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Office of Admission 203-392-5644

131 Farnham Avenue

888-500-SCSU (7278)

An equal opportunity university

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New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1201

“My First-Year Experience (FYE) professor taught me how to succeed, and how

“College was such a huge change and

“FYE offers the sense of a ‘comfort

to adopt independent learning styles, ultimately relying on ourselves. Meeting

the start of a new chapter in life. Inquiry

blanket,’ which helped my transition;

administrators outside the classroom opened my eyes to see that voices at SCSU

class helped reassure me that I was

I was able to see familiar faces on a

are treated equally; professors and administrators alike desire your success, not

ready and capable of becoming a

daily basis, providing the opportunity to

failure. I will always remember my first semester at Southern as a result of my

well-balanced student at Southern.”

know my peers and gain friendships.”

learning community!”

Discover our diverse and dynamic university. Southern is a comprehensive public university in a great college town, with wide options for academic study, a beautiful expanded campus, and all the extras – including internships at organizations such as ESPN, Hospital of Saint Raphael, The United Nations, and World Cup Soccer USA; service and leadership opportunities; faculty-mentored research; and study abroad. We offer a wide range of majors and minors, a vibrant campus, life outside the classroom, and a commitment to preparing strong leaders. As a new student, our First-Year Experience (FYE) program gets you off to a great start with a broad spectrum of programs, resources, and student support services


designed to help you make the transition to college. FYE connects you with fellow students and faculty members through innovative learning communities, and supports your efforts to succeed with everything from study skills workshops to leadership opportunities. Outside the classroom, you’ll keep on learning about yourself, about other people, and about how to be the person you want to be. Our thriving campus expands your world, supported by a talented and caring community of faculty and staff dedicated to working together to help you succeed as a student and grow as an individual. You’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime.



Arts and Sciences The School of Arts and Sciences challenges students to meet high standards of academic rigor and integrity. Its academic departments span the humanities, the physical sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the social sciences. Students can study human remains in forensic anthropology, compose their own musical pieces in an electronic music lab, or conduct hands-on research on Long Island Sound. Southern was recently named as the host site for Connecticut’s first research center devoted solely to nanotechnology. Physics Department chair Christine Broadbridge (photo below) has provided national leadership in the area of materials science education. The center prepares students for careers in this growth industry through experience with specialized equipment, including a stateof-the-art microscope that uses electrons to image materials on the atomic scale. In addition, four interdisciplinary programs – the Honors College, Judaic Studies, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies – have their home in the School of Arts and Sciences. The school offers undergraduate degree programs in the following areas:

MAJORS • Anthropology, B.A. • Anthropology, B.S. Archaeology Biological Cultural Linguistics • Art Education, B.S.* • Art History, B.A. • Biology, B.A., B.S.* • Chemistry, B.A., B.S.* Bio-Chemistry General • Communication, B.S. Advertising and Promotions Interpersonal/Relational Organizational Video Production • Computer Science, B.S. General Computer Information Systems • Earth Science, B.A. • Earth Science, B.S.* Environmental General Geology • Economics, B.A.* • English, B.A.* • French, B.A.* • Geography, B.A., B.S.* • German, B.A.* • History, B.A.* • Italian, B.A.* • Journalism, B.A., B.S. • Liberal Studies, B.A., B.S. • Mathematics, B.A., B.S.*

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Media Studies, B.A. Music, B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Physics, B.A. Physics, B.S.* Engineering General Political Science, B.A., B.S.* Psychology, B.A. General Mental Health Psychology, B.S. Research Sociology, B.A., B.S.* Spanish, B.A.* Studio Art, B.S. Ceramics Graphic Design Jewelry/Metals Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Theatre, B.A.

MINORS • African Studies • Anthropology • Art History • Asian Studies • Central, East European, and Eurasian Studies • Communication Advertising and Promotions Interpersonal and Relational

Organizational Video Production • Computer Science • Criminal Justice • Earth Science • Economics • English Literature Creative Writing Professional Writing • Environmental Studies • Ethnic Studies • Forensic Science • Geography • German Studies • History • Journalism • Judaic Studies • Latin American and Caribbean Studies • Mathematics • Media Studies • Music • Philosophy • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology • Studio Art • Theatre • Urban Studies • Women’s Studies • World Languages and Literatures



*Students interested in secondary school teaching careers (grades 7-12) may enroll as a Bachelor of Science major in these departments offering the course work required by the state Department of Education.

If you thrive on ideas, the Southern Honors College is for you. This four-year program replaces most university requirements with team-taught, interdisciplinary courses and a thesis requirement. Enrolling academically talented students, the Honors College encourages participants to work closely with faculty to develop critical thinking skills they can use throughout their lives. The Honors College provides excellent credentials for graduate school and career placement.



Business In The School of Business, students can research, buy, and sell stocks on an on-campus “trading floor” (right), learn how to establish a brand and market a product, or delve into real estate law, entrepreneurship, and small business development. The faculty is focused on sharing and practicing leading organizational, business, and professional management theories and applications, and developing programs recognized for innovation, practical approach, and accessibility. Southern business students recently competed in a real-world simulation program along with some of the world’s most elite universities. The assignment was to stabilize a failing company. The exercise, which simulates teamwork, decision making, quantitative and presentation skills, reinforced what it takes for a team to be successful. The Southern team scored better than 99 percent of all schools taking part in the program, including graduate teams from prestigious schools. Soon, Southern’s School of Business will have a new home (below). Construction is currently under way to renovate and transform the former Student Center into a state-of-theart facility for business study. The timing is perfect, since Southern’s business programs – accounting, economics and finance, management, management information systems and marketing – are in high demand to meet Connecticut’s workforce needs. Anticipated completion is summer 2012. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration in the following fields: MAJORS • Business Administration, B.S. Accounting Business Economics Finance International Business Management Management of Information Systems Marketing


MINORS • Accounting • Business Administration • Management • Management Information Systems (MIS) • Marketing


The School of Education prepares more teachers than any other institution in the state, as well as produces the greatest numbers of principals and superintendents through its educational leadership programs. As the statewide leader in graduating highly qualified special education teachers, Southern has been tapped by the state to address the growing challenge of how to better educate autistic children. Our new Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders, the first of its kind in the state, provides a distinctive resource to improve the educational and social experiences of students diagnosed with a form of this developmental disability.



Students train for careers as they work in the field alongside teachers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and fitness specialists. The School of Education offers the bachelor of science degree and teaching certification in the following areas: MAJORS • Art Education (K-12), B.S. • Early Childhood Education, B.S. • Elementary Education, B.S. • Elementary Education, Bilingual, B.S. • Exercise Science, B.S. Athletic Training Human Performance Physical Education, K-12 • Information and Library Science, B.S. • Secondary Education Certification Biology Chemistry Economics English Earth Science French


Geography German History and Social Science Italian Mathematics Physics Political Science Sociology Spanish • Special Education and Reading (K-12), Collaborative, B.S. MINORS Exercise Science Information and Library Science Instructional Technology School Health



Health and Human Services The Connecticut Department of Labor predicts that Connecticut’s health care demands will increase 60 percent over the next 20 years. The latest occupational forecast data suggests a long-term demand for professionals in the nursing, public health, and therapy fields, among others. Southern’s recent efforts to address the current nursing shortage include an accelerated program that allows those with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline to earn a B.S.N. in one year, half the time it usually takes to earn the degree. The School of Health and Human Services provides opportunities for students to do clinical practice at local hospitals and community health centers, work at counseling centers and social service agencies, and intern at camps and recreation centers. Nursing students work in Southern’s interactive nursing lab, developing basic skills like health assessment, dressing wounds, suctioning and administering medications (photo right). The school offers undergraduate degree programs in the following areas: MAJORS • Communication Disorders, B.S. Speech Pathology • Nursing, B.S. • Public Health, B.S. • Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. Community Recreation and Youth Development Therapeutic Recreation Travel and Tourism Management Sports Management


• Social Work, B.S. MINORS • Public Health • Public Health Health and Safety Health Services Administration Nutrition Wellness


A Student-Centered University Southern understands the tremendous power of education and its ability to transform lives. The campus has a vibrant, culturally rich, and ethnically diverse environment. The faculty and staff are a talented, dedicated group of people whose first priority is to educate and assist students. Southern students receive exemplary professional training and are inspired by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our professors. As a student-centered institution, Southern views student success as its highest priority. In addition to its extensive academic offerings, Southern offers a wide array of academic support services to strengthen and enrich your classroom experience and meet your academic and career goals. Students interested in pre-professional studies in law, engineering, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who will provide extensive academic guidance and personal support in preparing students for admission to graduate programs.

participation for persons with physical and learning disabilities. Our Center for Adaptive Technology (CAT) enables people with physical, visual, and learning disabilities to gain access to the latest computer technology to achieve academic goals.

The Center for the Environment offers inter-disciplinary programs in environmental studies, environmental education, science education, marine studies, and experiential education. Environmental programs have taken students to the Florida Keys, Nantucket, Coastal Maine, Scandinavia, Bimini, and the United Kingdom. Southern’s Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS) recently received a $250,000 grant from the Werth Family Foundation, which has been targeted toward student environmental research (photo top left).

More U.S. students than ever are studying abroad – an opportunity that is usually a defining moment in a student’s life and continues to affect the participant’s life for years after the experience. Our special institutes and foreign study programs offer students a chance to combine language, travel, and cultural study to countries including France, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Guatemala, and China, to name a few.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides students, faculty, and staff with services, information, and support that promote educational equity and full


Our R.O.T.C. program is coordinated with other universities in the state to give students an opportunity to earn a commission in the U.S. Army or Air Force by completing R.O.T.C. requirements as part of their studies.


Living on Campus Living on campus offers options designed to help students become involved in hall and campus activities, develop lifelong friendships, and participate in experiences that will enhance skills for future employment and personal growth. National research indicates that living on campus contributes to greater overall satisfaction and success in college. The convenience of living on campus puts you within walking distance of your classes, labs, the library, theater, concerts, and sports facilities. As a resident, you are also provided with many opportunities to become involved on campus. Residence Hall Councils are the student-run governing bodies in the halls. Getting involved with Hall Council is a great way for you to meet others and develop leadership skills. Whether you live on campus or commute, our dining services offer personalized dining options for the ultimate in value and


convenience. There are a number of dining locations throughout campus, including our traditional dining hall, convenience store, and food court. Transitioning from a supportive and protective home environment to college naturally generates both excitement and anxiety for many reasons including the move, academic responsibilities, and meeting new people. Our Granoff Student Health Center, Wellness Center and our University Counseling Services work together to help students adjust to life on campus. These services include men’s and women’s health care, individual and group counseling, outreach and programming, and consulting services. The University Police Department is a visible presence on campus. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, coordinate the Campus Escort program, oversee the campus shuttle service, and handle related issues.


Discover Championship Athletics

During the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, the Southern Owls won league championships in men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, baseball, and softball. Ten programs were represented in NCAA action, including the recently completed run by the baseball team (photo top right) to the national semifinals. Southern’s NCAA individual national champion, Amanda Thomas (above), took first place in the 200-yard individual medley – finishing with a time of 2:00.88, just .32 seconds less than the NCAA record. We produced three NCAA individual runnersup and 24 All-Americans. Southern places a high priority on athletes’ academics. This past year, 353 athletes were named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 semester GPA in order to earn recognition. For intercollegiate athletes, Southern’s membership in the NCAA, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the Northeast-10 Conference provides opportunities to compete in the full spectrum of intercollegiate athletics.


Men’s Programs: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, track and field. Women’s Programs: Basketball, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball. Student competitors have opportunities to participate in a variety of intramural programs, and take advantage of the university’s athletic and recreation facilities: flag football, co-ed indoor and outdoor soccer, co-ed dodgeball, softball, volleyball, co-ed 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball. Many students take advantage of our on-campus recreational facilities. The James Moore Field House is one of New England’s finest athletic facilities and home to numerous championship events. In addition, the arena accommodates a variety of sports activities, highlighted by men’s and women’s basketball. For water sports, Southern has Hutchinson Natatorium, an eight-lane pool, and a six-lane pool at Pelz Gym, which also accommodates volleyball and women’s gymnastics. Jess Dow Field, Southern’s lighted outdoor stadium with seating for 6,000, hosts numerous collegiate and scholastic events.


Student Activities and Organizations

Research has shown that students who balance their academic work with extracurricular activities are more productive, more inclined to achieve success in academic and other pursuits, enjoy life, are better prepared for life after graduation, and make lifelong friends. Many students actively participate in Southern’s clubs and organizations. They enjoy educational, social, and cultural opportunities, both on and off campus. • Academic and Professional Development Accounting Society American Advertising Federation American Marketing Association Anthropology Club Biology Club Chemistry Club Computer Club Earth Science Club Exercise Physiology Club Financial Management Association Forensic Society French Club Geographic Information Science Club Geography Club History Club Information and Library Science Club Mathematics Club Media Studies Club Men About Business Medieval and Renaissance Society National Student Nurses Association Pre-Health Professional Society Philosophy Club Physical Education Club Physics Club Pre-Law Society Psychology Club Public Health Society Recreation Club SCSU Management Association Social Welfare Organization Society of Professional Journalists Sociology Club Southern Future Teachers Organization Sports Medicine Club Students in Free Enterprise • Club Sports Cheerleading Colorguard Dance team Drumline Ice Hockey Karate Men’s Lacrosse Men’s Rugby


Paintball Ski and Snowboard Steppin’ Up Drill Team Symphonic Pulse Dance Company Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Women’s Rugby • Councils and Governing Organizations Class Governments Greek Life Council Inter-Residence Council Programs Council Student Government Association • Honorary and Service Organizations Active Minds Alpha Kappa Delta – sociology Colleges Against Cancer Delta Mu Delta – business administration Gamma Theta Upsilon – geography Golden Key National Honor Society – National Honor Society for juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class Habitat for Humanity HOPE (Peer educators) Iota Iota Iota – women’s studies Kappa Delta Pi – education Lambda Pi Eta – communication Order of Omega – Greek life Phi Alpha Theta – history Pi Sigma Alpha – political science Psi Chi – psychology Sigma Gamma Alpha – Greek life Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Beta chapter – nursing Zeta Delta Epsilon – service • International and Multicultural Groups African Students Association Asian Cultural Society Baka Chan Anime Society Black Student Union Chinese Student Association CIAO Italian Club Organization of Latin American Students People to People Club South Asian Student Association West Indian Society

• Media Groups Folio Southern News Southern TV WSIN Radio Station • Performing and Creative Arts Arts League Crescent Players Cultural Affairs Club Film Society Deadhead Jam Band Music Club Southern Harmony SCSU Drumline SCSU Pep Band • Political Action and Advocacy Amnesty International Animal Activists Best Buddies College Democrats College Republicans Council for Exceptional Children Environmental Futurists International Socialists Association LGBT Prism NAACP Outreach Unlimited • Recreation Organizations Commuter Student Union Senior Citizen Student Organization Veterans Association • Religious Organizations Campus Crusade for Christ Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Jewish Students Organization Muslim Students Association Newman Society • Social Fraternities and Sororities Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Kappa Delta Xi Sorority Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Lambda Pi Upsilon Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity Omega Zeta Pi Sorority Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Sigma Delta Sigma Sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Zeta Phi Beta Sorority


Discover an Extraordinary Environment What you learn in the classroom is the foundation for an outstanding undergraduate experience. This experience is supported by frequent opportunities to hear directly from celebrated artists and thinkers, political leaders, international policymakers, and a host of other visionaries and dignitaries who routinely visit Southern. The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture Series is a major intellectual event in the greater New Haven area. Each year, the series brings political, social, or creative leaders to campus. Past speakers have included former U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright; actor and comedian Whoopi Goldberg; New


England Patriots coach Bill Belichick; former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak; Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Ohno (above); former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and actor Michael J. Fox.

Our theater program provides students with an opportunity to develop their skills in an intimate and personal atmosphere. Many of Southern’s students and faculty can be found on-stage and backstage in theaters locally, regionally, nationally, and around the world. Students in Southern’s theater program have been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 competition.

The lecture series is held at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. Our 1,568seat auditorium provides the setting for a dynamic calendar of year-round cultural and academic events, including theater, jazz, lectures, concerts, celebrations, art exhibits, international movie screenings, and comedy shows. The Lyman Center is also the home of Southern’s acclaimed Theatre Department and the Robert Kendall Drama Lab for experimental theater.


Life After Southern Making the leap from college to career can be both exhilarating and daunting. But with help – and, of course, your Southern degree – exploring your options in today’s job market can also be an exciting, stimulating, and enriching experience. The Center for Career Services offers comprehensive career resources for all Southern students. Career development programs include career counseling, individual consultation about your career options and majors, resume writing, cover letters and job search strategies. Southern students and graduates alike benefit from the strength of our expanding network of alumni in practically every field of endeavor. Many of our successful graduates feel a sense of responsibility toward students, and they go out of their way to mentor undergraduates, providing advice and helping to open professional doors to job opportunities.

Welcome to New Haven As an extension of the classroom, the city of New Haven is a vibrant center for arts, culture, history, and entertainment in southern New England. New Haven offers students tremendous opportunities to experience and explore all that this dynamic city offers, including student teaching and internship opportunities. Take advantage of world-famous theaters, festivals, museums, art and natural history, cafes, bookstores and galleries, lively nightlife, a range of outdoor and seaside activities – and some of the best pizza you’ll ever eat! New Haven is also a real college town, with six colleges in the wider region and lots of opportunities for students to get out into the community. Whether they’re taking in an arts festival, hearing some new music, or volunteering with a service organization, Southern students have many ways to make New Haven their own. And thanks to its proximity to New York and Boston – with easy travel connections to both – New Haven provides a great home base from which to learn, grow, and build a world of valuable experiences.


Given their excellent academic credentials, it’s also no surprise that many Southern graduates continue their studies, earning advanced degrees at various outstanding colleges and universities, including Southern. Southern alum David McHale, ’82, (right) is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Northeast Utilities. His tenure at Northeast Utilities began as an economic research intern during his senior year at Southern. McHale was offered a full-time position as a research analyst upon graduation and, building on a strong work ethic, steadily climbed the corporate ladder to his current position. “My experience at Southern triggered a real passion for learning and achievement,” says McHale. “To this day, I remain thankful, involved and committed to the university.”


2011-12 Yearly Expenses for Full-time Undergraduates

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*Fees include the following: State University Fee, University General Fee, Activity Fee and Media Fee. Tuition and fees listed are subject to change/revision. Accident and sickness insurance, personal expenses, and textbooks are not included in the estimated yearly cost. Detailed cost information is available at

Financial Aid Even with affordable tuition costs, many families find they still need financial aid to make college a reality. To help you discover what kind of financial aid you’re eligible for, Southern offers financial aid counseling plus a variety of financial aid options, including grants, loans, and on-campus and off-campus student employment. Visit for information. To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor by the March 4, 2012 priority date. You can complete the FAFSA at (Southern’s Code: 001406). Southern awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need and will send notification to recipients starting mid-March. As a full-time student you may apply for one of the Alumni Association’s more than 180 scholarships in the fall of your freshman year. For details, visit scholarshipprogram. For families who find it more convenient to budget the cost of tuition and fees over the course of the semester, Southern offers interest free payment plans. There is a limited enrollment period for these plans. For more information, please visit bursar/paymentplans.

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We encourage interested students to tour our campus and discover Southern’s environment for yourself. To schedule a tour, visit Application for Admission If you want to join a dynamic, diverse learning community, and if you like the idea of working closely with faculty who will support, inspire and help you realize your dreams, then it’s time to apply to Southern. • Apply online at • Contact the Admissions Office at (203) 392-5644 for additional information. Application for Housing Visit to view 360-degree room tours, get descriptions of building features, and meet the staff. Complete the online housing application after you have been accepted to the university. Important Information for Residents of New England States Only Students who are legal residents of the other five New England states may be eligible for reduced tuition and fees under the New England Regional Student Program. If you are applying under the New England Regional Student Program, check the appropriate box on your application form. Programs available at Southern: • Maine and New Hampshire: Italian • Massachusetts: Information and Library Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies • Rhode Island: Athletic Training, Earth Science, Exercise Science, Information and Library Science, Public and Community Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies • Vermont: Earth Science, Italian, Information and Library Science, Public and Community Health, Special Education

SCSU Viewbook 2011  

Southern Connecticut State University Viewbook 2011 edition.

SCSU Viewbook 2011  

Southern Connecticut State University Viewbook 2011 edition.