A Message From The President Welcome to the University of Bridgeport! Thank you for your interest in one of America’s truly unique institutions of higher learning. We are the home of the Purple Knights in the City of Parks! Since 1927, the University of Bridgeport has cared about our students, their future, and the city for which we are named. Only in Bridgeport will you find a gorgeous Frederick Law Olmsted park bordering campus, over two miles of coastline, and convenient mass transportation that makes visiting New York City or Boston a breeze. Students enjoy small classes and close mentoring by talented faculty.
University of Bridgeport Mission The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.
Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, interested in engineering, business, computer science, education, a health-related program, or the humanities, arts and sciences, the University offers a wealth of choices that will lead you to future career opportunities. The University has a lively on-campus culture, filled with student clubs, NCAA sports teams, student government, and theater productions. You will make lifelong friends here and connect with a strong alumni base. The University of Bridgeport is also well known for having one of the most beautiful and safest campuses in America. In Mark Twain’s classic novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Hank Morgan is an engineer who is hit on the head and wakes up in England during King Arthur’s reign. As Hank and Sir Kay gallop over a hill, a beautiful city emerges. “Bridgeport?” asks Hank. “Camelot,” answers Sir Kay. On behalf of everyone at the University of Bridgeport, I offer you my heartiest welcome!
Laura Skandera Trombley, President
Picture Yourself at the University of Bridgeport For nearly 100 years, the University of Bridgeport has offered its students a quality education at a great value. Students may choose from a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs and majors that best fit their interests and career aspirations. The University is the most diverse private, secular university among Northeast regional universities. Our professors are approachable and know their students by their first names. You are not just a number at the University of Bridgeport. Our faculty have office hours and meet with students after class, providing them with personalized attention. We are an inclusive, friendly, and diverse campus. According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Bridgeport has the third-highest percentage of international students in the Northeast Region. Your education will continue outside of the classroom with lively discussions in the cafeterias, residence halls, and a soon-to-open eight-lane bowling alley. The University is the right size for optimal learning. As a mid-sized university, we are able to offer remarkable academic and co-curricular personalized experiences that are not possible at larger universities. At UB, we think that a great learning environment should also be enjoyable. There are many clubs to join that range from discipline-specific to service organizations to club sports. And finally, as a UB graduate, you will be prepared for early career success! With three remarkable colleges structured for the intricate interplay of interdisciplinary learning, you will be prepared for the 21st-century marketplace. Are you ready to be a Purple Knight? Are you ready to be Boldâ€”Bridgeport Bold?
The stunning location of the University of Bridgeport has been written about in literary classics such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The beauty of the Seaside Park location is a great inspiration to faculty, staff, and students. In fact, each year students take “The Plunge” on Convocation Day, kicking off the beginning of the academic year.
The Bridgeport Plan The University of Bridgeport is launching a signature program, The Bridgeport Plan, in fall 2019. The plan will transform, enrich, and expand the academic, co-curricular, and career opportunities for our students through a comprehensive hands-on approach that includes a personalized plan tailored to their specific goals and interests. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and others will participate in this experience that begins on day one and carries through to graduation and beyond—creating pathways for our students to thrive in our diverse community. Evidence shows that the most successful colleges intentionally offer programming and services to complement their own unique mission. With the University’s core values of academic excellence, a focus on career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs, and community and civic engagement, our students will graduate ready to lead rewarding and fulfilling personal and professional lives. All first-year students will participate in community service and outreach activities that prepare them to be leaders in their communities and to be socially responsible citizens of the world. The Bridgeport Plan inspires the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and practitioners of tomorrow.
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The College of Engineering, Business, and Education Are you bold enough? … to conduct research for an international space station, design a high-altitude balloon for educational purposes, design a humanoid rescue robot, or develop bio-nano materials for the future? The College of Engineering, Business, and Education of the University of Bridgeport provides comprehensive professional, educational, and research opportunities to a diverse community in engineering, the sciences, technology, computing, business, management, entrepreneurship, finance, analytics, accounting, education, teacher preparation, and educational administration. Students are prepared for leadership and eminent professional careers in industry, government, and academia, which contributes significantly to the professions and community locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The College offers a distinctive education in fundamental and emerging disciplines through its faculty and institutional partners. The program features an application-oriented approach to interdisciplinary issues and opportunities that balances theory with real-world state-of-the-art practices. A stimulating professional and scholarly environment, world-class research and development centers, and distinguished programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels ensure that our graduates possess creative, innovative, and analytical skills. Our students benefit from the University’s strong commitment to research and technical excellence, professional career-oriented instruction, ethical conduct, community engagement, and cultural, societal, and global well-being. The singular quality of the University of Bridgeport’s integrated approach to teaching and learning includes professional career training that is dynamic, flexible, interdisciplinary, hands-on and, most importantly, assists our students to become lifelong learners who are comfortable with a rapidly changing economy. Our graduates are ready for early career success, as they are easily cross-trained and can lead or capably function on project teams that transcend traditional academic and professional boundaries. Our College inspires the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and practitioners of tomorrow. We are Bold. Bridgeport Bold.
The College of Arts and Sciences Are you bold enough? â€Ś to apply your design training to socially conscious projects, to study art in Greece and land a job working with priceless artifacts at a large museum, or work with farmers in Costa Rica to help their communities sell fair-trade coffee beans directly online? The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Bridgeport is home to academic degree programs in design, humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural science, social science, and applied science. Whether you seek expertise in international human security issues, diplomacy, world religions, theatre arts, creative writing, mass communication, musical performance and education, pre-medical subjects, or social services, you are able to combine specific skills and internship experiences in our programs to match your educational and career goals. Several career-oriented programs are housed in specialized schools within the College, including the School of International and Public Affairs, the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, the School of Professional Studies and UB Online. In the College of Arts and Sciences we value student and faculty collaborative research. We emphasize activity, both in and out of the classroom, that provides powerful, lasting knowledge and skill. We also value putting a personal touch in our advising and mentoring of students to assist you in thriving and growing intellectually while you pursue your goals for college, graduate training, or professional development. The singular quality of the University of Bridgeportâ€™s integrated approach to teaching and learning includes professional career training that is dynamic, flexible, interdisciplinary, hands-on and, most importantly, assists our students to become lifelong learners who are comfortable with a rapidly changing economy. Our graduates are ready for early career success, as they are easily cross-trained and can lead or capably function on project teams that transcend traditional academic and professional boundaries. Our College inspires the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and practitioners of tomorrow. We are Bold. Bridgeport Bold.
The College of Health Sciences Are you bold enough? â€Ś to apply modern-day methodology and advanced educational technology to improve overall healthcare practice, reduce medical errors, and address patient safety issues? The College of Health Sciences is composed of an integrated body of programs committed to educating leaders in healthcare. The College has seven highly acclaimed and accredited Schools and Institutes, where learning is inter-professional, evidence-based, and patientcentered, providing lifelong learning opportunities: Physician Assistant Institute, School of Nursing, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Acupuncture Institute, School of Chiropractic, School of Health Professions, and the Nutrition Institute. Healthcare is a rewarding and exciting field of study and practice. To address the demand for highly qualified healthcare professionals, the College offers an exceptional and diverse set of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate healthcare programs that positively contribute to the advancement of healthcare delivery, both locally and globally. The singular quality of the University of Bridgeportâ€™s integrated approach to teaching and learning includes professional career training that is dynamic, flexible, interdisciplinary, hands-on and, most importantly, assists our students to become lifelong learners who are comfortable with a rapidly changing economy. Our graduates are ready for early career success, as they are easily cross-trained and can lead or capably function on project teams that transcend traditional academic and professional boundaries. Join us at the College of Health Sciences to create your successful career pathway at the University of Bridgeport to become the healthcare professional you always desired to be. Our College inspires the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and practitioners of tomorrow. We are Bold. Bridgeport Bold.
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Student Organizations and Clubs A core value of the University of Bridgeport is community and civic engagement. Students are committed to making the world a better place by volunteering through co-curricular activities and service-oriented learning. »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»
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50,000+ community service and service-learning volunteer hours annually
Benefit from Our Location Youâ€™ll find that Bridgeport is an exciting destination. Our location is the perfect spot for both work and play. Students may participate in faculty-led trips to Boston and New York City that will open up a world of opportunity.
Port Jefferson Ferry
First Connecticut university with e-Scooters
Greater Bridgeport Symphony
New baseball field with ocean view
Frederick Law Olmstedâ€™s Seaside Park
Shopping at Black Rock
Music and Performing Arts
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STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE National accreditations of professional programs maintain a standard of excellence in the U.S. and have been granted by the accrediting bodies to UB in the following areas:
BUSINESS PROGRAMS Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) PRE-LAW STUDY Approved by the Connecticut State Bar Examining Committee ACCOUNTING PROGRAM Registered by the New York State Board of Regents DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) DESIGN PROGRAMS National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) CHIROPRACTIC PROGRAM Commission on Accreditation of The Council on Chiropractic Education PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and State Program Approval Connecticut State Department of Education MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PROGRAMS Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) NURSING PROGRAMS Accreditation Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Compete with the Best UB’s electrifying athletic environment means you are always part of the action. Give it your all playing for a team or lose your voice cheering the Purple Knights on to victory.
2015 & 2018 ncaa final four, 2015-2016-2018 ncaa regional champions women’s soccer
NCAA DIVISION II ATHLETIC TEAMS Men’s Teams
2018 ncaa division ii champions
Baseball Basketball Basketball
Soccer Lacrosse Soccer Softball Volleyball
INTRAMURAL TEAMS There are also plenty of on-campus activities in which you can get involved to stay fit and healthy. Intramural sports provide a great way to make friends and compete in a recreational setting. There are lots of options, so join and get your game on! Fall Sports
Cricket Co-ed Volleyball Flag Football
22 ncaa appearances
ecac titles, 22 total
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Belong to a Vibrant Community Play a sport, join a club, sorority or fraternity, or participate in student government. Our international student community is very involved. First-year students may choose to live in a residence hall with classmates who share similar interests. RESIDENTIAL LIFE Our residence halls are dynamic environments that house students from throughout the U.S. and all over the world. Each hall offers a multitude of amenities, including:
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• Total Wi-Fi environment • TV streaming services
• Study lounges on each floor • Free laundry facilities • 24-hour security
• Ocean view • Free parking • Microfridge
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bowlng anyone? For more information, visit: bridgeport.edu/life
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student life 5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LIVING ON CAMPUS 1. No car to get around? UB offers a free shuttle service and students ride free on the city bus. You can also rent a Zipcar cheaply right on campus. 2. Through UB’s linen purchase program, you can find sheets that are guaranteed to fit extra-long beds. Save money and have your linens waiting for you when you arrive on campus! 3. More than 30 local restaurants will deliver to campus. Choose from Mexican, Thai, Indian, pizza, sushi, and more. 4. Common spaces in the residence halls include flat-screen TVs, and ping pong, foosball or pool tables, as well as community kitchens and free laundry. 5. At UB, your security is our top priority. All students will have access to the LiveSafe security application.
INTERNAT IONAL EVENTS ON CAMPUS To celebrate the cultural diversity of our student body, UB offers a number of inspiring and engaging cultural events. Some of these include: International Festival An annual celebration that features a food festival, cultural presentations, and topical lectures Piece of Your World A series of events that highlight the customs and cuisine of a particular country Chinese New Year Gala A demonstration of featured customs, elaborate performances, and cultural traditions
DINING UB provides a range of choices that cater to the needs and preferences of our students. Marina Dining Hall The recently renovated main campus dining hall with expansive views of the Long Island Sound offers an extensive mix of American, vegetarian, and international cuisine across several specialty stations.
Fresh Tossed Café Located on the lower level of the John J. Cox Student Center, this new eatery provides healthy, made-to-order options including salads, paninis, pho, and blended fruit smoothies.
The hUB@Marina The new food court located within Marina offers WiFi and comfortable seating. It serves American favorites with international limited-time offer items.
Knight’s Pantry Our on-campus store is also located on the lower level of the John J. Cox Student Center. It offers a wide selection of snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables, pre-packaged meals, and more.
Café Scribe This popular spot found on the first floor of the Wahlstrom Library is the perfect place to grab coffee, pastries, sandwiches, or salads.
For more information, visit: bridgeport.edu/dining
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At UB, our goal is to prepare you for a successful future anywhere in the world. We assist you in acquiring valuable professional skills and hands-on training, making connections for entering the workforce and managing your career. CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT By helping you learn how to network and build a résumé, we broaden your knowledge so you can enter the workplace with confidence. We offer: • Individual meetings with a career counselor to discuss your personal career goals and how to best reach them • Several career fairs and on-campus events each year with representation from global companies to help you secure a job offer before graduation • Interview training to build your skills and comfort level • Personality and interest-assessment tests to match you to a range of careers • A strong social media presence and software program that provide you with access to more networking opportunities, job search links and postings, and virtual résumé-building tools
For more information on the Center for Career Development, visit: bridgeport.edu/ccd
EMPLOYERS OF UB GRADUATES At the University of Bridgeport, we provide the knowledge and training necessary to give you a competitive edge. That’s why you’ll find our alumni in impressive leadership positions at top businesses, corporations, and organizations. Students at UB have performed internships and obtained full-time jobs at companies such as:
INCREDIBLE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The University of Bridgeport can help you find the perfect internship. You can apply the knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom and learn even more on the job. An internship is also a great opportunity to make important contacts in your industry. Our students have recently interned at some of these top companies and organizations.
• Abercrombie & Fitch
• Norwalk Public Schools
• Omega Engineering
• Bank of America
• Bank of China
• Pitney Bowes
• Bose Corporation
• Rayco Electronics
• Saks Fifth Avenue
• Sikorsky Aircraft
• Starwood Hotels & Resorts
• General Electric
• GTE Financial
• United Nations
• U.S. Department of State
• Johnson & Johnson • JPMorgan Chase
• US Power Generating Company
• Lord & Taylor
• Merrill Lynch • MetLife • Microsoft
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Programs of Study
COLOR CODE Majors & Programs in Purple indicate the College of Engineering, Business, and Education
undergraduate degree programs Accounting B.S. Biology B.A., B.S. Business Administration A.A., B.S. Computer Engineering B.S. Computer Science B.S. Computer Engineering Technology B.S. Criminal Justice B.S. Dental Hygiene A.S., B.S. Electrical Engineering B.S. English B.A., B.S. Fashion Merchandising A.A., B.S. Finance B.S. General Studies A.A., A.S., B.S. Graphic Design B.F.A.
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Health Science B.S. Human Services B.S. Humanities B.A., B.S. Industrial Design B.S. Interior Design B.S. International Business B.S. International Political Economy and Diplomacy B.A. Management & Industrial Relations B.S. Marketing B.S. Mass Communication B.A. Mathematics B.A., B.S. Mechanical Engineering B.S. Medical Laboratory Sciences B.S. Music B.M. Nursing B.S.N. Performing Arts B.A. Political Science B.A., B.S. Pre-Nursing Psychology B.S. Social Sciences B.A.
Majors & Programs in Orange indicate the College of Arts and Sciences
Majors & Programs in Teal indicate the College of Health Sciences
accelerated degree completion General Studies A.A. General Studies B.S. â€“ Business Concentration; Social Science Concentration Human Services & Psychology B.S. Human Services B.S. Professional Studies B.S. â€“ Healthcare Administration Concentration; Human Resource Administration Concentration; Organizational Leadership & Change Concentration Psychology B.S.
graduate degree programs
Global Development and Peace M.A.
Analytics & Systems M.S.
Analytics & Systems M.S.
Business Administration B.S., M.B.A.
Biology M.A., M.S.
Global Media and Communication Studies M.A.
Biomedical Engineering M.S.
Mechanical Engineering M.S.
Criminal Justice B.S.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Dental Hygiene B.S.
Chinese Herbology M.S.
Physician Assistant M.S.
Educational Leadership Ed.D.
Remedial Reading & Language Arts Sixth Year Certificate
General Studies B.S. – Social Science Concentration
Secondary Education M.S. or Sixth Year Certificate
Computer Engineering M.S. Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. Computer Science M.S. Counseling M.S. Criminal Justice and Human Security M.A. Education M.S.
Technology Management M.S., Ph.D. Traditional Chinese Medicine D-TCM, M.S.
Computer Science M.S.
Health Sciences D.H.Sc. Nutrition M.S. Professional Studies B.S. – Human Resource Administration Concentration; Organizational Leadership & Change Concentration Psychology B.S.
Educational Administration & Supervision Sixth Year Certificate
RN to BSN
Educational Leadership Ed.D.
continuing ed. certificate programs
Electrical Engineering M.S. Elementary Education M.S. or Sixth Year Certificate
Clinical Educators Workshop – Dental Postgrad
Chinese Medicine Conference – Postgrad Programs Dental Anesthesia Course – Postgrad Program Nutrition and Autism – Postgrad Program
graduate and undergraduate programs and concentrations
Orthopedics & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine – Postgrad Program Project Management Certificate
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Begin your journey Here At the University of Bridgeport, your achievements are recognized and rewarded. We make an exceptional private education affordable to all students. Academic and need-based assistance is tailored to meet your financial needs and priorities, regardless of your income. TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
The Office of Student Financial Services will help you navigate and understand the financial aid process. We will identify the financial tools available to ensure that cost is not an obstacle.
Academic Scholarships are based on incoming student academic performance. UB also offers Portfolio Scholarships for Design majors and Athletic Scholarships for qualifying athletes. Transfer scholarships are also available.
We participate in a variety of federal, state, and private programs that offer loans, grants, and other awards to students who demonstrate financial need or other circumstances that may impact their ability to seek an education at UB. To apply for federal assistance, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.ed.gov. Our Federal School Code is 001416.
UB offers a range of generous merit-based scholarships. For more information on our various awards, please visit bridgeport.edu/scholarships.
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For more information, visit: bridgeport.edu/finaid
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Submit your application online at bridgeport.edu/applynow or via the Common App. If you prefer to mail in a paper application, forms are available for download on our website.
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Send all application materials to:
• $25 Non-refundable Application Fee
University of Bridgeport Office of Admissions 126 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604
• SAT/ACT Optional: Students may submit standardized scores or an essay.* • Two Letters of Recommendation (suggested) *Participation in some programs may require SAT/ACT submission. The Office of Admissions will provide guidance.
VISIT CAMPUS One of the best ways to determine whether the University of Bridgeport is the right fit for you is to come see it for yourself! Explore our top-notch facilities and resources, and discover a welcoming community rich in culture and diversity. Schedule your visit today! Go to bridgeport.edu/visit or contact the Office of Admissions at (203) 576-4552 or email@example.com.
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