Saint Mary's College

Introduction

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, residential, women’s college in the liberal arts tradition. A pioneer in the education of women, the College is an academic community where women develop their talents and prepare to make a difference in the world. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844, Saint Mary’s promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. All members of the College remain faithful to this mission and continually assess their response to the complex needs and challenges of the contemporary world.

Statement of Philosophy and Purpose

As a center of higher education, Saint Mary’s fosters an academic climate of scholarship and learning for faculty and students alike. Through excellence in teaching and the example of its own active scholarship, the faculty challenges students to expand their horizons and supports them in their intellectual pursuits. A broad-based course of study invites students to think critically and creatively about the natural world and human culture. Acknowledging the need to prepare women for an array of careers, the College insists on a liberal arts foundation for all its students. Through their years at Saint Mary’s students acquire depth and breadth of knowledge, competence in quantitative skills and modern languages, the ability to think clearly about complex problems, and the capacity to communicate with precision and style.

As a Catholic college, Saint Mary’s cultivates a community of intellectual inquiry, liturgical prayer, and social action. The College creates an open forum in which students freely and critically study the rich heritage of the Catholic tradition, raising the questions necessary to develop a mature religious life. The celebration of liturgy encourages students to explore the fullness of life and its mysteries. The College nurtures awareness and compassion for a troubled world and challenges students to promote human dignity throughout their lives. In preparing women for roles of leadership and action, Saint Mary’s pays particular attention to the rights and responsibilities of women in the worlds of work, church, community, and family.

Dedicated to the personal and social growth of its students, Saint Mary’s cultivates a community of students, faculty, and staff, which responds to the needs of women. In order to offer the richest educational experience possible, the College strives to bring together women of different nations, cultures, and races. It provides a residential environment where women grow in their appreciation of the strengths and needs of others. Through a host of co-curricular programs on campus and in the local community, Saint Mary’s initiates students in the habits of civic responsibility. Engaging in all aspects of the college experience, students acquire the hallmarks of a liberally educated woman: keen self-knowledge, lively imagination, lifelong intellectual and cultural interests, and the ability to make socially responsible choices about the future.

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Bachelor

BFA Studio Art

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

As a Saint Mary’s art student, you will develop an impressive portfolio and exhibit your work every semester in The Moreau Center for the Arts. You’ll work closely with accomplished professors who exhibit regionally, nationally, and internationally and explore new developments in art and a wide range of media and techniques. The art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)... [+]

BFA Studio Art As a Saint Mary’s art student, you will develop an impressive portfolio and exhibit your work every semester in The Moreau Center for the Arts. You’ll work closely with accomplished professors who exhibit regionally, nationally, and internationally and explore new developments in art and a wide range of media and techniques. The art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). "Saint Mary's as a whole, but especially the art department, was such a supportive place, both through professors and fellow students. I have made lifelong friends and memories and will never forget the morals, education, and confidence that Saint Mary's instilled in me." —Lauren Magnifico '06 Degrees When you major in Studio Art at Saint Mary's College you can choose from two degrees. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) is the professional degree in Studio Art and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is the liberal arts degree in Studio or Art History. B.A. students can complete requirements in Education to teach art in grades P-12. Areas of Emphasis As a B.A. or B.F.A. major concentrating in studio art, develop expertise as you specialize in one of the following areas: ceramics, fibers, new media art, painting, photo media, printmaking, or sculpture. Portfolio reviews Each semester you will present your current studio work in the galleries for assessment by the art faculty. This process helps to ensure you’re progressing through the program and reaching your artistic potential. Writing in the major Learn to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences and distinguish yourself as a skilled writer through your advanced writing portfolio. You will submit four writing samples that include items such as an artist’s statement, research paper, grant proposal, or exhibition review. Senior comprehensive If you are a senior B.F.A. and B.A. student with a concentration in studio you will exhibit studio work that demonstrates your artistic development at Saint Mary’s. This final, comprehensive project must be original, conceptually and aesthetically sound, and completed in an area of emphasis (four or more courses taken in that area). This important portfolio helps students gain employment, exhibition opportunities, and acceptance to graduate schools. Hands-on Learning At Saint Mary’s, besides immersing yourself in the studios to work, you’ll enjoy great opportunities outside of class with internships, some sponsored by INC@SMC grants. Students have obtained summer residencies at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, MTV-Viacom, and Jonquil Design Associates in Knox, Indiana. Careers Prepare for a future that ranges from working as an art consultant to an art teacher, curator, museum educator, designer, art therapist, photographer, media advisor, production assistant, or sales manager. Many art graduates continue their graduate studies with top art programs across the nation. Visit the Career Crossings Office website to explore many great career opportunities for Saint Mary’s graduates. Requirements - Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Major in Art (78 hours) ART 101 Drawing I ART 102 Drawing II ART 103 2D Design ART 104 3D Design ART 241 and 242 Art History Survey I and II (or ART 251RM and 252R Italian Art History I and II abroad in Rome) ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art (in area of emphasis) 45 additional hours in studio classes Six hours of upper-level art history Six hours in correlate courses (from an approved list of art-related courses) Participation in portfolio reviews every semester is also required, and you need to maintain an avaerage 3.0 GPA in all art courses. Art majors concentrating in Studio Art must complete four courses (12 hours) in an area of emphasis chosen in consultation with her advisor in the Art Department. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in Art--Concentration in Studio Art (42 hours) ART 101 Drawing I ART 102 Drawing II ART 103 2D Design ART 104 3D Design ART 241 and 242 Art History Survey I and II (or ART 251RM and 252R Italian Art History I and II abroad in Rome) ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art (in area of emphasis) 18 additional hours in studio classes Three hours of upper-level art history Participation in portfolio reviews every semester is also required. Art majors concentrating in Studio Art must complete four courses (12 hours) in an area of emphasis chosen in consultation with her advisor in the Art Department. [-]

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BSc Biology (Cellular/Molecular)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

As a biology major at Saint Mary's you will explore current biological principles and the scientific approach to problems. You will also gain practical experience in laboratory and field methods of investigation that will allow you to develop an appreciation for intellectual achievements in science. Courses are designed to prepare you well for a career in science, graduate study, and/or admission to medical and dental schools... [+]

BSc Biology (Cellular/Molecular) As a biology major at Saint Mary's you will explore current biological principles and the scientific approach to problems. You will also gain practical experience in laboratory and field methods of investigation that will allow you to develop an appreciation for intellectual achievements in science. Courses are designed to prepare you well for a career in science, graduate study, and/or admission to medical and dental schools. You will also have the option to experience a semester or a year abroad, as foreign study is feasible although it may require some summer classes. "Our students are enthusiastic and our program is distinctive. As students unlock their potential they also bring out the best in me. The energy that students bring to the classroom and the laboratory is the reason that I remain excited and involved in my discipline." —Tom Fogle, Professor of Biology Degree You will earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a concentration in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Writing in the Major Go beyond lab and classroom study and demonstrate your writing skills and unique scientific perspective with the advanced writing proficiency requirement. You will submit a scientific paper as part of the senior comprehensive experience based on a directed research project of your choice, including successful completion of BIO 385: Introduction to Research and BIO 485: Research in Biology. Senior comprehensive As a senior biology major, you will demonstrate first-hand your scientific intellectual development in a final comprehensive submission. You will complete the course requirements of BIO 385: Introduction to Research and BIO 485: Research in Biology, submission of an approved paper based on a directed research project of your choice, and make an oral presentation to the department regarding your research. Hands-on Learning Unlike most colleges, Saint Mary’s provides you with opportunities to engage in research projects with faculty members. The chance to carry out independent research with a faculty mentor is not simply a possibility—it’s a graduation requirement. While at Saint Mary's, students have participated in distinguished research conferences across the country, and have held internships in varying fields of scientific study. Julie Malone ’07 presented a paper at the Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference in November 2006, and again at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 21) at Dominican University of California in April 2007. Amy Oliva ’06 co-authored a paper based on research conducted at the University of Kentucky as part of a summer research internship. Hands-on experiences in the Biology program extend far beyond research as well, including a trip to Ecuador organized and led by professor Tom Fogle. BIO 270: Environment of Ecuador is a three-credit, non-lab travel course. The biannual course allows students to experience plant and wildlife in the rainforests of the Galapagos, and 21st-century challenges facing the capital city of Quito. Another summer travel course allows two students to spend eight weeks on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, where they complete their senior comprehensive projects. Careers Your degree in biology from Saint Mary's will prepare you for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school, as well as graduate programs in other health professions. You will have all the necessary skills to succeed in career fields such as forensic science, genetics, botany, zoo keeping, conservation, and much more. Biology majors who apply to graduate programs in the health professions are consistently accepted to first-rate schools. Saint Mary's alumnae boast an over 90 percent medical school placement rate, a 100 percent veterinary school placement, and around 90 percent for other programs such as dental school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and pharmacy. Saint Mary’s biology majors who have followed a prescribed curriculum have the ability to be automatically accepted into master's degree programs at two distinguished schools. Saint Mary's has an agreement with the Master of Occupational Therapy degree program at Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, Ill., and an agreement with the Master of Physical Therapy program at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Requirements Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Major in Biology--Concentration in Cellular/Molecular Biology (60 hours) 37 hours must be in biology BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I,II BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology BIO 317 Microbiology BIO 328 General Physiology BIO 330 Seminar in Molecular/Cellular Biology BIO 331 Biotechnology BIO 385 Introduction to Research BIO 485 Research in Biology Electives to total 37 hours in biology. Up to three hours of non-traditional credits and a maximum of two non-lab courses of three hours each may be counted toward the required elective hours in biology. Required supporting courses: CHEM 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I,II CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I One of the following sequences for two semesters of Math: MATH 133, 114 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Introduction to Statistics MATH 131-132 Calculus I,II MATH 133, 225 Theory and Applications of Calculus/Foundations of Higher Mathematics Additional science courses to bring the total to 60 hours if needed [-]

BSc Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

Whether you go straight from college to a career, or on to graduate, medical, dental, or law school, the Saint Mary’s chemistry program, recognized with national accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS), will open doors for you. Graduating from a nationally accredited program can mean a higher starting salary or improved odds of acceptance to graduate school. ACS accreditation means that the program meets the same... [+]

BSc Chemistry Whether you go straight from college to a career, or on to graduate, medical, dental, or law school, the Saint Mary’s chemistry program, recognized with national accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS), will open doors for you. Graduating from a nationally accredited program can mean a higher starting salary or improved odds of acceptance to graduate school. ACS accreditation means that the program meets the same standards as undergraduate programs at major research universities. It recognizes the program’s rigorous curriculum, top-notch faculty, and facilities—recognition Saint Mary’s shares with programs like the California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University. At Saint Mary’s, however, the focus is on you. Small classes will give you hands-on laboratory experience with state-of-the-art chemical instrumentation. "When I interviewed at graduate programs, the other applicants I met came from larger schools where they’d only ever had big, lecture-style science classes. But at Saint Mary’s, most of my advanced chemistry classes had just a few students, so you had to come to class prepared and really know the material. I think that really gives us an edge." —Katie White '07 Degree Two degrees are offered in chemistry, including a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) major in Chemistry; or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) major in Chemistry. Writing in the Major Science is increasingly about collaboration, and your ability to communicate with your colleagues and contemporaries will be vital. As a chemistry major at Saint Mary’s College, you will learn to write about chemistry. The program gives you a solid understanding of chemical principles and methods chemists use today, and the ability to communicate your ideas with precision and style. Senior Comprehensive Requirement As a senior, you will present your research and ideas about an important topic in chemistry today. You will work directly with a faculty member on this project. Your comprehensive as a chemistry major will consist of a roughly half-hour oral presentation, giving you an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the subject. American Chemical Society Certification Saint Mary’s College is an American Chemical Society-approved school in both chemistry and biochemistry. For those students interested in a more intensive chemistry program, an ACS-certified curriculum is available. To secure certification a student must elect additional advanced coursework and lab hours beyond that required in the B.S. degree program. Interested students should contact the department chair for information. Careers An undergraduate degree in chemistry prepares you for a broad range of career options. Depending on your specific area of interest, a chemistry major can lead you to graduate studies, research, or teaching. You may also pursue professional work in medicine, pharmacy, or law—or enter an industry that involves work with the environment, forensics, or engineering. The future is yours to explore, and the chemistry faculty at Saint Mary’s College will aid you in finding your way. Outcomes Graduates of the Saint Mary’s chemistry and physics program have gone on to careers in research, industry, and a variety of professions. Many have furthered their educations at top graduate and research programs across the country and internationally. Our chemistry graduates are chemical engineers, forensic chemists, healthcare representatives, and teachers at companies and institutions like Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Pfrizer, Inc., University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Walgreen Company. Chemistry majors have pursued advanced degrees at Creighton University, University of California (Berkeley), Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. Requirements Two degrees are offered in chemistry, including a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry; or a Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry. Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry (60 hours) CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory CHEM 319 Structure of Biomolecules CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 495 Seminar I CHEM 496 Seminar II Required supporting courses: PHYS 221 General Physics I PHYS 222 General Physics II MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent) MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent) MATH 231 Calculus III (or equivalent) Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry (49 hours) CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 319 Structure of Biomolecules CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis CHEM 495 Seminar I CHEM 496 Seminar II Required supporting courses: PHYS 221 General Physics I PHYS 222 General Physics II MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent) MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent) [-]

BSc Nursing

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Notre Dame

As a nursing major, you will acquire the scientific background and clinical skills to prepare for top-level positions in your field. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Saint Mary's College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Indiana State Board of Nursing, and taught by expert faculty dedicated to helping you succeed. The nursing program is also a member organization of... [+]

BSc Nursing As a nursing major, you will acquire the scientific background and clinical skills to prepare for top-level positions in your field. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Saint Mary's College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Indiana State Board of Nursing, and taught by expert faculty dedicated to helping you succeed. The nursing program is also a member organization of AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing). Nursing majors follow a rigorous four-year program of study, including liberal arts and professional nursing courses, as well as valuable, hands-on clinical experience. An emphasis is placed on the sciences, primarily chemistry and biology. Training emphasizes leadership ability, respect for the spiritual dimensions of health care, and a solid foundation in the liberal arts. "I truly believe the Saint Mary's nursing program prepared me for not only my career but also my life. I would not trade my education for any other. It was more than a college, it was—and is—my home." —Angela Kelly Writing in the Major Advanced writing proficiency is evaluated within the major during your senior year. A designated course paper is submitted for review and is evaluated for demonstration of professional writing proficiency. The Department of Nursing requires use of the current style manual of the American Psychological Association for all course assignments as well as the advanced writing proficiency paper. Senior Comprehensive Examination The senior comprehensive examination is typically administered during the final semester of the senior year. The exam is computer-based, simulating the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Hands-on Learning The Saint Mary’s nursing program offers you unique opportunities to develop real-world skills. You gain valuable clinical experience under the supervision of qualified faculty members in small classes. Clinical learning begins as a sophomore, and continues through your senior year in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health departments, and community settings. Additionally, many opportunities for experience outside of the classroom environment are available to you. Faculty members work with juniors and seniors interested in applying for externships. Julianne Miller was awarded a summer externship in cardiovascular and vascular surgery at the University of Michigan. Others have undertaken externships at the Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve MetroHealth System. Careers Upon graduation, students who earn the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing degree prepare to take the National Council of Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as registered professional nurses. The most class of 2012 had a 100% pass rate - all grads were successful on their first try. Thanks to exceptional training and the high demand for nurses, a broad range of opportunities will be available to you both in graduate education and in the nursing profession. Outcomes Upon graduation, students who earn the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing degree prepare to take the National Council of Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as registered professional nurses. Saint Mary's College alumnae have gone on to become registered nurses, nursing professors, certified nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and surgical nurses. Our nursing graduates are emergency, oncology, pediatrics, and transplant nurses; nurse practitioners, an RN clinical nursing instructor, and pharmeceutical sales representatives for companies and institutions like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Pharmacia Corporation, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Nursing majors have pursued advanced degrees at Duquesne University, Indiana University, New York University, and Valparaiso University. The Career Crossings Office can provide you with more information about life after Saint Mary's and provide you with the guidance and tools to help you reach your goals. [-]

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BA Communication Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Notre Dame

As a communication studies major, you will examine the role and evolution of communication throughout history and the ways it impacts our increasingly global society. Your education in this major incorporates aspects of the humanities, social sciences, and professional degrees. The versatility of the communication studies program ensures that you will have many opportunities for work in a variety of industries, as well as for... [+]

BA Communication Studies As a communication studies major, you will examine the role and evolution of communication throughout history and the ways it impacts our increasingly global society. Your education in this major incorporates aspects of the humanities, social sciences, and professional degrees. The versatility of the communication studies program ensures that you will have many opportunities for work in a variety of industries, as well as for graduate school. "Over my four years I developed a strong work ethic, taking pride in the work that I turned into my professors. The communication department’s standards for education have taught me the importance of writing and communicating clearly to an audience. I saw each assignment as a reflection of myself and this pride in my work has carried over into my internship." —Brittany Taylor '08 Minors and Concentrations The communication studies major program offers several tracks of study within which you can pursue your distinct interests. You may want to join the many other students who link their studies in communication with performance-based programs in dance and theatre to round out your education. You can select a concentration in mass communication or speech communication, and choose from minors in advertising, public communication, public relations, dance, theatre production, and theatre performance. Writing in the Major You will complete an advanced writing proficiency requirement by submitting a portfolio of writing samples from three categories that correspond to the curricular requirement. The papers for the portfolio are based upon assignments prepared for courses in the communication studies major. You will submit your portfolio for review in January of your senior year. Senior Comprehensive Examination You will complete the Senior Comprehensive in one of two sequences of courses reflecting the main intellectual traditions of the communication discipline: 1) research methods (COMM 385, 496), which explores social-scientific methods of inquiry, or 2) rhetoric and criticism (COMM 302,495), focusing on the critical analysis of all types of public communication. The first course in either sequence should be taken in the spring of the Junior year, the second in the fall of the Senior year. Hands-on Learning Internships are available to students who have completed 20 hours of credit in the communication studies major. Internships provide an important transition between the classroom and working world. You will be involved in a variety of projects that enable you to put your own creative and organizational skills to work in a professional setting. Internships will also help you begin to adapt to the obligations and responsibilities of the workplace. Internships include assignments in public relations, advertising, marketing and sales for area hotels, social service organizations, government agencies, television studios, volunteer agencies, and hospitals. Careers As a graduate of Saint Mary’s with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, you will be well-suited for a wide array of careers in a number of industries. Examples of careers in electronic media include video editing, news directing, news producing, and reporting. Or, you could pursue a career in public relations, careers such as a corporate public affairs specialist, an account executive, a lobbyist, or a sales manager. Advertising draws on many of the same aptitudes as the public relations field. You might want to work as a copywriter, media planner, or public opinion researcher. Another avenue to pursue is as an educator, which requires specific forms of professional certification ranging from teaching certificates to doctoral degrees. Requirements Majors in Communication Studies may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with concentrations in Mass Communication or Speech Communication. The core in mass communication is designed to address the nature, responsibilities and effects of print and broadcast media, and computer-mediated communication systems. Speech communication focuses on the verbal and nonverbal aspects of conversations between two people, discussions in small groups, formal presentations before audiences, the targeted messages of advertising and the communication strategies of the mass media. Major in Communication Studies (30 hours) COMM 103 Introduction to Communication 3 hours (with a grade of B- or above) COMM 210 Mass Communication: Past, Present, Future 3 hours COMM 330 Critical Issues in Mass Communication 3 hours Senior comprehensive sequence COMM 385 Research in Communication and COMM 496 Seminar in Advanced Research Methods Or COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address and COMM 495 Seminar in Rhetoric and Criticism Two of the following: COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication COMM 307 Organizational Communication COMM 350 Intercultural Communication COMM 369 Public Communication Two of the following: COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address COMM 308 Persuasion COMM 312 Argumentation Two of the following: COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication COMM 203 Small Group Communication COMM 224 Sign Language COMM 260 Digital Video Production COMM 266 Introduction to New Media COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address COMM 303 Advertising in Society COMM 304 Public Relations COMM 307 Organizational Communication COMM 308 Persuasion COMM 312 Argumentation COMM 313 Journalism COMM 333 Magazine Writing COMM 350 Intercultural Communication COMM 360 Oral Interpretation COMM 369 Public Communication COMM 370 Political Communication COMM 383 Art and Entertainment Law COMM 384 Mass Communication Law COMM 404 Non-Profit Public Relations Campaigns and Theory COMM 406 Marketing Communication COMM 420 Female Beauty: Discourse, Rhetoric, and Theory COMM 454 Communication Ethics COMM 486 Practicum/Production COMM 490 Special Topic COMM 497 Independent Study COMM 499 Internship [-]

BA Global Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

A global studies major enables you to fully participate in the emerging global community, increases your post-graduate opportunities in a wide array of globally oriented fields, and may include living outside the United States. Prepare yourself to collaborate, and compete, with colleagues from around the globe, or work toward social responsibility on a global scale. The global studies major not only prepares you for the... [+]

BA Global Economics A global studies major enables you to fully participate in the emerging global community, increases your post-graduate opportunities in a wide array of globally oriented fields, and may include living outside the United States. Prepare yourself to collaborate, and compete, with colleagues from around the globe, or work toward social responsibility on a global scale. The global studies major not only prepares you for the worldwide community, the global economics concentration enables you to tailor your studies to your area of interest and future professional goals. Choose from courses covering comparative economic systems, public sector systems, and labor economics. Writing in the Major A portfolio of three essays will complete your advanced writing proficiency. At least one essay must come from one of the core courses and at least one must come from the area of concentration you choose demonstrating your ability to write in a focused and specific manner. Senior Comprehensive The senior comprehensive in global studies will require you to carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to your area of concentration. You'll get graduate level experience as you develop and present your proposal, including hypothesis, design, and proposed methodologies. In the spring of your senior year, you will present your findings to global studies faculty. All students in the global studies major will submit an e-portfolio at the end of the Senior Seminar. Some of the items in the portfolio include: language proficiency score, reflection paper regarding study abroad experience, resume, and research proposal. Hands-on Learning Global knowledge requires global experience and that experience is always deepened by the ability to communicate beyond your native language. In this major you will be required to demonstrate competence in at least one world language and to spend at least five weeks in a college-sponsored study abroad program. Requirements Bachelor of Arts (BA), Major in Global Studies—GLST (27–33 hours) The following are required. In addition, one concentration must be chosen. ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics HIST 104 World Civilization II POSC 206 International Politics or POSC 207 Comparative Politics GLST 495 Senior Seminar in Global Studies Global Economics Concentration (12 hours) All of the following: ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 352 Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 452 International Trade and Finance One of the following: ECON 354 Economic Development ECON 356 Comparative Economic Systems ECON 357 Public Sector Economics ECON 358 Labor Economics Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program (3 hours) [-]

BA Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

Students are introduced to the major perspectives that predominate in psychology today, including biological, learning, cognitive, developmental, sociocultural, and psychodynamic perspective. Whether or not you wish to become a psychologist, a major in psychology, paired with an excellent liberal arts program, can lead to a variety of careers... [+]

BA Psychology Students are introduced to the major perspectives that predominate in psychology today, including biological, learning, cognitive, developmental, sociocultural, and psychodynamic perspective. Whether or not you wish to become a psychologist, a major in psychology, paired with an excellent liberal arts program, can lead to a variety of careers. "As a student at Saint Mary's, I learned to be a strong, ambitious woman who can make a difference in the world. This drive and ambition has carried me through my first two years of graduate school and will carry me through my remaining three years. With a degree in psychology I know that I will make a difference by touching the lives of children and their families. I will always have Saint Mary's to thank for guiding me down the road to great things." —Megan Ubinger '06 Writing in the Major The advanced writing proficiency requirement in psychology is designed to ensure that you develop a high level of skill in writing subjects pertaining to your psychology major. You will demonstrate mastery of several styles and skills including the following: the analysis and synthesis of research literature using scientific (i.e., APA style) writing; case study descriptions of child and adult development; report of a scientific research project and structured lab observations; personal reflections on the intersection of theory, research, and person experiences; reasoned position papers using empirical evidence to support the student’s argument. Students complete a designated set of papers to demonstrate competence in various writing skills and proficiency in specific styles of psychological writing. Senior Comprehensive Examination Psychology majors may complete one of two types of Senior Comprehensive projects in psychology: an extensive review of the literature on a psychological topic, or an empirical research study that the student proposes and conducts independently. Students present their senior comprehensive projects to the psychology faculty and their peers. Satisfactory completion of the PSYC 495 class their projects, and presentations, satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement. Hands-on Learning As a psychology major, you have the opportunity to work with faculty on their research, conduct your own independent research projects, and complete supervised field experiences and internships at renowned universities such as Yale and Tulane. The psychology department’s nationally recognized chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, invites students to present their research at regional psychology conventions, giving you invaluable experience and a chance to network. Careers If you aspire to become a psychologist or are interested in research, your experience at Saint Mary's will prepare you to further your education and earn a master’s degree or PhD. An undergraduate degree with a major in psychology from Saint Mary's could also lead you to careers in personnel, human resources, and organizational communication, or other departments of business. In a social situation, especially in the workplace, your ability to understand people on a psychological level is critical. Your specific area of interest will ultimately determine what you do with your degree, and the faculty at Saint Mary's College is here to help make that happen. Requirements The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Psychology is offered through the Psychology and Communicative Disorders department. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology (35 hours) Highly Recommended to fulfill General Education Requirements MATH 104 Finite Mathematics BIO 103-104 Biology & Human Values I & II or BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I & II One of the following: PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen All of the following: PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology PSYC 324 Statistics in Psychology PSYC 325 Research Methods in Psychology PSYC 339 Physiological Psychology PSYC 495 Senior Seminar in Psychology Two of the following: PSYC 319 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies PSYC 323 Psychology of Personality PSYC 326 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 381 Clinical Psychology Two of the following: PSYC 332 Animal Learning and Cognition or PSYC 342 Historical Roots of Modern Psychology PSYC 337 Social Psychology PSYC 364 Cognitive Psychology One of the following (or any course not taken from the categories above): PSYC 302 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging PSYC 304 Psychology of Child and Family in Contemporary Society PSYC 305 Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSYC 354 Social Ecology PSYC 360 Psychology of Law PSYC 362 Psychological Testing and Measurement PSYC 386 Practicum in Clinical and Community Psychology PSYC 389 Practicum in Teaching Psychology PSYC 390 Special Topics in Psychology PSYC 402 Psychology of Women PSYC 403 Psychology of Adolescence PSYC 437 Psychology of Violence PSYC 438 Stereotyping and Prejudice PSYC 485 Independent Research in Psychology PSYC 497 Independent Study in Psychology Outcomes In a social situation, especially in the workplace, your ability to understand people on a psychological level is critical. An undergraduate degree with a major in psychology from Saint Mary's could lead you to careers in personnel, human resources, and organizational communication, or other departments of business. Our psychology graduates are school psychologists, a corporate learning coach, behavioral paraprofessionals, and occupational therapists at companies and organizations like Abbot Laboratories, Beaumont Hospital, and the Michigan National Guard. Psychology majors have pursued advanced degrees at Bowling Green State University, Indiana University, Marquette University, and the University of Kentucky. The Career Crossings Office can provide you with more information about life after Saint Mary's along with the guidance and tools to help you reach your goals. [-]

BA Social Work

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

Social work courses will teach you how to apply problem-solving techniques to help people navigate social systems and improve their lives. Through the field education component—a supervised internship in your senior year—you will experience the profession first-hand and learn more about your interests to help you plan your career. Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the program provides a... [+]

BA Social Work Social work courses will teach you how to apply problem-solving techniques to help people navigate social systems and improve their lives. Through the field education component—a supervised internship in your senior year—you will experience the profession first-hand and learn more about your interests to help you plan your career. Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the program provides a professional curriculum based on national standards. The social work major not only prepares you for employment in social work practice, but also provides you with the opportunity for advanced placement in Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) programs, as well as access to licensure in the state where you wish to practice. "Saint Mary's inspired me to make a difference in the world and prepared me to excel at a highly competitive graduate school. I am proud to have been a part of this community and remain attached to it through the life-long friends I made there." —Anne Rueth '06 Writing in the Major Your work as a professional social worker will be enhanced by your ability to communicate effectively and to analyze social issues through a critical and comparative perspective. To fulfill the College’s advanced writing proficiency requirement, each student is evaluated through materials presented during her senior year. Senior Comprehensive Examination As a senior, you will be required to demonstrate your competency in the required curriculum areas by presenting your senior comprehensive portfolio. Hands-on Learning Field education is a key component of the Saint Mary’s social work program curriculum. Working with the field practicum coordinator, you will learn more about yourself, your interests, and your skills, enabling you to better focus your career objectives. Regional field placements are made over the course of two semesters in the senior year. In these placements, you will be working with agencies such as the YWCA, South Bend Community School Corporation, local hospitals, or Child Protective Services, two days per week. National field placements will put you in the field four to five days per week in the spring semester. Past social work majors have also participated in immersion experiences overseas and around the United States. Accompanied by Professor JoAnn Burke, social work students traveled to El Salvador to explore a different reality and learn how women advocate for the poor and marginalized. Careers You will be prepared for a variety of social work professions. Social work is a profession much in demand and employment for social workers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. Saint Mary’s graduates are pursuing careers in a multitude of areas: administrative positions in federal, state, or non-profit agencies; clinical social work positions; school social work; international, national, and local policy and advocacy; research; and social work education. Child welfare, gerontology, health care, public welfare, and forensic social work offer you additional career opportunities. Requirements The Social Work department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in social work. Students with dual majors are required to complete the field practicum requirements and SW495. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Social Work (60 hours) All of the following: SW 202 Intro to Social Work SW 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I SW 236 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SW 331 SW Practice I: Micro Methods SW 332 SW Practice II: Mezzo Methods SW 333 SW Practice III: Macro Methods SW 334 Social Welfare Policy and Service SW 340 Working with Diverse Populations SW 430 Social Work Research Methods SW 486-487 Social Work Field Practicum I & II SW 488-489 Social Work Field Practicum Seminar I & II SW 495 Integrative Seminar Senior Comprehensive Portfolio and Oral Examination Required Supporting Courses BIO 105 Cells to Self or BIO 106 Mendel, Darwin, and the World We Live In PSYC 156 Intro to Psychology MATH 114 Introduction to Statistics or PSYC 201 Statistics in Psychology or SOC 372 Sociological Statistics Two of the following: Other courses may be substituted with permission from the student’s departmental advisor. SW 341 Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexuality Across the Lifespan SW 342 Intercultural Leadership Development SW 360 Health and Human Services Administration SW 362 Perspectives in Gerontology SW 370 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse SW 390 Special Topics in Social Work Outcomes You can make a difference in people’s lives through your work, being a leader for social justice. Whether you pursue a master’s degree—like 85 percent of Saint Mary’s social work graduates—or enter the work force immediately after graduation, you will be prepared to meet the emerging needs of society. Our social work graduates are child welfare specialists, clinical social workers, a director of marketing, therapists, and social workers at organizations and institutions like Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis), Central Indiana Council on Aging, Real Services, Inc., and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Social work majors have pursued advanced degrees at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Washington University (St. Louis) George Warren School of Social Work, and the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work. The Career Crossings Office can provide you with more information about life after Saint Mary's along with the guidance and tools to help you reach your goals. [-]

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BBA Management Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Notre Dame

As a business major, you will develop strong quantitative, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills while exploring international business and learning to become an ethical leader in the workplace. In pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as a major in business administration, you can choose a concentration in management information systems... [+]

BBA Management Information Systems As a business major, you will develop strong quantitative, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills while exploring international business and learning to become an ethical leader in the workplace. In pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as a major in business administration, you can choose a concentration in management information systems. "Saint Mary's offered the nurture and support that allowed me to achieve higher goals, achievements, and personal development. Professionally, I feel that the education received in accounting was excellent, creating a framework of concepts to be remembered when studying for the exam. I feel that I would not be the articulate, confident woman I am if I had not attended this college." —Anna Gilsinger-Marshall '06 Writing in the Major To satisfy the Department of Business Administration and Economics Advanced Writing Proficiency (grads call this "getting their 'Advanced W'") requirement, you must demonstrate writing proficiency in your chosen discipline. This requires you to compile a portfolio of three accepted papers from department courses. For a business administration major, at least one of the three papers must be in a course in your concentration. Senior Comprehensive Examination In accordance with the policy of Saint Mary’s College, a comprehensive examination is administered to all students during their senior year. The Comprehensive Examination gives you a chance to demonstrate competence in your chosen major and concentration. Since the examination is given in January of the senior year, you are encouraged to complete as many major requirements as possible by the end of the first semester of your senior year. Hands-on Learning Faculty members have all worked outside academia, and bring real-world experience and expertise to their teaching. Small class sizes mean more one-on-one attention and allow you to form close ties with faculty and fellow students. Business majors undertake internships with a multitude of companies, both paid and for academic credit. Saint Mary’s alumnae have outstanding career opportunities in the business world, assuming high-level leadership positions in a variety of organizations. Careers Saint Mary’s alumnae are employed by a great number of internationally known corporations, such as Nabisco, Eli Lilly, Hormel Foods, Bank of America, Reader’s Digest, State Farm Insurance, Xerox Corporation, Dun and Bradstreet, United Airlines, KPMG Peat Marwick, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, and IBM. Requirements Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Management Information Systems (54 hours) Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in: BUAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting BUAD 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting BUAD 221 Principles of Management BUAD 231 Principles of Marketing ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics BUAD 241 Personal Ethics and Corporate Culture BUAD 312 Principles of Finance BUAD 341 Statistical Applications BUAD 344 Business Law I BUAD 446 Strategic Management One 300/400 level BUAD course All of the following: CPSC 102 Spreadsheets CPSC 103 Introduction to Computers CPSC 207 Computer Programming One of the following: CPSC 417 Systems Analysis and Design CPSC 429 Database Systems Two of the following:(or with approval an alternate 300 or 400 level CPSC course) Required supporting courses: MATH 114 Introduction to Statistics CSPC 102-103 Spreadsheets, Introduction to Computers; or CSPC 207 Computer Programming [-]

BBA Marketing

Campus Full time USA

As a business major, you will develop strong quantitative, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills while exploring international business and learning to become an ethical leader in the workplace. In pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as a major in business administration, you can choose a concentration in marketing... [+]

BBA Marketing As a business major, you will develop strong quantitative, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills while exploring international business and learning to become an ethical leader in the workplace. In pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as a major in business administration, you can choose a concentration in marketing. "Saint Mary's offered the nurture and support that allowed me to achieve higher goals, achievements, and personal development. Professionally, I feel that the education received in accounting was excellent, creating a framework of concepts to be remembered when studying for the exam. I feel that I would not be the articulate, confident woman I am if I had not attended this college." —Anna Gilsinger-Marshall '06 Writing in the Major To satisfy the Department of Business Administration and Economics Advanced Writing Proficiency (grads call this "getting their 'Advanced W'") requirement, you must demonstrate writing proficiency in your chosen discipline. This requires you to compile a portfolio of three accepted papers from department courses. For a business administration major, at least one of the three papers must be in a course in your concentration. Senior Comprehensive Examination In accordance with the policy of Saint Mary’s College, a comprehensive examination is administered to all students during their senior year. The Comprehensive Examination gives you a chance to demonstrate competence in your chosen major and concentration. Since the examination is given in January of the senior year, you are encouraged to complete as many major requirements as possible by the end of the first semester of your senior year. Hands-on Learning Faculty members have all worked outside academia, and bring real-world experience and expertise to their teaching. Small class sizes mean more one-on-one attention and allow you to form close ties with faculty and fellow students. Business majors undertake internships with a multitude of companies, both paid and for academic credit. Saint Mary’s alumnae have outstanding career opportunities in the business world, assuming high-level leadership positions in a variety of organizations. Careers Saint Mary’s alumnae are employed by a great number of internationally known corporations, such as Nabisco, Eli Lilly, Hormel Foods, Bank of America, Reader’s Digest, State Farm Insurance, Xerox Corporation, Dun and Bradstreet, United Airlines, KPMG Peat Marwick, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, and IBM. Requirements Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing (54 hours) Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in: BUAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting BUAD 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting BUAD 221 Principles of Management BUAD 231 Principles of Marketing ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics BUAD 241 Personal Ethics and Corporate Culture BUAD 312 Principles of Finance BUAD 341 Statistical Applications BUAD 344 Business Law I BUAD 446 Strategic Management One 300/400 level BUAD course Four of the following: BUAD 331 Advertising and Promotion BUAD 333 Marketing Research BUAD 334 Buyer Behavior BUAD 342 New Venture I BUAD 345 Business Communication BUAD 432 International Marketing BUAD 434 Sales Management and Professional Selling BUAD 435 Marketing Management BUAD 443 Small Business Consulting Required supporting courses: MATH 114 Introduction to Statistics CSPC 102-103 Spreadsheets, Introduction to Computers; or CSPC 207 Computer Programming [-]

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