Slippery Rock University

Introduction

Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889 by the citizens of the borough of Slippery Rock, is the region's premier public residential university. The University is shaped by its normal school heritage and characterized by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility.

SRU opened its doors March 26, 1889 as Slippery Rock State Normal School with a mandate to train interested and able persons to be teachers. SRSNS, over the years, fulfilled its mandate well, graduating thousands of students to staff the public schools in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.

In 1926, the institution was purchased by the Commonwealth, renamed Slippery Rock State Teachers College, became a four-year teachers college, and continued the tradition of teacher training.

Slippery Rock State College was established in 1960 and for the first time could award undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and in the professions. It was granted university status in 1983.

Today SRU is a comprehensive university offering a broad array of undergraduate and select graduate programs.

Located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, SRU is the western-most institution of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The 660-acre campus is less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie, and 45 minutes east of Youngstown, Ohio. Two major highways, I-79 and I-80, intersect within seven miles of the University, conveniently linking it to the entire Commonwealth and its contiguous regions.

The campus is situated in the borough of Slippery Rock in Butler County, Pennsylvania, a safe and friendly community of approximately 3,000 people, flanked by rolling farmlands, forests and sparkling glacial lakes.

Extended Learning

Extended Learning at SRU gives you access to quality education through a variety of options such as course offerings through distance education, the Center for Leadership Development, McKeever Environmental Learning Center, the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education, and the Institute for Learning in Retirement.

SRU offers learning opportunities for students through partnerships and collaborations with business and industry, and alliances with corporations and non-profits.

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Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

The Accounting program prepares you for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on developing your accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing your communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. [+]

The Accounting program prepares you for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on developing your accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing your communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. WHY CHOOSE ACCOUNTING? As an accounting student, you'll be introduced to a variety of software programs used by accounting professionals that provide realistic application of practices and procedures in an environment that simulates the workplace. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? At SRU, the Accounting program emphasizes learning through research and practical application as you prepare for professional certification exams and careers in public accounting, government, and private industry. You'll further your professional growth through participation in the Student Accounting Society and internship programs thorough the School of Business. CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING Accounting graduates are prepared for the following career opportunities: Auditing Forensic Accounting Private Accounting Public Accounting / CPA Tax Accounting CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Kappa Psi Finance & Economics Club Student Accounting Society (SAS) [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. You'll develop important analytical and critical thinking skills, and gain vital research and collaboration experience. [+]

Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. You'll develop important analytical and critical thinking skills, and gain vital research and collaboration experience. SRU offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Biology, as well as a minor in Biology. WHY CHOOSE BIOLOGY? If you have a passion for nature, research, and learning about different life systems, the Biology program at SRU is for you. This major offers flexible course selection, enabling you to pursue your individual interests. SRU also offers several Biology degree-plus options with affiliated schools-facilitating a smooth transition to graduate degrees. These include: Chiropractic at Logan University and Palmer College of Chiropractic Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) Dentistry at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL campus) and West Virginia School of Dentistry Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Pharmacy at the LECOM School of Pharmacy Physical Therapy at SRU Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You'll receive training in both basic and advanced biological concepts. Through class discussions, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork, you'll learn about different areas of biology such as: Animal and plant physiology Botany Cellular biology Ecology Genetics Microbiology Molecular biology Vertebrate and plant anatomy Zoology CAREERS IN BIOLOGY Graduates of SRU's Biology program go on to a diverse range of careers, such as: Biochemist Biological Technician Chiropractor Dentist Genetic Counselor Health Communications Specialist Health Educator Medical and Health Services Manager Pharmaceutical / Medical Product Sales Rep Physician's Assistant and Nurse Practitioner CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Beta Beta Beta [-]

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

The Chemistry program will provide you with an overview of four areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. [+]

The Chemistry major will prepare you to be a chemist. Through the curriculum, you'll be prepared to enter the job market directly or to continue your education in either a graduate or professional program. WHY CHOOSE CHEMISTRY? As a chemistry major at SRU, you'll take a courses designed to strengthen your understanding of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. You'll take lecture and laboratory courses in modern facilities with small class sizes taught by faculty committed to individualized interaction. You'll conduct experiments that will give you experience with current synthetic and analytical techniques, as well as opportunities to use a wide variety of instruments. The Chemistry program at SRU will provide you with a strong background in chemistry as a result of the following: Small class sizes with high-quality instruction The opportunity to do undergraduate research and work one-on-one with faculty Hands-on experience with state of the art instruments in upper level classes The Chemistry program at Slippery Rock University is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The Chemistry program will provide you with an overview of four areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. The options available for careers in chemistry or chemistry-related fields are varied, and some require additional coursework in given areas. To allow you to pursue your interests in the chemistry field, the department offers several special interest areas within the degree program. CAREERS IN CHEMISTRY Your chemistry degree will prepare you for a career in: Art analysis and preservation Business and sales Education Industrial chemistry Medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Chemistry Club [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Are you fascinated by the human mind and human behavior? In the Psychology program at SRU, you'll study the mind and learn valuable skills-like how to understand and predict behaviors of individuals and groups, and how to use and interpret data. [+]

Are you fascinated by the human mind and human behavior? In the Psychology program at SRU, you'll study the mind and learn valuable skills-like how to understand and predict behaviors of individuals and groups, and how to use and interpret data. You'll receive personal attention and gain insightful knowledge through activities both in and outside of the classroom. Our goal is not only not prepare you for a future career, but to enhance your personal, academic, and professional growth so you can go on to promote the well-being of others. WHY CHOOSE PSYCHOLOGY? If you want to be a psychiatrist or psychologist, or if you're interested in learning more about yourself and others, SRU's Psychology program is for you. Our expert faculty provide a hands-on, personalized, and inclusive education tailored to your goals and interests. In addition to what you'll learn in the classroom, lab, and field, you'll have abundant opportunities for: Leadership (Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Reflections) Scholarship (Student research and conference presentations, internships, honors and awards) Community (Brain Awareness Week, Relay for Life, community education and outreach) Building connections (networking, tutoring, facebook, mental health advocacy) WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? In the Psychology program at SRU, you'll study the major aspects of human behavior and gain insight into how individuals function in their daily lives. You'll learn about core principles such as: History of psychology Psychological testing Learning Behavioral neuroscience Development Social psychology Cognitive psychology Abnormal psychology You can also personalize your education through specialized coursework in Developmental Psychology and electives in Neuroscience, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Gender and Multicultural Studies. CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY As a Psychology graduate, you'll be able to put your skills to work in a variety of settings, including: Human services Counseling Education Management Social work Labor relations Early childhood intervention Criminal justice You also may choose to continue your education at the graduate level. SRU Psychology students go on to graduate programs such as: Clinical and Counseling Psychology Medicine School Psychology and Guidance Counseling Social Work Occupational Therapy CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Psi Chi Psychology Club Reflections Body Image Organization [-]

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Bachelor in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Do you love working with computers? Turn your passion into a career by choosing to major or minor in Computer Science at Slippery Rock University. The Computer Science program emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development. You'll master abstract concepts, learn practical applications of theory, and gain exposure to the dynamic field of computing. [+]

Do you love working with computers? Turn your passion into a career by choosing to major or minor in Computer Science at Slippery Rock University. The Computer Science program emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development. You'll master abstract concepts, learn practical applications of theory, and gain exposure to the dynamic field of computing. This program will prepare you for a career as a software engineer or systems analyst. The curriculum will also provide the foundation for graduate study in computer science and applied areas. SRU's Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. WHY CHOOSE COMPUTER SCIENCE? Employment for computer programmers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, and the median of salary for a computer programmer was $72,480 in May 2012 (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Computer Science program at SRU will provide a strong pathway into this high-demand profession. You'll learn from our expert faculty in a friendly and caring environment, and you'll have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment through our on-campus classrooms and labs. You'll also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships with companies like Bayer Corporation, US Steel, and McKesson Robotics, and work with faculty members on research projects ranging from robotics to Web graphics. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You'll build a solid foundation in computing, including: Algorithm design and programming System modeling and analysis System efficiency and correctness assessment Effective user interface design CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Graduates of SRU's Computer Science program go on to careers such as: Computer programmer Software engineer Database administrator System analyst Network architect Information security analyst CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Computer Technology Club Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

As a Finance major at SRU you will learn about the financial records, corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all areas of business. You will be prepared for a variety of careers in finance, business, and other areas in the private and public sectors. [+]

As a Finance major at SRU you will learn about the financial records, corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all areas of business. You will be prepared for a variety of careers in finance, business, and other areas in the private and public sectors. WHY CHOOSE FINANCE? The Finance program will prepare you for a career in financial management: the art and science of managing money. Organizations of all size and structure need effective financial management, making a degree in Finance a smart choice for future employment. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The Finance program will introduce you to all facets of corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, financial planning, forecasting and budgeting and asset and liability management. CAREERS IN FINANCE Finance majors are particularly well-suited for positions in the private or public sector that require knowledge of financial institutions and financial operations such as banks, insurance companies and real estate firms. Finance majors are also well prepared for graduate and professional schools. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Kappa Psi Finance and Economics Club Student Accounting Society (SAS) [-]

Bachelor in Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in management. This program focuses on the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives. Today’s manager must effectively plan, organize, lead and make decisions in an increasingly complex, changing environment. [+]

A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in management. This program focuses on the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives. Today’s manager must effectively plan, organize, lead and make decisions in an increasingly complex, changing environment. The management students learn to make decisions regarding production, personnel, and overall strategy within the organization, considering the need to be responsive to growing societal demands, international competition and the multicultural nature of today’s work force. The program is relevant to students who plan to own, manage, or consult for any organization, large or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit. Requirements for the Major - Credits: 66 Required BSBA Core Courses - Credits: 39 - ACCT 209 - Financial Accounting Credits: 3 - ACCT 210 - Managerial Accounting Credits: 3 - ACCT 340 - Legal Environment of Business I Credits: 3 - ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3 - ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3 - ECON 219 - Business Statistics Credits: 3 OR - MGMT 219 - Business Statistics Credits: 3 - FIN 303 - Issues in Global Business Credits: 3 - FIN 320 - Managerial Finance Credits: 3 - MGMT 320 - Operations Management I Credits: 3 - MGMT 351 - Organizational Behavior Credits: 3 - MGMT 365 - Management Information Systems Credits: 3 OR - CPSC 365 - Management Information Systems Credits: 3 - MGMT 458 - Integrated Business Policy Credits: 3 - MRKT 330 - Principles of Marketing Credits: 3 Required Major Courses - Credits: 9 - MGMT 354 - Human Resources Management Credits: 3 - MGMT 454 - Management Seminar Credits: 3 - MGMT 457 - International Management Credits: 3 Management Electives - Credits: 12 Choose 3 courses from below - MGMT 341 - Organizational Leadership Credits: 3 - MGMT 352 - Operations Management II Credits: 3 - MGMT 357 - International Operations Management Credits: 3 - MGMT 360 - Total Quality Management Credits: 3 - MGMT 364 - Recruitment and Selection Credits: 3 - MGMT 370 - Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Credits: 3 - MGMT 450 - Internship Credits: 3 - MGMT 451 - Employment Law Credits: 3 - MGMT 452 - Management-Labor Relations Credits: 3 - MGMT 455 - Compensation Management Credits: 3 - MGMT 456 - Management and Society Credits: 3 - MGMT 460 - Training and Development Credits: 3 - MGMT 459 - Sustainable Business Consulting Credits: 3 Other Required Courses - Credits: 6 - CPSC 210 - Productivity Software Credits: 3 - MATH 123 - Introduction to Applied Calculus Credits: 3 OR - MATH 125 - Precalculus Credits: 4 OR - MATH 225 - Calculus I Credits: 4 [-]

Bachelor in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Marketing involves more than just selling products, it is about finding ways to bring companies and customers together. The Marketing program at SRU will teach you how customer perceptions evolve and how companies can impact and influence them. [+]

Marketing involves more than just selling products, it is about finding ways to bring companies and customers together. The Marketing program at SRU will teach you how customer perceptions evolve and how companies can impact and influence them. You'll learn how psychology, economics, and statistics can be used to understand buying patterns and develop successful marketing strategies. You'll also gain practical experience applying these concepts. WHY CHOOSE MARKETING? Marketing is a fast-paced, dynamic field with a spectrum of career opportunities. You can work in positions ranging from brand management and advertising to market research and sales. Marketing management is currently one of the fastest-growing career opportunities in the United States. Many companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies have their own marketing departments focused on connecting with consumers. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? In the SRU Marketing program, you will learn: How to anticipate and satisfy consumer needs and wants Marketing research, product planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution Concepts, functions, and institutions of marketing Appreciation of the consumer orientation Skills to analyze, formulate, and implement marketing policies CAREERS IN MARKETING With strong marketing knowledge and skills, you have the ability to work in areas such as: Advertising / promotion Brand management Consulting Consumer relations Marketing management Marketing research Retail management Sales CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Kappa Psi American Marketing Association - AMA Student Chapter SAM - Society for the Advancement of Management [-]

Bachelor in Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

With the professional preparation you'll receive in SRU's Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management program, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of a hospitality, event management, or tourism career. [+]

With the professional preparation you'll receive in SRU's Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management program, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of a hospitality, event management, or tourism career. You will develop the skills, knowledge, and field experience to meet the demands of this fast-paced, exciting field. WHY CHOOSE RESORT RECREATION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT? Classroom work and practical experience will prepare you for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge through an internship experience. After cultivating a strong knowledge base in sustainable hospitality and planning, ecotourism, event programming and leadership, meeting and event planning, and resort and hotel management, your program will culminate with a 12-week internship at a hospitality or tourism-related agency. Internships are available at resorts, hotels, cruise lines, and community / municipal recreation centers.. Expert faculty will help you to match your internship with your career goals. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You will learn how to lead, program, plan, administer, and manage hospitality and tourism programs, while developing hospitality and guest relations skills. As a major in Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management, you will become skilled in the following areas: Hotel and lodging management Personnel management Administration of hospitality and tourism departments Sustainable tourism site planning Program development for a variety of age groups Programming for special events Planning recreation activities for conference groups CAREERS IN RESORT RECREATION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management professionals work in a variety of agencies, including: Amusement / theme parks Casinos Country clubs Cruise lines Destination campground Gated communities Hotels Public Recreation agencies Ski and golf resorts Visitor and convention bureaus YMCA's Professional positions that SRU graduates obtain include: Conference service manager Special events planner Resort recreation manager CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Resort Recreation Club [-]

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