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Imagine looking out of the window of your residence hall every day to a view of the crystal blue ocean. Imagine working with entrepreneurs and start-up experts to bring an idea to fruition in one of Connecticut’s most comprehensive innovation centers. Imagine receiving personalized academic and career advising throughout your undergraduate years in our welcoming Heckman Center for The Bridgeport Plan. You will connect your passion, imagination, and ambition at the University of Bridgeport—named one of Money magazine’s “Best Colleges” in 2019. The University of Bridgeport is a national university with a career-oriented focus and commitment to cultivating and educating global leaders for the careers of tomorrow. The University’s three colleges—the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health

Sciences, and the College of Engineering, Business, and Education—are uniquely structured so that every student receives strong academic preparation and experiences small class sizes that foster their greatest potential. We do this so well, in fact, that U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Bridgeport as 119th in its inaugural ranking of top performers for social mobility. We are a community that celebrates our diverse students and scholars—who hail from across the United States and around the world. According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Bridgeport is the 39th most ethnically diverse national university. Students benefit from the experiences of a rich campus environment that also includes fun activities such as intramurals, team sports, student government, Model U.N., choir, community service, and countless off-campus excursions to New York City and across New England. University of Bridgeport students share a passion for discovery, exploration, and problem-solving. They are fearless. Breaking boundaries—standing up and leaning in. Imagine yourself in such a place. Be Bold. University of Bridgeport Bold.

Laura Skandera Trombley, Ph.D., President

Consisting of three exceptional Colleges, UB offers a streamlined academic structure which enhances the student experience and ensures that the best resources are available to our students.

Discover Yourself at the University of Bridgeport The University of Bridgeport has proudly offered our students the highest quality education at an unparalleled value for nearly 100 years. With more than 125 outstanding academic programs and a dedicated, expert faculty, we provide an exceptional, personalized experience. The bold vision of our extraordinary leadership includes new initiatives such as The Bridgeport Plan, which is designed to promote growth and provide support in every aspect of your college experience. At UB, you’ll be prepared to land prestigious internships, develop practical skills, and make beneficial connections that will give you a significant competitive advantage as you embark on a rewarding career. You will be immersed in a diverse, inclusive community and become engaged in an active campus life. This time of your life is about uncovering new and exciting possibilities. We’ll help you find your unique pathway to achieve your goals and enjoy every step of the journey.

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College of Engineering, Business, and Education Degrees Accounting, B.S. Business Administration, A.A., B.S. (online option available) Computer Engineering, B.S. Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Electrical Engineering, B.S. Finance, B.S. International Business, B.S. Management & Industrial Relations, B.S. Marketing, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Offering an array of distinguished academic programs, the College of Engineering, Business, and Education at the University of Bridgeport will prepare you for a rewarding and impactful professional career. With a focus on fundamental and emerging disciplines, our renowned faculty approach relevant issues in the field by applying theory to real-world challenges and creating innovative solutions. Our students receive unparalleled opportunities to take part in cutting-edge research, connect to valuable internships, and develop effective leadership skills. Facility Highlights NEW BAUER HALL INNOVATION CENTER This state-of-the-art facility offers a maker space, lab areas, “brainstorming booths,” and more ADVANCED ENGINEERING LABS Fully outfitted research centers and laboratories contain cutting-edge equipment HIGH-TECH BUSINESS CENTER Recently renovated Ernest C. Trefz School of Business including a state-of-the-art data analytics lab

Opportunities to Innovate Our students are immersed in pioneering research, competing in academic conferences, and making a difference. A sampling of their hard work:

• Developing robots with thinking capabilities for use in emergency-response situations

• Winning first place at the UB Hackathon intercollegiate competition by creating a plan to reduce food waste

• Designing a high-altitude balloon to obtain information on the stratosphere in connection with NASA

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES With a broad range of academic programs in design, humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural science, social science, and applied science, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Bridgeport ensures you will develop the necessary skill set to achieve your career goals. Taking an integrated approach to teaching, our dynamic faculty instills interdisciplinary knowledge that is highly relevant in our rapidly evolving global economy. Pursue your passions and engage in hands-on learning that will prepare you for early career success.

College of Arts and Sciences Degrees Biology, B.A., B.S. Conservation and Environmental Biology, B.S. Criminal Justice, B.S. (online option available) English, B.A., B.S. Fashion Merchandising, A.A., B.S. General Studies, A.A., A.S., B.S.

Facility Highlights CREATIVE GALLERY SPACE Remodeled Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center showcases work by design students and visiting artists ADVANCED LABORATORIES Well-equipped research centers and labs offer collaborative space for pioneering developments

Human Services, B.S. Humanities, B.A., B.S. Industrial Design, B.S. Interior Design, B.S. International Political Economy and Diplomacy, B.A. Mass Communication, B.A.


Mathematics, B.A., B.S.

Recently updated Magnus Wahlstrom Library offers ideal spaces for study and collaboration, and access to millions of articles, books, and videos

Music, B.M.

Opportunities to Innovate Our students are immersed in pioneering research, competing in academic conferences, and making a difference. A sampling of their innovative work:

• Exploring changes in cellular proteins during space flight for the International Space Station

• Winning the coveted poster competition at the Annual United National Conference for four consecutive years

• Taking the top three prizes in the Branding Portfolio contest at the Connecticut Business Competition and Entrepreneur Conference


Graphic Design, B.F.A.

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Performing Arts, B.A. Political Science, B.A., B.S. Psychology, B.S. (online option available) Social Sciences, B.A.


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24,000 square feet of health sciences facilities


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COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES Comprised of seven highly acclaimed and accredited schools and institutes, the College of Health Sciences at the University of Bridgeport offers a unique and integrated body of programs designed to educate future healthcare leaders. Our extraordinary faculty take a multidisciplinary, hands-on approach to education, providing our students with a firm grounding in evidence-based, patient-centered care. You will emerge a highly qualified healthcare professional, prepared to practice capably and successfully. Facility Highlights College of Health Sciences Degrees Dental Hygiene, A.S., B.S. Health Science, B.S. Medical Laboratory Sciences, B.S. Nursing, B.S.N. Pre-Nursing

EXPANSION OF HEALTH SCIENCE FACILITIES 24,000 square feet of laboratories, a radiology library, and more have been renovated to provide the latest technology and resources NURSING SKILLS AND SIMULATION CENTER An ultra-modern facility featuring all of the necessary resources for the hands-on practice of nursing techniques UB CLINICS Several on-campus clinics offer students the opportunity to provide medical and wellness care for the public, applying new skills under supervision

Opportunities to Innovate Our students are immersed in pioneering research, gaining hands-on experience, and making a difference. A sampling of their innovative work:

• Exploring whether students with chronic diseases have sufficient information to make smart dietary choices

• Visiting settings including Daughters of Charity Preschool, Horizons Recovery Network Program Substance Abuse Center, and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services during dental hygiene rotations

• Collaborating with UB robotics engineers to maximize the performance of simulated nursing education tools

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Be Part of a Bold Campus Community UB offers a vibrant, diverse environment that provides you with global perspective and a transformative college journey. There are a multitude of ways to get involved. You can join student clubs and organizations, play varsity or intramural sports, study abroad, take the lead in student government, make a difference through service opportunities, and more! We have something exciting to offer everyone.

NCAA Division II Athletics MEN’S TEAMS

• Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Soccer WOMEN’S TEAMS


Civic Engagement

• Basketball

Our students are dedicated to changing and improving the world through meaningful service initiatives. Connect with opportunities such as:

• Cross Country

• Alternative Spring Break • Home for the Brave

• Soccer

• Build On

• Red Cross Club

• Softball

• CT Food Bank

• UB Green

• Volleyball

Student Life

• Gymnastics • Lacrosse



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• Beardsley Zoo


• The Adventure Park


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• The Barnum Museum • Greater Bridgeport Symphony

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Full of classic New England beauty and charm, our region of Connecticut is a bustling and fun place to live and learn. You’ll enjoy gorgeous coastlines, historic attractions, and unique entertainment venues—all right here in and around Bridgeport. Plus, our proximity to New York City and Boston provides you with an endless selection of options and opportunities.

60+ student clubs and organizations


community service and service-learning volunteer hours annually

Forge Your Future At UB, our mission is to prepare you for a successful future in any direction you wish to go. Here, you will develop the skills and knowledge to continue your studies in graduate school or gain employment in your field of interest. We help you determine just the right path to achieve all your goals. Innovation Center UB’s state-of-the-art Innovation Center is an 8,600-square-foot space designed to inspire student entrepreneurs and creators. Take part in exciting programs and activities and utilize valuable resources such as an International Trade Center and Professional Service Office. Collaborate with like-minded students as you receive expert guidance from professional designers, attorneys, engineers, and business managers.

Incredible Internship Opportunities The University of Bridgeport can help you find your perfect internship, where you will apply the knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom and learn even more on the job—all while making important contacts in your industry. Our students have recently interned at some of these top companies and organizations.


Career Development

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Center for Career Development Our staff places an emphasis on expanding your networking skills and teaching you to build a strong resume. The preparation we provide helps you enter the workplace with confidence. We offer:

• Career fairs • One-on-one meetings with career counselors

• Interview training • Personality and interestassessment tests

• Job search links • And much more

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Benefit from a World of Opportunity At the University of Bridgeport, we provide you with an education that will open a world of possibilities. As a student here, you will gain knowledge, skills, and connections that thoroughly prepare you to launch an extraordinary career. UB recognizes and rewards your achievements. We make an exceptional private education affordable to all students. Academic– and need-based assistance are tailored to your financial needs and priorities, regardless of your income.

Required Materials To be eligible for admission consideration, each application must be accompanied by the following materials: FRESHMEN

• Official high school transcript • SAT/ACT Optional: students may submit test scores or an essay*

• $25 non-refundable application fee • Two letters of recommendation (suggested) * Participation in some programs may require SAT/ACT submission. The Office of Admissions will provide guidance.


• Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended

• High school diploma or official high school transcript

• $25 non-refundable application fee Program specific requirements are necessary for admissions to certain majors and may require additional materials. Please contact the Office of Admissions to determine if your program of interest has such requirements.

APPLY Submit your application online at

bridgeport.edu/apply or via the Common App.


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The Bridgeport Plan Sets You Up for Success In a beautiful new location within the Wahlstrom Library, you will find The Bridgeport Plan office. This is the place to go for outstanding support, guidance, and resources that will carry you from your first day of classes at UB to a rewarding life beyond graduation. Visit The Bridgeport Plan office for:

• Tutoring • Academic advising • Career planning • Connecting to internships • Learning about study abroad • Participating in honors programs • And much more

Visit Campus One of the best ways to get to know the University of Bridgeport is to visit our campus. Explore our top-notch facilities and incredible 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 admit@bridgeport.edu

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