Rosemont College

Introduction

Rosemont College is a community of lifelong learners dedicated to academic excellence and fostering joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Rosemont College seeks to develop in all members of the community open and critical minds, the ability to make reasoned moral decisions, and a sense of responsibility to serve others in our global society.

Rooted in Catholicism, Rosemont welcomes all faiths and is guided by the principles of Cornelia Connelly and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus to meet the needs of the time.

Rosemont College values:

  • Trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person;
  • Diversity with a commitment to building an intercultural community;
  • Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion;
  • Care for the Earth as our common home.

The Mission of Rosemont College flows from the educational philosophy of the sponsoring religious congregation which opened Rosemont in 1921, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. This philosophy is imbued with the spirit and educational principles of the Founder of the Society, Cornelia Connelly. This Holy Child education is a clearly defined yet flexible ideal, rooted in Christian values and expressions, attuned to learning opportunities that enable students to respond to life with joy, zeal and compassion. The only College in a world-wide network of Holy Child educational Institutions, Rosemont is grounded in the Holy Child philosophy which encourages students to meet diversity and change with confidence in their own gifts and in God, who has made covenant with the human family.

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History

Rosemont College was founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

From the institution’s early days through the present, the SHCJ foundress, Cornelia Connelly has been a driving force behind Rosemont’s charge to educate students “to meet the wants of the age,” which has been an integral part of the growth of the College.

Rosemont is situated on 56 acres in the historic residential neighborhood of Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 11 miles west of Philadelphia on the suburban Main Line. The College is known for its excellent academic reputation and its focus on developing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional well being of each student.

Over the year’s Rosemont has evolved to “meet the wants of the age,” by developing as one college with three schools: the Undergraduate College and the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.



On May 30, 2008 the Board of Trustees of Rosemont College approved a Strategic Plan which emphasized and expanded the College’s enrollment, programs, and reputation by embracing co-education, partnerships, and online education. In 2009, the College opened its doors at the undergraduate level to all interested and qualified women and men in the, unifying the College’s three schools and expanding the College’s mission of being a ‘community of learners’. That same year, the Schools of Graduate and Professional received accreditation to offer fully online degree programs from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Studies.

Rosemont enriches its offerings through an extensive collaboration with many of its neighboring educational institutions such as Villanova University, Eastern University, Cabrini College, Immaculata University, and others. Rosemont has established partnerships through articulation agreements with Drexel and Temple Universities to offer pre-med, dual-degree and honor programs.

The College reaches out to the community by offering a variety of non-credit programs and a unique “Forum” program for men and women of all ages, in addition to on campus art exhibitions and cultural programs.

Rosemont has approximately 8,000 living alumni. They can be found in high-ranking positions in science and medicine, publishing, politics, business, education, law, and the arts. Rosemont is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and has also been named to the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll and “Character-Building Colleges” and as a “College of Distinction.” Rosemont is one of 218 colleges named “The Best Northeastern Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Rosemont provides women and men of all ages and backgrounds with an educational and spiritual foundation aimed to help them reach their utmost potential.

Rosemont is committed to preparing individuals to meet the challenges of the times and to act responsibly and effectively in an ever-changing world.

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Fast Facts

  • Founded: 1921
  • Location: Suburban. Eleven miles west of Center City Philadelphia
  • Character: Catholic - Society of the Holy Child Jesus
  • Type: Private; liberal-arts
  • Total Student Enrollment: 1,103
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 597
  • Graduate Enrollment: 506
  • Student Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Average Class Size: 12
  • Undergraduate College Tuition and Fees 2015-2016 academic year: $31,520
  • Undergraduate College Tuition and Fees 2016-2017 academic year: $18,500
  • Room and Board 2015-2016: Basic double occupancy; includes e-mail and Internet service: $13,400 per year
  • Room and Board 2016-2017: Basic double occupancy; includes e-mail and Internet service: $11,500 per year
  • School of Graduate Studies Tuition 2015-2016 academic year: $640/credit hour
  • School of Professional Studies Tuition 2015-2016 academic year: $540/credit hour
  • Athletics Division: NCAA III
  • Men's sports: cross country, basketball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, and tennis
  • Women's sports: cross country, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball
  • Accreditation: Rosemont is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.
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Bachelor

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

The chemistry major at Rosemont provides students with the knowledge necessary to establishing a successful career in a variety of industries and post-graduate study. Students majoring in chemistry are required to take courses including: a year of general chemistry, a year of organic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. [+]

Chemistry Without chemistry the world as we know it could very well not exist, we could have never learned how to preserve food, to cure illness, to create vaccines and much more. The chemistry major at Rosemont provides students with the knowledge necessary to establishing a successful career in a variety of industries and post-graduate study. Students majoring in chemistry are required to take courses including: a year of general chemistry, a year of organic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Supporting courses include: physics and calculus. Within this program students are provided with a firm foundation for planning for graduate study and chemistry-related careers. Students are not required to engage in research and internship opportunities but these opportunities are a typical part of the student chemistry experience. Academic Opportunities Hands-on Laboratory Experience Research Opportunities Assist professors conducting research in organic chemistry and marine biology as well as microwave-assisted polyol process for the synthesis of nano-crystalline alloys. Opportunity to Present Research Findings Small Class Size Faculty Mentor Coral Reef Project The Coral Reef is a grant-funded project to help students discover sustainability and environmental science. Want to get involved? Email Professor John Ullrich at jullrich@rosemont.edu. Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]

Bachelor in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

The mathematics program provides students with a strong foundation for a variety of careers in business, technology, science and more. Students will graduate prepared to move on to graduate study as well for careers in private or government sectors among many. [+]

Mathematics Charles Caleb Colton once said, “The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.” Mathematics has lead to great things worldwide from the construction of the Sphinx in Egypt to doctors prescribing the correct dosage of medication. The mathematics program provides students with a strong foundation for a variety of careers in business, technology, science and more. Students will graduate prepared to move on to graduate study as well for careers in private or government sectors among many. Students within this major are able to choose a concentration in secondary education to pursue teaching careers in the middle school and high school levels. Academic Opportunties Students studying mathematics have the opportunity to have a concentration in Business, Accounting, Science or Education. Students will have the option of beginning the track at a introductory level or accelerated. The major allows students to focus on technical materials, reasoning, and communication, creating well rounded graduates with transferable skills. Past Internships NJ Division of Taxation Bureau of Labor and Statstics Sovereign Bank US Dept of Commerce Southerby's Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

Through psychology behaviors can be influenced positively. The psychology major at Rosemont provides students with a selection of courses that constitute a comprehensive view of the current field of psychology. [+]

Psychology Psychology is ever present in todays’ society from marketing and business to criminology. According to the Kenya Psychological Association, psychology is used to help predict future behaviors, and explain behaviors using theories. Through psychology behaviors can be influenced positively. The psychology major at Rosemont provides students with a selection of courses that constitute a comprehensive view of the current field of psychology. Courses are designed to allow students to apply psychology in methods in the service of describing, understanding, and predicting mental processes, and human behavior. Students are offered courses that are theoretical and provide students with the preparation for a full range of careers in the psychology related field and post-graduate study. Academic Opportunties related to our psychology degree Counseling and Clinically-Oriented Undergraduate Program Dual Degree B.A./M.A. in Counseling Psychology Choose from Professional Counseling or School Counseling. Diverse Courses Media Psychology, which examines effects of video games Small, Supportive Departmental Climate Small class sizes allow active discussions and one-on-one time with faculty. Employment Preparation In health and school-related fields. Experiential Learning Montgomery County Women's Center Wanna Play Program Odyssey Hospice KenCrest Bryn Mawr Hospital Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]

Bachelor of Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

The biology major is intended to prepare students for careers in healthcare, research and development, education, environmental studies, graduate or medical school, and more. Students will graduate with an understanding of the foundations of biological concepts. [+]

Biology Rapidly changing and always evolving, Biology is ever present in today’s society. Biology students here at Rosemont College will have the opportunity to choose between three tracks of study: Biology Track Evironmental Track Pre-Health Track The biology major is intended to prepare students for careers in healthcare, research and development, education, environmental studies, graduate or medical school, and more. Students will graduate with an understanding of the foundations of biological concepts. Courses include a laboratory component in which students will learn the latest technologies and methodologies that are currently used in a variety of fields. An internship and on or off campus research is a required component to the major. Students are able to complete a major or minor in biology. Experiential Learning Courses include a laboratory component in which students will learn the latest technologies and methodologies that are currently used in a variety of fields. An internship and on or off campus research is a required component to the major. Students are able to complete a major or minor in biology. Biology Track The Biology track aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field of biology. The required courses cover topics from different areas of biology, including cellular, molecular, genetic, and organismal thus providing a strong foundation. Almost all courses have a laboratory component exposing students to current laboratory techniques and methodologies. Our small class size allows students to get hands on laboratory experience and individual attention from faculty. Classroom and laboratory experiences are supplemented with on and off campus research and internship opportunities. All students are required to participate in one of these experiential learning opportunities in order to apply their knowledge and to further improve on these skills, gain confidence, and increase their scientific knowledge. Furthermore, students that conduct on-campus research with a faculty mentor have the opportunity to present at local scientific meetings and publish their results. Emphasis is given to scientific writing and oral presentation skills, a major component of the capstone senior seminar presentation. Environmental Track The Environmental Science track provides a strong foundation in the sciences which could then be applied to solve ecological issues which are fundamental to solving ecological issues at a policy and/or social level. Issues relating to protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development continue to be priorities at the local, national, and global levels. Contemporary environmental quality problems include management of biodiversity, air and water pollution, as well as the investigation of the link between human health and environment. Examples of areas that environmental professionals work in include the evaluation and management of resources at governmental and corporate levels, policy and implementation of global warming concerns, scientific and laboratory assessment as well as research opportunities in academia and the non-profit sector. This track promotes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues through both coursework and independent study/internship experience allowing students to address all parameters important in sustainable development. Pre-Health Track The Pre-Health track aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in post graduate studies. The required courses cover topics from different areas of biology, including cellular, molecular, genetic, and organismal, to provide a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Almost all courses have a laboratory component exposing students to current laboratory techniques and methodologies. Our small class size allows students to get hands on laboratory experience and individual attention from faculty. Classroom and laboratory experiences are supplemented with on and off campus research and internship opportunities. All students are required to participate in one of these experiential learning opportunities in order to apply their knowledge and to further improve on these skills, gain confidence, and increase their scientific knowledge. Furthermore, students that conduct on-campus research with a faculty mentor have the opportunity to present at local scientific meetings and publish their results. Emphasis is given to scientific writing and oral presentation skills, a major component of the capstone senior seminar presentation. Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]

BSc

BSc in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a strong foundation in areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost and managerial accounting, auditing, and federal income taxation. Students will undertake all courses required for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [+]

Accounting The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a strong foundation in areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost and managerial accounting, auditing, and federal income taxation. Students will undertake all courses required for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The major prepares students to have insight into the language, theory, and principles of accounting for careers in the private sector, industry, governmental, and not-for-profit and public accounting. In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements (approximately 48 credits) for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting requires 120 credits. Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]

BSc in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rosemont

The Bachelor of Science in Finance provides a specialization for students who want to pursue graduate studies and/or employment within this field. The major in Finance prepares students to work in the fields of banking, insurance, financial analysis, wealth and investment management, in the government sector: raising and deploying capital, providing support for day-to-day cash management and pension fund support. [+]

Finance The Bachelor of Science in Finance provides a specialization for students who want to pursue graduate studies and/or employment within this field. The major in Finance prepares students to work in the fields of banking, insurance, financial analysis, wealth and investment management, in the government sector: raising and deploying capital, providing support for day-to-day cash management and pension fund support. In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance requires 120 credits. Required Courses Course Number Credits Legal Environment of Business BUS-0100 3 Statistics I + Problem Section BUS-0220 & 0222 3+1 Statistics II + Problem Section BUS-0221 & 0223 3+1 Management Information Systems BUS-0240 3 Organizational Theory of Management BUS-0300 3 Introduction to Finance BUS-0305 3 Marketing BUS-0350 3 Internship BUS-0455 Varies Senior Seminar BUS-0490 3 Financial Accounting I ACC-0100 3 Financial Accounting II ACC-0101 3 Managerial/Cost Accounting ACC-0200 3 Required Supporting Courses Course Number Credits Introduction to Macro-Economics ECO-0100 3 Macroeconomics Problems & Applications ECO-0102 1 Introduction to Micro-Economics ECO-0101 3 Microeconomics Problems & Applications ECO-103 1 Business Ethics OR Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility PHI-0270 or BUS-0230 3 International Finance - 3 Investments BUS-0420 3 3 Electives Chosen from the Following Course Number Credits Money and Fixed Income Markets BUS-0310 3 Real Estate Investments and Finance - 3 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management - 3 Intermediate Corporate Finance - 3 Admissions Requirements It is important that you are prepared to succeed academically at Rosemont College. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success. As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you. Criteria for General Admission Completed application for admission Official high school transcript Official SAT/ACT score report Letter of recommendation (optional) Admissions essay (optional) [-]