studies Program will demonstrate 1. the ability to communicate different areas of knowledge through speech and writing; 2. information literacy, and the ability to access sources of knowledge both ancient and modern at libraries, online, through various agencies and organizations, through conversation and communication; 3. an awareness of how moral and ethical perspectives impact critical thinking and knowledge acquisition in issues that affect the person’s role in society; 4. the ability to use technology effectively to enhance their own learning in their specific discipline; and 5. the ability to do research and establish a knowledge base in one of the following areas of study: a. Behavioral Sciences. Students in Behavioral Sciences will be professionally prepared to operate in a social service agency setting. b. Education (Non-Certificate). Students in Education (Non-Certificate) will have an understanding of early childhood and agencies such as Head Start with no recommendation for teaching certificate. c. Health Studies. Students in Health Studies will be prepared for future professional study in a health care field through a study of sciences, developmental theory and professional healthcare. d. Humanities. Students in Humanities will be prepared for employment in fields that insist upon creative, critical thinking and strong communication skills; or for graduate studies in Humanities-related fields such as religious studies, library science, history, writing, education, philosophy, theology, and others. e. Math, Science, and Technology. Students in Math, Science, and Technology will have the ability to articulate the discoveries and principles from major areas of the sciences and to express an appreciation for the interrelatedness of the scientific disciplines. f. Pre-Law. Students in Pre-Law will have a foundation in the Liberal Arts, American historical and political processes, ethics, and the law. Students will be prepared to compete for admission to law school or to enter a career in many diverse legal settings. g. Ultrasonography. Students in Ultrasonography will be prepared for a career in Ultrasound and will have an additional focus of study in business and information systems.

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Professional Studies Continued Students will take 30-36 credits of approved courses in each area and should con sult with their advisor for course planning. NOTE: Eighteen (18) credits in the major must be at the 300-400 Level. COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS Mount Aloysius College provides cooperative programs which were implemented to augment and enhance student-learning opportunities. These cooperative programs typically provide a bachelor degree in Professional Studies from Mount Aloysius and a graduate degree or certificate from the cooperating college or university. Consultation with the Department Chair is required of all students. Agreements can change annually. Doctor of Chiropractic: Department Chair: Dr. Merrilee Anderson Mount Aloysius College has 3+1 agreements with other colleges for this program of study. Students will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Science from Mount Aloysius after year four and a Doctor in Chiropractic from the cooperating college or university at the conclusion of year six. Nuclear Medicine: Department Chair: Dr. Paula Scaramozzino Mount Aloysius College has an agreement with another college in Nuclear Medicine. This program leads to an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Aloysius College and a certificate in Nuclear Medicine. Students also have the option of completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies at Mount Aloysius and completing the Nuclear Medicine Certificate. Occupational Therapy: Department Chair: Dr. Paul Farcus In association with a number of colleges/universities, Mount Aloysius College has agreements leading to a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. The agreements are 4+2, 3+2, and 2+3. A student can choose between 4, 3, and 2 years at Mount Aloysius completing various requirements and then complete the program of study at another institution. The Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions and the Department Chair have a complete list for those interested. Physical Therapy: Department Chair: Dr. Paul Farcus Mount Aloysius College has agreements with other colleges for this program of study. Students will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies from Mount Aloysius College at the conclusion of year four and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the conclusion of year six. Physician Assistant: Department Chair: Dr. Paul Farcus Mount Aloysius College has 3+2 agreements with other colleges for this program of study. Students will reeive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies form Mount Aloysius after year four and a masters degree in Physician Assistant from the cooperating college or university at the conclusion of year five.

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PSYCHOLOGY Department Chairperson - Dr. Brad Hastings The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program is designed to provide the student with a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences and the specific preparation necessary for entry into the fields of psychology, social services, and graduate study. Students will work their way through a curriculum that will include a core in the arts and sciences and courses that emphasize the practical application of psychology to alleviate suffering including an emphasis on counseling, development, cognitive, personality, and social psychology. Upon completion of the program each student will be able to 1. think and communicate clearly about the theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of psychology; 2. demonstrate critical thinking skills especially in relation to evaluating psychological research and its applications; 3. consider psychological problems objectively and scientifically; 4. show how moral and ethical perspectives influence research, theory, and applications in psychology; 5. exercise the skills necessary for career experiences in psychology and its related fields including knowledge related to research methodology and psychological testing; 6. participate in graduate study in psychology and its related fields; 7. use computer skills necessary for a career in psychology and its related fields; 8. interact in an intellectually challenging environment with an orientation toward using psychological knowledge in service to others; 9. exhibit skills in the preparation and presentation of oral and written professional reports in psychology; and 10. draw upon a solid knowledge of general psychological theories and research including the areas of counseling psychology, human development, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, social psychology, and theories of personality. For specific requirements, please consult the department chairperson. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE PSYCHOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 300-400-level EN AR, EN, MU HS, PS BL 116 CM 220* CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS SO 305* EC, GE, PY, SO BD 400 Total credits in core

*Students must earn a "C" or better.

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Psychology Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS BD 400 PY 101 PY 202 PY 204 PY 304 PY 240 PY 320 PY 322 PY 380 PY 414 PY 440

Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirements) General Psychology Abnormal Psychology Child Development and Adolescence OR Adult Development and Aging Social Psychology Cognitive Psychology Tests and Measurements Neuroscience Internship Personality Theories and Research (Includes 3 credits in the core)

Credits -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

SPECIALIZATIONS (12 Credits): Students must select one of the following specializations: Counseling Students must select twelve (12) credits from the following courses: PY 305 Psychology of Stress and Coping PY 310 Drugs and Human Behavior PY 314 Community Mental Health Psychology PY 331 Introduction to Counseling PY 425 Group Psychotherapy

3 3 3 3 3

CR 293 CR 310 CR 420 PY 331

Criminal Justice Addictions (Certificate) Substance Use and Abuse in Criminal Justice Treatment of Addiction in the Criminal Justice System Criminology Internship Introduction to Counseling

3 3 3 3

CR 201 CR 325 CR 345 CR 475

Forensic Investigation Introduction to Forensic Science Medicolegal Investigation of Death Criminalistic and Crime Scene Analysis Criminal Investigative Analysis (Criminal Profiling)

3 3 3 3

BU 219 BU 322 BU 323 BU 424

Human Resources Personnel Management Labor Relations Compensation Employee Benefits

3 3 3 3

General Students select twelve (12) credits of psychology (PY) or other electives in consultation with his/her advisor that facilitates specific career or intellectual goals. Total credits in major 42 Total credits for free electives 36-38 Total credits for degree 120

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SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER EDUCATION Department Chairperson - Dr. Marilyn Roseman Interpreters provide essential and critical communication service between individuals who do not use the same language. Interpreters that work with Deaf individuals need to be highly skilled professionals. They must be able to listen to another person’s words, inflections and intent and simultaneously render them into the visual language of signs using the mode of communication preferred by the Deaf consumer. The interpreter must also be able to comprehend the signs, inflections and intent of the deaf consumer and simultaneously speak them in articulate, appropriate English. They must understand the cultures in which they work and apply that knowledge to promote effective cross-cultural communications. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER EDUCATION Mount Aloysius College is renowned for educating qualified interpreters for the Deaf using a bilingual/bicultural philosophy in an environment that promotes cultural equality, linguistic equivalence and ethical principles and values. Upon completion of this program, the graduate will earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sign Language / Interpreter Education and be prepared to find challenging careers as an interpreter in educational, medical, business, religious, and many other settings. This curriculum delivers both theoretical and practical instruction. In the classroom academic knowledge and technical skills are obtained. In the video laboratory expressive and receptive skills are honed, culminating in a positive field experience in the community. A critical part of anyone’s college education includes a broad liberal arts education. This general education helps students to gain an understanding and appreciation of themselves; their history and culture; the history and culture of humanity; the principles and impact of mathematics, science and technology; and the principles of effective communication. Graduates of this program will be able to 1. have a solid grounding in the Liberal Arts by engaging in studies of the arts, sciences, and math; 2. show competence and fluency in expressive and receptive signing skills; 3. treat all consumers with respect through an understanding of the Interpreting Process, Professional Ethics, English, American Sign Language, mainstream American culture, and Deaf Culture; 4. value deafness as a cultural difference to be recognized and respected as such, not as a deficiency; 5. use effective communication strategies when interacting with Deaf audiences such as students, parents, and other professionals; 6. Engage in professional development including scholarly research and writing and innovative and reflective practice that leads to life long learning; 7. Be able to gain an entry-level interpreting position in the public or private sector and/or pursue graduate study; and 8. take the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Generalist Written Examination, a prerequisite to RID’s national certification and Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) certification test.

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Sign Language/Interpreter Education Continued BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER EDUCATION CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Upper-Division Literature Literature/Arts/Theatre History/Political Science Science Math Technology Religious Studies/Philosophy Social Science Cultural Diversity Integrated Discipline Capping

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 Rhetoric EN 301 EN 120 OR EN 130 HS, PS BL, CH, SC CM CS 103 RS, PL 300-400-level RS PY 110 EC, GE, PY, SO SO 215 BD 400 Total credits in core

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ASL 102 ASL 103 ASL 108 ASL 201 ASL 202 ASL 207 ASL 301 ASL 310 ASL 330 ASL 401 ASL 425 ASL 450 BD 400

American Sign Language I American Sign Language II Introduction to Interpreting American Sign Language III American Sign Language IV Theory ASL to English Interpretation Consecutive/Simultaneous Interpreting ASL to English Linguistics of ASL Transliteration Lab American Sign Language Literature Certification Preparation Residency Internship/Full Time Capstone Seminar (satisfies core requirements) Total credits in major (Includes 3 credits in the core) OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK

PY 101 PY 102 PY 206

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 43-45 Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 12 -45 Credits

General Psychology 3 Human Growth and Development 3 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 Total credits for other coursework 9 Total credits for free electives 21 Total credits for degree 120

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Sign Language/Interpreter Education Continued ASSOCIATE OF ARTS SIGN LANGUAGE/DEAF STUDIES The Sign Language/Deaf Studies Associate Degree program gives students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the Deaf community as a part of human diversity. The courses are designed to prepare students to spend their professional or social lives after graduation in the Deaf community or to make further contributions in a chosen academic discipline. The Sign Language/Deaf Studies program offers an introductory course to help all entering students develop a special focus on the sociological, historical, and linguistic aspects to deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The core program is designed for students to develop a multidisciplinary approach in the areas of teaching, language, community, history, culture, and literature to the study of deaf and hard-of-hearing people. A critical part of anyone’s college education includes a broad liberal arts education. This general education helps students to gain an understanding and appreciation of themselves; their history and culture; the history and culture of humanity; the principles and impact of mathematics, science, and technology; and the principles of effective communication. Graduates of this program will 1. have a solid grounding in the Liberal Arts by studying the arts, math and sciences; 2. show competence and fluency in expressive and receptive signing skills; 3. treat all individuals whom they serve with respect through an understanding of the Professional Codes of Ethics, English, American Sign Language, mainstream American culture, and Deaf Culture; 4. value Deafness as a cultural difference to be recognized and respected as such not as a deficiency; 5. use effective communication strategies when interacting with various Deaf audiences such as students, parents and other professionals; and 6. gain employment in K-12 school’s resource rooms, teacher aide’s, interpreting agencies, and residential schools. ASSOCIATE OF ARTS SIGN LANGUAGE/DEAF STUDIES CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Math/Science Technology Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 BL, CH, CM, SC CS 103

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3

PY 110 HS, PS RS SO 215 Total credits in core

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Sign Language/Interpreter Education Continued MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ASL 102 ASL 103 ASL 108 ASL 201 ASL 202 ASL 207

American Sign Language I American Sign Language II Introduction to Educational Interpreting American Sign Language III American Sign Language IV Theory ASL to English Interpretation Total credits in major

Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18

OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK PY 101 PY 102 PY 206

General Psychology Human Growth and Development Psychology of Exceptional Children Total credits for other required coursework Total credits for free electives Total credits for degree

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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY Department Chairperson - Ms. Amanda Minor The Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology combines the science of the operating theatre with a liberal arts foundation to create a skilled professional responsible to his/her patient’s holistic needs both physically and psychologically. The program offers the necessary academic and clinical exposure that will prepare the students for employment as a member of the surgical team. The student-focused curriculum includes academic courses in surgical technology and a structured competency-based clinical education with an emphasis on liberal arts studies. The curriculum consists of both theory and clinical experience with an emphasis on aseptic technique, instrumentation, equipment and surgical procedures. Hands on experiences are provided by a fully functional operating room suite located on campus plus actual “scrubbing” exposure as a surgical technology student at one of the affiliate hospitals. Graduates of the associate program in surgical technology will have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes humanities, arts, and sciences. Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Surgical Technology program, the graduates will be able to 1. have an in-depth knowledge of general science which includes anatomy/ physiology, microbiology and surgical pharmacology; 2. demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, patient care including legal and ethical issues, safety, professional/caring behavior, asepsis, sterile technique, preparation for surgery, fundamentals of surgical care, and surgical procedures; 3. have a working knowledge of equipment operations including the basic physical principles of the electrosurgical units, suction units, instrumentation, surgical furniture, pneumatic tourniquets, and monitors; 4. demonstrate a solid foundation of surgical sequences and anticipate needs of the surgeon to ensure quality patient care; 5. practice proper medical ethics for surgical technologists and be able to work collaboratively with surgeons and operating staff in attending to patient needs; 6. develop the commitment to life long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in education and professional activities; 7. sit for the certification exam issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) prior to graduation and receipt of earned diploma; and 8. secure an entry-level position in the field of Surgical Technology. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists.

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Surgical Technology Continued ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS College Foundation Communication/Writing Literature/Arts/Theatre/ Social Science History/Political Science Science/Math Technology Religious Studies Cultural Diversity

CLS 101/102 EN 110 EN 111 PY 101 HS, PS BL 201 CS 103 RS Total credits in core

Credits 1-3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 26-28

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS ST 102 ST 104 ST 104L ST 104C ST 105 ST 105C ST 105L ST 109

Surgical Pharmacology Surgical Technology I Lecture Surgical Technology I Lab Surgical Technology I Clinical Surgical Technology II Lecture Surgical Technology II Clinical Surgical Technology II Lab Basic Patient Care Total credits in major OTHER REQUIRED COURSEWORK

BL 202 BL 210 MA 109

Anatomy & Physiology II Microbiology Medical Terminology Total credits for other coursework Total credits for free electives (if necessary) Total credits for degree

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Surgical Technology Continued PROGRAM SPECIFICS 1. All students must follow College policy regarding admission eligibility. Educational Enrichment courses may be required before matriculation into the Surgical Technology curriculum. 2. Surgical Technology students must earn a minimum of a “C” grade in major course requirements and other required coursework. To achieve a “C” grade in Surgical Technology courses, students must meet the following theory and clinical requirements: a. theory requirement - minimum average of 79 percent b. clinical requirement - an earned passing grade in all clinical objectives c. lab requirement - an earned passing grade in all lab objectives d. make-up of missed clinical/lab days prior to the end of semester 3. Students who have not met the “C” grade requirements at mid-semester will be placed on academic probation. If a “C” grade is not attained by the end of the semester, the academic probation will change to a dismissal. 4. Students must achieve a “C” or better in BL 201 and MA 109 before being admitted into ST 104 and ST 109. 5. All courses listed in the catalog as prerequisites must be completed with a minimum “C” grade before the student is admitted into ST 105. 6. Students are required to submit a completed health form including medical history, physical examination and immunization, and lgG antibody lab titers indicating immunity for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella. Students must comply with all health requirements as outlined on the form. Clinical experience will not be permitted without the completed health form. Health forms are obtained from the Health Services Department and returned to the Health Services Department where the results are kept confidential. 7. Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and AED). 8. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites. 9. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. American Health Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), urine drug screening, and TB testing are included in this fee and will be available through Health Services at specified times only. One criminal background check, one child abuse clearance, and one urine drug screen are included in the fee. If additional criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, or urine drug screens are required, the student is responsible for any additional cost. 10. All students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check and have a child abuse history clearance. *Any additional examinations or tests required by an affiliate hospital must be completed prior to entry into the clinical site.

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MINORS REQUIREMENTS Minors can only be declared in baccalaureate degree programs and outside the major field of study. The following is required when declaring a minor in baccalaureate degree programs: 1. A minor program contains a minimum of eighteen (18) credits, determined by the department offering the minor. Half of those credits must be earned at Mount Aloysius College while matriculated in a bachelor’s degree program. 2. The minor must be declared by the student and approved by the department in which the minor is to be earned. This declaration and approval must be completed prior to beginning the senior year. 3. Students may complete more than one minor. 4. The student must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each required course if the minor is to be reflected on the transcript. 5. Fields of study which do not currently offer a major may offer a minor. 6. The student’s advisor in his/her major must grant approval for the minor. 7. The student will declare the minor on a form in the Registrar’s Office. 8. A minimum of 50 percent of the credits in a minor must be unique to that minor when compared to a student’s major(s), other minor(s) or concentration. MINOR IN ART Courses AR 109 AR 115 AR - - -

Credits Survey of Art: A Cross-Cultural Approach (required) Making Your Mark: Drawing as Revelation (required) Art Electives

3 3 12

MINOR IN BIOLOGY Courses BL BL BL BL

101 102 -----

Credits Biology I Biology II 200-Level Elective 300-400 Level Elective

4 4 6-8 6-8

It is recommended that students take CM220 Introduction to Statistics which will fulfill the core math requirement.

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Minors Continued MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Courses

Credits

Choose at least one course from the following list: AC 101 Accounting Principles I BU 117 Principles of Management BU 211 Business Law I BU 250 Principles of Marketing EC 201 Introduction to Economics EC 211 Introduction to National Income Theory (Macroeconomics) EC 212 Introduction to Price Theory (Microeconomics)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Choose 15 additional credits from any AC, BU or HCA course. At least three (3) credits must be at the 300/400 level. All courses taken are subject to prerequisite requirements.

MINOR IN CHORAL PERFORMANCE Courses MU 100

Credits Vox Nova*

2*

*Taken six semesters for a total of twelve (12) credits. Choose from any music (MU) courses for the remaining six (6) credits required for the minor. These remaining six credits may also include additional Vox Nova (MU 100) credits.

MINOR IN COMPUTER SECURITY Courses CR CR CR CS CS CS

101 210 295 120 226 310

Credits General Administration of Justice Criminal Law Criminal Investigation Introduction to Networking Systems Microcomputer Operating Environment Computer Security, Ethics and Fraud

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3 3 3 3 3 3


Minors Continued MINOR IN CRIMINOLOGY Courses

Credits

Choose either: CR 101 General Administration of Justice OR CR 102 Survey of Criminology

3

Choose either: CR 210 Criminal Law OR CR 260 Criminal Procedure

3

Choose one of the following: CR 201 Introduction to Forensic Science CR 263 Introduction to Law Enforcement CR 264 Introduction to Corrections CR 270 Juvenile Justice

3

Choose three 300/400 Level Courses

9

MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Courses ED 110 ED 119 ED 213 ED 251 ED/PY 203 PY 204 ED/PY 206

Credits Safety, Nutrition and Health of the Young Child Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children Basics of Early Childhood Education Emergent Literacy Psychology of Infant Development Child Development and Adolescence Psychology of Exceptional Children

2 3 3 3 3 3 3

MINOR IN ENGLISH Courses

Credits

100- OR 200-Level English Courses (including Speech and Theatre courses, excluding EN 110 and EN 111) EN 130 will be counted only once toward the minor 300- OR 400-Level English Courses (including Speech and Theatre courses)

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9

9


Minors Continued MINOR IN HISTORY Courses

Credits

World History Survey - choose one of the following: HS 101 World Civilizations to 1500 HS 102 World Civilizations since 1500

3

American History Survey - choose two of the following: HS 201 American History to 1877 HS 202 American History since 1877 HS 220 History of American Women

6

American History - choose one of the following: HS 310 Social and Cultural History of the US HS 320 Special Topics in American History HS 340 Colonial and Revolutionary America HS 350 America in the Interwar Years HS 360 Pennsylvania History

3

European History - choose one of the following: HS 410 Europe in the Twentieth Century HS 325 Medieval Europe

3

Developing World/Regional History - choose one of the following: HS 305 History of Latin America HS 315 History of the Far East HS 415 History of Russia

3

MINOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Courses CS 120 CS 206 CS 226 CS - - CS - - -

Introduction to Networking Systems Database Management Systems Microcomputer Operating Environments Computer Science Electives* 300/400 Computer Science Elective

Additional courses/requirements (if any) *May NOT be: CS 102, CS 302

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Minors Continued MINOR IN LEGAL STUDIES Courses LW LW LW LW LW LW

Credits

101 Introduction to Law and Litigation 102 Introduction to Legal Research 104 Introduction to Criminal Law 105 Civil Law 202 OR BU 211 Business Law I - - - Elective*

*Choose from the following: LW 204 Real Estate Law LW 209 Domestic Relations LW 210 Probate LW 212 OR BU 212 Business Law II LW 280 Legal Assistant Internship LW 315 Constitutional Law LW 365 Administrative Law or any other law course that may be developed as long as prerequisites are satisfied.

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3 3 3 3 3 3


Minors Continued MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE Courses

Credits

PS 101 Introduction to Political Science PS 203 American National Government PS 240 International Relations

3 3 3

Comparative/International Politics– choose one of the following: PS 101 Introduction to Political Science PS 305 Politics of Latin America PS 315 Politics of the Far East PS 340 International Political Economy PS 346 Public Corruption PS 360 Comparative Public Administration PS 375 Political Violence and Terror PS 410 U.S. Foreign Policy PS 415 Politics of Russia LW 465 International Law

3

Theories of Government and Governmental Function – choose one of the following: PS 300 State and Local Politics PS 304 Intergovernmental Relations PS 318 Overview of Public Administration PS 380 Western Political Thought PS/PY 405 Political Psychology American Governmental Institutions– choose one of the following: PS 403 Gender and Politics PS 425 The Presidency PS 435 The United States Supreme Court LW 315 Constitutional Law

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3

3


Minors Continued MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY Courses PY PY

101 200

Credits General Psychology Elective (choose one of the following): PY 202 Abnormal Psychology PY 203 Psychology of Infant Development PY 204 Child Development and Adolescence PY 240 Social Psychology

3 3

PY 300/400 Electives (choose two of the following): PY 304 Adult Development and Aging PY 320 Cognitive Psychology PY 322 Tests and Measurements PY 380 Neuroscience PY 440 Personality Theories and Research

6

Electives (choose two of the following): PY - - Any PY Course PY - - 300-400-Level SO 305 Introduction to Social-Scientific Research OR CR 301 Criminology Research Methods

6

MINOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES Courses RS

101

RS RS

206 105

RS RS

207 202

RS

205

RS RS

318 ---

Credits Introduction to Theology OR World Religions New Testament OR Old Testament Christian Moral Theology OR Justice and Human Rights OR Catholicism 300-400 Level Courses

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3 3

3 9


Minors Continued MINOR IN SCIENCE Courses BL 101 CH 100 CH 101 CM 220 SC 103 SC 105 -- ---

Credits Biology I General Chemistry OR Chemistry I Introduction to Statistics Applied Physics OR Physics I Electives (Two BL, CH, SC courses at the 300-400 Level)

4 4 3

4 6/8

MINOR IN THEATRE Courses EN EN EN --

120 130 130 ---

Credits Theatre: Introduction to Acting Play Production (Performance) Play Production (Production) Electives*

3 3 3 9

*Choose from the following: EN 206 Modern Drama EN 233 Introduction to Theatre EN 240 Shakespeare EN 309 Creative Writing (Play Writing Only) MU 190 Music Lab (Madrigal Singers) MU 191 Music Lab (Madrigal Singers) MINOR IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES Courses SO SO --

150 360 ---

Credits Introduction to Women’s Studies Women and Global Cultures Electives*

*Choose from the following: AR 245 Drawing on her Imagination: A Survey of Women and Their Art EN 304 Women Writers HS 220 Women in American History PY 445 Psychology of Women RS 405 Women and Spirituality SO 420 Women’s Lives and Thought

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3 3 12

3 3 3 3 3 3


OFFICE OF GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION The Office of Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) is the office responsible for graduate and undergraduate degree completion, summer school and non-credit professional development programs at Mount Aloysius College. Programs offered by GCE include associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs designed for working adults, credit courses such as ACT 48 Seminars for practicing educators, and non-credit training and continuing professional education courses. Summer school consists of credit courses offered on campus during six-, eight- and twelve-week sessions. The Office of Graduate and Continuing Education also offers certificates both online and in other formats. Graduate Programs Mount Aloysius College offers graduate degrees in a variety of academic areas that enable area professionals to deepen their mastery of their chosen subject, develop heightened competence in their chosen career, and to pursue graduate work while still maintaining work and personal commitments. Faculty in graduate programs at Mount Aloysius College hold advanced degrees in their field and also bring many years of professional experience to the classroom. Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Completion Program While some undergraduate programming is offered on campus, most GCE academic programs are offered off-campus or online for the convenience of area professionals who desire to complete their college education in a time frame and format geared toward working adults.The Accelerated Degree Completion Program at Mount Aloysius College addresses the needs of adults with busy schedules who wish to complete a degree on a part-time basis. The College offers an associate’s degree completion program in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration as well as bachelor’s degree completion programs in Business Administration and Nursing. These degrees can be completed in two to two and a half years. The bachelor’s degree completion program in Business Administration is also available in a fully online format. Employees of area business may have access to reduced tuition rates and a tuition deferment payment plan through speciallynegotiated agreements with Mount Aloysius College. The Office of Graduate and Continuing Education also offers associate’s degrees in Medical Imaging (Radiography) and Medical Laboratory Technician via videoconference in cooperation with the DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, PA. Features of the program include: - Accelerated classes offered in a variety of locations in the central Alleghenies as well as online. - Classes that meet only one night a week for five to eight weeks. - A curriculum that is adult learner-focused. - Classroom learning that is related to the real-lifework experiences of working professionals. - Free online access to library resources. - Opportunities to receive college credit for prior learning outside the classroom. - The ability to take classes in both face-to-face and online formats for maximum convenience.

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Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Continued Online Programs and Courses Mount Aloysius College is approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer distance learning programs. The College offers an increasing variety of undergraduate degree completion and certificate programs online as well as a wide array of core course requirements for the associate’s and bachelor’s degree. For the most current list of online programs and courses, see the GCE web site at www.mtaloy.edu/gce. Act 48 Credits Mount Aloysius College is an approved provider of college credit courses for Act 48 requirements. As such, any Mount Aloysius credit course can be used to fulfill Act 48 requirements. In addition, the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at Mount Aloysius College offers week-long, three-credit summer seminars for K-12 teachers and administrators seeking Act 48 credit. These seminars emphasize Teacher Renewal And Inquiry-Based Learning (T.R.A.I.L.) that familiarizes educators with contemporary trends, techniques and problems faced by modern educators. Educators learn about subject matter in ways that can be used in the classroom. Participants will create an “idea suitcase” to take with them from the course. Mount Aloysius College Dual Enrollment Program The Dual Enrollment program allows high-achieving high school students in the central Alleghenies region to earn college credit for courses taken at their high school. Through special arrangements with some fifty-four area high schools, high school upperclassmen may take selected courses at their high school for both high school and Mount Aloysius College credit at deeply discounted tuition rates. Interested high school students in this part of Pennsylvania should consult with their high school administration office to inquire whether their high school participates in this program. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at (814) 886-6406 or GCE@mtaloy.edu. Prospective students may also learn more about GCE’s programs by visiting the website at www.mtaloy.edu/gce. The Center for Lifelong Learning Operating under the auspices of the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education, the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) offers a wide variety of non-credit classes, workshops and camps for all age groups. These events occur on the Mount Aloysius campus throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons and provide continuing educational activities to appeal to a wide array of interests. In the summer months, CLL offers a complete calendar of programming aimed at children and youth, including seminars on child care, art, science and health studies. CLL also offers a large number of non-credit online courses in various areas of personal and professional development. Persons interested in learning more about these learning opportunities should call the CLL office at (814) 886-6404.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Courses are numbered in a 100, 200, 300 and 400 sequential series. All courses listed may not be taught each academic year. Educational Enrichment (EE) courses earn institutional credits only and are not counted toward graduation requirements. Complete information regarding Educational Enrichment courses may be found elsewhere in this catalog.

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CULTURAL DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT The cultural diversity requirement at Mount Aloysius College is intended to ensure that students are exposed to cultures other than their own. Students are required to take at least one course (three credits) which focuses on a diverse culture, society, literature, art, music, or nation/region which will serve to broaden the students' view of the world. A course indicated as cultural diversity requirement can meet one other core requirement, if needed by a student. Core Course Title Applicability AN 101 Cultural Anthropology S AR 109 Survey of Art: A Cross-Cultural Approach A AR 120/HS 120 History of American Crafts A/H AR 125 Body Adornment A AR 205 Fabrications: Artistic Expressions in Cloth and Fiber A AR 245 Women and Their Art A AR 250 Native American Pottery A CR 213 Multicultural Criminal Justice S EN 216 Comparative Literature II A EN 304 Women Writers A EN 415 North American Native Literature A EN 420 Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature A GE 101 World Regional Geography S HS 305 History and Politics of Latin America H HS 220 Women In American History H HS 310 Social and Cultural History of the US H HS 315/PS 315 History and Politics of the Far East H HS 415/PS 415 History and Politics of Russia H MU 108 World Soundscapes A MU 250 Women in Music A PY 110 Psycho-Social Aspects of Deafness S PY 240 Social Psychology S PY 445 Psychology of Women S RS 206 World Religions R RS 317 Islam R RS 405 Women and Spirituality R PS 350 Gender and Politics H SO 150 Introduction to Women's Studies S SO 215 Cultural View of Deafness (ability to sign a prerequisite) S SO 301 Multicultural Issues in Education and Society S SO 360 Women and Global Cultures S SO 420 Feminist Theory and Practice S A = Course can also meet the Literature / Arts / Theatre core requirement H = Course can also meet the History / Political Science core requirement R = Course can also meet the Religious Studies / Philosophy core requirement S = Course can also meet the Social Science core requirement

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(AC) Accounting AC 101 Accounting Principles I

3 Credits

Introduction to accounting and financial information. Includes an overview of principles of financial accounting and basic managerial accounting concepts. Includes applications of electronic spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on the use of accounting information in management decision making.

AC 102 Accounting Principles II

3 Credits

An extension of AC 101 with more emphasis on the collection, preparation, presentation, and interpretation of accounting information. Covers financial and managerial accounting and includes applications using accounting software. Prerequisite: AC 101.

AC 208 Intermediate Accounting I

3 Credits

Covers the collection, recording, and summarizing of accounting data for financial reports. Many balance sheet items are examined in detail explaining the theory of their application to the accounting system and financial statements. Includes software applications. Prerequisite: AC 102.

AC 210 Intermediate Accounting II

3 Credits

A continuation of AC 208. Emphasis is placed on issues related to liabilities and stockholder’s equity. Includes software applications. Prerequisite: AC 208.

AC 216 Federal Income Taxation

3 Credits

Introductory course in taxation. Focuses on tax structures and requirements for individual taxpayers and businesses.

AC 231 Cost Accounting

3 Credits

Examines cost behavior and the planning and control of costs. Emphasis is placed on how information is used in management decision making. Prerequisite: AC 102.

AC 298 The Mount Aloysius Project: Forensic Investigation Simulation 1 Credit This course is primarily an experiential course designed to allow students to assume the role of an investigator for the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Students will prepare and conduct “mock” financial investigations as part of a team of student investigators under the direction and supervision of IRS/CID agents. Students will practice witness interviewing skills, note-taking, arrest techniques, firearms training, surveillance training, and teamwork. Students will meet four times in a classroom setting in addition to the orientation and investigation days. (This course may also be taken as CR 298.) AC 308 Advanced Financial Accounting

3 Credits

Study of specialized topics of concern including, but not limited to, consolidation, partnerships, estates and trusts, government and non-profit. Prerequisite: AC 210.

AC 318 Auditing

3 Credits

Study and application of standards and procedures used to review, test, and evaluate, accounting controls, to verify transactions and balances, and to express an opinion in an audit report on the fairness of financial statements presentation. Current issues and audit liability are also discussed. Prerequisite: AC 210.

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AC 326 Government and Non-p profit Accounting

3 Credits

Examines fund accounting principles and practices as applied to governmental units and various not-for-profit private enterprises. Statutory regulations and industry-specific needs are also examined. (Students who have taken PA 326 may not also receive credit for AC 326.) Prerequisite: AC 102.

AC 328 Financial Investigations

3 Credits

Financial Investigations represents a forensic accounting approach to detecting and resolving financial crimes. The student will learn common accounting methods and financial techniques used in the investigation of financial crimes. Prerequisites: AC 102, BU 211.

AC 331 Advanced Cost Accounting

3 Credits

In-depth study of cost issues including cost distributions, budgets, capital budgeting and other issues integral to organizational planning and control. Emphasis is given to decision making and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: AC 231.

AC 345 Accounting Field Experience

0 Lecture/9 Field Experience/ 3 Credits

Professional accounting experience in the work place relevant to the student’s career interests. Provides for the integration of classroom study and work place practice. A minimum of 135 hours of on-site experience is required. Prerequisites: Accounting major, junior standing, minimum of a 2.0 overall GPA, Department approval.

AC 416 Taxation of Partnerships and Corporations

3 Credits

An advanced study of taxation issues that impact business decisions and tax planning. An examination of ethical concerns is also covered. Prerequisite: AC 216.

(AN) Anthropology AN 101 Anthropology

3 Credits

Introduction to physical and cultural anthropology. Areas studied include but are not limited to primatology and the analysis of non-literature peoples; the beginnings of human culture; the study of the biological and cultural evolution of the race; primitive social, political, economic, and religious behavior.

AN 311 Principles of Social Anthropology

3 Credits

Comparative analysis of domestic groups and economic and political organizations in primitive and peasant societies.

AN 412 History of Anthropology

3 Credits

Historical treatment of the development of the culture concept and its expression in the chief theoretical trends in anthropology between 1860 and 1950.

(AR) Art .

AR 109 Survey of Art: A Cross-ccultural Approach

3 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the visual arts from a crosscultural perspective. The first half of the course deals with the nature of art, the evaluation of art, and the principles, processes, and materials of art. The second half of the semester is spent in a study of world art including an overview of western art from pre-historic times through the 20th century.

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AR 115 Making Your Mark: Drawing as Revelation

2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits

This class will be based on the assumptions that seeing and drawing are directly related and that drawing is a learnable skill. In a contemporary approach to drawing, we will explore questions such as: Why do humans make art? What is the relationship of media, process, and formal element of presentation to visual communication?

AR 120 History of American Crafts

3 Credits

This survey course traces the development of American crafts from the late 19th century beginning with the Arts and Crafts Movement and touches upon the major international craft/art movements of the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on the relationship among period stylistic trends in craft, the arts, architecture, and larger societal/multi-cultural influences.

AR 125 Body Adornment: Transforming the Human Figure

2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits

This course examines how the human body has been physically altered and adorned throughout history and in different cultures for the purpose of beauty, status, and/or identity. Various forms of body adornment will be discussed through lectures, research assignments, and hands-on projects. Using the body as subject matter, students will focus on creating works that transform the human figure to express and confront modern society’s ideals and beliefs.

AR 202 Ceramics I

2 lecture/2 studio/3 Credits

Clay as a creative medium emphasizing the aesthetic and personal solution of ceramic design from hand-built pieces to throwing on the potter’s wheel. Technical knowledge concerning clays, glazes, kilns, and firing is included.

AR 205 Fabric/ations: Artistic Expressions in Cloth & Fiber

2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits

Through lectures, research, and a series of hands-on projects, which may include tapestry weaving, appliquè, surface design techniques, dyeing, spinning, papermaking, embroidery, and basket making, students will learn about cultures around the world for whom fabric-making and fabric-weaving is essential to their social status and spiritual well-being.

AR 230 Painting

2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits

The principles of painting techniques using oil media are introduced through assigned and individual problems. Color harmony, pictorial composition, and the preparation of supports and grounds are stressed.

AR 245 Drawing on Her Imagination: A Survey of Women and Their Art

3 Credits This course, which is organized chronologically and thematically, will focus on women as creators, collectors and the subjects of art. This historical survey of women artists and their artistic contributions will include an examination of the religious, mythological and secular images of women in art. Extensive attention will be given to the creation, modification and persistence of these images throughout history due to various social, economic, psychological and intellectual conditions.

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AR 250 Native American Pottery 2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits Information on Native American culture and landscape will be covered with an emphasis on the study of historic and contemporary clay pieces. This course will also include digging and processing local clay, forming clay vessels and storytellers in traditional southwest pueblo coil method, including scraping, slip layering, stone polishing, and slip-decorating with a yucca brush inspired by but not limited to Native American designs. Clay vessels will be oxidation fired (red) and reduction fired (black) using traditional materials. AR 301 Modern Art

3 Credits

This class presents a critical study of the major movements in Western art from the nineteenth century to the present, including Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, Performance Art, Graffiti and Post-Modernism. The course examines the aesthetic theories of modern artists of each movement and discusses their use of media and materials. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level standing.

AR 321 Environmental Art 2 Lecture/2 Studio/3 Credits In response to current environmental concerns, we will explore the multi-faceted ways that contemporary artists via the process of “eco-art� interact with the natural world. We will investigate a broad range of environmental perspectives intended to enrich our understanding of current environmental concerns and their interpretation through visual and written media. We will examine our relationship to one another and to our planet and what we can do as creative, thinking, artistic individuals in response to what we learn. During the studio component of this course, we will reconnect with the earth by making low-impact, transitory art from found natural materials using only our bodies as art making tools. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level standing. AR 381 Special Topics in Studio Art or Art History 3 Credits Special topics in studio art or art history which are outside of the existing curriculum will be studied. Courses provide an opportunity for in-depth study of topics pertinent to either traditional or contemporary subjects, themes, or media. This course may be repeated up to two times without repeating a given topic. Junior level standing or instructor approval required.

(ASL) Sign Language/Interpreter Education ASL 102 American Sign Language I 3 Credits This course addresses itself to the historical emergence of American Sign Language, to ASL sign principles and the linguistic structure of the language. The application of these principles in building expressive and receptive signing skills will be emphasized. ASL 103 American Sign Language II 3 Credits To introduce further the various sign language systems used by the Deaf community. Cultural factors influencing the language and structure differences will be discussed. To further introduce the grammatical structure of the language and the expansion of vocabulary in the production of language in a variety of situations leading towards conversational fluency. Prerequisite: ASL 102.

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ASL 108 Introduction to Interpreting 3 Credits As an introductory course in sign language, students will become aware of the many interpreting settings. Emphasis will be placed on the roles, responsibilities, and ethics of interpreting in a variety of settings. Students will learn how interpreters approach their work, the challenges of mediating ASL and English. The interpreting process models, history and professionalism on interpreting will be addressed. ASL 201 American Sign Language III 3 Credits The course is an advanced course in ASL designed to develop the student’s ability to master the semantics of ASL. The focus will be on the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively translate passages from either spoken or written English into American Sign Language. Student production skills will be evaluated via videotape. Students will also be required to attend Deaf events and be involved in the Deaf community. Prerequisites: ASL 102, ASL 103. ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 3 Credits This course consists of intensive receptive skills in complex grammatical structures, semantics, and idioms. The focus will be to advance skills in translating ASL structure from English paragraphs and be able to recognize ASL idioms. The course requires a class presentation and videotape analysis. Students will also be required to attend Deaf events and be involve in the Deaf community. Prerequisites: ASL 102, ASL 103, ASL 201. ASL 207 Theory ASL to English Interpretation 3 Credits Introduction to theory and practice of sign-to-voice interpreting. Students address the mental processes essential in interpretation and transliteration. In addition to exercises used to develop interpreting strategies, memory retention and message analysis will be taught. Prerequisite: ASL 201. ASL 301 Consecutive / Simultaneous Interpreting ASL to English 3 Credits This course deals with interpretation of ASL to English monologues. Emphasis is placed on comprehension of ASL prior to interpretation into English. Course topics include interpretation restructuring, coping skills, and simultaneity and repair strategies. Prerequisite: ASL 202. ASL 310 Linguistics of ASL 3 Credits This course introduces issues in linguistics by examining the structural properties of American Sign Language and by comparing it with other languages having similar properties. Students will study the linguistic functions of phonology, morphology, derivation and inflection, complex verbs, classifiers, verb modulations, semantics, and syntax. Prerequisites: ASL 202, ASL 207, ASL 330. ASL 330 Transliteration Lab 3 Credits This course provides practice and development of transliteration: simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. The course will include the study of various models of the interpreting and transliterating processes, problems of linguistics and communicative equivalence, historical foundations and professional issues. Focus will be on manuallycoded English systems including: Signed English, Signing Exact English (SEE2) and the Rochester Method. Prerequisites: ASL 202, ASL 207.

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ASL 401 American Sign Language Literature 3 Credits This course involves the use of American Sign Language story telling and dialogue. Students will be assessed on their receptive and expressive language development and advanced skill enhancement. The course also includes Deaf culture values, Deaf history, and a presentation on a Deaf individual in history. Students are required to be involved in interpreting theatre productions on campus. Prerequisites: ASL 202, ASL 310, SO 215. ASL 425 Certification Preparation 3 Credits Certification Preparation focuses on the roles, responsibilities, and ethics of interpreters working in education settings and stresses the legal rights of the Deaf person in various settings: medical, legal, educational, psychological, social services, business, employment, and performing arts. The course examines the state legislations regarding interpreters and business practices. Students will become familiar with agencies and institutions serving the Deaf. Students will be tested on their knowledge of laws included in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and prepare for the written examination of the RID certification and performance test for Education Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA). Prerequisites: ASL 310, ASL 330. ASL 450 Residency Internship/Full Time 12 Credits Students are placed in a full-time setting preferably at a residential school for the Deaf for an entire semester. Students will have duties assigned both in the classroom and in the dormitory. Internship sites will be determined the previous semester. Prerequisites: ASL 401, ASL 425, Approval of Department Chairperson.

(BD) Bachelor's Degree BD 400 Capstone Seminar

3 Credits

The Capstone Seminar is the demonstration of the students’ mastery of the undergraduate discipline and its synthesis with the liberal arts. Through a culminating research project, students demonstrate the ability to write and effectively communicate depth in the discipline, integration of liberal arts, and an understanding of Mercy value. The class should be taken in the senior year.

(BL) Biology BL 101 Biology I

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

The basic patterns of structure and functioning of organisms are studied at the molecular and cellular levels. The continuity of life through time is investigated through studies of genetics and evolution. Theories of the origins and early development of life are considered.

BL 102 Biology II

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

The relationships of organisms to each other and their environment are explored by studies in ecology. The diversity of structure and function of organisms is investigated with variations in anatomy and physiology viewed as alternative solutions to the common problems of survival faced by all life forms. Prerequisite: BL 101 or equivalent.

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BL 112 Nutrition

3 Credits

Introduces the student to the fundamentals of nutrition. The course covers the nutrients, normal nutrition, recommended daily allowances, modifications of the basic diet, and specific health problems requiring modification of the basic diet.

BL 116 Human Biology

3 Lecture/1 Lab/3 Credits

A survey course of the structure and function of the human body. This course emphasizes the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive systems.

BL 201 Anatomy and Physiology I

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

An introduction to the organization of the human body at its molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. The structure and functioning of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, central and peripheral nervous systems are examined.

BL 202 Anatomy and Physiology II

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

A continuation of BL 201 that presents the structure and maintenance functions of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. Control of function by the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems is explored. The reproductive systems and special senses are included. Prerequisite: BL 201.

BL 203 Applied Anatomy & Physiology I

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

The structure and functioning of the human body at its molecular, cellular and tissue levels are explored. Structural details of the human skeleton are presented together with the physiology of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

BL 204 Applied Anatomy & Physiology II

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

A continuation of BL 203 that examines the control of bodily function by the nervous and endocrine systems. A detailed examination of the human musculature is offered. The roles of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are explained. Prerequisite: BL 203.

BL 206 Human Skeletal Anatomy

2 Lab/1 Credit

A laboratory course to familiarize the student with the major anatomical features of the human skeleton.

BL 210 Microbiology

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

This course presents the fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on the study of microorganisms, their metabolic processes, and their relationship to disease. Laboratory work includes culturing, staining, studying and identifying microorganisms.

BL 220 Pharmacology for the Health Sciences

3 Credits

This course focuses on the application of pharmacologic treatment modalities to a variety of client situations. It is designed to enhance previously learned concepts as well as to expand upon specific drug classification groups. The nursing role in pharmacological therapy is emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: BL 202.

BL 250 Genetics

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of genetics. Students will take an experimental approach to understanding both classical Mendelian and modern molecular genetics. Topics such as genomics and medical genetics will be addressed. Prerequisite: BL 101.

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BL 255 Molecular Cell Biology

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of the structure, function, and life history of cells and their components. Consideration will be given to the relationship among cell organelles and between cells and their environments. Prerequisite: BL 101.

BL 260 Developmental Biology

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

An examination of the developmental history of animals with particular emphasis on vertebrate embryological development from fertilization through organogenesis. Prerequisite: BL 102.

BL 281 Special Topics in Biology 1-3 Credits A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other biology courses. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite: BL 101. BL 301 Evolutionary Theory

3 Credits

The pattern of changes in the nature of life through time is examined. Prerequisite: BL 102.

BL 305 Ecological Science

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

The organization of the living world through space is studied. The structure and functioning of the biological population; community, ecosystem, biome and biosphere are examined. Prerequisite: BL 102.

BL 312 Principles of Biotechnology

3 Credits

The basic principles underlying modern molecular biology are presented. Topics include: recombinant DNA technology, gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies, DNA finger printing, and the Human Genome project.

BL 315 Laboratory Techniques 4 Lab/3 Credits This is a laboratory course introducing students to techniques used in the modern day biotechnology laboratory. Students will gain hands on experience that can be directly used in molecular and biotechnology laboratory analysis and experimentation. Prerequisites: BL 101, BL 250. BL 320 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

A presentation of the major developments in vertebrate anatomy from the fishes through the mammals. Laboratory work will involve comparative dissections of representative vertebrates. Prerequisites: BL 102.

BL 355 Animal Physiology

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

A course presenting major aspects of animal functioning. Topics will include membrane potentials and neurophysiology; nutrient acquisition and processing, metabolism, and temperature regulation; internal transport mechanisms; maintaining fluid balances; hormonal controls of the internal environment. Prerequisite: BL 102, CH 302.

BL 360 Immunology 3 Credits This course will introduce students to the structure and function of the immune system. The course will explore the development of B-cells and T-cells, immune effector mechanisms within humoral and cellular immunity, immunogenetics, and the role of the immunes system in health and disease. Prerequisite: BL 10l. 211


BL 365 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits The discussion of the normal physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise stresses in the trained and untrained individual. The use of exercise as a means to assess fitness, improve fitness and the impacts that conditions such as ageing, obesity and lack of physical activity have on health and fitness will be discussed. Specific laboratory activities will occur to assess student's overall fitness. Each of the following systems will be addressed: energy production, cardiovascular, neuromuscular and respiratory. Prerequisites: BL 101, BL 202 or BL 204, and CH 102. BL 375 Botany 3 Lecture/1 Lab/3 Credits This course is a study of plants including cell structure, anatomy, physiology, development, reproduction, ecology, and classification. Students will study a wide variety of plants from mosses to conifers to crops. Prerequisite: BL 101. BL 381 Special Topics in Biology 3 Credits A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other upper level science courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: BL 101, BL 102. BL 398 Independent Research 3 Lab/1 Credit This course focuses on independent student research. The student will conduct lab and/or field research under the direction of a qualified instructor. At the conclusion of the semester, the student will present their results at various forums. This is a one-credit course that may be taken once a semester or summer session. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Prerequisites: BL 101, BL 102, and BL 250, or permission of faculty. BL 400 Biology Internship 3-12 Credits This course provides the opportunity for a student to work with an organization or agency and gain practical knowledge of the field. Minimum academic requirement for the internship will include a comprehensive paper describing work experiences at the site and written assignments regarding research articles assigned by the faculty supervisor. The internship may or may not be compensated. A student, under a faculty supervisor’s guidance, may also design a project to conduct independently. Course is repeatable for up to twelve (12) credits. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and an overall 2.0 GPA. BL 401 Seminar in the Sciences

3 Credits

Current scientific literature will be used to expand student knowledge and communication skills. Students will examine journal articles and evaluate and synthesize the information and present it in a professional format. (This course may also be taken as SC 401.)

BL 481 Special Topics in Biology 3 Credits A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other upper level science courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: BL 101, BL 102.

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(BU) Business Administration BU 100 Introduction to Business

3 Credits

Provides a study of business and its environment. This course examines how business is organized, the functional areas of business operations and their interrelationships, and the interaction of business with government and society. For the non-business student, the course will help to develop an appreciation of the American enterprise system, the function of and issues facing modern business.

BU 106 Salesmanship

3 Credits

Includes a study of the principles underlying the sales presentation; the interrelationships of the salesperson; the work setting; the goods sold and distributed; and the application of sales principles, practices, and techniques from the pre-approach, through the closing of the sale, to the servicing of the customer.

BU 117 Principles of Management

3 Credits

Study of the fundamental principles and processes applicable to the understanding of business management to include: planning/organizing, commanding/staffing, directing/ coordinating, and controlling. This course will place an emphasis on the interdependence of the roles between business, society, and the individual.

BU 120 Personal Finance

3 Credits

An overview of the basic elements of creating, protecting, and growing personal financial wealth.

BU 211 Business Law I

3 Credits

A study of the class of contracts covering their formation, performance and breach. A study of the law of negotiable instruments and the Uniform Commercial Code. (This course may be taken as LW 202.)

BU 212 Business Law II

3 Credits

A study of the law of business organizations as it relates to the formation, operation and dissolution, including bankruptcy of partnerships, corporations, and limited partnerships. The Uniform Commercial Code, Uniform Partnership Act, and Model Business Corporation Act will be studied. Labor law, administrative agencies, and business ethics will be studied. (This course may be taken as LW 212.)

BU 219 Human Resource Management

3 Credits

Decision-making and analysis of current practices and issues in the personnel function of organizations is presented.

BU 220 Corporate Finance

3 Credits

Analyzes the acquisition and management of corporate capital by means of the sources and uses of funds and cash flows determination. An emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis, asset management, capital budgeting, cost of funds and time evaluation of money. Prerequisites: AC 101, AC 102.

BU 223 Advertising and Sales Promotion

3 Credits

Introduction to the principles and practices of advertising as they relate to the socioeconomic and marketing environments as well as the advertising industry. The creative process of advertising (research and strategy) and the media (planning and research) will be covered.

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BU 236 Introduction to Project Management 3 Credits This course introduces the student to the steps needed to organize and manage a variety of projects, from how to build a realistic schedule to how to measure both success and failure. Topics discussed include team building, timing, the planning process, estimating project costs, managing project interfaces, and risk management. Prerequisite: BU 100 or BU 117. BU 238 Small Business Management

3 Credits

A study of the requirements, decisions, and policies required for a profitable operation of a small business. Particular attention is given to the assessment of business opportunity, profit planning, organizing, financing, promotion, direction and control of a business operation. Prerequisites: AC 101, BU 100 or BU 117.

BU 239 Operations Management

3 Credits

Introduction to the management of operations within a firm. The focus is on the problems operations managers face and the techniques, both quantitative and qualitative, used to solve those problems. Prerequisites: BU117, CM 220.

BU 245 Business Internship

9 Intern/3 Credits

On-the-job training at business sites with emphasis on management-level assignments. Duties may vary between business sites and the major of the students involved in the internship. The hours are set to meet the needs of the cooperating business and the individual student’s schedule. Minimum academic requirement for the internship will be a comprehensive paper on topics assigned by the internship faculty supervisor concerning the student’s actual work experiences. The intern student will be required to meet all the employee rules and regulations of the organization to which they are assigned. The internship may or may not be compensated. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and an overall 2.0 QPA.

BU 250 Principles of Marketing

3 Credits

Studies the management of activities which facilitate the flow of goods and services from producer to consumer (or ultimate user) in order to satisfy target customers and accomplish the company’s objectives. An emphasis is placed on consumer marketing by means of exploring marketing research and the market mix (product, pricing, distribution, and promotion).

BU 318 Applied Quality Management Applies the tenets Prerequisite: CM 220.

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BU 321 Human Resource Planning and Development

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3 Credits

Explores the interrelationship between planning for and the development of human resources to meet organizational goals. The primary content areas include such strategic decisions as human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, and performance evaluation. Prerequisites: BU 117, BU 219.

BU 322 Labor Relations

3 Credits

Examines employee relation issues influencing the management of an organization including the impact of a collective bargaining agreement between labor and management.

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BU 323 Compensation

3 Credits

Examines various compensation and benefit structures and analyzes the factors influencing the management of reward systems within an organization.

BU 345 Business Field Experience

9 Field Experience/3 Credits

Management-level experience in the work place relevant to the student’s career interests. Emphasizes the integration of classroom study and work place practice. A minimum of 135 hours of on-site experience is required. Prerequisites: Business major, junior standing, minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA, Department approval.

BU 360 Entrepreneurship 3 Credits Examines the process for creating and maintaining a successful new business. Includes opportunity analysis and business plan development. Prerequisites: AC 101, BU 117, BU 250. BU 370 Consumer Behavior

3 Credits

A study of consumer decision-making processes in marketing and the factors that influence these processes. Prerequisite: BU 250.

BU 372 E-C Commerce

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of the strategic and ethical use of the Internet for marketing communications and strategy. Prerequisite: BU 250.

BU 374 Retail Management Concepts

3 Credits

Presents retailing as a dynamic aspect of the marketing/channels distribution system. Consumer/marketing analysis, store location, store layout, merchandising, pricing, promotional issues and problems are considered. Prerequisite: BU 250.

BU 381 Special Topics: Marketing Management

3 Credits

This course offers the opportunity to explore in depth contemporary marketing management issues.This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite: BU 250.

BU 410 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits Explores the basic ideas and theories from the behavioral sciences as they apply to human and administrative behavior in organizations. This course provides an in-depth look at the application of the behavioral sciences to the management of individual and group behavior within the context of a business organization. Prerequisite: BU 117. Recommended: PY 101, SO 101. BU 424 Employee Benefits

3 Credits

Seminar focusing on various employee benefit systems and their impact on the individual, organization, and society.

BU 472 Marketing Research

3 Credits

A course designed to introduce the marketing student to the areas of marketing research and marketing information systems. Coverage of marketing information system design and the marketing research process, including: research design and sources of information, data collection methods, sampling procedures, data analysis and interpretation, and the formal research report. Prerequisite: BU 250, CM 220.

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BU 474 Public Relations 3 Credits This course emphasizes the need for clear, concise and effective communications within and outside of an organization. It addresses the various types of media as well as the various publics served by the organization. There will be an emphasis on writing for public relations. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status. BU 490 Business Integrative Seminar

3 Credits

Provides an integrating experience of previous learning through problem solving, strategic planning and policy determination. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

(CH) Chemistry CH 100 General Chemistry

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

This one semester course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry.

CH 101 Chemistry I

3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits

Discusses atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and acid-base concepts. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or permission of instructor.

CH 102 Chemistry II

3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits

Continuation of CH 101. Includes reaction rates, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and a brief introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory includes both qualitative and quantitative experiments. Prerequisite: CH 101.

CH 301 Organic Chemistry I

3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits

This course is an introduction to principles and theory of organic chemistry through the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanisms. The topics will include in-depth study of properties, nomenclature and mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkylhalides, alcohols and ethers. Various types of isomerism and stereochemistry will be explored in both the classes of organic compounds and the reactions these compounds undergo. Different types of spectroscopy will be explored. Prerequisite: CH 100 or equivalent.

CH 302 Organic Chemistry II

3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits

This course is a continuation of CH 301. The structures and reactions of conjugated and aromatic systems will be explored. The addition of functional groups such as ketones, aldehydes amines, carboxylic acids and nitrogen based substituent groups. Prerequisite: CH 301.

CH 401 Biochemistry

3 Credits

A one semester lecture course which provides an introduction to the structure, properties, reactions and metabolism of biomolecules. Prerequisite: CH 302 or equivalent.

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(CLS) Cultural Literacy CLS 101 Cultural Literacy: A Seminar in Learning, Service and the Mercy Tradition

3 Credits

The purpose of this class is to integrate first-time full-time students into the community of thinkers and learners. The goal is to challenge students to examine their convictions critically and to open themselves to understand the convictions of others. In an atmosphere of mutual responsibility and support, students will engage in conversation, readings, and other convocation activities that promote the growth of the individual and the development of the academic community.

CLS 102 Cultural Literacy: A Seminar in Learning, Service and the Mercy Tradition

1 Credit

This is a one-credit course designed to help advanced placement students to become familiar with the academic culture and Mercy tradition of Mount Aloysius College. It is geared for students who have earned (24) credit hours or more from another institution and for non-traditional students who have been away from the classroom for several years. Prerequisite: Twenty-four (24) credits/advanced standing.

(CM) College Mathematics CM 112 College Algebra

3 Credits

This college level algebra course covers operations involving polynomials and radical expressions, methods of solving quadratic equations, evaluating and graphing functions, and solving systems of equations and inequalities. Prerequisites: EE 094 if required.

CM 113 Precalculus 3 Credits This course will be a study of elementary function, their graphs and applications, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: CM 112 or instructor permission. CM 117 Calculus I

4 Credits

This course introduces students to the fundamental ideas of calculus. Topics included are: elementary functions (including logarithmic and exponential functions); central ideas of calculus (including continuity, limits, and derivatives); and applications to business, social and natural sciences. Prerequisite: CM 113 or permission of the instructor.

CM 118 Calculus II

4 Credits

This course includes the following topics: the integral; antiderivatives; techniques of integration; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; partial differentiation; multiple integration; and sequences and series. Prerequisite: CM 117.

CM 213 Mathematical Concepts 3 Credits This course will introduce concepts and develop skills in the area of number theory, set theory and logic, geometry, trigonometry and various applications. Prerequisite: CM 112 or instructor permission. CM 220 Introduction to Statistics

3 Credits

An introduction to the fundamental methods of statistics, including topics in tabular and graphic representation; measures of central tendency and dispersion, binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; probability sampling; statistical inference and hypothesis testing; chi-square and regression analysis. Prerequisites: EE 094 if required.

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CM 305 Statistical Research

3 Credits

The course examines the three components of statistics: data collection, data description, and inference. Students will write simple programs using a statistical package and interpret the results. Prerequisites: CM 220 and CS 103.

CM 310 Introduction to Number Theory

3 Credits

The course provides the student with an array of theorems and the manipulative skills needed to prove them. Prerequisite: CM 112 or equivalent.

(CP) Career Planning CP 101 Career Planning

1 Credit

This course teaches students a systematic approach to making career-related decisions, setting goals, and devising strategies to attain these goals. This process will enable students to explore appropriate career options and the fundamentals of professional career development through the use of technology, research, and self-exploration, and group interaction and projects.

(CR) Criminology CR 101 General Administration of Justice

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system. Its goal is to develop a general understanding of the criminal justice system’s response to crime in society. The criminal justice process will be examined in some detail, focusing on how the system is structured to respond to crime. This requires an understanding of the core elements of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections.

CR 102 Survey of Criminology

3 Credits

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the discipline of criminology through an examination of its theories, basic assumptions and definitions. In studying crime and delinquency as social phenomena, particular focus will be given to the three principle divisions of criminology. The sociology of law explores how certain behaviors come to be defined as criminal. Etiology examines the various theories proposed for explaining crime. Finally, typologies focus on the kinds of crimes.

CR 201 Introduction to Forensic Science

3 Credits

This course will examine the field of forensic science and its evolution throughout history. The roles of forensic scientists with regard to the legal process will be explored. A study of the scope and methods associated with the various disciplines of the forensic sciences as well as how ethics impacts these disciplines will take place.

CR 210 Criminal Law

3 Credits

A study of the history and sources of criminal law coupled with an analysis of the substantive elements of specific crimes. (This course may also be taken as LW 104.)

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CR 213 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice

3 Credits

Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice is an exploration of peacekeeping strategies in a culturally diverse society. This course will offer opportunities for analysis of problems and solutions in administering the criminal justice system in a culturally diverse society. Issues of crime and justice with respect to race and ethnicity will be examined from the perspectives of law enforcement, corrections, and the legal process. Special topics concerning the relationship between race, ethnicity, and terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 will be explored. The course will consist of lecture, guest speakers, and visual aids in the form of video.

CR 230 Probation and Parole

3 Credits

The course will examine how probation and parole in the United States has evolved into a comprehensive alternative to incarceration. Some of the issues which will be covered in the course are: Strategies for Classifying, Managing and Providing Services to Offenders; Intermediate Sanctions; Community Residential Correctional Programs; Female Offenders; Special Needs Offenders; the Effectiveness of Corrections in the Community; and the Future of Corrections in the Community. Prerequisite: CR 101.

CR 241 Victimology

3 Credits

Class, race, age, and gender will be applied to the analysis of issues regarding the role of the victim. Different types of victimization, fear of crime, victims of the Criminal Justice System, and human rights will be reviewed. Also examined will be the role of the victim throughout history and the elimination of the victim from social processing of criminal acts. The course will consider how victimology emerged and how there is a resurgence of interest in the victim.

CR 260 Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence

3 Credits

An introductory review of the nature and scope of constitutional criminal procedure as enunciated by the United States Supreme Court. Focus is on the pre-trial and trial implications of the vigorous application of the fourth (arrest, search, and seizure), fifth (due process, privilege against self-incrimination, double jeopardy), sixth (speedy and public trial, right to a jury trial, right to confront adverse witnesses, and right to counsel), and fourteenth (incorporation of the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments; and, due process) amendments.

CR 261 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice

3 Credits

Focus is on contemporary and controversial problems in the field of law enforcement, courts, and corrections drawn from professional journals nationally and internationally based. Prerequisites: CR 101, CR 102.

CR 263 Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the law enforcement occupation which includes local, state, and federal levels. Particular emphasis is given to the uniformed patrol division. This course will also provide an in-depth examination of the art of police work and the difficulties and problems officers face as they go about their complex duties. The course is designed for students taking their initial law enforcement course.

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CR 264 Introduction to Corrections

3 Credits

This is an overview course on the systems and practices of American criminal corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the context of corrections in modern life, contemporary correctional practices, and major correctional issues and perspectives.

CR 270 Juvenile Justice System

3 Credits

This course provides a thorough review of the nature and scope of the Juvenile Justice System and the function of law and the meaning of justice within the context of the Juvenile Justice System. Students will explore selected practical, legal, social, and ethical issues currently facing the adult and juvenile justice systems with the increase in, governmental response to, and changing nature of juvenile crime.

CR 275 Correctional Institutions

3 Credits

An examination of the organization and function of correctional institutions. Emphasis is placed on various social processes and problems associated with incarceration. Critical issues facing all levels of correctional institutions and community corrections facilities will be examined (e.g., gang investigations, establishing intelligence, housing domestic and international terrorist, working with outside law enforcement agencies, mental illness as a chronic condition, addressing the needs of the elderly offender, etc.).

CR 281 Special Topics in Criminology

1-3 Credits

A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other courses. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic.

CR 291 Theory and Techniques of Interviewing

3 Credits

This course emphasizes the criminal justice practitioner’s need for information. Its goal, then, is the discovery of truth by developing the ability to inquire, to learn from that inquiry, and to persuade others to be truthful.

CR 293 Substance Use and Abuse in Criminal Justice

3 Credits

Study of substance use and abuse confronting American society. Alcohol and drug use and abuse education, philosophy, physiological effects, and social aspects will be examined in terms of control measures and public safety.

CR 295 Criminal Investigation

3 Credits

The study of logical and scientific principles necessary for the detection and investigation analysis of criminal activities. It is designed to develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. Focus will be given to theories of information, interrogation, observation, and ethics.

CR 298 The Mount Aloysius Project: Forensic Investigation Simulation 1 Credit This course is primarily an experiential course designed to allow students to assume the role of an investigator for the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Students will prepare and conduct mock financial investigations as part of a team of student investigators under the direction and supervision of IRS/CID agents. Students will practice witness interviewing skills, note-taking, arrest techniques, firearms training, surveillance training, and teamwork. Students will meet four times in a classroom setting in addition to the orientation and investigation days. (This course may also be taken as AC 298.)

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CR 301 Criminology Research Methods

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic criminological research methods designed to prepare the student to understand and participate in quantitative and qualitative research. A basic knowledge of the application of basic criminology research competencies will be covered to better understand and evaluate current issues facing criminal justice professionals. Students will explore specific strategies used in proposed research methodology studies. Methods of data collections, evaluation, analysis, and dissemination will also be discussed and applied. Prerequisites: CR 101, CR 102, CM 220.

CR 305 Criminal Justice Management

3 Credits

Topics in modern criminal justice management theory: organizational behavior, organizational development, personnel management, executive decision-making, and supervision problems. Prerequisite: CR 101.

CR 310 Treatment of Addiction in the Criminal Justice System

3 Credits

This course will deal with substance abuse treatment of individuals who are adjudicated to the criminal justice system. Treatment and rehabilitation philosophies and models will be discussed. Treatment programs in correctional and out-patient settings will be covered as well as substance abuse issues directly related to the criminal justice system.

CR 318 Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability

3 Credits

This course provides the student with general information relative to the civil liability process that affects police and correctional situations. It has been structured to integrate United States Supreme Court decisions and to provide lower court decisions to illustrate how different cases have been applied to police and correctional situations. It also integrates research on civil liability that underscores pertinent legal issues, liability trends and patterns, policy and procedure issues, training issues, and individual officer and administrative responsibilities. Prerequisite: CR 260.

CR 320 Evidence

3 Credits

This course provides a study of the rules of evidence, with specific emphasis on the application of these rules in preparing and presenting evidence. Included is a discussion of the history and approach to the study of evidence; proof by evidence and substitutes; general admissibility tests including relevancy and materiality; opinion and expert testimony, and the hearsay rule; evidence by way of witness testimony, documents, scientific and real evidence; and exclusion of evidence on constitutional grounds. Prerequisite: CR 260.

CR 325 Mediocolegal Investigation of Death 3 Credits This course provides a thorough examination of the scientific and investigative techniques utilized within the realm of the medicolegal investigation of death. Accordingly, the mechanisms of injury that result in one’s violent, sudden, suspicious, unexplained, unexpected or medically unattended death and the corresponding evidentiary characteristics of the crime scene are explored. Prerequisite: CR 201. CR 345 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Analysis 3 Credits This course provides a thorough examination of the scientific and investigative techniques utilized within the realm of criminalistics and crime scene analysis. Accordingly, students will explore the essential elements of proper crime scene management and the specific objectives of proper recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of the various forms of physical evidence. Prerequisite: CR 201. 221


CR 401 Advanced Criminological Seminar

3 Credits

A review and critical analysis of criminological theories, their relation to the causes of crime, and their impact on contemporary public policy. As the department’s capstone course, this course will also include an examination of various aspects of contemporary criminal justice. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: Senior Standing and completion of all required CR courses.

CR 407 Penology

3 Credits

This course will trace the history and philosophy of the penitentiary movement in the United States and Europe. Central to this concern will be an examination of the social, political, and economic changes which occurred in 18th and 19th Century America that led to the rise of the modern penitentiary. Classic and contemporary theory in penology will be examined with an emphasis on the policy implications of the various theoretical orientations A critical approach will be used to suggest the future of imprisonment in America as a means of social control. Prerequisite: CR 101.

CR 420 Criminology Internship

3 Credits

This is a flexible credit repeatable course for 3-12 credits. Students will experience working in the criminal justice field under the supervision of a practitioner and an instructor. Students are permitted to take a maximum of 12 credits during their four years. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing with a 2.5 QPA in the major and overall and instructor permission. Only seniors may take 12 credits at one time with instructor permission.

CR 420C Criminology Clinical

3 Credits

This is a clinical internship course for students pursuing the Criminal Addictions Professional Certificate.

CR 432 The Dilemmas of Modern Corrections

3 Credits

This course focuses on issues which affect the modern correctional systems in the United States. Some of these issues which will be covered are: African-American males and sentencing policy, current trends in the U.S. correctional populations, U.S. versus international use of incarceration, boot camp prisons, prison-based therapeutic communities, the probation system, learning disabilities and juvenile delinquency/juvenile corrections, HIV/AIDS and corrections, prison privatization, and sharing punishments. Prerequisite: CR 101.

CR 450 Criminal Justice Ethics

3 Credits

This course provides a thorough review of the nature and scope of ethics, the function of law and the meaning of justice within the context of the American jurisprudence system, students will explore selected ethical issues currently facing the field of criminology. In addition, we will explore the classic dilemmas of clashing obligations in ethics and law as recounted from Plato to the present. In this latter sense, this course will mirror a course in law and morality from a jurisprudential and philosophical perspective.

CR 475 Criminal Investigative Analysis (Criminal Profiling) 3 Credits In this course, the student will synthesize the information presented in each of the previous forensic courses encompassing the extensive overview and applications of the various forensic disciplines, the techniques of crime scene investigation associated with evidence recognition, collection preservation, interpretation, and reconstruction as well as the specific investigative techniques involved with homicide and sexually motivated crimes which criminal investigative analysis is predicated upon. Prerequisite: CR 201. 222


CR 481 Advanced Special Topics in Criminology

3 Credits

A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other upper-level Criminology courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic.

(CS) Computer Science CS 102 Computer Fundamentals 1 Credit This course provides an introduction to using a PC and is designed for students with little prior computing experience. Students will learn the basics of working within a Windows environment as well as other fundamental concepts including file management, e-mail, Internet searching, and basic word processing. CS 103 Communication Technology Literacy

3 Credits

This course, while familiarizing the student with the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation functions of an integrated office suite, also focuses on the personal and social responsibilities of using information communication technologies. Prerequisite: CS 102 or

equivalent experience.

CS 103A Communication Technologies Responsibilities Component 1 Credit This course focuses on the personal and social responsibilities of using information communication technologies (ICTs). Because this is a component of CS 103, students who have taken CS 103, or plan on taking CS 103, should not take this course. Prerequisite: CS 102 or proficiency with MS Office. CS 103B Communication Technologies Literacy Software Component 2 Credits This course consists of the integrated office suite portion of CS 103 covering current introductory word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation functions. Students completing this course through a dual-enrollment program should take CS 103A to fulfill the CS 103 requirement of the College. CS 104B Visual BASIC Programming 3 Credits This course will focus on learning both beginning and intermediate Visual BASIC statements while applying them to structured programming methods. Programming assignments will be an integral part of the classes. Requisites: CS 103 or comparable computer experience, passing math and algebra scores on the College placement test. Previous exposure to a programming language or programming concepts is recommended. CS 120 Introduction to Networking Systems

3 Credits

This course introduces the student to computer networking systems. Initial foundation topics include the history, terminology, applications and impact of networks. Fundamental hardware, software, and protocol components of local and wide area networks follow. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience.

CS 206B Database Management Systems

3 Credits

This course discusses historical and current database concepts, including data structures, referential integrity, query languages, security and interfaces. Predominately hands-on, this course uses an industry-standard, object-oriented database for developing applications. Prerequisite: CS 104B or a comparable programming language.

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CS 212 Multimedia Presentations 1 Credit This course will present basic skills needed to create presentations for the healthcare, business, education, and other environments. Course emphasis is on conceptualizing and producing effective presentations. This class will be taught as a production laboratory in which students will work individually building multimedia presentations on topics agreed to by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: CS 103 or CS 302. CS 220 Desktop Publishing-D Design and Application

3 Credits

This course studies page design, layout, and composition using a desktop publishing software package. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience.

CS 225 Current Microcomputer System Design 3 Credits The primary focus of this course is to enable the student to work with current microcomputer systems at a hardware level. The course requires students to assemble, configure, upgrade and debug hardware systems. An overview of current OS installation and configuration issues is also included. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience. CS 226 Microcomputer Operating Environment

3 Credits

Focusing predominately on the most current versions of Windows, this course provides students with experience in the functions and features of the operating environment. Topics include OS installation, OS configuration, basic and advanced file systems, P2P networking, and OS performance issues. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience.

CS 229 Introduction to LINUX

3 Credits

This course provides the student with a thorough introduction to the LINUX operating system. Students will be required to install the operating system, create and justify a partition scheme and differentiate between the most popular system file formats. Students will learn to identify the various formats that code and binaries can be packaged and will learn to map specific software to specific functional needs. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisite: CS 120 or CS 226.

CS 230 Technology and Management Information

3 Credits

For the student already familiar with fundamental computer concepts, this course examines the major applications of computer technology in education, government, business, and research. The course emphasizes techniques for design, development, and management of computer-based information systems. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience.

CS 242 Introduction to Web Site Development

3 Credits

This hands-on course introduces the student to designing, creating and publishing a web site using a front-end software package. Exercises include integrating a database; working with action buttons, navigation structures, graphics, charts, tables and site maps; as well as using dynamic web templates. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable experience.

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CS 281 Special Computer Topics

1-3 Credits

This course will explore current information technology topics involving new developments in computer-related technology, primarily information communications technologies. Course content will vary each semester. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111, CS 103 or comparable experience.

CS 301 Management Information Systems Analysis

3 Credits

A study of information systems analysis and methodologies. Topics include problem definition statements, feasibility studies, data flow diagrams, quality assurance and documentation techniques. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable computer experience, CS 230.

CS 302 Technology in Education

3 Credits

Intended for the pre-service teacher, this course will provide students with a solid foundation for understanding (1) the range of current technology available to elementary teachers and other professionals, (2) ways to evaluate technological applications, and (3) strategies of integrating technological innovations into professional settings. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

CS 303B C++ Programming

3 Credits

An introduction to C++ programming concepts and methods in a graphical environment. Course content covers such topics as data types, variables, branching, loops, arrays, and structures. The course also provides an introduction to dynamic memory management concepts and procedures. All programming projects will be accomplished using a graphical C++IDE. Prerequisite: CS 104B or experience in other programming languages is recommended.

CS 304 Advanced Visual Basic

3 Credits

This course reviews basic and intermediate Visual Basic concepts then focuses on creating Visual Basic. NET applications. Programming assignments will be an integral part of the class. Prerequisites: CS 104B, CS 206B, or comparable experience.

CS 305 Logic and Structured Design

3 Credits

This is an in-depth course covering programming logic, processor design, memory segmentation, assembler, machine language, and pseudocode. Prerequisites: An algebra course and a programming course or comparable experience.

CS 306 Database Design

3 Credits

As a follow-up to CS 206B, this course concentrates on data structuring, using two industry-standard database management packages, one of which will be an object-oriented language. Design concepts will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CS 206B.

CS 310 Computer Security, Ethics, and Fraud

3 Credits

This course discusses computer security vulnerability and computer-related legal and ethical issues. Topics include copyrighted software, security practices, and accessing personnel and medical information.

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CS 328 Client/Server-b based Operating Systems

3 Credits

This course focuses on the most current networking operating environments. Topics include introduction to client/server networking concepts, installation and configuration of Windows-based network system software, advanced file systems, network user accounts, and network administration issues. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisite: CS 120, CS 226 or comparable experience.

CS 345 Information Technology Internship

9 Intern/3 Credits

On-the-job training at business sites with emphasis on information technology assignments. Duties may vary between business sites and the major or the students involved in the internship. The required 135 hours are set to meet the needs of the cooperating business and the individual student’s schedule. Minimum academic requirement of the internship will be a comprehensive paper on topics assigned by the internship faculty supervisor concerning the student’s actual work experiences. The intern student will be required to meet all the employee rules and regulations of the organization to which the student is assigned. The internship may or may not be compensated. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and an overall 2.0 QPA.

CS 360 Internet Technologies

3 Credits

The course is an investigation of current Internet technologies. Students will be involved from a user’s perspective by doing research using a variety of search techniques. Students will also be involved from a developer’s perspective by using proper organizational strategies to create a user-friendly Web site. Prerequisites: CS 103 or comparable computer experience; a programming course is also recommended.

CS 381 Special Computer Topics

3 Credits

This course will provide an opportunity for an in-depth study of a topic, such as human computer interaction, not emphasized in other upper-level computer technology courses. Extensive research, theoretical analysis and thesis-level writing is involved. Course content will vary each semester. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: One CS course, EN 110, and EN 111.

CS 403B Advanced C++ Programming

3 Credits

This course takes students beyond the basics of C++ programming into advanced programming methods. Primary focus is on development of graphical applications utilizing MFC and template concepts. The course provides the basic skills needed to achieve professional software developer certification. Prerequisite: CS 303B.

CS 404 Advanced Concepts in Programming

3 Credits

This course, designed for those who have taken a previous programming class or have programming experience, takes students beyond the basics of programming into advanced programming concepts. This is a hands-on programming course that will focus on the design of applications. Prerequisite: Two programming courses.

CS 411 Operations Management Science and Computer Modeling

3 Credits

Introduction to management science and quantitative models. Topics include linear programming, transportation and inventory models, decision theory, forecasting and quality control. Prerequisites: CS 103 or comparable computer experience, CM 103 or CM 112, CM 220.

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CS 420 Advanced Networking Systems

3 Credits

This course addresses advanced networking issues found in a server-based environment. Topics include network directories, network administration, basic network design, network security, and network performance considerations. This course covers all requirements needed to achieve professional certification. Prerequisites: CS 120, CS 226, and CS 328 (or permission of the instructor).

CS 436 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credits This course provides the student with processes, techniques and templates to effectively and efficiently manage an IT project from idea to execution. Topics will include project management and system analysis fundamentals, then will focus in-depth on planning, estimating, scheduling, controlling and tracking the project. An industry-standard project management package and simulation program will be used extensively throughout the class. Prerequisites: Any two 200-level CS courses, CS 301 (or permission of the instructor). CS 481 Special Computer Topics 3 Credits This hands-on and research-oriented course will focus on specialized computer topics not covered in other upper-level computer courses, such as configuration management, game programming, geographic information systems, data mining or cryptography. Designed for IT majors, the course content will vary each semester. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111, and permission of instructor.

(DMS) Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMS 100 Introduction to Ultrasonography 1 Credit An orientation will be included in this course to review the Policy and Procedure Manual, goals of the program, curriculum sequence, clinical education guidelines, objectives, and grading policies. This course will focus on introducing the student to the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Course work will include information concerning the foundations of clinical medicine pertinent to sonography, ultrasound equipment knowledge, ultrasound applications, dangers of ultrasonography, and professional ultrasonography organizations. DMS 200 Abdominal Ultrasonography (US) 2 Lecture/3 Lab/3 Credits This course will include an extensive presentation of normal and abnormal sonographic anatomy of the abdomen to include the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and vascular structures. Physical assessment, clinical symptoms, and laboratory findings for various abdominal pathologies will be included. Students will become familiar with ultrasound equipment, film recording, scanning protocols, technical factors, and image quality. Prerequisite: DMS 100. Co-requisite: DMS 205. DMS 202 Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasonography

2 Lecture/3 Lab/3 Credits This course will include an extensive presentation of normal and abnormal sonographic anatomy of the female pelvis and sonographic evaluation of pregnancy from conception to birth including fetal development. Physical assessment, clinical symptoms, and laboratory findings related to the female pelvis will be included. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with scanning protocols, technical factors, and image quality. Prerequisites: DMS 200, DMS 205. Co-requisite: DMS 401.

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DMS 205 Superficial Structures and Vascular Ultrasonography

2 Lecture/3 Lab/3 Credits This course includes discussion of the anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology of vascular and superficial structures including the thyroid, parathyroid, breast, and scrotum. Sonographic image correlation, scanning protocols, technical factors, and image quality are included. Prerequisite: DMS 100. Co-requisite: DMS 200.

DMS 401 Physics and Instrumentation I 240 Clinical Hours/2 Credits An in-depth study of basic ultrasound physics principals and instrumentation to include acoustical waves, beam dynamics and attenuation in tissues, parameters affecting sound transmission, transducers, and display systems. Prerequisites: DMS 200 and DMS 205. Co-requisite: DMS 202. DMS 409 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum I 240 Clinical Hours/2 Credits This course applies diagnostic medical sonography in a clinical setting. Students will receive instruction and guidance in producing quality sonographic images as well as the parameters used to evaluate the images. Emphasis is on applying all prior ultrasongraphic course work to the clinical setting and mastering the skills required to perform abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, and vascular sonographic studies and procedures. Prerequisites: DMS 200 and DMS 401. DMS 411 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum II 600 Clinical Hours/12 Credits Students will continue to be exposed to the diagnostic medical sonography clinical setting, building on the knowledge and skills received through prior DMS courses and clinical practicums. Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency to exam completion. Emphasis is on the development of ultrasound scanning skills with supervision. Prerequisite: DMS 409. DMS 412 Ultrasound Clinical Practicum III 600 Clinical Hours/12 Credits Students will continue to be exposed to the diagnostic medical sonography clinical setting, mastering the knowledge and skills received through prior DMS courses and clinical practicums. Students will become proficient and efficient in scanning and exam completion. Emphasis is on mastering ultrasound scanning skills with limited supervision. Prerequisite: DMS 411.

(EC) Economics EC 201 Introduction to Economics

3 Credits

This course presents basic concepts of economics, history of economic theorizing, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary policy, supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and compares economic systems.

EC 202 Contemporary Economic Problems

3 Credits

Current government policies and their influence on consumer problems provide an opportunity to apply theoretical principles. Areas of discussion include a study of wage and price controls, the impact of poverty on the economy, and the role of government in protecting the consumer.

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EC 211 Introduction to National Income Theory (Macroeconomics)

3 Credits

An introduction to aggregate income analysis, national income and employment theory, economics of monetary and fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve system and banking, and economic growth. Implications of the theoretical constructs will be reviewed with respect to demand, the consumption function, and public policy.

EC 212 Introduction to Price Theory (Microeconomics)

3 Credits

An introduction to the economics of the firm, industry, and consumer under different market structures. An emphasis will be placed on the price-output and supply demand decisions with respect to the limited industry resources and consumer demand.

EC 299 Seminar in Free Enterprise

1 Credit

An examination of various aspects of the free enterprise market system. Students will develop outreach projects that teach others about the free enterprise system. This course may be taken up to three times for academic credit.

(ED) Education - Early Level Pre K-4/ Middle Level 4-8 ED 110 Safety, Nutrition, and Health Issues of Young Children

2 Credits

This course will examine the health, safety and nutritional needs of children from birth through the middle school years with special attention given to safeguarding the various settings in which children spend their days.

ED 119 Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children

3 Credits

This course will examine the artistic and musical development of children from early childhood through elementary school and investigate ways to provide developmentally appropriate practices.

ED 203 Psychology of Infant Development

3 Credits

This course analyzes the development of the infant from conception through the toddler years. The interrelatedness of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, language, social and emotional development will be discussed. Observations of infants and toddlers related to developmental expectancies will be conducted. Current findings and their implications for parenting, programming and care will be analyzed. (This course may also be taken as PY 203.)

ED 206 Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 Credits

This course is intended to build a strong foundation for understanding the needs of children in the early childhood years who have disabilities. Students will learn the components of a systematic approach to early intervention that involves various professionals and appropriate, inclusive strategies. Prerequisites: PY 102 or PY 204. (This course may also be taken as PY 206.)

ED 213 Basics of Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

This course analyzes the development, maturation, and learning processes throughout the early childhood years, ages 0-8. Curriculum models, assessment, and early childhood programs will be analyzed through the lens of child development theory and learning theories, with emphasis on a constructivist philosophy. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PY 204.

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ED 251 Emergent Literacy

3 Credits

In this course, students will learn developmentally appropriate strategies that foster awareness of print, letter naming, and phonemic awareness in young children. Students will develop techniques that enable young children to develop listening comprehension, vocabulary and language facility. Students will understand the relationship between early literacy experiences and later school success. Prerequisite: PY 204.

ED 270 Supervised Field Experience: Child Care Administration

1 Credit

This course is designed to offer the associate degree student the opportunity to work under the direction of a director or head teacher in a child-care setting. The student will learn the intricacies of owning and administering a child-care center. Students will work under the supervision of a child-care director for a total of 45 hours.

ED 271 Supervised Field Experience: Play as Curriculum

1 Credit

This course will provide opportunities for the student to design developmentally appropriate practices in a child-care setting, including the use of play, play-based assessment, and integrated learning experiences for young children. Students will work under the supervision of a child-care director or lead teacher for a minimum of 45 hours.

ED 301 Early Childhood Practicum

3 Lab/1 Credit

Students who are selected to take this course will have a unique opportunity to work with preschool children independently and in small groups to foster emerging literacy skills. Students will document children’s development as they assess their own growth in developing children’s emerging literacy skills. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

ED 305 The Art of Effective Teaching

3 Credits

Students will learn the skills used by master teachers to effectively manage and teach children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms. Through guided observations and classroom discussions, students will gain an appreciation for the art of teaching and confirm their choice of teaching as a career. Prerequisite: PY 221.

ED 310 Methods of Teaching Math

3 Credits

This course will provide the student with the theoretical base for teaching math in early and elementary education. Math concepts for sets, systems of numeration and elements of geometry will be discussed. Students will incorporate these elements with appropriate materials, techniques, and strategies for the teaching of math. A field study will be required in this course. The major goals of this course focus on preparing the student to teach math by clarifying mathematical concepts and providing effective strategies for teaching math. Students will locate and develop appropriate teaching materials and resources. Prerequisite: ED 425.

ED 320 Applied Learning Strategies for the Exceptional Learner

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the needs and development of exceptional children in an inclusive setting. Students will learn the application of curriculum, methods, materials, and activities for children with disabilities. The goals of this course are to acquaint the student with variations of legislation concerning special-needs children and how to effectively teach children with special needs within an inclusive setting.

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ED 326 Current Issues in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

This course is a critical examination of the issues and controversies in the field of early childhood education. Traditions, challenges, and changes in the field will be analyzed in historical, social, and political perspectives. Junior Standing.

ED 330 Methods of Teaching Reading

3 Credits

Students in this course will analyze the development of literacy in children from preschool through the elementary school years. Theoretical orientations to various approaches of literacy instruction will be discussed, practiced, and evaluated. Emphasis will be placed on a constructivist philosophy of teaching and learning that enables pre-service teachers to facilitate growth in reading skills. Prerequisite: ED 425.

ED 350 Methods of Teaching Science and Social Studies

3 Credits

This course will provide the student with information about the philosophy, curricula, methodology, strategies, assessments, and materials used in developing science and social studies units and projects for elementary education classrooms in accordance with state and national standards. Students will develop and will help children develop positive dispositions toward science and social studies. Students will learn the skills of scientific inquiry, engage children in active learning, and develop projects that require the use of investigating, problem solving, collaboration, and cooperation. In conjunction with a constructivist philosophy, students will design, implement, and evaluate projects, and reflect on their outcomes. A field project will be required for this course. Prerequisite: ED 425.

ED 375 Introduction to Middle Grades and Secondary Education 3 Credits This course introduces students to middle grades and secondary education. Students will discuss historical trends and current issues in U. S. Education, become familiar with the Pennsylvania curriculum, and develop observations and personal skills related to performance and professional competencies. ED 375 acquaints prospective teachers with the daily world of the public middle grades and secondary school. ED 401 Integrative Core

3 Credits

This is a required seminar for all student teachers and senior field placements. The purpose of the seminar is to help students become reflective practitioners in their classrooms by critically analyzing practices in the field and comparing them to theoretical understandings. Previous coursework will provide the basis for students to synthesize and integrate theory and practice. Prerequisite: ED 430.

ED 402 Student Teaching

Fieldwork-16 wks/12 Credits

Student teachers will work with a mentor teacher in a preprimary or primary setting (pre-kindergarten-3) and an intermediate setting (grades 4-6) for eight weeks each. Under the leadership of the mentor teacher, the student teacher assumes teaching responsibilities for the class, including classroom management and daily routines. Placements are arranged by the College supervisor in rural and urban classrooms. Prerequisite: ED 430. (Note: Student Teaching fee of $400 will be assessed.)

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ED 406 Field Placement

270 Hours Internship/6 Credits

For the senior student who is not interested in Pennsylvania State teacher certification, the field placement will be customized to suit individual needs regarding professional development and career plans. Students will be placed in educational settings and will assume supervisory roles in those settings. Admission by permission to second-semester seniors and successful completion of all previous academic coursework.

ED 412 Strategies for Reading Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention

3 Credits In this course, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the reading process and research concerning reading difficulties. The course is designed to provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to apply appropriate procedures in assessment and develop appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of individual students. Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) are integrated throughout the course. This course is part of the pre-student teaching experience.

ED 414 Creating and Adapting Curriculum 3 Credits Students will plan and adapt developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practices for diverse student populations using constructivism as a philosophical foundation. A field placement is required. ED 415 Analyzing Early Childhood Curricula

3 Credits

In this course, students will analyze various early childhood curricular models including the Project Approach, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, High Scope, and the Multiple Intelligences. These curricular models will be considered with respect to developmentally appropriate practices and within a constructivist framework. Students will be expected to plan and implement a project in an early childhood program in which new understandings are applied. Senior standing.

ED 425 Curriculum and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

Students will learn to plan and adapt developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practices for diverse student populations. Students will also understand the use of informal and formal assessment strategies for evaluation and interpretation of the child’s progress, the use of assessment in modifying instructional practices, and the importance of communicating effectively with families about assessment practices. A field placement is required.

ED 430 Curriculum and Assessment: Research and Application

3 Credits

Students will research curricular orientations and relate theory to observed practices in elementary classrooms. Assessment techniques, technology, and appropriate scaffolding will be analyzed and synthesized in practical classroom applications. Students will reflect on methods employed in the classroom and the role of teacher as decision-maker. This course is designed to enable students to understand the many aspects of curriculum development and assessment. The effects of various theoretical and philosophical approaches of elementary curriculum on student learning will be analyzed and evaluated through classroom observations and interviews. Students will synthesize these understandings with current research. Prerequisite: ED 425

ED 435 Assessment Strategies 3 Credits This course is a study of assessment techniques, technology, and appropriate scaffolding in practical classroom applications. Students will reflect on methods employed in the classroom and the role of teacher as decision maker. 232


ED 445 Methods of Secondary Science Education 3 Credits This course prepares students to evaluate and appropriately use materials and basic teaching strategies employed by science teachers in the middle grades and secondary schools. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. ED 455 Methods of Secondary English Education 3 Credits This course prepares students to evaluate and appropriately use materials and basic teaching strategies employed by English teachers in the middle grades and secondary schools. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. ED 460 Methods of Teaching Science and Health and Social Studies 3 Credits This course will provide the student with information about the philosophy, curricula, methodology, strategies, and materials used in developing science, health/physical education and social studies units and projects for elementary education classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on the curriculum content, instructional methods, and assessments used for teaching science, health/physical education and social studies. A field experience is required for this course and includes an English Language Learner component. ED 465 Methods of Social Studies Education 3 Credits This course prepares students to evaluate and appropriately use materials and basic teaching strategies employed by social studies teachers in the middle grades and secondary schools. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. ED 475 Reading in the Content Area 3 Credits This course is designed to provide elementary, middle, and high school pre-service teachers with the academic and practical skills necessary to improve students’ abilities to read, listen, speak, and write across content areas. This course will be informed throughout by evidence-based practices for helping learners in grades 4-12. Prerequisite: ED 375.

(EE) Educational Enrichment Note: Required Educational Enrichment coursework is determined by the College’s placement test. While students earn institutional credits by successfully completing Educational Enrichment courses, these credits are not counted toward graduation requirements. EE 091 College Reading I

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide explicit advanced reading and study skills instruction that students need in preparation for reading-intensive courses. The primary purpose of the course is to improve students' comprehension of advanced, non-fiction academic reading (e.g., academic essays, journal articles, and textbook chapters). Students will learn to monitor their comprehension when reading, and they will learn appropriate strategies for improving their overall understanding of academic content. Admission by placement

EE 093 College Reading II

1 Credit

This one-credit course is designed to reinforce the advanced reading and study strategies required for academic success in reading-intensive courses. Admission by placement.

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EE 094 Foundations of Algebra

3 Credits

An introduction to algebra which includes major topics in the areas of integers, variable expressions, solving equations, application of solving equations, operations with polynomials (including factoring) and graphs of linear equations. Competency-based instruction built around a three-credit model. Admission by placement or as a preadmission algebra requirement of the student.

EE 098 Introduction to College Writing I

3 Credits

This course is designed to develop critical thinking and writing skills that students will need in preparation for their college programs. Students are introduced to composition strategies, basic library research methods, and MLA formats. Areas reviewed include: the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure. Admission by placement.

EE 099 Introduction to College Writing II

1 Credit

This course is designed to strengthen individual levels of writing competency. Students become familiar with research formats, standards and expectations often encountered in college writing. Areas of concentration include extensive work in drafting, organizing, revising, and editing. Students also apply grammar and usage fundamentals to develop more confidence in using a variety of sentence structures. May be recommended upon completion of EE 098. Admission by placement. Co-requisite: EN 110.

EE 100 Strategies for Academic Success 1 Credit This course is designed to assist students in developing and using effective study strategies. Students will examine their academic goals and implement strategies to assist them in meeting their goals. Areas of discussion include goal setting, learning styles, test preparation, listening and note taking skills, time management, and memory strategies. EE 110 Basic Health Care Mathematics

1 Credit

This course is designed to provide basic mathematics skills the student will need in preparation for the courses in his/her nursing program. Areas covered include: operations involving fractions and decimals, proportions, the metric system, conversions of medical units, and solving word problems involving medications. Competency-based instruction built around a one-credit model. Admission by placement.

(EN) English EN 102 Introduction to Literature

3 Credits

Critical reading of poetry, short stories, novels, and drama provides a basis for discussing and analysis of structure, meaning and technique. The study of sentence style and structure is continued with emphasis on the writing of critical research papers.

EN 110 Rhetoric I

3 Credits

Required of all students, this course involves critical reading, listening, writing, speaking, and research. The concept of critical and evaluative thinking underlies all of the activities of the course. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the College’s selected placement program.

EN 111 Rhetoric II

3 Credits

Building on the students’ experiences in Rhetoric I, this course emphasizes research in constructing arguments, metacognition in questioning and supporting intellectual positions, and refinements in style and tone in speaking and writing. Prerequisite: EN 110.

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EN 120 Theatre: Introduction to Acting

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the acting process. The beginning student executes a variety of performance tasks which lead, in a cumulative fashion, to a basic mastery of the process of creating a role for the stage.

EN 130 Play Production

8-12 Lab/3 credits

A laboratory course in the methods and techniques of play production; runs concurrently with the 8-12 week production schedule of the Mount Aloysius theatrical season. Students may receive credit for acting, set construction, stage managing, publicity, and other positions needed during the production schedule. The student may take the course twice for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

EN 201 Journalism 1 Credit (may be taken up to 6 times) This is a hands-on practical course designed to provide basic information about the journalist’s role in the mass media and in society. The student will be able to develop and refine his/her practical writing skills and/or skills in photojournalism and production and design of print media through the production of the student newspaper, The Belltower. With this experience, the student will gain a working knowledge and perspective of the organizational, writing, editing, page design, and advertising areas of publication. Prerequisite: EN 110. EN 203 Western World Literature I

3 Credits

A critical survey of major authors from Classic Greece through the Renaissance. Translations of classic authors are studied with reference to literary trends and historic background. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 204 Western World Literature II

3 Credits

A critical survey of major authors from the seventeenth century to the present. Translations of classic, romantic, and realistic authors are studied with reference to literary trends and historic background. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 205 Major British Writers

3 Credits

Investigates topics and techniques of literary works from medieval through contemporary times. Discussions, lectures, critical papers, oral reports, and audio-visual presentations provide varied opportunities for judging relevance of literary messages to contemporary problems. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 206 Modern Drama

3 Credits

Focuses on the major dramatists of the twentieth century, stressing the changing moods of drama, how drama has been affected by social and personal concerns of playwrights, and the comic and dramatic techniques peculiar to each author. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 207 Beginning Literary Criticism 3 Credits This course is designed to familiarize students with the skills, concepts, and terminology required of English majors. Students will study three major genre categories (fiction, poetry, and drama); develop the skills of careful critical reading; examine various critical strategies; and learn the vocabulary and conventions used by scholars of literature. Prerequisite: EN 110.

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EN 209 Introduction to Short Fiction

3 Credits

An investigation of topics and techniques of old and new short fiction. Discussions, lectures, critical papers, oral reports, and audio-visual presentations provide varied opportunities for judging contemporary relevance of fictional forms. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 210 Themes in Western World Literature

3 Credits

An in-depth survey of the major mythological motifs in Western World Literature. Emphasis will be placed on recurring and interrelated patterns in Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Arthuria, Spanish, and American myths. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 215 Comparative Literature I

3 Credits

Surveys major works from ancient Greece to the present. Examines works in the contexts of history and literary trends, allowing students to explore different perspectives on reality. Lectures, class discussions and collaborative projects provide the wherewithal for the student’s final project, an integrative essay on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the instructor. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 216 Comparative Literature II

3 Credits

Surveys the post-colonial literatures of Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the West Indies; the works of such writers as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, R.K. Narayan, Patrick White, Albert Wendt, Margaret Atwood, and Wilson Harris. Offers students a wide variety of “windows on the world” which contradict and challenge readers’ assumptions. Tasks include research and presentations on political, social, and economic developments underlying the works studied. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 230 Survey of American Literature I

3 Credits

Presents a chronological study of major writers and literary movements from the colonial period up to and including the Civil War. Final project is a term paper which examines the views of several writers on an assigned topic and analyzes the impact those writers have had on 20th century views. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 231 Survey of American Literature II

3 Credits

Presents a chronological study of major writers and literary movements from the Civil War to the present. Final project is a term paper which examines the views of several writers on an assigned topic and analyzes the impact those writers have had on the student’s views and the views of the student’s contemporaries. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 233 Introduction to Theatre

3 Credits

Investigates the various roles and functions that make up the community based stage event called “theatre”; examines the “roles” of performers, directors, designers, playwrights, composers, critics and audiences, placing plays, both ancient and modern, in their historical contexts; stage a one-act play; also attend and evaluate two plays.

EN 240 Shakespeare

3 Credits

This course introduces undergraduate students to Shakespeare’s times, his language, and his accomplishments. Students learn about the sources from which the playwright drew his materials, the conventions he shared with his audiences, and the continuing influence of his work. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111.

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EN 281 Special Topics in Language and Literature 1-3 Credits Designates new or occasional lower division courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Specific topics will be listed as course title on the student's transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics(s). Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. EN 301 Advanced Public Speaking

3 Credits

This course will focus on enhancing the student’s public speaking skills in dealing with stage fright, choosing and researching speech material, types of speeches and their delivery, and use of visual aids.

EN 303 Literature of Crime and Detection

3 Credits

Focuses on the popular mystery genre as a vehicle for developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Student tasks include research, writing, and speaking as well as participation in classroom discussions. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 304 Women Writers

3 Credits

Explores writing by women in various genres including fiction and non-fiction, primarily in the British and American traditions. Elaine Showalter’s treatment of “imitation,” ”protest,” and “self-discovery” phases is a starting point for writing and speaking assignments concerned with the articulation of the perspectives of women. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 307 Critical Thinking in Literature

3 Credits

In reading a series of literary works of various genres, students will evaluate and respond to views of the world represented by those works. Treating each work as an assertion, students will evaluate each assertion within its literary context and against the student’s own background knowledge. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111, or permission of the English Department.

EN 309 Creative Writing

3 Credits

Students learn to apply the elements of creative writing in one of the following areas: the short story, the novel, poetry, playwriting, or creative non-fiction. Marketing and submission for publication will be addressed.

EN 312 Modern American Novel

3 Credits

A critical survey of modern American novels. Discussions, lectures, critical papers, and audio-visual presentations provide varied opportunities for examining novelists’ views of American history and values. Prerequisite: EN 110.

EN 313 Professional Communication

3 Credits

Examines writing and speaking skills essential for clear communication in different career fields. Emphasizes principles of audience analysis, organization, and clarity within the Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities. Frequent writing, speaking, and research assignments build to a professional report and formal presentation. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111.

EN 321 Advanced Acting

3 Credits

A continuation of the exploration of acting begun in EN 120. Students will analyze play scripts (both classical and modern) for scene and character development as well as prepare monologues for use for graduate school or auditions outside the realm of the College. Prerequisite: EN 120.

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EN 325 Literature of Health and Healing 3 Credits In this course students will explore issues of physical, psychological, and spiritual health and healing within fiction and non-fiction texts. Readings will reflect both traditional and nontraditional healing experiences. Students will be required to communicate their critical ideas by applying skills in reading, writing, speaking, and research in the humanities through presentation/discussion, written essays, and exams. EN 330 Literature into Film

3 Credits

This class is a critical examination of the modern film based on other genres, comparing the written to the primarily visual presentation of literature, with emphasis on the techniques and choices made in transferring printed material into film. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111, or permission of the English Department.

EN 331 Scene Design/Lighting

3 Credits

This course is the study and creation of all design aspects of a play. In this class, we will be studying design for the stage - lights, set, props, costumes, and sound. We will study each of these areas practically, i.e., reading and discussing a series of plays and designing all elements of the world of the play.

EN 340 Studies in Poetry

3 Credits

This course will focus on themes and techniques of classic, romantic, modern and post modern poetry and will be a focus for judging and interpreting poetry’s types and techniques. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 111.

EN 345 Children’s Literature

3 Credits

This course offers a critical/historical survey of works that have been composed for or appropriated by children. It includes discussion of the specific features of children’s literature and the basic genres and kinds of children’s literature. Issues of literary value versus popular appeal, ideologies of gender, ethnicity, and the family, the endorsement of children’s texts through book awards and censorship will be included.

EN 355 Introduction to Linguistics

3 Credits

This course provides students with an overview of morphology, phonetics and phonology, syntax, and semantics. In addition, the course introduces students to key concepts in psycho- and sociolinguistics, and it incorporates discussions of language acquisition and language teaching. This course offers valuable insights for students of English, education, the social and behavioral sciences, and speech and communication.

EN 360 Technical Communication 3 Credits Examines rhetorical and format issues raised in writing in a technical context. Such issues range from audience analysis to costs and capabilities. Frequent writing assignments culminate in a technical report related to the student’s academic major. Prerequisite: EN 110. EN 381 Special Topics in Literature 3 Credits Designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Specific topics will be listed as course title on the student's transcript. Consult the current course schedule for available topics(s). This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. 238


EN 400 Senior Seminar

3 Credits

A course for senior English majors which synthesizes analysis of text production and consumption in different career fields available to graduates. Frequent writing, speaking, and research assignments are incorporated in a professional report and formal presentation. Prerequisites: Senior status in the English major.

EN 401 English Internship

1-6 Credits

This internship for senior English majors serves as a conduit through which the student gains practical experience in applying classroom theory to the workplace. Prerequisite: Senior status in the English major.

EN 411 Directing

3 Credits

This course will be an exploration into the work of the stage director and the work required to direct a play. Elements covered will include: choosing a text, developing a concept, casting, pacing, stage pictures, and working with other theatre artists. Prerequisite: EN 120.

EN 415 North American Native Literature 3 Credits This course will look primarily at representative literature written by North American Native authors and will consider the social and political forces which have affected Native Americans on this continent. Students will be required to use critical thinking to integrate those texts with the indigenous cultural and historical contexts that have influenced the authors. They will be required to communicate their critical ideas by applying skills in reading, writing, speaking, and research in the humanities. Prerequisite: EN 110. EN 420 Multicultural Perspectives in American Literature 3 Credits Students who take this course will get an overview of literature produced by members of specific minority cultures (Native American, Asian American, African American, Hispanic American, Jewish, Gay/Lesbian, or others) within the United States, including information on history and cultural development. They will study a varied body of literature, including oral tradition, poetry, memoirs, short stories, and novels, and may consider other forms such as art, music and dance. Prerequisite: EN 110. EN 495 Major Author Studies 3 Credits Study of the works of one to two major writers. This course will explore the body of work of major literary figures and will include appropriate biographical and critical material to enhance discussion and understanding of the significance of the designated major authors in the canon of literature in English. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic Prerequisite: EN 110.

(FL) Foundations of Leadership FL 101 Foundations of Leadership I

1 Credit

This course introduces the Mercy Presidential Scholars to the importance of community service and individual leadership in service. Students will become familiar with the College’s mission and philosophy while developing effective communication skills for community service and citizenship, including oral and written communication skills, teamwork, and leadership. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Mercy Presidential Scholars Program; Freshman status or First-Year Student.

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FL 102 Foundations of Leadership II

1 Credit

This course continues to explore the importance of community service and leadership in service for the Mercy Presidential Scholars. Students will refine their communication skills and clarify their personal values and goals related to service and the needs of the community. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FL 101 and Freshman or First-Year Status.

(GE) Geography GE 101 World Regional Geography

3 Credits

World Regional Geography is an introduction to how the discipline of geography makes sense of the world, its different people, places, and regions.

GE 201 Introduction to Geography

3 Credits

The course offers a general survey of the political, physical, and cultural phases of geography related to human occupancy in the major regions of the world.

GE 209 Introduction to the Study of Energy

3 Credits

An integrative, non-technical introduction to many aspects of energy including: power plants, resources, life-styles, environment, geography, economics, policy.

GE 351 Population Geography

3 Credits

Demographic patterns; spatial, temporal and structural investigation of the relationship of demographic variables to cultural, economic and environmental factors.

GE 352 Political Geography

3 Credits

Relationship between the socio-physical environment and the state.

GE 357 Social Geography

3 Credits

Environmental perception of individuals and groups. The spatial aspect of social and physical environments is stressed.

(HCA) Health Care Administration HCA 100 Introduction to Health Care Administration

3 Credits

This course provides the student with a general foundation for understanding the organization, delivery, and financing of health services.

HCA 317 Organizational Management for Health Care Delivery

3 Credits

Course focuses on organizational structure and process for management of Health Care Delivery Systems. Attention will be given to human and administrative behavior and the interrelationship of business, social change, and health care.

HCA 321 Health Services Planning

3 Credits

This course focuses on the application of planning in the health organization. Prerequisite: BU 117.

HCA 322 Financial Management of Health Organizations

3 Credits

This course focuses on the financial aspects of a health care organization including third party reimbursement, budgeting, capital financing.

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HCA 350 Long-TTerm Care Administration

3 Credits

This course focuses on the issues facing organizations providing health care to the chronically ill.

HCA 401 Health Law

3 Credits

This course includes the specifics of legal theory and practice unique to the health services field.

HCA 410 Applied Health Administration Theory

3 Credits

This course focuses on the application of organizational behavior and management theory in institutional settings. Prerequisites: BU 117, BU 219 or BU 410 or NU 316.

HCA 430 Informatics in Health Care 3 Credits This course explores the use and value of informatics in healthcare with an emphasis on information systems and the use of information technology (IT) to support health. The history of the development of nursing informatics and current and evolving nursing roles in healthcare informatics provide a backdrop for the evaluation of actual and potential IT applications in health care administration, clinical practice, research, and education. (This course may also be taken as NU 430.) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor.

(HS) History HS 101 World Civilizations to 1500

3 Credits

A survey of the birth and diffusion of world civilizations from pre-history to 1500 with attention to the major cultural, social, economic, and political trends within each civilization. The emergence of European civilizations is set within a larger framework of civilization in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and interactions between or among civilizations are stressed.

HS 102 World Civilizations since 1500

3 Credits

A survey of world civilizations from 1500 to the present with attention to the major cultural, social, economic, and political trends within and among each civilization. Emphasis is given to interactions between and expanding European civilization and non-Western civilizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

HS 201 American History to 1877

3 Credits

Study and discussion center on the major events in the formation and development of the American Republic from the pre-colonial era to the end of Reconstruction.

HS 202 American History since 1877

3 Credits

A thorough review of major developments in the latter part of the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on social history. Blends traditional coverage of history with a focus on institutional, cultural, and intellectual forces shaping recent American History.

HS 220 Women in American History 3 Credits The central developments of American history are presented through the perspective of women’s eyes. Historical events unique to the history of women will also be discussed. Important figures and their writings will be examined including Pocahontas, Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ida Wells, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Betty Friedan. 241


HS 281 Special Topics in History

1-3 Credits

This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity to explore topics pertinent to American, European, or World history. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic.

HS 305 History and Politics of Latin America

3 Credits

This course briefly examines regional Pre-Columbian civilizations and explores the history and politics of what followed with colonial domination, nationalist movements, and the search for modern political identities. The cultural intersection of history and politics will shape the study of this region. (This course may be taken as PS 305.)

HS 310 Social & Cultural History of the United States

3 Credits

Focuses on the social and intellectual history of the United States with emphasis on the special qualities of American culture. Explores such areas as: religion, art, literature, music, economics, and politics.

HS 315 History and Politics of the Far East

3 Credits

This course surveys Asian civilization from China’s classical period to the present. By emphasizing cultural, political, and historical developments in Japan and China, the course explores the dramatic impact this region has had on world history and politics. (This course may be taken as PS 315.)

HS 325 Medieval Europe 3 Credits The history of Medieval Europe examines the period between approximately 452 to 1450 including such topics as: the decline of the Roman Empire; barbarian invasions; economic and demographic transitions; and the political, religious and demographic crises of the late middle ages. HS 340 Colonial and Revolutionary America

3 Credits

The founding of the English colonies in America and their European backgrounds; the development of colonial regionalism, political institutions, social divisions, the economy, religion, education, urban and frontier problems in the eighteenth century; the background and course of the American Revolution and early nationhood; emphasis on how the Revolution shaped American political and social development, the creation of a new government under the Constitution, and the challenges facing the new nation.

HS 350 America in the Interwar Period

3 Credits

An analysis of political, social, and economic conditions from 1912-1945.

HS 360 Pennsylvania History

3 Credits

This course explores Pennsylvania’s history from colonization through its role in the making of the new nation to the present day.

HS 381 Special Topics in History 3 Credits This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity to explore topics pertinent to American, European, or World history. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: HS 101, or HS 102, or HS 201, or HS 202, or HS 220, or instructor permission.

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HS 401 History and Political Science Seminar

3 Credits

Reading, research, discussion, analysis, and writing in the area of history and political science. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

HS 410 Europe in the Twentieth Century

3 Credits

Studies the major forces at work in the development of Europe in the current century and the events resulting from those forces. Proceeds from the emergence of modern Europe in 1871 to the present.

HS 415 History and Politics of Russia 3 Credits This course surveys Russian history since the 1905 Revolution. Examining both continuity and change from Tsarist Russia through the Soviet system to the present rebirth of Russia. The course focuses on political changes and to the transformation that have occurred in Russian culture. (This course may be taken as PS 415.) HS 450 History/Political Science Internship

3 Credits

An internship which allows the student to gain practical experience in a workplace related to history or political science. The student has the opportunity to apply ideas learned in the classroom to actual practice. (This course may also be taken as PS 450.)

HS 481 Special Topics in History 3 Credits This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity for deeper study of a single topic pertinent to American, European, or World history. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: HS 101 or HS 102, and HS 201 or HS 202 or HS 220, or instructor permission.

(LW) Legal Studies LW 101 Introduction to Law and Litigation 3 Credits This course is designed to introduce the student to the paralegal and legal professions as well as to basic areas of the law. Students will explore the ethical responsibilities of paralegals and attorneys, court structure in the United States, and sources of American law. Students will be introduced to contract, tort, criminal, property, estate, and administrative law. Trial procedures for both criminal and civil court will also be explored. LW 102 Introduction to Legal Research 3 Credits This course will explore the most common sources of legal information and techniques for using them. The students will learn ways to find answers to legal questions in federal statutes, state statutes, state and federal caselaw, legal encyclopedias, legal digests, rules of court, constitutions, and on-line research databases. Students will also be introduced to reading the law and writing basic legal documents. LW 104 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 Credits An analysis of fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure, with consideration of practical aspects of representing criminal defendants. Traces the criminal justice process from arrest through pre-trial, trial, sentencing and appeal. Topics include: analysis of crimes and defenses; arrest, search and seizure; pretrial motions; ethics. (This course may be taken as CR 210.)

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LW 105 Civil Law 3 Credits This course will explore the phases of a civil trial from the pre-trial stage, to the actual trial through post trial and appeal. Topics include court structure jurisdiction evidence, motion practice, discovery and alternative dispute resolution. Particular attention will be devoted to Pennsylvania civil procedure in addition to general principles of procedure. The student will gain both a theoretical and practical approach by not only studying rules which govern the civil case but also by drafting pleadings pertinent to such a case. LW 202 Business Law I 3 Credits This course will explore various areas of the law which impact the legal and business professional. Topics will include an introduction to the legal system and court structure of the United States as well as an overview of tort and criminal law. Significant attention will be given to the study of contract law. The requirements of valid contract formation as well as elements of breach and remedies will be addressed. The course consists of lecture and small group discussion which focus on application of principles discussed in class to solutions for actual legal cases. (This course may also be taken as BU 211.) LW 204 Real Estate Law 3 Credits A study of the substantive law and terminology of real property with the focus on giving the student an in-depth understanding of the process of conveying real property. LW 209 Domestic Relations 3 Credits This course will explore the many issues that make up the area of domestic relations law. Topics will include marriage, divorce, custody, support, marital settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, prenuptial agreements, and protection from abuse proceedings. Some ancillary topics which impact these proceedings may also be addressed. Students will be exposed to practical information concerning pleadings, etc., in addition to the theoretical. LW 210 Probate 3 Credits This course is a systems approach to probate designed to prepare the paralegal to work effectively with an attorney in the probate of an estate. LW 212 Business Law II 3 Credits This course will explore various areas of the law which impact the legal and business professional. Topics will include the study of law as it relates to the sale of goods, title and risk of loss of goods, performance and breach of sales contracts, negotiable instruments, agency and partnership, labor law, employment law and corporation formation. The Uniform Commercial Code, specifically articles 2 and 3, will be discussed and its application to these topics will be studied. The course consists of lecture and small group discussions which focus on application of principles discussed in class to solutions for actual legal cases. (This course may also be taken as BU 212.) LW 280 Legal Assistant Internship 3 Credits This course is an actual off-campus experience in the legal field. Students may serve in an internship site which includes private law offices, government agencies, corporate law departments and judicial offices.

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LW 301 Pre-LLaw Seminar 3 Credits This seminar, taken during the 2nd semester of the third year of study, will focus upon further integration of legal subject matter and the opportunity to develop and enhance logical reasoning skills, written and oral expression. The practical focus will be on developing those skills necessary to compete successfully on the Law School Aptitude Test and to successfully accomplish academic tasks presented during the first year of law school. LW 304 Bankruptcy Law 3 Credits A study of the laws and procedures governing the Bankruptcy Act. Emphasis is placed upon Chapters 7 and 13. Chapter 11 will also be studied. Areas covered include voluntary and involuntary petitions, liens, preferences, powers of trustees, rights of creditors, liquidations, and the discharge of bankruptcy. LW 315 Constitutional Law 3 Credits An in-depth introduction to the role the Constitution plays in our society today. The core of the course will be the impact of rulings of the United States Supreme Court in Constitutional issues. Prerequisites: PS 203, Junior standing, or permission of instructor. LW 365 Administrative Law 3 Credits A foundation in constitutional, statutory, common, and agency-made law as it applies to the powers, procedures, and judicial review of public agencies. LW 375 Mock Trial Seminar 1 Credit (may be taken up to 3 times) This is a hands-on practical course designed to foster the acquisition of proper trial advocacy skills and to better systematize the preparation for completion in the American Mock Trial Association’s regional mock trail competition. Students will learn and prepare all aspects of the case prepared by the American Mock Trial Association which alternates between civil and criminal each year. Examples of topics covered are direct and cross-examination questions, opening statements, proper evidence admission and objection grounds. Students need not be Legal Studies or Pre-Law majors. LW 402 Advanced Legal Research 3 Credits This course will expand on what students learn in a basic legal research course and provide opportunities for more practice and application of legal research and writing skills. Students will engage in legal research, using book sources as well as Internet and on-line legal research databases, involving many diverse areas of the law, to answer legal questions. The skills of reading and analyzing the meaning of cases, statutes, and other primary and secondary sources of the law will be emphasized. Students will also draft, revise and edit common legal documents including a memorandum and brief. Prerequisite: LW 102. LW 465 International Law 3 Credits The basic principles and practices of contemporary international public law are examined under the following broad categories: the nature, history, and sources of international law; the participants within international law; international organizations, including the United Nations; the peaceful and non-peaceful settlement of disputes between state and non-state actors; the law of the sea and international environmental law; international criminal law; and the future of international law. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. LW 481 Special Topics in Legal Studies 3 Credits A study of selected legal topics not emphasized in other law courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. 245


(MA) Medical Assistant MA 101 Medical Assistant 3 Lecture/4 Lab/4 Credits This course introduces the first-year medical assistant student to the profession of medical assisting and the complex interactions that occur between the medical assistant, patient, his or her family, and the office staff. Emphasis is placed on basic medical assisting skills including, but not limited to, vital signs, exam room instruments, EKG recording and interpretation, exam positions, medical documentation, infectious disease cycle, standard precautions, body mechanics, and nutrition education. Prerequisite: MA 109. MA 109 Medical Terminology 3 Credits The students in this course will be presented with a systematic introduction to medical terms with an emphasis on definitions, spelling and pronunciation. The medical terms will be broken down to the Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words from which many of them have their origin. Students will develop a knowledge base for building medical terms by using word parts and will acquire a working knowledge of a medical vocabulary used by health care professionals to communicate information accurately. MA 175 Phlebotomy Technician 3 Credits This course is designed to expose the student to the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as a phlebotomist. It provides accurate, up-to-date, practical information and instruction in phlebotomy procedures and techniques, along with a comprehensive background in phlebotomy theory and principles. Emphasis is placed on proper phlebotomy collection, equipment, method of patient identification, and techniques for routine and special collection procedures. Standard Blood and Body Fluid Precautions, as related to OSHA, are taught and practiced with attention to absolute compliance practice. MA 175C Phlebotomy Technician Clinical 1 Credit This 60-hour rotation affords clinical experiences in a hospital phlebotomy department, physician’s office or independent laboratory, under supervision of a clinical staff member. Emphasis is placed on correctly performing routine venipuncture and skin puncture techniques, properly preparing and assembling equipment for procedures, correctly selecting additives for blood collection, labeling, and transporting collected blood specimens. MA 202 Medical Assistant-C Clinical I 3 Lecture/120 Hours Clinical/4 Credits This course is the second of a three-part sequence dealing with the role of the medical assistant in health care. Student learning is focused on the ethical issues of patient care and the MA’s role in assisting in physical exams for all of the medical specialties and in office surgery. The principles and procedures of collecting laboratory specimens, administering injections, pharmacology, and performing phlebotomy and microbiology techniques are addressed. In addition, principles of IV therapy are discussed. Prerequisite: MA 101. MA 208 Medical Assistant-A Administrative I 3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits This course prepares the medical assistant student to apply the administrative skills expected of the entry level practitioner. Medical office automation is an integral part of this course which gives an in-depth introduction to appointment scheduling, patient medical information, financial records, and processing insurance claims. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, patient confidentiality, medical specialties, medical law and ethics. Prerequisite: CS 103 or comparable experience as approved by Department Chairperson. 246


MA 209 Medical Assistant-A Administrative II 2 Lecture/4 Lab/3 Credits Students combine skills acquired in MA 208 and develop additional knowledge of administrative functions required of a professional Medical Assistant. This course focuses on the medical billing process with emphasis on reimbursement, bookkeeping procedures, and an overview of medical insurance and third party guidelines. Students utilize transcribing machines to aid in preparation of medical records and histories. Job seeking skills such as résumé writing, interviewing, and professional conduct are covered. Prerequisite: MA 208. MA 215 ICD-9 9-C CM Coding 3 Credits This course introduces students to the complex world of medical billing. Here, students will code diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement from third party payers. Students will combine knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and the patho-physiology of disease processes in determining specific codes for each diagnosis and procedure. MA 220 Medical Assistant-C Clinical II 2 Lecture/240 Hours Clinical/4 Credits Medical self-help and first aid techniques are stressed in this course with an emphasis on practicing within the scope of education, training and personal capabilities. Students gain experience in patient teaching, health promotion, and disease prevention. Time is spent in a physician’s office where students utilize both the administrative and clinical skills accrued throughout their studies. Prerequisite: MA 202. MA 225 Introduction to CPT Coding 3 Credits This introductory course provides the student with the fundamental concepts of medical coding using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding book. Upon successful completion of this course the students will be able to identify procedural information from a medical record pertaining to the billing process and convert this information into simplified numerical codes that can be electronically processed for payment by third party payers – such as insurance companies and Medicare. Prerequisites: BL 116, CS 103, MA 109. MA 230 Advanced ICD-9 9-C CM Coding 3 Credits This course is intended for individuals who have completed the basics and already possess knowledge in the generalities of medical billing and coding. It covers advanced diagnostic coding issues with emphasis on coding, coding resources, tools, and official coding guidelines. Concepts integrated into laboratory and computer experience with assignments of codes to various clinical statements, scenarios, reports, and patient records. This course, along with its prerequisites, prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Prerequisites: MA 215, MA 225. MA 235 Advanced CPT Coding 3 Credits This course examines current procedural terminology coding issues with emphasis on evaluation and management, modifiers, and surgical procedure coding guidelines. Students are presented with referencing resources specific to current conventional and federally administered Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HPCS) coding guidelines. Coding skills will be heightened and focused on preparing the student for employment testing, job performance and successful completion of the CPC exam. Prerequisites: MA 215, MA 225.

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(ML) MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN ML 102 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

2 Credits The students in this course will be presented with fundamental concepts in laboratory medicine while developing a basic understanding of laboratory safety, specimen collection, processing, laboratory quality control and quality assurance. Students will also develop a working knowledge of laboratory mathematics, measurements, instrumentation and information systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MLT curriculum.

ML 103 Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits The students in this course will be introduced to basic medical laboratory procedures with instruction in theory and medical laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: BL 116, CH 101, ML 102. ML 202 Hematology/Coagulation 3 Credits This course presents the study of blood cells, the blood forming process and the blood clotting process. Topics include blood cell maturation, characteristics and biochemistry of blood cells, erythrocytic diseases, leukemias and leukocytic anomalies, the coagulation process, coagulation disorders, instrumentation and quality assurance. Prerequisites: BL 116, ML 102, ML 103. ML 211 Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis/ Clinical Microscopy

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits The students in this course are instructed in the theory and principles of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures and the diagnostic analysis of urine and other body fluids. Topics include laboratory mathematics, statistics, quality control, instrumentation, blood chemistries and chemical and microscopic examination of body fluids. Prerequisites: CH 101, CH 102, ML 102, ML 103.

ML 212 Immunohematology/Immunology 3 Credits Students in this course are instructed in theories and principles of antibody-antigen reactions and the concepts of blood groupings and transfusion medicine. Students will be introduced to procedures including blood donation, blood storage, blood typing and the antibody-antigen role in the human immune system. Prerequisites: BL 116, ML 102, ML 103. ML 215 Clinical Microbiology 3 Credits Students in this course are instructed in the diagnostic characteristics of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and parasites. Emphasis will be on methods of identification, disease states, antimicrobial sensitivity testing, safety and quality assurance. Prerequisites: BL 210, ML 102, ML 103. ML 220 Medical Technology Skills Laboratory 2 Lab/1 Credit This laboratory-based course focuses on the continued development of clinical laboratory skills and competencies in the disciplines of Phlebotomy, Hematology, Coagulation, Immunohematology, Serology and Microbiology. Students will gain additional hands on laboratory experience in preparation for the clinical practicum component of curriculum. Prerequisite: ML 103. Co-requisites: ML 202, ML 212, ML 215.

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ML 290 Clinical Practicum 12 Credits The clinical practicum is a 25-week rotation assignment at an affiliate hospital laboratory. The practicum provides students with the opportunity to develop technical proficiency in routine medical laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all ML course work. ML 291 Medical Laboratory Technician Seminar 1 Credit This course is done concurrently with the clinical practicum and will incorporate review of clinical practicum rotation instruction with review of theory aspects to prepare the students to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry Medical Laboratory Technician certification examination. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all ML course work.

(MU) Music MU 100 Vox Nova 0-2 Credits Study and practical experience in singing and performing choral literature, both sacred and secular, from The Baroque and Renaissance periods of music history. Instruction in vocal and choral techniques given also. Prerequisite: Must successfully pass an audition with the Music Director. NOTE: This course may be taken for zero credit (or one credit if applicable) if student has reached the eighteen (18) credit limit. MU 105 Survey of Music 3 Credits A comprehensive course covering music from the early Greeks to the contemporaries. A brief history of each period is given with use of live demonstrations related to the period. MU 108 World Soundscapes 3 Credits A study of music of the world’s people focusing on indigenous music of tribal peoples, Asia and the Middle East, and the folk, ethnic, and immigrant music of North and South America. Historical, geographical, and cultural aspects are integrated. MU 114 Applied Piano Private study and practical experience designed to attain a basic piano proficiency level. Music theory and appropriate keyboard techniques are emphasized for accurate performance. Normal tuition does not cover private instruction. One credit-30 minute lesson; Two credits-60 minute lesson. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MU 124 Applied Voice Private instruction designed to develop correct vocal production techniques through a survey of appropriate vocal literature. Normal tuition does not cover private instruction. One credit-30 minute lesson; Two credits-60 minute lesson. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MU 160 Class Voice 3 Credits A course designed for beginning singers to improve their vocal skills. These group lessons and vocal concepts emphasize proper voice technique, breath support and tone quality through applied and academic approaches. MU 190 Music Lab (Madrigal Singers) 1 Credit Study and practical experience in singing and performing madrigal literature, both secular and sacred, from various periods of music history. Instruction in vocal and choral techniques given also. Prerequisite: Successful audition. 249


MU 191 Music Lab (Madrigal Singers)

1 Credit

Continuation of MU 190.

MU 250 Women in Music 3 Credits This course is a survey of women’s activities in music performance, composition, teaching and patronage from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present. Music from Europe and North American will be featured alongside global influences from Latin American, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Israel. MU 291 Music Lab (College Chorus) 1 Credit Study and practical experience in singing and performing choral literature, both sacred and secular, from various periods of music history. Instruction in vocal and choral technique given also. MU 292 Music Lab (College Chorus)

1 Credit

Continuation of MU 291.

MU 301 Music Theory 3 Credits A study of the basics of music theory and composition and analysis of the same. Students must have basic music reading skills and music background. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. MU 321 Musical Theatre Survey 3 Credits Survey of prominent musicals from Broadway and the cinema. Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others will be studied. MU 325 Mozart: Life and Music 3 Credits A study of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the influence of his surroundings and society on his compositions. Prerequisite: MU 105.

(NU) Nursing NU 115 LPN to RN Transition 2 Lecture/3 Seminar/3 Credits This course is designed to enable the LPN student to identify specific role changes necessary for the successful transition from licensed practical nursing into the registered nursing program. Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize the nursing process with a focus on patient assessment and basic communication skills. The principles of the teaching/learning process, ethical/legal principles and skill competency will be integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: BL 201. Concurrent: BL 202; EE 091, EE 094, and EE 098 if required by placement exam. NU 130 Adult Nursing I 2 Lecture/3 Seminar/12 Clinical/7 Credits This course introduces students to the roles and competencies of the associate degree nurse. The nursing process is presented as the framework for providing nursing care to meet the basic human needs of the individual patient with developmental emphasis on the middle-aged to aging adult. Students gain experience with selected nursing skills and procedures through the simulation lab and through a clinical practicum in extended and acute health-care settings. Prerequisite: BL 201. Co-requisite: BL 202.

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NU 220 Nursing Pharmacology 2 Credits This course examines the science of therapeutic drug groups and their effects on particular body systems. A variety of teaching approaches will be utilized to provide basic information and principles necessary for application of pharmacology to the practice of nursing. Emphasis will be on use of the nursing process in drug therapy and general principles of pharmacology across the life-span. Prerequisites: BL 202, NU 130. Co-requisite: BL 202 for LPN-RN students. NU 240 Nursing of the Family 2 Lecture/3 Seminar/6 Clinical/5 Credits This course focuses on the care of the individual within the family and is specific to the developmental health-care needs of infants, children and child-bearing women. Emphasis is on the many facets of health care ranging from normal developmental parameters to common health problems. The clinical component is designed to prepare the student to deliver nursing care to child-bearing women, infants and children in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisites: BL 202, NU 130, PY 101. Co-requisites: NU 220, PY 102. NU 260 Adult Nursing II 2 Lecture/3 Seminar/12 Clinical/7 Credits This course focuses on providing a theoretical knowledge base for adult patients experiencing acute and chronic health problems requiring medical and/or surgical interventions. Through the use of the nursing process, students will learn to modify plans of care to meet the individual needs of these patients in acute care settings. Standards of professional practice and legal/ethical principles will guide students in the decisionmaking process. Prerequisites: EN 110, NU 220, NU 240. Co-requisite: BL 210. NU 275 Mental Health Nursing 1 Lecture/3 Seminar-Clinical/2 Credits This course focuses on the development of therapeutic communication skills utilized with patients experiencing mental health disorders. The nursing process, stress-adaptation model, and physical and psychosocial nursing diagnoses are included. This knowledge assists students in interacting with patients and families as partners and collaborators in the care-giving process. Prerequisites: EN 110, NU 220, NU 240, PY 102. NU 300 Transition to Nursing Practice 1 Lecture/3 Seminar-Clinical/2 Credits This course provides leadership, knowledge and skills necessary for managing patient care in collaboration with other health care providers. Students are also guided in an exploration of the ethical and legal bases for nursing practice and contemporary health care related challenges and issues. Prerequisites: BL 210, NU 260, NU 275. NU 302 Health Assessment for Nurses 3 Credits This course focuses on advancing the theoretical knowledge and practical application of comprehensive health assessment. Interviewing techniques, physical assessment skills, and patho-physiology are emphasized. The role of the nurse in health promotion of families and communities is introduced. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 303 Spiritual Care in Nursing 3 Credits Students in this course will discuss spiritual well-being as a part of nursing practice. Spirituality is explored in its relationship to both nurses and clients. Emphasis is placed on nurse’s self awareness, client’s spiritual needs and suggestions for promoting spiritual health in a culturally sensitive way. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor.

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NU 304 Human Pathophysiologic Response to Illness 3 Credits The student will explore pathophysiologic response to illness using a conceptual approach. Principles of pharmacology related to the pathophysiologic phenomena are also examined. Emphasis is given to an understanding of the phenomena and how they relate to nursing practice. Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 305 Introduction to Research 3 Credits This course focuses on research as the basis for practice. An introduction to the basic research methods is designed to prepare the student to understand quantitative and qualitative research. Prerequisite: CM 220. Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as SO 305.) NU 307 Health Ministry 3 Credits This course investigates the practice of health care within a faith-based community such as a church or synagogue. The special role of health ministry is discussed. Principles for practical application are explored. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 320 Social Issues in Health Care 3 Credits Using a sociological perspective, this course examines the interrelationships of individuals/groups, organizations, and health care. Students will evaluate health care models which address equity, efficiency, and quality. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as SO 320.) NU 330 Adult Nursing III 2 Lecture/3 Seminar/15 Clinical/8 Credits This course focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge, the nursing process and critical thinking skills to the care of culturally diverse adult medical/surgical patients experiencing complex multi-system dysfunction. Prerequisites: BL 210, EN 111, NU 260, NU 275. NU 381 Special Topics in Health Care 3 Credits This course focuses on health care topics selected from current literature emphasizing transcultural themes. Course content will vary with each offering. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 401 Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery 3 Credits This course involves students in an investigation of issues in health care. Emphasis is placed on examining the reciprocal influence of these specified issues on health care delivery, the health care professional, public policy, and society as a whole. This examination involves the critical analysis of economic, political, religious, and cultural structures as well as fundamental societal processes and human relations. Students develop strategies for mobilizing positive change within the health care system. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. (This course may also be taken as RAD 401.) NU 403 Community Health of Aggregates 3 Credits The purpose of this course is to emphasize health among aggregates within the community. Study of community health care organizations and structure, community assessments, and roles and relationships of the community health care team are included. Discussion centers on comprehensive managements of family, group, and community health. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior or Junior Year. 252


NU 405 Health Care of Women and Children 3 Credits An exploration of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect the health of women and children, their special health problems, and their health service needs in contemporary society. Current and evolving health care practices and policy are studied in relation to the goals of the national health promotion and disease prevention project, Healthy People 2010. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 408 Optimal Health: Chronic Care 3 Credits This course examines nursings’ role in health promotion of clients who have chronic health conditions. Emphasis is placed on delivering comprehensive clinical preventive services to clients throughout the life span. Caregiver’s burden and resources are also addressed. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. NU 408P Optimal Health: Chronic Care Practicum 6 Seminar-Clinical /2 Credits This course applies concepts of comprehensive clinical preventive services and resources to practice. Emphasis is placed on clients who have chronic health conditions throughout the life span and their care givers. Students choose the venue of the practicum with assistance from the instructor. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. NU 414 Emergent Care 3 Credits This course investigates nursing concepts related to meeting the needs of clients with life threatening emergency and critical care conditions. Stabilization and restoration of high acuity clients is emphasized. Related factors such as changing health care delivery, inroads in technology and influx of assistive personnel are considered. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. NU 414P Emergent Care Practicum 6 Seminar-Clinical /2 Credits This course applies nursing concepts related to life threatening emergency and critical care conditions to practice. Skills for stabilization and restoration of high acuity clients are emphasized. Students choose the venue of the practicum with assistance from the instructor. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. NU 416 Healing in Professional Nursing Practice 3 Credits Students explore philosophical, theological, and theoretical foundations of healing within the context of professional nursing practice. Students differentiate among the various views and strategies of healing for health promotion. Current research in the area of healing is examined. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. NU 430 Informatics in Health Care 3 Credits This course explores the use and value of informatics in healthcare with an emphasis on information systems and the use of information technology (IT) to support health. The history of the development of nursing informatics and current and evolving nursing roles in healthcare informatics provide a backdrop for the evaluation of actual and potential IT applications in health care administration, clinical practice, research and education. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as HCA 430.) NU 440 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits This course explores the basic ideas and theories from the behavioral sciences as they apply to human and administrative behavior in organizations. This course provides an indepth look at the application of the behavioral sciences to the management of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as BU 410.) 253


NU 440P Leadership Practicum 6-12 Seminar-Clinical /2-4 Credits This practicum is designed to prepare the student to assume a leadership role within the Nursing profession. Students learn to anticipate, adapt to, and promote change in professional practice. Students are encouraged to perceive the interdependence between the profession and the world while making judgments and decisions. Students choose the venue of the practicum with assistance from the instructor. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NU 440, Baccalaureate Students Only; Licensure as an RN in Pennsylvania.

(PA) Public Administration PA 212 Current Issues in Public Administration 3 Credits Designed to highlight major public policy issues currently being considered by state/local governments. (This course may also be taken as PS 212.) PA 215 Public Budgeting 3 Credits Principles of public budgeting and the application of effective budget practices; current developments in national, state, and local budget measures and instruments. PA 222 Public Corruption 3 Credits The analysis of mismanagement, bribery, conflicts of interest, fraud, dishonesty, embezzlement, kickbacks, nepotism, and other forms of public corruption in public administration. Attention will be given to developing legal and political remedies and a framework for moral thinking in the public sector. PA 226 Project Management in Public Organizations 3 Credits The tools and techniques for managing a project in the context of government and nonprofit organizations including team structuring, project planning and control, outsourcing, and the use of computer software. PA 230 Public Personnel Management 3 Credits Principles of personnel management within the public framework of civil service structure and the political environment of government administration. PA 234 Operational Methods for Public Management 3 Credits The application of problem-solving techniques and operations research to public policy making. PA 301 Public Administration Internship 3 Credits A field experience in areas directly related to public sector employment. Evaluated on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, proficiency requirements are determined through a student contract with the supervising faculty member. PA 302 City Management 3 Credits The structure and processes of city manager’s efforts at external and internal management. Includes the roles of the city council, special interest groups, citizen groups, the mass media, political parties, and intergovernmental relations. PA 303 Special Topics in Public Administration 3 Credits Selected topics which are intended to focus attention to specific areas of concern.

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PA 304 Intergovernmental Relations 3 Credits The intricate federated, interlocking relations between the American national government, state governments, local and regional governments, non-profit organizations, and other third-party providers of public services. PA 305 Financial Management 3 Credits Designed for a basic understanding of major elements which constitute sound accounting and reporting practices. PA 306 Public Relations and Public Management 3 Credits The role of public relations techniques in the context of an open-society, with emphasis on public managers’ efforts to serve the public interest. PA 308 Resource Development Management for Nonprofits 3 Credits The responsibilities and tasks associated with directing, managing, and coordinating fund development for a nonprofit organization including organizing, strategizing, decision making, social relationship developing, marketing, soliciting, grant administration, communicating, recruiting and training volunteers, and investment managing. PA 318 Overview of Public Administration 3 Credits An intensive study of administrative organization, personnel policy, finance, management and control, and lines of responsibility at all levels. (This course may also be taken as PS 318.) PA 324 Nonprofit Organization Management 3 Credits The theoretical and practical aspects of management of non-profit organizations, including marketing, strategic management, finance and operations, and behavioral considerations. PA 326 Budgetary Accounting, Fund Accounting, and Cost Accounting in the Public

3 Credits An advanced level of budgetary accounting, fund accounting, and cost accounting systems in government and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisites: BU 210, CS 301, PA 305.

PA 328 Program Evaluation 3 Credits The measurement of outcomes, impacts, and program effectiveness in the public sector. Prerequisite: CM 220 or CM 305. PA 332 Administrative Behavior in the Public Service 3 Credits The practical aspects of motivational theory and the broader perspective of managing conflict in public organizations. Administrative responsibility in the public sector. PA 335 Planning and Change in Public Organization 3 Credits Principles for developing and executing long range, short range, and strategic plans in achieving better organization performance. PA 340 Grant Proposal Writing 3 Credits Research and writing of a grant proposal in the public sector, seeking funds from private foundations or government grants-in-aid programs.

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PA 342 Fund Raising Techniques for Nonprofit Organizations 3 Credits Focus is on the processes for organizing, coordinating, staffing, scheduling, and directing a wide variety of fund-raising approaches for non-profit organizations such as telethons, mass mailings, celebrity sport competitions, volunteer banquets and concerts, and community carnivals. PA 346 Public Corruption 3 Credits The analysis of management, bribery, conflicts of interest, fraud, dishonesty, embezzlement, kickbacks, nepotism, and other forms of public corruption in public administration. Attention will be given to developing legal and political remedies, and a framework for moral thinking in the public sector. (This course can also be taken as PS 346.) PA 360 Comparative Public Administration 3 Credits The comparative study of politics and governments, including the analytical frameworks for studies of politics and governmental institutions. (This course may also be taken as PS 360.) PA 362 Labor/Management Relations in Government 3 Credits The issues, administration and legal aspects of labor policy, collective bargaining, fact finding, and unionization in public employment. PA 364 Interpersonal Relationship, and Community Partnership, Mobilization for Nonprofits

3 Credits The enterprise of cultivating successful interpersonal relationships, encouraging self-development, and community partnerships in the context of fund raising for nonprofit organizations including theories of organizational communication, symbolic interaction, and motivation.

PA 365 Introduction to Administrative Law 3 Credits A foundation in constitutional, statutory, common, and agency-made law as it applies to the powers, procedures, and judicial review of public agencies. PA 380 Law and Planned Giving 3 Credits An explanation of the law of planned giving and charitable donations including a recognition of wills, trusts, estates, annuities, retirement and insurance beneficiaries, and estate tax laws. PA 401 Integrative Core 3 Credits Designed to integrate with other courses in the major, this course presents advanced applications of the principles of management. PA 410 Auditing for Government and Non-P Profit Organizations 3 Credits Application of standardized auditing techniques to government entities and non-profit organizations. Prerequisites: BU 210, PA 305, PA 321. PA 412 Computer-B Based Auditing in the Public Sector 1 Lecture/4 Lab/3 Credits The use of computer software, and computer databases, in the context of government audits of public programs, and public organizations. Prerequisites: BU 210, PA 305, PA 326, PA 410.

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(PL) Philosophy PL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits Philosophy is the art of wondering. This course will seek to discover the meaning of the good life through questioning and critical reasoning. Some topics include: the meaning of death, beauty, love, technology, God, the self, and knowledge. PL 105 Logic 3 Credits The application of logical principles, techniques of critical thought and argumentation to the needs of everyday life. Emphasis on assessing the legitimacy of arguments, detecting common fallacies, evaluating evidence, and improving skills in reasoning. PL 201 Ethics 3 Credits This course raises questions about the meaning of good and bad human behavior. It is an investigation into the meaning of the human identity and how one who is faithful to this identity behaves. Some topics: the human identity, methods of ethical reasoning, the good, war, sex, drugs, relationships, business ethics, medical ethics, justice. Both interpersonal and structural ethics will be explored. PL 301 Bioethics 3 Credits The course will explore the values and value decisions imbedded in the Health Care professions from a philosophical perspective. PL 321 History of Philosophy 3 Credits The study of Western philosophical systems from the sixth century B.C. to the present with particular attention to major historical periods and developments. PL 330 Metaphysics 3 Credits A reflective inquiry into the ultimate principles, properties, and relationships of real beings. PL 341 Philosophy of the Person 3 Credits A study of critical, methodological approach to human experience with current applications. PL 380 The Western Political Tradition 3 Credits This course provides students with a study of the leading ideas of the Western political tradition, focusing on such topics as justice, power, legitimacy, revolution, freedom, equality and forms of government - democracy especially. The course explores these issues and other concepts of political thought, drawing on major works in the Western tradition including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Paine, and Tocqueville. Lecture/discussion format in a reading and writing intensive course. (This course may also be taken as PS 380.)

(PS) Political Science PS 101 Introduction to Political Science 3 Credits This course is designed to provide students with an overview and basic understanding of the modern academic discipline of political science. The course reviews different scholarly methods and the major intellectual controversies among scholars of political science. Students will develop a practical working knowledge of facts and ideas that can be applied to political problems in our time. 257


PS 203 American National Government 3 Credits The basic principles underlying the formation and function of the American government in its legislative, judicial, and executive branches. (This course may be taken as HS 203.) PS 212 Current Issues in Public Administration 3 Credits Designed to highlight major public policy issues currently being considered by state/local governments. (This course may also be taken as PA 212.) PS 240 International Relations 3 Credits Discusses current theories of international relations, basic elements of contemporary international politics, the role of nationalism, the super power, the ascendancy of the minor powers, decolonization, balance of power, disarmament, and techniques of traditional and multilateral diplomacy. PS 281 Special Topics in Political Science

1-3 Credits

This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity to explore topics pertinent in the discipline of Political Science. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic.

PS 300 State and Local Politics 3 Credits Examines the interrelationship between the state government and its political subdivisions, thoroughly analyzing the function, structure, and the operation of each. PS 304 Intergovernmental Relations 3 Credits The intricate federated interlocking relations between the American national government, state governments, local and regional governments, non-profit organizations, and other third party providers of public services. PS 305 History and Politics of Latin America 3 Credits This course briefly examines regional Pre-Columbian civilizations and explores the history and politics of what followed with colonial domination, nationalist movements, and the search for modern political identities. The cultural intersection of history and politics will shape the study of this region. (This course may be taken as HS 305.) PS 310 Comparative Politics 3 Credits This course is a comparative study of politics and governments which includes the analytical frameworks for studies of politics and governmental institutions. PS 315 History and Politics of the Far East 3 Credits This course surveys Asian civilization from China’s classical period to the present. By emphasizing cultural, political, and historical developments in Japan and China, the course explores the dramatic impact this region has had on world history and politics. (This course may be taken as HS 315.) PS 318 Overview of Public Administration 3 Credits An intensive study of administrative organization, personnel policy, finance, management and control, and lines of responsibility at all levels. (This course may also be taken as PA 318.) PS 340 International Political Economy 3 Credits The politics of international economic relations, including trade, monetary relations, multinational corporations, economic development, and energy. 258


PS 346 Public Corruption 3 Credits The analysis of mismanagement, bribery, conflicts of interest, fraud, dishonesty, embezzlement, kickbacks, nepotism, and other forms of public corruption in public administration. Attention will be given to developing legal and political remedies, and a framework for moral thinking in the public sector. (This course may also be taken as PA 346.) PS 350 Gender and Politics 3 Credits This course examines the multiple and shifting relationships between gender and political institutions, processes, and culture. The basic question of the course is to consider how our conceptions of gender are imbedded in relationships of power. PS 360 Comparative Public Administration 3 Credits The comparative study of politics and governments, including the analytical frameworks for studies of politics and governmental institutions. (This course may also be taken as PA 360.) PS 375 Political Violence and Terrorism 3 Credits This course explores the political theory and practice of terrorism and expansion of terrorist activity from the nineteenth century to present times. PS 380 The Western Political Tradition 3 Credits This course provides students with a study of the leading ideas of the Western political tradition, focusing on such topics as justice, power, legitimacy, revolution, freedom, equality and forms of government - democracy especially. The course explores these issues and other concepts of political thought, drawing on major works in the Western tradition including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Paine, and Tocqueville. Lecture/discussion format in a reading and writing intensive course. (This course may also be taken as PL 380.) PS 381 Special Topics in Political Science 3 Credits This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity for in-depth study of topics pertinent in the discipline of Political Science. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: PS 101 and PS 203 or PS 240 or instructor permission. PS 405 Political Psychology 3 Credits This course surveys the pure and applied scientific literature that examines how personality, groups, cognition, and other psychological variables influence political behavior and attitudes. Topics include authoritarianism, political attitudes and ideology, political leadership, group processes, voting, conflict, prejudice, and other topics relevant to political behavior. Prerequisites: PY 101 and either PS 101 or PS 203. (This course may also be taken as PY 405.) PS 410 U.S. Foreign Policy 3 Credits The formulation and implementation of contemporary U.S. foreign policy, as well as a critical analysis of selected problems of U.S. foreign policy.

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PS 415 History and Politics of Russia 3 Credits This course surveys Russian history since the 1905 Revolution. Examining both continuity and change from Tsarist Russia through the Soviet system to the present rebirth of Russia. The course focuses on political changes and to the transformation that have occurred in Russian culture. (This course may be taken as HS 415.) PS 425 The Presidency 3 Credits An examination of the U.S. presidency in historical and contemporary perspective: nomination and electoral politics and the President’s place in policymaking, administrations, and public opinion. PS 435 The United States Supreme Court 3 Credits This course focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution and on its role in making national policies. Beginning with an historical overview of the court, the course then examines landmark decisions made by the court and the personalities of the court members. PS 440 The Legislative Process 3 Credits Legislative politics are one of the basic processes of modern government. This course focuses on one legislature, the United States Congress, because of its importance in American politics. PS 450 History/Political Science Internship

3 Credits

An internship which allows the student to gain practical experience in a workplace related to history or political science. The student has the opportunity to apply ideas learned in the classroom to actual practice. (This course may also be taken as HS 450.)

PS 481 Special Topics in Political Science 3 Credits This course examines topics which are outside of the existing curriculum. Courses provide an opportunity for deeper study of a single topic pertinent in the discipline of Political Science. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisites: PS 101 and PS 203 or PS 204 or instructor permission.

(PT) Physical Therapist Assistant PT 100 Terminology for Physical Rehabilitation 1 Credit This course is designed as a pathway to mastery of medical prefixes, suffixes, and root terms related to the human body systems, emphasizing the skeletal, muscular and neurological systems. Additional course content includes medical abbreviations common to physical medicine and basic rules and formats for documenting in the medical record. PT 110 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits In this course, the student is educated on the history and purpose of physical therapy as a profession and the role and scope of practice of physical therapy personnel in the delivery of health care. Through lecture and laboratory practice, the student will learn basic patient care activities and physical therapy procedures, documentation, basic health care ethics, and communication skills. The organization and operation of the P.T. department is introduced. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and scheduled in addition to laboratory class.

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PT 113 Physical Agents 2 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits The students will learn theory on pain and its management, the relationship of skin integrity and physical agents, physiological responses and physical agents, and the theory and application of thermal agents, external compression, massage, and mechanical traction. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and may be scheduled in addition to laboratory class. Prerequisites: BL 203, PT 100, PT 110. PT 114 Clinical Kinesiology 2 Lecture/4 Lab/4 Credits Clinical Kinesiology involves principles of physics, anatomy and physiology as applied to the human body for study of normal and abnormal movements. Understanding human body movements is a foundation for physical therapy treatment of movement disorders. The student will be competent in the techniques of measuring joint motion and muscle strength through manual testing. Study of the normal gait cycle, common gait deviations and gait training is included. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and may be scheduled in addition to laboratory class. Prerequisites: BL 204, PT 100, PT 110. PT 116 Human Diseases 3 Credits The student is introduced to human diseases in the format of description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Diseases are presented by human system with additional sections on infectious diseases, neoplasia, congenital diseases, the immune process and pharmacology as relevant to the rehabilitation professions. The inflammatory process is reviewed and related to clinical treatment. Prerequisites: BL 204, PT 100, PT 110. PT 161 Clinical Education I 130 Hours/1 Credit Clinical Education I is a course in an affiliated physical therapy clinic. Under the supervision of a clinical instructor, the student performs physical therapist assistant patient care activities included in PT 110, PT 113, PT 114, and PT 220. The student observes various clinical activities. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned clinical sites. Prerequisites: BL 204, PT 100, PT 110, PT 113. PT 220 Therapeutic Exercise 3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits Through lecture and laboratory instruction the student learns to administer therapeutic exercise. Content includes the exercise categories of range of motion, resistive, flexibility and mobilization. Within each category different forms such as active, passive, facilitation and inhibition are studied and applied to various pathologies and body segments. Content includes sections on obstetric, pulmonary, aerobic, and work hardening exercise. The presence and stage of inflammation and its relationship to therapeutic exercise is emphasized throughout the course. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and may be scheduled in addition to laboratory class. Prerequisites: BL 204, PT 100, PT 110, PT 113. PT 232 Management of Cardiopulmonary and Orthopedic Conditions 2 Lecture/4 Lab/4 Credits Applying previously learned material, this course will focus on specific examination and intervention techniques for a variety of cardiopulmonary and orthopedic conditions. Rehabilitation programs, including indications and contraindications, are explained and applied to patient cases. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and may be scheduled in addition to laboratory class. Prerequisites: PT 114, PT 116, PT 160, PT 220.

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PT 235 Rehabilitation 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits Applying previously learned material, this course will focus on specific examination and intervention techniques for a variety of conditions, including amputation, wounds, and spinal cord injury. The course also explores women's health, ergonomics, and industrial rehab. Rehabilitation programs, including indications and contraindications, are explained and applied to patient cases. Laboratory skill competency checks are mandatory and may be scheduled in addition to laboratory class. Prerequisites: PT 114, PT 116, PT 160, PT 220. PT 241 Clinical Education II 250 Hours/2 Credits Clinical Education II is a course in an affiliated physical therapy clinic. Under the supervision of a clinical instructor, the student performs physical therapist assistant patient care activities contained in the curriculum and participates in clinic operation activities. The student observes various medical and allied health activities. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned clinical sites. Prerequisites: PT 220, PT 232, PT 235, PT 270. PT 251 Clinical Education III 250 Hours/2 Credits Clinical Education III is a full-time course in an affiliated physical therapy clinic. Under the supervision of a clinical instructor, the student performs physical therapist assistant patient care activities contained in the curriculum and participates in clinic operation activities. The student observes various medical and allied health activities. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned clinical sites. Prerequisites: PT 220, PT 232, PT 235, PT 270. PT 260 Professional Issues 1 Credit This course is devoted to professional issues, employment issues, and current healthcare topics impacting the clinical practice of the physical therapist assistant. Prerequisite: PT 160. PT 270 Neurology in Physical Therapy 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits This course consists of the study of the nervous system including basic neuroanatomy, sensory and motor systems, neurodevelopment sequence, reflexes and selected neurological disabilities commonly seen in the field of physical therapy. Emphasis is on the etiology, pathology, and clinical picture of diseases and appropriate physical therapy interventions. Prerequisites: PT 114, PT 116, PT 160, PT 220.

(PY) Psychology PY 101 General Psychology 3 Credits This course will introduce the student to psychology as a scientific discipline. Areas of discussion include: the physiology of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognitive processes, motivation and emotion, the human personality, psychological assessment, stress and adjustment, psychotherapy, and social psychology. PY 102 Human Growth and Development 3 Credits This course is designed to explore the well-established knowledge about the development process in humans throughout the stages of life. Emphasis is placed on the major theories concerning growth in various aspects of life: cognitive, social, personality, physical and moral development. Prerequisite: PY 101.

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PY 110 Psycho-S Social Aspects of Deafness 3 Credits This course is an introduction to the field of deafness in America. It includes exposure to audiology and the causes of deafness and issues related to deafness. Considered are the effects of deafness on the psychological, sociological and emotional development of the individual. This course also explores the field of deaf education and famous deaf individuals and leaders throughout history. The hearing impaired people and their culture are discussed. PY 202 Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits This course seeks to provide the student with general knowledge of the field of human abnormal behavior. Students are introduced to the discipline through a study of its history and a review of the major psychological theories. Emphasis is placed on objective assessment techniques designed to help the course participant differentiate between adaptive and maladaptive human behavior. Special attention is given to causation, clinical picture, and therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 203 Psychology of Infant Development 3 Credits This course analyzes the development of the infant from conception through the toddler years. The interrelatedness of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, language, social and emotional development will be discussed. Observations of infants and toddlers related to developmental expectancies will be conducted. Current findings and their implications for parenting, programming, and care will be analyzed. (This course may also be taken as ED 203.) PY 204 Child Development and Adolescence 3 Credits This course surveys biological,cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through adolescence. Special attention is given to the diversity of characteristics resulting from the effects of heredity and the environment (including family and peer influences, education, and child abuse) on development of the individual. PY 206 Psychology of Exceptional Children 3 Credits This course is intended to build a strong foundation for understanding the needs of children in the early childhood years who have disabilities. Students will learn the components of a systematic approach to early intervention that involves various professionals and appropriate, inclusive strategies. Prerequisite: PY 102 or PY 204. (This course may also be taken as ED 206.) PY 221 Educational Psychology 3 Credits Focuses on psychoeducational theories which explain the teaching/learning process. Applications of various learning theories are discussed. PY 240 Social Psychology 3 Credits This course surveys the pure and applied scientific literature that examines how people think about, influence, and relate to each other. Topics include conformity, obedience, aggression, altruism, attitudes, persuasion, and other topics relevant to social behavior. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 281 Special Topics in Psychology 1-3 Credit This course provides study of selected topics not emphasized in other Psychology courses. It designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) if may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. 263


PY 302 Health Psychology 3 Credits This course seeks to present the field of health psychology and the special contribution psychological principles applied in an adaptive manner make to holistic (mental and physical) health. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 304 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging 3 Credits Development from early adulthood through death. Early adulthood, marriage, parenthood, work, middle adulthood, late adulthood, death, and bereavement. Attention is given to psychological, cognitive, social and physical factors. Special attention is given to the problems of the elderly and the examination of significant adult life crises. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 305 Psychology of Stress & Coping 3 Credits This course will present the fundamental psychological concepts related to stress and stress related disorders. The relationships of stress to disease and methods for individual coping with stress are presented. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 306 The Self and Beyond I: Psychology and Spirituality 3 Credits This course adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to studying the question of the self in light of both traditional spirituality and modern psychology. Texts from both the religious perspective and the perspective of psychology will be examined to illuminate the nature of myths, spirituality, transcendental experiences, religious practices, and other relevant topics. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the Honors Program. (This course may also be taken as RS 306.) PY 307 The Self and Beyond II: Psychology and Spirituality 3 Credits This course will focus on Christian spirituality and, more specifically, it will look at the literary form of the spiritual autobiography as a way to gain insight into this tradition. The presupposition is that spirituality is that which drives human beings to make life choices and that Christian spirituality originates out of the attempt to make sense of the Biblical tradition in one’s own life. It should be clear, then, that spirituality is about the very question of the self, i.e., the construction of one’s self through life choices. It should also be clear that spirituality is intimately connected to psychology, if we understand this to be the factors (genetic, biological, environmental, etc.) which influence the way a person thinks about him- or herself. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the Honors Program. (This course may also be taken as RS 307.) PY 310 Drugs and Human Behavior 3 Credits A survey course designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge of psychological and environmental variables pertaining to psychoactive drugs and their impact on human behavior. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 314 Community Mental Health Psychology 3 Credits Examines the history and development of community-based mental health policy from its beginnings to its present day manifestation. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 320 Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits The primary objective of this course is to explore aspects of cognitive psychology. Topics include: theories of learning and memory, the neural basis of cognition, perception, attention, pattern recognition, mental representations, thinking, language, and intelligence. Prerequisite: PY 101. 264


PY 322 Tests and Measurements 3 Credits The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to psychological tests and measurements and their uses in clinical, industrial, and educational settings. Topics covered include: test classification, special populations, psychometric principles, norms, ethics, reliability, validity, development, administration, and interpretation of test scores. Prerequisites: CM 220, PY 101. PY 325 Psychology of Death and Dying 3 Credits Emphasizes the theories and research which delineate the psychological factors affecting the dying person as well as those people close to someone who is dying. Psychosocial, social, and cognitive factors affecting one’s attitude toward death and approaches in coping with dying and death are studied. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 331 Introduction to Counseling 3 Credits An overview of the theoretical models of counseling and psychotherapy emphasizing their practical application in a variety of social settings. There is a particular emphasis on legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities, including those based on state and federal laws and policies, and past and present protocols of American corrections. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 380 Neuroscience 3 Credits This course explores the structure, function, and activities of the nervous system, chemical bases of neural activity, interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system, effects of drugs on the nervous system, nervous system disorders. The relationship between nervous system activity and behavior is emphasized. Prerequisites: BL 116, BL 201 or BL 203. PY 381 Special Topics in Psychology 3 Credits This course provides study of selected topics not emphasized in other Psychology courses. It designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. PY 401 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 Credits The analysis, measurement, prediction and development of human aptitude, ability and performance in work and employment situations. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 405 Political Psychology 3 Credits This course surveys the pure and applied scientific literature that examines how personality, groups, cognition, and other psychological variables influence political behavior and attitudes. Topics include authoritarianism, political attitudes and ideology, political leadership, group processes, voting, conflict, prejudice, and other topics relevant to political behavior. Prerequisites: PY 101 and either PS 101 or PS 203. (This course may also be taken as PS 405.) PY 414 Psychology Internship 3 Credits The internship is a final step in the educational process in which the student acquires practical experience in the mental health provider system. The student is afforded the opportunity to apply ideas learned in the classroom to actual practice. Prerequisite: PY Senior.

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PY 420 Research Methods in Psychology 3 Credits The nature of psychological research in both its quantitative and qualitative manifestations will be the theme of this course. An emphasis will be placed on experimental design and the interpretation of correlational and experimental data. Prerequisites: CM 220, PY 101. PY 422 Clinical Psychopathology and the Treatment of Children and Adults

3 Credits The nature and genesis of psychopathology and the application of appropriate treatment modalities will be the central theme of this course. Prerequisites: PY 101, PY 202.

PY 425 Group Psychotherapy 3 Credits An indepth theoretical and practical approach to group treatment modalities emphasizing the curative factors in group therapy as applied to various mental health populations: alcoholism, drug addition, criminal behavior, anxiety, etc. Prerequisites: PY 101, PY 202. PY 430 History and Systems of Psychology 3 Credits The study of psychology in terms of its historical roots and development to its present day manifestation as a multiple theoretical discipline engaged in both quantitative scientific research and practical concerns for everyday human well being. Prerequisite: PY 101. PY 435 Sensation and Perception 3 Credits This course will explore the functioning of our senses, especially vision and audition. Specifically, it will examine how we sense and perceive information about the environment by investigating the flow of information through the anatomy and physiology of each sensory system. Topics will include the perception of objects (including shape, color, depth, and size), sound (including pitch and localization), and speech, as well as the clinical aspects of vision and hearing. Prerequisite: PY 101 PY 440 Personality Theories and Research 3 Credits Survey of the major personality theories and research literature. Topics include the following theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, evolutionary, trait, social learning, motivational, biographical, developmental, and narrative. Special emphasis is placed on conducting a research study in the field of personality psychology. Prerequisites: CM 220, PY 101. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: SO 305. PY 445 Psychology of Women 3 Credits This course examines how gender influences thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, education, work, and family. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the unique experience of women and critically analyzing theoretical and cultural norms related to the role of women. PY 481 Special Topics in Psychology 3 Credits This course provides study of selected topics not emphasized in other Psychology courses. It designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic.

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(RAD) Radiography RAD 100 Introduction to Basic Health Care 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits Students in this course must be accepted into the Radiography/Ultrasonography program and have successfully completed all required prerequisite courses. This course focuses on the development of selected health care skills through modular presentation of theoretical principles, laboratory demonstration, and clinical practice. Selected skills are performed when providing basic care for adults in extended care settings. RAD 103 Radiologic Sciences I 3 Lecture/3 Lab/4 Credits This course will provide an overview of medical imaging and its role in the delivery of healthcare, introductory positioning procedures and accompanying patient care. Student will attain a working knowledge of radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremities. Theoretical concepts presented include radiation protection, radiation physics, and radiation exposure. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program. Concurrent with RAD 108. RAD 108 Clinical Practicum I 120 Clinical Hours/ 1 Credit Students will apply knowledge learned in the didactic setting to the clinical area. Students, under guided supervision at all times, will begin to implement skills presented in the academic setting. Students will complete the following competencies at the Direct Supervisory Level for: 1) Chest; 2) Abdomen; 3) Upper extremity; 4) Lower extremity (toes, foot, ankle, lower leg, knee). Students will complete the following at Indirect Competency Categories: 1) Chest, Level I; 2) Abdomen, Level I; 3) Upper extremity, Level I; 4) Lower extremity, Level I. Concurrent with RAD 103. RAD 109 Radiologic Procedures I 2 Lectures/3 Lab/3 Credits Students will attain a working knowledge of radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities, pelvis, bony thorax, spine, portable examinations of the chest and abdomen and common procedural examinations and radiation protection. Prerequisites: RAD 103 and RAD 108. Concurrent with RAD 110 and RAD 111. RAD 110 Radiologic Sciences II 3 Credits This course focuses on the theoretical science concepts needed to understand and use appropriate radiation protective measures in the clinical area. To accomplish this, students will continue acquiring additional information in the following areas: radiation physics and radiation exposure. Prerequisites: RAD 103, RAD 108. Concurrent with RAD 109 and RAD 111. RAD 111 Clinical II 240 Hours/2 Credits The core of this course is the completion of Level II radiologic examinations in the clinical area. Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency of exam completion under limited supervision, when appropriate (refer to the Competency Manual). Prerequisites: RAD 103 and RAD 108. Concurrent with RAD 109 and RAD 110. RAD 202A Clinical Practicum III 240 Hours/2 Credits The core of this course is the completion of Level III radiologic examinations in the clinical area. Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency of exam completion under limited supervision, when appropriate (refer to the Competency Manual). Prerequisites: RAD 109, RAD 110, and RAD 111. (Summer I)

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RAD 202B Clinical Practicum III 240 Hours/2 Credits The core of this course is the completion of Level III radiologic examinations in the clinical area. Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency of exam completion under limited supervision, when appropriate (refer to the Competency Manual). Prerequisite: RAD 202A. (Summer II) RAD 203 Radiologic Procedures II 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits This course will introduce the student to non-routine positioning procedures for trauma, pediatric and geriatric patients, and special procedures to include basic interventional procedure examinations as well as hands-on learning experiences with OR examinations. Students will also continue their theoretical education in radiation biology and imaging equipment and quality assurance. Prerequisite: RAD 202B. Concurrent with RAD 204 and RAD 205. RAD 204 Radiologic Sciences III 3 Credits This course will provide the student with a continuing overview of the principles of radiation physics and radiation exposure. Prerequisite: RAD 202B. Concurrent with RAD 203 and RAD 205. RAD 205 Clinical Practicum IV 360 Hours/3 Credits Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency of exam completion under limited supervision, when appropriate. Prerequisite: RAD 202B. Concurrent with RAD 203 and RAD 204. RAD 209 Clinical Practicum V 360 Hours/3 Credits The core of this course is the completion of Level V radiologic examinations in the clinical area. Students will progress in proficiency and efficiency of exam completion under limited supervision, when appropriate. (Refer to the Competency Manual) Prerequisites: RAD 203, RAD 204, and RAD 205. Concurrent with RAD 211 and RAD 212. RAD 211 Radiologic Sciences IV 3 Credits This course will provide the student with a background in the basic effects of radiation exposure and continue the student’s theoretical education in radiation physics. Prerequisites: RAD 203, RAD 204, and RAD 205. Concurrent with RAD 209 and RAD 212. RAD 212 Radiologic Procedures III 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits This course focuses on student attaining the knowledge to complete radiologic examinations at Level VI. To accomplish this, students will continue acquiring additional information in the following areas: pathology, radiation biology, and procedures to include film critique and evaluation. Prerequisites: RAD 203, RAD 204, and RAD 205. Concurrent with RAD 209 and RAD 211. RAD 220 Radiologic Sciences and Procedures 2 Lecture/2 Lab/3 Credits This course formally and systematically reviews five content divisions presented on the registering exam; patient care and management, radiation protection and biology, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures and anatomy, and equipment operation and maintenance. Emphasis is placed on improving test taking and study skills. Prerequisites: RAD 211, RAD 212, and RAD 209. (Summer III)

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RAD 300 Imaging Principles 3 Credits This course is designed for advanced radiography students to further understand the role of professional societies, current administrative issues and those skills necessary to specialize in modalities such as: computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and emerging technologies. Students taking this course must have instructor approval and/or be a returning R.T. or have satisfactorily completed DMS 100, DMS 200, and DMS 205. Prerequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 212. RAD 303 Cross-S Sectional Anatomy 3 Credits The human cross-sectional anatomy course for health care professionals emphasizes the transverse, sagital, and coronal planes as they relate to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography. Also presented will be gross pathology related changes to sectional anatomy images. Prerequisites: BL 201 or BL 202, and BL 203 or BL 204, or BL 116 and BL 206. RAD 304 Quality Management and Mammography I 3 Credits This course will provide the student with the technical background in mammographic imaging and quality assurance and control procedures used by the mammographic and quality control technologists. The course will include assessment and education of the mammographic patient. Prerequisites: RAD 209, RAD 211, and RAD 212, or permission of the instructor. Students matriculating from the Associate to the Bachelor program must provide a copy of their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists card within one month from the start of the semester in order to complete the course and clinical requirements. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. RAD 305 Quality Management and Mammography II 360 Clinical Hours/3 Credits This course is designed to afford the student with the skills necessary to independently perform mammographisc imaging procedures and quality control testing of imaging equipment. The student will focus on exam completion of both mammographic and quality control procedures in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: RAD 209, RAD 211, and RAD 212, or permission of the instructor or current Registered Radiologic Technologist. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. RAD 320 Computed Tomography I 3 Credits This course will provide the student with a technical background in computed tomography imaging equipment and radiation protection procedures used by the computed tomography technologist. This course will also include assessment and monitoring of the computed tomography patient. Prerequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 212 or permission of advisor or a current Registered Radiologic Technologist. Students matriculating from the Associate to the Bachelor program must provide a copy of their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists card within one month from the start of the semester in order to complete the course and clinical requirements. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. RAD 321 Computed Tomography II 360 Clinical Hours/3 Credits This course is designed to afford the student the skills necessary to perform, independently, computed tomographic procedures. The student will focus on exam completion in a clinical setting. Prerequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 212 or permission of advisor or a current Registered Radiologic Technologist. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. 269


RAD 330 Magnetic Resonance I 3 Credits This course will provide the student with a technical background in magnetic resonance imaging equipment and physical principles of image formation used by the magnetic resonance technologist. Prerequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 212 or permission of advisor or a current Registered Radiologic Technologist. Students matriculating from the Associate to the Bachelor program must provide a copy of their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists card within one month from the start of the semester in order to complete the course and clinical requirements. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. RAD 331 Magnetic Resonance II 360 Clinical Hours/3 Credits This course is designed to afford the student the necessary skills to perform, independently, magnetic resonance exam procedures. The student will focus on exam completion in a clinical setting. Prerequisites: RAD 211 and RAD 212 or permission of advisor or a current Registered Radiologic Technologist. NOTE: This course is not offered every semester. RAD 401 Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery 3 Credits This course involves students in an investigation of issues in health care. Emphasis is placed on examining the reciprocal influence of these specified issues on health care delivery, the health care professional, public policy, and society as a whole. This examination involves the critical analysis of economic, political, religious, and cultural structures as well as fundamental societal processes and human relations. Students develop strategies for mobilizing positive change within the health care system. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior Year. (This course may also be taken as NU 401.)

(RS) Religious Studies and Theology RS 101 Introduction to Theology 3 Credits A look at the nature of theology and of religious studies, along with an examination of the principal teachings and issues of Christian faith and life. RS 105 New Testament 3 Credits An examination of the New Testament writings with attention to contemporary methods of Biblical criticism. RS 202 Christian Moral Theology 3 Credits Following a brief review of the nature and scope of moral theology, participants will examine such topics as (Catholic) Christian faith in relation to the moral life, happiness, goodness, evil and sin, moral growth, and conscience, followed by a review of a few specific moral issues. RS 203 Jesus 3 Credits This course is a critical examination of the Biblical story of Jesus of Nazareth. Its aim is to acquaint students with the life and teaching of Jesus and to raise questions about the Christian proclamation of faith in him. The course will further look at the historical development of Christian understanding regarding the meaning of Jesus in relation to God and humans. RS 205 Justice and Human Rights 3 Credits This course focuses on the social teachings of the Catholic tradition. The following topics will be covered: peace and justice, right to food, meaning of work, homelessness, conscience, human rights, and human dignity. 270


RS 206 World Religions 3 Credits This course will consider important religious experiences of humankind in different cultures of the world. The course will offer a thematic treatment of the fundamental tenets, beliefs, insights, and ideals of animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Some treatment will be given to topics, issues, and trends in religion today. RS 207 Old Testament 3 Credits An examination of the Old Testament writings with attention to contemporary methods of Biblical criticism. RS 215 Marriage and the Family 3 Credits This course will begin with an examination of the human phenomenon of marriage across cultures, raising questions about the nature of love and intimacy. It will go on to consider marriage and the family in contemporary society, integrating an interdisciplinary approach. Finally, it will examine the Catholic understanding of marriage as a sacrament and explore marriage from the perspectives of theology and spirituality. RS 216 Christian Spirituality 3 Credits This course will examine the history of Christian spirituality with particular focus on the influence of different traditions on contemporary practice. It will encourage students to consider how Christian spirituality addresses the fundamental problems of human experience. RS 235 Foundation of Catechetics 3 Credits This course will investigate the theories of Catechetics on the childhood, adolescent and adult level. Methods of religious education will be presented. Student presentations will be an integral component of this class. RS 240 The Epistles of Paul 3 Credits An introduction to the apostle Paul and the letters he wrote to the earliest Christian communities. The thought of this rabbi from Tarsus will be studied in the light of the times in which he lived. RS 250 Introduction to Liturgy 3 Credits Study of historical and current practices of liturgy. Primary emphasis will be on the documents of Vatican II and their impact on the worshiping community. The relationship to catechetical formation will be discussed. RS 281 Special Topics in Religious Studies or Theology 1-3 Credits This special topics course will focus on a different significant person each semester. It will be an in-depth look at their writing and life focusing on values and their contributions. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. RS 300 Christian Health Care Ethics 3 Credits An introduction to clinical health-care ethics with an emphasis on the current American consensus on health-care ethics. The approach will be practical, developing a process for ethical decision making in the clinical setting in light of ethical principles, current Codes of Ethics, and Christian perspectives on clinical health-care issues

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RS 305 Modern Christian Thinkers 3 Credits A study of some contemporary Christian writers and their insights into the place of faith in modern society. Included may be: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Hollenbach, Karl Rahner, Stanley Hauerwas, Henri Nouwen, etc. RS 306 The Self and Beyond I: Psychology and Spirituality 3 Credits This course adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to studying the question of the self in light of both traditional spirituality and modern psychology. Texts from both the religious perspective and the perspective of psychology will be examined to illuminate the nature of myths, spirituality, transcendental experiences, religious practices, and other relevant topics. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the Honors Program. (This course may also be taken as PY 306.) RS 307 The Self and Beyond II: Psychology and Spirituality 3 Credits This course will focus on Christian spirituality and, more specifically, it will look at the literary form of the spiritual autobiography as a way to gain insight into this tradition. The presupposition is that spirituality is that which drives human beings to make life choices and that Christian spirituality originates out of the attempt to make sense of the Biblical tradition in one’s own life. It should be clear, then, that spirituality is about the very question of the self, i.e., the construction of one’s self through life choices. It should also be clear that spirituality is intimately connected to psychology, if we understand this to be the factors (genetic, biological, environmental, etc.) which influence the way a person thinks about him- or herself. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the Honors Program. (This course may also be taken as PY 307.) RS 308 Politics and Christian Faith 3 Credits Faith and its relation to questions of church and state, law, society, and the ethics of government will be explored. RS 311 Ethical Issues in Global Economics 3 Credits An analysis of global issues - including Globalization, Environment and Global Climate Change, Poverty and Development, Global Monetary Policies, and Multinational Corporations - in light of developing understanding Christian Moral Theology. RS 312 Current Issues in Health Care Ethics 3 Credits An analysis of ethical issues currently debated in Bioethics - reproductive technologies, informed consent and research, gene therapies, stem cells, enhancement therapies, and others - in light of the current American consensus in health-care ethics and Christian moral theology. RS 315 Judaism 3 Credits Includes an analysis of Judaism’s major theological and ethical concepts and a survey of its basic religious practices and customs. RS 316 Protestantism 3 Credits An introduction of Protestantism in its varieties, beginning with the Reformation, giving a survey of the many developed movements, and ending with an analysis of contemporary Protestanism in its “Mainline” and “Evangelical” forms.

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RS 317 Islam 3 Credits A study of the beliefs, practices, and institutions of Islam and the role of these dimensions in developing, maintaining, and transforming Muslim cultural phenomena, including issues and values in contemporary societies worldwide. RS 318 Catholicism 3 Credits A study of the history and teachings of the Catholic Church with an inquiry into the relationship between the Church and contemporary society. RS 330 Death and the Christian Believer 3 Credits The student considers such questions as what dying is really like, whether dying provides a valuable perspective on living, whether people continue in some form of existence after dying, and especially, how one is to understand the symbols in Christian religious talk about death. RS 381 Special Topics in Religious Studies or Theology 3 Credits Special topics in Religious Studies or Theology which are outside of the existing curriculum will be studied. Courses provide an opportunity for in-depth study of topics pertinent to either traditional or contemporary Religion. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Junior level or instructor approval is required. RS 400 Seminar in Theology 3 Credits A critical study of the works of a Christian Theologian or a significant theological theme will be undertaken. Open only to seniors or approved students. RS 405 Women and Spirituality 3 Credits This course is an exploration of the ways in which women have experienced and shaped Christian spirituality throughout the centuries. Through an examination of the works of several significant female authors, the course looks at the diverse ways in which women have understood Christian spirituality and seeks to identify those qualities that may be unique to feminine spirituality. RS 481 Special Topics in Religious Studies or Theology 3 Credits Special topics in Religious Studies or Theology which are outside of the existing curriculum will be studied. Courses provide an opportunity for in-depth study of topics pertinent to either traditional or contemporary religion. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Junior level or instructor approval is required.

(SC) Science SC 103 Applied Physics

3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of fluids, thermodynamics, waves, sound electricity and matter. Laboratory will involve the application of these principles. Prerequisite: CM 112 or equivalent.

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3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits

Introduction to the physical principle of motion; kinematics, forces, energy, momentum and its application to the human system. Prerequisite: CM 112 or equivalent.

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SC 106 Physics II 3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits The principles of fluids, thermodynamics, molecular bases of matter, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, bioelectronics, instrumentation, quantum and relativistic physics, nuclear physics and solid-state physics will be presented. Prerequisite: SC 105. SC 121 Introduction to Astronomy 3 Credits An introduction to the origin, history and nature of the universe. Topics include historical astronomy, solar systems, stars, galaxies, and life elsewhere in the universe. SC 125 Introduction to Geology 3 Credits An introduction to the origin, history and nature of the Earth and its environs. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, minerals, and land forms. SC 220 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3 Credits An introduction to the atmosphere with emphasis on the causes and controls of air pollution and the ecological impact of atmospheric chemical reactions will be presented. Recommended prerequisite: CH 100. SC 281 Special Topics in Science 1-3 Credits A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other science courses. Given that this course is a variable credit course (1-3 credits) it may be repeated up to six (6) credits without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite: Any SC, BL, CH course at the 100 level. SC 318 Kinesiology 3 Lecture/2 Lab/4 Credits Detailed study of human balance and motion, including the application of physical laws to action of bones, muscles, and their articulations. Practical application to physical education activities. Prerequisite: BL 204. SC 320 Geology of Pennsylvania 3 Credits Study of the impact of geological forces creating the current landscape of Pennsylvania. The origin of its rock formations, mineral deposits, and its terrestrial and marine life and scientific methods to interpret the State’s rich geological history. Prerequisite: SC 125. SC 325 The Sciences: An Integrated Approach I 3 Credits The structure and function of the physical universe and its components based upon the principles and discoveries of physics and chemistry. SC 326 The Sciences: An Integrated Approach II 3 Credits An exploration of the physical universe based upon the principles and discoveries of geology, astronomy, cosmology, and biology. SC 360 Topics in Environmental Science 3 Credits Various topics of environmental science will be presented. Topics will be presented objectively and will reflect current research. Prerequisite: BL 102. SC 381 Special Topics in Science

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A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other science courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite: Any SC, BL, CH course at the 200 level.

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SC 401 Seminar in the Sciences 3 Credits Current scientific literature will be used to expand student knowledge and communication skills. Students will examine journal articles and evaluate and synthesize the information and present it in a professional format. (This course may also be taken as BL 401.) SC 404 Cosmology and Culture 3 Credits Study of the historical and philosophical impact of astronomy on humankind’s view of our tenuous physical relationship to the universe from ancient times to the present. Discussion will include metaphysical implications with multicultural viewpoints. SC 405 Natural Disasters 3 Credits Study of the physical environment and natural processes of Earth that result in environmental change and human catastrophe. Topics include human population growth, earth history, geography, climate and severe weather. Events such as earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and tsunamis will be examined theoretically and with regard to specific case histories. SC 406 Water Ecology 3 Credits An introduction to the study of freshwater lakes and streams involving the biological, chemical, and physical processes that characterize aquatic ecosystems. Topics include ecosystem dynamics, water chemistry, water management, hydrology, and the impact of man. Prerequisite: BL 102. SC 481 Special Topics in Science 3 Credits A seminar providing study of selected topics not emphasized in other science courses. This course may be repeated up to two (2) times without repeating a given topic. Prerequisite: Any SC, BL, CH course at the 300 level

(SO) Sociology SO 101 Introductory Sociology 3 Credits The purpose of the course is to make students aware of American society and those characteristics which influence societal differences. SO 102 Social Problems 3 Credits An analysis of the contemporary social problems of our society is presented. Stress is placed on the effort of intervention and amelioration of social problems. Major problems discussed are poverty, inequality, alienation, crime, juvenile delinquency, family disorganization, mental illness, the aged, alcoholism and drug abuse. SO 120 The Child in the Family 3 Credits This course focuses on the interrelationships of the child, the family, and social institutions, including childcare centers and schools. Various family situations will be studied to highlight the stresses on the modern family and the impact on the child. The teacher’s role in understanding and supporting families will be examined. Support institutions and community resources for children and their families will also be examined. Prerequisite: SO 101 or PY 101.

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SO 150 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3 Credits Introduction to Women’s Studies will explore the richness and diversity of feminist scholarship. An interdisciplinary field, Women’s Studies integrates contributions from many disciplines, including biology, psychology, anthropology, political science, history, literature, sociology and criminal justice. Women’s Studies both supplements and complements traditional disciplinary studies by analyzing women’s experiences and unmasking assumptions based upon male perspectives and men’s realities. SO 215 Cultural View of Deafness 3 Credits This course will discuss cultural aspects of deaf interactions, social norms, and Deaf literature. Emphasis will be placed on the work of current, recognized narrators in both literary and face-to-face storytelling traditions and will also include selected autobiographical sketches, lectures, stories, and letters from early 1900s by historical figures. Videotaped research essay in ASL will be required at the end of the course. SO 301 Multicultural Issues in Education and Society 3 Credits This course will provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of ethnic diversity and pluralism in the United States. The course will help students to work toward a more pluralistic philosophy which will be reflected in their instructional practices as pre-service teachers. SO 305 Introduction to Social-S Scientific Research 3 Credits An introduction to the basic research methods designed to prepare the student to understand quantitative and qualitative social-scientific research. Prerequisites: CR 102, or PY 101, or SO 101 and CM 220. (This course may also be taken as CR 301 or NU 305.) SO 310 Sociology of Urban Politics 3 Credits Political responses to urban problems and the growth of the urban power structure. SO 319 Social Change 3 Credits Discusses classical and modern theories of social change, the processes and factors influencing change, and modernization and institutional adjustment. Introduces the study of the future. SO 320 Social Issues in Health Care 3 Credits Using a sociological perspective, this course examines the interrelationships of individuals/groups, organizations, and health care. Students will evaluate health care models which address equity, efficiency, and quality. Prerequisite: SO 101. (This course may be taken as NU 320.) SO 350 Culture and Personality 3 Credits Examines personality characteristics produced in diverse cultural settings and in subgroups. Cross-cultural comparisons are made reflecting variations in personality characteristics throughout the world and within the United States. Prerequisite: SO 101 or PY 101. SO 360 Women and Global Cultures 3 Credits This course will explore feminist voices throughout the world. International initiatives concerning women’s health, reproductive rights, development, education, and women’s role in ecology and third world economies are reshaping what feminism is, what feminisms are possible. Students will explore the differences and similarities across cultures, discover whose agendas and whose voices are being heard on the international stage that forms transnational feminism. 276


SO 400 Aging and Society 3 Credits Introduces the sociology of aging. Considers the biology of aging, the psychology of aging, sexuality and aging, friendship and family relationships, changes in status and power, retirement and the economics of aging, and victimization of the elderly. SO 411 The Family 3 Credits Examines the family as a social institution-its composition, organization, duration, and functions in contemporary America. Involves cross-cultural and multi-generational analysis. SO 419 Studies in Class, Status, and Power 3 Credits Examines the distribution of wealth, power, and prestige in human societies and the impact of that distribution on individual lives and social processes. Pays special attention to social class in America, including the problems of underprivileged Americans. SO 420 Women’s Lives and Thought 3 Credits This course will be an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways feminist theories can enhance a student’s understandings and appreciation of what it means to be women in contemporary culture. Feminist theory will be located within the general boundaries of traditional political theory (liberal, Marxist/socialist, radical for example) and, more specifically, within various disciplines and historical contexts in order to more fully understand the development of the arguments that now constitute contemporary feminist theories. These theories will be applied to a number of issues women face today including relationships, politics, spirituality, women’s health, and research approaches. Junior Standing recommended.

(ST) Surgical Technology ST 102 Surgical Pharmacology 2 Credits A pharmacological study of medications used preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Emphasis will be placed on the conversion of equivalents from one system to another. The principles of anesthesia administration in the operating room will be discussed including the methods of administration, the agents used, and the necessary precautions taken. ST 104 Surgical Technology I 6 Lecture/256 Hours Clinical-Lab/8 Credits An introductory course developed to provide the Surgical Technology student the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to perform as an entry-level member of the surgical team. The principles and methods of sterilization and sterile technique are emphasized. The primary goal of surgical intervention, the diagnostic procedures employed for diagnosis, and the sequential steps in performing various General Surgery procedures are introduced in lecture and clinical lab. Prerequisites: BL 201, MA 109, Completed Educational Enrichment (EE) Courses. ST 105 Surgical Technology II 6 Lecture/225 Hours Clinical-Lab/8 Credits Building upon the knowledge base for the Surgical Technology student acquired in ST 104, this course will identify the surgical specialties. The same sequence of rationale, principles and techniques employed to introduce General Surgery will be followed. This course provides the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to enable the student transition into the surgical specialties with minimal difficulty. Prerequisites: BL 202, ST 102, ST 104, ST 109. ST 109 Basic Patient Care 3 Lecture/1 Lab/3 Credits This course is designed to enable students to assess the surgical clients’ physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Policies, procedures and legal guidelines for surgical intervention will be introduced. Prerequisites: BL 201, MA 109, Completed Educational Enrichment (EE) Courses, CPR certification. 277


GRADUATE PROGRAMS Mount Aloysius College offers the following Master’s degrees: Master of Arts: Criminal Justice Management in Correctional Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Science: Community Counseling Master of Science: Education Master of Science: General Psychology Students in graduate programs at Mount Aloysius College come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. A part-time graduate school student is a degree-seeking student taking fewer than nine (9) credits a semester. A full-time graduate school student is a degree-seeking student taking nine (9) credits or more a semester. Graduate course cost per credit is $560 regardless of the number of credits taken.

ADMISSIONS POLICIES General Graduate Program Admissions Policies Applicants to all graduate programs must submit: 1. A completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee. 2. An official transcript issued to Mount Aloysius College from every institution attended, regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. An official transcript is one that is sent or carried to the College in an envelope sealed by the granting university. Students with an overall grade point average below 3.2 on a 4.0 scale may be required to take the GRE or other exam to be determined by the Program Coordinator. 3. A personal statement which includes the following: a. a brief description of the applicant's background, training, and experience; b. a statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to this program; c. a description of the areas which the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and d. other personal information the applicant wishes to share. 4. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English Language (TOEFL) and submit a score of not less than 550 (paper) or 213 (electronic). If the applicant has a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university, the TOEFL requirement is waived. 5. Three letters of recommendation that verify professional experience, academic ability, volunteer experience, and aptitude for the proposed career path. 6. A current resume. Additional admissions requirements may apply to specific programs. See the specific graduate program section for additional admissions requirements for those programs.

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Provisional Admission Graduate students may be admitted provisionally to the College upon approval of the Program Coordinator if they do not meet all the academic pre-requisites for full admission to a graduate program. Graduate students who are accepted provisionally must take six (6) credits and complete any courses with a “B” or better. Students must meet with the graduate advisor or GCE Program Coordinator to determine their specific provisional guidelines. To change status to full admission to a program, students must meet with the Program Coordinator upon completion of the six credits. Provisional acceptance is done on a case-per-case basis. Special requirements and procedures apply for provisional admission to the MBA Program. See the program description for the MBA Program for those special requirements.

Transfer Credits A maximum of six (6) semester credits earned prior to matriculation at Mount Aloysius College may be accepted in transfer upon the recommendation of the Program Coordinator and with the approval of the appropriate Associate Dean. To be considered for transfer, the credits must meet the following criteria: 1. Credits must be listed on an official transcript. 2. The credits must have been earned at a regionally-accredited institution. 3. The credits must be clearly designated as graduate credits. 4. The grade earned must be a Pass or a “B” or higher. 5. The credits must have been earned within ten years preceding matriculation at Mount Aloysius College. 6. Course syllabi may be required in order for the College to determine the transferability of credits. Students should seek the transfer of credits during the first semester of graduate study at Mount Aloysius College. Transfer credits will appear on the transcript as fulfilling program requirements or as electives. Transfer credits do not affect the student’s GPA at Mount Aloysius.

Conversions and Rounding All transfer credit awards are made in semester credits. Accepted transfer credits based upon credit systems other than semester credits will be converted to semester credits. Semester credit values are rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Duplicate Credit If a student receives transfer credit, he or she may not receive credit for a course at Mount Aloysius College that duplicates the learning for which transfer credit was given. The Program Coordinator will judge the similarity of learning in the courses.

Grading Instructors assign letter grades based on student performance. The manner of grading for each course, including the means by which final grades will be determined, is documented in each course syllabus.

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Grade Values and Points Mount Aloysius College uses a grade point system to evaluate the overall quality of course work. The number of grade points earned in a given course is the number of credits for that course multiplied by the quality point corresponding to the grade recorded in that course, as indicated below. Letter Quality Point A 4.0 B+ 3.5 B 3.0 C+ 2.5 C 2.0 F 0 E Unofficial Withdrawal 0 NOTE: Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. P I W IP

Passed (Credit by Examination and other approved courses) Incomplete Official Withdrawal In Progress (only applies to thesis credits)

Repeating Courses Courses for which a grade of “C” or lower has been received may be repeated. Students may repeat a course only once. Students may be required to obtain additional undergraduate preparation before repeating the graduate-level course.

Incomplete Grades The grade of “I” (Incomplete) is used to record work that, so far as covered, is a passing grade but is incomplete due to illness or other unavoidable reason. An incomplete grade must be removed within six (6) weeks following the comprehensive testing date. Otherwise, the grade is automatically converted to an “F.” Only the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs may grant exception to this policy.

Change of Grade Changes of grades cannot be made on the basis of work completed after the final grade has been submitted. If instructors discover errors in grades they have reported, an amended grade report must be filed with the Registrar. The same process is followed when Incompletes are resolved. Any change of grade should be filed shortly after the student’s submission of completed work and grading. (Incomplete grades being changed must be submitted within six (6) weeks of the assignment of the initial grade.) A student who is contesting a grade must do so by the end of the semester following the semester in which the grade was received.

Change of Grades Due to Withdrawal from Program When students withdraw from the College, all grades not completed will be changed to “W” (Withdraw); grades of “I” will be changed to “F.”

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Program Time Limits All degree requirements must be completed within six years. The six-year period begins with the first semester of course work. Students who cannot meet this requirement may request extensions in writing from their Program Coordinator. Extension requests must show a willingness to complete the remainder of the degree requirements on a contractual basis with specific tasks and deadlines. Students who transfer from one program to another will have six years to complete their degree, beginning with the first semester of the new program.

Degree Conferral and Graduation Candidates for graduation must submit the Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office and pay the required graduation fee by the deadline date published by the Registrar. Candidates must complete all academic requirements prior to program graduation deadlines. Prior to graduation, candidates must complete all financial obligations to Mount Aloysius College including the graduation fee. The Registrar’s Office will hold transcripts and diplomas for students with outstanding balances; holds will remain until all financial obligations are met.

Participation in Commencement Exercises Students must have completed all requirements for graduation in order to participate in commencement exercises. Students are eligible to participate in the next commencement ceremony following their actual degree completion. Commencement exercises are held each spring.

Withdrawal from the College Students who wish to voluntarily withdraw from Mount Aloysius College must do so in writing to the Program Coordinator and Registrar. Since all degree requirements must be completed within the degree completion time limit, students who exceed this time limit will be administratively withdrawn. Students who have not registered for one year will be administratively withdrawn.

Good Academic Standing and Academic Probation Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. in order to maintain good academic standing. Students whose cumulative GPA is below a 3.0 are placed on academic probation. To be removed from academic probation, students must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 or above with the next two courses (six credits.) Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal.

Appeal for Academic Readmission A student dismissed for academic reasons may appeal once in writing for academic readmission to the program. The procedure is as follows: 1. A written appeal is submitted to the Program Coordinator. 2. The Program Coordinator either a. requests additional information, or b. recommends or does not recommend readmission based on review of the appeal.

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3. A recommendation for readmission shall include: a. specific provisions for making up the academic deficit (e.g., retaking a course) b. a date for readmission (e.g., immediately or the following semester). 4. The Program Coodinator makes a decision regarding readmission and communicates the decision in writing to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. The Admissions Office will notify the student in writing regarding the readmission decision. The student may appeal the decision of the Program Coordinator to the appropriate Division Chair and then to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount Aloysius College, whose decision is final.

Non-matriculating Students Students who have not been formally accepted into a graduate program at Mount Aloysius College are eligible to enroll in up to six credits of coursework as a non-matriculating student.

Writing Style Graduate students should consult their program policies for the programspecific writing style to be adhered to for all classes within the program. A program-specific writing style must be a recognized published editorial style. If not otherwise noted, the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style is required.

Submission of the Master’s Thesis to the Library Requirements for the submission of the M.A. or M.S. thesis to the department are established by each department. Students completing Master’s thesis should discuss requirement for submitting final versions to the Library with their Program Coordinators as these requirements vary across programs. The thesis must be accepted and the Final Examination Report must be signed by the respective advisor/faculty/chair. The completed thesis must be forwarded to the Mount Aloysius College Library where it will be inspected to see that the thesis meets the institutional requirements (signed and approved by the appropriate department). A representative of the Library will ensure the thesis is spiral bound, cataloged and deposited in the Library reserve shelves, closed stacks.

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Financial Aid for Graduate School Many federal and state aid programs available to undergraduate students are not available to graduate students (e.g., Pell and FSEOG Grants as well as many State programs.) Much of the aid received by graduate students is in the form of loans.

Graduate School Loans To apply for a Directed Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, students must submit a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) to the Department of Education. Students wishing to receive Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan monies to finance their graduate education must be enrolled in a degree program and are required to comply with all federal regulations regarding the verification of their FAFSA, satisfactory academic progress and withdrawal policies/procedures. Academic progress for graduate students will require the student to recieve a grade of A, B, C, D, or P. Any graduate student who recieves a grade of F, I or W is considered to have NOT successfully completed credits attempted. Graduate students must earn all credits attempted. Examples: A full-time graduate student attempts 12 credits per semester for a total of 24 credits for the academic year. That student must pass with an A, B, C, D or P all 24 credits. A full-time graduate student attempts 9 credits per semester for a total of 18 credits for the academic year. That student must pass with an A, B, C, D or P all 18 credits. A part-time graduate student attempts 6 credits per semester for a total of 12 credits for the academic year. That student must pass with an A, B,C, D or P all 12 credits. The following government loans are available to graduate students: 1. Direct Loans - low interest rate federal loans available to most students, even at half-time status. These loans can be either subsidized (interest paid by government while you are in school) or unsubsidized (you pay the interest while you are in school). 2. Direct Grad Plus Loan - federally sponsored, non-need, credit-based loan for students attending graduate school. Students must be enrolled at least halftime and can borrow up to the full cost of their education, less other financial aid received. Students must first exhaust their Direct Loan eligibility before applying for a Grad PLUS loan. The interest rate on the Grad PLUS loan is fixed at 8.5 percent. Student Loan Limits Maximum subsidized eligibility per year: $ 8,500 Maximum unsubsidized eligibility per year: $12,000 Yearly Maximum: $20,500 The total debt students may have outstanding from all Direct Loans combined is $138,500 as a graduate student. Only $65,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans. The graduate debt limit includes any loans received for undergraduate study. Enrollment Classification Full-time graduate student: 9 or more credits per semester Half-time graduate student: 5-8 credits per semester Less than half-time graduate student: less than 5 credits per semester NOTE: Enrollment classification applies to the summer session(s) also.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGEMENT IN CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION Program Coordinator - Dr. Deanne D’Emilio The Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management in Correctional Administration offers unique educational and career opportunities for professionals in the criminal justice field and other related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary preparation for career advancement to those working in corrections as well as to those working in other fields who would benefit from a Master’s degree. Guided by the mission of Mount Aloysius College to serve the community at large, the program has a social justice focus that advances the following four core values: 1. A recognition of the innate worth of all human beings including criminal offenders; 2. A belief in the potential for criminal offenders to be reintegrated into society. 3. A recognition of the responsibility of the criminal offender to make good faith efforts to change; and 4. A belief in society’s responsibility to assist the offender change process by providing reasonable assistance. Within this framework, the program has adopted the following outcomes. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to 1. understand and explain the legal duties, restraints and rights of both administrators and prisoners within a correctional setting; 2. demonstrate knowledge of organizational management theory as it applies to institutional leadership and governance; 3. interpret basic statistical analysis to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice field; 4. employ various research methodologies to answer questions and to create original works within the field of criminal justice and correctional administration; 5. utilize scientific techniques for policy development and analysis of problems facing correctional institutions; 6. explain the historical justifications for punishment and its implementation in the practice of corrections; 7. discuss both orally and in writing current correctional issues and alternative means of resolution; 8. enhance and refine skills in the preparation and presentation of oral and written professional essays, reports and papers; 9. integrate coursework with independent research to write a thesis (if Thesis Track chosen); and 10. seek employment or advancement in a criminal justice or related field or pursue further graduate study.

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Program of Studies Total Number of Credits required for graduation: 36 General Curriculum Outline REQUIRED CONTENT COURSES (21 credits) CR 501 Rationales for Corrections: Punishment, Justifications, and Implementations CR 502 Organizational Leadership CR 503 Correctional Policy and Planning CR 504 Law and Administration in Correctional Settings: Authority, Restraints, Procedure CR 511 Seminar in Contemporary Correctional Issues CR 512 The Constitutional Rights of Adults and Juveniles in Correctional Settings CR 513 Social Science Research

ELECTIVE CONTENT COURSES (9-15 credits) CR 506 Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure CR 507 Corrections in its Comparative and International Settings CR 508 Juvenile Law CR 509 Seminar in Correctional History CR 510 Community Corrections and Restorative Justice CR 605 Human Resource Management CR 610 Financial Management CR 618 Ethical Issues in Administration CR 620 The Psychopathology of the Criminal Mind Approved graduate electives in other graduate programs

THESIS OPTION CR 699 Thesis (6 credits)

Students choosing the thesis option must take nine (9) credits of electives. Students choosing the non-thesis option must take fifteen (15) credits of electives. Other Requirements Comprehensive Exam - A Comprehensive Examination is required after the completion of course requirements. The Comprehensive Exam will be on material from required course work and will be in appropriate sections. Any sections failed by the student must be retaken once, but only during the following semester after the first examination; all failed sections must be taken in one second sitting. Students may appeal any comprehensive examination second administration failure to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CR 501 Rationales for Corrections: Punishment Justifications and Implementations

3 Credits

This course focuses on the jurisprudential and historical justifications for punishments as a core criminal justice concept that is essential to the practice of corrections. A close examination of the choices and difficulties in the implementation of a punishment regime is an additional core theme. CR 502 Organizational Leadership 3 Credits This course leads the student in an exploration of selected models for effective, principled management and leadership in organizations; includes the theory and application of strategic management including the articulation of mission and objectives, and strategy development, implementation, and evaluation.

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CR 503 Correctional Policy and Planning 3 Credits This course introduces the student to scientific techniques for policy development and the analysis of criminal justice problems. Reviewed will be the benefits of planned change using a variety of case studies to illustrate suitable planning techniques, as well as the pitfalls that can be avoided by implementing such techniques. The focus of the course will be on the unique issues facing corrections as an integrated part of the criminal justice system. CR 504 Law and Administration in Correctional Settings: Authority, Restraints, and Procedures 3 Credits This course provides an initial overview of contemporary correctional law and administration. It focuses on the constitutional, statutory, and regulatory sources of authority that allow correctional officials to carry out their operational responsibilities as well as the rights of prisoners. CR 506 Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure 3 Credits This course provides either an essential review or in some cases an initial exposure to criminal law at a conceptual descriptive and applied level. It provides a detailed examination of the decisions of the U.S. (and when appropriate the Pennsylvania Supreme Court) concerning the 4th, 5th, and 8th Amendments. CR 507 Corrections in its Comparative and International Settings 3 Credits This course provides an intermediate to advanced level grounding in the correctional and criminal justice systems of other nations; common law; civil law; Islamic; and hybrids. It also introduces the student to international criminal law and procedures as well as the newly instituted international Criminal Court. CR 508 Juvenile Law 3 Credits This course provides a thorough review of the major areas of juvenile justice from a juvenile court and corrections centered perspective. It develops existing knowledge from courses/backgrounds in juvenile justice, corrections, criminal law, and criminal procedure while further developing it from case-law perspectives centered on the juvenile court. In addition, the course will examine the operation of the Pennsylvania juvenile court and corrections systems. CR 509 Seminar in Correctional History 3 Credits The study of the nature and status of secure custody and prisons in their historical contexts. These include: the pre-history of modem corrections from the Bible and the ancient Greeks to the establishment of the first American prisons, the English correctional heritage, 19th Century American prisons, and 20th Century approaches to correctional reform. CR 510 Community Corrections and Restorative Justice 3 Credits The focus of community corrections and restorative justice is to provide reintegration opportunities and equal attention to the offender, the victim, and the community in the criminal and juvenile justice system. The student will develop an understanding of accountability, competency development, community protection and offender reintegration.

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CR 511 Seminar in Contemporary Correctional Issues 3 Credits This course will explore current issues confronting contemporary American corrections. Topics may include: the growth of secure-custody institutions, the decline of traditional parole, corrections privatization, the expanding role of the American jail, the incarceration of juveniles as adults, the incarceration of women, and other critical issues. CR 512 The Constitutional Rights of Adults and Juveniles in Correctional Settings 3 Credits This course provides an intensive examination of the two major aspects of contemporary correctional law: Sources of authority for correctional officials and the rights of prisoners in correctional settings as adjudicated by the courts, especially the United States Supreme Court. Specific issues to be covered include: law and the contexts of corrections, the authority to discipline, administrative hearing procedure, authority to use force, rights of correctional personnel, history of prisoners’ rights under the Constitution, and access to the courts. CR 513 Social Science Research 3 Credits This course provides an applied understanding of the application of basic social science justice research competencies to better understand and evaluate current issues facing management and administration. CR 605 Human Resource Management 3 Credits Roles, principles, issues, and practice in the field of human resources management are the central themes of this course; emphasis is placed on the cultivation of productivity, effective employee relations, positive morale, and the development of a humane working environment. CR 610 Financial Management 3 Credits Introduction to and analysis of financial issues facing organizations, including forecasting, asset management, financial statements, and other related issues. CR 618 Ethical Issues in Administration 3 Credits The exploration of various models for enhancing the ongoing cultivation of ethical sensitivity and principled practice in professional service settings. The key role of leadership in institutional and organizational ethics is considered.

CR 620 The Psychopathology of the Criminal Mind

3 Credits

This course is designed to examine the variations of crimes, victims, and offenders, the psychology, sociology, criminology, and scientific relationship of crime and the criminal, the types of criminal personalities, motives, and behaviors, and the scientific research conducted on personality, crime, and the judicial system. CR 699 Thesis (minimum of one credit per semester until thesis defense is passed) 1-6 Credits If a student desires and faculty approval is granted, a six-credit thesis may be pursued.

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Program Coordinator - Dr. Patricio A. Torres-Palacio The Master of Business Administration is a 36-credit graduate degree program that will also allow students to select from three concentrations: Accounting, Program Management, and Health and Human Services Administration. Graduates from the Accounting concentration will be able to meet the 150 hour requirement for CPA licensure and membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Graduates of all concentrations will be able to take leadership roles in innovative businesses locally and nationally. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to: 1. integrate the application of theories of management, marketing, finance, and economics in complex business settings; 2. analyze various leader, follower, cultural, and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees, co-workers, and markets in a global economy; 3. analyze ethical dilemmas in business situations and make decisions respecting the roles of ethics, laws, and personal integrity; 4. develop problem solving skills by utilizing facts and evidence in drawing conclusions, applying decision making theories, and adapting to varied environments; 5. develop an aptitude for operating businesses in volatile regulatory environments in a global setting; 6. think strategically; and 7. communicate effectively in professional settings. Additionally, depending upon the specialization chosen, the student will 1. develop the broad-based knowledge and dispositions necessary for professional accountancy, or 2. develop analytical and strategic acumen applicable to the health care industry, or 3. develop the multifaceted skill necessary to manage complex programs and contracts. Fifth Year Enrollment Option Incoming Mount Aloysius College students may declare a major in Business Administration as a fifth-year program with the intention of pursuing full admission into the College’s thirty-six credit MBA program at the conclusion of their baccalaureate studies. The fifth-year MBA program allows students an accelerated path toward completion of the baccalaureate and MBA degrees. The fifth-year MBA option allows qualified students in the undergraduate Business Administration program to complete six credits of MBA courses for dual degree credit in the senior year of their undergraduate program. These credits will count toward both students’ undergraduate credit total and their graduate degree requirements should they receive full admission to the MBA program. Students then complete the remaining thirty credits for the MBA in a fifth-year of full-time graduate study.

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Beginning in the 2010-2011 Academic Year, current Mount Aloysius College students seeking to take advantage of this fifth-year option must meet with the MBA program coordinator by March 30 of their junior year (or October 30 for students seeking MBA admission in the spring semester) to request provisional admission to the MBA program (see Provisional Admission). Such students should be able to meet the following requirements for provisional admission: 

Junior standing

A cumulative grade point average of 3.2

A letter of recommendation from the student’s academic advisor describing the student’s aptitude for graduate-level academic work

The MBA program coordinator may grant provisional admission to students who meet these requirements. Undergraduates who do not meet these academic requirements may be denied provisional admission or may be required to fulfill additional conditions as determined by the program coordinator in order to determine the student’s aptitude for graduate-level academic work. Such conditions may include taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or additional undergraduate course work. Mount Aloysius students provisionally admitted to the MBA program should complete two MBA courses for dual degree credit in the senior year: MBA 510 Organizational Behavior and MBA 513 Global Business. Students pursuing the fifth-year option and who have a minimum 3.2 grade point average over their undergraduate work may be granted full admission into the MBA program by the MBA Program Coordinator at the conclusion of their senior year of undergraduate study. However, full admission is not granted until the student successfully completes the undergraduate degree. Provisional Admission to the MBA Program Students may be admitted provisionally to a graduate program at the College upon approval of the appropriate graduate program coordinator if they do not meet all the academic prerequisites for full admission to a graduate program. Graduate students who are admitted provisionally must take six (6) credits and complete both courses with a "B" or better. Students provisionally admitted into the MBA program, including those admitted through the fifth-year option, may take no more than six credits in the program until they are fully admitted. Students must meet with their graduate advisor or Coordinator of Graduate Admissions to determine their specific provisional guidelines. To change status to full admission to a program, students must meet with the appropriate graduate program coordinator upon completion of the six credits. Provisional admission is granted on a case-per-case basis.

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Qualified students may be provisionally admitted to a graduate program at Mount Aloysius College under any of the following or similar conditions: 

The student has completed the baccalaureate degree but has not completed all program prerequisite courses required for full admission.

The student has less than a 3.2 overall GPA in the baccalaureate curriculum and has not yet completed the GMAT.

The student is a junior at Mount Aloysius College and has applied for provisional admission to the MBA program for his or her senior year in order to take advantage of the fifth-year MBA program option at the conclusion of undergraduate studies.

Special Admissions Criteria In addition to the general admissions policies outlined for all graduate programs, students with an overall grade point average below 3.2 on a 4.0 scale may be required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other exam to be determined by the Program Coordinator. MBA program applicants who completed undergraduate studies more than five years prior to application must submit three letters of reference verifying the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications for graduate study. For applicants to the MBA program who completed undergraduate studies within the last five years, the three letters of reference must come from faculty in the applicant’s undergraduate program who can attest to the ability of the applicant to manage graduate-level work successfully. Any applicant may also submit additional letters to support the application, such as letters verifying professional and volunteer experiences. GMAT or GRE scores may also be submitted for consideration. Program of Studies Total Number of Credits required for graduation: 36 General Curriculum Outline The entire MBA program is thirty-six credits. All students must have a common undergraduate foundation to be admitted in to the program and then will take a common Core of twenty-four credits. Students may select one of three concentrations: Accounting, Program Management or Health and Human Services Administration. The MBA program will be offered on campus as a fifth-year program option for undergraduate students in the business administration major. Although it is designed to accommodate full-time enrollment for such students, part-time enrollment will also be permitted. Full-time students will take  six credits in the senior year of the undergraduate program at Mount Aloysius College,  twelve credits each fall and spring semester (of the fifth year) in a standard 15-week format, and  six credits in a summer term. For fifth-year MBA students, the six credits taken in the senior year of the undergraduate program are included in the 120 credits needed for a bachelor's degree at Mount Aloysius College. They are also included in the 36 needed for the MBA; thus, the fifth year will include 30 additional credits.

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Foundation courses Foundation courses (shown below) may be taken as part of an undergraduate curriculum but must be completed before acceptance into the MBA program can be finalized. Foundation courses taken prior to admission into the MBA program AC 101/102

Principles of Accounting

BU 117

Principles of Management

BU 211/212

Business Law

BU 220

Corporate Finance

BU 250

Principles of Marketing

EC 201

Introductory Economics

Program Core All students in the MBA program will complete a Required Program Core. Six credits taken from the list below will help to fulfill undergraduate curriculum requirements and also count toward the MBA. Additionally, accounting (undergraduate) majors may elect to waive the Managerial Accounting class. Required Program Core courses MBA 510

Organizational Behavior (Can be taken in the Senior year)

MBA 513

Global Business (Can be taken in the Senior year)

MBA 515

Marketing Management and Planning

MBA 517

Financial Management

MBA 518

Managerial Economics

MBA 519

Managerial Accounting

MBA 522

Information Systems and Technology

MBA 600

Strategic Management & Business Policy

Concentrations In addition to the Required Program Core students will select one of three areas of concentration listed below. Concentration in Accounting MBA 531

Fraud Examination

MBA 533

Research in Taxation

MBA 535

International Financial Reporting Standards

MBA 537

Accounting Information Systems

The Accounting Concentration, when combined with the undergraduate major in Accounting, will address the needs of our Accounting majors to meet the 150 credit rule for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and for membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Concentration in Health & Human Services Administration MBA 541

Health and Human Services Delivery

MBA 545

Law and Regulations in Health and Human Services

MBA 547

Health and Human Services Administration Policy and Practice in Rural Regions

MBA 543

Reimbursement in Health and Human Services Care

This concentration will enable health and human service clinicians and interested persons in the business field to build on their knowledge of health, clinical processes, health care organizations and business processes so as to become capable health and human services administration generalists. Concentration in Program Management MBA 561

Introduction to Project and Program Management

MBA 563

Planning and Scheduling

MBA 565

Risk Management

MBA 567

Federal Contract Management

MBA 569

Project Estimation and Cost Management (This will replace Managerial Accounting for students in this concentration.)

The concentration in Program Management will address a growing need in our region, as well as nationally, for professionals who can manage large government contracts and other private industry projects.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS MBA 510 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits This course explores ideas and theories from the behavioral sciences as they apply to human and administrative behavior in organizations. This course provides an in-depth look at the application of the behavioral sciences to the management of individual and group behavior within the context of a business organization. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status.

MBA 513 Global Business 3 Credits Students will identify, recognize and develop knowledge to solve many business situations. Emphasis is placed on diversity, financial management and human resource effectiveness in a global arena. The focus is on the following core proficiencies: Management, Finance, Business Ethics, International Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management. The intent is to verify competency and integrate disciplines through the provision and usage of international examples, case studies and partnerships with businesses that conduct business nationally (U.S) and internationally. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status.

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MBA 515 Marketing Management and Planning 3 Credits This course examines the marketing process from the strategic perspective of organizational management, with emphasis on the process of analyzing the market, developing marketing strategies and planning marketing programs. Some emphasis will be placed on the integration of current trends in marketing, driven by Internet technologies and the globalization of commerce into the traditional marketing framework. Attention is given to the development of conceptual and analytical thinking, oral and written communications and interpersonal and team management skills. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 517 Financial Management 3 Credits This course is designed to build upon the undergraduate Corporate Finance class. Financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, and cash flow management are included. An emphasis is placed on asset valuation, risk, and long-term capital planning and management. Students are challenged to evaluate information, incorporate topical content into a decision-making process, and communicate regarding financial management issues. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 518 Managerial Economics 3 Credits An application of economic principles and concepts to business decision making. Integrating economics with the various principles and concepts from different fields of business administration will be the basis for understanding how economics is the foundation for prudent business decision making. Economic concepts will be applied to decisions relating to resource acquisition and usage, and business strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay of economic concepts in decision making and the consequences of decisions at the individual firm level. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 519 Managerial Accounting 3 Credits An examination of the use of accounting data and information in management analysis and decision making. Emphasis is placed on cost measurement, cost information analysis, the interaction of organizational elements and how those interactions drive value, and performance metrics. Use of accounting information in the formulation of strategy is included. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 522 Information Systems and Technology 3 Credits This course examines how to develop strategies to deliver business value through information technology (IT) initiatives. Acknowledging a history of IT investment failures, the class focus will be on understanding how integral IT is to the organization and will address these complexities when strategizing. Graduate students should complete this course with the analytical skills to critique IT initiatives and propose “best practices� modifications. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program.

MBA 531 Fraud Examination 3 Credits Fraud examination will cover the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, cash register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses. Also included is an examination of laws governing the prosecution of fraud cases. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. 293


MBA 533 Research in Taxation 3 Credits The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation for understanding how taxes affect economic decisions. The purpose of this course will be accomplished in part by conducting research to provide students with an in-depth examination of the tax aspects of various situations frequently encountered by businesses and individuals. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 535 International Financial Reporting Standards 3 Credits This course is designed to provide students with a working understanding of financial statements as based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Emphasis will be placed on comparisons to United States’ generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). Also addressed will be the transition challenges faced by US corporations, regulators and users of financial statements. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 537 Accounting Information Systems 3 Credits Today’s accounting professionals must help organizations identify enterprise risks and provide assurance for information systems. Accounting Information Systems helps students develop a solid foundation in enterprise risk management as it relates to business processes and their information systems. The course centers around three of the areas most critical in accounting information systems today: enterprise systems, e-Business systems and controls for maintaining those systems. The course will explore today’s most intriguing AIS topics to see how they relate to business processes, information technology, strategic management, security and internal controls. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 541 Health and Human Services Delivery Systems 3 Credits An overview of health and human services systems in the United States; trends and evolving definitions of health affecting service delivery; trends in service integration; changing education of health and human services professionals. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status. MBA 543 Reimbursement in Health and Human Services Care 3 Credits This course focuses on the current systems of payment for health and human care services in the United States, including governmental and private sources; social and political factors affecting change in reimbursement systems and exploration of potential future mechanisms for reimbursement are explored. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status. MBA 545 Law and Regulations in Health and Human Services 3 Credits Overview of major statutory and case law applicable to health and human services care delivery in the United States; health and human service policy issues and trends are explored from the perspective of concern for social justice. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status.

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MBA 547 Health and Human Services Policy and Practice in Rural Regions

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the factors affecting health and human services care delivery in rural regions; exploration of the significance of poverty, low population density and geographic mal-distribution of providers for the development of policy and practice in health and human services care and administration. Prerequisite: Graduate program matriculation or senior baccalaureate status.

MBA 561 Introduction to Project and Program Management 3 Credits This course focuses on how to plan, organize and implement complex projects. Project initiation, planning, organizing, staffing, scheduling, monitoring and control, conflict management, cost effectiveness, quality, software tools for project management, team processes and leadership styles are emphasized. Students implement a team project. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program. MBA 563 Planning and Scheduling 3 Credits This course examines the processes and methods needed to plan and schedule the various project management activities within the project management process with emphasis on making choices about resource allocation, making trade-offs among competing objectives and alternatives and managing interdependencies among the project management phases. Additional attention is given to techniques for measuring and monitoring all aspects of the project’s progress and taking appropriate action to meet project objectives. The course emphasizes understanding how to take the identified information and, using a structured approach, produce a documented project management plan. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program. MBA 565 Risk Management 3 Credits This course examines the processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses, and monitoring and control on a project. The primary focus of the course is on determining which risks might affect a project and documenting the characteristics of these risks both from a qualitative (probability of occurrence and impact) and quantitative (numerical analysis of effects) perspective. The course emphasizes understanding how to take the identified information and produce a documented risk response plan to enhance opportunities and mitigate threats to project objectives. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program. MBA 567 Federal Contract Management 3 Credits This course studies the process of acquiring and managing contracts with the Federal government. In addition to examining the complex procedures involved in the government acquisition life cycle, the class investigates common mistakes made during the cycle. Graduate students completing this course may assist and advise contractors applying for and managing federal contracts. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program.

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MBA 569 Project Estimation and Cost Management 3 Credits The course covers the financial techniques and strategies for planning and executing successful projects with emphasis on project estimating and cost management. Basic concepts and tools used in successful project management are studied and applied in practical course work. Topics include developing the project budget based on the project plan, understanding and applying work breakdown structures to cost estimation, understanding and applying scheduling techniques, applying earned value to project cost control (tracking and reporting project costs, risk management and project finances, and cost-benefit analysis. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program. MBA 600 Strategic Management and Business Policy

3 Credits

This is the capstone course for the MBA curriculum. Through the use of case analyses and strategy simulations students will be challenged to think holistically about business, assimilate information, make decisions and communicate their findings. Team-based projects will be prominent in the class. Prerequisite: Admission into Graduate Program.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNITY COUNSELING Program Coordinator - Dr. David Haschak The Master of Science in Community Counseling is a 48-credit graduate degree program that will also allow students to take 12 additional credits in order to meet the 60-credit State regulation for licensure as a professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek this licensure and to pursue employment in a variety of social service agencies, including mental health centers, correctional institutions, drug/alcohol treatment centers, health care institutions and other business settings. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to 1. think and communicate clearly about the theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of counseling psychology at the graduate level; 2. demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in relation to conducting and evaluating psychological research and its applications in counseling; 3. exercise knowledge of quantitative data analysis necessary for psychological research and for the interpretation of research in the field of counseling; 4. show how moral and ethical perspectives influence research, theory, and applications in counseling psychology, especially as reflected in the ethics standards of the American Counseling Association ; 5. draw upon a solid knowledge of general psychological theories and research in applying counseling techniques, particularly within the areas of group, community, marriage and family counseling; 6. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the varieties of and appropriate treatments for psychological illness; 7. demonstrate sound counseling skills in group, family, and community settings, as well as within a supervised practicum, with an orientation toward employing relevant knowledge and skills in service to others; and 8. exercise sensitivity, care, moral integrity, and professional skill in dealing with clients from diverse backgrounds and conditions. Special Admissions Criteria In addition to the general admissions requirements applicable to all graduate programs at Mount Aloysius College, applicants to the Master of Science in Community Counseling program must undergo an interview with the Counseling Program Coordinator as a condition of admission. Fulfillment of this condition will be noted in the candidate’s admissions file. Students should also possess an undergraduate background in statistics and research methods as evaluated by the Program Coordinator. Program of Studies Total Number of Credits required for graduation: 48 (plus 12 additional credits beyond the degree for students pursuing licensure)

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General Curriculum Outline Required Courses for Degree COUN 515 Introduction to Counseling Skills and Techniques COUN 531 Philosophy and Theories of Counseling COUN 550 Group Counseling COUN 560 Career Development COUN 580 Professional Orientation and Ethics COUN 650 Psychopathology COUN 660 Family and Couples Therapy COUN 680 Diversity Issues in Counseling COUN 685 Practicum COUN 690 Internship I COUN 695 Internship II PY 500 Research Methods PY 505 Quantitative Data Analysis PY 540 Theories of Personality PY 600 Psychological Tests and Measures PY 610 Developmental Psychology Additional Course Work Required for Licensure Candidacy In addition to fulfilling the 48 credits of degree requirements, applicants for licensure as a counselor in Pennsylvania must show twelve (12) credits beyond this degree for a total of sixty (60) credits. Students pursuing this licensure should plan to enroll in twelve (12) additional credits of approved graduate-level counseling courses in order to fulfill this requirement. Program Specializations In addition to fulfilling the 48 credits of degree requirements, applicants for licensure as a counselor in Pennsylvania must show twelve (12) credits beyond this degree for a total of 60 credits. Students in the Community Counseling graduate program may earn these extra credits through graduate electives offered periodically in addition to the counseling degree course rotation. Students may need to take some or all of these additional courses in order to remain full-time and so be able to benefit from additional financial aid opportunities. These courses will be drawn from approved courses within the Community Counseling program itself. Alternately, students may enroll in approved courses from other graduate programs at the College to allow for specialized tracks in the following areas: ď ˇ Administration - This twelve-credit track will consist of four courses drawn from the proposed MBA curriculum. Students will acquire skills in management, budgeting and human resources that will help prepare them for administrative roles in counseling agencies. ď ˇ

Education - This twelve-credit track will consist of four courses drawn from the proposed MS in Education degree. Students will acquire basic information about schools, special needs and educational regulations that will serve professional counselors who encounter school-related issues in working with clients.

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Psychology research - This twelve-credit track will consist of four courses drawn from the existing General Psychology graduate program. Students will acquire further depth in social and cognitive psychology as well as develop research skills through the development of a thesis.

Students pursuing one of the above specializations should check with the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to ensure that any graduate work taken in pursuit of a specialization will fulfill the educational requirements to become a licensed professional counselor. CERTIFICATE Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate The certificate program consists of eighteen (18) credits designed to provide students and human service professionals with up-to-date information on substance abuse and its impact on individuals, families, organizations, and the community. The four (4) graduate courses listed will satisfy the 180 hours of educational requirements for certification by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Upon completion of the other field and testing requirements, as set forth by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, students will be eligible for the Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate credential.

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Introduction to Counseling Skills and Techniques Philosophy and Theories of Counseling Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Professional Orientation and Ethics

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Two additional electives as approved by the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Community Counseling are necessary to complete the Mount Aloysius Certificate.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COUN 515 Introduction to Counseling Skills and Techniques 3 Credits Basic counseling skills are examined with emphasis on experiential learning. Students will demonstrate basic counseling and helping skills utilizing a variety of techniques including role-play, peer consultation and videotape. Students will also practice informed consent procedures, genograms, intake evaluations, and drug and alcohol assessments. COUN 531 Philosophy and Theories of Counseling 3 Credits This course provides an in-depth understanding of the history, development, principles and theories of counseling intervention. The course will explore the counselor, the client, appropriate clinical interventions, ethical and legal principles, counseling research and other professional issues related to the field of counseling giving special consideration to a variety of populations (e.g., individuals with mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction; children; or families).

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COUN 550 Group Counseling 3 Credits This course provides a theoretical and practical overview of the fundamentals of group counseling. The various types of groups, the stages groups typically progress through, group processes and dynamics, and individual roles within groups will be explored. Ethical, legal and professional issues will be addressed. Students will not only participate in lectures and discussion but will also participate as members of a class group for which the instructor will be the group leader. COUN 560 Career Development

3 Credits Students will understand the developmental process of occupational decision making. The prevailing theories of career development will be examined and applications to career development and career counseling will be explored. Students will also gain experience with a number of assessment instruments pertaining to career development.

COUN 570 Mental Illness and Substance Abuse 3 Credits This course provides an in-depth examination of the challenges and opportunities related to assessing and treating clients with co-occurring disorders, particularly substance abuse and mental illness. Students will discuss and practice clinical skills related to counseling individuals with co-occurring disorders. Students will also discuss and analyze the latest research related to this population. COUN 580 Professional Orientation and Ethics

3 Credits This course provides an introduction to the community-counseling profession, including legal and ethical issues, standards and credentialing, historical and current trends, individual and group evaluation and intervention, diversity considerations and career options. Students will integrate psychological and counseling theories and research to the application of community counseling techniques and developing appropriate treatments for various populations including individuals with mental illness, individuals with drug and alcohol addictions, children, or families.

COUN 650 Psychopathology 3 Credits This course provides an advanced examination into the common mental and behavioral disorders found in society, including causes, manifestations, treatments and preventions.The current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual will be reviewed and understanding of appropriate treatment will be determined by application to cases. COUN 660 Family and Couples Therapy 3 Credits This course reviews the history, research and current trends in family and couples counseling. Traditional and contemporary models of family and couples therapy will be explored. Topics covered will include divorce, the family lifecycle, cultural issues, substance abuse and ethical and legal issues. Strategies designed to assist families and couples resolve challenges will be presented using lectures and discussions, case studies and video analysis.

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COUN 680 Diversity Issues in Counseling 3 Credits This course is designed to foster a multicultural awareness and understanding in counseling. This course reviews the impact of multiple cultural influences and identities on counseling issues and introduces culturally responsive assessment practices and counseling skills. Cultural influences and identities include age, disability, religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, indigenous heritage, national identity and gender. COUN 685 Practicum 3 Credits The practicum will serve as an integrative element for the students. They will be required to apply the concepts, techniques, and theories learned during their course of study to their practicum setting. The practicum will include participation in 100 hours of supervised field experience. Registration allowed for Counseling Program students only. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required. COUN 690 Internship I 3 Credits Internship I will serve as an integrative element for the students. They will be required to apply the concepts, techniques and theories learned during their course of study to their Internship setting. Students will enhance and expand skills developed in previous courses as well as develop additional skills. Students will complete 300 hours of on-site internship experience in this course, 150 hours must be direct hours with clients. Registration allowed for Counseling Program students only. Prerequisite: COUN 685. COUN 695 Internship II 3 Credits Internship II will serve as an integrative element for the students. They will be required to apply the concepts, techniques and theories learned during their course of study to their internship setting. Students will enhance and expand skills developed in previous courses as well as develop additional skills. Students will complete 300 hours of on-site internship experience in this course, 150 hours must be direct hours with clients. Registration allowed for Counseling Program students only. Prerequisite: COUN 690. Graduate Psychology Courses in Counseling Program

PY 500 Research Methods 3 Credits Students will demonstrate advanced critical think skills in relation to conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research and its applications. Experimental, correlational, single-case, observational and survey strategies will be discussed with additional emphasis on program evaluation and integrative literature reviewing. PY 505 Quantitative Data Analysis 3 Credits The focus of this course is the statistical analysis of quantitative data for application in professional work or research. Students will exercise knowledge of quantitative data analysis necessary for psychological research and for the critical interpretation of research including an advanced understanding of major statistical concepts and techniques.

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PY 540 Theories of Personality 3 Credits This course will provide an in-depth examination of the major personality theories and research literature. Students will critically think and communicate about the theoretical and applied aspects of personality psychology. Topics include the following theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, evolutionary, trait, social learning, motivational, biographical, developmental and narrative. PY 600 Psychological Tests and Measures 3 Credits The primary objective of this course is to review psychological tests and measurements and their uses in clinical, industrial and educational settings. Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles, theories, applications and methodological issues related to psychological testing and critically evaluate the validity, ethicality and legality of using tests and other assessment techniques. Topics covered include test classification, special populations, psychometric principles, norms, ethics, reliability, validity, development, administration and interpretation of test scores. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PY 505. PY 610 Developmental Psychology 3 Credits This course is designed to explore the well-established knowledge about the development process in humans throughout the stages of life. Emphasis is placed on the major theories concerning growth in various aspects of life, including cognitive, social, personality, physical, and moral development.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Program Coordinator - Dr. Marilyn Roseman The Master of Science in Education is a 33-credit graduate degree program that will allow students to take one of three specializations for graduate work, including early childhood, special education, and secondary education. Upon program completion, graduates will be reflective, masterful teachers who are prepared for leadership roles, who are advocates for their students, and who are scholarly professionals who are committed to positive change in their classrooms and schools. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to 1. develop sound curriculum, environmental design and instructional strategies that are based on reflective practice, that integrate theory and practice, and that reflect students' differences influenced by diversity and development; 2. demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in relation to conducting, evaluating, and disseminating the results of action research within educational settings; 3. demonstrate advanced knowledge of typical learners and learners with special needs at the elementary and secondary levels based on a holistic approach that considers respect for the learner based on students’ individual academic, social, emotional, and physical needs; 4. draw upon a solid knowledge of general educational psychology principles and theories in critiquing and constructing classroom environments to enhance optimal learning for all students; 5. think critically about the legal and ethical issues that dictate school policy and how law, ethics, and citizenship education affect the contexts and activities of teaching and schooling; 6. demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in relation to conducting and evaluating educational research and its applications to teaching, learning, and school policies; 7. use theoretical and empirical bases of effective literacy instruction that result in successful outcomes for all students by demonstrating an understanding of reading and writing development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective teaching; 8. ensure that all students experience success through effective curriculum design that demonstrates a synthesis of theory, personal philosophy, and state mandates; 9. demonstrate advanced knowledge of pedagogical knowledge and skills including modification of instructional materials and curriculum for students with special needs; 10. demonstrate leadership by modeling the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of inquiry throughout professional careers; 11. critically read and analyze professional literature and translate research and theory into practice; 12. participate voluntarily in personal and professional development (e.g., participating in professional and parent organizations, conducting research, participating in conferences);

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13. collaborate with others in sharing and adopting successful instructional strategies, modifications and adaptations, and behavioral interventions with professionals, parents, students; and 14. participate actively as leaders in solving educational problems (e.g., school committees, state task forces, and committees in professional organizations) and in decision making at school and district levels. Program of Studies Total Number of Credits required for graduation: 33 General Curriculum Outline The curriculum for the Master of Science Degree in Education contains a core of seven courses that are essential to masterful teaching, and that provide students with the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse with teachers from various grade levels and with various certificates. Three specializations are completed within four additional courses in areas that pertain to the particular needs and interests of each individual student. Listed below are the courses for the Master of Science in Education degree: Core Courses (21 credits) ED 525 Curriculum and Instruction: Theory, Design and Development ED 530 Teachers as Action Researchers ED 540 Adapting to the Diverse Learner ED 550 Law and Ethics ED 606 Psychology of Exceptional Learners ED 621 Advanced Educational Psychology ED 650 Statistics, Research and Assessment for the Reflective Practitioner Specializations (12 credits) Early Childhood (Students choose 4 courses) ED 640 Learner Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education ED 675 Leadership and Advocacy ED 701 Teacher/Learner Relationships ED 702 Processes and Acquisition of Literacy ED 703 Critical Perspective in Early Childhood Education Special Education ED 676 ED 677 ED 704 ED 705 ED 706

Consultation and Collaboration in Special and General Education Theories of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education Educational Assessment and Planning for Students with Disabilities Applied Behavior Analysis: Changing Behavior & Learning Environments Teaching and Solving Behavioral Issues in Autism Spectrum and Related Behavioral Disorders

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Secondary Education ED 677 Theories of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education ED 707 Assessment in Secondary Education ED 708 Understanding and Supporting Adolescent Literacy Development ED 709 Instructional Strategies in the Content Area

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ED 525 Curriculum and Instruction: Theory, Design and Development 3 Credits This course provides teachers and administrators with current research and trends associated with curriculum design. Curriculum selection, design, implementation and evaluation processes within the classroom and school district settings will be analyzed. Factors that influence the curriculum decision-making process and a review of theories of curriculum development will be researched. The alignment of curriculum and curriculum auditing will be major tasks of this course. Additionally, various instructional strategies will be reviewed. ED 530 Teachers as Action Researchers 3 Credits This course examines action research and teacher inquiry within individual classrooms and schools. A major part of the course work involves conducting an action research project, either on one’s own practice or in conjunction with practitioners in the field, whether in schools or in other parts of the community. Students will engage in systematic inquiry into their own practice; framing appropriate questions, gathering and interpreting data and analyzing data. ED 540 Adapting to the Diverse Learner 3 Credits In this course, students will apply foundational knowledge of students with diverse learning needs, including those associated with special education, English Language Learners and students who come from populations that may be considered disenfranchised. It will address the diverse learning needs of students to school curricula and environments at all levels. Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the responsibilities of general educators in the special education process; students will analyze current curricula and environments for a classroom and base appropriate adaptations and accommodations on that analysis. ED 550 Law and Ethics 3 Credits This course examines the legal framework of public education in the United States and court decisions affecting the schools and all school personnel. Graduate students will develop a critically reflective sense of how law, ethics and citizenship education affect the contexts and activities of teaching and schooling. Case studies will provide students with the opportunity to analyze and evaluate legal and ethical issues in educational arenas. The ethical considerations required by the Pennsylvania School Code are an integral part of this course.

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ED 606 Psychology of Exceptional Learners 3 Credits This course requires students to demonstrate their understanding of a broad range of exceptionalities through the development of appropriate individualized strategies for various exceptionalities. Students will also analyze current issues in the field of education and psychology for teaching children with exceptionalities and evaluate the effects of these exceptionalities have on children’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor behaviors. ED 621 Advanced Educational Psychology 3 Credits This course will analyze education in today’s society, psychological theories related to education, developmental characteristics of learners, cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning, motivation, classroom management and student and teacher stress management. It will also review relevant assessment activities that are linked to researched learning theories. ED 640 Learner Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Specialization)

3 Credits This course provides an in-depth understanding of developmentally appropriate programs and practices for culturally, linguistically and ability diverse young children including the role of play and the importance of family involvement. Students explore, plan and implement curricula and environments using individually, age-related, and culturally appropriate methods and materials.

ED 650 Statistics, Research and Assessment for the Reflective Practitioner

3 Credits Graduate-level survey of research methods with an emphasis on comprehension of the educational research literature. Course includes scientific method, locating and summarizing published research, sampling, measurement, statistics, research design and critique of published research.

ED 670 Behavioral Consultation (Special Education Specialization) 3 Credits This is a graduate level methods course designed to assist educators in meeting the needs of children with disabilities or at-risk of disabilities through ongoing technical assistance. Behavioral consultation is a method of providing technical assistance through a process that includes problem identification, problem analysis, implementation plan development and ongoing formative evaluation and revision of strategies addressing the instructional and behavior management concerns of educators with a focus on outcomes regarding student behavior. ED 675 Leadership and Advocacy (Early Childhood Specialization) 3 Credits This course explores historical and current trends and issues involving legislation and policy in early childhood education, bilingual education, early childhood special education and multicultural education. Students in this class must demonstrate leadership and advocacy through projects that advocate for children and their families and that require leadership skills, including collaborations and consultation with other professionals and staff personnel in early childhood education settings. Through class discussions and readings, students will analyze other leaders and advocacy roles pertinent to the field.

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ED 676 Consultation and Collaboration in Special and General Education (Special Education Specialization)

3 Credits This course will provide both special education and general education teachers with the tools they need to communicate effectively with one another. Because collaboration is essential in providing optimal education for students, graduate students will be expected to demonstrate habits of collaborative consultation and technical assistance to other educators and service providers. Students will develop and enhance their own skills in teamwork, collaboration, and consultation through required in field assignments.

ED 677 Theories of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education (Secondary Education Specialization)

3 Credits This course offers an analysis of the philosophical assumptions, curriculum issues, learning theories, and history associated with current teaching styles. Emphasis is on applications to all disciplines taught in secondary schools. Current educational trends and issues are analyzed and evaluated in relation to the sociology of secondary school settings.

ED 701 Teacher/Learner Relationships (Early Childhood Specialization) 3 Credits This course examines theory, philosophy and research regarding teacher-learner relationships in early childhood classrooms. Through an inquiry process and reflective writings, teachers will analyze and critique their current interactions and classroom climates, and their connections with families toward a goal of creating relationships that support deeper learning in the classroom. ED 702 Processes and Acquisition of Literacy (Early Childhood Specialization)

3 Credits This course focuses on the study of early language development, growth and development of the brain, processing skills and early aesthetic and kinesthetic experiences to developing literacy. Social and cultural language differences, language acquisition, metacognition, critical periods of brain development, cognitive theory and experiences which contribute to, and are indicators of, readiness for reading will be emphasized. Students will be required to use clinical observation, and develop experiences for young children based on the application of theory in a field study.

ED 703 Critical Perspective in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Specialization)

3 Credits This course takes into account multiple perspectives on early childhood education, offering an analytical approach to early childhood education. Through these lenses, students will critically analyze issues such as the role of the family, the empowerment of women, the question of quality in early childhood education, the push-down curriculum, and the need for early educators to be advocates for young children by articulating best practices for children.

ED 704 Educational Assessment and Planning for Students with Disabilities (Special Education Specialization)

3 Credits In this course students will use appropriate appraisal techniques from various models for students with exceptional needs, basing appropriate curriculum decisions on those evaluations. Graduate students will critique current assessment tools, use high quality assessment tools with students with exceptional needs, and develop appropriate curriculum goals based on the results. Students will maintain a journal of assessment strategies, curriculum goals, and student outcomes.

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ED 705 Applied Behavior Analysis: Changing Behavior & Learning Environments (Special Education Specialization)

3 Credits Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. In this course, students will use ABA in order to improve children’s responses toward educational goals. Students will identify a behavior, analyze it according to the principles of ABA, implement strategies according to the principles, and record the results.

ED 706 Teaching and Solving Behavioral Issues in Autism Spectrum and Related Behavioral Disorders (Special Education Specialization) 3 Credits In this course the characteristics of the various conditions found within the umbrella of “Autism Spectrum Disorders� will be examined and applied to the specific needs of children with such characteristics. Various models of special education will be considered in this course, including Response to Intervention, Multimodal and Non-behavioral Assessments. Issues including the emergence of the broad range of associated disorders, effective response strategies, implications for parents, families, and caregivers, early intervention techniques, speech and language difficulties, and school connections will be analyzed and applied in developing appropriate teaching and learning strategies.

ED 707 Assessment in Secondary Education (Secondary Education Specialization)

3 Credits This course focuses on the individual, classroom, teacher, school, and cultural factors that impact assessment; different types and purposes of assessment; and the relationship of assessment to national and state standards. In this course teachers will integrate their knowledge from education courses and classroom practices, to understand, develop, and implement assessment plans.

ED 708 Understanding and Supporting Adolescent Literacy Development (Secondary Education Specialization)

3 Credits This course will present research-based solutions to problems encountered in reading in secondary schools. Students in this course will develop appropriate assessment, content area reading strategies, reading-writing connections, and reading process skills based on theories and research in secondary reading, remediation, study skills and advanced reading.

ED 709 Instructional Strategies in the Content Area (Secondary Education Specialization)

3 Credits This course focuses on how research and theory in a variety of disciplines inform secondary classroom practices. This course will require students to accept the role of teacher as researcher, using assessment theory and data to drive curriculum and instruction. Each class member will be an active course participant who will prepare, implement, and evaluate activities based on a synthesis of research, theory and best practices. The course will be conducted as a workshop/seminar.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Program Coordinator - Dr. Brad Hastings The goals and objectives of the Master of Science Degree in General Psychology center on preparing students who are employed in a related field and who aspire to enhance or to obtain professional knowledge, skills, and credentials for career advancement or who are seeking a gradual transition to doctoral level work. The curriculum is designed to expose students to research, theory, and applications in most subfields of psychology. Students will have an especially strong foundation in research methodology and knowledge of social, developmental, cognitive, and personality psychology. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to 1. think and communicate about the theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of psychology at the graduate level; 2. demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills especially in relation to conducting and evaluating psychological research and its applications; 3. exercise knowledge of quantitative data analysis necessary for psychological research and for the interpretation of research; 4. show how moral and ethical perspectives influence research, theory, and applications in psychology; 5. draw upon a solid knowledge of general psychological theories and research particularly within the areas of cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and theories of personality; 6. use computer applications necessary for a career in psychology including searching professional databases and other appropriate technical skills; 7. demonstrate leadership skills with an orientation toward using psychological knowledge in service to others; and 8. exercise the professional skills necessary for career experiences in psychology and its related fields including knowledge related to experimental and correlational research and psychological testing. Special Admissions Criterion Incoming students should possess an undergraduate background in statistics and research methods as evaluated by the Program Coordinator. Program of Studies Total Number of Credits required for graduation: 36 General Curriculum Outline CORE COURSES (21 credits) PY 500 Research Methods PY 505 Quantitative Data Analysis PY 520 Advanced Cognitive Psychology PY 530 Advanced Social Psychology PY 540 Theories of Personality PY 600 Psychological Tests & Measures PY 610 Developmental Psychology

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ELECTIVE COURSES (6 credits) Students are required to select two PY or other approved graduate course electives. STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE OPTIONS:

Thesis Option (9 credits) This option is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. PY 698 Thesis I (3 credits) PY 699 Thesis II (6 credits) Management Option (Non-Thesis) (9 credits) Students choose nine (9) credits from the following courses: CR 502 Organizational Leadership CR 605 Human Resource Management CR 610 Financial Management CR 618 Ethical Issues in Administration Elective Option (Non-Thesis) (9 credits) Students choose nine (9) credits of approved graduate electives tailored to their career goals. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Comprehensive Exam - A comprehensive examination is required after the completion of the core courses. The comprehensive exam will evaluate learning of the material from the required course work and will be in appropriate sections. Any sections failed by the student must be retaken.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS PY 500 Research Methods

3 Credits Students will demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in relation to conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research and its applications. Experimental, correlational, single-case, observational and survey strategies will be discussed with additional emphasis on program evaluation and integrative literature reviewing.

PY 505 Quantitative Data Analysis 3 Credits The focus of this course is the statistical analysis of quantitative data for application in professional work or research. Students will exercise knowledge of quantitative data analysis necessary for psychological research and for the critical interpretation of research including an advanced understanding of major statistical concepts and techniques. PY 510 History and Systems of Psychology

3 Credits

The study of psychology in terms of its historical roots and development to its present day manifestation as a multiple theoretical discipline engaged in both quantitative scientific research and practical concerns for every day human well being.

PY 513 Social Science Research

3 Credits

This course provides an applied understanding of the application of basic social science research competencies to better understand and evaluate current issues facing management and administration.

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PY 520 Advanced Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits The primary objective of this course is to explore aspects of cognitive psychology. Topics include: theories of learning and memory, the neural basis of cognition, perception, attention, pattern recognition, mental representations, thinking, language, and intelligence. PY 530 Advanced Social Psychology 3 Credits This course is an advanced and in-depth examination of the pure and applied scientific literature that examines how people think about, influence, and relate to each other. Topics include conformity, obedience, aggression, altruism, attitudes, persuasion and other topics relevant to social behavior. PY 540 Theories of Personality 3 Credits This course will provide an in-depth examination of the major personality theories and research literature. Students will critically think and communicate about the theoretical and applied aspects of personality psychology. Topics include the following theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, evolutionary, trait, social learning, motivational, biographical, developmental, and narrative. PY 600 Psychological Tests and Measures 3 Credits The primary objective of this course is to review psychological tests and measurements and their uses in clinical, industrial, and educational settings. Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles, theories, applications, and methodological issues related to psychological testing and critically evaluate the validity, ethicality, and legality of using tests and other assessment techniques. Topics covered include: test classification, special populations, psychometric principles, norms, ethics, reliability, validity, development, administration, and interpretation of test scores. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PY 505. PY 610 Developmental Psychology 3 Credits This course is designed to explore the well-established knowledge about the development process in humans throughout the stages of life. Emphasis is placed on the major theories concerning growth in various aspects of life, including cognitive, social, personality, physical, and moral development. PY 620 Psychopathology of the Criminal Mind 3 Credits This course is designed to examine the variations of crimes, victims, and offenders, the psychology, sociology, criminology, and scientific relationship of crime and the criminal, the types of criminal personalities, motives, and behaviors, and the scientific research conducted on personality, crime, and the judicial system. The course will challenge students to further develop their personal approach to treating victims and offenders related to various crimes. PY 630 Gerontology 3 Credits Development from middle adulthood through death is examined by exploring psychological, cognitive, social, personality, and physical factors including the issues of marriage, parenthood, work, health, death, and bereavement. Special attention is given to the problems of the elderly and the examination of significant late adult life crises.

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PY 635 Clinical and Counseling Interventions 3 Credits This course provides an in-depth understanding of the etiology, history, development and application of behavioral modification, counseling and clinical interventions. Students will explore aspects of the counselor, the client and the appropriate clinical intervention or counseling approaches, as well as case conceptualization, ethical principles, critical research and legal guidance and adherence. PY 640 Seminar in Applied Psychology

3 Credits A relevant topic in applied psychology will be chosen and discussed. Important readings and activities concerning the topic will be explored in depth.

PY 688 Project 3 Credits This is the final step in the educational process in which the student acquires practical experience in the mental health provider system. The student is afforded the opportunity to apply ideas learned in the classroom to actual practice. PY 698 Thesis I

3 Credits This is the final step in the educational process in which the student designs, conducts, and analyzes an independent research project with a focus in cognitive, developmental, social, or personality psychology. Prerequisites: PY 500, PY 505.

PY 699 Thesis II (minimum of one credit per semester until thesis defense is passed) 1-6 Credits This is the final step in the educational process in which the student designs, conducts, and analyzes an independent research project with a focus in cognitive, developmental, social, or personality psychology. Prerequisite: PY 698.

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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF Office of the President Thomas P. Foley, J.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President B.A., Dartmouth College J.D., Yale Law School Cindy J. Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Assistant to the President/ Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S., Mount Aloysius College

Office of Administrative Services Suzanne P. Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Vice President for Administrative Services B.A., M.A., Temple University Shelley Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Administrative Services/Construction Project Coordinator A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College Gerald Rubritz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Facilities Director A.S., Williamsport Area Community College Christine Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookstore Manager B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Thomas Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Conferences and Special Events Coordinator B.A., Georgetown University M.S., LaSalle University Tonia Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Human Resources B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown M.H.R.M., Saint Francis University Douglas Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Food Services Director/General Manager Metz & Associates Rich Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Information Technology B.S., St. Vincent College William Trexler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Security A.S., Mount Aloysius College

Office of Academic Affairs Dr. Timothy E. Fulop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of Faculty B.A., Wheaton College M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University Bonnie M. Sheridan . . . . . . . .Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty A.S., Mount Aloysius College Bryan Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Institutional Researcher B.S., M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University Heather Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Retention and Advising Director B.A., Saint Francis College M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Misti Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Academic Advising Assistant B.A., The Pennsylvania State University M.L.S., Clarion University M.Ed., Drexel University

Library and Learning Commons Dr. Brandi Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director B.A., George Mason University M.L.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University Shamim H. Rajpar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information Literacy Librarian B.A., The Pennsylvania State University M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh Robert H. Stere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collection Management Librarian B.A., M.A.,The Pennsylvania State University M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh Caressa L. Gearhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coordinator, Learning Commons B.A., M.A.,The Pennsylvania State University M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh Karen Castagnola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professional Health Studies Tutor-Perkins Grant B.S.N., Duquesne University M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania Amanda Fitzpatrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professional Nursing Division Tutor-Perkins Grant A.S.N., B.S.N., Mount Aloysius College M.S.M., The Pennsylvania State University Theresa Spanella Schirato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professional Tutor-Writing Skills Specialist/ Perkins Grant B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.A., University of Phoenix Anne Volk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Learning Specialist B.S., Saint Francis College M.Div., University of Notre Dame

Registrar Dr. Christopher Lovett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registrar B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.S., Ph.D., Capella University Sally Weber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Registrar A.S., Saint Francis College B.S., Saint Francis University

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Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Frank C. Crouse, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President for Enrollment Management/ Dean of Admissions A.S., Mount Aloysius College B.A., B.A., M.Ed./L., Saint Francis College Connie Klinehans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant Richard Mishler . . . . . . . Director of Transfer Admissions and Returning Adult Admissions B.S., Mount Aloysius College Andrew Clouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Freshmen Admissions B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.S., California University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bodenschatz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Michelle Gafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University Austin (A.J.) Bender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Admissions Counselor B.S., Mount Aloysius College Roxanne Hogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Graduate and Continuing Education B.S., M.B.A., Saint Francis University Stacy Schenk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Financial Aid A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S., Mount Aloysius College M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Linda Gaston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director of Financial Aid A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College Michelle Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Aid Counselor B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Tina M. Glunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Aid Counselor B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Office of the Controller Donna Yoder, CPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller B.A., Eastern Mennonite College M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh Sherrie L. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller B.S., Lock Haven University B.S., Saint Francis University

Office of Institutional Advancement John H. Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President for Institutional Advancement B.S., University of Pennsylvania Wharton School M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.S., Drexel Universtiy Kelly A. Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Data Specialist Sally S. Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Development Associate A.S., Penn Highlands Community College B.S., Mount Aloysius College

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Dr. Robert E. Breckinridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Grants and Foundation Relations B.A., SUNY at Albany M.A., University of South Carolina Ph.D., University of Maryland Michael A. Greer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Officer B.A., Saint Mary’s College of Maryland M.B.A., Brenau University Cindy Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Annual Giving A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College Sr. Eric Marie Setlock, R.S.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alumni Relations B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.S., University of Scranton M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Hartt School of Music TBA

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Jackie A. Gutshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Communications A.S., The Pennsylvania State University B.S., Saint Francis College Samuel J. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Website Communications Associate B.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Office of Mission Integration Sr. Helen Marie Burns, Ph.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President for Mission Integration B.A., The Catholic University of America M.A., University of Wisconsin Ph.D., University of Iowa Sr. Nancy Donovan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Campus Ministry B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston M.B.A., Boston College M.A., Fordham University M.S., Neumann College Ann Schwartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Campus Minister B.A., Shippensburg University M.A., LaSalle University

Office of Student Affairs Dr. Jane M. Grassadonia . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students B.S., Washington State University M.S., University of Rochester Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University Larry Brugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/ Director of Career Services B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Cathy Trexler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrative Assistant A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College Elaine Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Student Activities B.A., M.Ed., University of Delaware

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Krista Etters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Counselor/Perkins Grant Coordinator B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.S.W., Syracuse University Marisa Evans, L.P.C., N.C.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Counseling and Disability Services B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Residence Life Ryan M. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Athletics B.S., Indiana University M.Ed., Slippery Rock University Lance Loya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director of Athletics A.S., Garrett Community College B.S., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown M.S., California University of Pennsylvania Dukki Min . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Athletic Trainer B.S., M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Shannon Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Health Services A.S., B.S.N., Mount Aloysius College Lisa Segada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director, Ann Harris Smith Little People’s Place B.S., Slippery Rock University

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Faculty Dr. Merrilee G. Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics/ Department Chairperson, Science and Mathematics B.A., Washington and Jefferson College M.S., Clemson University Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University Kimberly A. Asonevich . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Business and Information Technology A.A., Potomac State College B.S., M.B.A., Frostburg State University Margaret B. Bafile, R.T., R.M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teaching Assistant, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Lee Hospital School of Radiology A.S., Mount Aloysius College Regina M. Barr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing/ Interim Department Chairperson, Associate Degree Nursing A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S.N., M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Megan Beaver, A.S., R.D.M.S., . . . . .Instructor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences A.S., South Hills School of Business Dr. Jacqueline Beck . . . . .Associate Professor of Nursing/RN-BSN Department Chairperson B.S.N., Duquesne University M.S.N., University of Pittsburgh D.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University Joseph Bobak, IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Criminology B.A., Mount Aloysius College M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science and Law, Duquesne University Law School Kristi L. Bowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor, Department Chairperson, Educational Enrichment Program/General Studies and Liberal Arts B.S., Pennsylvania State University M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Margaret A. Boyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing Diploma, Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing B.S.N., West Liberty State College M.B.A., Frostburg State College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Devorah Trembach Bozella . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Elementary Education/ Early Childhood Education B.S., Slippery Rock Univesity M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University Theresa A. Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Nursing/Lab Simulation Coordinator B.S.N., Saint Francis College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Thomas P. Coakley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Professor of English/Department Chairperson, English and Fine Arts B.A., Villanova University M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University Dr. Barbara Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of English B.A., Texas State University San Marcos M.A., Utah State University Ph.D., University of Oregon Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of English B.A., Catholic University of America M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University Dr. Ryan D. Costanzo . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor/Educational Enrichment Program B.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.A., M.S.Ed., Duquesne University Nicole R. Custer, CCRN-CSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Nursing A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Anthony Dragani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Religious Studies B.A., University of Pittsburgh M.A., Franciscan University Ph.D., Duquesne University Dr. Deanne Horner D’Emilio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Academic Dean/ Professor, Department Chairperson Law and Justice Administration/ Division Chairperson, Humanities, Social Science, and Professional Studies B.A., Westminster College M.A., Bowling Green State University J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law Dr. J. Michael Engle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.S., Bowling Green State University Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Dr. Paul S. Farcus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Academic Dean/ Professor of Social Science/ Division Chairperson, Health Studies and Sciences/ Department Chairperson, Professional Studies/ Program Development Coordinator B.S., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Kimberly J. Garman, C.R.N.P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing Diploma, Conemaugh Memorial Center School of Nursing B.S., Slippery Rock University M.A., Indiana University B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Pittsburgh Dr. Virginia L. Gonsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Social Science B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

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Dirk S. Grafton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Professor of Criminology B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania William V. Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Information Technology B.S., University of Pittsburgh M.S., Webster University Dr. David Haschak, N.C.C., L.P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Social Science B.S., University of Pittsburgh M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ed.D., Duquesne University Dr. Brad M. Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professor of Social Science/ Department Chairperson, Social Science B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University Felicia Holliday, R.T. (R)(CT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Diploma, Altoona Hospital School of Radiologic Technology B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.Ed., Gannon University Kathleen P. Hoyne, MT(AMT) . . . . . . . . . . . .Clinical Coordinator Health Studies Division/ Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Technician Program A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S., M.S., Mount Aloysius College Dr. Gary Hypes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Business and Information Technology C.P.A., State of West Virginia J.D., West Virginia College of Law Dr. Michael B. Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Social Science B.A., Loyola University M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Rosemary Kehrer, C.E.N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing B.S.N., M.S., University of Nevada M.S.N., Widener University Sharon L. Kisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Professor of Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Pittsburgh Dr. Timothy O. Koneval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cheryl D. Kowalczyk, R.N, C.M.A. . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator/ Department Chairperson, Medical Assistant A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S.N., Mount Aloysius College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Michael J. Kress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professor of Science and Mathematics B.S., University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University Joan M. Krug, RN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Nursing A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Laura Lansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Psychology B.A., Rockford College M.S., The College of William and Mary in Virginia M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University Penelope Lescher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant/ Director/Department Chairperson, Physical Therapist Assistant B.S., equivalent, Leeds School of Physiotheraphy, Leeds, England M.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland Patricia E. McNelis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Professor, Educational Enrichment Program B.A., Saint Francis College M.A., Western Illinois University Patricia Meintel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S.N., Regents College M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sharon A. Miller, R.T.(R)(MR)(M)(CT) . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Altoona Hospital School of Radiology B.S., M.S., Mount Aloysius College Christopher D. Mingyar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Professor of Business Administration/ Department Chairperson, Business and Information Technology B.S., M.B.A., West Virginia University Amanda S. Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instructor of Surgical Technology/Program Director A.S., B.S., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Dr. Bernard Glenn Neff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of English Diploma, Mount Aloysius College A.S., B.A., Mount Aloysius College M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Bonnie S. Noll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Nursing A.S., Broome Community College (SUNY) B.S.N., M.S.N, University of Pittsburgh Sandra J. Nypaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Mathematics B.S., Ohio Northern University M.S., University of South Carolina Dr. Penny O’Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics B.S., Linfield College Ph.D., Montana State University Jane M. Petroski, R.T.(R)(M)(QM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences B.S., College of South Carolina at Charleston R.T., San Bernardino County Hospital M.S., Midwestern State University Helen Ritchey, RT (R)(M), PMAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Teaching Assistant, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Diploma, Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College Robert J. Rabatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant B.S., M.P.T., Saint Francis University

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Marianne Roberts, C.I.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Nursing A.S., Mount Aloysius Junior College B.S.N., Gwynedd Mercy College M.A., M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Francis Rohlf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Religious Studies B.A., St. Pius X Seminary M.A., M.Div., St. Vincent Seminary Ph.D., Duquesne University Dr. Marilyn J. Roseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education/ Department Chairperson, Education and Sign Language B.S., University of Pittsburgh M.Ed., Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Sara Rutledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education B.A., Seton Hill College M.A., Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Paula K. Scaramozzino, R.T.(R)(MR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor/ Department Chairperson, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences R.T., Mercy Hospital School of Radiology B.S., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown M.B.A., Saint Francis University Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University Brian K. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Instructor of Nursing A.A., Harrisburg Community College B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix Dr. Julie Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of Social Science/ Coordinator, Secondary Education Program B.A., Thiel College M.PA., Akron University M.A., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University Brittany M. Smithmyer, R.D.M.S. . . . . . .Assistant Clinical Coordinator/Teaching Assistant Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences A.S., B.S., Mount Aloysius College Theresa Smith-Rawecki . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Sign Language-Interpreter Education B.S., M.S., California State University M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh Margaret A. Steinbeiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Professor of English A.A., Sullins College B.S., M.A., East Tennessee State University Certificate Lieuo da Lucca, Italy Sally S. Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Professor of English and Fine Arts/Theatre Director B.A., James Madison University M.F.A., Temple University Dr. Donald A. Talbot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Professor of English and Fine Arts A.A.S., Haywood Community College B.A., St. Mary’s Seminary College M.A., Catholic University of America M.F.A., University of Cincinnati Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Patricio A. Torres-Palacio . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Business Administration/ Coordinator, Master of Buisness Administration Graduate Program M.B.A., Ph.D., Purdue Universtiy Dr. Natalie A. van Breukelen . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics B.S., M.S., C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University Ph.D., Lehigh University Karen A.Watt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor/ Coordinator, Information Technology Program B.S., University of Pittsburgh M.B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Nancy Rosensteel Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Professor of Music/Vox Nova Director B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.M., Hartt School of Music

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Mount Aloysius College is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, a national organization of higher education institutions sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Mark Barnhart Ms. Ann Benzel Dr. Barbara Cliff Mr. Kim Craig Mr. Philip Devorris Dr. Margaret Anne Dougherty, R.S.M. Sr. Susan C. Evelyn, R.S.M. Sr. Mary Ellen Fuhrman, R.S.M. Dr. Susan Hunt The Honorable David C. Klementik Ms. R. Adele Kupchella

Mr. Scott Lawhead Dr. Lisa Mary McCartney, R.S.M. Mr. Michael W. McLanahan Sr. Jean Messaros, R.S.M. Mr. William C. Polacek Mr. Richard D. Rose, Esquire Mr. Daniel W. Rullo, Esquire Mr. Edward J. Sheehan, Jr. Mr. Timothy P. Sissler The Honorable D. Brooks Smith Sr. Sara Sweeney, R.S.M.

MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Ms. Christine Cox Mr. Rene Damin Mr. David DeGol Ms. Lydia Dobrowolsky, ‘02, ‘04 Atty. Robert S. Donaldson Ms. Lynne Faint, ’82 Mr. Adam Henger Mr. Shawn D. Kaufman, ’92, ’94

Sr. M. Caritas Kennedy, R.S.M., ’47A, ’49 Ms. Ruth Lytle , ’71 Mr. Sean McLanahan Mr. J. Denny Stevens Commissioner P. J. Stevens Ms. Linda Thomson Commissioner Salvatore J. Valenty Atty. George Wolfe

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INDEX Academic Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Academic Amnesty Policy. . . . . . . . . . . .31 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13 Academic Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Academic Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Academic Forgiveness Policy . . . . . . . . .30 Academic Grievance Policy . . . . . . . . . .31 Academic Honesty and Integrity . . . . . .32 Academic Honors (Dean’s List) . . . . . . .19 Academic Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Academic Programs (List) . . . . . . . . . .4, 5 Academic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Academic Standing (Transfer Student) .17 Accelerated Degree Completion Program 199 Accommodations (Disabilities) . . . . . . .45 Accounting Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Accrediting Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 Add/Drop Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Administration, Faculty and Staff . . . .313 Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Advanced Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Appeals (Financial Aid Denial) . . . . . . .56 Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Applied Technology Program . . . . . . . .64 Articulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Associate Degree – Second . . . . . . . . . . .21 Athletics (Intercollegiate) . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Attendance at Liturgy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Audit Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Bachelor Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Bachelor Degree - Second . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Bad Check Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Board of Trustees/Corporation Members .324 Business Administration Program . . . .75 Business Administration (Master’s) . .288 Campus Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 CAPL (College Assessment of Prior Learning) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 CAPSTONE Seminar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Challenge Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Change of Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 CLEP (College Level Examination Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Commencement Activities-Participation .34 Commuting Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Computer Charge (Personal) . . . . . . . . .58 (ConAp) Concurrent Admission Program 17

Cooperative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Core Goals & Learning Outcomes . . . . . .9 Core Course Requirements – Associate . .35 Core Course Requirements – Bachelor . . .35 Counseling Services (Pastoral) . . . . . . . .44 Counseling Services (Personal) . . . . . . .47 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 (AC) Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 (AN) Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 (AR) Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 (ASL) Sign Language/Interpreter Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 (BD) Bachelor’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . .209 (BL) Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 (BU) Business Administration . . . . .213 (CH) Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 (CLS) MAC Foundation Course . . .217 (CM) College Mathematics . . . . . . .217 (CP) Career Planning . . . . . . . . . . . .218 (CR) Criminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 (CS) Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . .223 (DMS) Diagnostic Medical Sonography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227 (EC) Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 (ED) Education/Early Level Pre K-4 . Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 (EE) Educational Enrichment . . . . . .233 (EN) English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 (FL) Foundations of Leadership . . .239 (GE) Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 (HCA) Health Care Administration . .240 (HS) History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 (LW) Legal Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243 (MA) Medical Assistant . . . . . . . . . . .246 (MLT) Medical Laboratory Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248 (MU) Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 (NU) Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (PA) Public Administration . . . . . . .254 (PL) Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 (PS) Political Science . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 (PT) Physical Therapist Assistant . .260 (PY) Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 (RAD) Radiography . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 (RS) Religious Studies and Theology .270 (SC) Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 (SO) Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 (ST) Surgical Technology . . . . . . . . .277 Credit and Credit Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Criminology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Criminal Justice Management (Master’s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 Damage Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

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Day Care Services (Child Care Center) . . .45 Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Directed Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Disabilities (Accommodations) . . . . . . .45 Double Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Early Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Early Childhood Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Educational Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Educational Enrichment Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Education/Early Level Pre K-4 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Education - Secondary . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 English Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Faculty Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act . . .22 Fees, Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56, 57 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Financial Aid - Leave of Absence Policy . . .58 General Psychology (Master’s) . . . . . . .309 General Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 General Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . .131 Grades – Mid-Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Grades – Incomplete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Graduate and Continuing Education .199 Graduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 Graduation Requirements and Honors Associate’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bachelor’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Health and Human Services Administration (Master’s) . . . . . . . . .292 Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 History/Political Science . . . . . . . . . . . .132 History of the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Housing - Reservation Fee . . . . . . . . . . .58 Housing – Damage Deposit . . . . . . . . . .58 Incomplete Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Information Technology Program . . . .139 Institutional Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Late Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Legal Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Liberal Arts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Master Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . .278 Matriculation (Associate’s / Bachelor’s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Medical Assistant Program . . . . . . . . . .147

Medical Imaging Program . . . . . . . . . .151 Medical Laboratory Technician Program . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mount Aloysius College—At A Glance . . .3 Nursing Program Associate’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Bachelor’s Degree (RN-BSN) . . . . . .168 Other Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Part-Time Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Payment Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Perkins Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Philosophy of the College . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Physical Therapist Assistant Program 176 President’s Advisory Council . . . . . . . .323 Probation and Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Professional Studies Program . . . . . . .176 Programs of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Psychology Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 Readmission Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Re-Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Reinstatement Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Repeating a Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Reservation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 62 Residence Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Second Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 55 Secondary Education Program . . . . . .100 Sign Language/Interpreter Education . .184 Semester Progress Report . . . . . . . . . . . .36 SOC (Service Members Opportunity College) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Special Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Student Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Summer School Students . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Surgical Technology Program . . . . . . .188 Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Textbooks and Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Title IV Funds (Return) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Transcript Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Transfer Applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 55 Transfer Credits Associate’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Bachelor’s Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Transfer Credit Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 58 Tuition and Fees Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Vehicle Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Vox Nova Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Withdrawal from College . . . . . . . . .39,60

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Non Discrimination Statement: Mount Aloysius College strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, or veteran status in the administration of its admissions and employment practices, educational policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or any other College administered program. Any person with limited language skills will be eligible for assistance in language skills from the College upon request. The College will provide such assistance to assure that any person with limited English language skills will not have language act as a barrier either to admission or to participation in programs of the College. Inquiries or requests for information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s designated Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630. Tel: (814) 886-6472. If you have questions or need information regarding specific accommodation(s), including physical access to campus facilities, please contact the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, at the telephone number or address listed above. Any request(s) for accommodation should be made with as much advance notice as possible in order to provide sufficient time for the College to review and respond to your request in a timely manner. Admission to and attendance at the College is a privilege not a right. Membership in the College Community bears with it the responsibility to adhere to its policies and regulations. This catalog is for information only. The provisions of the catalog are not to be construed as representing contractual or any other obligations of Mount Aloysius College. The College expressly reserves the right to increase, decrease, withdraw, cancel, reschedule, repeal, change, modify or amend any provisions, policies, requirements, rules, charges, fees, expenses, courses, programs of study, degrees, and other academic regulations. Mount Aloysius College further reserves the right to dismiss a student from the College for cause at any time. It also reserves the right to impose probation, suspension or other disciplinary action on any student whose conduct or achievement is unsatisfactory. When a student is dismissed or suspended for cause, there will be no refund of tuition or fees paid. Neither will there be any refunds in the event the operation of Mount Aloysius College is temporarily suspended as a result of any act of God, strike, work stoppage, disruption, or any other reason beyond its control. Other refund policies are stated elsewhere in this catalog.

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