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Legal Studies B.A. in Legal Studies B.A. in Legal Studies with Inclusive Childhood Education Law is the cornerstone of American political, social, and economic systems, and a foundation in law is essential in a variety of professional areas. Nazareth’s major in legal studies introduces students to the judicial system, fundamental concepts of law, and major areas of legal practice. It also develops skills of analysis and communication, essential in all areas of professional work. Students are encouraged to connect their learning with career goals by choosing elective courses designed to complement diverse graduate study plans and professional aspirations.

Example Careers/Outcomes }} Federal, state, and local government }} Business firms, industries, and occupations where law, regulations, and compliance are prominent, such as insurance, health care, finance, international business, public relations and human resources

}} Policy institutes, public opinion research, and lobbying

}} Non-profit and advocacy organizations }} Law enforcement, security, corrections, and criminal justice

}} Legal professions (attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, legal secretary)

Internships/Field Experiences }} Underberg & Kessler LLP }} James Nobles Criminal Defense }} Monroe County District Attorney, Probation Department, and Public Defender

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}} New York State Attorney General’s Consumer Frauds & Protection Bureau

}} Semester internship in Washington, D.C.

Nazareth College • Rochester, NY


Faculty Spotlight Assistant Professor of Political Science Olena Prokopovych received her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Williams College and her doctorate in government from Cornell University. She serves as Nazareth’s pre-law advisor and teaches courses on constitutional history, social policy, and health politics in the legal studies program.

Why legal studies at Nazareth? Nazareth’s legal studies major is the only self-standing and interdisciplinary program of its kind in upstate New York; it is also one of the few such programs in the nation offered at a small, liberal arts college. Students have the flexibility to choose elective courses from one of five tracks: public policy, politics, and government; non-profit management and advocacy; business and administration; criminal justice; and law. The program partners closely with local legal organizations and a network of alumni, offering internship opportunities. Small class size, personalized attention from faculty, and career guidance enhance students’ learning and success after graduation.

Graduate Study Options Master’s degree programs in business administration (MBA), non-profit management, public policy (MPP), public administration (MPA), health administration (MHA), human resource management (MHRM), political science, and public relations, as well as law school (J.D.).

Department Contact

For more, visit naz.edu/legal-studies

Apply online at naz.edu/apply

Olena M. Prokopovych, Ph.D. program director 585-389-2495 or oprokop5@naz.edu


Asian Studies B.A. in Asian Studies The growing influence of Asian culture, economics, and politics across the globe is transforming social, political, and cultural institutions everywhere. The interdisciplinary Asian studies program at Nazareth prepares students to meet the requirements of emerging global realities. Students benefit from course offerings across campus, targeted language training, and international experience. Majors in Asian studies choose one of two tracks: East Asia (primarily China and Japan) and South Asia (primarily India and Pakistan).

Example Careers/Outcomes An Asian studies major or minor helps students hone skills suitable for employment or graduate study in a range of fields including public and international affairs, international law, the social sciences, and the humanities. Companies with foreign operations increasingly demand graduates with language skills who are knowledgeable about international dimensions of business. Course requirements for Nazareth Asian studies majors easily allow students to include a minor or a second major in complementary fields of interest.

Community Outreach Nazareth’s Rochester location offers opportunities to network with local Asian professionals, fostering international business and internship contacts. The College’s established programs and centers—such as Forced Migration Studies, Refugee Student Alliance, Center for Service Learning, and Center for Civic Engagement— further enhance opportunities for student outreach to local Asian populations.

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Nazareth College • Rochester, NY


Short-term Overseas Programs China: Students travel with dedicated experts across the Chinese landscape to experience the rich diversity and dichotomies of dynamic mega cities, ancient capitals, remote countryside, and World Heritage designated landmarks. Kerala, south India: Students gain firsthand exposure to varieties of peaceful pluralism in a unique region where Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and ancient Christian traditions have coexisted for centuries.

Why Asian studies at Nazareth? At Nazareth, course offerings in 12 academic disciplines across campus promote broad exposure to Asia’s cultural, political, and economic histories and to the ways that various Asian regions impact and are impacted by current global affairs. Asian studies majors supplement coursework and enhance language skills with international learning experiences, typically through study-abroad programs, cooperative education, or internships in foreign countries. Course requirements for Nazareth’s Asian studies program allow students to include minors or a second major in complementary fields of interest. Students at Nazareth also enjoy small class sizes and personal attention from faculty supported by a small, liberal arts college environment.

Graduate Schools }} George Washington University: Political Management

}} University of Rochester: Family Counseling

}} Eastman School of Music: Comparative Musicology

}} Northeastern Law School: International Law

Department Contact

For more, visit naz.edu/asian-studies

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Corinne Dempsey, Ph.D. program director 585-389-2734 or cdempse6@naz.edu


Chinese (Mandarin) B.A. in Chinese (Mandarin) B.A. in Chinese (Mandarin) with Adolescence Education B.A. in Chinese (Mandarin) with Inclusive Childhood Education The study of Chinese at Nazareth is an immersive experience that provides students with concentrated training in Mandarin, the standard modern Chinese language. In addition, students are exposed to the literature, history, culture, arts, and religions of China. The emphasis will be on preparing students for further study as translators and interpreters, and for corporate and government service, as well as preparing them for advanced study in the language and culture.

Example Careers/Outcomes }} Importer/exporter }} Immigration and customs }} Journalist or travel writer }} Teacher or professor

}} Textbook author or editor }} Tour guide }} Translator or interpreter

International Travel In 2010, Nazareth College conducted its first study tour to the People’s Republic of China, led by Assistant Professor of History Nevan Fisher, Ph.D. “Considering China’s growing importance in the lives of our students and for the 21st century, there is no substitute for firsthand experience in this country,” says Fisher. “Nazareth’s tours of China bring a large group of students to the world’s most dynamic economy.”

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Nazareth College • Rochester, NY


Faculty Spotlight Zhansui Yu, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of Chinese, is a native Chinese speaker. He received his doctorate in Chinese language and literature from the University of British Columbia and has taught Chinese at both Chinese and North American universities for two decades. His teaching and research interests focus on modern Chinese literature and film, modern Chinese intellectual history, and contemporary Chinese social issues.

Why Chinese at Nazareth? Nazareth College is the only Rochester-area college or university to offer a major in Chinese, in which the growing demand for competency in language and culture continues to rise. The Chinese major’s faculty comprise professors from various areas of study, including Chinese studies, Asian studies, Chinese history, and Chinese arts; in addition, the faculty include native Chinese speakers. Students at Nazareth have access to fully equipped language labs as well as opportunities to participate in shortterm or exchange study-abroad opportunities in China. The job market for individuals proficient in Chinese continues to grow as companies in domestic and international markets actively seek employees with competence in Chinese language and culture.

Areas of Study for B.A. in Chinese }} Chinese studies }} Asian studies }} Comparative linguistics and literature

}} International relations and politics }} Foreign language education

Department Contact

For more, visit naz.edu/chinese

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Zhansui Yu, Ph.D. program director 585-389-5146 or zyu8@naz.edu


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