At The College of Saint Rose, we believe that your education should be both innovative and relevant, and should empower you to think critically, write cogently, speak articulately, and to gain the knowledge and understanding of different cultures and faith traditions â€” because these are the leadership skills you will use throughout your personal and professional life. Our mission ensures that students experience the value of service to others whether in a local afterschool program, or in an orphanage in Honduras.
We also know that in the end, you and your parents want your college experience to provide you with the tools you need for life after college. You need to have a resumĂŠ with internships and/or field experiences that will enable you to walk into a job interview and land that first job. If you are pursuing graduate study, you need to have the coursework, recommendations, and scholarly academic research experience to be accepted into the masterâ€™s or doctoral program of your choice.
FACULTY WHO ARE EXPERTS, MENTORS AND CO-RESEARCHERS
Our professors teach not only advanced-level classes, but also introductory classes — and often involve their students in their research. Research, you ask? You bet. Saint Rose professors regularly invite students to join them on major scholarly, research and artistic projects.
Our students don’t just learn things, they discover them — from examining whether the blue whale will become extinct to isolating the personality traits that can make the difference between a stellar citizen and a thief — our undergraduates unlock mysteries and break ground, using tools of research provided across the disciplines. Junior Kajanna Mckenzie’s dream of becoming a doctor is one step closer to reality with the research she has done with her professors culminating this past summer in a research internship at Albany Medical Center. Student-teacher collaboration at Saint Rose is one of our hallmark experiences — an act of intellectual and creative energy. Students engage in dynamic, ongoing research with their professors. They present their findings at an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
and publish in the College’s Journal of Undergraduate Research — a faculty-reviewed publication from all fields. Their projects fuel learning on campus, in capstone seminars and labs. But the work also has impact beyond campus walls. Undergraduates co-author research papers with their professors that appear in scholarly journals and present their findings at prestigious conferences — often garnering honors. Along with individualized attention from your professors, you’ll be instructed by some of the best and brightest minds in the profession of teaching. More than 92 percent of our faculty members have the highest degree in their field. They are professors who share a passion for learning and readily make themselves available outside the classroom.
76 students from a range of disciplines displayed their research in the College’s 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium and nine students presented their findings at the 2011 National Council of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Conference.
Talk to any student on campus and he or she is probably involved in a club or two, or seven. Getting involved truly is a way of life here. Joining an organization is an opportunity to find friends with similar interests, learn how to lead, give back to others and occasionally have meetings that are all fun and games. What’s not to like?
You might even end up like Ryan Butler who balances life as a Division II student athlete with being an R.A. and officer in several clubs. His advice to get the most out of college: Get Involved! There are plenty of organizations that you can join. If you’re into lending a hand, there is the Best Buddies club. Or maybe you would prefer to have a shovel in hand and want to join Habitat for Humanity or the Geology Club. Many students find college is a time to explore their spirituality by joining the campus ministry club or getting involved in interfaith discussions or retreats. There are many ways to explore the meaning of social justice from volunteering locally to going on one of the many College service trips from Washington, D.C., to Honduras. If you want to immerse yourself even more into your major, there are clubs in graphic design, music,
business, science — you name it, we probably have one for your discipline. And if your favorite hobby or interest doesn’t have a club, you can always start one. Whether it is adventure you are looking for or frisbee you’re into, our advisors will help you get your club up and running in no time. Plus, don’t miss any opportunity to cheer on the College’s Golden Knights teams. Of course, you go to college to learn, study, research and earn a degree. But we also know that you want to make friends. Our pathways program for incoming freshmen is one way that we enable you to build a group of friends right away. Plus, our First Year Experience (FYE) program has a series of activities and events that bond you with your classmates. Saint Rose is the perfect place to be involved.
Every year, more than 600 students volunteer at Reach Out Saint Rose, the College’s annual day of volunteerism, at more than 45 sites across the Capital Region — ending with a big pizza party in the gym.
OUR GRADUATES ARE JOB-READY
Employers usually cite that one of the most important things they look for in a job candidate is work experience and demonstrated skills. In todayâ€™s economy, it is even more important for employers to recruit those with a college degree and with relevant job experience. How do you get that experience as a college student? Internships and field experiences.
At Saint Rose, we know that internships are the key to unlocking the job market for our students. Most of our majors, from business to education, from communications to social work, require semester-long internships. We place students in multinational corporations, entrepreneurial firms, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies and school districts in Albany, New York City, Atlanta, Boston and Washington, D.C. Many students are able to do a global internship as part
In the Collegeâ€™s most recent Career Center Survey, nearly 80% of the Class of 2010 said they had participated in one or more internships or student-teaching/clinical experiences.
of their study abroad experience including recent placements in England and Argentina. Many graduates are employed as a direct result from their internship placement with employers preferring to hire Saint Rose graduates because they have the needed specific technical skills, plus the ability to write and analyze quickly, and a strong work ethic that is embedded in the Saint Rose experience.
WHERE YOU WANT TO BE ALBANY — NEW YORK’S CAPITAL CITY
Not every college makes it a point to know your name. Not every college has professors that will stay after class to help you. Not every college has a president who greets you over a cup of coffee. Truth be told, Saint Rose is not like every college. And that is the reason that Rin Wilhelmi traveled 2,000 miles across the country to attend Saint Rose — because it is that special.
We are a college where every student receives personal attention. With an average class size of 20 students and a collaborative approach to teaching, this is a place where you can get lost in a book or discussion rather than in the crowd. There are plenty of on-campus events to attend from Frequency North, our aggressively eclectic poets and writers series, to concerts and art exhibits nearly every night in the Massry Center for the Arts. When you walk across our idyllic campus, you will discover a beautiful campus green nestled within a vibrant city neighborhood. Our tree-lined streets, historic homes, and modern, but stately, academic buildings are the perfect backdrop for your education.
Geographically speaking, our campus is the best of two worlds. We are in a city neighborhood merely a few blocks from Albany’s vibrant downtown, and yet our neighborhood is just that, a neighborhood with a personal community feeling. Albany is everything you want in a college town. It is an intellectual, sophisticated, and cultural city that offers opportunities for internships and field placements at large multinational corporations, entrepreneurial firms, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies and school districts. After all, location is everything.
At the crossroads of New England and New York, Saint Rose is under three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal; and the College runs frequent trips to these cities to visit museums, attend shows or just for fun.
OUR ACADEMIC MAJORS â€” YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE
From our 68 degree programs, you can count on individualized attention and be instructed by professors who readily make themselves available outside of class, on your schedule.
Accounting Adolescence Education American Studies Art Education (BFA or BS) Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology Biology 7-12 Biology/Cytotechnology Business Administration Areas of concentrations in: Accounting, Accounting & Auditing, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management (ITM), Management, Managerial Accounting, Marketing, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Taxation
Chemistry Chemistry 7-12 Childhood Education Childhood Education/Special Education
Communications Areas of concentration in: Film & New Media, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising
Communication Sciences & Disorders Computer Information Technology Computer Science Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Early Childhood/Special Education Earth Science 7-12 Economics English English 7-12 Forensic Science Forensic Psychology Geology Graphic Design (BFA) History History/Political Science
Interdepartmental Studies Mathematics Mathematics 7-12 Music Music Education Music Industry Philosophy Political Science Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Med Pre-Vet Psychology Religious Studies Social Studies 7-12 Social Work Sociology Spanish Spanish 7-12 Studio Art (BFA) Women & Gender Studies
92% of full-time Saint Rose faculty have the highest degree in their field. 96% of Saint Rose seniors participate in a capstone course required by their academic major.
Accelerated/Dual Degree Programs Accounting (BS/MS) Business Administration (BS/MBA) Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS/MS) Computer Information Systems (BS/MS) Computer Science/Computer Information Systems (BS/MS) English (BA/MA) History/Political Science (BA/MA) Dual Degree Plus Programs 3+1 Biology/Cytotechnology 3+2 Engineering 3+3 Law 3+1 Medical Technology 4+2 Occupational Therapy (BS/MS or BA/MS) 4+3 Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (BS/DPT or BA/DPT)
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