Issuu on Google+

ccounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information System mputer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Stud ernational Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Phy litical Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administrat an Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Phys apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur ies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme eting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop cial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur ies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme eting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop cial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur ies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme eting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop cial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica SIMPSON.EDU 1 apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc

ACADEMICS EXPLORE. ENGAGE. EXPERIENCE.


Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Syst Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Interna International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management L Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary M Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Compu Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Manag Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Acco Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Scienc Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Managemen Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Acco Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Scienc Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Re Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin America losophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medici Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Comp Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internatio ment International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Sc chology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resourc ment Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Th Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media S Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistr Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philos Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coachin Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optome Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry C tion and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Fo cience/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Educat erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultu Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineeri Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic T iochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English En tal Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Mar Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administ heatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy So Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuaria Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Crimina conomics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management Int Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Lat Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterin Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Syste simpson.edu/academics Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies In Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Pol sychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resou atin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Min Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Infor omputer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Stu 2 International S I M P S O N Relations C O L L E GManagement E Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ogy Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS STARTS WITH

DYNAMIC

ACADEMICS • Professors who care • Small classes • Cutting-edge curriculum • Research opportunities • Internships and job shadows


stems Computer Science ational Management Psychology Religion Latin American Studies Medicine Accounting uter Science Criminal gement International Religion Sociology n Studies Philosophy ounting Actuarial ce Criminal Justice nt International Religion Sociology n Studies Philosophy ounting Actuarial ce Criminal Justice t International eligion Sociology an Studies Phiine Accounting puter Science onal Managecience Psyces Manageheology/ Studies ry History sophy Physical ng Healthcare etry Pharmacy Communicaorensic tion Music ure Studies ing Law Training nvironmenrketing tration ocial Work al Science al Justice ternational Religion tin American nary Medicine ems Computer nternational litical Science urces Management nistry Veterinary rmation Systems udies International cal Science PsycholManagement Latin

SIMPSON.EDU

3


CURRICULUM

INNOVATIVE

Simpson’s innovative curriculum is designed to prepare students for academic and professional SUCCESS. With Simpson’s curriculum, the courses delve deeper and focus more on projects that provide hands-on understanding of the subject matter. These courses allow students to work closely and build strong relationships with faculty members—just one of the hallmarks of a great Simpson education. Our curriculum encourages students to take advantage of Simpson’s community partnerships, hold internships, study abroad and conduct independent research.

Embedded Skills:

Simpson’s curriculum also allows students to gain those skills and experiences valued most by employers. In fact, the curriculum was designed in response to research conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) regarding the most sought after skills that employers are looking for in future employees. The study shows that managers are no longer hiring based solely on a student’s major—they are looking for effective communicators, innovators and problem solvers.

• The Arts • Civic Engagement • Diversity and Power in the United States

Simpson has responded by incorporating these embedded skills into many courses. These skills help students grow and develop the expertise needed to succeed in graduate school or the workplace. In addition to classes in their major, students will take courses within the seven areas of engagement giving them the knowledge needed to effectively participate in the communities they help to create.

4

SIMPSON COLLEGE

• Collaborative Leadership • Critical Thinking • Information Literacy • Intercultural Communication

• Oral Communication • Quantitative Reasoning • Written Communication

Areas of Engagement: • Ethics and Values Inquiry • Global Perspectives • Historical Perspectives • Scientific Reasoning

Students also take two courses that serve to bookend their Simpson Experience: the and the . The Simpson Colloquium is taken during the first semester of college and is designed to help students make the transition to college life. The Senior Capstone is a research project in each student’s major demonstrating his or her proficiency in their chosen field of study.

COLLOQUIUM

SIMPSON SENIOR CAPSTONE

simpson.edu/academics/curriculum


MAY TERM Simpson has a 4-4-1 calendar year: two four-month traditional semesters followed by one three-week term in May. During May Term, students have the opportunity to focus on a single subject in innovative and challenging ways through special on-campus courses or independent studies offered on and off campus. These courses defy traditionally held beliefs about college classes. Regardless of your major, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of internships or job shadows in the Des Moines area. Affordable domestic and international travel programs are also enjoyed by Simpson students wishing to the diverse of the world.

EXPLORE

CULTURES

One of the most popular offerings during May Term is the experience of . For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that offers students experience with historic, exotic and beautiful cultures teaching them a great deal about their own.

STUDYING ABROAD

travel POSSIBILITIES

During May Term Expand your global perspective in courses abroad. • Working with the Peace Corps in Senegal • The Politics of Sacred Places: Israel and Jordan • Social Issues in Thailand • Beaches and Bananas: Ethical Issues in Development in Costa Rica • Coral Reef and Tropical Rainforest Ecology in Belize • In the Trenches of World War I: London, Paris and Belgium • Cathars and Crusades: Medieval Christianity in the South of France • Theatre, Arts and Culture in Great Britain • Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain • Cambodia on the Brink of Change • Global Citizenship Focusing on Bangalore and Mysore

simpson.edu/academics/may-term

SIMPSON.EDU

5


Guaranteed Internships Internships give you a head start on the competition and can prove to a potential employer or graduate school that you can do the work. At Simpson, we think this is so important to your future success that we will guarantee an internship to every qualified student.

They are eager to offer you opportunities during your undergraduate education. This network spans the United States, from coast-to-coast.

Our prime location in the vibrant Des Moines market has produced many great relationships with area companies.

Why wait until after college to begin polishing your resumÊ when you can start as a student? It’s another advantage of a Simpson education.

In addition, we have an extensive network of Simpson alumni who know first-hand the quality of our students.

simpson.edu/career/internships/ guaranteed-internship-program 6

SIMPSON COLLEGE


CAREER SERVICES Simpson’s reputation for quality academics and job preparation, as well as its convenient location near Iowa’s capital, gives Simpson students and graduates an edge when looking for internships and jobs. With the help of Career Services, Simpson students can discover their talents, passions and life goals while finding careers that best suit their personalities and interests. Career Services prepares students to succeed by helping them develop their resumés, practice interviewing skills and find internship and job opportunities in their field. Career Services offers a variety of workshops throughout the year to prepare students for job interviews and to teach proper business etiquette. Workshop topics include: • • • • • •

Choosing your major Discovering your passions Resumé and cover letter writing Applying and preparing for internships Interviewing tips Professional etiquette and networking

Career Services staff also meet individually with students to critique resumés and cover letters and review graduate school applications, as well as discuss job search strategies or career goals. Student mentors and career coaches are trained and available to provide career assistance to Simpson students.

simpson.edu/career

For three summers and two spring training sessions, Jade Osborne worked as an intern with the Cleveland Indians, rehabilitating MLB players and performing other athletic training duties. SIMPSON.EDU

7


UNDERGRADUATE

RESEARCH Our most successful graduates often say that Simpson taught them how to think critically, to question commonly held assumptions and to discover new things on their own. These skills are created when students are empowered through exciting research projects and encouraged by faculty to stretch themselves. At Simpson, we take great pride in our commitment to undergraduate research. We believe this is one of the best ways for students to reach their full potential and position themselves for the future. Simpson students work alongside faculty members on research projects across every academic discipline. Many students present their findings at national conferences and complete graduate school-quality work as undergraduates. To celebrate their achievements, Simpson holds an Undergraduate Research Symposium where students

8

SIMPSON COLLEGE

present their findings in a variety of ways. The Symposium is held the same day as the annual Honors Convocation, at which faculty recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments. Undergraduate research is one of the many reasons a Simpson education is so valuable. See what students are discovering at Simpson:

simpson.edu/academics/research


You may be able to accelerate your entry into the workforce by earning your degree in three years Accelerated rather than theAn traditional four.Pathway to Success An increasing number of high school students are coming to Simpson with multiple college credits earned while taking advanced classes in high school. It’s that type of dedication and drive that we want to encourage in qualified students who choose Simpson.

SC in 3 provides you with a clear pathway to reach your goal of completing

your undergraduate degree in less than four years without sacrificing quality or diminishing the educational experience.

SC in 3 works best for students with a minimum of 24 earned college credits

upon admission to Simpson College and looking to complete a degree in: Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice English Independent Interdisciplinary Studies

Integrated Marketing Communication Management Marketing Multimedia Journalism Sociology

If you are a hardworking, highly-motivated student who has a clear vision for your future, ask your admissions counselor if is right for you.

SC in 3

simpson.edu/why-simpson/sc-in-3

SIMPSON.EDU

9


STUDY

ABROAD Studying abroad while at Simpson is an opportunity for you to expand your horizons and discover the world. Today’s employers are looking for young people who have a global perspective and direct experience with other cultures— Simpson’s outstanding study abroad program provides students an opportunity to have those valuable experiences. Simpson has been named to the U.S. News and World Report’s list of top 100 colleges in the nation who have the highest percentage of students who study abroad. WHY STUDY ABROAD? A survey by the Institute for the International Education of Students shows that studying abroad positively influences the career path, world view and self-confidence of students. Of students who have studied abroad, more than 90 percent believe their international experience continues to positively influence their interactions with people from different cultures and has had a lasting impact on their view of the world. Simpson gives you many options for studying abroad. Whether you want to spend a semester overseas or just a few weeks out of the country, we have a program for you. You can also study abroad during Simpson’s three-week May Term or travel internationally through other partnerships. All of the programs offered directly through the Simpson Experience Abroad are led by Simpson professors and are open only to Simpson students. To view upcoming trips visit:

simpson.edu/studyabroad

10

SIMPSON COLLEGE


UNDECIDED MAJORS

simpson.edu/career/choosing-a-major

Still searching? Some students who come to Simpson have not quite settled on a major, and that’s okay. Simpson’s curriculum allows students to take a variety of classes in different academic areas before choosing an area of focus. Simpson also offers many resources to help students find careers that best suit their life goals. Career Services staff assist students with choosing a major through an interactive program that determines possible career paths based on the answers to a series of questions that analyze personality strengths, values, interests and skills. Simpson’s Center for Vocation and Integrative Learning (CVIL) has programs that encourage students to reflect upon their interests and desires to find professions best suited to them. These programs include: Thursday Night Live dinners (where students discuss how to find

meaningful work), as well as an internship program and the Service Hub, which provides many volunteer opportunities that allow students to explore their potential career field. Simpson offers job shadowing for first and second-year students. Students can shadow in a specific field or try out several different work environments. Students explore majors and careers through special events including a volunteer fair, a study abroad fair, a graduate school fair and a major/minor fair.

SIMPSON.EDU

11


ART Painting, sculpture, digital film, photography and graphic design are just some of the exciting ways you can express yourself as a Simpson art major. Students majoring in visual arts have an opportunity to develop their creativity through classroom work, studio time, exhibitions, visiting artists and internships. Specializations are offered in drawing, painting, pottery, photography, art education and graphic design. These skills culminate in a personalized senior project and art show prior to graduation. Contemporary ideas in art are explored through an extensive gallery and visiting artist program. Check out student artwork at: simpson.edu/art/student-work • Scholarships are available to students who submit • Recent graduate schools: University of an art portfolio and receive a recommendation by Wisconsin, Northern Illinois University, the art faculty. Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Nevada, University of Iowa and Iowa State • Simpson is affiliated with Lorenzo di Medici University. Escuola di Arts, located in Florence, Italy. While there, students may study fashion merchandising, • Recent jobs and internships: Lessing-Flynn design, sculpture, art history, painting, Advertising, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield printmaking and cinematography in a semester or of Iowa, The Des Moines Register, Runners World year of study abroad. magazine, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Meredith Corporation, Art Institute of Chicago, • Simpson art students also take trips to inspiring Sticks Furniture and the Des Moines Art Center. locations such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Museum of Art in Minneapolis, the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City and the simpson.edu/art Des Moines Art Center.

12

SIMPSON COLLEGE


simpson.edu/sports-scienceand-health-education

ATHLETIC TRAINING & EXERCISE SCIENCE The Department of Sports Science and Health Education leads the way in helping students achieve their goals in the fields of athletic training and exercise science. Both majors prepare students for a variety of exciting and interesting career opportunities and also provide excellent preparation for graduate school. ATHLETIC TRAINING • The athletic training major is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, enabling students to seek certification upon graduation.

• R  ecent graduate schools: Des Moines University, University of Kansas, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota State University at Mankato, Wake Forest University, Iowa State University, University of Florida, Syracuse University and Duke University.

• Certified Athletic Trainers find careers in healthcare administration, the education and EXERCISE SCIENCE counseling of athletes, sports medicine/physical therapy clinics, high schools, colleges, professional • This major is designed for students who want to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, athletic teams, corporations, rehabilitation facilities cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, corporate and fitness centers. wellness or public health. Many students attend • Simpson’s program combines course work with graduate school for nutrition, exercise physiology, clinical experiences in a variety of settings. All physical therapy, chiropractic or human student athletic trainers get hands-on experience performance. working with Simpson athletic teams. •  Recent jobs, internships and clinical • More than 90 percent of athletic training majors experience: White House Wellness Center, go on to graduate school. In the past five years, Mercy Des Moines Sports Medicine, Mercy nearly 100 percent of Simpson athletic training Indianola Medical Clinic, YMCA Healthy Living majors, who have applied to physical therapy Center, Wellmark Corporate Wellness and schools, have been accepted. Meredith Corporation Wellness.

SIMPSON.EDU

13


Programs in

Business Administration & Economics

Simpson’s largest department offers students an exciting array of options to make their mark in the world of business. Our faculty will help put you in the best position to succeed—during college and after. ACCOUNTING • Accounting students may apply to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. In Iowa, students who pass the exam must have accumulated a total of 150 semester hours of college credit before they will be awarded a CPA license. Students are able to complete 150 hours in just four years at Simpson.

14

of funds valued at approximately $250,000. Students research companies and buy and sell stock over the course of a semester and compete with more than 200 other colleges gauging return on investment.

• Simpson students’ first-time CPA exam pass rate is three times higher than the national average.

• Students may specialize in finance in order to pursue careers in investments, stock brokerage, banking and consulting. Many graduates have pursued doctorates in economics.

• Recent jobs and internships: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, RSM McGladrey Inc., IRS, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deere Company and the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office.

• Recent jobs and internships: FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, Principal Financial Group, Edward Jones Investments, UBS, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

ECONOMICS • The Eberhart Student Aid Fund (ESAF) is a studentrun investment program, which manages a portfolio

GLOBAL MANAGEMENT • The global management major infuses the traditional management course set with an

SIMPSON COLLEGE


additional focus on international trade, banking and marketing. Students also examine the politics and history of a region of focus alongside language study. Study abroad is strongly encouraged. • Recent jobs and internships: Phillips Electronics (Germany), Honeywell (Arizona), Chrysler Group LLC, Iowa Workforce Development and Belmonte Management (California). MARKETING • Students gain hands-on experience in marketing research, advertising, innovation, entrepreneurship, new product marketing, buyer behavior and sales management. • Recent jobs and internships: Meredith Corporation, Hy-Vee Corporate Headquarters, Wells Fargo, Aggreko International, Amoco Corporation, Pella Corporation and the State of Iowa. MANAGEMENT • Management majors gain incredible insight into every aspect of business. From local entrepreneurship to global commerce, students gain real-world experience through course projects and internships. • Recent jobs and internships: IBM, Pioneer HiBred International, Inc., Allied Insurance, 3M Corporation, Chrysler Group LLC, Prudential Financial, Wells Fargo Financial and UPS. HUMAN RESOURCES • A minor in human resources is available and is often paired with majors in any business-related field, communication studies or psychology. HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION • Healthcare administration concentrations and post-graduate certificates are offered through the department. In this field of study, students pursue courses in general business, healthcare administration and ethics in preparation for a career in the growing and ever-changing healthcare industry.

simpson.edu/business

Michael Sadler ’89 Assistant Vice President—Public Policy & Government Affairs at CenturyLink SIMPSON.EDU

15


simpson.edu/biology

BIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE From assessing restored wetlands to extracting DNA, courses in biology and environmental science acquaint students with the nature of the living world. Educational experiences are designed to enrich the liberal arts curriculum, foster independent and creative thinking and offer a firm foundation in ecology, molecular and functional biology. The curriculum prepares students to attend graduate or medical school, enter health-related professions, become environmental scientists or naturalists or pursue secondary school teacher licensure. • Science lectures and labs are located in the George Washington Carver Science Center, named for one of the foremost scientists of the 20th Century and a former Simpson student. • The Carver Science Center features expanded classroom space, labs for each of the natural sciences, biotechnology facilities for building and using recombinant DNA, imaging systems for developmental biology and a human cadaver lab. • Field research station: Long-term research on prairie restoration during the regular semester or through our fully-funded summer research program for Simpson students. • Science faculty have led May Term trips to Belize, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Cambodia, Cuba, Namibia, Madagascar, Peru and throughout Europe. • Simpson’s pre-professional programs continue to prepare students for the medical school or graduate school of their choice. • Recent graduate schools: Kansas State University, Loyola UniversityChicago, Case Western Reserve University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Georgia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa State University and Des Moines University. • Recent jobs and internships: Johns Hopkins University Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Integrated DNA Technologies, National Institutes of Health, Science Center of Iowa, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Biotronic, Monsanto, John Stoddard Cancer Research Center, Kemin Industry, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Peace Corps, Blank Park Zoo and the Minnesota Zoo.

16

SIMPSON COLLEGE

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: Dentistry Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Veterinary Medicine


MAJORS:

Chemistry Biochemistry Physics

CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

simpson.edu/chemistry-and-physics

How does a LASER work? How do chemists synthesize complex organic molecules or analyze an unknown mixture? What are the important biochemical reactions that occur in living cells? These are the kinds of questions that will be examined and answered in Simpson’s chemistry and physics classes. A diverse curriculum provides students with an understanding of the chemical and physical nature of the world. Project-based labs, research assignments and seminar classes give students a firsthand appreciation of chemistry and physics as experimental sciences. These majors prepare students for advanced study in graduate or medical school or to enter careers in teaching, forensic science, marketing and research. • Simpson’s biochemistry major recently received $400,000 in grants to purchase state-of-the-art lab instruments, providing students with the best scientific equipment possible.

• The Dual Degree Engineering program is offered through three highly-rated engineering schools: Iowa State University, the Institute of Technology (University of Minnesota) and Washington University in St. Louis. • Recent graduate schools: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, University of Colorado, Drake University’s College of Pharmacy, Syracuse University and University of Missouri-Columbia. • Recent jobs and internships: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Des Moines Police Department’s Identification Lab, Kemin Industries, Barton Solvents and Frontier Natural Products. SIMPSON.EDU

17


COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES Being close to Des Moines, the largest media market in Iowa, is a huge advantage for Simpson communication and media studies majors. Students acquire a broad-based knowledge of theories and competencies through two majors: multimedia journalism and integrated marketing communication. With an emphasis on digital media, the communication and media studies program prepares students for the technologies used in news organizations and businesses today. • The student newspaper, The Simpsonian, has received multiple national awards. Other communication organizations include KSTM, campus radio station; the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA); and ID Magazine. • Students in Simpson’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter travel annually to the PRSSA national convention. • Students get hands-on experience with digital media, which includes page layout, photo and video editing software, social media and web publishing. • Students travel to media capitals—such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.—during May Term. Students study intercultural communication through May Term

18

SIMPSON COLLEGE

trips to England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Liechtenstein. • Recent graduate schools: Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, Boston University, Florida State University, University of Kansas, University of Iowa and Iowa State University. • Recent jobs and internships: Interscope Records, Sports Illustrated, CBS News, Fox News, Meredith Corporation, KCCI-TV 8, C-SPAN, The Des Moines Register, USA Today, Principal Financial Group, AMC, Washington Times, Congressional and Senate offices, Dow Jones NewsWires and Teach for America.

simpson.edu/communicationand-media-studies


COMPUTER SCIENCE Simpson computer science majors explore the world of computers and their extraordinary power. Learning experiences in the computer science department include individual and group research activities, which emphasize personal growth, critical thinking and communication skills. Majors offered include computer science, a broad-based overview of computers; and computer information systems, which is concerned with the design, development, use analysis and management of information systems. • The department has two teaching labs and an electronic classroom. Majors have use of two instructional computer labs, a general purpose study lab and a research lab within the George Washington Carver Science Center. • According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), computer science is the second highest paying four-year degree, and Career Cast lists software engineers as the third best job in 2013. • Our students begin their hands-on experience during their first semester by creating video games and computer-generated movies. • Recent graduate schools: Creighton University, University of Illinois, University of Nebraska, University of MissouriColumbia, Iowa State University and University of Iowa, Most of our computer science students have secured paid internships after their second year at Simpson! • Recent jobs and internships: Hy-Vee, Holmes Murphy, U.S. Government, Principal Financial Group, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., IBM, DWebware, Farm Bureau, Nationwide Insurance, Pella Corporation, Wells Fargo, 3M Company, Two Rivers Marketing, CISCO Inc., Fawn Engineering, Communication Data Services, Deere & Company, Silicon Plains and the Minnesota Zoo.

simpson.edu/computer-science SIMPSON.EDU

19


CRIMINAL JUSTICE

simpson.edu/social-sciences/ criminal-justice

Simpson has one of the premier criminal justice programs in the Midwest. Students are offered excellent academic preparation for employment in the criminal justice system or to pursue graduate work. Simpson’s program blends the theoretical and applied aspects of the criminal justice system and is strengthened by educational internships and field experience programs. This program enables students to pursue various career paths, including graduate or law school, law enforcement, probation as well as parole and social work. • Students work with local criminal justice • Police departments, court services and agencies, complete honors tutorials and conduct correctional programs in the United States have various types of research, including work with the employed hundreds of Simpson graduates. Simpson Urban Studies Institute (SUSI). • Recent graduate schools: University of Iowa, • Simpson students scored in the top 25 percent on Iowa State University, Pepperdine University, the Educational Testing Service Criminal Justice University of Michigan, University of Nebraska exam, compared to students from colleges and and Xavier University. universities from across the country. • Recent jobs and internships: Bureau of Alcohol, • Recent guest lecturers have covered current Tobacco and Firearms, FBI, Iowa State Patrol, interest topics ranging from criminal profiling to U.S. Marshals, Iowa Division of Narcotics sex offender policies and school shootings. Enforcement, Iowa Correctional Institute for Men, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, • Students have plenty of opportunities for handsBorder Patrol, Secret Service, U.S. Probation on experience from “ride alongs” with local police and Parole Service and local police departments departments to interning with state, federal and (Burlington, Carlisle, Storm Lake, Iowa City and international agencies. Cedar Rapids).

20

SIMPSON COLLEGE


EDUCATION

simpson.edu/education

Teachers have a great influence on the lives of their students. Simpson’s education program is designed for future teachers who are committed to helping students reach their full potential. The goal of education is not simply to transmit a static body of facts, but to help students develop the ability to reason, reflect, analyze, evaluate and act so they have a positive impact in their classrooms and communities. Simpson offers the coursework required for licensure at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels, as well as endorsements in more than 30 areas. • Education opportunities outside of the classroom include Education Club, Student Iowa State Education Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring, Upward Bound and cross-age tutoring. • The department is continually praised for being a “practitioner-based” program. From the first education course to the last semester, majors will get vital in-classroom experience. • In addition to the college’s North Central Accreditation, the Teacher Education Program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

• Because of our geographic location, Simpson can offer teacher candidates a wide variety of field experiences in classrooms in urban, suburban and rural K-12 schools. • Recent field placements: Relatively small class sizes ensure solid relationships with education faculty who collectively represent a diverse range of experience, with professional preparation and teaching experience throughout the K-12 range in not only Iowa, but Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

“The professors in the education department are full of real-life examples and experience that make the materials in class more meaningful.” - LYDIA SCHETTLER SIMPSON.EDU

21


simpson.edu/english

ENGLISH Students in the department of English benefit from the instruction of award-winning scholars, poets and fiction writers. The department of English includes courses in literature as well as in expository and creative writing. The underlying purpose of all courses is to help students develop their sensitivity to language, form and ideas. English majors can pursue work as journalists, editors, publishers, teachers, lawyers and other careers that require excellent articulation and communication skills—such as public relations, advertising, banking, sales, insurance and social services. • Simpson provides many avenues for students to publish: Sequel, a collection of campus-wide literary submissions, The Simpsonian campus newspaper, ID Magazine and the Simpson Magazine. • Numerous guest authors and lecturers visit campus each year to share their experiences. • 2008 graduate Danny Heggen published his book, Voices on the Inside: The Women of Boronia, while studying in Australia through Simpson’s Semester Abroad program and has now published a second book. • Recent graduate schools: Purdue University, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, University of North Dakota, University of Kansas, Florida State University, Bemidji State University, University of Nebraska, Iowa State University and Drake University. • Recent jobs and internships: The Peace Corps, The Des Moines Register, AmeriCorps, Starr & Associates Litigation Services, Meredith Corporation and various middle school, high school and college teaching positions.

David Wolf Associate Professor of English

22

SIMPSON COLLEGE

“When I visited Simpson, everyone made me feel welcome and at home. I was inspired to become an English major by one of my literature professors. She saw my strengths as a writer before I did!” - ROBIN WHITFORD


FORENSIC SCIENCE/BIOCHEMISTRY Forensic scientists are just that—scientists. That’s why Simpson’s forensic science major is rooted in biochemistry. Everyone can imagine the excitement of crime scene investigation and collecting evidence, but a deeper look into the field of forensic science reveals even more: forensic chemistry and toxicology, DNA and fingerprint analysis, arson investigation, criminology, forensic odontology and forensic psychiatry. Students engage in hands-on experiences in campus laboratory environments and gain real-world experience while working beside expert forensic scientists through professional internships.  • The George Washington Carver Science Center features biotechnology facilities for building and using recombinant DNA, imaging systems for developmental biology and a human cadaver lab. • Simpson’s proximity to Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines, gives forensic science majors an inside edge for gaining internships. • Recent jobs and internships: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Des Moines Police Department and Iowa Board of Medical Examiners.

Simpson is one of fewer than 50 colleges or universities in the country and one of the only schools in Iowa to offer a forensic science degree. simpson.edu/chemistry-and-physics/ forensic-sciencebiochemistry

SIMPSON.EDU

23


simpson.edu/history

HISTORY Leaders in every industry from business to the arts can point to their training as history majors as the starting point for their success. The study of history provides students the opportunity to hone critical thinking skills through oral and written communication. An appreciation and deep understanding of the past also enable students to become active citizens in our increasingly diverse world. • Many students become a part of history itself in classes that use innovative historical simulation games. Role-playing allows students to take on historical personas to better understand and appreciate historical events. • Historiography, which is the history capstone course, explores the philosophy and practice of history. It is a joint effort taught by all members of the history department. • Many history majors also double major with communication and media studies, English, management, political science or religion majors or minor in secondary education. • The Iowa History Center at Simpson hosts a number of significant speakers annually and provides unique research and internship opportunities that allow students to explore the history of the state of Iowa and its people. • The department sponsors international travel courses to the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Thailand and Vietnam. • Recent graduate schools: Boston College, Creighton University, Drake University, Emory University, Iowa State University, Loyola University-Chicago, Marquette University, University of Indiana-Bloomington, University of Iowa and Washburn University, School of Law. • Recent jobs and internships: Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Fort Des Moines Museum, Iowa Department of the Blind, Living History Farms, Marvo Entertainment Group, Salisbury House, Smithsonian (as part of the CHIP semester) and Terrace Hill.

24

SIMPSON COLLEGE


simpson.edu/MATH

MATHEMATICS & ACTUARIAL SCIENCE Whether you are considering a career in engineering, computer programming, actuarial science, teaching, finance or mathematical research, the high quality instruction, outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and esteemed reputation of the mathematics department at Simpson will help you achieve your goals. The teaching and learning process incorporates modern technology to assist students in developing critical, analytical skills. Oral and written communication are integrated into the curriculum so graduates have the ability to effectively communicate technical results. • A mobile departmental computer station contains laptops with the appropriate software packages for statistical analysis and problem solving.

research through a unique paid research opportunity, the Albert H. & Greta A. Bryan Summer Research Program.

• The actuarial science program emphasizes the • The mathematics department hosts the annual development of technological and modeling skills Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium. for executive positions. • For nine years running, Simpson has fielded more • Follow our blog at http://simpsoncollegemath. teams than any other institution in the United blogspot.com/ States for the Mathematical/Interdisciplinary contest in modeling. • Recent graduate schools: Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Wake • The department sponsors several activities— Forest University, University of Michigan, Ohio including Simpson Math Club, Differential State University, University of New Mexico and Analyzer Club, peer tutoring, undergraduate Marshall University. assistantships, mathematical contests in modeling and The Putnam Exam. • Recent jobs and internships: National Agricultural Statistics Service, EMC Insurance, • Honors in mathematics can be earned if a student Allianz, Nationwide Insurance, Liberty Mutual, demonstrates outstanding work in mathematics Logan-Magnolia High School, Ottumwa High and meets the departmental criteria. School, Clinton High School, CHI-Mercy Medical • Mathematics students have the opportunity to Center, Submittal Exchange and Iowa DOT. work alongside Simpson professors to conduct

SIMPSON.EDU

25


MUSIC

simpson.edu/music

The Simpson College music department is widely acclaimed in local, national and international arenas and has been honored with numerous awards.  The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three majors: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Arts with a Music Major. Simpson develops the unique gifts of each student through a combination of classroom teaching and individual music instruction. A wide variety of co-curricular activities are available including band, jazz band, orchestra, vocal and instrumental ensembles, choir, Madrigal Singers, oratorio, opera and musical theatre. • Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of talent and academic promise determined by an audition and the student’s application. • The Simpson College Madrigal Singers perform internationally and have recently traveled to Italy, Germany, England, France, Spain and Austria. • The Simpson Symphonic Band was a featured collegiate band at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention.

26

SIMPSON COLLEGE

• Dr. Robert Larsen, professor emeritus of music, is founder and artistic director for the Des Moines Metro Opera, named one of the top 20 summer opera companies in the world. • Simpson College is home of the Des Moines Metro Opera. • Recent graduate schools: The Julliard School, Northwestern University School of Music, The New England School of Music, Indiana University, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Baylor University and Louisiana State University. • Recent jobs and internships: The Metropolitan Opera (New York), Washington National Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Spokane Symphony, Hal Leonard Music Publishing, the Des Moines hospitals (music therapy) and numerous music education positions nationally.


PHILOSOPHY From institutional corruption to the ethics of today’s laws and regulations, the face of the world is changing rapidly. The ability to think critically and communicate effectively is at the foundation of Simpson’s programs in philosophy. Programs in philosophy, applied philosophy and ethics aim to develop both a deepened self-awareness and a global perspective. • Studying philosophy is greatly beneficial to students pursuing a wide variety of careers, including law, politics, business, journalism, public policy, law enforcement and education. • For those students interested specifically in ethics, the department offers an exciting and innovative minor with an ethics concentration. Given the ethical scandals of the last decade, this is a common and logical choice for students seeking to stand out amongst job applicants in the fields of medicine, law, political science, business or criminal justice. • All faculty members in the philosophy department are dedicated to researching and publishing in their field and using that research in their classrooms. They are also strongly committed to promoting student research; students don’t just study philosophy, they become philosophers by doing original research, attending conferences (often with professors) and participating in on-going philosophy/applied philosophy/ethics reading groups on campus. • Simpson’s philosophy department, in particular, has a strong record of sending philosophy majors to excellent law schools, medical schools and graduate schools—often with full scholarships. • Recent graduate schools: University of Iowa, Creighton University, University of Minnesota, Drake Law School, University of MissouriColumbia and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. • Recent jobs and internships: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Dwolla Corporation and the Center for Rural Affairs, State of Nebraska.

simpson.edu/philosophy SIMPSON.EDU

27


PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS ADMINISTRATION If you are passionate about the wellness of children and want to instill in them the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle—consider a career as a physical education teacher. Or perhaps you find real excitement in the convergence of athletics and the business world—if so, sports administration may be your calling. PHYSICAL EDUCATION–teaching education

SPORTS ADMINISTRATION

• This major is designed to serve the interests of • Hands-on experience accompanies the course students pursuing the business aspect of sports work and includes peer teaching, practicum hours and physical education. in local schools and coaching internships. • Students have the opportunity to work with • Recent graduate schools: Purdue University, Simpson’s athletics communication director and Mayo School of Physical Therapy, University staff at NCAA events on campus. of North Carolina, Western Illinois University, • Recent jobs and internships: Portland University of Northern Colorado, Middle Trailblazers, Iowa Cubs, Billie Jean King World Tennessee State, University of Iowa, Iowa State Team Tennis, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans University and Eastern Illinois State. Saints, the Women’s Professional Softball League, • Recent jobs and internships: Various USA Track & Field and Iowa Barnstormers. elementary, middle school and high school physical education and health jobs, Aspen Fitness Clubs, Colorado Rockies, Principal Financial simpson.edu/sports-science-and-healthGroup, Farm Bureau and the YMCA.

education/physical-education-program

28

SIMPSON COLLEGE


simpson.edu/political-science

POLITICAL SCIENCE, PRE-LAW & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS John C. Culver with Simpson Culver Fellows.

From interning at the White House to assisting with political campaigns, Simpson College prepares future leaders. Political science courses are designed to provide students with a stronger understanding of the political institutions and public policies of the United States and other nations. The department provides majors in political science and international relations as well as a pre-law program. The skills acquired in political science classes are particularly appropriate for those students planning careers in teaching, public service, journalism, politics and the legal profession. • There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved on campus: Student Government Association, Model United Nations, Pre-Law Society, College Democrats, College Republicans, Debate and events hosted by the Culver Public Policy Center. • The John C. Culver Fellowship program awards up to five scholarships (minimum $14,000) to incoming students with a passion for politics, as well as public service and community engagement. • Simpson’s ideal location attracts national political figures including George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. • Simpson students have the opportunity to live and learn in Washington, D.C. for a semester through the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP). • Nearly two-thirds of department alumni pursue a post-graduate or law degree. • Simpson is the only Iowa college to regularly attend the Midwest Model United Nations and the only college in Iowa with a public forum debate team. • Recent graduate schools: University of Iowa, University of Wyoming, Marquette University, Hamline University, University of CaliforniaBerkeley, University of Illinois, Rutgers University and University North Carolina-Chapel Hill. • Recent jobs and internships: The White House, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa State Legislature, Link Strategies, Polk County Juvenile Courts, Obama Campaign, Senator Chuck Grassley’s Office, Senator Tom Harkin’s Office, Amnesty International, C-SPAN and various political/social interest groups. SIMPSON.EDU

29


simpson.edu/psychology

PSYCHOLOGY What do college students, relationships, lie detectors and rats have in common? All are topics of student research in Simpson’s Psychology department.  Within the discipline of psychology are many diverse areas, including mental health, social processes, learning and motivation, the relationship of the brain to behavior, psychological disorders, personality theory and human development across the life span. Students learn the various methods of acquiring, evaluating and applying psychological principles and the ethical principles that guide the professional conduct of psychologists. • Career paths include vocations in psychology, business, education, law, social work and advertising with some requiring graduate training.

University of Minnesota and State University of New York-Albany.

• Recent jobs and internships: Children and Families of Iowa, The Homestead, Orchard • Simpson students have a 100 percent placement Place, The Young Women’s Resource Center, rate in applications to present research at the annual Department of Human Services, George Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Washington Carver Association and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. • More than 40 percent of Simpson psychology graduates go on to graduate school. • Students conduct their own original experiments and research projects and collaborate on research projects with faculty members in the department. • Psychology Club enriches the classroom experience and offers networking opportunities. • Recent graduate schools: Penn State University, Marquette University, University of KentuckyLexington, University of Wisconsin-Stout,

“I LOVE THAT SIMPSON’S PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CLASSES, PRACTICUMS AND RESEARCH FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN THE EXPERIENCE THEY NEED TO SUCCEED IN A PSYCHOLOGY-RELATED FIELD AFTER GRADUATION.” - MIRANDA KNAKE

30

SIMPSON COLLEGE

Donald Evans Professor of Psychology


simpson.edu/religion

RELIGION The Department of Religion at Simpson College facilitates disciplined intellectual inquiry into the religious dimensions of human experience. In keeping with the college’s United Methodist heritage, students are empowered to explore issues of personal integrity, moral responsibility, social justice and global citizenship by drawing on the diverse resources of Christianity in dialogue with other religious traditions. • A major in religion helps students develop as critical readers, writers and thinkers. The major is excellent preparation for seminary or a variety of ministerial careers. Religion majors have also pursued careers in fields such as law, social work, government, journalism and education. • Simpson boasts the best comprehensive ministry program in the region. With paid internships, off-campus retreats, chapel internship positions, extensive ministry and mentoring experiences and seminary visitation opportunities, the program is ideal for students who are considering a vocation in professional ministry. • The Religious Life Community provides many other opportunities for students to get involved. RLC is a ministry of student-led groups dedicated to extending worship, service and fellowship to its participants and planning various activities to encourage religious life dialogue at Simpson and in the greater community. • Recent internships and service opportunities: Children and Family Urban Ministries, Youth Corps, Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity, Shalom Zone, Catholic Worker House and various churches. • Recent graduate schools: Boston University, Drew University, Duke University and Southern Methodist University.

SIMPSON.EDU

31


simpson.edu/social-sciences/sociology

SOCIOLOGY Sociology is concerned with the nature and workings of human group life. At Simpson, the sociology major is designed to give students an in-depth look at these complex relationships. Students acquire, organize, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data. Sociology majors can apply classroom knowledge in at least one field internship. Options for students after graduation include teaching at the secondary level, employment in the public or private sector or graduate study in sociology, anthropology, social work, theology or law. • Opportunities for involvement in social issue areas on campus include Amnesty International, Religious Life Community and Multicultural Student Alliance. • Many students have presented award-winning papers and research projects to the Iowa Sociological Association’s annual meeting.

• Recent graduate schools: University of Michigan, University of Maryland, Rutgers University, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Wisconsin, Tulane University and Creighton University. • Recent jobs and internships: Children and Families of Iowa, Department of Public Safety, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Agency, CrossRoads of Iowa, Orchard Place and the Des Moines Public Schools.

“Sociology allows me to cope with life’s inequalities by inspiring me to change them.” - Emily Fichter

32

SIMPSON COLLEGE


simpson.edu/theatre

THEATRE ARTS From directing to stage design to preparing for a role as a drama teacher, Simpson prepares you for any role in theatre. Creative expression and artistic excellence are the foundations of Theatre Simpson. Departmental courses and projects provide students with cultural and artistic experiences and develop their abilities to observe, reflect, think critically and express themselves. Students are challenged to achieve academic, aesthetic and production standards of excellence. The theatre department is located in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Blank Performing Arts Center, which houses the 500-seat Pote Theatre and the 125-seat black-box Barnum Studio Theatre. • Auditions for productions are open to all Simpson College students regardless of major. • Scholarships granted by audition/interview are available for theatre students who will participate in all productions. Paid positions for department student-employees are also available. • Each year Theatre Simpson produces three faculty-directed productions and a festival of student-directed one-acts. The Simpson Underground, an “open-mic” style experience, provides students another creative outlet. • Theatre Simpson regularly participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has been honored with many awards. • Recent graduate schools: University of Georgia, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Cincinnati Conservatory, University of Arkansas, University of Idaho, University of Wisconsin and Creighton Law School. • Recent jobs and internships: Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minnesota), Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre (New York), Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Women’s Project & Productions (New York), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago), About Face Theatre (Chicago), television programs, California Musical Theatre, Red Tape Theatre Company (Chicago), Fox 17 Television (Des Moines), Iowa Public Television and numerous drama/theatre teachers nationally. SIMPSON.EDU

33


WORLD LANGUAGE & CULTURE STUDIES World languages are the gateway to the global community and Simpson offers exciting educational opportunities for students seeking an international perspective. Simpson’s majors in French, German and Spanish, as well as the minor in Latin American Studies, provide essential skills to prepare students for their encounters with world cultures. Professors help students develop not only communication skills but also cultural competency. Simpson graduates find that their increased global awareness prepares them for graduate school and international careers. • In addition to majors in French, German and Spanish, the department offers instruction in Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese. • Students can choose from many study abroad opportunities. Formal international study programs with a language-learning component include locations such as Papeete, Tahiti; Schorndorf, Germany; and Rosario, Argentina.

34

SIMPSON COLLEGE

• Combining a major in a world language with global management is the ideal program for students with an interest in international business, while the international relations major is perfect for those interested in international politics. • Recent jobs and internships: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., U.S. State Department, United Nations, Peace Corps, Hispanic Educational Resources, Wells Fargo, BMW, Adidas, Principal Financial Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Pechiney Plastics in Venezuela and La Clinica Latin Affairs.

simpson.edu/world-language


simpson.edu/english simpson.edu/academics/ majors-and-minors

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

One of the advantages of Simpson’s liberal arts tradition is that students are encouraged to explore a variety of courses and different disciplines. Majors Accounting Actuarial Science Art Education Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Economics and Finance Elementary Education English Environmental ScienceBiology Exercise Science Forensic Science/ Biochemistry French German Global Management Graphic Design History Integrated Marketing Communication

Interdisciplinary Studies International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Mathematics-Honors Multimedia Journalism Music Music Education Music Performance Neuroscience Philosophy Philosophy-Applied Physical Education K-8 Physical Education 5-12 Physics Physics with Engineering Option Political Science Psychology Religion Spanish Sociology Sports Administration Studio Art Theatre Arts

Minors/ Programs Accounting Art Biology Chemistry Coaching Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/ Biochemistry French German History Human Resources Integrated Marketing Communication Latin American Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Multimedia Journalism

Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Sports Administration Spanish Sustainability Studies Theatre Arts Women’s Studies

Pre-Professional Programs Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine

SIMPSON.EDU

35


simpson.edu/faculty-staff

OUTSTANDING FACULTY Most of Simpson College’s faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. They are on the cutting-edge of the latest developments and most recent research in their areas of study. They also pursue their quest for knowledge outside the classroom by writing books, conducting research, performing in concerts and in many other ways. For example: • William Friedricks, professor of history and director of the Iowa History Center on the Simpson campus, is a noted author who was the inaugural winner of the Iowa History Prize. • Jackie Brittingham, professor of biology, was selected to become a Fellow at the Iowa Academy of Science, based on her substantial contributions to science and science education. • David Camwell, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies, performed as a featured soloist in the North American Saxophone Alliance’s

36

Biennial concert. He also had articles published in a recent issue of Saxophone Journal. • Mark Juffernbruch, professor of accounting, was elected to the Board of Directors for Financial Executives International. There are countless other examples of the ways in which Simpson faculty demonstrate leadership and achieve success in their chosen fields. But their greatest talent is their ability to pass on their expertise and excitement for learning and research to Simpson students.

Patricia Singer Professor of Biology SIMPSON COLLEGE


simpson.edu/magazine/ success-stories

SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI

Why are we so confident in saying that Simpson College is a great place for you to achieve academic success? Because our alumni have already proven it. They credit Simpson with giving them the skills and confidence to excel in their careers. • “All of the classes I took at Simpson helped to prepare me for the work I do.” -Mike Miller ’11, Head of Finance in Liberia for Mary’s Meals.

• “A liberal arts education exposes you to a lot of different things. It’s not a one-track education. It gives you critical thinking skills.” -Charise Flynn ’04, Chief Operating Officer of Dwolla, one of the hottest tech start-ups in the country.

• “My experiences at Simpson were extremely important in terms of developing my leadership skills and those skills have been my bedrock in terms • “It was the Simpson experience and connections I of my own professional development.” made during May Terms, internships and campus -Bernard Franklin ’74, Chief Inclusion Officer and groups that really got me started. That, to me, was Executive Vice President for Membership and Student the difference between a good education and a great Athlete Affairs for the NCAA. one.” -Monte Shaw 95, Executive Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

Dr. Rhonda Dodge ’96 Inpatient Unit Medical Director, Blank Children’s Hospital

Terry Lillis ’77 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Group

Monte Shaw ’95 Executive Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

Rose Kleyweg Mitchell ’77 Senior Vice President of Education & Government Affairs, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Charise Carstensen Flynn ’04 Chief Operating Officer, Dwolla

Susan Lamb Voss ’76 Iowa Insurance Commissioner

Jay Byers ’93 Senior Vice President for Government Relations & Public Policy, The SIM PSON.EDU Greater Des Moines Partnership

37


ccounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information System mputer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Stud ernational Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Phy litical Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administrat an Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Phys apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur dies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme keting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop ocial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur dies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme keting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop ocial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc iochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Musi erformance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Cultur dies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engin Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athle ining Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Engl vironmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies International Management International Relations Manageme keting Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Adm ation Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Human Resources Management Latin American Studies Philosop ocial Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accountin arial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication and Media Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Sc riminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Science/Biochemistry History Interdisciplinary Studies Internationa anagement International Relations Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physical Education Physics Politic ience Psychology Religion Sociology Sports Administration Theatre Arts World Language and Culture Studies Art History Coaching Healthcare Administration Hum esources Management Latin American Studies Philosophy Social Work Women’s Studies Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Optometry Pharmacy Physica 3 8 SIMPSON COLLEGE apy Theology/Ministry Veterinary Medicine Accounting Actuarial Science Applied Philosophy Art Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communication edia Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise Science Forensic Scienc

SIMPSON.EDU


2013-14 Academic Viewbook